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Manchester 250: Friday 24 August

Trafford Council makes a boob and Chorlton’s lethal lake

Published on August 24th 2007.

FORMER MAYOR, Dr Pauleen Lane, has won her case over Trafford Council after they banned her from using a civic car while breastfeeding. Manchester County Court found the Council to be guilty of sex discrimination by failing to support her choice to breastfeed her son and fulfill her role as Mayor. Dr Lane was awarded £7,000 compensation.

TOXIC ALGAE has been found at Chorlton Water Park. Water-sports are now banned at the lake due to the blue-green algae which can cause stomach upsets, skin problems and kill animals. This is the second year in a row that the lake has had to close. Councillor Mike Amesbury, assistant executive member for arts and leisure, said: “We are urging people to cooperate and stay away from the water.”

GUN SEARCHES should be carried out in schools according to Manchester MP, Graham Stringer. He said: "If we want to stop people joining gangs we need to have areas that are completely gun-free, not only in principle but also in practice.” Mr Stringer, who is MP for Blackley, spoke out over the latest shootings in the North West. However, both city council leader Sir Richard Leese and anti-gun campaigners have said implying guns are a problem could make the situation worse.

CITY DEFENDER Micah Richards is set to become the highest paid teenage footballer in the country. If a new contract with City goes ahead, the 19-year-old could earn £40,000 a week. Richards has still got three years left on his contract with City.

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