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Articles from October 12, 2013

Accolades for Andie, Football's 'Homo Hero' ; Only Openly Gay Woman in Elite gameReceived Award for Tackling Homophobia
ANDIE Worrall is used to keeping people out. A housing manager for some of Manchester's toughest estates she is currently trying to stop teenagers stealing fencing from residents in Harpurhey for Bonfire Night.That protective instinct continues at the...
Askey Demands Forest Fire from Macc Troops
MACCLESFIELD boss John Askey is unsure which Forest Green side will turn up when the Silkmen visit them in the Skrill Premier this afternoon.Macc beat Hereford in midweek to make it five wins from six and continue their recovery from a poor league start.And...
Bogus Workman Conned 92-Year-Old out of Pounds 130 ; Falsely Told Her a Tree Needed Removing Police Blast Callous Conman in Appeal
ACONMAN duped a woman in her 90s out of Pounds 130 after telling her she had a tree growing in her chimney.The bogus workman knocked at the 92-year-old woman's home claiming that she needed the tree removing and offering to do the work for Pounds 150.sBut...
Bogus Workman Conned 92-Year-Old out of Pounds 130 ; Falsely Told Her a Tree Needed removingPolice Blast Callous Conman in Appeal [Edition 3]
ACONMAN duped a woman in her 90s out of Pounds 130 after telling her she had a tree growing in her chimney.The bogus workman knocked at the 92-year-old woman's home claiming that she needed the tree removing and offering to do the work for Pounds 150.But...
Burglar Tells Pub Boss Who Caught Him: I'll Sue You ; Thief Fell out of Struggle in Window Window in struggleHe Has Been Jailed for 15 Months
ABURGLAR threatened to sue his victim for stopping him from fleeing the scene of a break in.Lee Johnson was disturbed by landlord Paul Clare as he tried to raid the Waterside pub in Eccles, Manchester Crown Court heard.But because his escape was foiled...
Burglar Tells Pub Boss Who Caught Him: I'll Sue You ; Thief Fell out of Window in struggleHe Has Been Jailed for 15 Months [Edition 3]
ABURGLAR threatened to sue his victim for stopping him from fleeing the scene of a break in.Lee Johnson was disturbed by landlord Paul Clare as he tried to raid the Waterside pub in Eccles, Manchester Crown Court heard.But because his escape was foiled...
Christine Pens in the Love Story the Bradford
population FOR 20 years, photographer and writer christine Gregory lived in a former lead miner's limestone cottage in youlgrave, overlooking bradford dale and its river.SPIDERS. Big ones, little ones, stripy ones, hairy ones - at this time of year there...
City Is Named Most Vibrant ; Report Looks at Changes in Society Manchester Is Number One
CENTRAL Manchester is the most vibrant place to live in the country, according to a new report looking at changes in society.An influx of young people into newly-built city centre homes over the last 15 years has transformed the standard of living, it...
Cooking Calms Me When Life Throws Its Curve Balls ; Food Helped Lisa Faulkner Cope with the Pain of Losing Her Mother and Failed IVF. and Now, as She Tells GABRIELLE FAGAN, It's Led Her to Find Love tooFit for Fame
YOU sense when you meet Lisa Faulkner that she honestly can't believe her luck these days. To prove it, she superstitiously taps the wooden table in front of her, as she talks about her life and passions.The latter are her seven-year-old adopted daughter,...
Cornwall - with a French Accent ; Stuart Brennan Says 'Vive la Difference' as He Crosses the Channel with His Family to Enjoy a Camping Holiday in Beautiful Brittany
DRINKING cider, while watching sailboats bob along a bay fringed by a crescent of golden sand and white-washed cottages.Put your hands over your ears, and you could be in the West Country.And if you try to get your English tongue around the name for this...
Crack the Code
HOW TO ENTER If you would like to be in with the chance of winning a share of Pounds 5,000, simply follow these steps. Remember 5 winners will each receive Pounds 1,000, so make sure you play along!1. Firstly grab a National Lottery Lotto ticket valid...
