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WYTHENSHAWE HOSPITAL TO BE REBUILT
WYTHENSHAWE HOSPITAL is to be rebuilt, at a cost of £100m. When complete, the hospital will have a new acute unit, six new operating theatres, a burns unit and an accident and emergency unit. While the announcement has been generally welcomed, some have criticised the fact that some of the money is coming from private sources.
Co-incidentally, there was a fire in one of the operating theatres at Wythenshawe Hospital. No-one was injured, though it's reckoned the theatre won't be in use again for another twelve days.
And Withington Hospital, which had been under threat of closure for some time, is now to become a "community hospital" (I'm not exactly sure what this means!).
LOCAL LIBRARIES GET CASH BOOST
AS PART OF TONY BLAIR'S plans for a "National Grid for Learning", libraries in the North West are going to get almost £3 in funding. Manchester City Council will get £181, 388, and Salford will get £55,000. As a regular user of Manchester Central Library, I definitely welcome this development. Hopefully, they'll spend the money on new computer terminals so more people can plug into Eyewitness in Manchester!
WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT SUNNY WEATHER?
IT SEEMED LIKE SUMMER as I walked round Debdale Park on Tuesday, but today has been cloudy and overcast. Temperatures are on a downer and the forecast for tomorrow doesn't look good! Current EWM temperature is 57/14.
I'm just writing to you to say thanx for taking pictures of Manchester every week. This is soooo super-extra-mega-great of you. I'm 18 female from Germany and I will probably move to Manchester for working there at the end of the year. It is fantastic to see all those different piccies. (:
Thanx a million for showing them on the net. Can't wait to see the next ones. ;) Manchester seems to be a great place....really the place to be. ;)
Glad you like the piccies. Watch out for Eyewitness in Berlin, coming soon!
Subject: Welcome back
Hi Aiden , I was beginning to suffer withdrawal symptoms .
I was taken with the photograph of Worsley . My wife and I walked this area during our early years ( 50 years ago ) before we married . Back come the memories and I am once more young ( I will not say "and foolish" ) and perhaps care free .
Thank you once again for the work you put into this link with my past . Incidentally its 20 celsius and sunny here in Kiama , Australia . Hope you get some good weather soon .
Best wishes Arthur Hanlon
I was only away for five days. What's going to happen if I go on a longer holiday? I guess Eyewitness in Worsley is more interesting to you than Eyewitness in Benidorm! Thanks for the message - we got the good weather - for a day!
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From: Yuka Takahashi
Subject: Manchester city's regeneration - interested from Japan
My name is Yuka Takahashi studying about Urban Regeneration in the graduated school in Tokyo as well as working at Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau. I am very interested to take Manchester's case in my research. It wold be very kind of you if you could let me know how to refer Manchester Eyewitness according to Manchester's city regeneration started in the late eighties. Or, are there any other ways to collect information about it ?
About your site, it is very enjoyable and comprehensive. I enjoy with it a lot. At the same time, it is very helpful because it is not that easy to get info about Manchester or other UK cities except London, being in Japan. I hope to hear from you and thank you very much in advance.
Thanks very much for the message. I started Eyewitness in Manchester in January 1997, so I don't have much information from the time before that. You might find my Manchester 1948/1998 pages interesting. Possibly also Euan Kellie's Rebuilding Manchester website. Is there anyone out there who can help Yuka with information about the regeneration of Manchester in the late 1980's?
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