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<b>Tuesday 3 March:</b> the University of Manchester wins after all and a dead man jailed after eBay sets him on fire

Published on March 3rd 2009.


THE BBC has been left with egg on their face after the winners of University Challenge were disqualified for breaking the rules, after using a contestant who was no longer a student. The winners are now the University of Manchester, despite the team being beaten in the final by Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The culprit for the Oxford team, Sam Kay from Surrey, who has been working as an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, said: “It was never my intention to mislead anyone.”

A DEAD MAN has been jailed for two years. Or rather a man who faked his own death has been jailed. Jason Hart, a 33-year-old from Farnworth, defrauded eBay customers of £23,000 by advertising goods he didn’t have and had no intention of sending out. In an amateurish attempt at a cover up he called a newspaper pretending to be his father and claiming that his son had died in a house fire.

A Jet2 BOEING 747 from Manchester Airport to Egypt has been forced to make an emergency landing in Greece. This followed the captain realising there was something wrong with the cabin air pressure. No one was injured despite the plane’s rapid emergency descent.

SIR BOBBY CHARLTON, the Manchester United midfielder and England World Cup Winner, has been given Freedom of the City. His name joins a select group of individuals whose names are carved in the wall outside the Town Hall Council Chamber, including Sir Winston Churchill, Anthony Wilson, and the present United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Slip DigbyMarch 3rd 2009.

Jet2 don't fly Jumbos, it was a 757 that made the emergency landing

scoteeeMarch 3rd 2009.

Say that again Granville?

Slip DigbyMarch 3rd 2009.

Jet2 don't fly Jumbos, it was a 757 that made the emergency landing

Thoroughbred MancMarch 3rd 2009.

Ha. Victory is ours.

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