Fred Talbot faces 9 charges of incident assault and one serious sexual assault
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Tuesday 07 May 2013
Following Spurious and its sequel Dogma, Lars Iyer's Exodus concludes his witty trilogy about two errant academics, Lars and W., loosely based on Iyer himself and a fellow philosophy lecturer. Set in austerity-era Britain, the novels place this comic double act against a bleak backdrop of cuts to higher education. Throughout the three books, the bickering pair aspire to "pure thought" while being buffeted by market forces. Dogma saw W. lose his job, but by the beginning of Exodus he has been reinstated, in time for "our last lecture tour… the last dog and pony show".
Tuesday 30 April 2013
The University Of Manchester have become champions of BBC contest University Challenge for a fourth time, to equal the record set by Magdalen College, Oxford.
Return of the Hayemaker: British heavyweight David Haye sets up boxing showdown against Manuel Charr in Manchester
Sunday 28 April 2013
David Haye's second pursuit of the Klitschko brothers will start against Manuel Charr on 29 June, while the British heavyweight has confirmed a "long-term relationship" between his camp and promoter Eddie Hearn.
Friday 26 April 2013
A "predatory bully" who groomed a girl from the age of 12 or 13 and later had sex with her has been jailed for four years and three months.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Chris Beanland rewinds with the film's director Josh Johnson.
Friday 19 April 2013
The Week in Books
Thursday 18 April 2013
Meat Loaf has postponed another show on the UK leg of his Last At Bat farewell tour last night as his bandmates continue to struggle with ill health.
How to wash a child's brain: Designer Richard Littler creates fictional world based on terrifying public service films
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Somewhere in the north-west of England a town stuck in a hellish vision of the 1970s
Thursday 11 April 2013
Police in Manchester have arrested two people for an attack on a 16-year-old emo in the first recorded hate crime against followers of alternative subcultures.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Robert Edwards was the fertility pioneer whose work has led to the birth of more than five million children to couples who would otherwise not have been able to conceive. After more than 20 years of development, the In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) technique, developed by Edwards and his colleague Dr Patrick Steptoe, resulted in the birth of the first "test-tube baby" in 1978. The technique has since become commonplace and is now used in the conception of some one to two per cent of babies in the Western world.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Judge says it may have been a crazy scheme, ‘but it was a very real plan’
Wednesday 27 March 2013
A member of staff at a care home has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 73-year-old resident.
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Victim, who was also assaulted by Brewer's former wife, killed herself during trial
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Democracy 2015, the pressure group that aims to open up Parliament to representatives who are not career politicians, is to hold a series of public meetings to hear what people say about the UK’s drug problems.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Now... From now until 5 May, Kirker is offering three nights with breakfast at the Crillon le Brave, near Avignon, for £659pp. The deal includes BA flights from Heathrow to Marseille and car hire, so you can explore the rolling Provençal countryside around. Kirkerholidays.com
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 One Direction: Louis Tomlinson launching his own record label, has already 'signed two acts'