LOCAL PEOPLE protested last week to show their anger at Manchester City Council's decision to close the popular swimming pool Gorton Tub. Campaigners went to the site of the �90 million Commonwealth Games stadium.
Over 60 adults and children took part in a peaceful protest which stopped the traffic three times on a nearby main road. At one point police were forced to redirect traffic. The stadium's main entrance was also blocked, causing mayhem.
- LYNDA SHENTALL
ROYAL Shakespeare Company technicians have voted to strike against job cuts. Workers are angry that around 70 jobs are to go at Stratford. Technicians voted by an overwhelming 90 percent for strike action. The RSC also plans to make cuts at the Barbican Centre in London.