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Licence Revoked? | Marco Pierre White | Banksy Cover-Up | Horny Goats

Sleuth Wk 42: Booze, bother, horses, chefs, goats and bees

Published on October 10th 2014.


Licence Revoked? | Marco Pierre White | Banksy Cover-Up | Horny Goats
 

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Club Liv Licence Revoked?

Sleuth has received word that Club Liv has had its licence put up for review by Greater Manchester Police 'following an incident of serious crime and disorder'. This is only six months after the 'celeb haunt' was opened by the team behind the doomed Circle Club, which was also forced to close in December 2013 after a string of violent episodes, culminating with a 20-man brawl which spilled out into the street. Probably doesn't help that the club made national headlines in August 2014 after turning away a pregnant teacher for 'not wearing high-heels'. Sleuth thinks the people behind Circle Club and Club Liv might think about an indie coffee shop venture instead, less hassle.

Club LivClub Liv

Marco Pierre White's New Restaurant Opens In MediaCityUk... Without Marco

Sleuth's ears were thoroughly pricked when word came in mid-September that Marco Pierre White, the first British born chef to win three Michelin stars and the 'Godfather of Modern Cooking', was to open a restaurant in MediaCityUK. Sleuth's ears depricked when he heard this was to be a Italian-American franchise restaurant inside the Holiday Inn. Still, Sleuth remembers some MediaCityUK bigwig remarking how the 'presence of Marco' should have people flocking. Well, the restaurant opened this week, "Did Marco like it?" Sleuth asked a PR bod. "Errrm he hasn't actually been down yet," came the reply. "Any idea when he'll be over?" asked Sleuth. "We don't know," said the PR. Mind you Sleuth has never seen Ronald McDonald at any of his openings either. 

Banksy Of The Perspex Stickers

Confidential revealed the possible Banksy of a poodle-liondog thingy on the electricity substation on Tib Street in 2010, although somebody tried to debunk the idea shortly afterwards. In the meantime the council put up a perspex cover to stop it being vandalised. Sadly the perspex has been vandalised, or rather sticker attacked. There's now far less to see of the possible Banksy than if it had been vandalised. Still at least its now surmounted by a shaky scrawl, cheerfully declaring, 'Laurie Pink wears bras'. Who needs Banksy?

Sticker attack

Sticker attack

Banksy - as it was before it was protected by stickers...er...perspex

Banksy - as it was before it was protected by stickers...er...perspex

Salford Brewery Launches Food Beers

Railway arch brewers, First Chop, just over the Salford border from the city centre are making a name for themselves with some strange ales. Launched for the Victoria Baths beer convention this weekend are Figs and Syrup, a ‘small beer’, of 2.8 %, Caramel IPA, not a small beer at 5.2% and finally Joe 'a cold-brewed coffee IPA made using natural process Ethiopian Dumerso coffee' at 4.7%. These can all be drunk in company or alone, another one should be drunk horizontally. This is...

Love Beer With A Big Head

Another of First Chop's recent beers is Extra Love Mango Pale Ale, which is also getting its first outing proper at Victoria Baths. This allegedly contains Horny Goat Weed - a natural aphrodisiac. Apparently, according to the person who does the PR, 'it's a stiff drink with plenty of body, a good head, wonderful mouthfeel and a startling aftertaste'. Sleuth wonders if there's any traditional mild on offer. 

Your place or mine, love, I've got the beers in.

 

Your place or mine, love, I've got the beers in. 

No, We Mean This Horny Goat WeedNo, We Mean This Horny Goat Weed

Heard The One About The Horse Walking Into A Police Station...

...and asking for a job as a police horse? "We'd love to," replied the police officer in Winsford police station in Cheshire. "But we're worried you're a bit un-stable." "Yes, I'm feeling completely destabilised," said the horse.

Bored Man To Snowboard For 24 Hours

An employee of Chill Factore, the indoor snow slope at the Trafford Centre, is to attempt a new Guinness World Record for 'continuous snowboarding' by going up and down the Chill Factore slope non-stop for 24 hours. Rich Millington, 31, will take on the record from Monday 13 October to Tuesday 14 October in order to raise money for charity. Sleuth's pal and one of the organisers of the event asked Sleuth if he'd like to become an 'Official Guinness World Record Attempt Witness' by coming down and making sure no cheating was going on for awhile. "How long would I need to be there?" asked Sleuth. "Four hours," replied Sleuth's chum. "That's a long time in sub-zero temperatures," said Sleuth. "When would you need me there?" "Midnight to 4am," said Sleuth's former-chum.

Sleuth's Proof That The City Centre's Infrastructure Is Working

You wait half an hour for a bus and then 350 come... and grind to a halt.

