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<B>Wednesday 18 June:</B> Water motorway, cardboard bikes and Man City in a muddle

Published on June 18th 2008.

UNITED UTILITIES are planning to build a 'water motorway' linking Liverpool and Bury in a bid to help move supplies around the North West. The £125m scheme will see a 54km water pipeline built in the region. 15 separate tunnels will be proposed to cross the M6, M61, M66, River Irwell, River Roch and the West Coast Main Line.

AN INTRUDER has attacked a man at his home in Rochdale. The 37-year-old had fallen asleep watching football in his home. He awoke to find an intruder who then began savagely beating him with a plank of wood. Inquiries are ongoing to establish a motive for this crime.

CYCLISTS in Manchester want to take their bikes aboard trams. The 'Love your Bike' campaign is urging Metrolink to change the rules to allow cyclists. Protesters are now taking cardboard bikes on the trams in a bid to show how easily they can be transported. They have also said that by allowing bikes, this would encourage more commuters.

MANCHESTER CITY have reached a dead end in the possible signing of Brazilian player Jo. It has now emerged that Jo is in fact in the middle of a third-party ownership wrangle. However, Premier League spokesman Dan Johnson told The Sun newspaper: “We are aware of the situation with Jo and the rules are very clear. We want to ensure no one can accuse us of compromising the integrity of the competition so we have stated that third-party ownership is illegal.”

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BigfishJune 18th 2008.

Where's part 2 of this Metrolink interview?

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