Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

I'm Sure He Loves MCR Too, but His Manchester Is Worlds Away from Ours

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

I'm Sure He Loves MCR Too, but His Manchester Is Worlds Away from Ours

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A PICTURE of a man sleeping rough under a I Love Manchester sign has sparked a debate concerning the city's homeless issue.

Nathan Burke was walking past Selfridges when he took the picture. He said the contrast of the message behind the sign and the abject poverty suffered by the man below 'struck a chord.' .

He uploaded the photo onto his Facebook profile, saying: "I'm sure he loves MCR too, but his Manchester is worlds away from ours" - and said it got scores of his friends talking.

Now Nathan wants to share the picture with the wider community, in the hope that people take note of what is going on around them.

"The image speaks volumes. I hope it gets people talking and raises awareness. We are all so accustomed to seeing people in doorways sleeping rough or slouched over benches that it no longer shocks us as it once did," he said. …

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