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<b>Tuesday 24 February:</b> University challenged, Bowden busted, Policeman arrested and epic for footy

Published on February 24th 2009.

THE UNIVERSITY of Manchester has lost out to Corpus Cristi College, Oxford, in BBC Two’s University Challenge Final. Despite leading for most of the contest the Manchester team lost out to a late blast of brilliance from the Oxford captain, the remarkable 26-year-old Gail Trimble. Trimble had scored two-thirds of her team's 1,200 points before the final.

UNITED STAR Darren Fletcher’s home in Bowdon was attacked on Monday night by three men. They forced open the door of the house and threatened two women by holding knives to their throats. Fletcher is in Italy with the United team, but his two-year-old twin sons, were in the house at the time. Police have said they did not witness the raid. Jewellery, watches, rings and other items were stolen.

FOLLOWING INVESTIGATIONS into the violence that flared up after the Uefa Cup Final between Rangers and Zenit St Petersburg last May, police have arrested a man who turns out to be a serving officer with Essex Police. He was identified as a suspect from CCTV images on a police website. 49 men have been traced using the technology. The 44-year-old has been bailed until June.

MANCHESTER UNITED START an epic week of European and Cup football for Manchester clubs this week. United take on Inter Milan away tonight and Manchester City play FC Copenhagan at home on Thursday. United then play Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday at Wembley in the Carling Cup Final. City will have a difficult home match with high-flyers Aston Villa.

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