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City news in 250 words: Wednesday 7 July

Hosepipe ban in, Cheryl’s out and GMP join the gunman hunt

Published on July 7th 2010.


City news in 250 words: Wednesday 7 July

HOSEPIPE BAN IS HERE: A temporary hosepipe ban has been introduced in most of north-west England for the first time in 14 years. The ban begins at 6am on Friday and will affect millions of householders in the region. Anybody caught flouting the ban may face a fine of up to £1,000.

£25,000 WORTH OF BIKE GEAR STOLEN: Motorcycle clothing and motorcycles have been stolen from a shop in Sale. Thieves took three motorbikes - an orange KTM 950, a blue Suzuki 600 GSXR and a silver Kawasaki 1000 ZX10 - worth a total of £12,000 from Ducati in Cross Street. Police have issued a photo of one of the jackets, worth about £600, in the hope people will recognise it and contact them.

GMP JOINS FUGITIVE HUNT: Police marksmen have reportedly been drafted in from Greater Manchester to help Northumbria Police in the hunt for fugitive gunman Raoul Moat. The former nightclub bouncer became Britain’s most wanted man after allegedly shooting his ex-partner, killing her new lover and shooting a police officer. The GMP team are among officers from across the country called in by Northumbria Police.

X FACTOR WANNABES will gather outside Manchester Central Convention Centre on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July, as they wait to audition from the seventh series of the talent show. One person who won’t be there is X Factor judge Cheryl Cole, who is currently in hospital. Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger will make up the judging panel.

Out of the window weather forecast: A great day to wear a natty hat. Just don’t let it blow away.

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