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City news in 250 words: Wednesday 2 March

Hospital mistakes, camera cock-ups and Manchester named rudest city

Published on March 2nd 2011.


City news in 250 words: Wednesday 2 March

TEN ARRESTS IN DRUGS RAIDS: Ten people have been arrested after supplying heroin and cocaine, following police raids across Greater Manchester. More than 80 officers targeted nine homes in Salford, Middleton, Crumpsall and Cheetham Hill yesterday. It was carried out as part of Operation Celeste – a campaign to eradicate class A drugs in Salford’s Mandley Park. All 10 offenders have been held in custody for questioning.

A HOSPITAL STOCKPORT HAS ADMITTED MISTAKES were made after medical staff failed to spot swine flu in two children. Both were given treatment for other conditions at Steeping Hill hospital but were sent home. Lana Ameen, aged three, later died after being rushed to Alder Hey Children’s hospital. Trust chief executive Dr Chris Burke said he had apologised to the parents and that lessons have been learned.

CAMERA COCK-UP: Speed cameras in Greater Manchester costing £800,000 have failed to catch a single biker. The high-tech cameras were designed to catch speeding bikers on the winding Cat and Fiddle between Macclesfield and Buxton. But riders are taking a shortcut, making it impossible to prove how fast they were going. The planning cock-up could cause the whole system to be scrapped without a single person being prosecuted.

MANCHESTER NAMED WORLD’S RUDEST CITY: Networking website Foursquare has found that Mancunians used more four letter potty-words than any other English speaking country on the planet. The website, which lets people check-in at locations and share tips, found that local people were cursing as they discussed the city.

Out the window weather forecast: White cloud and modest temperatures cooling throughout the day. Prepare for a nippy night this evening.

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John HarrisMarch 2nd 2011.

I thought speed cameras were meant to deter? Surely if they haven't caught a single biker they are working perfectly?

Rick19004March 2nd 2011.

they are speeding elsewhere

what the fu*k?March 2nd 2011.

That is a really fcuking sh1tty article from FourSquare.

Who do those twits think they are ?

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