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City news in 250 words: Tuesday 3 May

Toothless attack, Manchester lecturer murder inquiry and Radcliffe to miss Great Manchester Run

Published on May 3rd 2011.

City news in 250 words: Tuesday 3 May

TEETH LOST IN ATTACK:  A man has lost two teeth after he was punched while walking along Mosley Street at around 1am on Sunday 24 April. The 22-year-old was attacked by five men who jumped out of a black cab and hit him in the side of the head before driving off. Police are appealing for more information.  

paula_radcliffe_1382578c.jpgRADCLIFFE TO MISS RUN: Paula Radcliffe has pulled out of the Great Manchester Run on 15 May because of a recent illness. The 37-year-old world marathon record holder has been suffering from a chest and throat infection. She said: "I'm really, really disappointed, however I know that the main focus for me is next year's Olympic marathon."

MURDER INQUIRY FOR MANCHESTER LECTURER: A murder inquiry has been launched after the bodies of a man, woman and two daughters were found in a house in Northampton on Sunday. Officers confirmed the man was a lecturer at a university in Manchester but have not revealed his identity. Post-mortem examinations of the bodies are expected to take place later.

YOUTH SERVICES CUTS IN THE CITY: Manchester City Council has to save £109m this year, rising to £170m next year. All areas of the council must look at making savings, including the city's youth service. Mike Livingstone, Director of Children's Services at Manchester City Council said: "We want to hear from parents, residents and young people to get their views on these proposals.” The consultation runs until 31 May 2011. For more details, please visit www.manchester.gov.uk/youthconsultation

This week in 1857: The Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition opened in Old Trafford on the site of Talbot Road. Over the summer more than 1.3m people visited and it remains the world’s largest ever temporary art exhibition.

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