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Portrait of world’s oldest working computer rediscovered in Manchester cafe

Portrait of world’s oldest working computer rediscovered in Manchester cafe

A long-lost portrait of the world's oldest working digital computer has been rediscovered on the wall of a cafe bar in Manchester.

Artist John Yeadon first saw the Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computation from Harwell (Witch) in the Museum of Science & Industry in Birmingham in 1982. The computer fascinated the artist.

Yeadon described the computer as a dusty hunk of electric and mechanical hardware that reminded him of the disturbing 1950's Quatermass science fiction TV series, in a near-lifesize 2 by 3-metre Portrait of a Dead Witch.

Manchester businessman announces special discount for people with ginger hair

Manchester businessman announces special discount for people with ginger hair

A Manchester businessman who runs a burger and chicken eatery has announced an eye-catching decision to launch a special “ginger discount” for people who have ginger hair.

Mark Linaker, the operator of gourmet burger & chicken supplier Ginger’s Grill in Prestatyn, north Wales, announced that all “genuine redheads” would be able to enjoy a discount of 20 per cent off their meals when the restaurant would opens on Prestatyn High Street in April.

Louis van Gaal omitted from Manchester United’s promotional video

Louis van Gaal omitted from Manchester United’s promotional video

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal’s nonexistence in the recently released promotional video for the team’s summer tour of China has placed further doubt on the Dutchman’s future with the club.

Van Gaal’s position at Manchester United has long been the subject of speculation as some unconfirmed reports suggested that former Chelsea manager José Mourinho could replace the incumbent manager.

Manchester club being condemned for offering ‘free midget’ with VIP booking

Manchester club being condemned for offering ‘free midget’ with VIP booking

A Manchester night club has been condemned as ‘distasteful’ and ‘discriminatory’ for the reason that it is offering a ‘free dwarf’ with every bigwig/VIP table booking.

The Closet that operates a night at The Oxford Club in the city explained that the VIP package offering booking at a price of £850. The so-called Ballers Booth includes entry for a maximum of fifteen people, four bottles of vodka, one bottle of champagne, and mixers and ‘a free midget’.

First Group bus collides with CIS Tower in Manchester

First Group bus collides with CIS Tower in Manchester

A double-decker bus hit one of the tallest buildings in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon as the driver attempted a tricky manoeuvre misjudged the move, authorities said.

The driver of the bus in question was reportedly trying to make a three-point turn when the vehicle slammed into the side of the CIS Tower in the city centre Tuesday afternoon.

Some eye witnesses told investigators that the bus’ driver attempted a tricky manoeuvre between Dantzic and Miller streets, but he severely misjudged the move, which caused the accident.

Gay Village bar slapped with harsh restrictions after customers injured from glassings

Gay Village bar slapped with harsh restrictions after customers injured from gla

A Gay Village bar in Manchester has been banned from using glass receptacles and slapped with other harsh restrictions after some customers were injured from glassings, authorities confirmed.

Law enforcement officials said Greater Manchester Police reviewed the premises licence and took the action after learning about the incidents and indecent behaviour at the bar.

Shearer warns Guardiola he might be managing Manchester City in next Europa League

Shearer warns Guardiola he might be managing Manchester City in next Europa Leag

As Manchester City continued to struggle with a fifth home league rout on Sunday, Alan Shearer warned Pep Guardiola that he might be managing a team in the Europa League next season.

At the Etihad Stadium yesterday, Manchester United scored a 1-0 victory, closing the gap on fourth-placed Manchester City to a solitary point in the process. Now the two rivals will have to fight for a Champions League berth over the Premier League season’s final eight games.

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