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<b>Tuesday 24 June:</b> Teenager trapped, new club scrapped and Van der Sar to retire

Published on June 24th 2008.

A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL has undergone a double leg amputation after a bridge collapsed on her in Droylsden. The girl was swinging her legs off the Yew Tree Swing Bridge on Buxton Lane when the accident happened. The heavy steel bridge trapped her legs against the bank. Her friends pushed the bridge open to free her before an ambulance arrived. She was then taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary where she underwent the emergency amputation. An investigation is underway to discover if the bridge was left unlocked by a boat user or vandalised.

NORTHERN QUARTER residents are celebrating an initial victory against a proposed nightclub planned for the area. Manchester planners have recommended that permission be refused for new 600 capacity venue at Basil Chambers on High Street. A final decision will be made by councillors on Thursday at a meeting of the Planning Committee.

AN AUTISTIC TEENAGER who died after jumping in front of a tram near Manchester Central last week, was reportedly upset because of a canceled school trip. Jonathon Rowarth, 17, was a pupil at Loreto College in Hulme. A canceled trip to Blackpool was believed to have devastated Jonathon, whose condition meant that he attached great importance to trivial things.

MANCHESTER UNITED goalkeeper, Edwin Van der Sar, has announced his retirement. Van der Sar will spend one last season at Old Trafford before leaving international football. The decision was made by the 37-year-old after Holland's Euro 2008 quarter-final defeat to Russia on Saturday.

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AnonymousJune 24th 2008.

Yay! Now maybe Tesco's could open in Basil Chambers?

JinkiesJune 24th 2008.

Thank god for that, as a Northern Quarter resident I'm getting quite tired of all the noise in the city centre, nobody warned me that it might be full of people having fun at the weekend. It's about time the council took action to stop people spending time in the area having fun. Down with it I say, dooooown with it! On a serious note, why the **** do people move to a city centre and then complain that they live near bars and clubs? Idiots.

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