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<b>Tuesday 15 July:</b> New neighbourhood, new golf course and new bill for United

Published on July 15th 2008.


MANCHESTER'S biggest ever regeneration project is underway in east Manchester. The 15-year scheme aims to create a new suburban neighbourhood between Sportcity, Great Ancoats Street and Miles Platting. The £1bn Holt Town Waterfront project is the biggest planning application to be accepted by Manchester city council and has been designed to attract families. Developers have described the project as a huge milestone for New East Manchester.

THE TRAFFORD CENTRE is now home to one of Britain's biggest indoor golf courses. Paradise Island golf centre is said to be one of the best of its kind in the country and opens on Saturday. The 16,000 sq ft facility includes two 18-hole courses and is equipped for families as well as more serious golfers.

THE FORMER Boddingtons Brewery site could become part of a new Manchester college. If it goes ahead, Manchester College of Arts and Technology (MANCAT) and City College will join a new housing and leisure complex on the 7.4 acre site. A final decision about the use of the site is expected to be made by autumn.

MANCHESTER UNITED reportedly owes the Russian state transport enterprise 148,000 EUR for fans`transportation costs during the UEFA Champions League season. 670 vehicles were used to transfer almost 40,000 fans from airports when the final match of the UEFA Champions League took place in Moscow in May. Manchester United have said that the club is now checking the bill and is going to cover the debt in the nearest future.

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