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'Alarming' report on child grooming
The Coffey report said child sexual exploitation has become the norm on some streets in Greater Manchester

'Alarming' report on child grooming

Sexual exploitation of children has become "normal" on some streets and estates in Greater Manchester, according to a new report described as "alarming" by Home Secretary Theresa May.

World news

Army troops 'in central Benghazi'

Army troops 'in central Benghazi'

Libyan government troops have entered central Benghazi after nearly 10 days of fighting Islamic extremist militias, violence that killed dozens of people and forced hundreds of families to flee, military sources said.

Sport news

City shocked by flying Magpies

City shocked by flying Magpies

Rolando Aarons and substitute Moussa Sissoko struck as Newcastle dumped holders Manchester City out of the Capital One Cup with a 2-0 win at the Etihad Stadium.

Business news

Most firms optimistic over growth

Most firms optimistic over growth

More than half of firms expect to increase their workforce in the next year although many are worried that "burdensome" employment regulations could affect their business, according to a new report.

Technology news

IT bid to boost parcel deliveries

IT bid to boost parcel deliveries

Royal Mail is investing £130 million in thousands of hand-held devices aimed at improving its parcels delivery service.

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Young Fathers win Mercury Prize

Young Fathers win Mercury Prize

Hip hop trio Young Fathers tonight won one of UK music's most prestigious awards as they collected the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their album Dead.

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