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Human meat heat, Tesco tears and County cries: Wednesday 9 January

City news in 250 words

Published on January 9th 2008.

A CREMATORIUM in Dukinfield plans to recycle the heat generated from cremating people’s remains. The excess heat is produced to filter emissions such as mecury from people’s fillings and Tameside Council believe it could be used to warm the crematorium chapel. The proposal has already received the backing of 16 local vicars and now the council will consult local residents to try and gain more support.

THE TESCO take-over has upset yet another village community. Residents in Greenfield near Saddleworth fear that the supermarket will stick out like a sore thumb with its size and design of building. Oldham planning committee will tomorrow decide whether to give the go-ahead to more detailed proposals, which include a bigger car park, bakery and delicatessen at the Knoll Mill site.

SPOT-FINES are being given to smokers who drop cigarette butts outside. This follows complaints to councils that smokers are using pavements as ashtrays now there is a smoking ban which forces them to smoke outside. In Rochdale, smokers are more likely to be fined for dropping their cigarette butts than for smoking in a public place.

STOCKPORT COUNTY lost 2-1 to Grimsby last night in a blustery match at Edgeley Park. County are now out of the running for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Northern Final. The side were missing keys players in the clash and were unfortunate to concede an own call courtesy of Michael Raynes. Bad weather conditions largely affected the game, however it was Grimsby who managed to weather the storm.

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JamesJanuary 9th 2008.

So you go to burn a loved one in a room heated by the spent combusted energy of other people's loved ones. Er....wrong.

TrickyJanuary 9th 2008.

It's about time we got tougher in general about littering in this country. Start fining the "don’t give a **** brigade" when they casually drop their gum/ fag end/ Subway wrapper on the floor, and pretty soon I reckon we’d have the clean, habitable city that we desire.

Howard SharrockJanuary 9th 2008.

Why are so many smokers such sluts? I've seen this described as a further crack-down on smokers. It isn't. It's just trying to teach them how to behave in a civilised society. Let's have go at that other slutty group next..the chewing gummers. Tax the stuff and apply the monies to clearing up after them.

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