England's Civil War and a Low Blow over Fred ; Highs and Lows of Andrew Strauss. Chris Ostick Reports
AT the beginning of 2009, English cricket was in turmoil. The previous year had ended with the squad torn about returning to India to play a Test series following the horrors of the Mumbai bombings.Return they did, suffering a 1-0 defeat in the two-match...
Expose Those Hidden Floors ; Wooden Floors Are Practical and Look Fantastic - What's Not to Love? JULIA GRAY Reports
IF you have period floorboards in your home, lucky you. If you don't, it doesn't mean you are doomed to only ever have carpets - installing wooden flooring is easier than ever before.Period floorboards are often hidden under carpet, tiles or lino, waiting...
FIREFIGHTERS TRAINED TO RESCUE FAT PEOPLE ; 'Specialist Response' by Search and Rescue unitEmergency Incidents Linked to Obesity on Rise
ANEW team of firefighters is being trained to rescue obese people.The specialist search and rescue unit will learn how to move or release overweight members of the public following a rise in calls.The unit will also be trained to deal with a range of...
Football Ban for Smoke Thug ; Supporter Threw Device onto Pitch
AUNITED fan who threw a smoke grenade during Sir Alex Ferguson's final match has been handed a three-year football banning order.Karl Henson, from Eccles, was also given an eight-week jail term, suspended for 12 months, after the incident during the...
Found, Missing Link in Binoculars Mystery ; Family Researcher Is Related to War Soldier Stranger Contacted Her after M.E.N Appeal
THE mystery surrounding an antique pair of wartime binoculars found in an attic can be revealed today.The M.E.N. told of the discovery and appealed for help to trace the family of the soldier who owned them.The binoculars, in a beautifully preserved...
Girls Aloud Didn't Row. We Learned to Bite Our Tongues ; Her Group May Have Disbanded , but Kimberley Walsh's Star Isn't Fading. She Tells HANNAH STEPHENSON about Her Friendship with Cheryl Cole and Her Hopes of Starting a Family
KIMBERLEY Walsh always seemed the most grounded of Girls Aloud, the group which shot to fame in 2002 through the TV talent show Popstars: The Rivals.Indeed, she was the one who comforted best pal and band mate Cheryl Cole when her marriage to Ashley...
Girls Game on Rise ; Liverpool's Title Win Is Beginning of a New eraMore Opportunity for Ladies to Play in Region
AS Liverpool Ladies were crowned Women's Super League champions last week, a curtain was brought down on a decade of Arsenal dominance.A new-look Liverpool became just the second team since 2001 to deny the Gunners the top flight title in a shake-up...
Give Gardens a Bouquet ; with Some Carefully Planned Planting You Can Make Your Plot a Feast for All the Senses. Here Are Some Species Definitely to Be Sniffed At
OUR first instinct when presented with a beautiful flower is to sniff it. Smelling something is a way of assessing it - finding out more about it.My daughters tell me off for sniffing fruit in the supermarket just as I used to look the other way when...
Harley's Most Magical Week ; Fighter Wins Pride of Britain Award
BRAVE Harley Lane has enjoyed an amazing week by anyone's standards.He was named the Child of Courage at the Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards, where he chatted with the Prime Minister and had celebs in stitches as he shunned a kiss from stunning...
Hodgson's Big Pay-Off ; England Boss Gambles on Winger as Three Lions Move Step Closer to Securing a Place in Brazil
ROY Hodgson chanced his hand and it paid off in style.The England manager - so often criticised for his cautious approach - chose last night to reveal the gambler within.Tottenham winger Andros Townsend proved to be his ace in the pack. And after an...
