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  • School for LGBT pupils planned for Manchester (UK)

    01/20/2015 1:24:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Friday 16 January 2015 01.00 EST | Amelia Hill
    The first school in Britain for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people could open its doors within the next three years. Based in the centre of Manchester, the specialist state school plans to take 40 full-time students from across the area and will offer up to 20 part-time places for young people who want to continue attending a mainstream school. “This is about saving lives,” said Amelia Lee, strategic director for LGBT Youth North West, the youth work charity behind the plans. “Despite the laws that claim to protect gay people from homophobic bullying, the truth is that in...
  • Four year old cries a girl doesn't like her 'because I'm black'

    12/12/2014 2:18:32 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies ^ | 12-12-2014 | Christina Coleman
    ST. LOUIS -- A video of 4-year-old London James in tears has nearly eight million views on Facebook. The child is crying on camera saying a girl doesn't want to be her friend because she's black. Tomeka Merriweather says she recorded the video of her daughter on Thursday, December 4th, after she picked her up from Kidsplay. Kidsplay is a preschool and daycare facility in Manchester. Merriweather says she recorded the video to show the teachers that she wasn't making this up. She says at least three teachers at the daycare saw the video. "One of the teachers told me...
  • UK: Muslim child sex exploitation “now normal in parts of Greater Manchester”

    10/29/2014 9:20:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/29/14 | Robert Spencer
    This report doesn’t mention it (which in itself is telling), but 75%, and probably more (since it is so politically unacceptable to report such things), of these rape and sexual exploitation gangs are “Asian,” which is British Newspeak for “Muslim.” Despite the continuing horror of these revelations, the British continue to take this with equanimity, for to resist it would be “racist” and “Islamophobic.” “Child sexual exploitation ‘now normal in parts of Greater Manchester’: report,” by Helen Pidd, the Guardian, October 29, 2014 (thanks to JCD): Sexual exploitation of vulnerable children has become the social norm in some parts of...
  • The towns where exploiting children 'is the new normal': New police report reveals scale of sex

    10/30/2014 7:39:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 30, 2014 | Jaya Narain and James Tozer
    Child sexual exploitation has become the ‘social norm’ in some towns, a report warns today. Schoolgirls are routinely being approached by much older men who ply them with alcohol, drugs and gifts as a way of grooming them for sex, says the study commissioned by police. Figures in the report suggested almost 650 children reported missing in towns across Greater Manchester in 2014 were at risk of child sexual exploitation or serious harm. But despite almost 13,000 reports of child sex abuse in the past six years, only 1,078 people were convicted, figures from Greater Manchester Police revealed. The report’s...
  • Passenger plane escorted to Manchester airport over 'possible device' on board

    08/05/2014 5:50:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    A plane has landed at Manchester Airport in England after being escorted by the Royal Air Force, Manchester police confirm to Fox News.
  • Manchester United unveils new uniform with giant Chevrolet logo

    07/08/2014 8:09:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 7, 2014 | Evan Hilbert
    Manchester United, along with several English Premier League teams, unveiled its uniform for the 2014-15 season. It's your typical Man U look, with a Nike swoosh and crest on the front. There is something slightly different. Ah yes, a bit of white in the collar. That's it. Oh and a giant Chevrolet logo. That's also new.
  • Moyes is OUT! Glazers finally lose patience with Fergie's failed replacement and now United boss..

    04/21/2014 7:45:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2014 | Ian Ladyman
    David Moyes will be sacked by Manchester United in the coming weeks and could even go before the end of the day. United’s owners the Glazer family have finally lost patience with Moyes after a dismal season that has seen the reigning Barclays Premier League champions slump to seventh in the table. The final straw was Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Everton, their 11th in the Barclays Premier League this season, and a result that left the title holders down 13 points off the Champions League places.
  • The Tory Minister, a vicious feud and the gay sex party…paid for by you: Westminster braced…

    04/06/2014 10:48:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:10 EST, 6 April 2014 | Simon Walters and Glen Owen
    A Tory Minister is involved in an extraordinary row over claims that taxpayers’ money was used to fund gay sex parties. The politician is said to have been in a feud with a senior party official accused of using dating app Grindr to invite gay MPs and activists to his suite at the Conservative Party conference. The £70,000-a-year official, who is not an MP, has also been accused of bullying staff and being drunk on duty. He was disciplined after a formal investigation. …
  • Manchester police seize stun gun disguised as iPhone (UK)

