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<b>Friday 13 March:</b> Are you doing something funny for money?

Published on March 13th 2009.

TODAY IS RED NOSE DAY so look out for people doing something funny for money across the city. If you happen to be driving along the M60 ring-road this evening you might see the Trafford Centre's blue dome turn red to resemble a big red nose. Money raised by Comic Relief helps poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people turn their lives around across Africa, throughout the world's poorest countries and closer to home here in the UK. To make a donation, please click here.

A MAN has been charged over the car hijacking and attack on Manchester City Council leader, Sir Richard Leese. The attack happened in January of this year in Burnage. Lee Curtis Sowe, of Moston, has been charged with handling stolen goods.

MASSIVE INVESTMENT will be need if plans for a Manchester base for the Royal Opera House are to go ahead. The Palace Theatre would be renovated to provide 19 weeks of performance to add to the Royal Opera and Royal ballet programmes in London. It's estimated that the refurbishment would cost around £100m and create more than 500 full-time jobs.

DID HE OR DIDN'T HE? Inter Milan officials are denying allegations that manager Jose Mourinho punched a Manchester United fan in the face following Wednesday's Champions League match at Old Trafford. The supporter is alleged to have chanted “You're going home, you're going home” provoking the manager to lash out. Inter Milan have rejected the claim saying: "It was a very calm post-game experience.”

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Comic relief Meeting roomsMarch 13th 2009.

6p so far from Castlefield.I am willing to auction off my meeting rooms on Fountain street for a day to the highest bidder.We have 4 person,8,12 -right up to 120 confrence suite.Planning a meeting dont want to pay mega bucks? Then make me an offer and the highest at the end of the day will have a room for the day!!!! All proceeds straight to comic relief.01612478518 or respond here...””

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