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Piccadilly Rats dancer tumbles from float during Manchester Irish parade

Piccadilly Rats dancer tumbles from float during Manchester Irish parade

An elderly member of renowned band the Piccadilly Rats was rushed to hospital after he tumbled from a flatbed truck on Lloyd Street during Manchester Irish parade, organizers confirmed.

Tommy Pigott, a 74-year-old dancer the band Piccadilly Rats, fell from a float as the parade reached its finishing point at around 2 p.m. yesterday. The dancer tumbled almost five feet and fell unconscious.

Concord Reservoir car crash injures driver, state trooper

Concord Reservoir car crash injures driver, state trooper

A recent car crash in Concord left the driver as well as a Massachusetts State Police Trooper with multiple minor injuries, authorities confirmed.

State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Joachim said the 50-year-old driver of the car hit a construction barrier and the impact flipped the vehicle into the Concord Reservoir. Luckily, the driver was able to free himself from the front seat and move into the back seat where an air bubble was present.

LEGO-made Central Library & other landmarks to be showcased in Manchester this summer

LEGO-made Central Library & other landmarks to be showcased in Manchester this s

Some of Northern Brickworks' awfully remarkable LEGO builds, including 'Manchester Brickadilly' and a replica Bolton town hall, will be showcased in the city this summer.

Manchester's Central Library is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city; it was never before seen made of LEGO. Bolton LEGO enthusiast Robert Clarkson created the incredible miniature model of the Central Library from 20,000 bricks and some other parts.

Academics unearth discarded plan that proposed L.A.-type freeway system for Manchester

Academics unearth discarded plan that proposed L.A.-type freeway system for Manc

A new research has revealed that massive concrete motorways would have sailed over Manchester under a decades-old master plan that failed gain approval and never came to fruition.

In the 1960s, city planners had proposed a vast network of highways, modeled after Los Angeles' highway system. The proposed highways would have stretched out from the Mancunian Way, cutting through Hulme, Moss Side and Longsight, creating an inter- linking 'spiders web' of transportation infrastructure.

The plan, which was called SELNEC plan, was unearthed by a group of academics at Manchester University.

Concord is one of the world’s best places to retire: Condé Nast

Concord is one of the world’s best places to retire: Condé Nast

Concord, the largest city in the Contra Costa County, has been named one of the ten best places in the world to retire by the luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

According to Condé Nast Traveler, Concord is one of the world's best cities to retire because of its location and the availability of numerous amenities.

The luxury travel magazine noted that the city of Concord is quite close to San Francisco, and has BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) stations, farmers markets and hospitals, which are very important amenity for an aging population.

N.H. mill workers speak particular American variant of French

N.H. mill workers speak particular American variant of French

Berlin in New Hampshire is considered as an out-of-the-way type of place. It is interesting to note there that Berlin is the largest town in the Coös County, where the border of New Hampshire meets Québec.

A huge paper mill of the town closed around 10 years back, but its formers workers and the families are still attracting attention, thanks to the unique language that they speak.

USAF names seven top-tier suppliers for Northrop B-21 bomber

USAF names seven top-tier suppliers for Northrop B-21 bomber

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) on Monday named a total of seven top-tier defense equipment makers as suppliers for the under-development Northrop Grumman B-21 bomber.

USAF Secretary Deborah Lee James named Pratt & Whitney, BAE Systems, Spirit Aerosystems, Orbital ATK, Rockwell Collins, GKN Aerospace and Janicki Industries as the suppliers for the new bomber.

East Hartford, Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney is United Technologies-owned military engines manufacturer. It already powers the U.S. military’s combat aircraft Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.

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