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City news in 250 words: Thursday 16 September

Record-breaking breakfast; Sanders steps down; Manchester Day to return and pay freeze for some hospital staff

Published on September 16th 2010.

City news in 250 words: Thursday 16 September

A CAFE in Greater Manchester has reached the Guinness world record books. Mario's Cafe Bar in Bolton has secured a record for the Largest Commercially Available English Breakfast. For £10.95 customers can tuck into six rashers of bacon, six sausages, four eggs, six slices of bread, five black puddings, mushrooms, a can of beans and tomatoes. But if you can eat it in under 20 minutes, it’s free.

BURY COUNCIL'S chief executive is to step down in 2011. Mark Sanders, who earns a salary of £150k a year, attracted anger last year when he said "jobs would go" to help the council meet an equal pay claim. Conservative council leader, Bob Bibby, told councillors of the decision yesterday.

THE MANCHESTER Day parade is due to be repeated in 2011. Labour-run Manchester City Council voted yesterday to repeat the event in 2011 with about £250,000 of funding. The council's Liberal Democrat group has questioned use of council funds for the event. Lib Dem council leader Simon Ashley said: “We think the subsidy is too much when they are making cuts to frontline services like gating schemes and playing parks."

MANCHESTER hospitals staff could lose out on annual pay rises. From October, Central Manchester University Hospitals Trust will refuse pay rises to workers who have taken more than 18 days off sick or had four separate sick absences in attempts to save £120m by 2014. Health workers' union Unison said it would take legal action on behalf of affected staff.

Out of the window weather forecast: Hold onto your hats, and possible your umbrellas

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mike15366September 16th 2010.

Good news about the Manchester Day parade, given the success of this year's parade will there be more private companies willing to help fund this; giving less reliance on public funds?

Burt CodeineSeptember 16th 2010.

Indeed it was. Can't believe some were trying to split hairs over it's apparent success. If you were there it was fairly obvious. Agree about getting more private companies involved.

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