• Published on 24 May 2017 Sections UK

    During last night’s vigil, a performance from local poet Tony Walsh stood out. His poem, ‘This Is The Place’, captures the spirit of a city that is well known for so much – its people, its industry and, of course, its music. Dave Haslam is a writer and musician who DJ’d at the legendary Hacienda…

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections UK

    Salman Abedi is believed to have visited Libya, and possibly Syria, in recent months. But how much was known about him by the security services? It was suggested that he had been a “peripheral figure” in their monitoring of terrorist suspects. And if  he was missed, what of others in the suspected network?

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections UK

    On Wednesday Channel 4 News broadcast this live debate at a vigil for the Manchester bombing victims. When it was brought to our attention that the woman being interviewed by Krishnan Guru-Murthy was wearing a gun-themed t-shirt, we removed the online versions to investigate. We are now satisfied that the intention of that image is to subvert weaponry and is an anti-violence protest t-shirt.

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections UK

    A minute’s silence will be observed at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning in memory of those who died in Monday’s attack. After that, there’ll be a “phased return” to election campaigning.

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections UK

    South Manchester has become home to migrants from the east over many generations – more recently from countries like Syria, Somalia and Libya, which has a significant but fast-growing community. The streets were home too to the bomber, Salman Abedi, whose family came from Libya – and have gone back there. He’s known to have…

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections UK

    The Greater Manchester Chief Constable, Ian Hopkins, today confirmed that a serving officer was among the 22 people killed on Monday night. He said the immediate families of all those who had died had now been contacted and, although not all have yet been named, the stories of many of those victims are beginning to…

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections UK

    Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott, and Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman and former police officer, Lord Paddick, discuss the response to the Manchester bombing, including the decision to deploy soldiers at public places in London.

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections UK

    More armed officers are being bussed in, as Greater Manchester Police say they are now investigating a terror network.Those officers are being freed up around the country by the deployment of troops to guard key sites following the upgrading of the terror threat level from “severe” to “critical”.

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections UK

    Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon says the decision to raise the terrorism threat level was made independently and deploying troops in public places, to “backfill” for the police, was a “direct response” to this. He adds that the Government has increased the number of armed police officers in recent years.

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections UK

    Troops join police on the streets of London. The threat level rises to critical in the aftermath of the Manchester bombing.

  • Published on 6 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    One of the key issues in this week’s elections was housing – or rather the price of it . And nowhere more so than in booming Manchester – considered the engine of the northern powerhouse.

  • Published on 25 Apr 2017 Sections Health, Science, UK

    Scientists who’ve been testing samples of the synthetic drug spice, following an epidemic of use in Manchester, say those taking it are playing “Russian roulette”.

  • Published on 10 Apr 2017 Sections UK

    The hallucinogenic and highly addictive drug spice is causing chaos in Britain’s prisons and turning its users into a zombie-like state in city centres around the country. In Manchester, in particular, the problem is said to have reached epidemic proportions.  

  • Published on 28 Sep 2013 Sections Politics

    Can the Conservatives win back votes in the north?

    The Tories are back in Manchester. Political Correspondent Michael Crick looks at the challenges facing David Cameron and his team ahead of tomorrow’s party conference.

  • Published on 5 Dec 2012 Sections Business, UK

    The return of Manchester’s rag trade, and Osborne’s statement

    Manchester’s rag trade is booming – yes, really. Here’s what it means for the economy – and five more things to watch out for in Osborne’s autumn statement.