Four and five decades after bombs lit the sky 130 miles from Utah’s Washington County, their heirs come today in cancers and tumors, in an impermeable mistrust of government and safety, and in the memories of bloody tears shed by children who died because of these atomic blasts. “People who live here and go to funerals every week, we can’t sit here and talk about it like we’re talking about broccoli.” Michelle Thomas, 48, St. George.
Greater Manchester PoliceBusinessman enjoyed lavish lifestyle after turning old post office into a front for money launderingThe gang has now been jailed for more than 26 yearsM60Grass fire breaks out next to M60 and M67 at Denton Island latest updatesCrews were called to Denton water treatment works, on Manchester Road, just after 4pm on MondayGreater Manchester PoliceHe was gunned down in a hail of bullets from a sub machine gun and his killers have never been caughtThe family of Junaid Khan have now offered a reward of 10,000 to catch those responsibleWhalley RangeCommunity urged to ‘come together’ following ‘outrageous’ criticism of family and friends mourning young rapperMiguel Reynolds, 21, formerly of Whalley Range and Moss Side, died after being shot in the neck on Merseyside. Last week a wake attended by hundreds of mourners was held for Mr Reynolds at Alexandra Park in Whalley RangeGreater Manchester NewsMan found unconscious with ‘extensive’ head injuries in woodlandThe man, who is believed to use a walking stick and is aged in his 50s, was found in woods behind Alexandra Park in WiganManchester City CentreDriver who mowed down man after homophobic abuse in Gay Village has been jailedAaron McDonald, 31, who was kicked and subjected to homophobic abuse, got into his car and drove directly at a group of pedestrians, which included the man he had been arguing withWythenshaweAir ambulance called after motorcyclist hits tree in WythenshawePolice were called to the collision on Cornishway, near the junction of Hilary Road, in Woodhouse Park at around 5.50pm on MondayManchesterThe amazing pictures that tell the story of the 1970s nightclub scene in ManchesterThe Free Trade Hall. Pips, Rotters, The Electric Circus they’re all in here.
These clean, gently humming leviathans served the town proudly right up until August 23, 1963, when a trolley bus pulled into the Cobham Road depot for the very last time. It was covered in flags and bunting and many enthusiasts shared its final journey along Nacton Road. After exactly 40 years, the ‘trackless trolley bus’ era was over..