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  1996 Manchester City Centre bombing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Manchester City Centre bombing was a terrorist attack in Manchester, England by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA).
The bomb was located in a Ford van parked two hours earlier in Corporation Street, between the Arndale Centre and the city's Marks and Spencer store, right in the heart of the city's shopping area.
Some have claimed the event turned out to be positive for the city, as many of the buildings demolished or extensively rebuilt were regarded as eyesores, and the resulting redevelopment of the surrounding area has generated millions of pounds of investment.
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 Manchester- Manchester City Centre - Removal companies - Removals Manchester Manchester City Centre - Free moving ...
Manchester City Centre is at the heart of the City of Manchester, in the conurbation of Greater Manchester.
This redevelopment was prompted by the IRA bombing of the city in 1996.
Manchester is a city in the north-west of England.
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 Manchester, United Kingdom
City Centre The IRA bombing in 1996 has had a fundamental and generally positive effect on the city centre.
Fallowfield, Rusholme and Whalley Range Close to the southern edge of the City Centre this area of Manchester is both one of the most culturally diverse and home to a large percentage of the city's massive student population, these factors obviously shaping the unique character of the area.
Manchester was rapidly becoming a hub of the burgeoning industrial revolution.
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 1996 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty.
Evans against a law that would have prevented any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of homosexuals.
July 27 - The Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics kills one and injures 111.
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 SAPLING | Manchester Gateway | Architecture, Planning & Landscape in the City and Region | Local ...
The devastation caused to Manchester city centre as a result of the bombing of its core in June 1996 was to have a major physical, economic and cultural impact on the city and its key interests.
Manchester is the first in a brand new series of affordable, pocket-sized guides to England's cities and the first to include integrated colour illustrations.
This is an exploration of the history of cities and their role in the development of civilization, from the cultural crucibles of Athens, through Florence in the 15th century, to the industrial innovations of Manchester and Palo Alto, to the "city as freeway" in Los Angeles.
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 Friends - The Gaymap - Manchester - United Kingdom
Manchester was the scene of the Peterloo Massacre (August 1819), when 11 demonstrators, out of a crowd of 60,000 petitioning for repeal of the Corn Laws and for parliamentary reform, were killed in St Peter's Field by a cavalry charge on the orders of the city authorities.
Throughout the 19th century, the citizens of Manchester were notably active in the liberal-reform movement in politics and in the development of facilities for public education.
Manchester's Millennium Quarter includes Exchange Square, opened in 1999 to commemorate the explosion and its effects; a new City Park; the Cathedral Visitors Centre; and Urbis, a state-of-the-art exhibition centre, to be completed in 2001.
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 Manchester Bombing and the IRA bombing in Manchester City Centre June 1996
Manchester Bombing and the IRA bombing in Manchester City Centre June 1996
An army bomb squad employed a robotic anti-bomb device to check an illegally parked Ford van, which had been recorded by several closed circuit security cameras in the city, when the bomb exploded.
Why Manchester city centre was targeted by the IRA is uncertain, but it later became clear that the cause probably lay in the breakdown of the IRA "ceasefire" in the light of lack of progress with the British Government's ongoing talks about a permanent peace settlement in Northern Ireland.
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 BBC News | UK | Bombed city centre reopens
Manchester city centre has reopened, three and a half years after it was devastated by an IRA bomb.
It is thought Manchester, London and other mainland city centres could be vulnerable to renegade republican terrorists in the run-up to Christmas.
City council leader Richard Leese said security was a prime concern in the redesign, with lighting carefully considered, no nooks and crannies remaining and CCTV across most of the area.
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 Manchester Squares & City Centre Public Gardens in Manchester
A major large Manchester city centre square, around which most of the civic buildings and some of our finest architecture is situated, including the imposing Town Hall by Alfred Waterhouse, the Town Hall Extension and nearby the Central Library.
