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City News In 250 Words: Friday 15 July 2011

Editor jumps off IWMN, honorary degrees for Maconie and Radcliffe

Published on July 15th 2011.

City News In 250 Words: Friday 15 July 2011

MARK Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie have received honorary degrees at a graduation ceremony in Greater Manchester. The presenters, whose radio show airs on BBC 6 Music, were awarded doctorates for their contribution to broadcasting by the University of Bolton. The Manchester based broadcasters, who have presented together for over 14 years, joked they would now be known as the "doctors of pop".

CONFIDENTIAL’s editor, Jonathan Schofield, is jumping off the Imperial War Museum North this Saturday around 3pm – attached to a zipwire. Come and watch him or join in yourself. It’s for a good cause as well, helping end poverty in the NW. The group organising this is FareShare North West. There are still places available for the jumpers – already signed up are people such as Confidential’s favourite chef Robert Owen Brown. Sign up at www.emergemanchester.co.uk/fareshare-zip-slide-challenge.html

A SEX attacker turned himself in after seeing a reconstruction of his crime. Hill, 26, from Burnage Lane, attacked his victim on 31 October 2010, dragging her into an alleyway in Manchester city centre. A Crimewatch reconstruction caused him to turn himself in. Hill has been sentenced to five years and four months at Manchester Crown Court.

THE DEATHS of three patients at a Stockport hospital are being investigated after a batch of contaminated saline was found. Police said an inquiry into the deaths of two people was extended following the death of an 84-year-old man. All three - including another man aged 71 and a woman, 44 - were patients at Stepping Hill Hospital.

Fact of the Day: In this week in 1858 the founder of the Women’s Social & Political Union (the suffragettes), Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Manchester..

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