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City News In 250 Words: Wednesday 30 November

Protests, prospects, a fatal car crash and a ‘tornado’

Published on November 30th 2011.

City News In 250 Words: Wednesday 30 November

RALLIES supporting the TUC’s ‘Day of Action for Pensions Justice’ will take place across Greater Manchester today. Nearly 30 unions are staging strikes nationally, and picket lines in the North West will be conducting a protest of noise at all 13 of the area’s rallies at 1pm. The action is being taken in support of a TUC campaign protesting against changes to pensions for public sector workers.

NEW Economy has responded to the chancellor’s Autumn statement. Baron Frankal, director of economic strategy at New Economy, said: "A statement of this scale is always a double-edged sword but Manchester could fare particularly well out of some of today's announcements, especially those regarding infrastructure. Manchester is well placed to benefit from additional infrastructure expenditure with projects such as the electrification of the line between Manchester and Leeds, Rochdale’s Transport Interchange, the development of the Manchester Cross City Bus, and improved access to Manchester Airport via the road networks.”

A MALE driver was killed, and a female passenger was seriously injured, after a car crashed by the tram stop at Shudehill, yesterday. The vehicle was forced on to nearby tram lines after colliding with a post supporting overhead wires. The woman is thought to have suffered broken arms and legs.

A WOMAN has been injured by what one witnesses called a ‘tornado’ in Heaton Moor, near Stockport. A powerful sudden gust of wind toppled a chimney at about 2:30pm. The woman was taken to Stepping Hill Hospital with shock and cuts and bruises.

This week in 1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie and his troops entered Manchester, and recruited a ‘Manchester Regiment’ of about 300 men.

Thanks to @Revealmcr

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Duke FameDecember 6th 2011.

So whilst the public sector retire at 60, we've all got to work yet another 5 years to pay for their selfishness.

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Nearly OAPDecember 8th 2011.

No. You are wrong. I am still working in the public sector @ 61. When I get my pension I will have paid for it. I and my employer. The bit my employer pays into the pension pot is in lieu of current wages.

the Whalley RangerDecember 7th 2011.

67 is the magic number mate...

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