One of Manchester's most distinctive squares, St Peter's owes much of its charm to the quality and elegance of the surrounding buildings, including the Vincent Harris's Town Hall Extension opened in 1938, his Central Library (1930-34), and the Midland Hotel of 1898 by Charles Trubshaw.
Subsequently, with the long and extensive rebuilding of Manchester, and with the creation of Exchange Square and the new Marks and Spencer building (the largest in Europe), the Shambles had to be moved a second time, to their present location, just next to the Cathedral and behind the Triangle (the former Corn Exchange building).
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 Arndale Centre Manchester
The centre houses an 1800 space multi-storey car park, shopping malls on two levels, office space in tower, residential flats, and the Arndale Centre Bus Station at Cannon Street, (closed by the IRA bombing of Manchester in 1996, and not yet reopened).
The design for the Centre was made by the architects Hugh Wilson and Lewis Womersley, who had already redeveloped the University Precinct on Oxford Road, as well as a considerable involvement in the redevelopment of housing in the Hulme area.
This is the very last stage in the reconstruction of the city centre since the IRA bombing of 1996 effectively obliterated the heart of Manchester.
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 Articles - Arndale Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The first centre was built in Jarrow in 1961, and was followed by developments in Leeds, London, Bradford, Aberdeen, and numerous other British towns and cities.
The largest Arndale Centre was built in Manchester at a cost of £100 million; it was constructed in phases between 1972 and 1979 and spans 26 acres, with high-rise offices and residential flats as well as retail space.
The mall was heavily damaged in the 1996 Manchester City Centre bombing by the Provisional IRA and required extensive redevelopment work.
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 Manchester Revitalized   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Back then Manchester was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and, although the cotton trade made it a prosperous city, it was an abysmal place to live.
It proved a blessing in disguise: nobody was killed and the bombing gave Manchester the chance to rebuild.
A myriad of history is scattered throughout the city: The John Rylands Library, the oak-panelled Chetham's library (opened in 1651, it's the oldest 'public' library), and even the majestic Town Hall, whose Victorian Gothic interior often doubles as a film set for London's Houses of Parliament.
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 1996
1996 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar), and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty.
1993 1994 1995 - 1996 - 1997 1998 1999
December 29 - Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord that ends a 36 year a civil war.
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 City Index
Manchester, New Hampshire, "Snowmobilers Gather in NH to Discuss Noise and Other Problems that Threaten their Sport" (Sep. 13, 1998).
Manchester, New Hampshire, "Manchester, New Hampshire Considers Allowing Cement Storage Towers to Be Built; Unloading of Cement Could Generate Noise" (Apr. 9, 2000).
City officials insist that restrictions on runway use should be more stringent than outlined in the proposed agreement.
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 MANCHESTER BIBLIOGRAPHY 2001
Manchester and Salford: a century of municipal transport Shepperton: Ian Allan Publications, 2001.
Manchester memoirs: a pictorial record of a Manchester school for the deaf Feltham: British Deaf Society, 2001.
Lees, C. and Robertson, A. Manchester University and the city: Aspects of policy-making in higher education 1900-1930 Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 81 No.1 (1999) 85-109.
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 UK Travel: London, Britain, Wales, Scotland
The city dates back to 1043 when it was designated as a centre of commerce by Leofric, Earl of Mercia, the husband of Lady Godiva.
During the Civil War the city's Church of St. John became a prison for captured Royalists, giving rise to the phrase "being sent to Coventry" meaning banned from society.
In both world wars Coventry engineering was turned to war production and it was the city's engineering prowess that lead to near total destruction from a bombing raid on November 14, 1940.
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 Manchester Cathedral Virtual Tour by MindWave Media for Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre
Following the bombing of Manchester city centre in 1996, a major scheme of urban renewal and reconstruction was initiated.
One part of the cultural quarter scheme is the construction of a Cathedral Visitor Centre to serve Manchester’s extraordinary, but relatively little known, Cathedral.
