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<b>Thursday 5 June:</b> Bikers cause chaos, Star Trek flats in Castlefield and Hughes takes Sven's place

Published on June 5th 2008.

HUNDREDS OF BIKERS are causing delays on motorways outside Manchester. The convoy of bikes is causing traffic to back-up on the M60 in protest against high fuel prices. Police estimate that around 500 bikers are demonstrating today. The demonstration has been organised by motorcycling groups and they have also been joined by some taxi and lorry drivers.

STAR TREK apartments could be built on Jackson's Wharf in Castlefield if Peel Holdings get their way. The property company is appealing to government planning chiefs after the controversial plans were rejected the first time around. Opposition argued that the futuristic Star Trek style apartments wouldn't be in keeping with the Castlefield conservation area. Peel Holdings now want to try and overturn the council's decision.

MANCHESTER GP and TV doctor Chris Steele has received an MBE from the Queen. Better known as Dr Chris on ITV's This Morning, he has been a GP in Didsbury since 1968. He has received the honour in recognition of his services to the medical profession and broadcasting.

MARK HUGHES is the new Manchester City Football Club manager. The club announced today that Hughes, 44, has signed a three-year contract. The club's new executive chairman Garry Cook told mcfc.co.uk: “He is the brightest young manager in the game and our number one target for the manager’s job. He made it clear to us from the moment we met that he shared our vision and ambition to make City one of the top sides in the country.”

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AnonymousJune 5th 2008.

Mark Hughes = Judas Escariot.

PedestrianJune 5th 2008.

erm, are these cyclists the same people who were riding around Manchester last friday. I am all for giving up driving and using bikes, but they nearly run me over on a pedestrain crossing outside Victoria station. Does a red light not mean stop to cyclists? And all the leaflets that had on their bikes were falling off and littering the roads.Good work guys!

guinnersJune 5th 2008.

Anonymous rocks! Mark Hughes was a legend now he is nothing more than a Thai hooker. The Judas Iscariot, back stabbing, money grabbing, hypocritical, turncoat, blue moon singing Bertie Magoo. I hope he is ok with the fact he will now have to relocate to Stockport to be near his loyal, dont bother turning up every week at the council house fans !!!!!!

Mr TJune 5th 2008.

Word on the street is that Cynical Mess, sorry, Critical Mass, are planning to piggy back this protest on Friday with their own ride to remind people that peddle power (rather than petrol) is key to the future.

SHUNTJune 5th 2008.


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