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City news in 250 words: Wednesday 1 June

Fire at Vertigo and Heaton Hall and Wythenshawe Hall risk being sold off

Written by . Published on June 1st 2011.

City news in 250 words: Wednesday 1 June

A MAN DIED on 3 April 2010 outside Manchester Royal Infirmary’s mental health unit after being refused entry. The patient was denied entry because he was in possession of a bottle of vodka. He was found dead outside the ward ten hours later. The patient, Peter Thompson, had a long history of drink and drug abuse. The inquest still continues are Manchester Crown Court.

FIRE AT VERTIGO RESTAURANT: A fire broke out at 10.30am this morning at Vertigo Restaurant on John Dalton Street. The fire started in the kitchen on the first floor of the restaurant. Nobody has been harmed. As of 11.45am, the fire crew remain at the incident with two fire engines.

POLICE HAVE REVEALED an image of a man who robbed a dementia sufferer on Tuesday 24 May. The man tricked the carer of the 83-year-old victim into letting him into her home. Anyone with information is urged to contact officers in the South Manchester area.

HEATON HALL AND WYTHENSHAWE HALL risk being sold off to private investors. The budget crisis has seen both houses close to the public, and now it is up to the National Trust and other organisations to save them. The council claim the government cuts have deeply affected them, as they need to save £170m in two years to cover the shortfall.

This week in 1836: 63,623 people were employed in mills in Manchester parish. 35,283 were female, 37,930 were over 18 yrs old, 16,965 were under 15.

Thanks to @revealmcr

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