Bus convention

Bus convention

Sleuth's Love Of Manchester Award Of The Week 

This from Mark from Manchester, went to Oxbridge, lives in Italy, but misses his home city and has compiled the best book of yet-to-be published quotes about Manchester ever known. He's now bee-ed himself with the Manchester bee. Any other examples very welcome.

He's a proper Manc

He's a proper Manc

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23 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousOctober 10th 2014.

Hardly a surprise about that Liv place is it? Vile place, not what Peter Street needed, or Manchester for that matter.

A Venue ManagerOctober 10th 2014.

The people behind LIV either do not know how to control a venue, or attract the wrong crowd - or both. If you can't do the job properly and adhere to your licensing conditions then you don't deserve a licence... As Peter Street returns to life after years in the wilderness it does not need a venue that attracts crowds they cannot control.

AnonymousOctober 10th 2014.

Another top price place in Media City. Time to cut the licence fee or abolish it altogether.

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MANCOctober 10th 2014.

You do realise that the BBC don't own MediaCity and aren't the only tenants? This is Peel's decision on what they want in their development - not what MediaCity employee's themselves necessarily want, nor can afford.

AnonymousOctober 10th 2014.

Cretin

AnonymousOctober 10th 2014.

Yes I do realise that MANC. If Media City is such a magnet for expensive shops and eateries then its a sure sign that BBC staff are doing very well indeed at a time when most people aren't. The place is becoming an obscene, publicly funded ghetto of affluence in a poor city. Why should everyone pay for that? A cut in the licence fee would remedy the situation.

rinkydinkOctober 10th 2014.

The sheer magnitude of idiocy astounds me. The logic is so absurd I'm actually starting to see the funny side though. Dear me

crisbyOctober 10th 2014.

Expensive shops and eateries? Wagamama, Strada or is it Prezzo, Cafe Rouge, Pizza Express, Damson who do a 3 course fixed price for about £20, and for shopping, a factory outlet centre? Have you actually been there anon?

AnonymousOctober 10th 2014.

They should introduce a new policy for Mediacity - BBC staff should only be allowed to shop for their lunch in Greggs or perhaps a Boots meal deal for a special treat, say on a Friday. ITV staff can buy their lunch from wherever. Agree, Anon?

Andy MedinaNovember 9th 2014.

My brother was moved from London by the BBC to work at Media City...he gets paid next to f**k all, Anon. Do you want some ketchup on that chip?

AnonymousOctober 10th 2014.

yeah..let's put Marco Pierre White on the same level of McDonald now..We all know the majority of celeb chefs are behind the stoves only when cameras show up..that's no news..

Prince_HarmingOctober 10th 2014.

My wife has the Manchester bee on the inside of her wrist and I'm getting it on my chest above my heart in about ten days. I've seen a few people getting these over the last year or three and if you go in for a bit of ink, I think it's a gorgeous way of declaring your love for our home.

AnonymousOctober 10th 2014.

EDITORIAL: This rant has been removed because it is pointless

3 Responses: Reply To This...
AnonymousOctober 10th 2014.

If I could rate or like this I would. Frank and to the point. I also completely agree.

MaggieOctober 10th 2014.

surely can't be any more pointless than the first anon comment JS??

MaggieOctober 10th 2014.

sorry first anon, I meant the second anon x

AnonymousOctober 10th 2014.

Mancon rants from when Club Liv opened in April. Enough said! www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/…/First-Look-Club-Liv…

ThisCharmingMancOctober 11th 2014.

I'm thinking of getting a bee tattoo. In the style of the one in the town hall. It'd be on my right arm to go with my other Manchester themed tattoo. I have a large 0161 from my shoulder to my elbow which has things inside the numbers that i love from where I'm from, so I have the front cover of two albums, The Stone Roses debut and Joy Divisions Unknown Pleasures, The inside of The Smiths album The Queen Is Dead, which is a picture of Salfords lads club. And in the last number I have the red devil from the United badge. I always get comments on it no matter where I am in the world, more often than not about United.

3 Responses: Reply To This...
AnonymousOctober 11th 2014.

Going off your tasteless tattoo mess, I had a similar one done some years before yours it seems because mine has a large 061 from my shoulder to my elbow.

ThisCharmingMancOctober 12th 2014.

Get a life.

AnonymousOctober 13th 2014.

Winston Churchill, George Orwell, Teddy Roosevelt, Andrew Jackson, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, King George V, King Fredrick IX of Denmark, King Alexander I of Yugoslavia, King Harold II, RH Macy, Thomas Edison. I don't think chav when I see these names. They all had tattoos. Just because you don't like it it doesn't mean everyone who's ever had a tattoo is a chav.

AnonymousOctober 11th 2014.

Tattoos are tacky....Chav stamps?

AnonymousOctober 16th 2014.

License for Club Liv has now been suspended

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