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Oldham's bloomin' marvellous

It's official - Oldham residents have greener fingers than most. The town has picked up a gold award and the title of best city at the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom competition.

Oldham takes gold in Britain in Bloom Credit: Oldham Council

These awards give everyone involved a real sense of achievement and reflects the hard work, dedication and commitment from what has been a real co-operative project involving residents, schools and businesses. This is yet another example of Oldham’s growing regional and national reputation

– Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Oldham Council
Credit: Oldham Council

Corrie "Defines Manchester culture and history"

The famous Rovers Return Credit: PA

Coronation St has topped a poll of what people believe most represents Manchester's history and culture. Also heading up the list was Factory records and Emmeline Pankhurst, the British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote.

United-mad tot no longer blue over school uniform after Old Trafford bosses step in

Lilly Rae Doyle Credit: MEN Syndication

United-mad tot Lilly Rae Doyle will be shown she can still be a true Red while wearing blue after Old Trafford bosses stepped in to end her school uniform tears.

Little Lilly Rae who's from Wythenshawe has become an internet sensation after video of her reaction to finding out she would have to wear a blue school uniform was posted on the M.E.N website.

Manchester United have now offered the avid United fan, a blue third-kit shirt, to help ease her transition into wearing her St Elizabeth’s RC Primary School uniform.

The three-year-old will also be treated to a personal tour of Old Trafford and free tickets to their Premier League clash with Crystal Palace next month.


Babies playing 'peek-a-boo' is online hit

Megan and Molly were caught playing by dad Credit: Andy Keher

Two babies from Liverpool playing peek-a-boo have become an online sensation after their playful video got more than a million views on social media.

Twin one-year-olds Molly and Megan Keher were supposed to be sleeping, but their dad, Andy, heard them playing.

When he popped his head round the door he saw the girls playing peek-a-boo and filmed them for more than a minute before being spotted.

Andy, who is a wedding photographer, told theLiverpool Echo: "They go to bed at 7.30pm and they're supposed to be asleep by 8pm but somebody forgot to turn the light off.

"It was the first time I'd seen them playing peek-a-boo which is more why I filmed it than anything else."

For the full story visit the Liverpool Echo.

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