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Family 'disgusted' over flag ban at Manchester cemetery

Grieving families have been told to remove flags from graves in one of Britain's largest cemeteries.

Manchester City Council has said all flags must be taken down in Southern Cemetery in Chorlton by 3 April after it received "a number of complaints" from people who feel they are inappropriate.

They want the flags, many of which are Irish, to be removed to make the cemetery "a quiet place of reflection".

Adam Collins, 20, said his family were "disgusted" after being told to remove an Irish flag from the grave of his grandfather James Collins, from County Mayo.

  • 29 Mar 2016