architecture
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 >>

uber
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 >>

cancer
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 >>

science
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 >>

transport
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 >>

wtf
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 >>

porn
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 >>

porn
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 >>

transport
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 >>

factmodo
What Lies Below Special: Inside Britain’s Secret Subterranean Spaces

Throughout 2014 we've been looking at what lies underneath some of the UK's largest cities. Bow it's time to reflect on some of our favourite secret subterranean space – and discover some new ones as well. Read More >>

transport
Five Northern Cities Push for £15bn Infrastructure Upgrade

The cities of Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield are hoping to encourage the chancellor to approve £15bn of upgrades for the north of the country, enhancing local rail links so the area can better compete with the London money machine down south. Read More >>

wtf
Drunk Man United Fan Dials 999 Asking for Fergie

Greater Manchester Police had to issue a statement via their Facebook page last night advising on the proper time to call 999 after a drunken man phoned the emergency number demanding to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson after Manchester United's defeat to Sunderland. Read More >>

crime
Manchester Shop Worker Threatened at Gunpoint For Refusing £1 Beer Discount

Now, maybe I'm not cut out for this criminal business, but if I was going to run the risk of prison or being shot by police for attempting an armed robbery, I'd probably set my sights a bit higher than one of Manchester's One Stop newsagents. And I certainly wouldn't risk it for a £1 beer discount. Read More >>

3d printing
Manchester Cops Seize 3D Printed Gun in Mass Organised Crime Bust

A possibly dangerous Liberator 3D printed gun has been found by police as part of a larger drugs bust around the country, with Manchester cops finding components that could make a "viable gun" in a house in Baguley.  Read More >>

money
Pay for Parking With Conkers in Manchester and Leeds

The Merrion Centre and Clarence Dock car parks in Leeds, and 30 Tariff Street in Manchester, are good places to park if you're up there at the moment, thanks to attendants currently on hand to accept payment in conkers. One conker = 20p is the current exchange rate this week. Read More >>