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Manchester 250: Wednesday 12 September

Fergie gets jumped and Britannia is a dump

Published on September 12th 2007.

SIR ALEX FERGUSON has allegedly been attacked at a London train station. It has been reported that the 65-year-old was on his way to a function when the attack took place at Euston station on Monday afternoon. A 40-year-old man is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today charged with actual bodily harm, assault and a public order offence.

MANCUNIANS favour finger print readers over chip and pin keypads, according to new research. CPP Identity Protection found that 83 per cent of Mancunians would switch to finger printing as a safer security measure. Danny Harrison, a spokesman for CPP Identity Protection said: “People are clearly aware of the need to tackle issues such as fraud and terrorism in the UK, and in principle, are behind biometrics or something that will solve these modern problems.”

THE BRITANNIA HOTEL in Offerton, Stockport has been branded the dirtiest in Britain following fines of over £36,000 for food hygiene offences. Food safety issues included flies in the kitchen and no signs of regular cleaning. Since the visit by Stockport environmental health officers, the head chef was disciplined and resigned along with the general manager.

WAYNE ROONEY is back in training for United after suffering a foot injury five weeks ago. Sir Alex Ferguson said: “He’s started training which is good. I’d not have brought him back to training unless he was ready. We have to wait and see how his fitness is after being out but I’m delighted he’s on his way back.”

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