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<b>Wednesday 18 November:</b> Conservatives boycott ID cards, do you know a wonder woman plus child crime on the rise

Published on November 18th 2009.


THE CONSERVATIVES ARE WARNING MANCUNIANS not to spend £30 on an ID card when the scheme is launched at the end of the month. Conservative immigration spokesman, Damian Green, warned Mancunians not to waste their money, saying a Conservative government would scrap "this expensive, intrusive and unworkable scheme".

PHOTOS OF INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN ARE NEEDED to create a collage of Manchester-born women’s rights campaigner Emmeline Pankhurst. Artist Charlotte Newson will use at least 2,000 of the donated photos to make a collage of the suffragette, which will hang in Manchester Art Gallery to mark Independent Women's Day. Manchester city councillor Sue Murphy said, “We want to celebrate the lives of these ordinary women who in their own way are doing extraordinary things every day.”

A MAN TRIED TO DRAG A WOMAN INTO HIS CAR after sexually assaulting her. The 19-year-old victim was near the Tesco Express garage on Upper Brook Street, Longsight, when the man asked her for the time. He sexually assaulted the woman and tried to pull her into a silver car, before she managed to break free. The attacker is described as Asian, about 5ft 5in tall, medium build and had black short hair.

CHILD CRIMINALS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR UP TO FIVE CRIMES a week across Greater Manchester. Officers have recorded hundreds of crimes a year by children too young to be prosecuted, including arson attacks, sexual and racial assaults, firearms offences, knife crime and even rape. Over 1,200 offences have been logged by Greater Manchester Police in the past 5 years.

This ‘N’ That wisdom: Failure begins when you stop trying to succeed

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

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John WareNovember 18th 2009.

Where's Urbis?

Simon TNovember 18th 2009.

So Urbis becomes a football museum?? Ironic given the lack of balls along the council and the Urbis board. Urbis did itself few favours in the first years but more recently has come good and the venue clearly has the potential to be something special. But now the artistic/creative community of the city has been left behind in a dash for cash. Oh, where's Peter Saville, the city's creative director??? Wrapping the building up in christmas wrapping and giving it away....

NO2IDNovember 18th 2009.

It's all well and good saying ignore it the ID scheme, but for airport workers and the there's no choice - if they don't get the new ID then they won't be able to keep their jobs.

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