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City news in 250 words: Friday 18 March

Shop owner fined, Clint Boon's charity single, life sentence for murderer and Bieber hits Manchester

Published on March 18th 2011.

City news in 250 words: Friday 18 March

SHOP OWNER FINED £3,000 FOR ‘GROSSLY DIRTY’ SHOP: A shop owner from Longsight has been fined after food inspectors found mouse droppings on food packets and shelves. While inspectors were called to Royal Foods cash and carry, staff tried to clean up the the droppings from the display area. Out-of-date sandwiches were also discovered, as well as a dirty butchery area. Shop owner Mohammed Khan has been fined £3,097.

CLINT BOON AND MIKE SWEENEY TO RELEASE CHARITY SINGLE: Feeling The Fury, the new charity single by members of Thunder, Gun and The Little Angels is aiming to hit the top 40 charts in a bid to raise awareness about male cancers. The song will also feature vocals from former Inspiral Clint Boon and Mike Sweeney. All proceeds from the single will go to the Men Matter charity, which is raising money for Christie Hospital.

LIFE SENTENCE FOR THE MURDERER OF PAUL BRADY: Paul Devalda, of Prestwich, has been found guilty of murder after a nine-week trial at Liverpool Crown Court. Devalda will serve a minimum of 21 years for the murder of Paul Brady, from Bacup, as well as a concurrent 14 year sentence for kidnap. Brady's body is yet to be found.

BIEBER FEVER TO HIT MANCHESTER: Pop sensation Justin Bieber will arrive in Manchester this weekend ahead of his two dates at the MEN arena. The teen star staying at the five-star Lowry Hotel will play the arena on Sunday and Monday night with support act Willow Smith.

Out of the window weather forecast: Sunny skies mark the start of spring. Until it starts raining.

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