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Manchester 250: Tuesday 14 August

Charges for charging and Rooney gets replaced

Published on August 14th 2007.

CONGESTION CHARGING could cost taxpayers £6.6m according to reports. The bid to apply for public transport improvements in return for peak time congestion charging has gone £6.6m over the £3.2m budget. The remaining costs are being paid using taxpayers money.

CITY OWNER, Thaksin Shinawatra, is due to appear at the Supreme Court in Bangkok today over a case of corruption during his time in office as Prime Minister of Thailand. Shinawatra, who now lives in Britain, will be represented in Bangkok by his lawyers.
The prosecution will argue that the city-owner violated anti-corruption laws when he helped his wife to buy land from a government agency. If convicted, he could face years in prison as well as being prohibited from owning Manchester City.

A MOTHER in Leigh fought off a man and woman who tried to snatch her four-month-old baby. The would-be abductors approached the mother from behind on Wigan Road and shouted ‘get the baby.’ Det Sgt Graham Rigby said: “She put up a determined fight against the couple and managed to fend them off, but she was left understandably horrified. We now need to hear from anyone who either saw what happened, or who saw this couple before the incident.”

ALEX FERGUSON has confirmed that striker Wayne Rooney will be out of action for the next two months after breaking his left foot again. This will mean Rooney will miss England’s September Euro 2008 qualifiers. New signing, Carlos Tevez is now likely to play against Portsmouth on Wednesday.

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