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<b>Tuesday 16 September:</b> It's make or break for AIG, Labour island in city centre and another Ronaldo for Manchester?

Published on September 16th 2008.


A SECURE ISLAND is set to be built in Manchester for the Labour party conference. Tunnels and drains beneath buildings have been searched around the Midland and Radisson hotels. Superintendent Chris Ullah, for Operation Protector, said: “No stone will be left unturned to ensure all the locations are completely safe.”

MANCHESTER UNITED SPONSORS AIG (American International Group) are reportedly close to going bust. The insurance firm is desperately trying to raise more capital to stabilise finances. The State of New York and its governor have announced a multi-billion dollar financing plan to help save the group. Problems have been put down to worsening credit markets and are an unprecedented turn around for what was the world's largest insurance company.

THE FIRST dental surgery in a supermarket is now open in Manchester. The practice has opened in Sainsbury's Sale branch and is the first of its kind in the UK. It will be open seven days a week and follows the opening of a GP surgery at a Sainsbury's supermarket. The surgery charges £16 for a dental check up, which is slightly less than the current NHS fee.

MANCHESTER CITY has denied reports that they are signing former Brazil player and three-time world player of the year, Ronaldo. Ronaldo was quoted as saying City had made "the best offer I've received". A City spokesman has since said the club have chosen not to follow up their interest. The 31-year-old is currently recovering from a knee injury.

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AnonymousSeptember 16th 2008.

Do you think Chris Ullah has searched beneath the stones outside The Bridgewater Hall? I know they're nailed down but still

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