    03/09/2014 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8 March 2014 | Last updated at 08:41 ET
    A stun gun disguised as a mobile phone has been seized from a 14-year-old boy in Manchester. Police said the weapon, which looks like a black iPhone and emits a strong electric shock, was found when the boy was searched. An officer suffered a shock as he examined it, but was not seriously hurt. A knife was also seized during the search, prompted after reports four teenagers were racially abusing a bus driver in Portland Street. …
  • (Manchester UK) Schoolboy gang locked up for savage attack on a man for being GINGER…

    02/12/2014 11:26:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:13 EST, 12 February 2014 | Lucy Crossley
    A gang of schoolboys dragged a cyclist from his bike before kicking him repeatedly as he cowered in the road - just because of his ginger hair. The four teenagers also subjected the 38-year-old to a torrent of vile abuse in the “relentless attack” and left him needing major surgery for a fractured jaw, a court heard. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how the gang had surrounded the victim at rush hour in the city’s center, and yelled “ginger ****” at him before the attack at a set of traffic lights. A witness said the boys were “almost dancing on him”,...
  • Ancient Egyptian statue has started MOVING (Video at link)

    06/23/2013 7:31:49 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 56 replies
    Daily Mail Uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 03:10 EST, 23 June 2013 | UPDATED: 05:46 EST, 23 June 2013
    Ancient Egyptian statue has started MOVING sparking fears it has been struck by a 'curse of the Pharaohs' It sounds like the something from the script of a Hollywood action adventure. But the 'mystery of the moving mummy' - which has seen an Egyptian statue mysteriously start to spin round in a display case - has spooked museum bosses. The 10-inch tall relic, an offering to the Egyptian God Osiris, was found in a mummy's tomb and has been at the Manchester Museum for 80 years. But in recent weeks, curators have been left scratching their heads after they kept...
  • Obama's ministry of propaganda (Pamela Geller shares 'great American moment' media ignored)

    06/10/2013 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | June 9, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Snip: U.S. Attorney Bill Killian gave a PowerPoint presentation on hate crimes and hate speech. From beginning to end, it was full of condescension, smears, charges that the crowd was racist and thinly veiled threats that truthful speech about Islam could be prosecuted. Never once did he address the fact that people aren’t concerned about Muslims because of racism and xenophobia, but because of the reality of jihad terror and the uniform denial and obfuscation, and victimhood posturing that follows from Muslim communities after every jihad attack. Killian even stooped so low as to claim a sharp rise in “religiously...
  • Fighter Jets Scrambled To Passenger Plane

    05/24/2013 6:22:37 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 58 replies
    The airline has confirmed it is for security reasons. There are understood to be 297 passengers on board. The plane was heading west towards Manchester when it was suddenly re-routed near York and headed back out to the North Sea, before travelling south to Stansted. It is believed to have now landed at the airport.
  • Five people murdered in Illinois town, suspect dead: police

    04/24/2013 2:16:11 PM PDT · by Alaska Wolf · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2013 | Mary Wisniewski
    Five people murdered in Illinois town, suspect dead: police By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Five people were slain early on Wednesday in Manchester, Illinois, and a suspect died after a shootout with police, Illinois State Police said. State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond confirmed the killings and also said that a 6-year-old girl had been injured and taken to hospital. Initial reports were that the victims had been shot, but Bond could not confirm this. State Police did not discuss any motive nor did they say if the victims were related. The Chicago Tribune reported, citing relatives, that they were...
  • Five Killed in Manchester, Illinois Shooting

    04/24/2013 6:32:37 AM PDT · by Doogle · 43 replies
    CBS ST.L ^ | 04/24/13 | CBS St L
    MANCHESTER, IL (KMOX) – KMOX News has confirmed earlier reports of a shooting in the small village of Manchester, Illinois that has left five people dead. Citing a source with the Illinois State Police, WLDS reports five people were killed and one suspect is in custody after a police chase. The mayor of Manchester has since confirmed that report to KMOX.
  • (CT) Legislator seeks law reducing school pool hazards

