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Articles from April 25, 2013

'Abuse' Concerns at Jail for Juveniles ; Complaints of Officers Abusing Youths 'credible'Fight or Assault Takes Place 'Almost Every Day'
THE level of violence inside Europe's largest juvenile jail was criticised by prison inspectors in a report.A fight or assault takes place 'almost every day' at Hindley Youth Offenders' Institution, with some incidents judged to be 'very serious', prison...
An American Dream for N Brown's Sales ; Retailer Sees Revenues in America Surge 75pc to Pounds 8monline Sales Grow 15pc to Delight of Its Retiring Boss
SURGING web sales and expansion into America has driven a year of revenue and profit growth at home shopping group N Brown.In the year to March 2, the Manchester firm reported its fastest rate of revenue growth since 2009.Sales were up six per cent at...
BIG WEEKEND at PRIDE HAS THE X FACTOR
MANCHESTER Pride bosses have revealed the first star acts to join the musical lineup for this year's Big Weekend.And it's good news for X Factor fans as both Rylan Clark and Lucy Spraggan (pictured below) will perform.The Diary is also pleased to hear...
BLUE BONANZA ; City Prepare to Splash Cash over the Summer to Win Back Title
CITY will launch an Pounds 80m-plus summer spending spree aimed at wrenching the Premier League title back off United.ing on a list of targets - including Gareth Bale (far right), Edinson Cavani (centre), The Blues are currently working on a list of...
BLUE BONANZA ; City Prepare to Splash Cash over the Summer to Win Back Title [City Region Edition 3]
CITY will launch an Pounds 80m-plus summer spending spree aimed at wrenching the Premier League title back off United.ing on a list of targets - including Gareth Bale (far right), Edinson Cavani (centre), The Blues are currently working on a list of...
BLUE BONANZA ; City Prepare to Splash Cash over the Summer to Win Back Title [Edition 3]
CITY will launch an Pounds 80m-plus summer spending spree aimed at wrenching the Premier League title back off United.ing on a list of targets - including Gareth Bale (far right), Edinson Cavani (centre), The Blues are currently working on a list of...
Bowdon Target Salvation
HOCKEY Bowdon Hightown will hope to save a disappointing season on Saturday with victory over Clifton in the Investec Women's Cup, writes PHIL JONES.Hightown eventually reached the Nottingham showpiece with a 2-0 victory over Buckingham in their weather-delayed...
Bride-to-Be on Banned Tanning Jabs Was Killed by Heart Failure ; Sunbed Shop Death Not Linked to Injections 25st Woman Died of Natural Causes, Jury Rules
ABRIDE-to-be found collapsed in a sunbed shop died of a heart failure not linked to injecting herself with banned tanning jabs, an inquest jury ruled.Jenna Wilson-Vickers, 26, had apparently been taking the injections for weeks before being found unconscious...
Burning Bright - Super Star Reveals Its Secrets ; Giant 'Sun' Is 650 Light Years Away from Earth New Images to Help University Scientists
ASTRIKING new image of one of our sun's nearest neighbours could help explain how matter is released into space.The image of Betelgeuse - a red 'supergiant' which is 1,000 times larger than our sun - is about 650 light years away and can only be seen...
County Weigh Up Their Options to Go Part-Time
STOCKPORT County's players will know by the weekend whether they're going to be part-time or full-time footballers following the drop into Conference North, writes GAVIN BROWNE.Vice-chairman Spencer Fearn and manager Ian Bogie will meet tonight and decide...
Crown Prince RVP Mirrors Eric's Impact ; Pallister on the Striking Echoes between Cantona and Van Persie
UNITED'S 2013 title win bears some striking similarities to Sir Alex Ferguson's first 20 years ago. A hangover from the previous season's hurt and a talisman audaciously snatched from a rival. The big key in both title tales was the latter.The 1993 breakthrough...
Dad Refuses to Hand over Keys to Demolition-Threatened Home ; House Is on Site of Planned Airport hangarTenant Says He Needs More Time to Pack Up
ADAD has refused to hand over the keys to a property which is due to be demolished as part of airport hangar plans - saying he needs more time to arrange his departure.Peter Johnson's home, on Hasty Lane, Hale Barns, is one of two properties due to be...
