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Articles from September 23, 2013

Blues Cook Up Sunday Roast! ; Pellegrini's City Slickers Sizzle in the Sun to Inflict a Derby Demolition on a Hapless United - and Turn Up the Heat on the Under- Pressure Moyes
CITY 4 UNITED 1 BRILLIANT City bossed the 166th derby, recording an emphatic victory, with the big issue debated across Manchester today being whether the Reds got off lightly.If the Blues' final tally had been eight it would have been a fairer reflection...
'Britannia Behind Co-Op Woes'
A TOP City regulator has insisted the Britannia Building Society''s risky loan book was and is a "key factor" in the Cooperative Bank''s mounting woes.Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority, wrote to MPs to say a big part...
Cemetery Saviours Clean Up at Royal 'Oscars' ; Community Groups Get Prestigious Awards
AVOLUNTEER group which went from clearing up its local cemetery to helping transform burial sites across Manchester has received royal approval with a prestigious award.Friends of Gorton Cemetery is one of 12 groups across Greater Manchester set to receive...
Champs - but That's Only the Half of It. ; Promotion Now Makes Division One Title Mission Possible, Says Horton
BY securing promotion and winning Division Two, Lancashire have only completed part one of a twopart mission.The second, according to batsman Paul Horton, will see them spraying champagne and lifting another trophy this time next year.The Red Rose have...
Chief Puts Stop to Multi-Million Pound IT Deal
POLICE commissioner Tony Lloyd has stepped in to order Greater Manchester Police to put a multimillion pound IT contract out to tender.Senior officials suggested the contract for a Pounds 30m overhaul of GMP's ailing computer systems should be handed...
Coyle: Powell's in Good Nick with Me ; Wigan's Red Loan Star Is Tipped to Shine Bright
WIGAN 2 IPSWICH 0 OWEN Coyle has backed Nick Powell to be the next loanee he polishes into a diamond after the teenage forward opened his Wigan account in their win over Ipswich.Powell, 19, joined United last summer after rising to prominence at Crewe...
Cycling Safety Plea in Memory of Tragic Jaye ; Awareness Day in Memory of Victim, 44friends Backing Speed Cut Call on City Roads
FRIENDS and family of a woman killed cycling through Manchester city centre have held a safety-awareness day in her memory. The event was held to celebrate the life of Jaye Bloomfield, from Whalley Range, who died when her bike collided with a car near...
Farewell Super Sam ; Tomkins' Departure to the NRL Leaves a Huge Hole to Fill for Wigan and RL as a Whole
SUPER League today suffers a major body blow as the inevitable becomes reality. The worst-kept secret in rugby league will be common knowledge when Wigan Warriors confirm Sam Tomkins' move to the Auckland Warriors next season. Pin-up boy Sam has been...
Fury: I'll Be a Cut above ; EXCLUSIVE: Boxer Tries to Resurrect Fight after injuredHaye Pulls out of Bout. James Robson Reports
TYSON Fury and David Haye were last night trying to rescue their Pounds 10m showdown. Negotiations have begun over a rearranged date of January 25 after Haye was forced to pull out of this Saturday's much-anticipated clash at the Manchester Arena.The...
Hospital Bosses Suspended in Dirty-Kitchen Storm ; Snap Inspection Revealed Serious flaws'Embarrassed' Chiefs Clean Up Their Act
HOSPITAL chiefs say they have taken swift action after poor hygiene was found in a kitchen where food is cooked for hundreds of patients.The M.E.N. last week revealed how environmental health inspectors gave kitchen staff at Salford Royal a week to make...
How Blues and Reds Rated
Skipper Kompany leads by example as City dominate rivals in every department CITY HART For most of the match he was as much of a spectator as any delighted City fan at the Etihad Stadium. Produced a fine save to deny Marouane Fellaini before Wayne Rooney...
How Hospice Joined Reds' Winning Team
GETTING signed up by Manchester United is the stuff of dreams - and that's what happened to Francis House.The children's hospice knew it was on to a winner when it was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the club's charity partners six years ago.The...
I Lost Everything in the Riots and Now I Am Being Sued for Pounds 40,000 ; »NEWSagent Faces Bill for Unpaid Rent Legal Row over Paying for Repairs
ANEWSAGENT whose shop was firebombed during the Salford riots is being sued for unpaid rent.Ismail Patel faces court action over an unpaid Pounds 40,000 bill which racked up after City Centre News in Salford Shopping City was ransacked and torched by...
Jennings' Brace Helps Silkmen Break Duck
CONNOR Jennings was back with a bang as his brace set MACCLESFIELD on course for their first win of the season, writes BEN COLLINS.The former Stalybridge striker, who is on loan from Scunthorpe, returned from a five-match ban to help the Silkmen to a...
Katich Backs Kerrigan for Swift Return after Nightmare Test Debut
SIMON Kerrigan looks set to miss out on this winter's Ashes tour - but the Lancashire spinner has been backed to make a quick return to Test cricket, writes CHRIS OSTICK.The 24-year-old had a debut to forget when he conceded 53 runs in the eight overs...
