Hundreds took to the streets of Timperley this morning for the unveiling of the long-awaited Frank Sidebottom statue.
It was revealed to the public on Stockport Road at 11.37am – one of the comic’s catchphrases. It popped out of his very own famous shed.
The character's creator Chris Sievey died from cancer in 2010, ever since his family and fans have been fundraising for the £20,000 bronze cast.
A statue of iconic comedian Frank Sidebottom has been unveiled on Stockport Road in Timperley village. It was revealed at precisely 11.37am, one of the comic’s catchphrases.
The long-awaited Frank Sidebottom statue will be revealed today on Stockport Road in Timperley village, at precisely 11.37am.Read the full story ›
This report by Tim Scott was first broadcast on 15 October 2013
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Final preparations are being made ahead of the official opening of a community centre named in memory of Rhys Jones.
11-year-old Rhys was killed in a shooting in 2007. His parents Melanie and Steve Jones will be joined by former Everton star Joe Royle for the opening tomorrow.
The family of a teenager who was murdered are holding Kieran Fest 2013, a music and poetry festival, in his honour. Kieran Crump Raiswell was killed in a random knife attack.
Workers at a leading cancer charity say they are devastated after their office in Liverpool was ransacked by thieves.
The North West Cancer Research offices were broken into at the weekend.
Anne Jackson, Chief Executive of NWCR said “The event that took place last night has shocked and upset the whole NWCR team.
It saddens me that a charity should be the victim of such a despicable crime and act of violence."
NWCR is a non-profit charity, money raised by the charity’s supporters funds vital and world-class cancer research at Liverpool, Bangor and Lancaster Universities.