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<b>Thursday 8 October:</b> Sir Matt Busy becomes a stamp, Shipman's letters withdrawn and a very naughty Tory

Published on October 8th 2009.


MANCHESTER UNITED LEGEND SIR MATT BUSBY will be one of ten Brits to be honoured in a stamp collection. Royal Mail said the stamps “celebrate individuals who have made a remarkable contribution to British life”, with Sir Matt’s stamp being unveiled at Old Trafford today. Royal Mail Group's head of external relations, Julie Morrison, said the Scot belonged among the list of “truly eminent Britons”.

MANCHESTER PRIDE HAS RAISED A RECORD £135K for charity from this year’s event. Pulling in big acts such as Human League and Peter Andre helped to generate record ticket sales during the Big Weekend at the end of last August. The money raised will go towards supporting various lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups and projects across Greater Manchester via the Manchester Pride Community Fund and the Manchester Pride HIV/AIDS Fund.

SHIPMAN’S PRISON LETTERS have been withdrawn from an auction following complaints from his victims’ families. The 65 letters, written to two friends after his arrest in 1998 up until a month before his suicide in 2004, were due to be auctioned next month by Frank Marshall & Co. The withdrawal comes after the coroner who held the inquest into the deaths of some of Shipman's victims, John Pollard, branded the sale “arrogant”.

A TORY HAS BEEN ARRESTED on suspicion of theft of a £150 bottle of champagne. Philip Whittington, 27, a Conservative party member, was arrested on suspicion of theft at the Midland Hotel and held by police overnight in Salford.

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RICHARD NASHOctober 8th 2009.

The above article about the tory supposedly robbing a bottle of champagne is very shabby indeed , i'm sure the bottle was paid for and had been left on the bar while him or her perhaps visited the bathroom before drinking it. It seems the MC editor(s) are on a witch hunt as regards the tory party and are perhaps trying to sway the next election in Manchester!, i don't remember them paying as much time in there editorials with the sleazy Hazel Blares expense scandal !

to be fairOctober 8th 2009.

The MEN report says the police believe he made an honest mistake and he's paying for it anyway.

MrsJouseOctober 8th 2009.

I'll reserve my judgement until I find out what champagne it was!

AMXOctober 8th 2009.

Richard I presume you were present at the time because how else could you be sure that the bottle was paid for? To me the article simply relays the facts, he was arrested on suspicion of theft - if it is a mistake I'm sure that will be reported too. Not everything is a conspiracy.

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