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City News In 250 Words: Friday 14 October

GMP Cash Sting, Rooney Baloney, Old Oh Dears

Published on October 14th 2011.

City News In 250 Words: Friday 14 October

RIOTING in Manchester and Salford in August cost Greater Manchester Police an estimated £8.7million. The figures, which will be discussed at the police authority’s Value for Money Committee today, include £2.3 million in overtime payments - more than two thirds of the force’s spending on overtime in the last five months. Greater Manchester Police Authority has submitted a bid for a grant to offset these costs which, if covered in full by the force, would result in it going over budget.

WAYNE Rooney will not play in any of the group stage matches at Euro 2012. The striker was handed a three match ban for his sending off against Montenegro last week. The kick - deemed an 'assault' by Uefa - on Miodrag Dzudovic earned Rooney a straight red card. England manager Fabio Capello must now decide whether to include Rooney in the squad to take to Poland and Ukraine next summer.

CUTS to social care funding will affect thousands of vulnerable people, the MEN. has revealed today. The cuts, described as the worst in a generation, will hit the elderly, disabled, mentally ill and homeless. Millions of pounds in cuts to the council’s budget will also affect meals on wheels and support for victims of domestic violence.

A MURDERER convicted of killing his wife has died in prison. Brian Oliver, 41, admitted stabbing wife Joanna at least 15 times but died of cancer eight months into a life sentence. The illness progressed rapidly while he was serving time in Strangeways prison.


Fact of the Day.

This week in 1905: Suffragettes Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney were arrested for a disturbance at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester.

Thanks to @RevealMcr

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