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Manchester's much-derided Piccadilly Gardens to be revamped

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Council promises to turn magnet for anti-social behaviour into ‘family-friendly' civic space At 5.30pm in Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens, three police officers are gathered around a wheelchair parked in front of a gold postbox commemorating Team GB's Olympic cycling success. Sitting in the chair, bent double, is a tiny woman with one leg. “Can you sit up, love?” the officers ask, coaxing her gently upright. They know her name. “We just wanted to check you were OK.” She mumbles that she's fine. As they head off towards the statue of Queen Victoria, the woman immediately slumps forward...
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