The tour is intended to be an introduction to the Cathedral and the full version installed in the Visitor Centre features additional information and interpretation of the wonderful interior of the Cathedral.
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 Sentimental Geek: This one's for you "anon"
International terrorism is not a new thing, Al Queda did not just spring up because President Bush and Prime Minister Blair sent forces into Iraq and the vicious and terrible attacks on London did not occur because of the misguided actions of a few men.
The 'War on Terror' was not the origin of International Terrorism, it was the inevitable attempt to find a solution to this global problem which reaches back over a hundred years.
Thankfully I wasn't in the City Centre at the time but we still heard the blast 14 miles away.
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Britain's second city, Manchester is also one of it's most dynamic and cosmopolitan.
The IRA bombing of the City Centre in 1996 cleared the way for a major urban redevelopment project, and since then, the city has been growing and changing at an amazing rate.
The people that this affects most are the residents of Manchester whose sense of community and civic pride has only been strengthened by the upheaveal in the city.
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 Manchester Shopping Arndale Centre
Major shopping centre in Manchester, England, in continual redevelopment since the 1996 IRA bombing of city centre.
Someone years ago had a bold idea: to bulldoze the entire inner town centre of Luton and turn it all...
The Arndale Centre in Manchester has got a wide range of shops as well as an indoor market...
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 Manchester bombing by IRA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
On June 15, 1996, the Provisional Irish Republican Army exploded a 3000lb bomb contained in a Ford van parked in the centre of Manchester.
It took about four years for the damage to be erased.
Some have claimed the event to have turned out to be positive for the city, since it led to a large amount of redevelopment, at a cost of millions of pounds.
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 1996 - SFA Software Knowledgebase
February 18 - IRA briefcase bomb in London bus kills the bomber and injures 9 in London West End.
February 29 - Daniel Green convicted of murder of James R. Jordan, the father of basketball star Michael Jordan.
June 15- A large bomb explosion devastates Manchester City Centre in England.
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 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
January 5 - Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
March 20 - In Los Angeles, California, Lyle and Erik Menendez are found guilty of first-degree murder for the shotgun killing of their parents.
World War I Bombing of Dresden California US Constitution Frank Sinatra Boston Marbury v.
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 Clients | Mindwave Media
As part of the Master Plan for the city centre drawn up by Edaw Ltd, a new cultural quarter was proposed; the development of the quarter has gained funding from the Millennium Commission and is currently being implemented.
John Dee, the 17th century astronomer who was convinced he could speak with angels; Joshua Brookes a 19th century priest who was known, in the middle of conducting a funeral, to jump over the side of the pulpit and run across the road to buy cough sweets.
Visitors to the new centre can meet both Dee and Brookes along with other characters in a lively and entertaining view of the Cathedral at key points in its history.
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 UNICEF - Press centre -
LIMA, PERU/PANAMA CITY, 12 November 2003 — Welcoming the statement on indigenous children made earlier today in Cuzco, Peru, by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, UNICEF called for urgent, far-reaching action in response to the “genuine emergency” facing millions of children from indigenous communities in Latin America.
We regret the loss of our colleague Chris Klein-Beekman, who was killed in the UN bombing in Baghad, and hope for a quick recovery by Polly Brennan, who was injured as a result of the bombing.
The biscuits, which the government is now delivering to health centres across the country, are part of an ongoing UNICEF campaign to reach Iraqi children with life-protecting nutrients and vaccines ahead of a possible conflict.
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 1996 - InformationBlast
Years: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 - 1996 - 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
This is a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar)
September 7 - In Las Vegas, Nevada, actor and recording artist Tupac Shakur is shot several times after attending a boxing match.
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 Table of contents for Library of Congress control number 2003010363
Table of contents for The enterprising city centre : Manchester's development challenge / Gwyndaf Williams.
Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.
Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.
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