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City News In 250 Words: Wednesday 13 July

AWOL carers, mysterious injuries, rubbish new schemes, and a naked gardener.

Published on July 13th 2011.


City News In 250 Words: Wednesday 13 July

AN ELDERLY widow was left bed-ridden with no food or water for more than three days after carers failed to show up at her Tameside home. 85-year-old Beryl Carter, who needs help four times a day as she suffers from dementia and anaemia, was abandoned after a mix up between Tameside Council and her care company, Care UK. Beryl was later discharged from hospital after a blood transfusion on June 28.

A MAN is in a coma and intensive care after being found with every bone in his face broken. Officers do not know whether the 41-year-old was attacked or fell, but said he had suffered “serious trauma.” He was found on a footpath between Travis Street and Ridling Lane in Hyde, Greater Manchester, on Sunday morning. Police are now appealing to the public for information to try and find out what happened.

RESIDENTS have branded new waste disposal schemes as utter “chaos.” Rubbish bags are pilling up in Greater Manchester following the switch to once-a-fortnight collections of general black-bin waste across south and central Manchester. Locals claim that new communal waste bins are being left to overflow as streets are being missed out by binmen under the new system.

A NAKED gardener has been fined and placed under house arrest after being charged with three counts of indecent exposure. 80-year-old Kevin Lavelle, from Heald Green, Stockport, was brought to court after residents compiled evidence of him gardening, clearing guttering and changing a car wheel wearing nothing but a hat.

Fact of the Day: In this week in 1961, Invited by a Union of Foundry Workers, Yuri Gagarin visited Manchester, three months after becoming the first man in space.

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Lorna HooperJuly 13th 2011.

I have to agree with the Binbag thing, It's horrible in Fallowfield at the moment. Especially with all the students emptying the houses for the summer. They could have timed it better!

tblzebraJuly 13th 2011.

Re the naked gardener, didn't anyone realise that an 80-year-old man who, 'is planning to move to Spain, where he would have a carer 24 hours a day', probably has dementia?

Nice neighbours, compiling a dossier on him, resulting in his house arrest for 8 weeks.

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MelJuly 13th 2011.

I know, bad call from the neighbours. Surely they should have been helping him, they must have known he was not awfully well. Reminds of when I was growing up, one neighbour used to walk his dog, totally naked at 3am, everyone looked out for him and eventually he got the care he deserved. Sad, the way we treat the elderly in this country

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