    01/04/2013 11:56:52 AM PST · by matt04 · 13 replies
    A key state lawmaker is pressing for stronger pool safety measures in Connecticut schools following the deaths of 2 students in swim classes last year. The Hartford Courant reports that state Rep. Stephen D. Dargan a West Haven Democrat who is House chairman of the Public Safety Committee, is introducing legislation to establish a uniform policy on school pool safety to reduce hazards. The newspaper said its review last year found that safety standards in children's swim classes vary throughout Connecticut. They range from stringent requirements governing state-licensed organizations and youth camps to more vague guidelines in public schools. Manchester...
  • Connecticut Woman Decides To Press Charges In Campaign-Stop Scuffle In New Hampshire

    01/11/2012 12:42:09 PM PST · by matt04 · 32 replies
    A Manchester woman said today that she has decided to press charges after a scuffle Sunday at a presidential campaign event for Republican candidate Newt Gingrich inside a Mexican restaurant in Manchester, N.H. Rebecca Burton, 43, says she was inside the restaurant when her sign, which said, "Occupy Hartford,'' was pulled away by a security aide for Gingrich. The candidate had not yet entered the room. "Before I knew it, the sign was ripped out of my hands, and I saw a gentleman walking away with it,'' Burton told The Courant. "He pushed me roughly, and he said, 'Get out....
  • Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media...

    12/05/2011 5:27:07 PM PST · by Cindy · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Quote: Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence | 311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Dec 6, 2011 2:00pm On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence will hold a hearing entitled "Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation." The Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building. Witnesses Mr. Evan F. Kohlmann Flashpoint Global Partners Mr. William McCants Analyst Analyst for the Center for Naval...
  • After Taking In Refugees for Years, a New Hampshire City (Manchester) Asks for a Pause

    11/26/2011 4:58:01 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 81 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2011 | ABBY GOODNOUGH
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — This city has long been a resettlement site for refugees, sent here by the State Department for a chance at a better life. More than 60 languages are spoken in the school system, with Somalis, Sudanese, Iraqis and other recent arrivals mixing with children whose ancestors came from Quebec to work in the mighty textile mills along the Merrimack River. But this year, after decades of taking in refugees, Manchester said, “Enough.” In a highly unusual move, Mayor Ted Gatsas and the city’s Board of Aldermen asked the State Department in July to halt resettlements here for...
  • MI6 'halted bid to arrest bin Laden'

    11/09/2002 6:34:08 PM PST · by ds2000 · 4 replies · 123+ views
    Startling revelations by French intelligence experts back David Shayler's alleged 'fantasy'about Gadaffi plot Martin Bright, home affairs editor Sunday November 10, 2002 The Observer British intelligence paid large sums of money to an al-Qaeda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate Colonel Gadaffi in 1996 and thwarted early attempts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. The latest claims of MI6 involvement with Libya's fearsome Islamic Fighting Group, which is connected to one of bin Laden's trusted lieutenants, will be embarrassing to the Government, which described similar claims by renegade MI5 officer David Shayler as 'pure fantasy'. The...
  • Mass Arrests of Activists in Manchester – Cameras Confiscated

    06/04/2011 5:40:40 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Free Keene ^ | June 4th | Ian Freeman
    At least seven liberty activists (including the entire Liberty on Tour crew) were arrested today in Manchester during a protest at Manchester PD. Police confiscated video cameras in an attempt to shut down coverage of their thuggery, but at least one video slipped out. More as we find it out:
  • Radical Muslim gang used stall at market to recruit young British men for Jihad in Afghanistan

    05/06/2011 3:58:15 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies
    Manchester Evening News ^ | May 05 2011 | John Scheerhout
    Radical Muslim gang 'used stall at Longsight market to recruit young British men for Jihad in Afghanistan', court told Undercover police infiltrated a gang of radical Muslims, which recruited young men to fight, kill and die in Afghanistan, a court heard. They used religious stalls at Longsight market, known as dawars, to distribute literature, CDs and DVDs aimed at converting young British men to Islam before grooming them for "Jihad" to fight coalition forces in Afghanistan, a jury was told. Two undercover police officers, known under the pseudonyms Simon and Ray, infiltrated a group of four radical Muslims during a...
  • Shoe-Bomb Conspirator Gets 13 Years - Saajid Badat conspiring with shoe-bomber Richard Reid

