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City news in 250 words: Monday 20 September

Wythenshawe murder inquiry, bamboo bikes and a few freshers in town

Published on September 20th 2010.


City news in 250 words: Monday 20 September

MAN SHOT DEAD IN WYTHENSHAWE: A murder inquiry has been launched after a 30-year-old man was shot dead in Wythenshawe on Sunday. Police say the man had been shot in the stomach in Simonsway after two cars pulled up near to the petrol station and some men began arguing. He was taken to hospital and underwent emergency surgery, but died a short time later.

BAMBOO BIKE FRAMES are being stocked at Manchester bike shop GBH Custom Hacks. Imported from California by local business RAW Bamboo Bikes, the frame on display in the Northern Quarter shop is for a fixed wheel bike and offers a vibration dampening quality, tensile strength better than steel, good impact resistance and unusual aesthetics. GBH are the only shop in Manchester to offer the bamboo frames. They retail at £1100.

ROLLING STONES, TWIGGY AND THE BEATLES images are being exhibited at the Lowry art gallery in Salford. Photographer Philip Townsend is famed for taking the Rolling Stones' first ever photo. His exhibition Mister Sixties features previously unseen photos reflecting the social and cultural revolution that took place across the UK during that decade. It is scheduled to run until November.

FRESHER’S WEEK STARTS TODAY, and that means more than 20,000 new students will begin a mass binging session across the city, but it’s not all vodka and vomit. The power of the student pound is being welcomed by experts who predict that the student influx will bring an extra £2.5m a year to Greater Manchester’s economy.

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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Leigh ScottSeptember 20th 2010.

Why will the students bring an extra 2.5 million ? Are they richer this year ?

Maths for dullardsSeptember 20th 2010.

£2.5m more to the economy than if they didn't come to Manchester. Fairly obvious, no?

Leigh ScottSeptember 20th 2010.

No- it says that the student influx will bring in an extra £2.5 million. One would assume extra means out of the ordinary?

Whatever, noisy bunch of pukers anway !

Logic for blowhardsSeptember 20th 2010.

Stop quibbling over semantics, it's obvious that it means that students who would not live in Manchester otherwise add £2.5m to the economy when they come here to study.

AnonymousSeptember 20th 2010.

Not forgetting the £2.5m it takes to clean up after them throughout the year:)

Hmmm....clever accounting strikes againSeptember 21st 2010.

what about all the students who leave Mcr to go and study elsewhere as opposed to staying?
What is the net benefit of the students who are staying/in Mcr?

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