Charity Shields

Liverpool and Manchester United are old hands at playing each in the football season’s annual curtain-raiser – the Community Shield. The close rivals have notched up five memorable clashes between them – in 1965, 1977, 1983, 1990 and 2001…

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Salford

Salford was at a crossroads when a cameraman flew over the city to produce a remarkable set of aerial photographs in July 1974. Some Victorian terraces still stood in regimented rows, while others were being torn down in the biggest slum clearances Manchester had ever witnessed.

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Boxing

Boxing and Belle Vue have always gone together hand in glove stretching back to the 1920s. Some of Britain’s most famous boxers fought at the King’s Hall over the years, including Manchester’s own champions Len Johnson, Tony Barlow and Frank Johnson.

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Hall of Fame – Margaret Beckett

As a politician, Dame Margaret Beckett has always been something of a trailblazer. The Labour MP, born in Ashton-under-Lyne, became Britain’s first female Foreign Secretary in 2006 and has held a number of Cabinet posts. When John Smith died in 1994, she became the...

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Hall Of Fame – Fred Perry

Perry first started playing tennis on public courts near his family home. His exceptional speed at table tennis served him well as he progressed through the amateur tennis ranks. His 1936 Wimbledon triumph against German Baron Gottfried von Cramm was the quickest men’s final in the 20th century and the second fastest of all time!

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Take That

iNostalgia looks back at the extraordinary success of Manchester band Take That, from the early years playing pubs and clubs to superstardom in 1996…

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