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City News in 250 Words - July 4, 2011

Boris berates HS2; Salford keeps GMP busy and bus driver held over drinking charge

Written by . Published on July 4th 2011.

City News in 250 Words - July 4, 2011

LONDON MAYOR Boris Johnson has criticised plans for the proposed High Speed Rail link. The brand new link would connect London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, and would also cut journey times to the capital. Johnson said he that he would prefer the tracks to go through tunnels, however, instead of overland. The Prime Minister has backed the plans though. David Cameron said the government was ‘committed to HS2.’ A spokeswoman for Johnson said the mayor ‘supports high speed 2 in principle. He just has concerns over the route as it stands.’

A MAN has been seriously injured in a shooting on Saturday on Bolton Road in Salford. Greater Manchester Police is investigating the shooting, which took place after a dispute in the Lord Nelson pub. The man is recovering in hospital while investigations continue.

GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE is also investigating the rape and attack of a woman in Victoria Park in Salford. The 23 year old woman is currently at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester and has been interviewed. The police are urging anyone with any information to come forward.

A BUS DRIVER has been arrested in suspicion of drink-driving after his double-decker vehicle collided into the front of a Polish delicatessen on Crumpsall Lane. Witnesses said the bus hit two other vehicles before swerving into the shop. Two people were taken to hospital with injuries, including shop worker Marta Nowak, 40, who suffered back and hip injuries. Crumpsall Lane was closed for three hours due to the chaos.

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