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6 things we learnt from the weekend polls

09:51, 22 February 2015 By Martin Belam Youth unemployment, racism, and the suprising number of Ukippers who like investing in wine It’s the weekend, so everybody is publishing their polls. We’ve looked a little bit deeper into the data for you to find six things that stand out. 1. The two main parties are still […]

Brrr-ace yourselves! Four inches of snow expected as freezing temperatures and strong winds create blizzard conditions

SNOW Weather warnings have been issued for the north of England and Scotland, with the Midlands and Northern Ireland also affected Hudson River freezes as plunging temperatures grip New York

our more Baby Ps: Boys from same city suffer horrific deaths within year after social services failings

22:30, 21 February 2015 By Nicola Fifield Months before the boys died, officials responsible for child safety were warned they needed to improve in 94 areas to prevent a tragedy like the Baby P case Getty / PA / SolentTragic: Social services failed these tots Four children from the same city suffered horrific deaths within […]

Watch: Hillsborough inquests review – Police Federation secretary accused of ‘peddling lie’ ; Gate C ‘may been opened to let fan out’

  This week the Hillsborough inquests heard from witnesses including the former secretary of the South Yorkshire Police Federation Paul Middup. Mr Middup was asked about comments he gave to the press after the disaster in which he described a “mob” of fans who were “tanked up”. He told the court he was repeating what […]

Hillsborough campaigners speak out against standing in football stadiums

Hillsborough campaigners have spoken out about proposals to introduce standing at football stadiums – after a survey showed nine out of 10 fans supported the idea. The YourVoice poll showed 96% of the 2,364 fans asked agreed they would welcome a section of ‘safe standing’ at British stadiums. All-seater stadiums were rolled out across the […]

Woman who leaked details about James Bulger’s killers claims her jail term should be cut

A woman who laundered cash gleaned from selling illicit details about one of James Bulger’s killers claimed her jail term should be cut – because she misheard the judge when he sentenced her. Lynn Gaffney, 40, was among a group prosecuted over the leaking of details about Jon Venables, who was convicted of murdering the […]

Revealed: How our globe-trotting MPs went on trips worth £125,000 to 35 different countries

From left: Labour’s Simon Danczuk and Ivan Lewis, and Tory Graham Brady Globetrotting Greater Manchester MPs have been on £125,000 worth of foreign trips over the current parliament, the M.E.N. can reveal – while Rochdale’s Simon Danczukis the top media earner. Labour’s Mr Danczuk has earned more from newspapers and publishing since the summer than […]

Manchester pubs of the past: 44 more images of city hostelries

VIEW GALLERY Last week we brought you an evocative collection of photographs showing Manchester pubs from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Some of them were long gone, others were still thriving – and it proved hugely popular among readers. So we’ve had another delve into Manchester Council’s local image archives to bring you even more […]

Labour MP claims his party would win his seat even its candidate was a ‘raving alcoholic sex paedophile’

Austin Mitchell claimed there was ‘no chance’ Labour will lose Great Grimsby, where he is standing down after four decades as MP.

What a Fuhrer-ore: Plan to call a road in Cornwall ‘H….. Walk’ has been axed after flood of complaints 

The seaside town of Mevagissey in Cornwall has dropped the plans to call a road H….. Walk after it attracted widespread condemnation. The Jewish community of Cornwall, branded their plans ‘ludicrous’ and said he was ‘astonished and perplexed as to why anyone in this day and age would put up a sign like that’. But […]