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<b>Wednesday 12 August:</b> Dirty ambulances, the Father who fathered and Hollinwood gets a sign

Published on August 12th 2009.

AN INSPECTION OF the North West Ambulance Service has found it to be dirty and putting patients lives at risk. One ambulance in Stockport had to be removed from service because of “ingrained dirt” found by inspectors. In their damning report it said, “It was clear from the level of dirt these vehicles were not cleaned on a frequent basis”. The NWAS has said, they are “taking this inspection report extremely seriously”.

A CATHOLIC PRIEST has quit his church after revealing he is the father of a four-year-old child. Father Peter McDonough revealed to his congregation at St Joseph's Mission to Deaf People in Collyhurst on Sunday that he had broken his vow of celibacy. The 54-year-old, who is deaf himself, has spent the last 27 years serving the region's deaf Catholic community.

A DISTRAUGHT MUM could only look on as a callous car thief drove off with her 5-year-old in the back seat. The 32-year-old got out of her Vauxhall Astra on Boardman Lane, Middleton, moments before a hooded man got into the vehicle. The car was found 10-minutes later and the youngster was found crying in the road.

HOLLINWOOD in Oldham, now has its very own showbiz sign inspired by the famous Hollywood sign. The 3ft high sign appeared at the side of the M60 between junctions 21 and 22 on Monday. There are still no clues as to who is responsible for the mini mock-up which is supported by a large hand-made wooden frame.

This ‘N’ That wisdom: Do not look to where you fell but to where you slipped

Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Wisdom rating: 7/10

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