(1) Police say advanced technology in mobile phones is behind a steep rise in vehicle crime in south Manchester.(2) Many follow the island's 1,365 miles of irrigation channels, called levadas, stretches of which run along steep slopes with precipitous drops to one side.(3) Prices are steep , with rooms beginning at 130 euros a night, meals excluded.(4) God is back, according to a recent survey in which 59% said he was meaningful to them etc, representing a steep rise in religious feeling.(5) Despite steep rises in crime after the 1960s similar to Britain, countries such as America, France and Germany have all been more effective at tackling it.(6) But banks could end up paying a steep price for such fees if any of the complex deals start to unravel - a higher risk in the middle of an economic downturn.(7) The lavatory is on the same level as the rest of the box - at the top of two long, steep flights of stairs.(8) Other independent traders who are facing steep rises include Tony Nixon, owner of a second-hand car dealership in Bournemouth, Dorset.(9) The Danish Kitchen in High Ousegate has no disabled toilets at all, and the ordinary toilets are up an impossibly steep flight of stairs.(10) Although prices are steep , there is a huge demand for high-quality property in Europe's top ski resorts.(11) The service was amicable, the ambience was charming, and though the prices were fairly steep for Sofia standards, the experience was worth it.(12) Not only is there going to be a steady and steep rise in the numbers needing long-term care, but there is a falling number of those of working age paying the tax to provide it.(13) Big corporations, meanwhile, will get hit especially hard by the steep rise in property taxes.(14) However, this increase must be placed in the context of a steep rise in the cost to the Exchequer of disease eradication measures in recent years.(15) Franz could see that they were heading west, up into the steep slopes of the Continental Divide, angling towards Berthoud Pass.(16) She had to hit the ball at just the right angle off the side to make it roll up a steep slope around a curve.