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<b>Monday 11 August:</b> Petrol pricey for police, £4.5m for ex-United player and no credit crunch at the Trafford Centre

Published on August 11th 2008.

FUEL PRICES are causing the emergency services in Greater Manchester to re-budget. The North West Ambulance Service are in need of an extra £1.2m for fuel and Greater Manchester Police will have to budget a further £1m. They have so far ruled out asking for more cash from the public to pay for fuel.

FORMER MANCHESTER UNITED player, Ben Collett, has been awarded £4.5m compensation for a tackle that ended his career. Collett, 23, broke his leg in a reserve game against Middlesbrough five years ago, at the age of 18. Compensation is based on the total sum for future loss of pension and interest on past loss of earnings.

THE CREDIT CRUNCH doesn't seem to be affecting the Trafford Centre, who welcomed over 134,000 visitors this Saturday. The shopping centre has reported that it has had the five busiest Saturdays of the year, all within the last 2 months. Economists have warned that Christmas will cost shoppers at least one fifth more than last year.

CITY OWNER and ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has said he will not return to Thailand. In a statement he said: “These are my political enemies. They don't care about the rule of law, facts or internationally recognised due process. What happened to me and my family and my close relations resulted from efforts to get rid of me from politics.” Thailand's Supreme Court has now issued an arrest warrant after Shinawatra failed to make a scheduled Bangkok court appearance on Monday.

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scoteeeAugust 11th 2008.

Lets face it were only interested in Shinawatra for his ability to lift Man City to greater heights.However with 1 billion of his personal assets frozen he is now reportedly worth only 200 million this coupled with the fact thath he has other property and business interests outside of Man City Fc sureley creates nervousness at Eastlands.Is this why he has been looking for outside investment?the man is as dosdgey as dodgey can be and i hope some of those city supporters see the light soon and dont get there hopes up with thsi bent individual at the helm.there is no smoke without fire and that sort of money doesnt get frozen becuse he failed to pay for an ice cream on a family trip out!!!! "Good luck City",(Red Fan)!!!

AnonymousAugust 11th 2008.

It's city's own ****ing fault for selling out to Shinawatra. Wardle couldn;t give a ****. He saw the £'s off a fat pay cheque and thought "**** it" With that I'll never have to work again, I'm ****ing off, **** city.

scoteeeAugust 11th 2008.

no i didnt run the spell check!!!

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