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City news in 250 words: Monday 15 November

Biometrics trial at airport; Stockport ‘tossers’ row; Ryder in the jungle and drama will relive Busby Babes’ Munich crash.

Published on November 15th 2010.


City news in 250 words: Monday 15 November

NEW TECHNOLOGY on trial at Manchester Airport will allow a person’s iris to be identified while they walk around. The ‘Biometrics In Motion’ trial will last two weeks and take place in Terminal 1. Passengers register after check in so that their iris can be used to identify them as they enter the security search area. The technology could be used to speed up check-in and international transfers, and potentially security.

RESIDENTS in Brinnington, Stockport, are upset about a council leaflet telling them not to be ‘tossers’. Stockport council has sent leaflets in a bid to stop fly tipping and dog fouling saying: ‘Report the tosser, keep Brinnington tidy’. Councillor Maureen Rowles, who lives in Brinnington, said: “I don’t think it’s appropriate. Some people may see it as funny. There’s other ways of doing it.”

FORMER Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has landed in the Australian jungle for this year’s instalment of I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Ryder was made to skydive out of a helicopter from 12,000ft and was showered by bugs. Ryder is joined in Camp Bruce by Linford Christie, Nigel Havers, Lembit Opik and some pop star or other.

FORMER DOCTOR WHO David Tennant will star in a new BBC drama about Manchester United and the plane crash that killed eight players in 1958. United will mix drama with first-hand interviews with survivors and their families. The players were dubbed the Busby Babes. Tennant will play Welsh-born coach Jimmy Murphy.

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