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Stalemate for Logan Paul and KSI in hyped YouTube boxing match

Rematch already arranged after fight between vlogging stars declared a draw after six rounds The boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul was set to be, at least according to the hype, “the biggest event in internet history”. But in the end, i…

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Neville Southall as a source of hope | Brief letters

Manchester town hall | Funeral ads | Atheist appeals to God | Neville Southall | Dom BessWhile I am broadly in agreement with Simon Jenkins about the government getting it wrong on urban renewal in the regions (Relocating a few TV execs won’t revive ou…

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Sir Alex Ferguson: messages of support flood in

No update as yet on condition of former Manchester United manager after brain haemorrhageManchester United players past and present have offered support for “father figure” Sir Alex Ferguson as the football world waited for news on his recovery from a …

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Sir Alex Ferguson: Manchester United fans voice shock over brain haemorrhage

Club supporters devastated after hearing former manager had emergency surgeryArms folded, Sir Alex Ferguson’s statue stares determinedly across the Bridgewater canal and into the distance. From the Old Trafford stand bearing his name, the bronze monume…

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‘Utter greed’: Bolton Ryder Cup plan runs into local opposition

Residents and conservationists criticise £240m hotel and homes scheme, which rests on hosting 2026 golf tournamentAmbitious plans to bring golf’s Ryder Cup to Bolton have swung off course after 10,000 residents, MPs and conservationists called on the g…

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Manchester residents oppose Gary Neville’s redevelopment plans

Ex-United player wants to build sports university but locals object to takeover of green beltGary Neville’s plans to transform Manchester have again been met with opposition after hundreds of residents objected to proposals by Manchester United’s “clas…

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Still feeling the pain of the Munich air disaster | Letters

Readers respond to coverage of the 60th anniversary of the plane crash that killed eight Manchester United players, three of the team’s staff, eight journalists and four othersI read with sadness the articles about the Munich air disaster 60 years…

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Police concerned for Clarke Carlisle after ex-footballer reported missing

Ex-Burnley player last seen by his family in Preston on Thursday and may have been in Manchester on Friday morningPolice have said they are growing increasingly concerned for the former footballer Clarke Carlisle after he was reported missing.The ex-Bu…

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Gary Neville: hotel for homeless was purely the right thing to do

Former Manchester United star resubmits plans for controversial St Michael’s development, including flats, hotel offices and restaurant

It was one of the more unexpected football headlines of recent years: Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs opening a “hotel for the homeless”.

The Manchester United stars-turned-property developers had allowed a group of 50 rough sleepers to camp out in one of their most prestigious buildings in Manchester city centre for the winter.

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Rio 2016 ‘heroes parade’ gatecrashed by impostors in Manchester

Men claimed to be Team GB fencers before admitting to having blagged way on to float for Olympic athletes

Two impostors managed to sneak on to a float for Olympic athletes during the official Rio 2016 “heroes parade” in Manchester, the British Olympic Association has confirmed.

The two men initially told a TV journalist that they were in the Team GB fencing team before they admitted they had blagged their way on to the parade buses, which was carrying the women’s hockey team and modern pentathlon athletes.

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‘You can feel the atmosphere’: Britain’s Olympians and Paralympians enjoy rainy victory parade

400 athletes parade their record haul of 214 medals through Manchester as crowds flock to celebrate their success – despite the weather

It started with a firework spectacular on the sun-drenched beaches of Rio de Janeiro, and it ended – with no less of a party – on the rain-soaked streets of Manchester.

Tens of thousands of Britons scaled statues, donned ponchos and packed the city’s historic Albert Square to salute the country’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes in a jubilant, if damp, outpouring of pride and patriotism.

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Zorya CEO: Manchester is a dirty city where men kiss in the street

• Sergei Rafailov made comments after Europa League defeat to United
• ‘I went out for a walk in the evening and there were masses of drunk people’

Zorya Luhansk’s chief executive has described Manchester as a “dirty city” where “men kiss in the street” after last week’s Europa League defeat to Manchester United.

Sergei Rafailov saw the Ukrainian side lose 1-0 to United at Old Trafford after a goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. After the match, the CEO was quoted by BBC North West Tonight as saying: “Manchester is a dirty city, full of drunks and men kissing in the street” and he has since elaborated on the comments on Zorya’s official website.

