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<b>Monday 28 January:</b> Manchester’s Manhattan, airport’s excess baggage and City robbed

Published on January 28th 2008.


A MANHATTAN-style skyscraper scene is to be built in Manchester city centre. Five towers are to be positioned at the Castlefield end of Deansgate by the River Medlock. The solar-powered towers will include roof-top gardens and facilities such as a crèche, doctors surgery, gym, swimming pool and shops. The whole area around Jackson Street is reportedly becoming a new residential quarter.

STUDENTS who live in Salford will receive £500 if they attend Salford University. The postcode bonus has come about in a bid to encourage school leavers to not be discouraged about going to university because of the fees. Undergraduates will get the money every year for three years. It will be deducted straight off their fees.

OVER 300 baggage handlers may lose their jobs at Manchester Airport because of the deteriorating business, Ringway Handling Services. The firm cut 188 jobs before Christmas and are now aiming to cut a further 139. Union leaders are meeting with the firm’s managers today in an attempt to fight to reduce redundancies and protect the already lowly-paid workers. Ringway Handling Services is said to be struggling because of the competitive baggage handling market at Manchester Airport.

THIEVES stole money from Manchester City’s changing room as they got knocked out of the FA Cup at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium. The club lost 2-1 to Sheffield United and during the afternoon, around £2000 was stolen from wallets. South Yorkshire Police are currently investigating the matter and have not said which players have been affected.

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