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City news in 250 words: Monday 16 May

10k raises millions, double football victory and rural Manchester attractions

Published on May 16th 2011.

City news in 250 words: Monday 16 May

THOUSANDS TOOK TO THE STREETS of Manchester yesterday for the ninth BUPA Greater Manchester Run.  Heavy rain didn't stop over 40,000 people from raising millions for charity as they completed the ten kilometre route past Manchester's most famous landmarks.  Runners included Coronation Street stars, singer Shayne Ward and Ethiopian distance runner Halle Gebrselassie who won the race with a time of 28 minutes and ten seconds. 

MIDDLETON RESIDENTS are being warned to avoid secluded areas after a man exposed himself to a 14-year-old girl near Scowcroft Woods.  The man in his 40s was sitting naked on a footbridge when the girl spotted him. She ran off after he exposed himself.  Anyone who has seen the man in the area is advised to contact police. 

FOOTBALL FANS enjoyed a double victory in Manchester this weekend. While United fans were celebrating their record-breaking nineteenth league title, City beat Stoke City at Wembley to bring home the FA Cup. The Blues will parade their trophy on Monday 23 May. United are hoping to add the European Cup to their trophy room, before their parade on Monday 30 May.

TOURISM BOSSES are hoping to make Manchester a popular choice for country breaks. The Manchester Countryside Project is being relaunched to alert tourists to more rural attractions.  Llama trekking in Oldham and black pudding throwing in Bury are just some of the offerings they hope will bring in visitors. New walking trails and cycle route guides are also being planned. 

This week in 1579: the manor of Manchester transferred to John Lacye, of London, on the default of a £3,000 debt. By 1596 Nicholas Mosley owned it.

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