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City news in 250 words: Wednesday 8 June

Death avoided, love in a wreck, sex traffickers and Alan Turing

Published on June 8th 2011.

City news in 250 words: Wednesday 8 June

A TEENAGE BOY almost died at Hindley Leisure Centre in Wigan. During exercise, Patrick Horrocks suffered a heart attack and his heart stopped. Duty supervisor Dave Collins rushed to the boy’s aid with a defibrillator, and brought the boy back to consciousness. North West Ambulance Service bosses are now reiterating their demands for defibrillators to be fitted in all gyms and exercise places.

A MAN who lay in a car wreck in a major accident proposed to his girlfriend in the midst of the chaos. Mark Lindley, 23, who lay trapped and bleeding underneath the car engine, stressed his love for girlfriend Lisa Slater and proposed to her. Lisa said yes as she comforted him until paramedics arrived. Both are now recovering from their ordeal.

EIGHT MEN from Rochdale have been charged in connection to a sex trafficking ring involving teenage girls working for them as prostitutes. The men have been charged with allegations of rape, paying for sexual services from a child, trafficking a child and leading a group of child prostitutes. Four teenage girls came forward with the information.

A MAN WHO DIED in the corridor of Manchester’s Royal Infirmary was severely neglected, say officials. Peter Thompson, who had a long history of alcohol and drug abuse, was refused care due to possessing alcohol at the scene. He died after ten hours after NHS staff did not check to see if the man was breathing.

Fact of the Day: In this week in 1954 codebreaker and computer pioneer, Alan Turing died. Found at his Wilmslow home, he had committed suicide by cyanide poisoning.

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James SpencerJune 8th 2011.

It's nice to see Alan Turing's picture here today even if it is to commemorate his suicide. Next year will be the 100the anniversary of his birth and I trust Manchester will celebrate all aspect of his life in Manchester. There are of course people in Manchester today who knew Turing. I hope they will have the opportunity for taking part in any celebration.

PreetiJune 9th 2011.

The term Child Labor is used for employment of children below a certain age, which is considered illegal by law and custom. It is seen that children are found working more in the informal sectors compared to factories and commercial registered organizations. In many developed countries, it is considered inappropriate or exploitative if a child below a certain age works. Child labor is still common in some parts of the world.

Documentary - "The Dark Side of Chocolate" explores the actual fact behind the sweetness of the chocolate. We eat chocolates almost everyday but we never realize that what is the actual face of these delicious chocolates. We never bother to think that behind this delicious taste of cocoa there is another taste altogether: the taste of child abusers and child slavery. So next time think once before eating chocolate.

To watch please visit - http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/4809

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