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City News In 250 Words: Friday 29 July

Freshers docu-soap, Debt Records and a thieving sex addict

Published on July 29th 2011.

City News In 250 Words: Friday 29 July

LIME PICTURES, the company behind popular docu-soap, TOWIE are set to launch brand new television show, Freshers – a documentary that launches this autumn and follows the lives of seven Manchester-based students to demonstrate Britain’s modern student. Channel 4 have announced that due to TOWIE’s huge success, Hollyoaks may disappear from our television screens as they share similar themes yet Hollyoaks costs more to make.

THANKS TO WILMSLOW-BASED firm mxData Ltd, Manchester’s Metrolink has now launched a new phone application. It’s purpose it to provide passengers with the choice to work out travel times, plan journeys, find the nearest stops as well as a map of current and future Metrolink lines available. The app is available to download now.

INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL, Debt Records are home to some of Manchester’s best musicians including Honeyfeet, John Fairhurst and Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six. On Saturday 6 August, the Northern Quarter’s Ruby Lounge promises to be a loud and lairy night as Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six release their new album (yet to be named). Support comes from Kirsty Almeida, Liz Green, Richard Barry and Becca Williams.

MARRIED DAD-OF-ONE stole £85,000 from the Stockport-based opticians firm he worked at to fund his live internet sex shows and brothel visits, which he called at three times a week. The diagnosed sex addict was arrested after a failed attempt to repay £70,000 of the company’s cash.

This week in 1834: the Manchester police van, capable of holding 18 persons, first came into use to transport prisoners to the New Bailey Prison.

Thanks to @RevealMcr

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