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How Manchester Airport grew into an aviation giant

Manchester Airport is celebrating its 80th birthday in style.

The former Ringway Airport began life in 1938 as just a solitary hangar in a field in South Manchester.

Now it is the UK's third biggest airport and a brand known across the world.

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Mum's Enterprise Roadshow comes to Manchester

Around 3,000 parents gathered in Manchester today for the Mum's Enterprise show.

The conference is the first of its kind in the North West and hopes to show mums ways they can return to work, whether it be working more flexibly or starting their own business.

For more information visit: Mum's Enterprise

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Disruption likely as rail workers strike

Members of the RMT Union are staging a 24 hour strike Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

Commuters in the region face disruption as rail staff go on strike today.

Union members at Arriva Rail North are walking out for twenty four hours as part of the long running dispute over the role of guards on trains.

Staff will also strike at Greater Anglia and South Western Railway in the dispute which has been going on for two years.

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