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Christmas at war: 1914 - Gifts for injured soldiers article icon

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Christmas at war: 1914 - Gifts for injured soldiers

Small kindnesses for troops recovering from their injuries in Manchester - and a surfeit of pudding.

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After Manchester: The strength of the city

Even as it coped with the shock, Manchester and its people displayed their strength of character. Caroline Cheetham tells how a Northern city rallied in the streets, and on social media.

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After Manchester: Pause, and carry on

The terror attack in Manchester has brought a temporary halt to the 2017 General Election campaign. But when politics resumes, we're going to have to face some tough questions, believes Andy Price

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After Manchester: What are the challenges for security services?

The apparent sophistication of the terror attack on the Ariana Grande gig builds pressure on security services, says Dan Lomas.

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Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester-based academics explain why.

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Election days: 1908 - Churchill challenged by the women

At the start of the 20th Century, it was expected that MPs granted a seat in cabinet would seek re-election before taking up the posts. Winston Churchill, offered the Presidency of the Board Of Trade, found himself fighting a by-election on behlaf of the Liberals in Manchester North West. His candidancy became a target for Suffragette action.

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Some merits of Manchester

In Manchester, William is struck by the city's dignity - and woollen socks.

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Budget 2015: The Experts Respond

A range of reactions to George Osborne's Summer 2015 budget, ranging from the impact on adoption, through defence, to questions of work, tax and welfare.

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Great Ancoats Street, Manchester: cottonopolis to urban village

What are the stories behind this unique 'urban village'? From the largest mills of Manchester's 19th century industrial era to slum dwellings in the 1920s. 21st century Ancoats sees revamped canals, squares and modern, stylish apartments.

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The birth of Coronation Street

Has Coronation Street always been the nation's favourite? Writing at the time of the show's 50th anniversary, the OU's Mark Banks explains how Tony Warren's idea captured a slice of British social history.

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Commuting across the continent

Cheap air fares and bargain property prices make commuting within the EU a feasible proposition. But the price differentials may not last and there are pitfalls to avoid.

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Wittgenstein

Jonathan Rée introduces the life and work of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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