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<b>Wednesday 26 November:</b> Impalement for fire truck, a Nintendo for granny and sardines for East Midlands Trains

Published on November 26th 2008.


A FIRE ENGINE got stuck on rising bollards in the city centre on Monday morning. Two fire engines were driving into the city centre to carry out safety checks. The first vehicle passed over bollards on Cross Street, but the second got lodged. The bollards are not in operation between 7pm and 11am. The incident happened at 11.02am. No one was injured and an investigation into the crash is underway.

NINTENDO WII GAMES CONSOLES are been installed in several Greater Manchester care homes for pensioners. The idea is that sports simulators will help keep elderly people fit. It has been organised by Age Concern and Stockport Council. Margaret Brade, chief executive of Age Concern Stockport, told the BBC: "It is hoped that the project will give older people new physical and mental challenges.”

TINS OF SARDINES have been sent to transport bosses from angry passengers annoyed at overcrowded train carriages. Confidential has been monitoring the Manchester to Liverpool East Midlands line. Click here for the latest article. In a statement, a spokesperson for East Midlands Trains, said: “We are aware that improvements need to be made on the route and are taking steps to increase seating and increase carriages from two to four at the busiest times.”

MANCHESTER UNITED secured a 0-0 draw against Villareal last night, but this doesn't worry Wayne Rooney, who hopes to score plenty of goals against Manchester City on Sunday. He told MUTV: “It’s not worrying [that we’ve drawn 0-0 again]. I hope we’re saving the goals for Manchester City. The Derby at the weekend is a big game for us.”

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