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<b>Thursday 14 May:</b> Police staff suspended for porn, protesters slash out and check your kids' seatbelts says Sir Alex

Published on May 14th 2009.

THREE POLICE WORKERS have reportedly been suspended on suspicion of viewing porn on force computers. Greater Manchester Police have seized several computers following claims that a member of staff had been looking at obscene images at work. One of the photos allegedly featured a child. The inquiry will try to establish whether the picture had been altered to include the child.

CAR TYRES HAVE BEEN SLASHED by angry climate change protesters in South Manchester. Greater Manchester Police reported that 20 cars were targeted in Ladybarn and Withington early on Wednesday. A note was left on the cars saying they were being targeted because 'they contribute towards climate change.' Det Insp Damian Moran said: "They might believe they are making a point but this behaviour is criminal."

CHECK YOUR CHILDREN'S SEATBELTS is the message Sir Alex Ferguson is giving to parents. The United manager has spoken out after his grandson was left seriously injured after a car accident in which he wasn't wearing his seatbelt properly. He said: "You never think about these things until it happens to your family. Something should be done about safer seatbelts for children."

MANCHESTER'S ECONOMY is set to be boosted by at least £6m from the UEFA Champions League Final. The Manchester United final against Barcelona on Wednesday 27 May is expected to attract tens of thousands of fans to the pubs in Manchester city centre. 25,000 fans are also due to travel to Rome, bringing in an estimated £1.25m to the region's transport systems.

This 'n' That wisdom*: It's very easy to spend other people's money

*Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Those curry masters are so very, very sagacious. How does this wisdom rate? Confidential rating: 7/10

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

Didsbury GirlMay 14th 2009.

So, this football final - Not going to be like Rangers day all over again is it?

DescartesMay 14th 2009.

Hm, This Dep Insp might believe their their behaviour is criminal, but they've definitely made a point. - it's all over the news.

AnonymousMay 14th 2009.

Surely better to just dump the old ones in a canal? or maybe a nature reserve?

AnonymousMay 14th 2009.

Yeah but if they burn the old ones some homeless dues can stay warm for a while

east lancsMay 14th 2009.

Pretty stupid really, as they'll need new tyres now, with the associated "footprint" of making them, delivering them, fitting them. Dur!

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