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<b>Wednesday 11 February:</b> Murder suspect car found, burglars love Valentine's Day and head north for proper chips

Published on February 11th 2009.

THE CAR OF MURDER SUSPECT, George Appleton, has been found by police on Greengate in Manchester city centre. Police are trying to trace Appleton in connection with the death of Clare Wood, 36, whose burnt body was found at her home in Blackfriars. A search for Appleton, Clare's former boyfriend, began immediately. Detectives are emphasising that anyone who has contact with Appleton over online dating websites should not attempt to meet him, but should call police straight away.

PLANNED A NIGHT OUT this Valentine’s Day? Greater Manchester Police have issued a warning for people to take extra care securing their homes from burglars on Valentine’s Night. Police have found that burglars take advantage of empty properties whilst couples are on a romantic night out.

THE NORTH HAS THE BEST CHIPS, according to a survey conducted by the Potato Council. 93 per cent of northerners said their local northern chippy was far tastier than chip shops in the South of the country. One in three southerners agreed with this. Chef, Brian Turner said: “I’ve eaten chips all over the world and still believe the very best chips are made in the north of England. I’m sure it’s the way we cook them.”

MANCHESTER CITY is cutting season ticket prices by around seven per cent. The cuts come after heavy spending by the club over the last two transfer windows. Owners aim to fulfill their promise to listen to their supporters and fans will also be given an extra three months to pay.

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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

RevaulxFebruary 11th 2009.

The Great Chip Divide is NOT North/South; it's East/West. Yorkshire has great chip shops in abundance. So does East Anglia. Apart from a couple on the Fylde, the North West has nothing to touch them.

pedantic proof readerFebruary 11th 2009.

Then if a chip chop is a pork shaped chip what is a chip shaped chop?

Burt CodeineFebruary 11th 2009.

It's a pork shaped chip.

CastlefieldFebruary 11th 2009.

The chippy on Liverpool Road is immense. Best chips in the country.

EditorialFebruary 11th 2009.

Hey pedant, didn't you know that scientists have crossed pigs with potatoes to produce chip chops? Thanks is what we're really trying to say. Changed now.

pedantic proof reader!February 11th 2009.

whats a chip chop?

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