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<b>Sunday 12 April:</b> Cargo suspects, more meat on sticks from Brazil, Didsbury revolts and wins and it's only £80m

Published on April 12th 2009.


TWO MEN arrested on suspicion of terror charges in recent city raids had a Manchester Airport link. According to the Manchester Evening News the men worked for Cargo2Go, a cargo handling company, which has permission to use secure areas within the airport. Of the twelve men arrested last week, eleven are still being held under terror legislation and one is being detained by the immigration authorities. None have been formally charged.

MORE LATIN MEAT WILL PARADE itself later this month when Bem Brasil opens in King Street West, in part of the former Daisy and Tom toyshop site. This is the second outlet of the meat fest restaurants after the original on Lever Street. The name changed from Pau Brasil after a Reading shop claimed they’d used the name first. The new location looks perfect next door to Manchester’s busiest restaurant, San Carlo.

DIDSBURY HAS REVOLTED and won after a property developer chopped down a gorgeous 100 year old magnolia tree. Nicola Ford will have to pay nearly £7,000 after she asked workmen to cut down the tree which was in the way of a redevelopment on the site of derelict bungalow.

MORE THAN £80M profit but almost £650m in the red. Manchester United might be the biggest earners in football but the debt created when the Glazer family from America took over at the club shows no sign of being relegated. Commentators are worried that the current economic downtown might make such revenues unrealistic in the short to mid-term.

This 'n' that wisdom*: There are gold ships and silver ships but the best ships are friendships

*Actually this isn’t the wisdom we normally use taken from the free calendar available at curry cafe, This 'n' That. That’s locked in the office and hey, it’s the holidays, and I don’t want to go in, so this is something from a novel which satirises greeting cards' platitudes. Confidential rating: 1/10. Right it's a lovely day, I'm off to cut the lawn.

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