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City news in 250 words: Wednesday 6 October

Rhino horn smuggler, Baroness Newlove and BBC 6 Music to broadcast In The City

Published on October 6th 2010.


City news in 250 words: Wednesday 6 October

RHINO HORN SMUGGLER JAILED: A man who tried to smuggle rhino horns out of Manchester Airport has been jailed for 12 months. Donald Allison, an antiques dealer from Lancashire, hid the two horns in a sculpture as he tried to board a flight to China. The horns were destined to be sold in powder form in the Chinese medicine market. They were thought to be worth £600,000.

WARRINGTON WIDOW BECOMES GOVERNMENT AMBASSADOR: The widow of Warrington father-of-three, Garry Newlove, who was murdered by youths he challenged outside their home in 2007, is to become the government's ambassador in the fight against anti-social behaviour. Helen Newlove, 48, has been given the new title of Baroness Newlove after being made a peer by David Cameron in July.

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER SCIENTISTS WIN NOBEL PRIZE: Two scientists who discovered graphene at the University of Manchester have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics. Professor Andre Geim and Professor Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the highest accolade in the scientific world for their pioneering work with the world’s thinnest material. Graphene was discovered at the University in 2004.

BBC 6 MUSIC TO BROADCAST IN THE CITY: BBC 6 Music will broadcast live from In The City 2010. As part of the station’s support for this year’s event, Steve Lamacq will be presenting his show live from In The City on Thursday 14 October, 4pm – 6pm. Marc Riley will also be reflecting In The City in his programmes on 13 and 14 October, 7pm - 9pm.

Out of the window weather forecast: The sun is shining and birds are happily feeding from our bird feeder, which is hanging out of a window in Quay House.

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