Shoppers at a supermarket in Manchester can get a mini model of themselves made up before they get their weekly shop.
Asda in Trafford have installed a full body scanner to create 3D replicas known as a shapies.
Anyone who wants a model steps into a booth where cameras take thousands of snapshots from every angle.
The images are then processed by a computer, which takes 12 seconds to create a 3D model on-screen, with accurate geometric shaping and colouring, to be sent to an off-site 3D printer.
A few days later the customer can then pick up an 8in exact replica of themselves with every tiny detail exactly etched in porcelain.
The models cost £60.
The scanner was created by the Artec group and the two million pound technology has been use by Nasa, doctors and architects.
Phil Stout, Asda’s innovation manager said: “Manchester is a technology based city and it had the first airport body scanners - so it seemed fitting it should be the first city to get one of these.”
Many customers have already shown interest - from soldiers wanting to leave their replica behind with family, to sports people with their medals, to people on a diet using their model as a motivational tool.
The scanner will be Asda in Trafford until June 22, and if successful could lead to a roll-out across 10 stores this summer.
Cameras capture the moment the baby sharks are born at the Sea Life Centre, Manchester.
Lucy Handel from the Sea Life Centre, Manchester says the sharks would normally live in coral reefs but as these are endangered its important to breed in captivity.
These are some of the first pictures of the newly hatched sharks. They are part of a breeding programme at the Sealife Centre. They will grow to a metre eventually - they feed four times a day to keep their development on track.
Residents in the Trafford area of Manchester are celebrating after being given 30-thousand pounds to improve their area. The money will be used plant to flower beds and paint shops in Gorse Hill.
A High Court judge has ruled that a decision made to grant planning approval to a biomass plant proposal in Trafford by the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles was sound. The judgement was made in the Manchester Civil Court on 24 February 2014.
Jon England, project manager at Peel Energy, said: “We now intend to focus our attention on completing the work necessary for the plant to be built so it can start generating renewable electricity for the homes and businesses of Greater Manchester.”
The Breathe Clean Air Group say they're disappointed: The reality of today’s decision means that an incinerator almost as tall as the Chill Factore will be built opposite the stadium of Salford Reds and Sale Sharks Rugby Clubs and only 500m from the nearest homes. It will be a smiling assassin.
The site is partially located in an Air Quality Management Area, where plans should be in place to reduce air pollution for public safety, not add to it.
Fans of Coronation Street could soon walk along the famous cobbles after filming moves to a new site.
ITV is considering a planning application which could see the Quay Street set in Manchester opened to the public for a six month period.
Production of the soap will move to new studios in Trafford early next year.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian died following a collision with a car in Trafford Park. At about 11.20pm on Friday 18 October 2013, police were called to Wharfside Way in Trafford Park following reports a black Audi S3 had hit with a 44-year-old pedestrian.
A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and remains in police custody for questioning.
The Home Office has revealed it is piloting a new drug testing scheme at the club where a man died last weekend.
Nick Bonnie, who was a charity worker, collapsed after taking an unknown substance at the Warehouse Project in Trafford.