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City News In 250 Words: Friday 4 November

Mayor for Greater Manchester and off his trolley thief

Published on November 4th 2011.

City News In 250 Words: Friday 4 November

A SUPERMARKET trolley thief from Stockport has been given a community service order. Thomas Rainey stole 54 trolleys, worth around £5,000, and kept them in his garden. The 52-year-old was caught when he was spotted on CCTV loading a trolley into the back of his van. Rainey was ordered to undertake 150 hours of community service and pay £60 in costs. The judge described his behaviour as “unusual”. 

THERE could soon be a mayor for Greater Manchester, if the Lib Dems get their way. They dismissed plans for an elected mayor for Manchester, saying it would make more sense to have someone who represented the whole region - much like the mayor of London. Manchester residents will get to vote on whether they want an elected figurehead at a referendum in May.

A SHOCKED couple are furious after discovering their daughter’s grave at a cemetery in Hyde was disturbed by workers. Barbara Iuliano went to visit daughter Lucia’s grave and found it covered with tyre tracks. Slabs of marble and a vase had also been moved. Tameside Council have said they will repair the grave and ensure it is left in a dignified condition. 

DRUG raids in the Oldham area led to fourteen people being arrested yesterday. Operation Rescind III was triggered by community concerns over drug dealing and involved more than 100 officers. Thirteen people, seven men and six women, were arrested on suspicion of drug related offences while one woman was suspected of illegally abstracting electricity.

FACT OF THE DAY: This week in 1885 a conference on the subject of cholera was held in Manchester Town Hall.

For more life-enriching Manchester facts follow @RevealMcr


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