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Manchester 250: Monday 30 July

Manchester shootings, Manchester partying and Sven knows his limit

Published on July 30th 2007.


SHOOTINGS over the weekend have added to the rise in gun violence in Manchester. In the latest series of gun-related incidents, Tyrone Donovan Gilbert, 23, was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Chorlton-on-Medlock on Friday night. Gun crime has risen by 9% over the last 12 months with children as young as 10 joining Manchester gangs.

HAPPY SLAP style videos of children fighting are being shown on a website set up by a Manchester internet entrepreneur. Liveleak website have posted the images which include an assault on a girl who later went to hospital with an eye injury. Police have asked them to remove such clips. Co-founder of Live Leak, Hayden Hewitt, from East Manchester said: “Why are they focusing on us? They should be looking at why kids can take mobile phones into school and film this kind of thing.”

OLD TRAFFORD cricket ground played host to more than 100,000 people over the weekend as the Sheffield band, the Artic Monkey’s, visited the city. Other groups and artists featured in the two days of gigs included Amy Winehouse, Supergrass and The Coral. Another 100,000 people gathered at Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield for the Mela celebration of South- Asian culture.

SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON is ready to head-hunt Wigan’s Leighton Baines and United's Mikael Silvestre, if the price for Juventus defender Georgios Chiellini goes beyond his limit. The Blues’ boss has refused to pay `silly money' for players and believes the Italian international is worth a maximum budget of £8m.

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