Sport Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he had not spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson since taking over at Cardiff City

Solskjaer said he had not spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson since taking over at Cardiff City

Tom Cleverley pictured in training

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley eager to put injury-hit season behind him

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley is keen to put a nightmare season behind him and look forward to starting afresh in August.

Danny Cipriani is to return to England

Danny Cipriani will return to England 'a better player and person'

Danny Cipriani believes he will return to England "a better player and a better person" following his 18-month stint with Melbourne Rebels.

Darren Fletcher will take an extended break from the game

Darren Fletcher targets return next season for Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is targeting a return to action next season.

Male nurse held in poison probe at hospital after notes 'changed'

Detectives investigating a spate of deliberate poisonings at a hospital have arrested a male nurse after it was discovered that medical records had allegedly been tampered with.

Phil Jones scored the only goal in the match with Aston Villa

Phil Jones happy with varying roles for Manchester United

Manchester United utility player Phil Jones is more than happy to be shuffled around the side if it means the team keeps on winning.

Salford University's digital campus: 'This is not a place you come to read books'

The campus not only offers students cutting-edge technology – it also places them at the heart of the new media industry. Jonathan Brown takes a tour

Stone Roses sell £12m of tickets in just 68 minutes

Excitement surrounding a Stone Roses reunion that many fans believed would never happen saw 150,000 concert tickets snapped up in 14 minutes yesterday.

Ed Miliband mobbed on Manchester visit

Ed Miliband braved heavy rain and heckles today as he took a walk around the streets of Manchester.

Ilona Catherine: True Mancunians love and respect Manchester

I haven't been alive long, but I can safely say that I have never been so scared, shocked and saddened by anything like this.

More arrests in sexploitation probe

Two more men have been arrested as part of a widespread investigation into child sex trafficking and exploitation.

Letter from the editor: A big thumbs-up

So, part two of your responses to the “how are we doing?” survey: the things you like.

Aegis to create 600 call centre jobs in Manchester

Six hundred call centre jobs are to be created in Manchester by Indian outsourcing firm Aegis.

The perfect watering hole

What’s your idea of the perfect beer garden? Is it beside the sea or in the heart of the city or countryside? Help us find the best and you could win a VIP trip for two to Ibiza

Paul Heaton debuts 'longest pop song ever'

At this year's Manchester International Festival, sometime Beautiful South and Housemartins singer Paul Heaton debuts what's being billed as the longest pop song ever. "The 8th" promises to be so much more than that, though. It's a theatrical performance, an ensemble concert and a suite of interconnected narratives and themes. Or "one song, eight different melodies," as Heaton has it.

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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz