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City news in 250 words: Tuesday 23 February

Raining money in the Arndale, touts caught out and a tragic mistake

Published on February 23rd 2010.


City news in 250 words: Tuesday 23 February

A BABY HAD MOST OF HER BLADDER REMOVED BY MISTAKE by a Manchester surgeon who thought it was a hernia. Seven-weeks-old at the time, ‘Baby A’ was admitted to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital with a hernia problem in October 2008. Instead of removing the hernia sac, surgeon Pierina Kapur cut away her bladder, leaving her catheterised for the rest of her life. Admitting her work was below standard, Miss Kapur denied misconduct before the General Medical Council.

A HUGE MAN UNITED TICKET TOUTING RING has been thwarted by police. Officers raided a house in Wythenshawe and seized dozens of United season cards, over 40 tickets for the recent clash with Arsenal, and £11,000 in cash. Three men aged 51, 26 and 23 were arrested by police over a number of offences, including alleged ticket touting. United officials are now investigating how the tickets fell into the wrong hands and are trying to trace the tickets’ owners.

SHOPPERS GO CRAZY OVER FALLING MONEY in the Arndale Centre. Hundreds of people were scrambling around on the floor after being told a mystery benefactor was about to drop £5,000 over a balcony. All their efforts were for nothing as the money turned out to be fake, except for a few fivers.

COUNCIL SET TO MAKE £37m IN CUTS by 2013. The council plans to save £16.3m in the next financial year, with savings of £14.1m in 2011/12, and £6.7m in 2012/13, and each town hall department has been ordered to prepare a series of savings.

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AnonymousFebruary 23rd 2010.

Which Council?

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