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Castlefield meeting and a real cop shop: Thursday 20 December

City news in 250 words

Published on December 20th 2007.

JONNY EVANS, the Manchester United player at the centre of the rape allegations following the club’s Christmas party on Monday, is to deny any wrong-doing. The talented Northern Irish 19-year-old central defender has voluntarily attended Grey Mare Lane police station for questioning over the alleged incident which is still under investigation.

TAKE THAT fans had to show patience when everything changed at their MEN concert last night. 15,000 audience members had to pray that the band would come back for good when a fire alarm delayed their appearance. Assured it would only take a minute, the band eventually arrived on stage an hour late. Their version of ‘Relight my fire’ caused no concern to firefighters called to the scene.

CASTLEFIELD is to be the focus of another Manchester Confidential meeting on Thursday 10 January – following the August event this year. The meeting will again examine the condition of this vital area of the city. In particular the meeting will look at the proposed seven storey structure on the site of the former Jackson’s Wharf pub and whether it is suitable in scale and purpose for the country’s oldest and original Urban Heritage Park.

THE FALLOWFIELD Sainsbury’s store is to double-up as a Police Station, with patrols beginning and ending at the shop. As many as fourteen officers will be given a room at the supermarket in a bid to provide a more visible and accessible public presence. The scheme has already been guinea-pigged with success in parts of West Yorkshire.

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PrideOfManchester.comDecember 20th 2007.

A bit late about the Jackson's Wharf debate. We managed to petition the council to turn down the appalling plans... the first city centre building to be refused in 5 years.Simpson and Peel now have to go back to the drawing board.We were interested as to why Mr Schofield didn't join our campaign when we contacted him - does Property Confidential not want to upset Mr Simpson seeing as half the buildings in the city are now his?

AliDecember 20th 2007.

How do I sign up for the 10/01/07 meeting about Castlefield? I went to the last one and sent off an email about getting involved in future groups/coalitions - let's hope something tangiable comes out of this next one :-) Ta

Bored with MattDecember 20th 2007.

Write about it then Matt

AnonymousDecember 20th 2007.

Pride of Manchester, you were a little late in raising your voice regarding the Jacksons Wharf plans, with a late submission of objections, luckily these were considered. ManCon, Mr Schofield et al kindly organised the first Castlefield debate & raised the profile of the existing issues in the area, although it all went a bit quiet subsequently when the Jacksons Wharf plans were being considered. Hopefully this second meeting will be productive, result in a number of action points and provide a path to more positive future development.

MattDecember 20th 2007.

God, how boring is this. There's much better news happening in Manchester than this bollocks.

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