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City news in 250 words: Friday 17 September

The week’s most idiotic scally druggy plus charity collectors

Published on September 17th 2010.

City news in 250 words: Friday 17 September

MANCHESTER AIRPORT’S Terminal One has been evacuatedafter a suspicious package was found today. The security alert happened at around 8.50am – forcing massive disruption to flights. Police and fire crews are currently at the scene and a cordon is being put in place.

CITY CENTRE charity collectors will have to sign a new code of conduct. The code is expected to assign designated areas for fundraising and limit the daily amount of collectors. The public have prompted this action, after complaints that they feel harassed by the large number of collectors who congregate in the city’s shopping hotspots.

BURY COUNCIL plan to make cuts of £28m over the next four years. Council leader Bob Bibby said savings of at least £7m would be made next year - with £2.4m of that coming from the adult care budget. The budget cuts come in response to the anticipated average reduction in central government grants of 25% between 2011 and 2015.

A 31-YEAR-OLD MAN who was cultivating cannabis received a police caution after accidentally setting fire to his crops. Firefighters extinguished the blaze on Wednesday after a heater in his wooden wardrobe set alight as he attempted to grow six plants in a Failsworth flat. Insp Muz Kernain, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "The growing of cannabis plants takes a huge amount of electricity. As a result, anyone stupid enough to grow their own cannabis runs the risk of putting their lives and the lives of others in danger.”

Out of the window weather forecast: Clear skies, but don’t be fooled- it’s chilly out there.

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