Manchester Evening News

Articles from June 19, 2013

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CYGLER (RICHARD) Frank and Pat Cygler, Andrea, Barry, Caryn, David, Paul and Nicola, would like to thank all Relatives and Friends for their cards, flowers, Mass intentions and donations to Francis House in memory of Richard. It has been a great comfort...
Barca Connection ; United's Enthusiasm for Thiago Has Echoes of Their Pursuit of Xavi in 1999
UNITED identifying a young Barcelona playmaker to be the creative centre of the Reds midfield is nothing new. The Reds are keen on luring Thiago Alcantara from the Catalan giants this summer - and the player who is currently blocking his path at Barca...
Be Proud of Your Clubs, Alex Tells Saints and Reds
SALFORD Reds and Friday night's opponents St Helens slipped and slithered in the snow the last time they clashed back in March - and it's been a downhill slide for them ever since.Both clubs have had a turbulent season they will want to forget.Between...
Bolton and Rochdale in Historic Beginning [Edition 3]
BOLTON and Rochdale will be involved in special anniversary opening games to the new Football League season in August.Wanderers will kick-off their first full campaign under Dougie Freedman with a short trip to neighbours Burnley on August 3. And Rochdale...
Bolton Open with Derby Anniversary
BOLTON will be involved in a special anniversary opening to the new Football League season in August.Wanderers will kick-off their first full campaign under Dougie Freedman with a short trip to neighbours, Burnley.The game is one of sixtwo in each division-...
Broady Eyes SW19 Return ; Broady Wins Opening Wimbledon Qualifier, Writes Liv Lee
NAOMI Broady's bid to reach Wimbledon got off to a flying start yesterday, as she cruised to a straight sets win over Canadian Stephanie Dubois in the first qualifying round at Roehampton.The 23-year-old Stockport player was given wild cards for the main...
..But That's Not the End of His Reds Revolution
MARWAN Koukash will not quit and walk away from Salford Reds, despite his interest in buying Oldham Athletic.The horse racing magnate believes he has the financial clout and business acumen to successfully run both clubs, should he soon take charge at...
Chris Finally Gets His Spike Island Moment
ACTOR Chris Coghill has had a long wait to see his debut movie Spike Island hit the big screen, but it was treated to a red carpet premiere in his home city last night.The Shameless star penned his coming of age film four years ago, but was celebrating...
Co-Op Hit by Another Blow ; Moody's Downgrades Bank over Its Share Sale Bosses Claim to Have Expected Agency's Move
AFRESH blow was delivered to the beleaguered Co-operative Bank after its credit rating was downgraded again.Agency Moody's reacted to details of the Co-op's Pounds 1.5bn rescue plan by slashing its rating for a second time. The Manchester lender was...
Cyclists Saddling Up for Second City Centre Ride ; More Than 8,000 Are Expected to Turn outPlaces Still Available for Shorter Distances
THOUSANDS of cyclists are set to saddle up for a bike-friendly day pedalling around Manchester.Two-wheeled transport will take over the city for the Great Manchester Cycle, with roads including the Mancunian Way closed to cars on Sunday, June 30. The...
Dave Feels Young at Heart ; Arthur Albiston Says the New Reds Managerhas a Conveyor Belt of Talent at His Disposal
UNITED were doing holistic when the average man in the street didn't know it from a hole in the ground.Long before it was a football buzzword, brought to the soccer masses by the neighbours from across Manchester last month, Sir Matt Busby was the grandfather...
Hands Up Who Lost a Mobile at Parklife. ; Mountain of Misplaced Items Still to Be claimedFestival Revellers Are Urged to Be Patient
arrived - and not just because they spent all their money at the TEN days after the end of the Parklife festival police are still sifting through hundreds of lost items left behind at Heaton Park.Among several hundred items left behind at the festival...
Hero Diver Honoured for 16-Hour Bomb Op ; Dad-to-Be Defused Device Found in Ditch He Was Praised for Work in Afghanistan
BRAVE ceremony ADIVER who helped defuse a series of bombs in Afghanistan over 16 hours while under threat of attack has been honoured.Leading Diver Craig Waghorn, 29, was awarded a commendation for his exemplary performance and professionalism while...
How Moors Murderer Brady Hatched a Plot to Escape with Woman He Tried to Seduce ; Tribunal Told of Killer's Unusual Behaviour He Is Asking for a Transfer to Prison
MOORS Murderer Ian Brady hatched a secret plot to escape from a high-security hospital by giving money, clothes and his photograph to a woman visitor he tried to seduce, a mental health tribunal was told.Brady's personal clinician told a panel of experts...
Hunt for the VAT Fraudster Who Swindled Customs out of Pounds 880k ; He Went on the Run before Being sentencedClaimed He Supplied the Pakistan Navy
POLICE are searching for a fraudster who swindled more than Pounds 800,000 in VAT then went on the run before he was due to be sentenced.Mohammad Tanwir Khan, 58, of Heaton Mersey, Stockport, submitted 389 false invoices to Her Majesty's Revenue and...
