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Manchester auctions off Bee In The City Trail sculptures for charity

More than 100 giant bee sculptures formed the Bee In The City trail in Manchester. Credit: PA

The bee sculptures which have which have been dotted around Manchester this summer are being auctioned off for charity later.

The most popular are expected to fetch between £5,000 and £8,000 with funds going to the Lord Mayor of Manchester's We Love MCR charity.

There are 77 big bees for sale. There are also 130 smaller ones which will go back to the schools that decorated them.

101 bees are up for auction this evening

The bee, which is depicted in the city's coat of arms, became a symbol of resilience after the Arena Terror attack.

This is the Manchester City bee followed by the Manchester United bee

Wild in Art will hold the auction at the National Cycling Centre in Eastlands.

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Anna Friel on her new role in a landmark drama 'Butterfly'

international Emmy award winning actress, Anna Friel's starring in a new drama focusing on a family and their transgender child.

We caught up with the Rochdale born actress and the cast on set in Stockport's Heaton Moor.

Butterfly starts on ITV1 on Sunday night at 9pm

Altrincham's secret for success as it bids for high street award

Talk about the high street and it's usually grim news - but Altrincham in Greater Manchester is bucking the trend.

Sales are up and it's shortlisted in the Great British High Street Awards.

Recent figures show 41% of high street retailers in the North West are at risk of going bust.

Most under threat are DIY and home furnishings stores -with 44% of those face an uncertain future.

While 35% of fashion and footwear shops could disappear.

So what's Altrincham's secret - watch Mel Barham's report

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