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<b>Tuesday 3 November:</b> Kai Rooney is born, free travel from Metrolink and MediaCity boosts Salford

Published on November 3rd 2009.

THE TRANSPORT SPENDING GAP between the North-West and London is unfair, an MP’s investigation has said. Calling the spending gap between the region and the capital “dramatic, unacceptable and getting wider”, Louise Ellman, the Labour chairwoman of the Commons’ transport select committee, said she was “very disappointed” by the Government’s response the gap is due to the Olympics 2012.

WAYNE AND COLEEN ARE CELEBRATING THE BIRTH of their baby boy, Kai Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United player’s wife, Coleen, had their baby yesterday at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Bookies are already taking bets on the chances the child will be a sporting success, currently odds of 66-1 that Kai Rooney will follow in his father's footsteps and play football for England.

FREE TRAVEL DAYS have been announced by Metrolink bosses. Hailing the multi-million pound track uprade “a success”, transport bosses have announced that passengers will be able to travel for free on two days this month– on November 14 and 19 – as a thank you for their patience during the months of disruption.

MEDIACITY DEVELOPMENT HAS BROUGHT £92m boost for Salford’s businesses, according to a report by Bovis Lend Lease. The MediaCityUK scheme has brought big business for the city’s local construction industry, making up around 40 per cent of the £228m worth of contracts at the site given to Greater Manchester businesses. Councillor John Merry said, "MediaCityUK is a key player in the growth of our economy and these results show how important it is to the city and local businesses.”

This ‘N’ That wisdom: Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could.

Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Wisdom rating 5/10

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