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City news in 250 words: Friday 25 November

300 homes on old Booth Hall hospital site, food poisoning investigation at five star and Tevez linked to AC Milan

Published on November 25th 2011.

City news in 250 words: Friday 25 November

PLANS TO BUILD 300 HOMES on the site of Booth Hall Children’s Hospital have been approved by Manchester City Council. The hospital has been closed since 2009 but attempts to sell it were hampered by the fact that any developers had to keep the original administration building. The council has now granted permission for the building to be torn down.

A FOOD POISIONING INVESTIGATION is underway at the Lowry Hotel after 80 people fell ill following a fund-raising dinner. Around 200 people are believed to have attended the dinner at the five-star hotel, which aimed to raise money for The Message Trust youth charity. The chicken pate has been taken off the menu while investigations take place.

THREE MEN BEHIND A MULTI-BILLON POUND DRUG RING have been jailed for a combined 44 years. The men were convicted of conspiracy to supply after they were found to have imported more than 36 tonnes of cutting agent. The trio would have made £3.5billion from the scheme. Jamie Dale, 32, from Rochdale, John Cawley, 31, and Barry Hartley, 63, received 18, 15 and 11 year sentences respectively.

MANCHESTER CITY STRIKER CARLOS TEVEZ is being linked with a move to AC Milan. The Argentine has hit the headlines recently for allegedly refusing to play and then missing training without the club’s permission. Tevez is still AWOL in Argentina and looks likely to leave Manchester City in the near future. The club have ruled out a loan deal for their former captain.

This day in 1983: The Smiths played the Hacienda, Manchester, described by Tony Wilson as one of the great moments in the club’s history. 

Thanks to @RevealMcr

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StephenNovember 26th 2011.

The Smiths played at the Hacienda on the 24th November 1983.

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