The city of Manchester has shown its mettle, its warmth, and its capacity for togetherness in a number of ways since Monday night’s terrorist attack – from hotels offering free rooms to the stranded to acts of kindness in churches, temples, cafés and pubs; from the long queues of blood donors to the thousands-strong vigil in Albert Square. And here’s another one to add to the list: Mike Sweeney on BBC Radio Manchester.
Having begun Tuesday with Today, where Nick Robinson and Justin Webb were sombrely manning the desk, I tuned in to Sweeney’s show via the BBC website. Among other things, I wanted to hear how a local radio station was dealing with a news story of such awful magnitude. Sweeney, a...
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