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Where should 'pop-up' cycleways go? We analysed data for 10 cities, 4 of which are shown below, finding that there are 'spare lanes' near city centres in all of them.

Results + interactive maps: cyipt.github.io/tempCycleways/

More: below...
Interpreting the results (this is a starter for 10 where there is excess road space, many other options exist): github.com/cyipt/tempCycl…
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We’re going to post a longish thread about #Manchester based on this photo mosaic aerial shot from 1953. The next aerial image has labels of locations that will be in the thread – they won’t be in numerical order so don’t panic. #FridayFeature
Like many UK cities, Manchester and Salford, were bombed heavily during WWII. Manchester was also the victim of an IRA attack in 1996 which injured 200 people and caused £Ms of damage to the Arndale Centre and vicinity. This thread looks at the areas most affected by bombing.
1 Taken in 1933 this aerial photograph shows Strangeways Prison. The large building with a tower towards the left is the Assize Court. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse in the neo-Gothic style and completed in 1864 the building was demolished in the mid 1950s due to WWII bomb damage.
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If you’ve just started following us...welcome to Skylab Radio. The little radio station, with a big heart! We broadcast #Chillout, #Lounge, #Ambient and #SoftHouse, along with some #Downtempo, #Electronica, #Latino, #Triphop and #BalearicBeats. We broadcast 24 hours a day...
...from #Manchester to Planet Earth. Skylab has been broadcasting for nearly ten years, and we can heard on #DABPlus Digital Radio in #Portsmouth and the surrounding areas of #SouthEastHampshire, via the wonderful @SolentWireless multiplex...
Likewise...we are available on #DABPlus in the #Norwich area, through @futureradio’s “Future Digital Norfolk” multiplex. The mothership can also be heard everywhere via skylabradio.com/listen on your Smartphone, Tablet, Mobile, Smart TV or Smart Speaker. Not bad eh?! 😘
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An Asian grooming gang was free to roam the streets and abuse young girls because police officers were told to “find other ethnicities” to investigate, a detective has claimed.
#Manchester

telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/1…
MI5 and MI6 are recruiting for jobs in Manchester - here's how to apply to work with the security services

manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/m…
MI5 turns a blind eye
Former fighters including Libyan exiles and British-Libyan residents described how MI5 'sorted' their travel.
British government is said to have adopted an 'open door' policy for fighters willing to travel to fight Gaddafi.
wikispooks.com/wiki/2017_Manc…
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1. Thread on Manchester Police failing raped children itv.com/news/2020-01-1…
3. Read the Report yourself 146 page pdf Independent assurance review of the effectiveness of multi-agency
responses to child sexual exploitation
in Greater Manchester greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/media/2569/ope… #OperationAugusta #PoliceFail #Police #OperationAugustaReview #GMP #csa #childabuse
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In just 2 weeks’ time we'll begin the #HubsasHosts Tour, taking 14 delegates representing arts hubs across Southern Africa and the UK to visit 7 of the UK's brightest arts hubs across Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Wigan. @SouthernAfrArts #SouthernAfricaArts #CreativeEconomy # Hubs As Hosts Tour<br />
27th - 31st January<br />
British Council Southern African Arts, Creative Economy and Dana Kohava Segal Logos
First up we’ll be visiting @ParadiseWrks and @ManchesterCraft & Design Centre in #Manchester - both of whom provide vital artist and maker studios, exhibition space and sustain thriving creative communities. Aerial view of Paradise WorksInterior view of Manchester Craft & Design Centre
Then we’ll be taking a trip to #Leeds to visit the newly renovated @LeedsPlayhouse and @SlungLow - each pioneers in community engagement and accessible creative hubs for their city and beyond, staging world class performance and supporting artists. The colourful front of Leeds Playhouse's new buildingSlung Low neon sign glowing above their new base in Holbeck's Working Men's Club
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Who wants an Around the World With Mona in Sequins* thread?

