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<b>Friday 13 February:</b> Murder suspect found dead, dirty Bella Roma and a £20m BMX track

Published on February 13th 2009.

GEORGE APPLETON, the man police were hunting in connection with the murder of a woman in Salford, has been found dead. The 40-year-old who police described as a serious threat to women, went missing shortly before 36-year-old Clare Wood's burnt body was found at her home on Friday. His body was found hanging in a derelict building in Blackfriars yesterday.

ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Bella Roma on Portland Street, has been fined nearly £10,000 for failure to reach food hygiene standards. Health inspectors visiting the family-run business last year, had to shut it down for a 24 hour emergency cleaning operation. The restaurant, which was found to be 'very dirty', has now 'substantially improved', according to owners, who have been running the business for 40 years.

MORRISSEY has quashed any rumours that The Smiths might be reuniting. The band's former frontman told BBC Radio 2: “People always ask me about reunions and I can't imagine why. The past seems like a distant place and I'm pleased with that.” Davyhulme born Morrisey, will be appearing on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, tonight.

A £20M BMX ARENA is to be built in a car park of the existing Velodrome at Sportcity, East Manchester. The centre was originally promised by the government as part of a compensation deal for the supercasino. The facility will also be the training base for British athletes in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics. The long term plan is to make Sportcity a leading international sporting destination.

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