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City news in 250 words: Friday 10 December

Take That tickets, Corrie live and lots of foster carers

Published on December 10th 2010.

City news in 250 words: Friday 10 December

TRAFFORD COUNCIL CUTS 150 JOBS: The job cuts are part of the council’s four-year savings plan to save £60m. Councillor Matt Colledge said: “Obviously with a large staff of 3,500 there will be people who may well be thinking of moving or want to retire, so we need to understand what everybody's position is before we start talking about compulsory redundancies.”

DID YOU WATCH CORRIE LIVE? The cast of 65 and crew of 300 presented an hour-long live episode to mark the ITV soap's 50th anniversary last night. The episode portrayed the aftermath of the explosion and tram crash. Coronation Street is the world's longest-running TV soap, with its 7,500 episodes featuring 39 births, 114 deaths and 88 weddings.

ONE THOUSAND POTENTIAL FOSTER CARERS: In just over a month, 1000 people the North West have enquired about becoming foster carers through the new campaign You Can Foster. You Can Foster is a joint campaign by Manchester and 22 other councils to tackle the huge shortage of foster carers in the region and get more people to come forward and provide loving homes for children. For more information on fostering visit www.youcanfoster.org.

MORE TAKE THAT TICKETS: Take That have added an extra show at The City Of Manchester Stadium. Tickets for the new show on Sunday 12 June 2011, are on sale now. Progress Live 2011 is the band's biggest tour yet and will be the first time they have toured together as a five-piece since 1995. Click here for tickets.

Out of the window weather forecast: Mild and moist, like a baby wipe.

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