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Articles from April 23, 2014

A New Chapter in the History of India ; Dr Kailash Chand Vice Chair India-UK Forum
THE general election polling, to elect 543 members of the Indian parliament, started on the April 7 and will be completed by May 12.About 810m voters in a 1.2bn population can exercise their options in, arguably, the largest collective democratic exercise...
Artists Bring Amazing Story of Library to Book ; Tale of Building's History and Transformation Will Also Be Brought to Life in New Exhibition
ANEW exhibition and book have been launched capturing the history and refurbishment of Manchester's Central Library and Town Hall.Manchester 'artist in residence' Dan Dubowitz has raided the city's archives and been given behind the scenes access to...
A Wasted Opportunity ; VIEWPOINTS
MANCHESTER City could have walked the FA Cup this year. Instead, on Cup Dinal day, I, the players and staff and a million supporters will be sitting miserably at home.Why? Because our manager decided to play a near reserve team against Wigan in the quarter...
Bus-Ticket Mystic Is Taking Us for a Ride, Say NHS Chiefs ; 'Reiki Distance Healing'adverts Have Got NOTHING to Do with Us, Insists GP Surgery
AMYSTIC healer who claims she is a 'divinely gifted psychic priestess' has had 250,000 adverts printed on bus tickets that falsely link her to a Manchester NHS surgery.Mystic Eli has had the adverts printed on the back of bus tickets in Manchester that...
CHEF SERVES UP A ROW ON Pounds 4K 'WASTED FOOD' ; Documentary Scenes Showing Meals Being Thrown Away After'trial Run'spark Anger
THE second episode in the hotly-contested documentary Restaurant Wars took place this week, but the biggest battle was not between rival eateries, but chef Aiden Byrne versus Twitter users.A legion of Twitter users criticised the Manchester House chef for...
'Circus Comes to Town and Our Park Becomes a Bog' ; Angry Residents Say Rain-Soddened Fields Have Been Damaged by Trucks and Vans
ANGRY residents say they can no longer walk their dogs or play football after a circus turned their local park into a bog.When Circus Funtasia rolled out of Cringle Park in Levenshulme it left the ground all churned up.Now people living nearby have been...
Cross Joins the Cheshire Set
FORMER Lancashire wicketkeeper Gareth Cross says he is not using his forthcoming spell in Minor Counties Cricket with Cheshire as a springboard back into the professional game.Although the 29-yearold has not ruled out a return to county cricket, he has...
E-Cig Brand VIP Sold to US Buyers in Pounds 30m Deal ; Radcliffe-Based VIP Electronic Cigarette Is Snapped Up Less Than Five Years after Launching
AN E-cigarette firm based in Greater Manchester has been sold to an American firm for more than Pounds 30m.VIP Electronic Cigarette, based in Radcliffe, was bought by Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation nearly five years after being founded by...
Firemen in Probe over Plane Ticket Payment
TWO senior firefighters are under investigation for using Pounds 175 of brigade cash to help a grieving workmate, the M.E.N. can reveal.Paul Etches and Kevin O'Connor were quizzed yesterday about the payment and a decision on whether they will be disciplined...
Foal Is Nearly Swept Away after River Fall
AFOAL was rescued from a river by fire crews after it fell down a 7ft bank.The young horse had been let out of its stable in Rochdale into a nearby field, which has the River Roch running through it, and unwittingly ran straight off the embank-k ment...
GIGGSY IS OUR SPECIAL ONE! ; ALL CHANGE FORMER TEAM?MATE BELIEVES LEGEND RYAN HAS THEqualities to Eventually Lead United
James RYAN Giggs has four games to cement his position as United manager in waiting.Installed as interim following the sacking of David Moyes this is a chance for the midfielder to make an impression on Old Trafford's power brokers as well as supporters....
Health Warning Health Warning as Seizure of as Seizure of 'Bodybuilder 'Bodybuilder Drugs' Rockets ; Confiscation of Steroids Has Doubled in One Year, with Experts Saying It's a Sign of Pressure on Young Men
HEALTH expert has warned of an off-thescale demand for 'bodybuilder drugs' in Greater Manchester.Police made 1,488 seizures of steroids across the region last year - almost double the previous year's total of 799.So-called 'needle shots' of steroids...
Howzat for the Wet Look Jimmy?
RICKET star CAnderson is aiming to make a splash in the fashion world with his first range of menswear.And he's certainly done that with his first smouldering photo shoot for the range, in which he's pictured dripping wet in a swimming pool in the clothes.Lancashire...
I DID IT FOR A DARE, SAYS 14.YEAR.OLD SEX BEAST ; Teenager Threatened to Kill and Rape Women in String of Attacks near University
APROLIFIC sex offender who targeted women around Manchester University says he did it for a 'dare'.The child preyed on women in a string of attacks over 50 days, sometimes punching and threatening to rape or kill them.Many victims were attacked as they...
I DREAD THE CHOP, BUT IT'S FOR A GOOD CAUSE ; Cancer Survivor Stacey Is Feeling Nervous about Cutting off Her Hair for Charity
ACANCER survivor is celebrating 10 years free from the disease by cutting off her dreadlocks for charity.Stacey Barlow, 27, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when she was 17, is raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.The fundraiser's hair will...
Influx of Patients Sees Hospital Miss A&E Targets ; Closure of Neighbouring Unit Is Blamed for Knock-On Effect on Waiting Times at Wythenshawe
WYTHENSHAWE hospital's A&E department is consistently failing to hit waiting time targets as it struggles to cope with an influx of patients from Trafford.The unit has not managed to see the target 95 per cent of patients within four hours for more than...
