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Watch our great city on T.V.

Manchester will be on T.V. for three hours on the 22nd of May. Starting at 3:00 on BBC 2

At 3:00 on the 22nd may BBC 2 the Visa Paralympic World Cup and straight after at 4:30 the BUPA Great Manchester Run will show case Manchester to the world.

Paralympic World Cup

The inaugural Visa Paralympic World Cup has been hailed a grest success by the British Paraliypic Association and the International Paralympic Committee.

"The Visa Paralympic World Cup is a tremendous showpiece for the world's best elite athletes with a disability. The action over four days of intense competition has brought a new era in elite disability sport."
Phil Lane Cheif Executive of the British Paralympic Association.

"The Visa Paralympic World Cup is set to become a premier multi- sport event in the IPC calendar. The Paralypic family was welcomed in Manchester in fine style with the alhletes performing to world-class stanards. The Paralympic Spirit is alive and well."
Phil Craven President of the International Paralympic Committee.

Then straight after the Paralympic World Cup is the BUPA Great Manchester run from 4:30 to 6pm.

Manchester City Centre

Watch 20,000 (and me) fun, charity and elite runners and an all-star cast of celebrities line up to participate in the BBC televised 10 kilometre running event.
There's entertainment along the route and the special festival atmosphere continues throughout the afternoon and evening, as music from around the world takes over the city. It's a fantastic day of fun for everyone.
 

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Just seen a dance music video (which was to a pants song) on MTV not long since that is filmed in Manc.. Called something like 'Dancing DJ's VS Roxette' (forget name of the song) but its filmed infront of Portland at night and they've added big Picadilly Circus-type screens to low-rise buildings and put techno lights and allsorts on Portland, City tower and others.. If only the city was that techno at night, lol.. keep an eye out for it or look on the net for the video.. (which I may try and do now)
 

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Coldplay

Just saw coldplay at the bolton rebok last night, excelent gig even though it pissed it down during the support bands. At the end of their set Chris Martin told everyone that they were going to shoot the video for their next single "fix you". He asked us all to be extras and that they were going to play the song twice. Very odd to here the last song played twice. Anyway everyone got on each others sholders and really got into it so the video should be pretty good. It wasn't completely dark at that time so you should be able to see the arena quite well.
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Just saw coldplay at the bolton rebok last night, excelent gig even though it pissed it down during the support bands. At the end of their set Chris Martin told everyone that they were going to shoot the video for their next single "fix you". He asked us all to be extras and that they were going to play the song twice. Very odd to here the last song played twice. Anyway everyone got on each others sholders and really got into it so the video should be pretty good. It wasn't completely dark at that time so you should be able to see the arena quite well.
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Yep, Coldplay were excellent last night. Bizarre doings with Fix You, but what a great song and such a fantastic atmosphere. The blow up doll incident creased me

Completely off topic, but who cares.
 

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Music Video shot in City Centre

Dunno if anyone has seen this yet but a remix cover of one of Roxettes songs is being released on the 25th (Fading like a Flower by Dancing DJs vs Roxette), and the video is shot in the city centre, mainly on portland street an a few other locations with portland tower and hotel and city tower as the backdrop. The video makes the city look really imposing, particulary the portland tower, far more than it is in reality. Anyway keeps your eyes open for it, portrays the city in an excellent light, I'll reserve judgement on the song itself.
 

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From Property Week:

The BBC should switch over to Manchester

Within the next six weeks the BBC’s board of governors will be presented with a report that will recommend whether sport, children’s TV and Radio 5 Live should move to Manchester.

15.07.2005

By Giles Barrie

As our north-west feature shows, the region is thriving – so much so that a raft of shopping centre development is planned stretching from Chester to Liverpool to Penrith.

The BBC should also endorse the region by moving 1,800 of its people there. The reality, though, may be different, and Property Week understands that journalists are leading the revolt from within. There are also murmurings within the Corporation about the expense of shifting people to Manchester, the cost of building new property and proving value for money.

The initial driving force behind the move, former head of BBC Sport Peter salmon, has left for the independent sector. There is also the argument that sport should not move now that London is to stage the 2012 Olympics.

All these prejudices and arguments are fundamentally wrong.

First, BBC staff would do well to move out of their cosy south-eastern existence. Many of us in publishing know people at the Corporation, and many of them, while talented, lead a blinkered existence through rose-tinted, metropolitan spectacles. A stint in the north-west would do them good.

Second, the whole point of the Lyons review into the government estate is to save money. Property in the north-west may not be as cheap as in some locations, but it is certainly cheaper than west London.

The government, though, needs to play its part by not restricting the licence fee at a time when up to £800m could be needed for the move.

Third, this initiative should not be seen as Salmon’s, but director-general Mark Thompson’s. The whole country, Manchester included, is looking to the BBC to prove that licence fee-payers are getting value for money.

And fourth, the lowlife perpetrators of last week’s London bombings may have thought twice about trying to disrupt the capital if a major organ of our society such as the BBC had a significant base outside the south-east.

It is suggested that the BBC should move in with ITV to create a media village on the site of the Granada studios to the west of Manchester city centre. The Broadcasting Act is forcing this kind of collocation to create cost savings, and ITV chief executive Charles Allen is open to the idea.

Now, more than ever, the BBC’s property team and its board of governors
 

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"Now, more than ever, the BBC’s property team and its board of governors need to play their part by forcing through the move to Manchester."
 

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From Property Week:

The BBC should switch over to Manchester

Within the next six weeks the BBC’s board of governors will be presented with a report that will recommend whether sport, children’s TV and Radio 5 Live should move to Manchester.

15.07.2005

By Giles Barrie

As our north-west feature shows, the region is thriving – so much so that a raft of shopping centre development is planned stretching from Chester to Liverpool to Penrith.

The BBC should also endorse the region by moving 1,800 of its people there. The reality, though, may be different, and Property Week understands that journalists are leading the revolt from within. There are also murmurings within the Corporation about the expense of shifting people to Manchester, the cost of building new property and proving value for money.

The initial driving force behind the move, former head of BBC Sport Peter salmon, has left for the independent sector. There is also the argument that sport should not move now that London is to stage the 2012 Olympics.

All these prejudices and arguments are fundamentally wrong.

First, BBC staff would do well to move out of their cosy south-eastern existence. Many of us in publishing know people at the Corporation, and many of them, while talented, lead a blinkered existence through rose-tinted, metropolitan spectacles. A stint in the north-west would do them good.

Second, the whole point of the Lyons review into the government estate is to save money. Property in the north-west may not be as cheap as in some locations, but it is certainly cheaper than west London.

The government, though, needs to play its part by not restricting the licence fee at a time when up to £800m could be needed for the move.

Third, this initiative should not be seen as Salmon’s, but director-general Mark Thompson’s. The whole country, Manchester included, is looking to the BBC to prove that licence fee-payers are getting value for money.

And fourth, the lowlife perpetrators of last week’s London bombings may have thought twice about trying to disrupt the capital if a major organ of our society such as the BBC had a significant base outside the south-east.

It is suggested that the BBC should move in with ITV to create a media village on the site of the Granada studios to the west of Manchester city centre. The Broadcasting Act is forcing this kind of collocation to create cost savings, and ITV chief executive Charles Allen is open to the idea.

Now, more than ever, the BBC’s property team and its board of governors
"The lowlife perpetrators of last weeks London bombings may have thought twice about trying to disrupt the capital if a major organ of our society such as the BBC had a significant base outside the South East"....yeah right batman :bash:
 
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