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<b>Tuesday 22 September:</b> Dirty dentist, derby day intruder and a dealer in death

Published on September 22nd 2009.


A MARRIED DENTIST HAD SEX IN HIS SURGERY after developing a pattern of sexually motivated behavior towards four dental nurses at his practice. The General Medical Council heard how Anthony Barton, 36, would strut around in a leopard print thong while shouting, “Get a load of that!” Barton, who denies misconduct, faces 17 charges in relation to his conduct towards the nurses from 2000 to last year and faces being struck-off if he is found guilty.

BUS DRIVERS STAGED A THIRD STRIKE yesterday in a row over pay. More than 800 First Bus drivers - all members of the Unite union - walked out in Bury, Bolton and Wigan. They are angry at the pay freeze imposed by the firm, despite reassurances they will receive a 2% pay rise from April 2010, and are planning a forth day of action on 28 September.

POLICE HAVE CHARGED A MAN who ran on to the pitch on Sunday’s derby match. Police said a 21-year-old, Jake Joseph Clarke, had been charged in connection with illegally entering the pitch and will appear at Trafford magistrates on 30 September.

A FORMER SOLDIER WHO TURNED FAKE GUNS into real ones has been called a “dealer in death” by police. Paul Alexander, 53, operated a gun factory from his home in Essex, with forensic tests linking his converted firearms to crimes that have taken place in Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool. Alexander, who admitted a number of firearm offences, has been told to expect a lengthy jail term.

This ’N’ That wisdom: The journey is never over until the arrival.

Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Wisdom rating: 6/10

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

BlameSeptember 22nd 2009.

Can you turn fake guns into real ones, don't you mean he reactivated decommissioned fire arms? If it was fake to real then that's quite a skill, I've got some fake gold I'd like him to have a look at.

lucky-chrisSeptember 22nd 2009.

"This ’N’ That wisdom: The journey is never over until the arrival." Is that real wisdom? Or basic common sense? 6/10 is pretty generous.

E (being pedantic)September 22nd 2009.

It's the General Dental Council that deals with dentists, not the General Medical Council...

RodneySeptember 22nd 2009.

Why no mention of 'Darth Horrocks' resigning, allegedly, at the MEN?

RodneySeptember 22nd 2009.

Why no mention of 'Darth Horrocks' resigning, allegedly, at the MEN?

DigSeptember 22nd 2009.

Is the journey over if you get off 2 stops before the arrival?

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