How Uwe Scored His Greatest Win ; Beating Cancer and the Ups and Downs of Being a Blue. Stuart Brennan Reports
UWE Rosler has revealed how the love and inspiration of City fans lifted him from his cancer nightmare.The former City star remains a big favourite among the Blues faithful, even though it is now 15 years since he pulled on the shirt.But it was the sound...
It's Time to Get Onside ; Decision Must Be Made on Restructure
MARWAN Koukash - a visionary Super League club boss never short of an opinion - has called for rugby league's major restructuring plans to be finalised immediately after the World Cup.It's a fair comment from the Salford Red Devils boss but surely the...
I've No Idea What's Next Which Really Excites Me ; Coronation Street Actress Michelle Keegan, 26, Who Quits as Barmaid Tina McIntyre Next Year, Talks to DINAH TURNER about Beauty Regimes, Crying, and Why She's Doing Her Bit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Why did you get involved in the Tickled Pink campaign? IT'S a really great campaign to be involved with. Tickled Pink has raised more than Pounds 30million for two of the UK's leading breast cancer charities, Breast Cancer Campaign and Breast Cancer...
Jackson's Quality Is Shining through ; Raise a Glass
I HaVe been an admirer of the wines from Jackson estate in the Marlborough region of New Zealand for some time.raise a Marlborough is famed for the quality of its Sauvignon blanc but Jackson makes wines that are more elegant and show more finesse than...
LEGENDARY MANCHESTER GIGS ; Morrissey Has Left the Bloom ... Bill's 30-Year-Old Memento
BILL Mather is a very special Smiths fan - and he has a 30-year- old gladiolus to prove it.For over three decades, the music fan has lovingly preserved a flower tossed into the crowd by his hero Morrissey.Bill, 48, who scooped up the flower at a 1983...
Legends Take Cash Appeal to the Maccs
UNITED legend Bryan Robson has urged fans to turn out for his appearance at a vital fundraising game for Macclesfield Town.The 56-year-old is dusting off his boots to feature in an All Star Premier League XI against a collection of Macclesfield legends on...
Library Is about to Begin Its Brand New Chapter. ; Pounds 48m Transformation Is Almost completeM.E.N Is Given a Look Behind the Scenes
THE long-awaited Pounds 48m transformation of Manchester Central Library is now just six months from completion.We were given an exclusive first look at how the restoration of the historic library - designed by E Vincent Harris and opened in 1934 - as...
'Most Wanted' Costa Crook Snared. on the School Run ; FUGITIVE CONMAN ARRESTED BY POLICE NEAR SPANISH HIDEAWAYIt Was a Real Team Effort, Say Manchester Officers
AFUGITIVE conman on Manchester's 'most wanted' list has been captured by Spanish police - while doing the school run in a small seaside town.Tony Murphy, 40, who was wanted for a Pounds 300,000 money laundering scam which helped fund a lavish lifestyle,...
M People Still a Sight for Sore Eyes 20 Years on ; REVIEWS M People Arena
HAS it really been 20 years since M People were our radio staple with songs from Elegant Slumming? The Manchester-born band, founded by DJ legend Mike Pickering, are back to celebrate the landmark birthday of their Mercury Music Prize winning piece of...
'My Life Has Been Insanely Fantastic' ; SPOTLIGHTAfter a Tough Start in Salford, Graham Nash Has Lived the Rock 'N'roll Dream, Writes SARAH WALTERS
THE life of Graham Nash is filled with success - the musical acclaim of his bands The Hollies and then supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, of gorgeous women like Joni Mitchell, of wild drug taking and parties with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones...
Nurse Scrubs Up Well for Fashion Campaign ; Stylish Mum Chosen as Face of M&S Advert Joins Line-Up Including Dame Helen Mirren
ANURSE is enjoying her new-found fame after taking part in one of the most high profile advertising campaigns.Helen Allen, 35, is now a familiar face as part of high street giant Marks & Spencer's Leading Ladies campaign to promote its autumn/winter...
