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Chris Sievey, the man inside the iconic papier-mache head of Frank Sidebottom, died yesterday morning after collapsing at his home in Manchester.
Frank was a much loved Comic and Musician who first came to prominence around the time of the 'Madchester' music scene.
His career spanned three decades, during that time appeared on numerous television and radio shows for ITV, Channel 4, the BBC and Manchester's local station Channel M (where i had the pleasure of working with him) to name a few
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwCwyjucoFkChris Sievey, the man inside the iconic papier-mache head of Frank Sidebottom, died... more
One thousand volunteers are set to strip naked for a public photo shoot marking the 10th anniversary of the Lowry art gallery in Salford.
Spencer Tunick will photograph the models in eight different locations across Manchester and Salford...
http://www.ukwirednews.com/articles.php/56238-Tunick-tribute-to-Lowry-with-nudes-in-ManchesterOne thousand volunteers are set to strip naked for a public photo shoot marking the... more
Eleven people have been arrested in a massive investigation into alleged money laundering involving properties. Police assisted the Serious Organised Crime Agency in carrying out raids in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
Residential addresses and company premises were raided by officers. It is understood that prominent members of the financial and mortgage industry in the North West are being investigated as part of the probe.
One source said: “This could be huge and involve developers, solicitors, surveyors, and mortgage lenders.” The probe involves properties abroad as well as in Britain.Eleven people have been arrested in a massive investigation into alleged money... more
A man who brutally murdered a Liverpool nurse in her Greater Manchester home has been jailed for life.
Iman Saeed Ghaefelipour, 28, pleaded guilty to murdering Katie Cullen, 34, a nurse at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in October 2009.
Manchester Crown Court heard that Gahefelipour subjected his former girlfriend to 130 stab wounds at her house on Harcourt Street, Stockport.
He was sentenced to a minimum of 23 years in prison.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/8630114.stmA man who brutally murdered a Liverpool nurse in her Greater Manchester home has been... more
18 year old Chloe Goodman is described in the Telegraph as having ""celebrated'' guns and gangs and got a ''buzz'' out of associating with gang culture boasting she was ''looking after some heat'' for a local criminal.".
However Goodman and a 17 year old now face 2-3 years in jail for looking after guns for Daniel Brown who paid them £150 each. The police raided her house and found additional evidence with a text message that said ''Hiya Danny, make sure you shout out whenever you need a favour, hold it, safe, yeh.'' and photographs on her computer.18 year old Chloe Goodman is described in the Telegraph as having... more
Anger is brewing in Salford, Greater Manchester after an independent grass-roots magazine, the "Salford Star" was denied community funding from the local council.
Labour-run Salford City Council has denied funding to the independent publication which has caused outrage amongst local residents and the community.
The publication has vigorously dismissed the city council's claims that it is overlty political and criticise the local authority too much.The editor of the Salford Star has made it clear they are "Totally independent, is not aligned to any political party, and never tells anyone how to vote."
Local community groups including the Vertical Villages residents association, trade unions and even Salford Youth Council along with independent councillors have expressed their anger on the matter.
Independent councillor for Swinton South, Joe O'Neill stated "the Star in my view acts as a policeman for Local Government and is sadly missed for it’s content".
Rachel Cavendish and David Henry Co-chairs of Salford Youth Council told current: "This decision is outrageous, it's goes against everything the community committees are meant to work towards - we need the Salford star to be the voice for the people".
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http://keywords.dsvr.co.uk/freepress/body.php?subject=misc&doctype=news&id=2336Anger is brewing in Salford, Greater Manchester after an independent grass-roots... more
Four people from Greater Manchester have been arrested in connection with bringing more than 20 tonnes of Class A and Class B drugs into Britain.
Police believe they have smashed a smuggling ring responsible for importing drugs – including more than 4,500 kilos of cannabis – into the country over the past 18 months. Eight people were arrested by Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) officers this morning, on suspicion of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.
They include two men, aged 30 and 31, in Bolton, a 46-year-old man in Walkden, and a 27-year-old woman in Trafford Park. Two 52-year-old men were also arrested in Hampshire, a 26-year-old woman was arrested in Grimsby and a 25-year-old man in Hartlepool.
The suspects, being held in Greater Manchester, are alleged to have used ‘paper’ companies as a front for their activity and employed business service centres across the country to unwittingly receive packages of cocaine and cannabis on their behalf.Four people from Greater Manchester have been arrested in connection with bringing... more
Currently working as a freelance video artist in Manchester and Lincolnshire. I studied BA Photography, Film and Imaging and my graduation film 'Canned Food and White Paint' went on to be shortlisted for a 4Talent Award. Visit my website davidaohara.comCurrently working as a freelance video artist in Manchester and Lincolnshire. I... more
Ruby Wax openly talks about mental health issues.
Shy boy interviews Ruby Wax about mental health issues before his shyness and self-esteem event in Manchester. http://www.leadinglight.org.ukShy boy interviews Ruby Wax about mental health issues before his shyness and... more
(David Henry of OutRage! in Manchester)
Queer civil rights group OutRrage! is calling for a cruising tolerance zone in Manchester following a police crackdown on men who frequent the area, a well known meeting place for gay and bisexual men. The main page for this video can be found here http://www.g7uk.com/video-call-for-cruising-tolerance-zone.shtml and the image appears courtesy of GYUK.com(David Henry of OutRage! in Manchester)... more
Two children who died after being found unconscious in a flat in Manchester were strangled, tests have revealed.
Theo Molemohi, aged two, and his four-year-old sister Yolanda Molemohi were found by their mother at the flat in Whalley Range on Wednesday.
The pair were taken to hospital where they died later.
Their father was arrested, but is in hospital after collapsing in police custody. He was separated from the children's mother.
