Welcome to Manchester Confidential
Reset Password
The Confidential websites will be undergoing routine updates. This may cause the sites to go offline. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

You are here: Manchester ConfidentialBest of Manchester.

Manchester 250: Tuesday 9 October

Boxer bash, packed prison and too much partying

Published on October 9th 2007.

SAFETY CONCERNS have been expressed by staff at Manchester Prison, formerly Strangeways Prison. They claim that the prison is overcrowded to dangerous levels which may result in an increase in tension resulting in security problems and breaches. Already there are long delays in otherwise straightforward tasks such as transferring prisoners between cells.

IS MANCHESTER too packed with festivals this month? Some tourism experts think that it’s unwise to have the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, the Science Festival, the Comedy Festival, the In the City Convention and the Literature Festival – plus other events such as the recent Fashion Weekend - all in one 31 day period. “It’s putting too many eggs in one basket,” said an industry insider. “Audiences can’t take it all in. Festivals need room to breathe.”

WIGAN ATHLETIC are claiming they have been unfairly charged for match-day policing. They claim that almost £300,000 paid to Greater Manchester Police in the 2003/4 and 2004/5 seasons was excessive. The club protested at the amount they were charged at the time and have decided to take the police to the High Court to retrieve the money.

BOXER AMIR KHAN is set to return to his home town on 8 December for a real birthday bash. Khan’s promoter Frank Warren is currently negotiating with two boxers who could be potential opponents on the night. The fight will take place at Bolton Arena a few hours before another title holder from Greater Manchester, Ricky Hatton, takes on Floyd Mayweather in the USA.

Like what you see? Enter your email to sign up for our newsletters which are chock-a-block with more great reviews, news, deals and savings.

To post this comment, you need to login.Please complete your login information.
Or you can login using Facebook.

Latest Rants

Eric Mer

How come all Chinatowns are in the best, most central part of the cities? Always wondered..…

 Read more

Great thanks for sharing this. www.freemahj.com/…/…

 Read more

Pita Pit are a weird one. Tasty but a bit pricey and I wish they'd just get on and provide you with…

 Read more

Agreed, a right dump

 Read more

Explore The Site

© Mark Garner t/a Confidential Direct 2021

Privacy | Careers | Website by: Planet Code | SEO by The eWord