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ANYTHING TO DECLARE?
A PASSENGER who arrived at Manchester Airport went through the "Nothing to Declare" channel with thousands of pounds worth of cannabis strapped to his body, it was reported this morning. He was soon intercepted by customs officers and was detained. And thieves who stole mobile phones today from a cargo company at the Airport will have been disappointed to discover that the all-important data cards are missing, making them totally useless. Consulting the instructions won't help either, as the leaflets are all written in Scandinavian languages (reported as "Scandinavian" in some media).
VICTORY FOR MORAL CAMPAIGNERS
THAT SEX SHOW I reported a few weeks back that might have been taking place at GMEX won't be happening after all, as the licensing application was withdrawn. Erotica 98 would have featured live sex shows, stalls, club wear (whatever that is) and sexy merchandise. But Councillor Alison Firth said the show would have been "offensive". I'd be interested to hear the anti-sex show campaigners' views on Manchester's amazing Gay Village, where you'll find practically every type of sexuality on show every night of the year.
CLOUDY WEATHER CONTINUES
WELL, I'M OFF TO GERMANY tonight, by car. Let's hope the weather there is better than it is here. Unsettled weather is set to continue - there was some sunshine today, but generally, it's a story of dull, cloudy weather. The current EWM temperature is 65/18. Eyewitness in Manchester is now updated at least three times a week, and the coming week is no exception, so please drop in whenever you like: Look out for Manchester People features on the city's two best-known councillors, Richard Leese and Pat Karney, 19th century Manchester novelist Mrs Linnaeus Banks plus more reports and photos, but no weather report, I'm afraid! I'll be back at the weekend, and won't be strapping any half bottles of duty free whisky to my body on the way back!