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City news in 250 Words: Monday 28 March

The city’s most wanted; worker claims tea-bag sacking; a Royal biscuit cake and shed fire kills two

Published on March 28th 2011.


City news in 250 Words: Monday 28 March

GREATER Manchester Police has put posters featuring the city’s 36 most wanted people on the side of three of its vans. The suspects are wanted for a variety of offences, including assault, robbery and drug crimes. Each van has 12 faces on and will be driven around the areas where the suspects are thought to be living. If you have information on any of the suspects, call police on 0161 872 5050.

A CO-OP shop worker claims he was sacked after using the wrong teabags. James Alden was given a written warning and then suspended after taking Twinings tea bags to the staff canteen of the West Didsbury store on Burton Road, instead of the Co-op’s own fairtrade brand. He was later dismissed. “I can’t believe they can sack someone for something so trivial as using the wrong tea bags,” he said. The Co-operative said Aiden had ‘breached a number of business procedures’.

THE MCVITIE’S factory in Stockport will create a special chocolate biscuit cake for the Royal Weding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. The cake will be an alternative to the official wedding cake. Paul Courtney, McVitie’s cake design and development head chef, said it would be made of dark chocolate and broken rich tea biscuits.

TWO people have died in a fire in a Salford shed they had been living in. The bodies were discovered inside the shed on Griffin Street in Higher Broughton. One was a middle-aged woman who had been living rough in the shed.

Fact of the day: This week in 1573 Manchester’s Court Leet records state “The most of the jury do think thirty alehouses and inns to be sufficient in Manchester.”

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