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  • The North West in the News Again

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    Albert Dock, Liverpool

    Our home turf has been all over the media again over the last week or so.  Middleton and Heywood - the constituency that fills the triangular space between Oldham, Bury and Rochdale - got its new MP, Liz McInness, following the death of Jim Dobbin.  The RIBA Stirling Architecture Prize was awarded to Liverpool’s completely rebuilt Everyman Theatre.

  • When it’s too smart a house for UPVC gutters, choose aluminium

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    Mink coloured Intercounty Nimbus Ogee Gutter 1

    You have chosen that cool, ergonomically perfect kitchen, installed a gorgeous, luxurious bathroom, created a lounge in which you can unwind at the end of each hard-working day, and you have carefully cultivated a lovely garden and patio for your well-deserved relaxation time on those long summer Sunday afternoons.  You would hardly, now, go and spoil it all with run-of-the-mill plastic gutters of the kind that can be bought off-the-shelf in DIY chain stores. 

  • Manchester the new capital of the North?

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    Manchester Town Hall

    Manchester has been the focal point of much interest and speculation in recent weeks, involving national and international attention.  A few weeks ago we had the Soccerex Conference: Sepp Blatter and friends came to town to discuss football’s future, including the thorny issue of the selection of the next two World Cup countries.  This week the Labour Party arrived for its annual conference.  Both conventions were held at Manchester Central, which was previously the G-Mex Centre and prior to that, for those with long memories, Central Station.

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