Police in Manchester will be the first in the country to record a new category of hate crime - it will include any crime which targets the likes of Punks, Goths and Emos.
It is seen as major breakthrough for a charity set up in memory of 20-year-old Sophie Lancaster. She was murdered by a gang in a park in Bacup because of the way she and her boyfriend were dressed.
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Rain and winds ease for a time today, but cloudy across most areas. Gale overnight with further rain. Showery and blustery for Sunday
A windy weekend with gales on Saturday night, gusts 60-65mph for hills and coasts. Grey Saturday with rain, sunshine & showers Sunday