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<b>Monday 22 June</b>: Cantona nicked, Tevez ta-ra and firefighters get hosed down

Published on June 22nd 2009.

A MOSIAC OF Eric Cantona has been stolen from an art gallery in Chorlton. The £2,000 piece of art by Ed Chapman was taken on 14 June from Troubador Gallery, Beech Road, and was the only item taken in the raid. The theft comes just two days after the ‘Looking for Eric’ film was released in which Eric Cantona stars as himself, with some scenes filmed in Chorlton.

A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN is to undergo emergency surgery after being shot in the stomach in Fallowfield. The shooting happened in the early hours of Saturday morning on Aston Avenue, his condition is being described as stable. Police are keeping an “open mind” about the motive and are increasing patrols in the area to “reassure residents”.

CARLOS TEVEZ will be leaving Manchester United at the end of the month despite being offered a contact that would have made him one of the highest paid players at the Club. Refusing the £25.5m offer from United, Tevez made it clear he no longer wished to play at the Club and is now widely anticipated to join archrivals, Manchester City.

TWO FIREFIGHTERS have been suspended for sending rude emails to one another. Salford based Jan Finch and Mark Sapple, who works at the brigade training centre in Manchester city centre, were sent home last week on full pay. It has been alleged the email included an “inappropriate” image with a humourous caption next to it. Sources said “suspending them seems a bit over the top”.

This n that wisdom: How old you are is not as important as how you are old.

Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Those curry masters are so very, very sagacious. How does this wisdom rate? 4/10

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