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Steve Coogan on making 24 Hour Party People: ‘I did my climactic speech – then took half an E’
‘We re-created the Haçienda nightclub in a Manchester warehouse,’ says the film’s director, Michael Winterbottom. ‘It was chaos – people were crying because they were so nostalgic’

Interviews by Phil Hoad

06, Feb, 2023 @2:26 PM

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Prosecutors drop attempted rape case against Mason Greenwood
Manchester United footballer, 21, was charged with attempted rape offence last year

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

02, Feb, 2023 @3:48 PM

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Shirley Dynevor-White obituary
Other lives: Stage actor who went on to be a long-serving stage manager on the Coronation Street set

Tim Dynevor

25, Jan, 2023 @6:49 PM

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Rob Trueblood obituary
Other lives: Geography teacher and trade unionist who spent much of his spare time on local community campaigns

Chris Trueblood

23, Jan, 2023 @6:29 PM

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Fresh appeal and reward posted on anniversary of death of Kennie Carter, 16
Parents of boy stabbed in Manchester urge people to ‘do the right thing’ as police offer £50,000 reward

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @5:57 PM

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Manchester to open two homes for vulnerable children stuck in hospital
City council aims to undercut private operators and house children with complex needs rejected by other homes

Helen Pidd North of England editor

22, Jan, 2023 @3:52 PM

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Factory flaw: hunt for stolen 1977 sign that put Manchester on pop music map
The very first Factory club night was advertised with this poster. Now its designer wants it back to complete a major archive

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Constance Marten: estranged father of missing woman urges her to go to police
Aristocrat’s daughter and Mark Gordon, a registered sex offender in the US, and their baby have been missing for 12 days

Emily Dugan

19, Jan, 2023 @8:57 AM

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The Guardian view on Greater Manchester’s Atom Valley plan: growth outside the city | Editorial
Editorial: A project to revive the economic fortunes of former mill towns can be a model for the rest of the country


10, Jan, 2023 @6:41 PM

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Students at University of Manchester join rent strike over cost of living crisis
Organisers say they are seeking 30% monthly cut and that more than 150 people have signed up

Rachel Hall

09, Jan, 2023 @3:09 PM

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‘Is that a theatre?’ How Manchester built a dream space to leave the world behind
The former artistic director of the Royal Exchange reveals its extraordinary history – and the dramatic opportunities and unforgettable moments its unique design gave him

Greg Hersov

05, Jan, 2023 @8:00 PM

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23 for 2023: Observer writers’ culture highlights for the year ahead
From Rachmaninov to pop reunions, Beyoncé’s tour to Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, Spielberg to Sam Smith, our critics guide you through the next 12 months

01, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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