Mobike Politely Removes Bikes From Hire in Manchester

Mobike has followed through with its threat to pull its fleet of hire bikes out of Manchester, and is now returning the deposits and account credit of local users and shipping the bikes out to other spots around the UK. Read More >>

Bike-Sharer Could be Hounded Out of Manchester by Vandals

The bike-sharing trend is taking another pounding today, with Mobike — operator of several city cycle hire schemes in the UK — threatening to pull out of Manchester unless the locals start treating its fleet of orange rental bikes with a bit more respect. We suspect saying this publicly may indeed have the opposite effect and more will start making their way up trees and around lamp posts. Read More >>

Local Poshos Say “Not In Our Lovely Gentrified Streets” to New McDonald’s Opening

Burger chain McDonald's is facing a protest in the tidy streets of Manchester's East Didsbury area, where the locals would rather it didn't open up one of those drive-through car window burger shops that are popular with the common man. Read More >>

The Smiths Sort of Reform But Without the Problematic One

Some men will be standing on a stage calling themselves an approximation of The Smiths again this year, although, with the best will in the world, it's not quite the blockbuster reunion the music world both desperately wants and also doesn't really want at all. Read More >>

Thousands of Bikes About to Rain Down on Manchester

Manchester's about to be beset by bicycles, like in the fake Morrissey video but with helmets and lycra and angry confrontations with van drivers now, thanks to Chinese bike-share giant Mobike. Read More >>

Manchester Crucifixion Cancelled

A bizarre crowdfunding appeal that offered one lucky backer a "full crucifixion experience" has been cancelled, due to obvious reasons to do with a few people still believing in god and lots of other people still having a modicum of taste. Read More >>

Footballers Struggle With Architecture

The modern architectural powerhouse partnership that is ex-footballers Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are having a bit of a bad time with designing buildings, after public reaction to their planned bronze Manchester twin towers likened the £200m development to a vertical catastrophe that would straddle the area like the legs of a giant idiot caught doing a metaphorical wee on the streets below. Read More >>

UberEats Arrives in Second UK City: Manchester

UberEats, the cab app's answer to Deliveroo, has arrived in Manchester - its second UK city after London, and its third global city called Manchester (it's already in Manchesters New Hampshire and Connecticut). Read More >>

World First Drug Trial in Manchester Leaves Man With No Trace of Cancer

Medical science took another step towards finding a cure for cancer today with the news that experimental NHS cancer centre The Christie has participated in a world-first drug trial that has left a 60-year-old man with no trace of the disease. Read More >>

Behold: The Tightest Knot Ever

A team of scientists from the University of Manchester has successfully created a 192-atom, eight-crossing knot that paves the way for exciting new materials. Measuring 20 millionths of a millimetre across, the knot braids molecular strands together in a tighter formation than ever before, as reported today in the journal Science. Read More >>

Manchester Megabus Passengers Say Driver Imprisoned Them

Megabus is involved in a dispute with passengers of yesterday’s Manchester to London Victoria service, following claims that their driver abandoned for two hours. The coach was due to reach its destination at 11.30am after setting off at 6.40am, but instead arrived at Victoria at 2pm, due to an issue at Watford Gap services. Read More >>

Manchester Council Has Banned Swearing in Public

Manchester's poshed-up riverside development of Salford Quays would like its residents and visitors to start acting a bit more gentlemanly seeing as the industrial premises have now all been turned into nice flats, with the local council introducing an order to ban public swearing -- on the peril of a spot fine if caught effing or blinding. Read More >>

This is What Manchester Wankers Search For on Pornhub

Manchester’s done well to establish itself as the home of the UK's third-largest population of sex-crazed Pornhub-bers. After digging out the stats with the porn giant, we’ve discovered that Mancunians have some unusual fantasies. ‘Gay daddy’ and ‘gay straight guys’ are right up there with ‘scally’ and ‘chav’ in the strangeness stakes, proving that the city’s retained its... edge. Read More >>

Pornhub and Gizmodo UK Present a Complete Guide to UK Porn Habits

Pornhub’s done some terrific work regarding porn stats of late, breaking down the browsing habits of wankers all over the world. Being major smut guzzlers ourselves, we at Giz UK wanted a piece of the x-rated action, and have worked alongside the porn giant to bring you the complete guide to UK porn habits. Read More >>

Manchester Gets £10m to Test Talking Bus Stops, Biometric Sensors and Bike-Sharing

Manchester has been given a governmental handout of £10m, to help drive the development of the "Internet of Things" in the city. You can expect to see some talking bus stops rolled out, plus "sensors in parks" so app developers can award you with smiley faces when you bravely go out for a walk. Read More >>