    04/22/2005 10:37:42 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 25 replies · 599+ views
    AP / ^ | April 22, 2005 | BETH GARDINER
    LONDON (AP) - A British judge Friday imposed a 13-year prison sentence on a man who admitted conspiring with shoe-bomber Richard Reid to blow up a U.S.-bound trans-Atlantic jet in 2001. Prosecutors said they believe British-born Saajid Badat, 25, may have backed out of an alleged plot with Reid, who was subdued by passengers when he attempted to detonate a bomb aboard an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami on Dec. 22, 2001. ``Turning away from crime in circumstances such as these constitutes a powerful mitigating factor,'' Judge Adrian Fulford said. ``It can take considerable courage to plead guilty...
  • Nobel Prize for physics goes to Manchester University scientists (for creating Graphene)

    10/05/2010 6:31:35 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/05/2010 | Ian Sample
    wo scientists at Manchester University have won the 2010 Nobel prize for physics for creating the thinnest possible flakes of carbon. The news that Andre Geim, 51, and Konstantin Novoselov, 36, had received the 10m Swedish-kronor (£1m) prize was announced today by the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Novoselov is the youngest Nobel laureate since 1973. Geim and Novoselov were both born in Russia and collaborated as PhD supervisor and student in the Netherlands before moving to Manchester University, one of Britain's top physics institutes. The scientists' breakthrough came from a deceptively simple experiment in 2004 that...
  • Basketball star John Amaechi in gay bar access row

    09/13/2010 12:55:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 Sept 2010 | Staff
    Former basketball star John Amaechi is considering legal action against a bar in Manchester's gay village that refused to let him in. The 39-year-old said a doorman at Crunch on Canal Street described him as "big, black and could be trouble". Mr Amaechi, who was out with friends on Friday, has complained to the council and demanded an apology from the bar. Crunch said entry was refused on safety grounds and called the allegations "outrageous and unfounded". Mr Amaechi's office has written to the club to seek an explanation for why he was refused entry. 'Issues of bigotry' "I want...
  • MI6 hired Al Qaeda men to kill Gaddafi: ex-official

    10/30/2002 8:14:44 AM PST · by ds2000 · 3 replies · 239+ views
    DAWN ^ | 10/30/02 | Martin Bright
    MI6 hired Al Qaeda men to kill Gaddafi: ex-official By Martin Bright LONDON: The British government will this week go to unprecedented lengths to stop a renegade counter-intelligence officer, David Shayler, from making his most devastating claim yet : that the Libyan Islamic cell paid by British intelligence agents to assassinate Colonel Gaddafi in February 1996 were members of Al Qaeda. The Libyan cell is believed to have included one of Osama bin Laden's most trusted lieutenants, Anas al-Liby, who remains on the US government's most wanted list with a reward of $25 million for his capture. Al-Liby lived in...
  • Multiple People Reported Shot In Manchester This Morning

    08/03/2010 6:32:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies · 9+ views ^ | August 3, 2010 | Biggirl
    MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say several people have been shot at a beer distribution company in Connecticut.
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
  • US officials: Al-Qaida operative tied to NY plot

    07/01/2010 3:50:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 57 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via ^ | June 30, 2010, 4:48 pm | Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    SNIPPET: "U.S. counterterrorism officials have linked one of the nation's most wanted terrorists to last year's thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system, authorities said Wednesday. Current and former counterterrorism officials said top al-Qaida operative Adnan Shukrijumah met with one of the would-be suicide bombers in a plot that Attorney General Eric Holder called one of the most dangerous since the 9/11 terror attacks."
  • Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding

    05/30/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 170 replies · 4,470+ views - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 05/31/2010 07:00 | By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
    "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding." By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ 05/31/2010 07:00 SNIPPET: "Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership in emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea. Passengers tried to grab weapons away from soldiers boarding the Gaza protest flotilla, starting the violence, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning, responding to accusations that Israeli commandos assaulted the ships guns blazing."
  • 'Bomb Bag' Exploded in West High Classroom

