Sport Radamel Falcao played for the Under-21s this week – and failed to impress Louis van Gaal

Radamel Falcao played for the Under-21s this week - and failed to impress Louis van Gaal

Robin van Persie will resume contract negotiations after Euro 2012

Kolo Toure hopes former Arsenal team-mate Robin van Persie joins him at Manchester City

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure believes former Arsenal team-mate Robin van Persie would boost their chances of winning the Champions League if he opted for a move to the Etihad Stadium.

'We've still got it,' declares Ian Brown last night in Manchester

Stone Roses reunion gigs net £23m

The Stone Roses generated £23m for the Manchester economy by reuniting for a three-day musical extravaganza in their hometown, experts have estimated.

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.

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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