*As she leads chants of Fuck the Patriarchy
#Soweto Theatre at @Abantu_ Dec 2019 #Sequins
#Chicago at @wcfbook and @ChicagoCouncil (video soon) Nov 2019 #Sequins
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Speaking at @Abantu_ in South Africa was last leg in 2019 of #FeministGiant World Tour. It was a privilege & thrill to start it in #Sarajevo with #Bosnia’s first Pride and end it in #Soweto with #AbantuBookFest. Revolution in Sarajevo to revolution in Soweto. It’s been an honour!
Along the way,speaking at Pitchwise in #Sarajevo, @strandbookstore in #NYC, @RMWAdam in #Amsterdam, @McrLitFest in #Manchester, @akefestival in #Lagos, @wcfbook in #Chicago, also in #Brooklyn, #Ottawa, #Sydney, #Melbourne & turning #Australia upside down via TV. It’s been a ride!
So many incredible audiences & new friends along the way. Many thanks to all who came to hear me speak. Many thanks for the love and the gifts. So many powerful experiences. I’ve returned home full. Time now to reflect and then write about these three months. #FeministGiant
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I hate to make political points of a tragedy like #LondonBridge but since the #Conservative party are lying through their teeth trying to blame #Labour its time to remind people of Tory complicity & responsibility for blow back terrorism. Here’s a brief thread. Pls RT #Marr etc
1. Back in 2011 David Cameron was PM & Theresa May Home Sec: UK Gov was actively seeking to topple Gaddafi using scaremongering like “massacre about to happen”. UK along with usual invaders France & US started illegally bombing #Libya : foreign jihadi fighters were needed
2. Salman Abedi ( #Manchester bomber) & his father were members of a Libyan dissident group – the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) – covertly supported by the UK to assassinate Qadafi in 1996. At this time, the LIFG was an affiliate of Osama Bin Laden’s #alqaeda . #Marr
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🔊🔊SATURDAY 07/09
#StopTheCoup Protests (A-Z)

#ABERGAVENNY, Market Hall, 19.00
#BIRMINGHAM, Victoria Sq, 14.00
#BOURNEMOUTH, Square, 11.00
#BRISTOL, College Green, 12.00
#CHELTENHAM, The Prom, 12.00
#CHESTER, Bridge st (caffe Nero), 13.00

1/
#CHIPPENHAM, Town Bridge, 11.00
#CIRENSESTER,Market Place, 14.00
#CINDENFORD,35 High street, 18.00
#CUPAR, Cupar Street, 10.00
#ELY, Lighthouse Auditorium, 14.00
#EXETER, Princesshay, 14.00
#FAVERSHAM, Market area(stall), 10.00

2/
#GUILDFORD, high Street(Monsoon), 14.00
#GLOUCESTER, Eastgate Street, 10.00
#HARPENDEN, High Street, 10.00
#HEXHAM, Abbey, 11.00
#HITCHIN, Bancroft Park, 12.00
#HORSHAM,out Cafe Nero, 10.00
#HOVE, Peace statue, 19.30
#KENDAL, New road, 11.00
#LANCASTER, Town Hall, 13.00

3/
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.@teaelleu has compiled an amazing (and shocking) collection of ALL the news headlines in the UK media to illustrate the coverage of “transgender” stories over a year.

878 articles in 365 days... for a community comprising only 0.6% of the population.

➡️ teau.me/fourth-estate
.@thetimes & @thesundaytimes published 158 articles about transgender issues over the course of one year.

You can view images of all the headlines here (the sheer volume of them shows a level of obsession unmatched by any other publication) ⤵️
teau.me/times-of-london
The @DailyMailUK / @MailOnline published 128 articles about transgender issues over the course of one year.