    05/06/2010 6:01:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 305+ views
    'Bomb bag' exploded in West High classroom New Hampshire Union Leader Staff 7 hours, 29 minutes ago MANCHESTER – SNIPPET: "Police determined from bag remnants that it was a novelty item for outdoor use only that contained sodium bi-carbonate and citric acid." SNIPPET: "The person who tossed the "bomb bag" into the classroom was identified by police as Ismael Bangs, 18, of Manchester, who the school resource officer had just escorted off school premises following his suspension for disrupting yet another classroom."
  • Nine Members of a Militia Group Charged with Seditious Conspiracy and Related Offenses

    03/29/2010 2:33:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 87 replies · 2,081+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Nine Members of a Militia Group Charged with Seditious Conspiracy and Related Offenses Six Michigan residents, along with two residents of Ohio and a resident of Indiana, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on charges of seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials, and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade and FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew Arena announced today. The five-count indictment, which was unsealed today, charges that between August 2008 and the...
  • Secret Report: Iran will Have Nuclear Bomb This Year

    01/26/2010 12:10:59 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 784+ views ^ | 1/25/2010 | Malkah Fleisher
    A secret intelligence dossier currently being reviewed by US, Israeli, German, and Austrian governments reveals secret Iranian tests and hierarchies of power dedicated to the successful development of a nuclear bomb, and predicts that Iran will have a primitive nuclear bomb by year's end. According to the classified document featured in an exposé by Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, Iran is well on its way toward obtaining its first nuclear bomb. The country's nuclear research program, it turns out, has a military wing answering to the Defense Ministry which the West was not aware of until now. Der Spiegel explained the...
  • Manchester terror suspects cleared to work as guards

    12/12/2009 8:32:32 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 6 replies · 500+ views
    Timesonliine ^ | December 13, 2009 | David Leppard
    Ten members of a suspected Islamist terror cell, said by MI5 to be plotting to blow up a shopping centre and a nightclub in Manchester, had been granted permission by the Home Office to work as security guards in Britain. The Pakistani students — who were never charged for lack of evidence — were arrested over an alleged plot to bomb Britain last Easter. Police believed they had conducted “hostile reconnaissance” of the Arndale and Trafford shopping centres and the Birdcage nightclub. It has now emerged that in the months before the alleged plot, the men were given licences to...
  • U.K. Counterterrorism Police Arrest Five Men

    11/16/2009 7:22:05 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 866+ views
    RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty ^ | November 16, 2009
    LONDON (Reuters) -- Counterterrorism detectives said they had arrested five men in early morning raids today in northwest England. They were being held on suspicion of committing terrorism offenses including inciting an act of terrorism overseas. Police said the suspects, aged 21, 26, 27, 52, and 62, were detained after swoops at homes in Manchester and Bolton, and at a hotel near London's Heathrow Airport. The properties were now being searched.
  • 'Tartan Taleban' Arrested as Terror Suspect in Pakistan

    04/13/2009 10:42:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 753+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 4/13/09 | Saeed Shah
    A SCOTTISH Muslim convert, dubbed the "Tartan Taleban", has re-emerged in Pakistan where he has reportedly been arrested as a terror suspect. Pakistan television paraded images of a man said to be James Alexander McLintock, who had been detained in the north-west city of Peshawar in late February. The 44-year-old father of four, originally from Dundee, converted to Islam in his 20s but came to international attention in December 2001 when he was arrested in Afghanistan on suspicion of being a foreign fighter. Mr McLintock was released five weeks later after strenuous denials of links to terror organisations and sent...
  • 'Manchester terror plot' suspect pictured for first time

    04/13/2009 10:44:15 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 925+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 13 2009 | Duncan Gardham and Aislinn Simpson
    The face of one of the Pakistani students arrested as part of an alleged Easter bomb plot to blow up shopping centres in Manchester can be revealed for the first time as it emerged a flat he stayed at is owned by a suspected terrorist financier. The picture, obtained by the Daily Telegraph, shows Janas Khan, 25, a student at Hope University in Liverpool who was illegally moonlighting as a security guard. The company he worked for had provided security for England and Liverpool footballers although Khan was not involved in that side of the business.
  • UK: 'Terror gang' may have been 'plotting to blow up shopping centre and nightclub'

