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<b>Wednesday 11 November:</b> Illegal workers, nuclear power and a week to go for National Football Museum announcement

Published on November 11th 2009.


SUSPECTED ILLEGAL WORKERS were found hiding in cardboard boxes at a mill during a raid by the UK Border Agency. A total of 21 men and two women, from Pakistan and Afghanistan, were arrested at Majid House in Ardwick. The raid at the mill, which contains 20 businesses mostly producing knitwear and textiles, found a number of people hiding on the roof and two men hiding in packing boxes.

A HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM WHO WAS LEFT dying on The Crescent has been identified as Darrell Chadwick, aged 62. Found by a police officer with serious injuries early Monday morning, A witness has told police he was hit by a turquoise Vauxhall Astra which failed to stop. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detective Inspector Stephen Keeley, of Swinton CID, said, “We are following a number of positive lines of inquiry but I need the public's help to identify the driver.”

THE NORTH WEST WILL LEAD THE WAY in the expansion of nuclear power, with four of the ten sites earmarked by the government being in the region. Three will be in Cumbria and one will be in Heysham. The plans were set out as part of targets to generate 30 per cent of electricity by renewable sources by 2020.

THE URBIS WILL LEARN NEXT Wednesday if it has been chosen as the new venue for the National Football Museum. Council leaders in Manchester estimate the switch from Preston would see visitor numbers quadruple and make the museum a major international attraction.

This ’N’ That wisdom: No man is really old until his mother stops worrying about him

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

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

RobNovember 11th 2009.

Anyone know what the predicted change is for visitor numbers 'to' Urbis? I'm from Preston and remember the museum as a bit of a non-event there, but will be disappointed if it moves to Urbis - just because I currently go to Urbis maybe three times a year to see exhibitions - post the change I'd probably go once.

The UrbisNovember 11th 2009.

To be honest, John, we've given up worrying about that one. And just to clarify, the quadrupling of visitors refers to current NFM attendance, NOT current visitors to the Urbis.

scoteeeNovember 11th 2009.

I don't know John,they will be going to 'The asdoh' for a big shop next !

John in HulmeNovember 11th 2009.

The Urbis? THE Urbis? Agh.Just 'Urbis', dear, surely?

Know-howNovember 11th 2009.

It will rie they think from 100,000 pa to 400,000

RenoNovember 11th 2009.

Surely Lord Urbis of Cathedral Gardens

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