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<b>Monday 30 March:</b> Manchester apologises to the world, log-lashing skill, and a beautiful girl on the motorway

Published on March 30th 2009.

MANCHESTER COUNCILLOR PAT KARNEY has ‘apologised to the rest of the world’ in an interview with the MEN, over the city’s lack of response to the turn off the lights ‘Earth Hour’ initiative on Saturday at 8.30pm. This was supposed to highlight climate change ahead of G20 summit in London this week. Confidential’s editorial line on this was that it was meaningless humbug. Others seemed to think so too. Look closely at the area around Sydney Harbour Bridge and the lights are burning even if the illuminations in the tourist attraction is off. The world doesn’t need our apology.

CHORLTON IS GREENING itself. Quelle surprise. The Green Festival takes place for the first time this Saturday 4 April and will include events such as the Big Green Bike Parade including cycle polo, the Chorlton & the Wheelie Bins Project and log-lashing skills.

A GIRL’S HEAD in repose or contemplation might just become the North West’s most interesting public artwork - once B of the Bang has been dismantled. Dream a 65ft sculpture will rise on the border between Manchester and Liverpool at Junction 7 of the M62. The work is by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.

A DOORMAN at Mansion nightclub was stabbed to death in Rusholme and a colleague was seriously injured in a crazed knife attack at the weekend. This follows an argument in a nearby curry restaurant after their shift finished at the club at 4am. The incident might be linked to an earlier altercation at the club.

This 'n' that wisdom*: Don't be afraid to go out on a limb, that's where the fruit is

*Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Those curry meisters are so very very sagacious. How does this wisdom rate? Confidential rating: 8/10

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