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City news in 250 words: Friday 11 February

Missing body found, man sentenced for life, police warning and fish pedicures at airport.

Published on February 11th 2011.

City news in 250 words: Friday 11 February

BODY FOUND IN RIVER IRWELL: Police are trying to identify a body believed to be missing sports science teacher Nathan Tomlinson. The body was found yesterday in Salford's river Irwell, just a quarter of a mile from where Tomlinson was last seen. Tomlinson went missing on December 17 after leaving a Manchester city centre pub. Officers are now carrying out further forensics tests.

LIFE SENTENCE FOR MAN WHO MURDERED WIFE: A man has been jailed for life after stabbing his estranged wife to death in a Manchester park. Joanne Oliver was stabbed in Heaton Park over 15 times by Brian Oliver in a “brutal act of violence”. Oliver was sentenced to serve a minimum term of 19 years.

POLICE WARNING AS MOTORIST ATTEMPTS TO SNATCH GIRL: Warnings have been issued to parents to stay alert after man tried to snatch girl, aged nine, in Swinton. Police were called to Laburnum Avenue after the man tried to get the girl in his car after telling her he had something in the vehicle for her. The man was Asian, 25 to 35, slim with dark hair and was driving a red car.

FISH PEDICURE FOR PASSENGERS AT MANCHESTER AIRPORT: Passenger waiting for flights at Manchester Airport can now have their feet nibbled by fish. Holiday makers will put their feet into small tanks filled with water while the fish nibble their feet to remove dry skin. The bizarre treatment is being offered in terminal two departures at 'fish therapy stations'. Click hereto read a review of a similar treatment at Spa in the City.

Out of the window weather forecast: Grey skies and the occasional downpour - just another day in Manchester.

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