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Local news from in and around the Manchester area.


Live: Manchester Breaking News - April 19, 2014
Saturday 19th April, 2014 05:42 PM

Manchester Evening News' breaking news service


How 420 festival at Platt Fields is part of global celebration of cannabis
Saturday 19th April, 2014 05:00 PM

The festival, referred to as 420, brings together cannabis smokers and activists who want the drug to be legalised, with events around the world


Make the most of the Easter sun - it's not going to last
Saturday 19th April, 2014 04:08 PM

Manchester has been bathed in sunshine today but it will turn cloudy tomorrow with rain on the way on Monday


Picture gallery: Greater Manchester Police's most wanted - updated April 19
Saturday 19th April, 2014 03:11 PM

Our picture gallery shows you the people that Greater Manchester Police need your help to catch


Man arrested after drinkers slashed by knifeman as they left pub
Saturday 19th April, 2014 02:22 PM

A 38-year-old man has been arrested after a man and woman, both 30, were attacked behind the Duke of Edinburgh pub on Market Street in Royton, Oldham


Stunning portrait of Sir Alex Ferguson created with names of 218 United players he managed
Saturday 19th April, 2014 02:09 PM

An incredible picture of the legendary Scot by acclaimed artist Annemarie Wright uses the names of every player during his 26-year rule


Pictured: Man accused of trying to kill mum and son in bingo hall shooting
Saturday 19th April, 2014 01:41 PM

James Instone, 31, of Clayhill Walk, Blackley, appeared before Manchester magistrates charged with two counts of attempted murder, possession of a class A drug with intent to supply and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.


Twisting his melon: Bez celebrates 50th birthday with all-night rave
Saturday 19th April, 2014 11:51 AM

Happy Mondays' dancer donned an oversized top hat and gold medallion as he freaky danced into the early hours over at the Bangkok Bar on Princess Street in Manchester on Friday night.


Man and woman seriously injured in pub slashing attack
Saturday 19th April, 2014 10:53 AM

The pair, both 30, were attacked early today outside the Duke of Edinburgh pub on Market Street in Royton, Oldham.


Image released in hunt for man who sexually assaulted woman outside supermarket
Saturday 19th April, 2014 10:49 AM

A 21-year-old woman was bending down to pick up a crash helmet she had dropped outside Sainsbury's on Wilmslow Road when a man approached and sexually assaulted her


Pictured: Coronation Street cast go 'chav' for Michelle Keegan's farewell bash
Saturday 19th April, 2014 10:30 AM

Michelle Keegan  held a Manchester-themed bash to say farewell to cast and crew - with a chav dress code in honour of her streetwise character Tina McIntyre


Man charged after mum and son shot outside bingo hall
Saturday 19th April, 2014 09:13 AM

James Instone, 31, of no fixed abode was arrested after a dramatic armed swoop by police at a property on Finningley Road, Blackley, on Thursday.


Building firms fined £72,000 after workers injured in horror collapse of posh mansion
Saturday 19th April, 2014 06:00 AM

Trafford mansion floor caved in - injuring three workers


Pictured: Easter Fair at Daisy Nook Country Park in 1980
Saturday 19th April, 2014 06:00 AM

As families flock to the Daisy Nook Easter Fair this weekend, the M.E.N looks back at classic images from the event in 1980


Piccadilly Gardens campaign: Three out of four readers HATE the concrete wall, MEN survey reveals
Saturday 19th April, 2014 06:00 AM

We asked you for your views on Piccadilly Gardens concrete pavilion - and were bowled over by the response


Police to review arrest of man, 83, who was locked-up after he gave his wife painkillers
Saturday 19th April, 2014 06:00 AM

Officers were called after Walter Crompton, from Blackley, gave Eileen Crompton, his wife of 60 years, a ‘painkiller patch’ which contains morphine


Live: Manchester Breaking News - April 17, 2014
Friday 18th April, 2014 06:42 PM

Manchester Evening News' breaking news service


Watch: Rowetta starts Spinningfields duck race and helps thousands raise £20k for cerebral palsy charity Brainwave
Friday 18th April, 2014 06:04 PM

Over 6,000 people paid to enter a duck in the Spinningfields race, raising thousands for children's cerebral palsy charity Brainwave


Live: Manchester Breaking News - April 18, 2014
Friday 18th April, 2014 05:17 PM

Manchester Evening News' breaking news service


Cannabis festival: Park-goers say they will avoid Platt Fields during marijuana 'celebration'
Friday 18th April, 2014 04:30 PM

Mum Elisabeth Rose, 31, said she would not be taking her son Robin, who is five months old, to Platt Fields park because of the 'health implications'


What's on in Stockport this weekend: Easter special
Friday 18th April, 2014 04:07 PM

From Easter bonnet making to egg hunts - we've got it covered this weekend


Crocodile Joe reunites snake found in van with its owner
Friday 18th April, 2014 04:00 PM

Joe McQuade, known as Crocodile Joe, was called in to capture the five-foot long North American Red Corn snake


Live: Manchester Traffic and Travel – April 18, 2014
Friday 18th April, 2014 03:49 PM

All the latest from the roads and public transport through the day


Pictured: Wetherspoons pub damaged in blaze
Friday 18th April, 2014 02:33 PM

Customers and staff were evacuated from the Harbord Harbord pub in the centre of Middleton


Teenager shrugs off 'too muscly' tag to be picked as JD sports model
Friday 18th April, 2014 01:59 PM

Jada Clarke, 18, chosen from thousands to win year-long modelling contract