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<b>Wednesday 15 July: </b>Khan in collision with cyclist, United expand into India, and Rangers fans charged.

Published on July 15th 2009.


AN EXPLOSION IN the grounds of a former children’s hospital has injured a man and three boys. A 20-year-old-man and boys aged 11, 13 and 15, were injured in the blast caused by an electrical cable being cut. A United Utilities spokesperson said that the equipment at the substation in the grounds of Booth Hall Hospital, Harpurhey, had been tampered with, leaving 600 homes without power on Monday.

BOLTON BOXER Amir Khan has been involved in a collision that left a cyclist injured. The 22-year-old cyclist suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital after a crash with a Range Rover on Moor Lane, Bolton. Police have said that the collision was not the driver’s fault and no further action is being taken. The cyclist’s injuries are said to be non life threatening.

MANCHESTER UNITED will tap into India’s rapidly growing economy by opening a café in Mumbai later this year. United is the most popular foreign football club in India despite the fact that they are yet to visit the Asian country. The café will feature large video screens on the walls to show matches, and booths selling players' shirts and club memorabilia.

TWO RANGERS fans have been charged over the attack on police officers at last year’s UEFA cup final in Manchester. Scott McSeveney, from Shotts, North Lanarkshire, and Mark Stoddart, from Glasgow, are accused of violent disorder and a Section 47 assault. The men are due to appear at Manchester City Magistrates Court on 10 August.

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tomegranateJuly 15th 2009.

Yo editors, just got your email about the Sky Ride - just curious if you know about the Critical Mass, which is the EXACT same thing which happens spontaneously every month in Manchester, without the assistance of any corporate sponsors seeking green points? And if you do know about it, whether you've ever given it any coverage? Can't find anything using the search. Cheers

SiJuly 15th 2009.

WTF? Nicking cabling from a live substation? Some potential Darwin Award candidates there then.

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