Archive | April, 2012

NEWS | 8,000 runners brave 26 miles in drought conditions for the Manchester marathon

April 29, 2012

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Thousands of runners are braving severe drought conditions today for the Greater Manchester marathon. Athletes are running through areas of barren scorched earth in temperatures of up to 32C as Manchester struggles in an unexpected period of acute dryness. “Urmston looks more like Dakar this morning”, said Thomas Reid, 24, who is running on behalf […]

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SPORT | Ferguson: “Howard Webb is available for selection”

April 23, 2012

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Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Howard Webb has passed a fitness test and will be available for selection for the crucial clash against Manchester City in a week’s time. Premiership Referee Webb has not trained with the United squad for just over two weeks after picking up knee and ankle knocks in United’s 2-0 […]

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NEWS | Mancunians reminded of St George’s Day via racist Facebook status updates

April 22, 2012

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Many Mancunians who completely forgot that today is St George’s Day will be reminded of the fact by reading racist Facebook status updates. 23rd April is often the day chosen by people you added as friends on Facebook, despite not having seen them since school, met them only once on a stag or hen do […]

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NEWS | Record Store Day to be followed by Sell Limited Edition Vinyl On Ebay Day

April 21, 2012

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Many music fans who queued through the night in Manchester’s Northern Quarter as part of Record Store Day will tomorrow celebrate National Sell Limited Edition Vinyl On Ebay Day. Vinyl resellers began waiting outside shop Piccadilly Records from late on Friday evening in an attempt to bag rare releases before relisting them on auction site […]

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