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<b>Monday 21 July:</b> TV licence dodgers, no more happy hour and £20,000 reward to find robbers

Published on July 21st 2008.


MANCHESTER has one of the highest number of TV licence dodgers in the country. Over 3,600 people in the city were caught without a licence between January and June of this year. Last year Manchester a topped the list with more than 9,100 people caught dodging fees. Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow and London were above Manchester in the poll.

HAPPY HOUR in pubs could be banned in a bid to promote safe drinking.The government is due to release an independent review on the marketing of alcohol and responsible drinking. A new report by Alcohol Concern shows that current industry self-regulation is ineffective. The British Beer and Pub Association has welcomed the government review.

A REWARD has been offered by a man who was held hostage naked in his home, stabbed and beaten by robbers in Greater Manchester. Eddie Nevins, 54, from Bury was asleep when robbers broke in back in May. He is now offering £20,000 to anyone who can help find his attackers. Det Con Dave Potter said: "Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home and I am determined to catch whoever is responsible.”

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly considering taking legal action against Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy. Levy called United boss Sir Alex Ferguson arrogant and hypocritical during a complaint Speaking about the war of words, Ferguson told reporters in South Africa. “It is going to be very embarrassing for them (Tottenham) but you know what Daniel Levy is like. He is different.”

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Intravenus Di MiloJuly 21st 2008.

Re teh TV licence dodgers, surely it's time to scrap this outdated tax, privatise the BBC and allow adverts / combine a subscription service on hte ailing broadcaster? We should realise that the unique method of funding is unique for good reason, it's a stupid idea.

Mr TJuly 21st 2008.

In a bid to promote safe drinking? HA! In a bid to get more tax more like. How many lies and miss truths are we going to take from this gov't? Shame on you Labour, shame.

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