If you’re getting the lion’s share of your news from Instagram memes or twitter feeds, this one’s for you. We’ve compiled the most interesting news from around our fair city. So grab a cuppa and enjoy. And just in case you’re wondering, these are all genuine stories. No fake news here.
10Live the high life at Platt Fields Park
9Manchester indecently exposed
The latest Home Office statistics show that Manchester has one of the highest rates of indecent exposure in the UK. It’s even higher in Bolton whilst neighbouring Bury is relatively flasher-free with just 49 incidents last year.
8Creative squatters move into Cornerhouse
A group of squatters calling themselves Loose Space have taken over the old Cornerhouse cinema and plan to turn it into a gallery space. The group of about 20 people have installed their own video and audio equipment and use the building to eat, sleep and create.
7Man buys wife rubbish present
6All aboard the gravy train
A new concept restaurant is coming to Manchester — and it claims that gravy is sexy. Gravy Bar, which plans to open next week, will have an entire gravy-centric menu.
5£2.3m hair raiser
Afro-enthusiast Marouane Fellaini has put his six-bedroom mansion up for sale. As well as the usual extravagant luxuries expected of a Premier League footballer’s home like a cinema room, swimming pool and hot tub, prospective buyers can enjoy Fellaini’s bespoke barber shop complete with red salon-style chairs, a flat-screen TV and a host of mirrors. The Manchester United star has a barber visit once a week to keep his bouffant in check.
Once the bitterest pop rivals, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher and Blur frontman Damon Albarn have joined forces for a new Gorillaz track. Damon’s latest project will see Noel supply backing vocals for the song We Got The Power.
3£350 designer anorak named after Bolton town
The new Adidas Spezial line contains both an anorak and tracksuit named after Horwich. The Adidas outerwear has been worn by the likes of David Beckham and Liam Gallagher. The designer, Gary Aspden, spent his youth in Bolton and has said that the north of England is a major inspiration behind his work.
2Cosmetic surgeon’s busted nose to blame for vodka orange fiasco
1Thief goes to McDonald’s for takeaway hand dryers
A 42-year-old man from Merseyside stole almost £1,000 worth of hand dryers from a number of McDonald’s restaurants in Greater Manchester. Brian Allcock ripped the hand dryers off toilet walls and stuffed them into his rucksack.