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City news in 250 words: Monday 14 June

Screen magic, crack flat hell, and advice for all

Published on June 14th 2010.


City news in 250 words: Monday 14 June

THE GIANT WORLD CUP SCREENS at Castlefield were a success over the weekend. More than 10,000 people attended the city centre area for the England V USA match. Apart from one isolated incident towards the end of the match, which was dealt with quickly and effectively by police and security staff, the event was trouble-free with fans enjoying the sunshine and good-natured family atmosphere, if not the result.

CRACK FLAT CLOSED. Two men have been jailed after more than £1.5million of crack cocaine and heroin was found in a house in Salford - the biggest recovery of crack cocaine in the UK. Carl St Pierre and Robert Leishman were jailed respectively for 11 years and 13 years. The flat was on Brattice Drive, Salford.

ACCLAIMED MANCHESTER BAND ELBOW will be joining the celebrations as a former pub converted into a legal advice hub is officially opened on Tuesday 15 June. The Ben Brierley pub in Moston Lane, Harpurhey, which closed in 2007 has been reborn as Manchester’s first fully integrated advice centre following an almost £250,000 refurbishment led by the Citizens Advice Bureau.

LYNSEY SCOTT OF WIGAN was given the organs of a smoker of 30 years in double lung transplant operation. Her father said she would have been "horrified" to discover the organs were from a smoker. Scott, a cystic fibrosis sufferer, died months after surgery at Wythenshawe Hospital last year. She was not told the donor was a smoker. The Hospital have claimed they were following national guidelines.

Out of the window weather forecast: Grey, windy, chilly: don’t go naked like the people in the Tunnick exhibition at The Lowry

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