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City news in 250 words: Tuesday 31 May

Scholes retires, Warhol exhibition countdown and experience Gaskell's world

Written by . Published on May 31st 2011.

City news in 250 words: Tuesday 31 May

BROOK STREET CHAPEL has almost completed its exhibition on Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. The exhibition, as designed by Joan Leach, will attract nineteenth century literary enthusiasts wishing to experience Gaskell’s world. The North and South novelist is buried at the Chapel, along with her husband and two daughters.

A WOMAN FOUND INJURED IN HER NIGHTDRESS in Rochdale is believed to have been robbed, police say. The 20-year-old was found in an alleyway with severe head and facial injuries. Detectives are examining CCTV footage around the town centre in a bid to solve the case. Detective Inspector Vicky Shaw commented, “Unusually, this woman was in a nightdress when she was found and I am certain someone will have seen her at some point.” Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

THE NEW ANDY WARHOL EXHIBITION, titled ‘Warhol and the Diva’, will be on show from Saturday 25 June – Sunday 25 September at The Lowry, Salford Quays. The superstar pop art will present Warhol’s most famous ‘Divas’, including Jane Fonda, Debbie Harry, Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli and many more.

MANCHESTER UNITED’S PAUL SCHOLES has retired from football aged 36. His retirement followed the team’s success of winning the nineteenth league title, Scholes’ tenth in his career. Scholes said: “I can honestly say that playing football is all I have ever wanted to do and to have had such a long and successful career at Manchester United has been a real honour.”

This week in 1825: Manchester's Mechanics' Institute, Cooper Street, was formally opened, aiming to educate the workers of the industrial town.

Thanks to @revealmcr

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