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City News In 250 words: 27 June 2011

Gas threat, Corrie love, more about the crazy ‘burglary’ case in Salford

Published on June 27th 2011.


City News In 250 words: 27 June 2011
HOMES in Oldham have been evacuated due to a fire breaking out in a derelict terrace on Park Street. The blaze spread to four adjacent houses, causing much damage. Gas cylinders were also found, and left to cool in case of explosion. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

CORONATION Street actress Michelle Keegan has announced her engagement to pop star boyfriend Max George. Stockport-born Michelle received the engagement ring as an extra birthday present her The Wanted singer boyfriend.

A BURGLAR in Salford who died after breaking into a family home may have been after a jackpot bingo winner he believed lived in the area. The burglar, who received fatal stab wounds, died when homeowner Peter Flanagan, 59, defended himself. Detectives believe the burglar was trying to locate a jackpot bingo winner who lived close by, although he broke into the wrong house. The bingo winner, who remains anonymous, commented “The police have spoken to me. They have said not to worry but I’m still a bit scared. People have suggested it might have been my address but I can hardly believe it.”

A MAN has died after a two-car collision in Bolton. The two cars collided on Chorley Old Road, the Smithills area, on Saturday night. Both drivers and all passengers were taken to hospital, though one has died. The others remain in a critical condition. Anyone who witnessed the crash is being urged to contact the police.

Fact of the week: This week in June in 2009 Real Madrid confirmed that it was buying Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United, in a deal reported to be worth £80m.

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JohnthebriefJune 27th 2011.

Is Peter Flanagan still in custody?

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AnonymousJune 27th 2011.

No JTB, released `on bail over the weekend - due in court next month I believe

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