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<b>Friday 17 October:</b> Asbetos in Urmston, Oasis announce Manchester dates and airport chairman quits

Published on October 17th 2008.

FAMILIES living in Arran Gardens, Urmston have slammed Trafford Housing Trust for not warning them asbestos had been found in their homes. In a survey commissioned by the trust, asbestos was found in all 40 homes. Asbestos specialists carried out tests but found there was no immediate health risk. Trafford Housing Trust said it told tenants when the asbestos needed to be removed, in line with government legislation.

OASIS have announced their 2009 tour dates. The dates include shows at Manchester Heaton Park on June 6-7 . Support will come from Kasabian and The Enemy. At a press conference yesterday, Noel Gallagher said: “I think these gigs are easily going to be the biggest gigs of next year if not the decade. These are the concerts that will go down in people's memories. We're bang up for it.” Tickets go on sale at 10am on October 24.

THE CHAIRMAN of Manchester Airport Group has quit his £125,000 a year job. Alan Jones' resignation came unexpectedly as he still had a year left of his term in office. The 69-year-old has said he is leaving to pursue other interests.

MARK HUGHES is waiting for the verdict on the extent of Martin Petrov and Robinho's injuries. He told mcfc.co.uk: “Martin’s already with us and being assessed, but he has also had an MRI scan so we need to wait to find out. Robinho will be travelling back from South America today and will be back with us on Friday.”

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ArleybobOctober 17th 2008.

THT's lack of communication doesn't surprise me. I live in one of their properties (though I own it) and have 1) seen my maintenance payments rocket - from £300 to £1000 per year 2) Haven't been able to contact anyone when I need to despite constant phoning, emailing, writing 3) Spent 6 months chasing them for work they said we had to have done.... until they looked inside the property and said we were right, we didn't need it doing and 4) Understand that internal politics (people not speaking to their colleagues in the office) are causing problems. I wish I'd moved elsewhere!

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