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<b>Friday 8 August:</b> Save the date 888, measles scare and Ronaldo the Red

Published on August 8th 2008.

A BRAZEN BURGLAR kissed a 97-year-old woman on the cheek before walking into her home and stealing her bag and money in Little Hulton, Greater Manchester. Det Sgt Julie Connor, of Salford CID, said: “What this man did was nothing short of disgusting. I would ask that local residents be extra vigilant when answering the door to strangers.”

A COUPLE from Salford have waited 21-years to get married today- 08-08-08- as they believe it is the luckiest day. The pair waited for the date as it is believed to be particularly lucky in Chinese culture. In Bejing more than 16,400 Beijing couples have applied to have their marriages registered today.

DOCTORS in Greater Manchester have warned of a possible measles epidemic. The announcement comes after five confirmed cases in Trafford, and eight in Cheshire and Merseyside. The government has launched a campaign to increase MMR vaccination rates as they believe around three million children have not had the jab.

CRISTIANO RONALDO is definitely staying with United this season. Boss, Sir Alex Ferguson feels he may remain a Red for even longer. He said: “ He’s a Manchester United player and he’s happy to be here. He’s always been happy here. It’s just the unfortunate participation of Real Madrid in his life that has made it difficult for him. As he gets older, I think Cristiano will appreciate being here more and more. That happens with players the longer they stay here. They don’t want to leave.”

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EightAugust 8th 2008.

My favourite eighties outfit were 808 State as well and also they had a song called Pacific State ...and isn't China a pacific state.

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