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Manchester 250: Friday 19 October

Bluetongue, Tevez’s mini-me and no more Streetcred

Published on October 19th 2007.

A CREDIT UNION has collapsed leaving hundreds of families unable to access their money. The Rochdale-based union, Streetcred closed down on Tuesday and is thought to have up to £450,000 worth of debt. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) have said the money was protected and it would work with the company to discuss customer payouts. Mark Oates, head of communications at the FSCS, said: “We aim to get things done by Christmas.”

A MAN who assaulted Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson at a train station last month has been jailed for 15 months. Sir Alex said: “This is not something I expect to happen when I’m going about my daily business and it completely stunned me.” Kevin Reynolds, 44, punched Sir Alex in the groin and then proceeded to head butt and racially abuse a police community support officer at Euston Station.

BLUETONGUE DISEASE is causing restrictions on livestock movement for some Greater Manchester farms. The disease is found mainly in sheep and is an insect-born viral illness which, so far, has had no reports of human transmission. Animal movements are being restricted in Oldham, Tameside and Stockport. The nearest report case is in Peterborough.

MIGUEL TEVEZ, younger brother of United star Carlos Tevez, has joined Manchester United on a two and a half year contract. The 17-year-old midfielder impressed Sir Alex Ferguson during a two-week trial at Old Trafford. Miguel also had a trial at West Ham, but they decided not to pursue interest in the teenager.

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