Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

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1996 JUNE 15: Windows are left blown out in Manchester city centre on Saturday morning after the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated a 3,000lb bomb at 11.17am.

The bomb, left in a van in Corporation Street, was the biggest detonated in Great Britain since World War II.

The IRA had telephoned warnings 90 minutes earlier and around 75,000 people were evacuated from the area. More than 200 were injured but there were no fatalities.

Insurers estimated that the attack caused £700 million damage.

1967 JUNE 12: Hollywood hardman Clint Eastwood samples a pint of beer during his visit to Manchester.

The actor had just risen to fame as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns. He was also well known for playing Rowdy Yates in the TV series Rawhide. …

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