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City news in 250 words: Wednesday 20 April

Stolen changing rooms, broken changing rooms and a new hotel in the city

Published on April 20th 2011.

City news in 250 words: Wednesday 20 April

LANCASHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB has begun work to increase the capacity of its Old Trafford ground in spite of the continuing legal battle over the redevelopment. Derwent Holdings, owners of nearby White City Retail Park, objected to the scheme. Today was the club’s deadline to begin the work if it was to qualify for a £5.2m grant from the North West Development Agency.

MANCHESTER UNITED has apologised for damage caused to its dressing room at Wembley after last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to local rivals City, and offered to pay for any repairs. The FA said it was ‘only surface damage’, and they are unlikely to take any action against the club. Emergency repairs were carried out so Stoke could use the dressing room the next day.

FARNWORTH TOWN Football Club, from Bolton, has had its changing rooms stolen from Fern Street Park in Farnworth. The 40ft steel unit, which contained showers, toilets home and away changing rooms, as well goal nets and corner flags was taken late on Friday evening. Farnworth Town play in Division Two of the Wigan and District Amateur Football League.

PLANS have been submitted for a new boutique hotel on Liverpool Road in Manchester city centre. The plans include the refurbishment of two Grade II listed buildings and a new extension opposite the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. The plans were submitted by Manchester-based Formroom Architects. A decision from Manchester City Council is expected next month. Read more about this story here.

This week in 1781: Manchester’s Elizabeth Raffald died. Author of a popular cook book, she ran pubs, a shop, a cookery school and, allegedly, had 16 children.

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AnonymousApril 20th 2011.

What's a boutique hotel?

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