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<b>Thursday 12 March:</b> Granada to stay put, footballer mistaken for robber and see you later alligator for Altrincham clothing company

Published on March 12th 2009.


ITV GRANADA IS STAYING PUT. The company has rejected plans to move to MediaCity at Salford Quays in 2011. ITV have said they have "dramatically" scaled back financial commitments and will therefore remain at their Quay Street base.

THE MEDIACITY COMPLEX will be built using materials transported along the Manchester Ship Canal from Liverpool using barges. David Glover, construction director for Peel Group, told the BBC: “MediaCityUK is a long-term development so it's very important that we look for ways to minimise our environmental impact. By using the Manchester Ship Canal to transport materials we are able to make the most of the site's location to reduce the amount of C02 we generate during construction.” 75 tonnes of paving materials will be transported by canal.

A PREMIER LEAGUE STRIKER has been mistaken for a robber in a Cheshire jewellers. Everton striker Victor Anichebe was challenged by police looking for a gang of robbers, as he looked in a jeweller's window with a friend. The footballer who was wearing a leg cast following surgery has now demanded an apology from Cheshire police who say they were suspicious because there had been a series of violent robberies in the area.

A CLOTHING COMPANY in Altrincham has lost a court case to allow it to use an alligator as a logo. A trademark judge ruled that Baker Street Clothing could not use the alligator image as it could easily be confused with French clothing firm Lacoste, which use a similar crocodile logo.

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14 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

ADMarch 12th 2009.

Cheshire police stopped Victor Anichebe becuase he was a young black man looking in the window of an expensive jewlers. The incident is an absolute disgrace.

eugeneMarch 12th 2009.

Scottee, if your arse is green you have more to worry about than the cost of paving !

Comic Relief Meeting RoomsMarch 12th 2009.

I am willing to auction off my meeting rooms on Fountain street for a day to the highest bidder.We have 4 person,8,12 -right up to 120 confrence suite.Planning a meeting dont want to pay mega bucks? Then make me an offer and the highest at the end of the day will have a room for the day!!!! All proceeds straight to comic relief.01612478518 or respond here...

GrahamMarch 12th 2009.

It's not a disgrace if he fits the description of one of the robbers. If it was a gang of fat old white women.... then yes, it would be a disgrace!

CastlefieldMarch 12th 2009.

If you put the website in fancy dress, I'll donate £20.

IvorMarch 12th 2009.

75 tons of paving materials is only maybe 3 or 4 truckloads, or a fraction of a barge. Is this really worth reporting? I know good PR is hard to find but I'm sure Peel Holdings can do better...can't they?

CastlefieldMarch 12th 2009.

Love it!Although not giving £20 for that!Turn the website red, go can't be that hard.

Comic Relief Meeting Rooms saysMarch 12th 2009.

6p so far from Castlefield.I am willing to auction off my meeting rooms on Fountain street for a day to the highest bidder.We have 4 person,8,12 -right up to 120 confrence suite.Planning a meeting dont want to pay mega bucks? Then make me an offer and the highest at the end of the day will have a room for the day!!!! All proceeds straight to comic relief.01612478518 or respond here...”

red nose dayMarch 12th 2009.

Looking forward to seeing what mancon has in store for red nose day today!!!

ChippychapMarch 12th 2009.

Hey Graham, so, when Anichobe explained who he was, why did the plod 'cuff him?Had it been late at night they would have probably tasered and turned them over with their batons.The new police head-gear should be a tall white hood.

CastlefieldMarch 12th 2009.

So if the highest is 5p it wins?Sod it I bid 6p!

Green ManMarch 12th 2009.

Will the bricks for the Brick Man be brought up the Ship Canal by barge too? Or isn't he being built now?

jayMarch 12th 2009.

If Anichebe was a robber then he wouldn't exactly be able to get a quick get away with his leg in a cast would he!A similar thing happened when Wayne Rooney and Alan Stubbs went to an estate agents down on the Kings Road a few years ago, they got kicked out of the place.

scoteeeMarch 12th 2009.

So let me work this out then.Peel holdings are moving 75 tonnes of paving from liverpool to the site via the manchester ship canal?surely thats far cheaper to do than use a shed load of lorries to do the same thing? green my arse!

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