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Paying the Price of Excess ; Keith Gillespie Had the Football World at His Feet until Gambling Took a Cruel Grip on His Life and Career, Writes Neil Leigh
NEVER was a book title more apt. 'How Not To Be Football Millionaire' are the stark words adorning the cover of a powerful, honest and at times shocking autobiography by former United, Newcastle and Blackburn star Keith Gillespie.Over 300 rip-roaring,...
Rielle Aims for the Stars ; School's Support for X Factor Hopeful, 16
SHE'S in the running to be crowned TV's top singer - but teachers already know Gabrielle Carrington is a star. The Moss Side teenager has made it though to the live finals of The X Factor with bandmates Miss Dynamix after wowing Gary Barlow and other...
Rollercoaster of Joy and Pain Rollercoaster of Joy and Pain ; Ricky Hatton's Glorious Career Brought Amazing Highs but in Battling Depression and Ricky Hatton's Glorious Career Brought Amazing Highs but in Battling Depression Andtwo High-Profile Losses He Suffered Painful Lows. James Robson Reports
WHEN Ricky Hatton's comeback ended in defeat to Vyacheslav Senchenko last November, the former two-weight world champion was overcome by an unexpected emotion.Contentment. Losses to Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao had sent the Hitman spiralling...
Ship That's Fit for a Princess ; A Cruise Ship Christened by the Duchess of Cambridge Must Surely Be Fit for a Future Queen? EMMA WILSON Joins the Royal Princess on Her Maiden Season through the Mediterranean, to Find Out
IF it's good enough for royalty, it's good enough for me. And the Royal Princess, the latest addition to the Princess cruise fleet, is no exception. Christened by the Duchess of Cambridge back in June, this sleek, upmarket vessel has earned itself almost...
Soak Up the History ; CHERYL MULLIN Visits Historic York and Stays in One of Britain's Most Romantic Hotels
IT HAD been years since I last visited York, many more than I cared to think about.So with a long weekend coming up, my husband and I decided to hit the road and reacquaint ourselves with this wonderful city.We'd decided to try out the Mercure York Fairfield...
Stray from the Bath ; Banish the Tiresome Tub in Favour of a Stylish Shower with This Monochrome Makeover
Bin the bath THE beige bathroom with fabric curtain looked boring and pedestrian, so we made the decision to lose the bath and replace it with a full-width walk-in shower.Removing the tub immediately increased floor space, especially as we tiled the...
SWITCH ON TO ENERGY SAVINGS ; Great Financial Advice for Manchester Evening News ReadersMANCHESTER EVENING NEWS PROMOTIONAL FEATURE
SWITCH ON TO ENERGY SAVINGS PENSIONER Peter Codd has chopped Pounds 200 off his energy bill by simply switching to a different supplier."I can't believe it took so little effort - just a quick phone call - to save that much cash,"says the 68-year-old...
Talking Digital
OUR new-look website makes it easier than ever before for Manchester residents and businesses to access an array of services and information 24 hours a day.www.manchester.gov.uk has been redesigned to be simpler and quicker to use, as part of our drive...
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Greggs refuses to sell Eccles cakes in its Eccles branch - even during Eccles Cake Week What, so shops should be forced to sell products that don't sell well just because of the location of the store? Surely this is good news for other bakers and supermarkets...
The TV Life of Brian ; How Fergie Targeted the Telly Chief over Liverpool 'Bias'. James Robson Reports
BRIAN Barwick has revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson believed there was a Liverpool bias at the BBC.The former FA chief executive and editor of Match Of The Day claims Ferguson's theory stemmed from the appointments of ex- Anfield heroes Alan Hansen and...
Townsend's Roo Rapture ; United Striker Hails Stunning Debut as He setsEngland on Course for World Cup
WAYNE Rooney hailed the performance of England's latest star Andros Townsend after his stunning debut against Montenegro.The 22-year-old was a shock inclusion in Roy Hodgson's starting XI for last night's crucial World Cup qualifier.Townsend played a...