In-Debt Cleaner Used Disabled Pensioner's Card to Book Holidays ; She Even Booked Them on Victim's Computer Thefts Totalled Pounds 5,000 but Thief Escapes Prison
AFORMER hairdresser who had fallen into debt used a 77-year-old wheelchair user's credit cards to pay for holidays for two friends.Cleaner Gemma Dalton, 24, made nine transactions totalling nearly Pounds 5,000 before her abuse of trust came to light.She...
Isco Is a Perfect Match for City ; Spanish Wonderkid Lights Up Under-21 Showpiece
CITY boss Manuel Pellegrini dismisses talk of 4-3-3 and 4-2-2-2 as 'telephone numbers' - and when you see his target Isco in action, you can see why.The 21-year-old prodigy helped to mastermind Spain's stunning 4- 2 triumph over Italy in the European...
Man, 40, in Murder Quiz as Mum's Body Found ; Shocked Neighbours Tell of Their Horror
AMAN was being quizzed on suspicion of murder last night after a mum-ofthree was found dead in her own home.The 40-year-old suspect - believed to be the victim's partner - was dramatically arrested on grassland less than half a mile from the scene.Eye-witnesses...
Man-Sized Task Ahead ; City's Chief Has Been Asked to Win Silverware and Thrillfans - but Promoting Youth Could Be His Toughest Job
MANUEL Pellegrini has been asked to deliver silverware and excitement at City next season.Even before the Chilean was officially announced as Roberto Mancini's successor, chief executive Ferran Soriano was already talking about freeflowing attacking...
Mark Really Shines for His Home Crowd ; REVIEWS
IT'S not often you see fans camping overnight outside The Ritz for a gig.But Take That heart-throb Mark Owen has that kind of impact on his ardent fans, all willing to do whatever it takes to get that plum spot on the front row right in his eyeline.Mark...
Marwan's Second Coming ; Salford Owner Koukash Is Poised to Take over Another Ailing North West Club in Football's Oldham Athletic
OLDHAM chairman Simon Corney believes Marwan Koukash is exactly what the club needs. M.E.N. Sport exclusively revealed yesterday that Salford City Reds owner Dr Koukash wants to buy the Latics.The horse-racing magnate, who saved the Super League side...
Officer Who a Shot Colleague during Training Had 'Reverted to Real Life' ; Two Officers in the Dock over His killingPolice Chief Admits Force Safety Breach
APOLICE officer was shot dead as he role-played a 'bad guy' in a firearms training exercise after a pal 'reverted to real life' and shot him in the chest, a trial heard.Pc Ian Terry died after being shot at 'near point blank range' with a pump action...
Police Chief Spots Blunder by G4S... and Posts Snap Online ; Security Bosses Left Red-Faced over Error Officers on Patrol to Highlight Insecurities
BOSSES at private security firm G4S were left redfaced - after a senior police officer tweeted photographs of one of their unlocked cars.Police chiefs said they were shocked by the discovery of the car, which was covered in the company's logo, parked...
Prince Helps Put Scots on Rocks!
A STUNNING unbeaten 98 from Ashwell Prince helped Lancashire end their Scottish hoodoo and boosted their bid to reach the YB40 semi- finals.Lightning are now second in Group B behind leaders Hampshire with four games left after their seven-wicket victory...
Rapist Jailed for Brutal Attack in Dead-End Street ; Victim Pounced on by Bins and Left on Ground Shamed Fiend Was 'Too Drunk to Remember'
ARAPIST who pounced on a woman after she became separated from pals on a night out has been jailed.Stuart Cleere, 30, attacked the 38-year-old woman by bins at Brazil Street, off Sackville Street, Manchester.He was linked to the attack by DNA, but claimed...
Red-Hot Robbie's Crowning Glory
FROM the opening strains of Let Me Entertain You, Robbie Williams has the Manchester audience in the palm of his hand.It's a sea of waving arms welcoming Robbie, arriving from the top of the stadium on a zipwire no less, back to the city where he last performed...
Scenes from Suburban Life ; Community Film Tells the History of Didsbury Group Now Has Funding to Make a Follow-Up
ARETIRED granddad has produced a film revealing the untold history of a Manchester suburb.Peter Gidman, 70, convinced Didsbury residents to don period costume and recreate air raid shelters for a film celebrating the district's history.The former consultant...
Science Museum Won't Close, Pledges Minister ; Hope as Funding Cuts Slashed by Five per Cent 40,000 Readers Sign Petition to Save Venue
THE Museum of Science and Industry will remain open, the government's culture minister has insisted. Culture minister Ed Vaizey claimed the landmark museum and its two sister sites in Yorkshire would 'not close'.The landmark museum, along with York's...
