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<b>Wednesday 23 December:</b> Evening News to charge again, healthier up North, and bye to Busby babe

Published on December 23rd 2009.


THE MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS TO CHARGE IN THE CITY CENTRE AGAIN. It appears that the experiment started three years ago is to be put into reverse. From next week the early week editions of the MEN are going to be, it’s rumoured, 42p. Meanwhile , Thursday’s and Friday’s editions, will, it appears, remain free. This story follows last week’s rumours of a sale of the MEN to Trinity Mirror.

BUSBY BABE, ALBERT SCANLON has died aged 74. The former Manchester United winger, who was one of the survivors of the Munich air disaster in 1958, had been unwell for some time, the club said. Despite eight of Mr Scanlon’s team mates being killed in the plane crash, the footballer recovered from a broken leg and fractured skull to play again in the 1958/59 season for United.

ID MAN RECEIVES APOLOGY FROM HOME OFFICE after trying to use his identity card to board a ferry to Rotterdam and being refused. Norman Eastwood, from Salford, and his wife Jeanette were planning to travel from Hull on P&O Ferries on Saturday, but the travel firm said they were unaware the ID card could be used.

NORTH WEST PEOPLE ARE HEALTHIER THAN LONDONERS according to research conducted by a health company. Medicash surveyed 3,000 people across 11 regions. The North West came in the fifth healthiest behind East Midlands, South East, Northern Ireland, Yorkshire and Humberside and Wales. Londoners are revealed as the unhealthiest people in the UK.

This 'N' That wisdom: Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its strength.

Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Wisdom rating 7/10

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SiDecember 23rd 2009.

Most of the time, they can't even give the MEN away for free, so I don't follow the charging logic...

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