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Manchester 250: Monday 15 October

Illegal diesel and Sting gets a frog in his throat

Published on October 15th 2007.

A WOMAN has been raped in Manchester city centre after a night out. The 25-year-old was attacked by a man who offered to give her directions after being separated from her friends in the early hours of Sunday. She walked with the man near to Piccadilly Trading Estate where he raped her. He then ran away down Great Ancoats Street. Anyone with any information should contact Police on 0161 856 1929.

RED DIESEL spot checks are to be carried out in Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside over the coming weeks. Red diesel fuel is produced for agriculture and construction vehicles only but with a price difference of around 65p per litre between red and white diesel, some car users see it as an opportunity to save money.

THE POLICE have postponed their dates in Manchester this week because Sting is suffering from a throat infection. The band were due to play to 32,000 fans at the MEN Arena on Monday and Tuesday. Fans have been advised to hold on to their tickets as new dates are to be announced soon.

SALE SHARKS former skipper, Jason Robinson has been widely considered as man of the match in England’s 14-9 victory over France at the weekend. Robinson forced a high tackle that gave Jonny Wilkinson the chance to score the 74th-minute penalty, putting England in front. He said: “It was not a pretty game but we dug in deep right until the last second and we came up with a great win.”

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