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City News in 250 Words: Tuesday 20 July

A cheeky fine, record holder passes away and something sharp might fall from the sky

Published on July 23rd 2010.


City News in 250 Words: Tuesday 20 July

Workmen hoist cars to complete paint job: Workers painting double yellow lines so desperately wanted to finish that they hoisted Sally Baker's Peugeot 206cc into the air, painted underneath, replaced the vehicle the other way round and even gifted her a parking ticket. At least two other cars were also lifted by a truck as lines were painted on Little Quay Street and Atkinson Street, just off Deansgate.

Britians oldest person dies aged 111: Wigan-born Eunice Bowman has died a month before her 112th birthday. The great-great-grandmother, who leaves behind six children, 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, died peacefully in her sleep at her nursing home in Gateshead. She had seen 22 prime ministers and six monarchs in power since her birth.

Fears of falling glass close road: Great Bridgewater Street by the Hilton Hotel in the city centre has been closed amid fears of falling glass. Police closed the street as a precaution after a pane of glass on the 23rd floor of the Beetham Tower cracked yesterday afternoon. Two years ago Great Bridgewater Street, Watson Street and parts of Deansgate were closed for the same reason.

Flyer posting snapper fined in a flash: Wayne Luntley, a photographer from Barnoldswick, Pendle, has been fined more than £800 for posting flyers on lampposts in south Manchester. A City Council officer spotted six photocopied posters advertising Luntley's photography sessions tied to lampposts along Altrincham Road. He was found guilty after failing to attend a hearing at the Magistrates' Court.

Out of the window weather forecast: The current state of the outdoors can only be successfully characterised by the word 'meh'.

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