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Why Guy Fawkes night is dreaded by many in inner-city areas of Britain

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In Britain, 5th November is Bonfire Night. When it’s traditional to let off fireworks and burn a dummy of Guy Fawkes, who tried to blow up Parliament in 1605.

However, for many people in inner-city areas, this has become a time of year that they dread. This video is a glimpse into why.

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An inconvenient truth: Gay Manchester was better 20 years ago

I get tired of newspaper articles that make out that the gay 'scene' in Manchester used to be so seedy and bad years ago, but now it is so wonderful. It just isn't true. Take this article from 2003 which appeared in The Manchester Evening News -- a newspaper that can be relied on to […]