Archive | April 2013

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Comedy Straight Man Museum unveils Tommy Cannon exhibition

Wickle’s Comedy Straight Man Museum will present a new exhibition this Friday featuring the life and career of Oldham comic, Tommy Cannon.  It will be the first time the doors have opened to the public since the £12 million 4th floor renovation took place. Senior curator Matt Sharp oversaw the exhibition’s installation.  The centrepiece is […]

Council to consider reversing blanket ban on blanket bans

Councillors will vote tomorrow on proposals to repeal legislation imposing a blanket ban on blanket bans in Wickle. The blanket ban banned blankets from being worn in public and was designed to discourage vagrants from blocking doorways.  It gave police and other enforcement officers powers to administer moderate correctional beatings to offenders. Initially, the policy […]

Health and safety officials recall healing crystals from holistic shops

New age and holistic establishments across the borough were raided by health and safety officers this week due to fears that the healing crystal supply chain had become contaminated with harmful, so called, “bad vibe” crystals. The authorities were alerted when Foylake man, Dean Trunk, 42, fell in front of the Kwik-Save on Market Road […]

Wickle Drug Baron celebrates promotion to Drug Lord

Wickle based Drug Baron Mick McManus, 33, told reporters he was ‘chuffed to bits,’ last night after receiving confirmation from The Palace that he is to be promoted to the title of Drug Lord in this year’s ‘Serious Organised Crime Honours List.’ McManus’ father Steve paid tribute to his son today: ‘Our Michael’s always been […]