Tragic Keiran Money Will Help Youngsters in Need
A CHARITY is celebrating a cash windfall raised in memory of a teenager who was stabbed to death in a random knife attack.The fundraising boost is being used to help youngsters across Manchester and create a lasting legacy for Kieran Crump Raiswell.Kieran,...
Tributes Are Paid to Racing Driver Found Dead in Hotel ; Death Said to Be from Natural causesShe Escaped Death Crash a Year Ago
MARIA de Villota will leave a lasting legacy on world motorsport, two of Formula One's leading personalities have said.Former test driver De Villota, on a tour promoting her autobiography, was found dead in a hotel room in Seville on Friday morning....
Two Wins Makes for a Perfect Sale Week
FRIDAY'S Amlin Cup win over Biarritz at the AJ Bell Stadium rounded off what was a perfect week for everyone at Sale.Coming hard on the heels of our Premiership victory over Bath a week last Friday the way we beat Biarritz 33-10 added to the growing feel-good...
We're Up for Fight Says Giants Coach
DEFIANT Jeff Jones says Manchester Giants will keep fighting to put their troubled start to the BBL season behind them.And he is adamant the club won't be diverted from their path to build the club for the long-term by 'naysayers'.The Giants face the...
We've Gone Dough Nuts ; Whether Your Cob's a Calamity or Your Souffle's Supreme, Britain's Love Affair with Baking Keeps Growing. National Baking Week's Sale Challenge Is an Excuse to Get Started, Says ANDY WELCH
THERE'S a whole lot of baking going on. You've probably noticed, whether it's work colleagues bringing in home-made treats every Friday, or Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry explaining to Great British Bake Off contestants about developing gluten or commenting...
What Could Happen with the Likely Lads ; Rising Stars Who Could Finally Solve the Problem of Replacing Scholes at United
UNITED'S midfield future could be on view at the DW Stadium on December 1 when Wigan meet Derby County in the Championship.Earlier on that Sunday, David Moyes' side will be at White Hart Lane against Tottenham in the Premier League and teen sensation Adnan...
Why Our Envied Free Press Is Well Worth Protecting ; Bob Satchwell Director of the Society of Editors
THE weary public are in for another bout of baffling conflict between Parliament and campaigners for controls on the Press on one side and newspapers on the other.After more than two years of the phone hacking saga, the Leveson inquiry into the behaviour...
Wife Killer Caught after Girl Raises Alarm at Supermarket ; Teen Witnessed Mum Being stabbedDad Jailed for Life for 'Horrifying' Crime
AMAN who killed his wife in front of his children was caught after the victim's teenage daughter told a supermarket worker of the murder. Krysztof Kindzierski, 40, stabbed Zaneta Kindzierska, 32, in a 'ferocious' attack at the home they shared.Manchester...
Wife Killer Caught after Girl Raises Alarm at Supermarket ; Teen Witnessed Mum Being stabbedDad Jailed for Life for 'Horrifying' Crime [Edition 3]
AMAN who killed his wife in front of his children was caught after the victim's teenage daughter told a supermarket worker of the murder. Krysztof Kindzierski, 40, stabbed Zaneta Kindzierska, 32, in a 'ferocious' attack at the home they shared.Manchester...
Willie Winged It to Seven Heaven ; How the Reds Legend Chanced His Arm with Bestie. Stuart Mathieson Reports
GEORGE Best had dazzled Wembley in United's 1968 European Cup win, scoring a sensational goal against Benfica.He was named Footballer of the Year and his Euro performances for the Reds would later see him become the Ballon D'Or winner as the top player...
Zeros to Heroes! ; How Nasri and Kolarov Have Come in from the Cold under Pellegrini
HAD things been different this summer, Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov might have been shown the exit at City.There was speculation that Nasri was being targeted to join the revolution at Paris Saint-Germain, and rumours that Kolarov was on Antonio...
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