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City news in 250 words: Friday 12 November

Manford heckled; airport court payout; robber aims gun at baby; and Lowry paintings raise £5m.

Published on November 12th 2010.

City news in 250 words: Friday 12 November

TWIT HECKLER HALTS MANFORD: Comedian Jason Manford, whose wife Catherine is pregnant, was stunned by a heckler who brought up his sexy Twitter exchange with 22 year-old fan Debra McNamee during his show at Manchester Apollo last night. The heckler shouted: How’s Debra?’ during the performance. Manford said the heckler should discuss is with his wife, adding: “We can play this game if you want.”

COUPLES CHEER AIRPORT PAYOUT: Manchester Airport has paid out more than £100,000 to two families after a court row over plane noise. The complaints centred around jets using the second runway, which opened in 2001.A judge at the Royal Courts of Justice in London also ruled the value of their homes had dropped since the runway opened.

THEIVES AIM GUN AT BABY: A robber aimed a gun at a 15-month-old girl as he attempted to steal from a shop in Prestwich. The thief pointed the weapon at the shopkeeper of Gough News, who was holding his baby daughter. Police have released CCTV footage of the two-man raid and described the attack as 'beneath contempt'. The other man was armed with a meat cleaver.

LOWRY COLLECTION SELLS FOR £5M: A collection of work by LS Lowry has made more than £5m at auction. Salfordian Selwyn Demmy put the collection of 21 paintings and drawings for auction at Christie's in London. An oil painting called The Steps, Irk Place, 1928, was the biggest seller, at £713,250. Some of the money raised will be donated to the RSPCA.

Out of the window weather forecast: A wheelie bin and two tree stumps have just flown past the window. I assume that means it’s windy.

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AnonymousNovember 14th 2010.

Why isn't City News 250 linked from the news home page? Is it secret?

anno nyNovember 24th 2010.

why cant we rant on 24/11/ 250 news?

James11364December 4th 2010.

yes Mancon I have taken police advice and don't show their good bits in public.

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