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City news in 250 words: Friday 23 April

St George's Day, Manchester City: the movie and two awful stories

Published on April 23rd 2010.


City news in 250 words: Friday 23 April

HAPPY ST GEORGE'S DAY. Manchester's St George's Parade will take place on Sunday 25 April with the St George's Festival in Albert Square, 11am-6pm, on the same day. The St George's Day market will be in Piccadilly Gardens from Friday 23 'til Sunday 25 April.

MANCHESTER CITY: THE MOVIE will be hitting the big screen later this year. The new feature length film titled 'Blue Moon Rising' will be shown in cinemas nationwide in autumn. The film is about the 2009/10 season and includes interviews with fans, players and club executives.

AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD BOY DIED from diabetes after being misdiagnosed with swine flu, an inquest has heard. The family of Louis Austin, from Old Trafford, called 999 last July after Louis had been suffering headaches and chronic fatigue. An ambulance was never dispatched, as it was thought to be a low priority case. An out-of-hours GP later diagnosed Louis with swine flu. He died days later from diabetic ketoacidosis. Coroner Kearsley singled out the ambulance service for criticism.

AN 89-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS RAPED in her own home during the early hours of Sunday 18 April. The man forced his way into the house on Rushford Avenue, Levenshulme, and attacked the victim who was asleep in bed. GMP Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said: "Incidents like this are extremely rare, but we are clearly very concerned by this despicable crime and we are doing all we can to find the offender.” Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 4711.

Out of the window weather forecast: cloudy for now, but look there's a bit of blue sky over the Civil Justice Centre

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AnonymousApril 27th 2010.

i popped in to look at the st georges festival on sunday afternoon, mostly to reassure myself it hadnt been hijacked by the bnp. I needed have worried it was the most pathetic and desolate event ever, a few shoddy market stalls, the theme pub was a pathetic tent, one guy playing sax, a couple of miserable looking women in rubbish knight costumes and erm... that was it. dreadful, embarrassing and possibly the crappest thing i've ever seen in manchester. Oh and the market was the regular piccadilly stalls with bunting on them!

AnonymousApril 27th 2010.

Actually the Irish festival market's just as bad. We should forget about both. We're all from the British Isles and have bacon and eggs for breakfast.

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