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<b>Friday 29 August:</b> Todd death inquest, legacy left to RNCM and Neville looks ahead

Published on August 29th 2008.

THE INQUEST into the death of Greater Manchester Chief Constable Michael Todd has been announced today. The hearing will take place on Monday 6 October in the Dafydd Orwig Chamber, Gwynedd Council Offices, Caernarfon, North Wales. Mr Todd's body was found on Mount Snowdon in March. He was over the legal drink-drive limit, but the cause of death has still not been established.

A BUSINESS MAN has left a £2m legacy to the Royal Northern College of Music. John Fewkes grew up wanting to play an instrument but was discouraged by teachers. Fewkes, went on to run a dance band as a hobby after he retired. He died in April last year and leaving the fortune to the Manchester college.

MANCHESTER CHILDREN are well below the national average in writing, maths and science. 77 per cent met the standards for reading which is below the national average of 84 per cent. Maths was 85 per cent and science 82 per cent, again below the national figures of 90 per cent in maths and 89 for science. Education managers have said the high numbers of students with English as a second language has contributed to the low percentages.

GARY NEVILLE is very confident that Manchester United can reprise last season's Champions League glory. He told manutd.com: “The way the team’s set up, with the players that we have now, the way we attack is unpredictable. We’ve got a young squad, generally, and there’s reason why we can’t go and do it again.”

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Mary ClareAugust 29th 2008.

A Business Man: A great gesture from a man who feels he missed his way but wanted to help others onto the ladder. Also, no offence to dog lovers but I would rather see the dosh go to some young, up and coming musicians with exceptional talent than it be left to a dogs home and see more doggy doos on our alrady over fouled pavements. The owners must know that they are doing this as I never see dogs roaming around on their own where I live! This rant is not directed at very responsible dog owners and I know there are plenty of you out there!

alAugust 29th 2008.

don't think there was a suggestion of it being left to a dog's home mary clare! someone got a bee in their bonnet?

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