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  Greater Manchester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in England established in 1974 which covers an area roughly encompassing the conurbation surrounding the City of Manchester.
Greater Manchester is divided into ten metropolitan boroughs, these are: Bolton, Bury, the City of Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, the City of Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.
Greater Manchester is still a Ceremonial county with a Lord-Lieutenant, and is still recognised for statistical purposes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greater_Manchester   (679 words)

 Manchester UK
The City of Manchester and innumerable small satellite towns and villages surrounding it saw the rapid growth of factories manufacturing merchandise for cotton weaving and spinning, dyeing, fulling and all apects of the textile industry.
In the 1970s, Greater Manchester was born - a still controversial grouping of 8 towns and 2 cities which were subsumed into one large administrative connurbation, the Metropolian County of Greater Manchester.
For 11 million people living within 50 miles of the City of Manchester, it is the place where they come to work, or to shop or to visit the many attractions and entertainments which only a large dynamic city such as this could hope to offer.
www.manchester2002-uk.com   (310 words)

 Manchester History and the heritage of Greater Manchester
In early times, Manchester was a little-known hamlet adjacent to, and belonging to the then noble town of Salford.
Manchester became a Baronial Borough (thereby an independent self-governing entity) in 1301, still ruled by the Lord of the Manor, but with an appointed "boroughreeve" (or Mayor) who handled day-to-day administration of the borough.
Manchester was to change very little thereafter until the 16th century.
www.manchester2002-uk.com /history.html   (801 words)

 ipedia.com: Greater Manchester Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county which covers an area roughly encompassing the conurbation of which the city of Manchester is the centre.
Although Manchester forms a conurbation along with Salford, Trafford and Stockport, other boroughs, such as Wigan and Bury are clearly seperate.
It was initially administered by the "Greater Manchester County Council" but this was abolished in 1986, along with the other metropolitan county councils and the Greater London Council, with most functions being devolved to the metropolitan boroughs.
www.ipedia.com /greater_manchester.html   (512 words)

 Sale, Greater Manchester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sale is a town in in the borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, south of the Mersey, southwest of Manchester itself, between Stretford and Altrincham.
It was formerly a separate town, and before that a village.
This Greater Manchester location article is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sale,_Greater_Manchester   (177 words)

 Welcome to the Greater Manchester Local Transport Plan Website
Each of the ten constituent Councils in Greater Manchester is a transportation planning authority, and in addition, the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority, comprising representatives of these authorities, is the public transport planning body.
In the Greater Manchester conurbation, however, there is such a complex pattern of interlinked movements that the development of the transport system must be addressed on a whole area basis.
Major improvements to Greater Manchester's public transport system, and the management of the highway network which links the ten Council areas could not be achieved properly without an overall plan.
www.gmltp.co.uk   (297 words)

 Greater Manchester Police - crime prevention, safety, police jobs
Greater Manchester Police helped to make dreams come true on Tuesday 14 February 2006 for toddlers at a city...
Detectives from Greater Manchester Police's Armed Crime Unit are appealing to the local community in Hyde to help trace a group of men who abducted...
Greater Manchester Police is launching an initiative aimed at returning specific pieces of stolen jewellery, clocks and watches back to their...
www.gmp.police.uk   (297 words)

 Greater Manchester on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
GREATER MANCHESTER [Greater Manchester] former metropolitan county, 497 sq mi (1,288 sq km), W central England.
The county, which was created in the 1974 local government reorganization, was abolished in 1986, and the districts became responsible for all services except police, fire, and civil defense, which are supervised jointly.
Greater Manchester Police select IP telephony solution from BT, Nortel Networks; Next generation voice system expected to improve incident handling, flexibility.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/GreaterM1.asp   (640 words)

 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
Apart from Manchester the area covers the old Lancashire towns of Oldham, Bolton, Wigan, Rochdale, the city of Salford and the former Cheshire town of Stockport.
Greater Manchester covers 500 square miles and has a population of 2,580,000.
Famous sons and daughters from the region include the singer Gracie Fields (from Rochdale), Emmeline Pankhurst (the leader of the Suffragette movement in the early part of the 20th Century) and Anthony Burgess (less glamourously a member of a Soviet spy ring in the 1950's and 60's).
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/counties/england/manchester.html   (205 words)

 Greater Manchester web directory - travel sites
Manchester Manchester 2002 - A virtual encyclopedia of the City of Manchester and the northwest region of England.
Manchester Our Manchester - Recounts the history of Greater Manchester - tells the story of the development of a number of local communities and interesting places within the city.
Manchester hotel reservation & accommodation - Whether you're in Manchester on business or pleasure, our selection of the hotels in Manchester are perfect for anyone who wants to save money.
www.britainexpress.com /great_british_sites/manchester.htm   (860 words)

 Greater Manchester & District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Greater Manchester CND organises meetings, events, demonstrations, petitions, leafleting etc. We also produce a bi-monthly newsletter, "Nuclear Alert" and email a weekly What's On guide to our email contact list.
GM and D CND plays an active role in Greater Manchester Stop The War Coalition and we also have strong links with other regional peace groups and anti-war groups.
In Greater Manchester we aim to mark the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster with a campaigning day against nuclear power.
www.gmdcnd.org.uk   (385 words)

