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<b>Tuesday 2 December:</b> London Scottish Bank collapses, Bramhall is least lonely and bubbles will tame Bolton revellers

Published on December 2nd 2008.

MANCHESTER-BASED firm, London Scottish Bank has gone into administration. The FSA (Financial Services Authority) have forced the bank to stop accepting deposits as it does not have enough money to continue operating. All depositors will get their money back according to HM Treasury.

BRAMHALL residents are the least lonely residents in the UK according to new research. A report has been compiled for the BBC on community spirit. Researchers found many areas of the country have become polarised, with people increasingly living among others similar to them in terms of age, class and wealth, leading to feelings of isolation. Bramhall was found to be the least socially fragmented, with a high percentage of residents feeling a sense of belonging to the area.

ICE ON THE TRACKS is causing rush hour problems for the south of Manchester Metrolink system. Yesterday, an icebreaker (empty tram) had to be sent out to clear the frost, delaying services. Metrolink expect services to be back to normal, however, with the freezing weather conditions set to continue throughout the week, the network could be affected again.

BUBBLE MAKERS are being given to drinkers in Bolton to stop them causing trouble on their way home. Operation Sherry is aiming to stop revellers getting involved in violence or making too much noise. Blue and orange pens are to be handed out and double as bubble-blowers in what Bolton Council is calling a ‘light-hearted’ way of keeping people ‘as safe as possible.’

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

emma graceDecember 2nd 2008.

woop woop...no football!! nice one mancon :)

Steve the AngelDecember 2nd 2008.

We're still out there though Carl, watching

DigDecember 2nd 2008.

I think we've said too much already. People will become suspicious and start asking questions. I'll be hiding in LivCon if you need me..... Over and out.

emma graceDecember 2nd 2008.

Ahem, yes well, let's just keep it that way shall we!!

DigDecember 2nd 2008.

My lips are sealed Emma. Nudge nudge wink wink.

Nice Guy CarlDecember 2nd 2008.

No mention of Angels and helping others at this time of year either!!!

Nice Guy CarlDecember 2nd 2008.

Thanks Steve, its good to know you share my thoughts and ideals

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