Manchester isn't only the home of two rather large football teams - it's also home to some of the most ground breaking scientific discoveries including splitting the atom and the invention of the computer.
And more recently the discovery of graphene - the strongest, thinnest material in the world. That's lead to Manchester being named European City of Science for 2016.
Tim Scott reports.
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