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<b>Friday 6 June:</b> Bikers plan next protest, airport army and Stevie Wonder to play in Manchester

Published on June 6th 2008.


MOTORCYCLISTS are preparing for their next protest in Greater Manchester, this time on the M6. Following the demonstrations on the M62 and M60 yesterday, bikers now plan to target the M6 as part of their campaign against fuel prices. A protestor told the BBC: "This is just to show the government that there's one voice here, that we all want the same thing - a reduction, if not a complete cut in the VAT on fuel.”

AN ARMY border control proposal to secure the North West's airports and ports against illegal immigration has been put forward to Gordon Brown. Lancashire MP, Lindsey Hoyle believes that the army's experience in border control would help Customs and Excise control illegal immigration, terrorism, gun running and drug smuggling.

STEVIE WONDER will be playing in Manchester as part of his European tour. The soul star will play at the MEN Arena on Tuesday 9 September. The 25 Grammy Award winner will be touring 8 countries, with Manchester, Birmingham and London listed on his UK dates. Tickets for the Manchester gig go on sale on Friday 13 June priced at £55 and £65.

CRISTIANO RONALDO reportedly wants to leave Manchester United. The Sun newspaper has reported that the Portuguese winger has confirmed he wants to join Real Madrid. Ronaldo, 23, told Brazilian website Terra: “I would like to play for Real Madrid but only if it is true they are ready to pay what Manchester United ask of them. However, it does not depend on me.”

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