Daily Blog 05/09/2011

  • Student cyclists across Greater Manchester are being urged to saddle up and beat the bike thieves by taking advantage of free bike security schemes, following the theft of more than 5,200 pedal bikes last year.

    Between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011, 5,265 bikes were stolen from across Greater Manchester – a nine per cent increase compared to the same period in the previous year.

    tags: bike theft manchester

  • Wearing a gray mechanic-style jumpsuit with the nickname “Lulu” embroidered on the lapel, 9-year-old Emma Ganem lowered an orange welding helmet over her small freckled face and fired up a blow torch.

    Blue sparks flew behind her red ponytail as she welded the frame of a rusted 1931 Ford sedan parked inside her father’s garage.

    tags: hotrod

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