    04/09/2009 6:37:47 AM PDT · by Stoat · 45 replies · 6,441+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 9, 2009 | James Tozer
    Dramatic daylight terror raids on a university may have been linked to a plot to blow up a shopping centre or nightclub, police fear. Students at Liverpool John Moores University watched in shock yesterday as two men were hauled outside and forced to the ground by armed police.  Witnesses said the duo  -  students at the university's Business School  -  were wearing combat trousers and hiking jackets, and claimed there were rumours of 'a bomb' on the premises.  (edit) The raid was one of a series carried out simultaneously across the North-West in which 12 suspects believed to be...
  • 'Al Capone' gun gang banged up (Manchester gang shootings down 92% after arrests)

    04/08/2009 1:58:35 AM PDT · by Stoat · 39 replies · 6,749+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various ^ | April 7, 2009 | GUY PATRICK
    'Al Capone' gun gang banged up   Caged ... gang boss Colin Joyce and Lee Amos    By GUY PATRICK Published: Today       GANGSTERS applauded in court yesterday as a judge compared their murderous boss to Al Capone — and jailed him for 39 years.   Arsenal ... gang's gun haul Cavendish Press  Double killer Colin Joyce, 29, headed a violent drug mob who executed rival hoods and tortured street dealers who dared to cross them. But he smirked as Mr Justice Brian Langstaff told him: “You were involved in gang-related activity which is all too reminiscent...
  • McCain returns to NH trying to stave off loss

    10/22/2008 6:49:28 AM PDT · by impeachedrapist · 57 replies · 1,109+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 10/22/08 | Glen Johnson/Holly Ramer
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – New Hampshire launched John McCain's two presidential campaigns, and now he's hoping it doesn't end his bid for the White House. The Republican nominee was returning Wednesday to the state whose primary he won in 2000 and again earlier this year. But there were signs it was tilting toward Democrat Barack Obama in the Nov. 4 general election. Recent polls have shown Obama, an Illinois senator, with a lead no smaller than 7 percentage points, prompting speculation that McCain may have to surrender the state's four electoral votes and focus elsewhere if he hopes to cobble together...
  • UK: Devout Muslim found guilty of forcing boys to flog themselves in religious ceremony

    08/27/2008 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Stoat · 17 replies · 559+ views
    Devout Muslim found guilty of forcing boys to flog themselves in religious ceremony Last updated at 15:41pm on 27.08.08   A devout Muslim was found guilty of child cruelty today in a British legal first after forcing two boys to beat themselves during a religious ceremony.The jury at Manchester Crown Court found 44-year-old Syed Mustafa Zaidi guilty of two counts of child cruelty.The boys, aged 13 and 15, were forced to beat themselves with a zanjeer zani, an implement containing five curved blades, during a ceremony to commemorate the death of a Shia Muslim spiritual leader.Zaidi, of Station Road,...
  • Another envelope at McCains office in Manchester, HM

    08/21/2008 3:54:08 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 12 replies · 440+ views
    Breaking on Fox News....develpoing
  • Manchester mayor considering run for governor (of New Hampshire)

    01/30/2008 4:07:09 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 14,121+ views
    Seacoast Online ^ | January 24, 2008
    Manchester (New Hampshire) Mayor Frank Guinta says he is considering a run for governor. The Republican says he is forming a political action committee which will allow him to raise money and explore the possibilities. Guinta says he has been approached by several people about taking his city tax cutting plans to the Statehouse. He says before making a commitment, he'll gauge his support and consider his ability to raise money and how a run would affect his family. Guinta says he'll file the paperwork to form the PAC on Monday. He's not planning a final decision for several months.
  • What They're Really Saying: About Governor Romney At The Manchester, NH GOP Debate

    01/07/2008 6:39:45 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 140 replies · 124+ views
    Romney for President 2008 ^ | 01/07/08 | Various
    Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Kevin Madden (857) 288-6390 The American Spectator's Jennifer Rubin: "Romney was very solid and effective on defending Bush tax cuts." (Jennifer Rubin, "Taxes," The American Spectator's Blog,, Posted 1/6/08) The New York Times' Michael Cooper: "It was the Republican Debate, Episode II: Mitt Romney Strikes Back." (Michael Cooper, "G.O.P. Rematch: Romney Fires First Round," The New York Times The Caucus,, Posted 1/6/08) - Cooper: "...Mr. Romney came out swinging Sunday night during the opening minutes of a Republican presidential forum that was broadcast on Fox News." (Michael Cooper, "G.O.P. Rematch: Romney...
  • Caption Obama in Manchester