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Plane carrying Manchester City staff evacuated on airport runway

• Staff, sponsors and journalists told to “leave stuff and go”
• Air conditioning fault causes evacuation on Manchester airport runway

A plane carrying Manchester City staff, including club ambassador and former player Mike Summerbee, plus sponsors and travelling journalists heading to Bucharest for Tuesday’s Champions League play-off against Steaua was evacuated on the runway at Manchester airport on Monday morning.

The flight was due to take off at 10.30am BST and was around 60% full when a smoke-like haze appeared in the cabin.

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No one wants Manchester United fake bomb fiasco to become a smokescreen | Marina Hyde

A full inquiry into Sunday’s Old Trafford postponement – as called for by the local police commissioner – seems absurdly overblown, and even risks overshadowing the ‘Allahu Akbar’ training incident at the Trafford Centre

With the best will in the world, these feel like degrading times for the Manchester United royal warrant, once the gold standard for everything from wine to logistics. Last week’s needlessly late arrival of the team bus to Upton Park brought questions for Bulova, “The Official Timekeeping Partner of Manchester United”. But at least United were at that stage still on schedule to finish the season on time. Since then, you may have discerned a little upset caused by what we’ll class as The Official Security Search Experts of Manchester United.

In days gone by, time itself appeared to be a client state to the club, with temporal laws subservient to a higher form of measuring: Fergie time. Back then, United would finish top in April. Now, they’re coming fifth in the second half of May. None of the above is meant to give the club what their own sources are promising the relevant “idiot” at Security Search Management and Solutions – namely, “a right kicking”. But I can’t help feeling that much of the angst and the anger flying around isn’t really about the pretend pipe-bomb fiasco, but about the post-Ferguson fiasco. Training devices are just something else to add to the long list entitled What We Talk About When We Talk About Fergie. Bombs in the bogs are the latest thing that many reckon “wouldn’t have happened under Sir Alex”, though the thing of all things is obviously Europa League football. The training device is just a plot device. (Sorry.)

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Manchester United fans should be compensated for ‘bomb scare’, says MP

Kate Green says people who travelled to the abandoned Old Trafford game should not be left out of pocket

Fans who attended the Old Trafford football match that was abandoned after a fake bomb was found should not be left out of pocket, a local MP has said.

Manchester United’s final Premier League game of the season against Bournemouth was called off on Sunday, and the 75,000-seater stadium evacuated, after the discovery of a suspect device that later turned out to have been left over from a training exercise four days earlier. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 8pm.

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Manchester United’s fake bomb ‘fiasco’ at Old Trafford – video report

Old Trafford was evacuated on Sunday amid fears of a bomb scare, forcing the Premier League match between Manchester United and Bournemouth to be postponed until Tuesday. Police say the bomb was found to be a prop device left behind following a training exercise

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Manchester United fake bomb ‘fiasco’: call for full investigation

Police commissioner demands inquiry after discovery of apparent explosive device at Old Trafford forces match to be abandoned

There are calls for a full inquiry after Manchester United’s final Premier League game of the season was abandoned following the discovery of an apparent explosive device that later turned out to be a fake bomb planted as part of a training exercise.

Greater Manchester’s police and crime commissioner, Tony Lloyd, said it was necessary to find out how the bogus explosive came to be left behind by a security company.

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Jamie Vardy launches football academy in Manchester – video

Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy explains the reasons behind the opening of his V9 Academy in Manchester. Vardy says he was rejected for a football scholarship in his youth and hopes the V9 Academy will help youngsters to be discovered an…

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Jamie Vardy launches football academy in Manchester – video

Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy explains the reasons behind the opening of his V9 Academy in Manchester. Vardy says he was rejected for a football scholarship in his youth and hopes the V9 Academy will help youngsters to be discovered an…

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Wet stuff: Eric Cantona set for Full Monty-ish synchronised swimming film

The 48-year-old footballer-turned-actor is returning to Manchester for new film about an unemployed man setting up a swim team in 80s Britain

Eric Cantona is heading back to Manchester to make a new film about synchronised swimming called The Mermaid Men.

The actor, who played for Manchester United between 1992 and 1997, is taking the lead in the comedy, said to be reminiscent of The Full Monty, as an unemployed man setting up a swim team in 80s Britain. His character hopes to win an international competition in honour of his dead wife.

Related: Eric Cantona’s kung-fu kick 20 years on – the night that changed football forever

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