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City news in 250 words: Wednesday 4 May

Stockport candidate for The Apprentice, Paramedic attacked with brick and Dispatches exposes hospital staff

Published on May 4th 2011.


City news in 250 words: Wednesday 4 May

FOOTBALLER ATTACKED IN SALE: A 26-year-old amateur footballer was attacked whilst on a night out in Sale after his team’s cup final win. The attack took place outside a takeaway on Northenden Road at 2am.He was knocked to the floor and kicked in the face. Police are looking for six or seven white men aged between 17 and 18.

STOCKPORT BUSINESSWOMAN ON THE APPRENTICE: A business woman from Stockport has been chosen as one of the 16 contenders for the next series of The Apprentice. Helen Milligan is a law graduate who was a part time waitress before managing her own restaurant and becoming executive assistant to the boss of Greggs. The Apprentice starts on Tuesday, May 10 at 9pm on BBC One.

PARAMEDIC ATTACKED BY BRICK: A concrete block was thrown through an ambulance window injuring a 47-year-old paramedic during an incident in Baguley on 28 April. The incident happened after the paramedic got out of the vehicle to confront two youths, who then ran off towards the Bromwood estate. Detective Inspector Kevin Marriott said the fact this attack was on a member of the emergency services ‘defies belief’.

TV DOCUMENTARY EXPOSES STAFF: A TV documentary depicting unacceptable behaviour by staff within North Manchester General has caused hospital bosses to suspend two of its staff members. The Dispatches programme performed an investigation into the conduct of hospital staff, who were filmed swearing and mocking patients. Pennine Acute Trust bosses said they were investigating the allegations made by the documentary.

This week in 1904: Charles Rolls and Henry Royce were introduced at the Midland Hotel Manchester. The first workshop for their cars was in Hulme where a Rolls Royce grill in Hulme Park marks the spot.

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