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City news in 250 words: Thursday 9 June

Booze ban for Take That fans, murder trial in Blackburn and Bolton Wanderers on the silver screen

Written by . Published on June 9th 2011.


City news in 250 words: Thursday 9 June

GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE has issued a warning to local licensed premises not to sell alcohol to concert goers around the City of Manchester Stadium. Take That fans were dismayed at hearing they could not purchase booze from licensees in the area and claimed they were being treated ‘like football hooligans’. Police have stressed the ban will prevent trouble and fans can still buy beer inside the stadium itself.  

A MAN FROM BOLTON is due to appear before magistrates in Blackburn today charged with the murder of his wife. Ian Workman (58) from the village of Turton, Bolton, was re-arrested by Lancashire police yesterday morning and was charged late last night. The body of his wife, Sue Workman (55), was discovered on 7 April at a farmhouse in Turton with multiple stab wounds. 

A BOOK about the Bolton Wanderers football team who went to war in 1939 is to be adapted to the big screen. The group, nicknamed the Wartime Wanderers, urged fans to sign up to the forces before being enlisted themselves to fight in WWII. Harry Potter star Rupert Grint will appear in the film alongside Sean Maguire, who will play the team’s captain, Harry Goslin.

A PROPERTY IN BARDON CLOSE was raided by police late last night after suspicions were aroused over terrorist activity. Sections of the road were cordoned off and a 25 year old man has been arrested accused of committing Terrorist Act offences. Police do not believe there is a major threat to Greater Manchester. 

Fact of the Day: In this week in 1871 the corner stone of the Manchester Abattoirs and Dead Meat Market, Water Street, was laid by the mayor, Alderman Grave.

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AnonymousJune 9th 2011.

I got to say, I think they are right about the booze ban. We had a group of VERY drunk women behind us who spilt beer all over the poor girl sat next to me, and our belongings under our seats and a friend who went another night reported a man being drunk and aggressive towards the people stood around him. You would think that a mostly middle aged audience would be able to handle their drink and not ruin it for everyone else.

AnonymousJune 9th 2011.

Agreed. There were huge amounts of leathered people who will surely not be able to remember the gig. There were also 2 fights between drunken women during the gig and one between another bloke whose drunk girlfriend had fallen on him as we left. Not really what I expected from a Take That gig.

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