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<b>Friday 23 January:</b> Todd premature police report, Reebok stadium redundancies and Olympians at the Aquatics centre

Published on January 23rd 2009.


THE MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS has published alleged details from the not yet released official police report into the death of former Chief Constable Michael Todd. The paper states it has interviewed a senior police insider and today GMP have responded saying: “It is inappropriate to pass comment about the report contents at this time as we are not in possession of the report findings. We anticipate receipt of the report on January 30."

OFFICES AT THE REEBOK STADIUM are to close with 160 job losses expected. Reebok was founded in Bolton in 1895 by J.W. Foster & Sons and renamed Reebok in 1958. In 1984 a group of US investors bought the company which was subsequently taken over by Adidas. The closure of the Bolton offices will not affect the company's sponsorship of the stadium.

THE AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC SWIMMING TEAM, will train at the Aquatics Centre in Manchester ahead of the London Olympics in 2012. The team, who took home six gold medals in Beijing, plan to use both 50m pools at the centre. Officials believe this is just one of the ways Manchester will benefit from London hosting the games.

HOUSES ON TOXTEH STREET in Openshaw will be demolished, it has been confirmed. Hundreds of homes will go as part of a regeneration project in east Manchester. The £65m redevelopment will include 400 townhouses and a new street layout. The plans will go ahead despite opposition from residents who believe the Victorian houses should be renovated rather than destroyed.

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emma graceJanuary 23rd 2009.

I can. A while ago during the height of the Madeline McCann coverage, the front page of the MEN boasted a full page picture of Ant and Dec walking though Manchester city centre. The story (groundbreaking stuff this) was that they were walking the WRONG WAY ROUND. So in fact were walking as "Dec and Ant". And there was a tiny, tiny picture of Maddie up in one of the corners. I just couldn't believe that the MEN considered this as front page news, and shunted Maddie's campaign to one side for it. It was appalling.

beeJanuary 23rd 2009.

Reebok was founded in Bolton in 1895 by J.W. Foster & Sons and renamed Reebok in 1958. - renamed from Reebok to Reebok? Eh? I feel this is a good pub quiz question, what's the real answer?

J E TaylorJanuary 23rd 2009.

The MEN coverage is shameless. The headline is that his private life didn't interfere with his personal life. Right then shut it. Nuff said. But the good old scummers then go on for a further three pages on his affairs.

DrakeJanuary 23rd 2009.

Can anyone think of any story covered by our press in the last six years that's been as shoddy, mucky and down-right depressing as the MEN's coverage of the Todd affair? CP Scott must be spinning in his grave (assuming he was buried).

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