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The new church will be cited next to the Aquatics Centre. Photo: Lisa Murgatroyd

Mormons to open church on Oxford Road

Alcohol-free chapel in the heart of Manchester’s student land will open in 2014

By donating £1 with every restaurant bill, Mancunians can "help those most in need this winter.” Photo: SamPac @Flickr

Restaurants ask customers to donate to the homeless for Christmas

A campaign returns to Manchester asking restaurant customers to add £1 to their bill to help the homeless this winter

Jeanette Winterson also held a public talk on gender and the imagination. Photo: University of Manchester

Manchester’s award-winning Creative Writing professor

Manchester’s Jeanette Winterson wins Independent Booksellers Book Prize and is Stonewalls’ Writer of the Year

John Rylands Library been named Manchester’s ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year.' Photo: Joe Sandler Clarke

News in brief – 12th November

A top tourism award, buses fuelled by household waste and 500 calls to the fire brigade on Bonfire Night

4G network went live in Manchester last week, one of 11 cities in the country to get the new service  Photo: David Jones @Flickr

4G goes live in Manchester

UK’s largest mobile network provider launches next generation of service

Public sector workers would have pay adjusted based on the region they live in. Photo: Alena Eis

Academics condemn regional pay proposals

60 academics signed a letter calling on the government to drop the plans

Manchester Museum unveils a new exhibition to mark 100 years since its opening. Photo: Adam Rossano

News in brief – 5th November

Mancunian zombies, a million pound exhibition and a WWI bomb found in Didsbury

Shisha bars on the Curry Mile have been breaching the national indoor smoking ban but want Manchester City Council to 'compromise.'

Shisha bars threaten strike on Curry Mile

Shisha bosses may strike if their compromises are not met in indoor smoking crackdown


Top high street clothing companies to blame for ‘horrors of Italian sweatshops’

-University of Manchester researcher condemns existence of Zara sweatshops
-H&M “expanding by following this model”
– Zara and H&M deny allegations

The £1m restaurant will offer valet parking and corporate transport

£1m restaurant to open on curry mile

Former MMU student Jaf Siddiqi hopes the restaurant will bring new clients to the area

The burglar has botched three robberies, including two at the same shop. Photo: GMP

Police hunt ‘bungling’ burglar

Police are searching for a burglar who botched three robberies in Gorton

Man City fans have complained over the huge booking fee on sold-out tickets. Photo: stella_gonzales2003 @Flickr

News in brief – 22nd Oct

Furious Man City fans, a cake-baking law graduate and GMP facing a large fine