Kitbag Is Ready to Be Player on World Stage ; Sports Goods Retailer Set to Double workforceBoss Pledges to Open Warehouses Overseas
THE boss of sports online retailer Kitbag is hoping to more than double the company's headcount.Andy Anson, Manchester United's former commercial director, wants Kitbag to employ 1,000 people and open warehouses overseas.Since taking over as chief executive...
Life Looks Good for Stella after World First ; Gran Has X-Ray Op on Both Eyes Cuts Down on Painful Injections
AGRANDMOTHER has become the first person in the world to have a new treatment on both eyes to save her sight.Stella Chandler, 71, suffers from an aggressive condition known as wet aged-related macular degeneration, which causes a sudden loss of central...
Moyes Demands a Response from Reds ; Furious United Boss Admits There Was No Excuse for a Woeful Display from His Players
UNITED got the first taste of David Moyes' hairdryer treatment after they were humbled at the Etihad Stadium.The Premier League champions slumped to a humiliating 4-1 defeat in the new manager's first derby since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson in...
Park Set for Pounds 100k Facelift ; Cash Injection from New 'Green Fund'
HEATON Park is set for a facelift using Manchester council's new Pounds 15m 'green' fund.Council chiefs admit they are struggling to keep the space up to scratch due to funding cuts and increased littering.They want to use up to Pounds 100,000 from a...
Pelle: We Should Have Scored More ; Delighted City Manager Says Rivals Got Away Lightly as He Revels in His First Manchester Derby
MANUEL Pellegrini watched City run riot against United - but still wanted more.The Chilean believes his side inflicted a major psychological blow in the race for the Premier League title - but insists they could have won by even more than 4-1. "I'm not...
Police Could Lose 700 Bobbies from the Beat in New Spending Cuts ; Fears It Will Lead to Huge Rise in Crime Slashing Officers Is Reckless, Says Chief
GREATER Manchester Police could be forced to axe up to 700 more officer posts under George Osborne's latest round of cost-cutting, it has emerged. The force must find further savings worth nearly Pounds 66m and the cuts will fall on frontline officers,...
Pounds 76 Million 'Guided Busway' on Track as Work Starts ; Scheme Will Slash Journey Time into City
WORK has started on a Pounds 76m bus-only route to cut journey times from Leigh to central Manchester to less than 50 minutes. The 13-mile bus route, due to open in 2015 and known as the Leigh Guided Busway, features a four-mile section on guided concrete...
Sleeping Sickness ; Derby Mauling Is Stuff of Nightmares forMoyes and Will Keep Him Awake at Night
AMANCUNIAN, a Croxteth 'street fighter' a powerful midfielder and an experienced central defensive unit.They were ingredients made for a derby - but United still made an embarrassing hash of it.It was 24 years ago, almost to the day, that Sir Alex Ferguson ended...
Slick Sam's Gone from Zero to Hero ; Nasri Has Put His Woe of Last Season Behind Him, Writes Stuart Brennan
SAMIR Nasri went from derby zero to hero with a sparkling display in the demolition of the Reds.Nasri was blasted by City fans last season when he ducked under Robin van Persie's late free-kick to hand United a late winner.But he redeemed himself by...
Slim Chance of Being Size 32 and Stylish
BIG clothes are big business for Manchester-based home shopping giant N Brown Group. And that trend will continue as it is revealed this week that the obesity epidemic has seen demand increase for plus size clothes.Sales of larger-size women's clothing...
Star Guests Enjoy a Vintage Night at Our Big Bash
IT'S a night for old friends to reunite - plenty of new ones to be made. And this year's Diary Party at The Lowry Hotel in association with Boohoo certainly brought together some intriguing new pals.Showbiz favourite David Gest tends to cause a stir...
Super Blues Are Some Vin Special ; Kompany and Co Have Something to Shout about after Quiet Derby Build- Up
ALL week, it had been billed as the Wayne Rooney Show. Would the United man rip into City? Would he keep his goalscoring run - of three goals in two games - going in the derby? No-one in the national media seemed to remember that Manchester City have...
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A ban on smoking in jails will increase tensions in a system already under pressure, prison officers' leaders and reform campaigners have warned.WHY can't they smoke outside like everyone else? If this comes in the Palace of Westminster will be the only...
Time to Take Action on Piccadilly's New 'Ghetto' ; Viewpoints
AS a non driver, catching the bus home from Manchester late at night is quite often a necessity as opposed to an option.It is with a sinking feeling that I find myself expressing views about the ever increasing threat I feel to my own personal safety...
Vidic Looks for Right Reaction
NEMANJA Vidic last night issued a rallying call to United's despondent derby troops.Manager David Moyes knows all about the Reds' ability to recover instantly from a derby crushing.Back in October 2011, following that shattering 6-1 Old Trafford win...
We Can't Sell Our Homes Due to the High-Speed Rail Route ; Residents Say HS2 Will Devalue Property
RESIDENTS say they are trapped in their homes because plans for the high-speed rail route have blighted property sales.Blueprints for the preferred HS2 scheme show the track and airport station will cut across the affluent Hale Barns area of Altrincham,...
We'll Prove Labour's Sums Add Up, Pledges Ed Balls
LABOUR was today pledging an 'iron discipline' on the economy - by proving once and for all that its sums add up.Shadow chancellor Ed Balls was expected to tell conference delegates in Brighton that the cuts would continue on his watch.He was promising...
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