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<b>Wednesday 12 March:</b> Chief of Police found dead, weather warning and Manchester to get its own day

Published on March 12th 2008.


THE CHIEF CONSTABLE of Greater Manchester Police has been found dead in North Wales. Michael Todd’s body was found at the foot of a cliff in Snowdon. A post-mortem examination is due to take place and will look into the possibility of suicide due to notes found and reports that he had already talked of taking his own life due to personal issues.

A LAMPOST fell onto a car in Trafford yesterday because of the high winds. A woman was in the mini cooper and had to be taken to hospital with whiplash, cuts and bruises. High winds also blew off part of a roof belonging to a council depot on Manchester Road, Carrington. As a result of the potential threat of further wind damage to the building, the road has been closed.

MANCHESTER DAY is to be added to the city’s calendar next year. Organisers plan for a big parade based on New York's Thanksgiving Parade, which attracts thousands every year. The day will also be coordinated with other places called Manchester across the world. The day aims to celebrate the people and city of Manchester as well as providing a party to remember.

THAKSIN SHINAWATRA is coming back to Manchester on Thursday. The ousted former Thai Prime Minister is facing corruption charges in Thailand but has been granted permission to visit his club, Manchester City. He has said he wants to re-focus on the club, which has only won two of 12 matches whilst he has been away.

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