See all the headlines here (how many do you think might be positive???) ⤵️
teau.me/daily-mail
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After the #MetPolice tried & failed to frame me & after ex #MetPoliceUK turned private investigators @Surelock_ tried & failed to frame me & my mum, attempt number 3 was #EE & #UKMail. I had never used @EE but they made me their customer

#SwitchtoO2 #o2 #Vodafone #Three #LBC
#EE said I had ordered mobile phones & sim cards & #UKMail said they had delivered them to me (with me showing my passport) at home. I did neither. I didn't order any mobiles & I didn't receive any mobiles. It was a complete stitch up

#dontbuythesun #c4news #r4today #itvnews
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Quick thread about the local elections, @UKLabour, #Brexit and that awful letter signed by my Labour MP and 24 others. To cut a long story short, the Labour canvassers are so furious at @MikeKaneMP that one of them did this: ripped his picture off the calling card.
Apparently these poor activists have had enormous difficulty on the doorstep because of the parliamentary party's support for #ToryBrexit and @MikeKaneMP's betrayal of Labour ideals by signing this letter. 2/n
These two local @UKLabour activists were just as furious as me about Labour's outrageous position of attempting to push through the right-wing coup that is #Brexit, despite Labour's previous promises to protect jobs and prosperity (remember the 6 tests?)
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their day jobs properly & decided to take the law into their own hands. It started as a small cover up 12 years ago but has turned into British State Persecution.

#Skynews #BBCNews #DailyMail #Guardian #Euronews
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their jobs properly & then decided to take the law into their own hands. The result of this decision has led to events stranger than fiction

#BBCNews #Skynews #Itvnews #Channel4News #ThisMorning #TheresaMay #UKGov #LBC
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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It's a criminal offence to falsifying a legal instrument. But if the #MetPolice / #LBRUT do it, then there is not even an investigation. 12 years of silence. Evidence to prove it - ukcoverup.com/search-warrant-

#skynews #lbc #theresamay #uk #bbcnews #coverup #c4news #worldnews #ukgov
Welcome to the #Metpolice who also changed & falsified my arrest details. Have a look at the evidence here ukcoverup.com/arrest-details as it's all easy to prove & that's why it's never addressed

#R4today #corruption #coverup #leadership #values #corevalues #bbcnews #skynews #itvnews
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Dear @BBCR4Feedback
Tomorrow I will post a package of #StopBrexit paraphernalia to you
The materials are used by the Remain campaign & have been crowdfunded
I will also post prints of photos from the last 21 months (see thread below) so you can see what you haven't been covering
1/It has taken me several hours to compile nearly 2 years of photos from the #Remain campaign into this 22 page document, however i felt it necessary to do so in order to illustrate to the #BBC the extent and commitment of our campaign which you haven't been acknowledging.
2/July 2016 #StopBrexit march in #London
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1) Why am I, a remainer from Kent, putting all my energy into the #GreatNorthernMarch, rather than just getting on with activities in my own region?
It's because we need to mobilise the North to win this fight against Brexit. The north is where Brexit can and will be stopped.
2) If it were just about passion, I’d be going to Maidenhead on 24 March – to shout at Theresa May and wave a flag. But passion itself is going to get us nowhere. We need strategy to succeed. And the North is the place where we can best turn the tide.
3) The great cities of the North voted remain – the people of #Manchester, #Leeds, #Liverpool and #York knew what was and still is in their best interest. They all have strong groups: @Mcr4eu, @leedseurope, @Liverpool4EU and @York4EU who go on the streets and keep up the fight.
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Download @Chris_Boardman's #MadeToMoveGM report from: greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/download/downl…
View the press release at: greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/news/article/2…
It's time to get #GMMoving, with (much) more #walking and #cycling!
Excellent mission statement from @greatermcr #cycling and #walking commissioner @Chris_Boardman:
"Riding a bicycle or crossing a street should not require bravery."
Indeed.
What does @Chris_Boardman's #MadeToMoveGM report mean for the everyday driver?

"Even drivers will benefit, as more #cycling and #walking takes short journeys off the roads, reducing congestion for those who are reliant on a vehicle for work."

What are we waiting for?

Onwards!
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1. A thread about cronyism in #Manchester
2. In 2014 Sir Howard Bernstein was chief exec of Manchester City Council which did large commercial property deal with Abu Dhabi govt
3. Manchester City Council wrote an internal report which set out “the detailed commercial arrangements” of the deal with Abu Dhabi
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