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<B>Thursday 3 September:</b> 'Columbine copycats' in court, Secret Millionaire goes bankrupt and Fat City Records moves down south

Published on September 3rd 2009.

TWO TEENAGERS accused of planning to blow up their school have appeared on trial at Manchester Crown Court. Matthew Swift, 18, and Ross McKnight, 16, of Denton, plotted to blow up Audenshaw School on the 10 year anniversary of the US Columbine tragedy, the court heard. The teenagers deny conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosions. A diary, which belongs to Mcknight, is being used as evidence and includes lines such as: 'We will walk into school and at the end of it no one will walk out alive ...after we have finished in Audenshaw we will have to kill ourselves there and then.' The trial continues.

A SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRE, who handed out money to deserving causes in Salford as part of the TV series Secret Millionaire, has been declared bankrupt according to lawyers. Property developer Chek Whyte featured in the Channel 4 series in 2007. He is now believed to owe £30m in debts.

A SPORTS DEVELOPMENT on Chorlton Meadows is facing strong opposition from protesters who claim floodlights, fences and pitches on the Hardy Farm site will cause disturbance to wildlife and residents. Club bosses say the proposals have been misunderstood and that the development will be an asset to the community.

FAT CITY RECORDS has been sold to London music retailer, Jazzman. The London outfit will take over Fat City’s internet retail operations. Fat City’s record label, Fat City Recordings, will continue to trade in Manchester. The label started out as home to artists such as Mancunian rappers Broke N’ English.

This ‘N’ That: If you want a better world, get busy on your own little corner.

Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Wisdom rating: 8/10

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leighSeptember 3rd 2009.

Should have turned fat city in to a record swap shop, could have made a mint...

scoteeeSeptember 3rd 2009.

Aww poor old Chek, lets have a whip round starting in............. Salford!?

Una PlannerSeptember 3rd 2009.

Scotee - we should have a whip round not for Chek, but the people he owes £30m to, may of whom will be small businesses which may now be in danger of going under as well. He claims to be illiterate, and possibly innumerate as well, or perhaps this is just a smokescreen?

ancoats girlSeptember 3rd 2009.

My boyfriend blogged a really nice piece on Fat City shutting last week. Have a look - www.northerncomfort.co.uk/…/…

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