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Manchester 250: Thursday 2 August

Station steams ahead and Rossi’s Red return

Published on August 2nd 2007.

POLICE are tracing two cars used in the drive-by shooting of Tyrone Gilbert last week. Longsight Detectives who are hunting the gunmen who shot Gilbert dead, believe a green Honda Legend and another car drove along Markfield Avenue immediately prior to the shooting. A car with two masked men on board was seen on Birchfields Road and the Honda was later seen on Ladybarn Road before being abandoned on Firethorn Avenue, Burnage.

PICCADILLY STATION is the most popular railway station in the country. A national rail consumer body has placed it at the top of the list of Great Britain’s 20 busiest railway stations. The survey of over 25,000 passengers awarded the station with a 92% approval, beating Glasgow and London’s Liverpool Street station.

BIN COLLECTIONS in Salford are set to go back to normal after the council and refuse workers have settled their dispute. Rows over pay and conditions have caused a series of strikes over the past few months. Salford Council has now agreed to review workloads and wages. Services will now resume as normal.

STRIKER Giuseppe Rossi could end up back at United despite being sold to Villarreal for £6.7m. The 20-year-old has a clause in his contract with the Spanish side which means United will get first refusal should they wish to sell him. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: “He wanted to have a go at first-team football. We've got a clause in his contract where he could come back to us at some point.”

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