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<b>Tuesday 26 August:</b> Pride rakes in the cash, 2 for 1 ATM machine and bus lane fines quashed

Published on August 26th 2008.

THE MANCHESTER PRIDE FESTIVAL drew to a close yesterday with a candlelit vigil in Sackville Gardens in memory of those who have died from HIV and Aids. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender event also raised around £100,000 for HIV and Aids charities as well as boosting Manchester's local economy by £19m.

A CASH MACHINE in Altrincham has reportedly been giving out double money. The Lloyds TSB cashpoint attracted hoards of customers this weekend after word spread that it was giving out £60 instead of the requested £30. One man reportedly requested a total of £3000 using several different cards and walked away with £6000. Lloyds TSB are investigating but have said customers can keep the money as it was their error.

FINES were sent to hundreds of motorists in Manchester, claiming they had gone into a bus lane on a street that doesn't even exist. Manchester council has lost over £24,000 after sending out penalty notices for driving in the bus lane of Portland Road instead of Portland Street. The blunder has meant that the drivers in question will now escape the fines.

MANCHESTER UNITED sealed a 1-0 win over Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Monday. Darren Fletcher scored the winning goal for the Reds. John O’Shea told MUTV: “We've got to be confident in our back four and they showed their quality tonight against a very physically strong Portsmouth side. I don't think many teams will come here and keep a clean sheet and get three points.”

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AnonymousAugust 26th 2008.

Hang on, so local businesses benefited to the tune of 19m, and the charity it was in aid of got £100`000, how does that work?

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