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A major feature of the ‘Manc’ accent is disappearing – but not in North Manchester

A major feature of the ‘Manc’ accent is disappearing – but not in North Manchester

New research by an expert at The University of Manchester has found that a major aspect of the traditional ‘Manc’ accent is still going strong in northern parts of the city, but is disappearing from people’s speech elsewhere. Linguistics expert Dr Maciej Baranowski wanted to find out whether there is any linguistic evidence for the popular view that the north Manchester accent sounds different from the one spoken in south Manchester. He talked to 122 people from areas within the M60 motorway, as well as those immediately to the south such as Wythenshawe and Stockport. He found that the...

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UK recycling system requires 'dramatic overhaul', report finds

UK recycling system requires 'dramatic overhaul', report finds

The UK’s recycling system requires a dramatic overhaul to effectively tackle the issue of plastic waste, according to a new report published by The University of Manchester’s One Bin to Rule Them All project team. According to the report, titled Tackling Household Plastic Waste: Best Practice for a Circular Plastics Economy, a lack of standardisation across the plastics supply chain is contributing to the UK’s failure to transition to a circular economy. As the culmination of a three-year £1.5m interdisciplinary ‘One Bin to Rule Them All’ project – led by The University of Manchester...

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