JUNAID RETURNS TO LANCS ; Lightning Bolster Bowling Attack as They Re-Sign Pakistan Pace Star Khan in a Bid for Twenty20 Glory
LANCASHIRE have fought off interest from other counties to re- sign Junaid Khan for their Twenty20 campaign this summer.The Pakistan bowler had a successful spell with the Red Rose in 2011 when he helped them to T20 finals day with some stunning death bowling.Since...
King Louis Is a Perfect Fit to Help Reds Reign Again
LOUIS van Gaal helped rubberstamp Sir Alex Ferguson's conviction that a youth revolution was a must at United in 1995.The Reds boss was pondering on a controversial switch in his thinking and contemplating breaking up his '94 'Dream Team'.The Class of...
Koukash Tight-Lipped about Identity of Overseas Target
SALFORD Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash is set to sign a major international overseas star in the next 48 hours.This potential highprofile signing is in addition to Salford's alleged ongoing interest in another top Kiwi star Benji Marshall, according...
LETS RENT HAS Pounds 2M PROFIT GOAL IN ITS SIGHTS ; Online Business Targets Fresh Growth Spurt after Securing Pounds 100,00 Crowd Fund Boost
AN online property letting business hopes to grow profits to Pounds 2m after securing a cash boost.Manchester's Lets Rent is a cloud-based online letting service aimed at both landlords and tenants.It advertises homes on major websites including Rightmove, Zoopla,...
Missed Chances Cost Trotters, but Spark City Party
BOLTON.........................0 LEICESTER CITY.........1 LLOYD Dyer's thunderbolt ensured Leicester will take their place at football's top table next season as Championship winners.Nine years after Chelsea secured their first Premier League title on...
PELLE: TITLE RACE WILL GO THE WIRE ; City Boss Has Learned Lesson from 2012 and Believes There Will Be a Twist
SUNDAY'S big Premier League double bill is being built up as THE decisive day of the title race.And, if leaders Liverpool beat Chelsea, and City lose at Crystal Palace, the Merseysiders will be just one point away from clinching the crown.But Blues boss...
Put out the Flags! TV Crew Damage Hall Paving Stones ; THIS Is the Strapline Production Bosses for BBC Show Apologise and Promise to Carry Our Repairs in Grounds of Historic HALL
THE grounds of an historic hall have been damaged by a crew filming a TV drama.Abney Hall in Cheadle is being used as a set for the BBC's Our Zoo about the Mottershead family who founded Chester Zoo in the 1930s.Yorkshire flagstones surrounding the Grade...
Reds Need Twbecwmw a Star Attractiwn Again
UNITED'S summer transfer landscape has shifted - and it is a far more appealing vista for the Reds fans.Twelve months ago, David Moyes was working on new additions for Everton with Goodison chairman Bill Kenwright.At the beginning of May, when he learned...
Residents Salute Margaret the First
GREAT gran who was among Wythenshawe's very first residents has died after living in the same house for 73 years.Margaret Gill was a pioneer of the wartime housing overspill from Manchester's industrial heyday, and the first person to live on the Crossacres...
TRAGIC PAIR TOOK DRUG BY MISTAKE ; Coroner's Warning after Couple Died from Taking Pills Thought to Have Killed 16 People in Last Three Years
ACORONER has warned against the danger of party drugs after the deaths of two women.Rachel Clayton, 34, and Emma Speed, 30, were found dead on April 7 last year after consuming Paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA), apparently believing the drug was Ecstasy.Their...
United Got What They Deserved for Failing to Get Jose
OF the catalogue of mistakes made by United in the immediate aftermath of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, the biggest was deciding not to pursue the man most qualified to succeed him.They dropped the mother of all clangers in failing to appoint Jose...
Wanred List Gets a Little Shorter
EP Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have both ruled themselves out of the race to be United's new boss, further clearing the way for Louis van Gaal's expected appointment as the permanent successor to David Moyes.Bayern boss Guardiola has long been touted...
Who Knows How to Win the Big Prizes
AMONG the more interesting stories about Louis van Gaal is the one where he shut himself away in a monastery for a month following his appointment as coach of Bayern Munich.While there, monks taught him German - but it wasn't long before Bavaria was...
WONDER DRUG'S GIVEN ME EXTRA 4 YEARS BUT NHS WON'T PAY FOR IT ; Health Chiefs Say They Can't Afford Pounds 90k-per-Patient Treatment Pioneered at the Christie
AMUM whose life has been prolonged for more than FOUR years by a new cancer drug has criticised a decision not to make it available on the NHS.Emma Barnes said those making the ruling for NHS rationing body NICE 'would think differently' if it was someone...
WOUNDED PACE IS HOPING TO DRAW FRESH BLOODS! ; One Win and 182 Goals Conceded, but Droylsden Boss Vows to Carry on Battling to Keep the Club Alive
AVE Pace is smiling."Ask me if I'd do it again," he laughs. "I'm not so sure I would."That he retains a sense of humour is, in itself, an achievement.This is the man who owns and manages Droylsden. Droylsden who have lost 41, drawn three and won just...
Write Us off at Your Danger
SAINTS' bubble has not burst - trust me. I guess everyone, especially in Wigan, is hoping it has following two Easter defeats, including the Good Friday loss to the Warriors at Langtree Park, but it's just a blip.We are hurting, we are bound to be especially...
ZABA SALUTES BLUES' WOUNDED WARRIORS ; Argentine Inspiration on How Blues'title Chasers Have Been Playing through Pain Barrier
PABLO Zabaleta has revealed how some players have been playing through the pain barrier to keep City's title dream alive.David Silva is out for at least a fortnight after aggravating an ankle injury, skipper Vincent Kompany has battled on with a knee problem...
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