    01/04/2008 2:27:18 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies · 221+ views
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama (D-IL) scratches the head of Charlie the dog, after an impromptu stop at the 'Cafe on the Corner' in Dover, New Hampshire, January 4, 2008. Obama, campaigning for the January 8 New Hampshire Primary, won the Iowa Caucus January 3.
  • Dashing Finns were first to get their skates on 5,000 years ago

    12/24/2007 1:13:30 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies · 168+ views
    The Times ^ | 12/24/07 | Mark Henderson
    The origins of ice-skating have been traced by scientists to the frozen lakes of Finland about 5,000 years ago, when people used skates made from animal bone. Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University have calculated that skating on the primitive blades would have reduced the energy cost of travelling by 10 per cent, suggesting that it emerged as a practical method of transport and not as recreation. Southern Finland has been identified as the most likely home of skating through an analysis of the shape and distribution of lakes in central and northern Europe, which shows that the early Finns would...
  • U.K.:Boy, 12, charged with assault after throwing cocktail sausage in 'Just William' prank

    08/22/2007 11:46:07 PM PDT · by Stoat · 47 replies · 1,939+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 22, 2007 | JAYA NARAIN
    Boy, 12, charged with assault after throwing cocktail sausage in 'Just William' prank How the law made a meal out of a boy's childish prank By JAYA NARAIN - More by this author » Last updated at 21:50pm on 22nd August 2007 Food for thought: The boy of 12 contemplates all the stress caused by throwing a sausage A 12-year-old boy has been brought before the courts for throwing a cocktail sausage at a neighbour District Judge Tim Devas compared the incident to a story from boys' adventure book Just William. The case has been brought before Manchester City...
  • Manchester University Helps With Pharaoh Analysis (Hatshepsut)

    07/16/2007 7:19:32 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 910+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 7-16-2007 | University Of Manchester
    Contact: Aeron Haworth 44-771-788-1563 University of Manchester Manchester University helps with pharaoh DNA analysisPreliminary results support positive identification of Egyptian queen Preliminary results from DNA tests carried out on a mummy believed to be Queen Hatshepsut is expected to support the claim by Egyptian authorities that the remains are indeed those of Egypt’s most powerful female ruler. Egyptologists in Cairo announced last month that a tooth found in a wooden box associated with Hatshepsut exactly fitted the jaw socket and broken root of the unidentified mummy. Now, Dr Angelique Corthals, a biomedical Egyptologist at The University of Manchester, says...
  • Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #3 - Manchester, NH 06/05/07 - Official Discussion Thread

    06/05/2007 2:50:43 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 1,819 replies · 50,972+ views
    Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #3 - Manchester, New Hampshire 06/05/07 - Official Discussion Thread WMUR-TV, CNN, and the New Hampshire Union Leader will host a Republican debate in Manchester, New Hampshire on the campus of Saint Anselm College. Moderated by Wolf Blitzer. Debate begins at 7 p.m. EDT (4 p.m. PDT) and will last two hours. Sam Brownback Jim Gilmore Rudy Giuliani Mike Huckabee Duncan Hunter John McCain Mitt Romney Ron Paul Tom Tancredo Tommy Thompson Watch live video including complete coverage of the Republican debate on
  • Prominent Muslim pushes building of mosque for city

    04/21/2007 5:31:19 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 33 replies · 766+ views
    Manchester (NH) Union Leader ^ | 21 April, 2007 | Mark Hayward
    For all the trials that New Hampshire Muslims have faced in building the state's first mosque -- legal challenges, a granite-bound site, city ordinances -- they pale next to those of Imam Siraj Wahhaj. In 1981, Wahhaj bid $25,000 for a lot in Brooklyn, only to find it surrounded by blight and drug houses, he told members of the Islamic Society of Greater Manchester during a fundraising dinner last night. Gunshots rang out daily, with bullets sometimes striking the mosque. But he started working with police and held a 40-day anti-drug program. Now, he said, the neighborhood has turned around...