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City news in 250 words: Thursday 28 January

Human bones in the city and Bob Geldof’s your uncle

Published on January 28th 2010.

City news in 250 words: Thursday 28 January

MORE HUMAN REMAINS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN CITY CENTRE by crews working on redevelopment schemes. The bones were discovered at the car park opposite the CIS Tower on Miller Street, which is near the notorious mid-19th century slum, Angel Meadows. The discovery comes days after workmen replacing platforms at Victoria Station found human remains.

ELEVEN FANS ARRESTED AT DERBY GAME after an increased police presence at Old Trafford. Fans were searched and dogs were used to sniff out flare guns, along with riot police for the tie's second leg, in an effort to prevent any trouble before, during, or after the match. Supporters also had to walk through knife-detection arches. Police said the men were being held on suspicion of offences including public order, affray and criminal damage.

BOB GELDOF WANTS TO MAKE TRUANCY HISTORY and came to Manchester to tell us about it. The father of Peaches Geldof is heading a scheme to supply anti-truancy phone systems to the city’s schools, which would see texts and voicemails automatically sent to “feckless” parents. Sir Bob, who is the co-owner of the telecoms firm Groupcall, launched the system at the City of Manchester Stadium before an audience of teachers, with Manchester being the first major council to sign-up to the scheme.

A TONNE OF LIVE CORAL WAS SEIZED AT MANCHESTER AIRPORT after being illegally imported. In one of the largest ever seizures of the endangered species, the coral was discovered in airfreight, which had been flown more than 7,000 miles from Indonesia.

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

Derek the SmugglerJanuary 28th 2010.

Damn, the most I can manage up my arse is three or four condoms full of coke, major kudos to whoever tried bringing in a tonne of coral. Ouch.

whingeJanuary 28th 2010.

This new website is a mess! The site layout is utterly confusing, nothing zooms properly. User details are not altered when updated. Sort it guys, please!

AnonymousJanuary 28th 2010.

I know, you wouldn't think it has taken around four months to 'design' would you, notwithstanding all the hype. Very disappointing

AnonymousJanuary 28th 2010.

and I thought the double posting issue was being sorted yesterday.............

whingeJanuary 28th 2010.

To be honest I posted it twice to see whether it would appear in yet another font. Man Con Font Galore!

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