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<b>Friday 13 June:</b> Poison ink, another fuel protest and council look for super-casino subsitute

Published on June 13th 2008.


POTENTIALLY POISONOUS tattoo ink has been stolen from a tattoo parlour. Six bottles were taken from Jim's basement Tattoos on Chorley Road, Bolton this week. The ink may contain mecury, which could be dangerous if used by an amateur. The bottles were brown with pink labels and Chinese writing on them.

NO LEGAL ACTION will be taken out against the government over the abandoned super-casino project. Manchester City Council will no longer pursue a judicial review of the decision and instead plans to work on exploring other schemes which could generate jobs the same amount of jobs as the casino would have, in East Manchester.

A FUEL PROTEST is set to take place on the motorway tommorow. A convoy of trucks is expected to travel from Cheshire tommorow morning, and cause tailbacks on the M6, M56 and M62. They will then travel back to Lymm on the M6 southbound at 3pm. Drivers are advised to avoid the affected motorways. Officers from four police forces will be monitoring the demonstration.

BOXERS, Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan have opened a new boxing gym in Moss Side. The pair say they want to give youths something to do and keep them out of trouble. Hatton told the BBC: “I think it's fantastic. Every punch bag they hit, they are less likely to hit someone on the streets. People knock boxing but how many success stories have there been of boxers that have been thugs, that have been turned into gentlemen by boxing."

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AnonymousJune 13th 2008.

Am I missing something here.... Shell drivers are striking, so 1 in 10 Shell garages are going to run out of petrol.? Ok I get that, but people can just go to Texaco, BP, First Star or loads of others surely? I don't get why this is any kind of crisis

Simon TurnerJune 13th 2008.

So there's a strike by Shell drivers which means possible petrol shortages so the truckers protesting about fuel prices are going to take their lorries out onto the roads just to drive up and down the M6 for a few hours. Is that a reasonable thing to do in the circumstances?? Or another sign that fuel protestors generally appear to lack any sense of social responsibility?

JontoJune 13th 2008.

In terms of the protest itself, this sounds like a waste of time. A go-slow convoy, stressing out other road users, wasting fuel and being generally irritating. Very unlikely to make any difference to the global fuel crisis either. That said, protesting is a great political tool and is a democratic right to be proud of. Any chance Critical Mass could come down to demonstrate about the excessive number of HGVs on the road? Maybe in front of the lorries?With regards the Shell workers, I fully support them. Shell can surely afford to pay their workers more, time for the fat cats to share the cream and go on a diet.

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