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City news in 250 words: Tuesday 24 May 2011

Surprise, surprise it’s Giggs, skull reconstruction, City parade and United win

Published on May 24th 2011.


City news in 250 words: Tuesday 24 May 2011

RYAN GIGGS has been named by Lib Dem MP John Hemming as the man behind the super injunction Twitter battle. The most open secret in recent British history is now allowed to be published in the mainstream media. The debate rages on about whether a low-level MP should seek to make a name for himself by using Parliamentary Privilege to side step the decision of the courts. Others pointed out that it was necessary because the law was looking out of touch with reality and this will force legislation to alter that.

A WOMAN found dead on an archaeological site in Manchester, now under part of the Co-op building works, has had her skull re-fleshed by clay, to reconstruct her facial features. Her skeleton was found wrapped in blue carpet in 2010. The date of her death is uncertain. The reconstruction of the skull will be shown on BBC One's Crimewatch at 9pm tonight.

MANCHESTER CITY processed through the city centre on open top bus and out to Eastlands last night with the FA Cup. This was the first major trophy they’d won for 35 years and the crowd gathering on the route ecstatically celebrated with their heroes. More than 100,000 supporters turned out.

MANCHESTER UNITED also celebrated as their youth team won the second leg of the FA Youth Cup Final at Old Trafford 4-1 against Sheffield United. The aggregate score was 6-3. Ravel Morrison and William Keane scored a pair each as the youth team lifted the trophy.

Fact of the day: This week in 1795, achitect Charles Barry was born. He designed Manchester’s Art Gallery including the Athenaeum, All Saints Church at Stand, near Bury, and also London’s Houses of Parliament.

 

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