 Greater Manchester Hotels, Greater Manchester Bed & Breakfast. We have Pubs & Inns in Greater Manchester, Self ...
Manchester is also a place where you can sit back, relax and watch the world go by.
Manchester is also a city that knows how to put a smile on your face.
Further afield, enjoy the diverse landscape of Greater Manchester, with its rich character, rolling countryside and spectacular industrial heritage, much of it located around 100 miles of spectacular canals and waterways, and all easily accessible from the city.
www.information-britain.co.uk /counties.cfm?county=76   (394 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Manchester | Scared girl made false rape claim
A teenage girl falsely claimed she had been gang-raped because she was scared to tell her mother she spent the night with a colleague, a court has heard.
Victoria Eaves, 19, of Winton, Greater Manchester, told police she had been blindfolded and attacked by four men.
Greater Manchester Police detectives identified a possible crime scene, tried to obtain CCTV footage, arranged for Eaves to be interviewed and examined and targeted a number of young men who matched the description of her attacker.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/newsFeedXML/moreover/-/1/hi/england/manchester/4713968.stm   (395 words)

 ManchesterOnline - everything for Manchester by the Evening News
Manchester is now recognised as England's second city.
If you are considering moving to Manchester, manchesteronline provide information about property in Manchester including estate agents and new development areas.
When you move to Manchester you may be interested in buying a used car so visit our site now for further information.
www.manchesteronline.co.uk   (687 words)

 Marketing Manchester - The Tourist Board for Greater Manchester
Established in 1996 as the Agency to promote Manchester on a national and international stage, Marketing Manchester became The Tourist Board for Greater Manchester on 1st April 2004.
To develop Greater Manchester into a leading leisure, learning and business tourist destination for domestic and international visitors, enhance the national and international reputation of the city-region and promote sustainable economic development and growth.
This is Marketing Manchester's corporate website and as such has been designed to give an overview of the activity of the Tourist Board.
www.marketingmanchester.com   (227 words)

 Greater Manchester West Scouts
The county (Greater Manchester West) covers the Metropolitan boroughs of Salford, Trafford and Wigan.
Look at the Greater Manchester West online photo album filled with pictures from various events held in or by the county.
Greater Manchester West Scouts takes no responsibility for the content of these sites.
www.gmwscouts.org.uk   (105 words)

 Welcome to the Manchester YMCA!
The Greater Manchester Family YMCA is offering a free 10 day guest pass to all Workout 19 members.
The Greater Manchester Family YMCA is offering February vacation camp during school vacation week, click here for more details.
The Greater Manchester Family YMCA is offering a free membership for babies aged 6-18 months.
gmfymca.org   (254 words)

 GreaterSport - creating a new generation of physically active people   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It has been announced today that Istvan Balyi will be the key speaker at the Greater Manchester Conference on Friday 28 April 2006.
Greater Manchester Sports Partnership have posted details of two new posts today - Regional Equality Officer (Women and Girls in Sport and Physical...
In the countdown to the Women's Euro 2005 Championships, a series of schools roadshows are sweeping across the ten local authorities of Greater...
www.greatersport.co.uk   (274 words)

 Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester, former metropolitan county, 497 sq mi (1,288 sq km), W central England.
42,627), Wigan metropolitan district, NW England, in the Greater Manchester...
47,522), Trafford metropolitan district, NW England, in the Greater...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0821665.html   (125 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Manchester | Man detained after airport alert
Assistant chief constable Steve Thomas of Greater Manchester Police said the man abandoned his car near a security check point, but was challenged by security staff who told him he could not enter.
The arrested man, who is Asian and speaks little English, was taken to a police station in Greater Manchester.
Roads closed during the alert have been reopened, but Greater Manchester Police have advised people to allow extra time for their journey to the airport.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/manchester/4274516.stm   (666 words)

 Greater Manchester Youth Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Greater Manchester Youth Network is the regional umbrella organisation for groups working with young people in the 10 districts that make up Greater Manchester.
We are now looking to bring together interested groups of young people (plus their workers) from across the North West by organising an ‘open day’ where they can pull together their experiences, ideas and questions.
This will be in January '06 at a venue in central Manchester.
www.gmynet.org.uk   (285 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Launch of guide to public sculpture in Greater Manchester
When Bill Bryson came to Manchester on the trip that led to Notes From A Small Island, he wandered around Albert Square, peered at figures on plinths and wondered who those men in frock coats and with mutton-chop whiskers were.
The book, Public Sculpture Of Greater Manchester, is almost as heavy as some of the pieces it describes.
The guide also includes works in the Greater Manchester section of the 30 mile Irwell sculpture trail, with a picture of Edward Allington's Tilted Vase, better known as the Ramsbottom urn.
www.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,3604,1335802,00.html   (499 words)

 Greater Manchester Open College Network Homepage
Greater Manchester Open College Network is an organisation which offers accreditation to learners for whom traditional qualifications are inappropriate and inaccessible.
It is a Network of members and users - colleges of further education, universities and colleges of higher education, voluntary and community organisations and employers - operating as its name suggests in the Greater Manchester area.
It was first established as the Manchester Open College Federation in 1981 and as such is the longest established member of the National Open College Network.
www.gmocn.ac.uk   (173 words)

 Greater Manchester Holidays: Cheap Holidays in Greater Manchester, England
The former estate of the Earls of Wilton, the park has been owned by Manchester City Council since 1902 and represents 25% of the green space in the city.
Whether it's serious quiet time you're after, or an alternative therapy to pep up flagging energy levels, they can be found at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, housed in a converted warehouse in central Manchester.
Bearing remarkable resemblance to Frank Gehry's masterpiece in Bilbao, with its vast steel curves and cross-water view, the Lowry in Salford is a stunning new arts complex.
www.lastminute.com /site/find/World/Europe/United-Kingdom/England/Greater-Manchester/Greater-Manchester--holiday.html?skin=engb.lastminute.com&DDT=list&CATEGORY=holidays   (495 words)

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