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<b>Thursday 2 July:</b> Religious dress for dentist, facebook prisoner and 17-year-old chef dies

Published on July 2nd 2009.


A DENTIST would only treat Muslim patients once they wore Islamic dress. The professional conduct committee of the General Dental Council heard how Dr Omer Butt, of Prestwich, would order Muslim women to wear headscarves before he would see them. The panel found Dr Butt “used his position as a dentist to seek to influence patients as to non-clinical issues” and will now decide whether this impaired his fitness to practice.

A DRUG usually used to treat heart defects has removed a baby girl’s eye tumour. Specialists gave Sophie Orton from Warrington propranolol, and within the space of two-weeks the tumour had "disappeared and practically melted from her face", the six-month old’s mother said. This is one of the first times the drug has been used in such a way with doctors saying the results are “extraordinary”.

JAILED GANGSTER BOSS Domenyk Noonan has posted pictures of himself on Facebook – from his ‘high security cell’. Serving nine-and-a-half years at Frankland Prison in County Durham, Noonan has updated his ‘profile’ more than a hundred times using his smuggled phone. Referring to his Facebook page which has been reported to prison chiefs, Noonan wrote: “Which little piggy has Squealed (sic)? Not that it makes a differance (sic)!”

A 17-YEAR-OLD TRAINEE CHEF has died after taking cannabis. Hadrian Gardner collapsed outside the Prestbury Village Restaurant from a fatal heart attack caused by years of smoking cannabis, a coroner has ruled. Hadrian’s death, the coroner said, has demonstrated that cannabis is not “harmless property”.

This ‘N’ That wisdom: Nothing will ever be attempted if all objections must first be overcome

Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Those curry masters are so very, very sagacious. How does this wisdom rate? 5/10

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JinkiesJuly 2nd 2009.

Wahay, something happy has happened in Manchester, let's get out the champagne! Get well soon little girl :)

ChrisJuly 2nd 2009.

Don't wish to be picky, but with lines like "Referring to his Facebook page has been reported to prison chiefs, Noonan wrote" you've got a bit of a cheek going all Private Eye with the 'sic's. And don't even start me on "Hadrian’s death, the coroner said, has demonstrated the use of cannabis is not “harmless property”" as I don't have a clue what that's even meant to mean!

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