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<b>Tuesday 21 October:</b> UFO sightings, Thaksin found guilty plus hurry up and switch to digital TV

Published on October 21st 2008.

UFO SIGHTINGS have been revealed in Manchester. Police reports of an unusual sighting in 1986, during a journey between Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire, have been released from Ministry of Defence files. Manchester Airport air traffic control was contacted at the time and they reported that no planes were flying in their control area.

THE DIGITAL SWITCHOVER will take place on 4 November 2009 in Greater Manchester. Households must ensure they have a digital TV or set-top box by this date or else be left with a blank screen on their analogue TV. BBC2 will be switched off on this date followed by the other channels on 2 December 2009.

A SPECIAL COURT is to open in Manchester for victims of domestic violence. The Specialist Domestic Violence Court (SDVC) will run from Manchester magistrates' court with separate entrances, exits and waiting rooms so victims do not come into contact with their attackers. SDVCs have already been opened earlier this year in the north west, including South Cheshire, Burnley and Preston.

THAKSIN SHINAWATRA has been found guilty of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison by the Thai Supreme Court. The former owner and now honorary chairman of Manchester City football club was found to have abused his power by helping his wife buy land from a state agency at a lower price. The chief prosecutor in the case said he wanted Britain to quickly extradite Thaksin, who fled to the UK in August, saying he would not get a fair trial.

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