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City news in 250 words: Wednesday 1 September

Super-jumbo jet lands, the road with no speed limit and Bolt for United

Published on September 1st 2010.


City news in 250 words: Wednesday 1 September

SUPER-JUMBO JET TO LAND IN MANCHESTER: The world's largest commercial airliner, the Airbus A380, is due to land at Manchester Airport at 12.25pm today. The jet has flown into London Heathrow since 2008 but Manchester will be the first regional airport in the world to have a daily service, which will fly from Manchester to Dubai daily.

THE NORTH-SOUTH DRINKING DIVIDE: Men in the North West are more likely to die prematurely as a result of alcohol-related harm than those in the South East, according to new research. The North West Public Health Observatory shows almost 16,000 people died in England last year as a result of alcohol-related harm. The North-West was recorded as having the highest levels of harm.

THE ROAD WITH NO SPEED LIMIT: The A555 link road from Woodford to Handforth was left with no speed limit for 15 years. The former Cheshire county council didn’t have the crucial paperwork needed to enforce a 70mph limit on the road, which was built in 1996. A fresh order was rushed through by Stockport council last week after officials from the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities reviewed speed limits across the region.

USAIN BOLT FOR MANCHESTER UNITED? The world's fastest man wants to join Manchester United. He explains in his autobiography, which is set to be released on Thursday, that he could have the skills and abilities to join his favourite team. He writes: ‘People say it's not realistic but nobody has seen me play so you never know.’

Out of the window weather forecast: The seasons are officially working in reverse. September is here and so is summer it seems.

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