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City news in 250 words: Thursday 21 April

New roof for Victoria, lamb in Levenshulme and City fans set to miss big day

Published on April 21st 2011.


City news in 250 words: Thursday 21 April

11,000 CITY SEASON TICKET holders are set to miss out on the trip to Wembley for the club’s FA Cup final. The FA has allocated 25,000 seats in the 90,000 capacity stadium to City - 7,000 fewer than they were given for last weekend’s semi-final. A loyalty points system will decide who gets tickets, which cost between £45 and £115.

PLANS to give Victoria Station a new £20m roof are set to go ahead. The revamp of the Grade II listed station will see a new ultra-modern see-through roof replace the old one, which has been leaking since it was damaged by the 1996 IRA bomb .The work is expected to be completed by 2014. Two years ago a survey named the station the worst in the country.

HALF A MILLION people are set to jet off from Manchester over this Easter’s long weekend. Manchester Airport say it could be their busiest Easter yet as this month’s extra bank holiday means workers can take three days holiday and get away for 11 days. Cities like Madrid, Munich and Amsterdam are proving the most popular destinations.

A NURSE has rescued a lamb from a wheelie bin in Levenshulme. Gillian Powell heard bleating, called a colleague, and the pair discovered the one-month-old lamb. The RSPCA said the animal was unharmed and will end up a pet. It is thought the animal was stolen during a recent spate of thefts, then dumped when the thieves realised it was too young to eat.

This week in 1880: the Royal Charter for the founding of the Victoria University was granted to Owens College Manchester.

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