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<b>Friday 11 December:</b> Petrol found in medicines and pizza diva Diouf

Published on December 11th 2009.

PETROL FOUND IN FLU AND COLD REMEDIES has led to more than 22,000 bottles being recalled. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency issued a drug alert about a batch of 300ml bottles of Metatone Tonic, after ‘very small amounts of petrol’ were found. There were 22,653 bottles of the tonic in the batch number 112.

CHRISTMAS CRACKDOWN ON CRIMINALS has led to 594 arrests, including the detaining of two of the most wanted men in Greater Manchester. The operation saw a third of the GMP’s force being used, hundreds of homes were raided, with three cannabis farms and two blank-firing handguns being recovered. Police have charged 173 people. Assistant Chief Constable Terry Sweeney said, “The two wanted men we detained have been sought after for a number of robberies and burglaries.”

FOOTBALLER GETS ANOTHER PARKING TICKET THEN ASKS HOMELESS MAN to remove it from his windscreen. Footballer El Hadji Diouf parked his £420,000 Mercedes-Benz in a loading bay as he picked up a pizza at city centre Italian restaurant San Carlo. Spotting the ticket once he was in the car, the Blackburn player opened the door and asked a man on the street to remove it.

A HOSPITAL WORKER ESCAPES JAIL after fiddling £40,000 in benefits. Fawzia Abdultif, 62, East Didsbury, dishonestly claimed income support for 10 years while working as an interpreter at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Manchester Crown Court handed the translator a 50-week suspended jail sentence suspended for 18-months and ordered her to wear an electronic tag.

This ‘N’ That wisdom: Everything ends well for the one who has patience.

Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Wisdom rating 6/10

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ADDecember 11th 2009.

If the police were to crush Dioufs car that would realy make a happy christmas.

ODecember 11th 2009.

Diouf... Average footballer at best, who scowls and spits at people a lot. His car is probably the tackiest car I've ever seen... A McLaren SLR with a £25k chrome paint job. It was parked outside Rosso on the opening night. The road looked like someone had given a group of children a million pounds and took them to a car showroom. I hope the guy didn't remove his ticket for him and instead told him to get fcked.

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