Scott's Eyes on Prize ; Bury's Ambitious Champ Is Gunning for Carl Frampton - but Wants Much More Besides
SCOTT Quigg has vowed not to let his career be defined by his rivalry with Carl Frampton.Interim WBA super bantamweight champion Quigg is desperate to take on his fellow Brit - but says his ambitions in the sport go much further than domestic bragging...
Scott's Eyes on Prize ; Bury's Ambitious Champ Is Gunning for Carl Frampton - but Wants Much More Besides [Edition 3]
SCOTT Quigg has vowed not to let his career be defined by his rivalry with Carl Frampton.Interim WBA super bantamweight champion Quigg is desperate to take on his fellow Brit - but says his ambitions in the sport go much further than domestic bragging...
Shaken Ex-Corrie Star in Mansion Raid Terror ; Actress Confronted by Thugs at Luxury Home Attack Hours after She Revealed Boyfriend Away
FORMER Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan was left shaken after being confronted by three armed men during a break-in at her mansion home. The 22-year-old suffered the ordeal after she confirmed on her Twitter profile that her City footballer boyfriend Scott...
Shopping Mall on Market for Pounds 20m ; Centre in Rochdale to Be Sold by Co-Op's CIS Sale Comes at Start of Town's Redevelopment
ATOWN centre shopping mall has been placed on the market with a Pounds 20m price-tag.The Exchange Shopping Centre, on Yorkshire Street, Rochdale, is owned by Co-operative Insurance Services and managed by AXA Real Estates.It is anchored by big-name retailers...
Spectacular Comeback? No Chance! ; A Shoulder Injury (and a 13-Year-Old Bowler) Have Put Paid to Flintoff 'S Return to Cricket for Good
ANDREW Flintoff has revealed he thought about coming out of retirement to play cricket again this season.After battling with injuries throughout his career, the former England and Lancashire all-rounder was forced to quit the game at the age of 32 after...
Staying Power ; Peter Moores in Lancs Pledge as He Vetoes Talk of a Move to Surrey
PETER Moores has ruled himself out of the vacant team director's job at Surrey, saying he still has unfinished business at Lancashire. The Red Rose coach has been linked with a move to The Kia Oval following the sacking of Chris Adams and first-team...
Stockport Move Is a Cracker for Jacobs
STOCKPORT County's new arrival Kyle Jacobs admitted it was a 'fairly easy' decision to join Ian Bogie's Edgeley Park revolution.The 26-year-old right-back put pen to paper with the Hatters last week following a spell with FC United of Manchester.The...
Swedish Match Added to Reds' Long Schedule
UNITED have added another game to their mammoth 24,500-mile pre- season schedule.The Reds will face AIK in Stockholm on August 6 as part of preparations for David Moyes' first full season in S charge.The match comes just seven days after United return...
Thousands Flock to Enjoy a Taste of the Country. ; Sun Stays Shining for Annual Agricultural Show Event Features Biggest Egg Contest in Britain
THOUSANDS descended on Cheshire for the north west's biggest agricultural show.Livestock and rare breeds - including the hugely popular red poll cow Tulip and her calf Aggie - kept visitors entertained at the Cheshire Show in Knutsford while a huge range...
Toothless Lions Given a Timely Alarm Call ; RUGBY UNION
WARREN Gatland admitted the British and Irish Lions had been given 'a reality check' after they lost their unbeaten Australia tour record.The Lions went down 14-12 to the Brumbies at Canberra Stadium, and there were few realistic complaints from a team...
Top Class! Failing School to Expand after Turnaround ; Staff Have Worked Hard Says headteacherNew Classroom Plan as Pupil Numbers Surge
ASCHOOL which dramatically improved its appalling classroom record is now in line to be expanded.Three years ago, St Anne's primary in Crumpsall was blasted as 'inadequate' by inspectors - who said it needed urgent improvement.The Catholic primary on...
Town Hall Rules on Pay-Offs Must Change
AS falls from grace go, he ripped up the rulebook - and probably shredded it too.When the banks collapsed five years ago, Fred Goodwin became a lightning rod for public disgust, the ultimate fat cat enjoying his cream.He wasn't hated just because he...
Victory for Pensioner Power as Police Move to Clean Up Piccadilly ; Arrests after Letter Complains of 'Lowlife' GMP Say They Will Carry out More Swoops
PENSIONER power has struck - and cleaned up Piccadilly Gardens. Police have launched a series of patrols of the city centre hotspot after some stern words from an outraged 74-year-old.The pensioner wrote to Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd to...
You CAN Get Out: Message of Hope to 'Locked-In' Mum ; Former Soldier Is Back to Full Life after Tragedy He Hopes to Inspire Other Syndrome Victims
AYOUNG mum with locked-in syndrome has been sent a message of hope from the other side of the world.Michelle Wheatley, 29, from Stockport, was left completely unable to move after she suffered a stroke while bathing her baby in 2008.Five years on after...
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