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Afflecks update, a sticky mess and no rush for City: Thursday 24 January

Published on January 24th 2008.

THE AFFLECKS PALACE saga continues after it was announced this morning that Bruntwood and the Afflecks Management Company need a further 24 hours to discuss the future. The two parties were due to hold a meeting today at the town hall but this has now been postponed whilst negotiations are still underway. Councillor Pat Karney said: “We hope to be able to issue an update tomorrow.”

A LORRY tipped 18-tonnes of mango chutney on a main road in Adlington yesterday. The preserve was accidentally spilt on London Road, causing chaos for motorists trying to get past the sticky mess. The road had to be closed for several hours as recovery workers waded through the chutney.

SALFORD could be getting a ‘super-college’. Education bosses have announced plans to combine the city’s Salford, Eccles, and Pendleton colleges into one. The college would be known as Salford City College and would hold 25,000 students. It is hoped the move would make it easier for school leavers to decide where to study as well as encourage communication between the three institutions.

MANCHESTER CITY isn’t in a rush to replace striker Rolando Bianchi. The 24-year-old is now on loan to Lazio until the end of the season. City’s assistant manager Hans Backe has said they will not be finding a replacement for the sake of it. He told mcfc.co.uk: “You have to find the right player if you are going to buy. We will not buy just an average player just to bring someone in.”

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