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<b>Tuesday 6 January:</b> Dirty hotels, gadget-shy Mancs and more movie money

Published on January 6th 2009.


BUDGET HOTELS are being exposed today after a consumer rights magazine found filthy conditions at Ibis and Travelodge chains in both London and Manchester. Reports from inspectors in Manchester included mould growing on a mattress at an Ibis hotel on Charles Street and a suspected blood stain on a duvet at the Portland Street Ibis.

MANCUNIANS ARE TECHNOPHOBES according to a recent survey which found that up to 70 million dormant gadgets are cluttering up homes in the Manchester because we don't know how to use them. Research agency, YouGov, found that despite not knowing how to use their gadgets, nearly half (46 per cent) of Mancunians continue to spend up to £100 every year on new gadgets.

FOR THOSE PINING FOR WARMER CLIMES following the coldest night of the week (Monday), budget airline Easyjet has today announced new routes from Manchester. Flight paths will include Manchester to Corfu, Athens and Corsica, later this year. The additional flights will also help to boost the local economy in Manchester, creating more jobs with the airline.

MOVIE PRODUCTIONS in Manchester last year boosted the regional economy by £45m according to Northwest Vision and Media. Eric Cantona starred in Looking For Eric in the city, whilst Guy Ritchie also filmed his Sherlock Holmes movie at the end of last year. Added to this, TV productions meant that 890 filming days generated an estimated £19.5m investment for Greater Manchester.

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