The detective said the couple, who moved to the UK from either South Africa or Zimbabwe in 2003, had some previous contact with agencies in the city.Two children who died after being found unconscious in a flat in Manchester were... more
"A trial of a scanner that produces "naked" images of passengers has begun at Manchester Airport.
Sarah Barrett, head of customer experience at the airport, said most passengers did not like the traditional "pat down" search.
At Manchester Airport's Terminal 2, where the machine has been introduced, passengers will no longer have to remove their coats, shoes and belts as they go through security checks.
Ms Barrett said: "This scanner completely takes away the hassle of needing to undress."
Ms Barrett said the black-and-white image would only be seen by one officer in a remote location before it was deleted.
"The images are not erotic or pornographic and they cannot be stored or captured in any way," she said.
Passengers could refuse to be scanned, she added."
Coming to an airport, school, court, amusement park, concert and sports venue near you. Makes you long for the days of profiling."A trial of a scanner that produces "naked" images of passengers has... more
Warning: This video contains language some may find offensive. It is not published to offend, nor to support the opinions of the EDL or other racist groups, but to expose the truth behind this growing UK far right group.
Saturday 10 October 2009: The English Defence League (EDL) appeared on the streets of the UK again, this time in Manchester.
Unite Against Fascism (UAF) called a counter protest to what they consider a fascist group with links to the British National Party (BNP) among others.
Despite a recent Guardian newspaper investigation exposing the links of the EDL to the far right (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/11/english-defence-league-chaotic-alliance) the group maintain they are not racist, not fascist and have a multicultural support of thousands, as their own video tries to promote (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sIamEP1LhE&feature=PlayList&p=14F3AC5F17BDA2D9&index=11).
But, as has been caught on film in their past protests, when EDL supporters chant, "Take your Allah and shove him up your arse", that single line is an offence to every single Muslim on the planet, not just those considered extremists.
Also on Saturday, as with other EDL manifestations, their supporters were caught yet again on film and photograph doing Nazi "seig heil" salutes and chanting racist rermarks like "If you all hate Pakis clap your hands".
Away from the main group EDL supporters clashed with UAF protestors and police. 48 people were arrested. The policing bill for the day was £200,000, employing some 500 officers and plenty of police dogs to keep the two protests apart, which led to several serious bite injuries on protestors of both sides and journalists.
News reports claimed more anti-fascist supporters were on the street than the numbers of EDL, some 1400 anti-fascists and 700 EDL supporters, but from this video it was a close call, with up to 1000 EDL members descending on Piccadilly Gardens by 5pm. Other EDL groups continued to roam the streets where several more clashes with local youths and riot police occurred.
The concern here is the massive increase in EDL supporters since the clashes in Birmingham. From the T-shirts it showed the EDL were willing to travel vast distances to protest - from places like Southampton, Bristol, Arsenal in London and Scotland - and showed the rapid increase in EDL divisions.
Another concern, shown clearly in the interview in this video - young white citizens, due to disillusionment with all other political parties, including the BNP - and the current economic and social ills - they are joining the ranks of the EDL, despite openly admitting there are racist elements in the group.
Previous EDL films
http://jasonnparkinson.blogspot.com/Warning: This video contains language some may find offensive. It is not published to... more
According to the Daily Mail Stephen Ireland spent £1,000 to change the Bentley insignia’s to Jessica’s initials JL, and £5,000 on the custom bright red lipped alloy wheels, that allows feature Jessica’s initials. Another £2,000 was spent on the custom red leather seats that feature a romantic message ‘To Jess Love From Stephen” to his girlfriend stitched into them inside a heart shape.According to the Daily Mail Stephen Ireland spent £1,000 to change the Bentley... more
Former BBC Correspondent and anti-corruption MP met with members of the local community at a public meeting in Eccles last night to share his experience of standing as an Independent candidate.
He was speaking at an event organised by the Hazel Must Go! campaign and was joined by members of a variety of community groups and political parties including the local Labour Party, Trade Unions and young people from Salford Youth Council who were very outspoken about how they feel disenchanted by the current political system.
Although he will not be standing in Salford, Bell called for "Local Champions" to come forward and stand against Blears. He also spoke about the Iraq War and described it as a "the worse decision ever made by a government".
Blears herself actual stood for election in his previous constituency of Tatton in 1980 against the rival he toppled - Neil Hamilton. Bell described to a packed-out hall how difficult it can be to mobilise support to oust MPs with strong majorities but speaking from experience he also said it has a chance considering the high-profile nature of the campaign and Hazel Blears herself.Former BBC Correspondent and anti-corruption MP met with members of the local... more
Tuesday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch the show here on CURRENT TV on Tues, Thurs & Sats.
In today's show :
A band round the top.
A tooth stain.
Flat screen telly.
A Tiger story.
Trouble with the email system.
A sour look on the face.
On the phone all night long.
What other smells ?
Scott must be nervous !
The dance floor was always full.
He rushes through the email.
No Bush beans in the UK.
WWW.UNITEDKINGDOMTALK.CO.UKTuesday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch the show here on... more
After the last quarrel, they just broke up: Noel leaves the Oasis and the last concerts of the tour are canceled. People in Milan are pretty upset. But he can't stand anymore his brother.After the last quarrel, they just broke up: Noel leaves the Oasis and the last... more
Manchester are at the top of the league for burglaries or so the Conservatives have claimed after they apparently unearthed some figures.
3.5% of households in the Greater Manchester area were targetted by burglars. In some areas, almost every street had a break-in.
You never see it on Corrie though, do you?
(Picture is of Bungle who, as far as we know, not a burglar)Manchester are at the top of the league for burglaries or so the Conservatives have... more