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<b>Friday 16 October:</b> Football Museum bid battle, MP expenses payback and fake forensic scientist in court

Published on October 16th 2009.


RIVAL BIDS TO STOP THE FOOTBALL MUSEUM coming to Manchester have been made by two Lancashire councils and a university. Lancashire County Council, Preston City Council and the University of Central Lancashire have put a financial package together to keep the National Football Museum in Preston. Under existing plans, the museum will be moved from Preston North End's Deepdale football ground to Manchester's Urbis centre. A decision will be made on 23 October.

MANCHESTER CENTRAL MP WILL REPAY £2,200 of expenses after the audit process of the “Legg Inquiry” ruled he has over claimed on his London Flat. Tony Lloyd said his claims had been made in “good faith” and he had not sought and “would not seek” to make profit from his expenses. Salford MP Hazel Blears has been told she overclaimed £225 for a shelving unit and James Purnell, MP for Stalybridge and Hyde, nearly £500 on rent.

FLAMES SWEPT THROUGH A PALLET YARD in Miles Platting last night with over 70 firecrews drafted in to help tackle it. The fire, which tore through the building in Lord North Street, threatened a nearby property which contained acetylene cylinders. The roads around Alan Turing Way were closed but have since re-opened.

A FAKE FORENSIC SCIENTIST DESCRIBED AS A “SEXUAL PREDATOR” has been convicted of raping young girls. Gene Morrison, 51, had denied 33 sex offences covering a 30-year period. He was found guilty of 14 charges by a jury at Minshull Crown Court and will be sentenced in December.

This ’N’ That wisdom: The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience

Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Wisdom rating: 7/10

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JackOctober 16th 2009.

Marvellous news - now its time to kick that Save Urbis campaign into life.. who's with me?

AnonymousOctober 16th 2009.

I've notobjection to the Football museum Jack, but it should contribute to 'regeneration' by occupying a building on one of the derelict sites Why not the space at the corner of Lever Street and Piccadilly, or the site of the old employment exchange in Aytoun Street. And the FA should pay.And there are plenty of cheap pubs for 'responsible drinking' by the 'fans'As the recent article on Salford in MCon pointed out much of the claimed benefit of tourism is fiction

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