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Premiere of Peterloo - film shows violent chapter in Manchester's history

One of the darkest chapters in Manchester's history is being told in a major new film.

Eighteen people died and hundreds were injured during what was supposed to be a peaceful protest in the city almost 200 years ago. It became known as the Peterloo Massacre.

The film, Peterloo which is directed by Mike Leigh and stars Maxine Peake will be released early next month. Tim Scott reports.


Man shot dead in latest Liverpool shooting

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Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot dead in Liverpool last night.

Officers were called to Alderson Road in Wavertree shortly after 10:30pm to reports a 25 year old man had been shot. The victim was taken to hospital but died in the early hours of this morning. It's thought the attack was targeted.

The shooting is the sixth on Merseyside in the last 10 days.

“In these early stages of our investigation, we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, who may have seen the incident or seen anyone making off on foot or in a vehicle immediately after, possibly in the direction of Lawrence Road.

“Do you live or were you driving in the area around 10.40pm and saw anyone suspicious or any vehicle making off? Check any home CCTV or dashcam footage, as it may be vital in piecing together what happened tonight.

“Gun crime causes fear and harm in our communities and our resolve to take those responsible and their weapons off the streets is as relentless as ever.

– Detective Inspector Jacky Fitzpatrick


Manchester Bee sculptures raise over £1m

Some of the artists and the grand total Credit: David Oates

The Bee in the City sculptures raised more than £1m at auction last night.

The money will go to the 'We Love MCR' charity and will be spent on community grants.

The most popular bee adorned with Manchester United footballing legends called 'Bee United' painted by Joseph Venning raised £31,000.

Manchester Bee sculptures

Guests at the auction included Coronation Street stars Dolly-Rose Campbell, Melanie Hill and Charlie de Melo, who were delighted to see the show take home the Hilda Bugden Bee, by Lee O’Brien, raising £12,150.

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