Dear All, We're Having a Great Time in Manchester. Wish You Were Here! ; Saucy Postcards Promote City paradeSeaside-Theme Bid to Pull in Tourists
THEY'RE the saucy rays of sunshine that brightened up a million holidays. And now the traditional seaside postcard has been revived to create a brand new destination - Manchester-on-Sea - as away of promoting the annual Manchester Day parade through...
Don't Give Me Grief over My Dogs' Doings ; OPINION«9 Ailsa Cranna MITHERED OF MONTON
THERE have been several stories in our papers this week about the continuing saga of irresponsible dog owners not cleaning up after their pets, and councils having to employ get-tough wardens.People are rightly angry. It never was, or will be acceptable,...
'Drunken' Driver Refused to Take Breath Test after Police Car Crash
A 'DRUNKEN' motorist crashed into the back of a police car - then drove away at speed.Clair Meara, 27, refused to take a breathalyser test after she was arrested 'in a drunken state' 20 minutes after the crash, a court was told.But Manchester magistrates...
Dyson Set for Korean Event ; Bowdon Golfer Set to Tee off despite US Withdrawals
SIMON DYSON will tee off in the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea today despite the withdrawal of two top American players citing tensions on the Korean peninsula.Dustin Johnson and Zach Johnson withdrew from the event on Monday due to what tournament...
Eagles Won't Be Flying the Nest Just Yet
Chris Eagles admits rumours about his future have been 'CHRIS Eagles admits rumours about his future have been 'upsetting' but Bolton's top scorer has good news for the fans.Eagles has recently been linked with a move to new Championship winners, Cardiff...
Farewell to Tragic Jade after Community Rallies Round to Raise Cash for Her Funeral
THE funeral of tragic Jade Anderson will be held tomorrow after a community raised thousands to help her cash-strapped family.Tragic Jade, 14, was savaged by a pack of dogs as she visited a friend's house in Atherton, near Wigan.Police shot dead four...
Gold Trafford's First ; in the Second Part of Our Series, Stuart Mathieson Recounts the Story of United's 1910-11 Champions
OLD Trafford has saluted 19 of United's title-winning sides and the first to be won with the famous stadium as their HQ came in 1911 when the Reds established themselves as arguably the best side of the Edwardian era.Under the astute stewardship of Boltonian...
Hero Hogg Helps Repay the Red Rose Faith
KYLE Hogg admitted he felt pressure not to let Lancashire down after being given the new ball with Jimmy Anderson on the opening day of their LV= County Championship match with Kent at Emirates Old Trafford.And he certainly didn't, claiming 3-32 as the...
Hitman Backs Murray Upset ; Ricky Believes There'll Be a Big Shock in Buenos Aires
RICKY Hatton reckons Martin Murray is set to shock the boxing world in Buenos Aires next weekend.Murray faces the fight of his life as he takes on Argentinian superstar Sergio Martinez in the Velez Sarsfield football stadium.And Hatton, who promotes...
Hundreds Line Streets for Farewell to Hero Soldier ; 'Kindest' Son Killed in Afghanistan Attack Colonel Leads Tributes to 'Fantastic' Colleague
MORE than 1,000 people lined the streets to say goodbye to a 'kind' soldier who was the 'life and soul of the party'.Shopkeepers closed their shutters and mourners took to the streets of Handforth, near Wilmslow, to pay their respects to Lance Corporal...
Hunter in for the Kill ; American Trainer Looks to the Animal Kingdom to Help Khan Become a World Champ Again
VIRGIL Hunter bristles at the suggestion that he has been enlisted to turn Amir Khan into a defensive fighter.Spend a short time in the American's company and it is clear that he is obsessed with attack.During our conversation he references everything...
I Trusted Him ... I Didn't Think He'd Harm Her ; Mum's Evidence at Boyfriend Murder Trial
AMUM told how she jetted home from a holiday in New York to find her 23-month-old daughter dying in hospital.Sophie Archer was just hours into a five-day break to celebrate her 21st birthday when she was told her daughter Roxie had been injured at home.She...
It's 'No Deal' as Co-Op Withdraws Pounds 750m Bid for Lloyds Branches ; 'Some Things You Win, Some You Lose' Says Boss Move Said Not to Be in Company's Best Interests
THE Co-op has walked away from a Pounds 750m deal to buy more than 600 bank branches from Lloyds, saying the move was not in the best interests of its members.The Manchester mutual, also in the process of selling-off its life and pensions insurance arms,...
'I've Just Done Him' Creg' Told His Friend after Shooting ; Co-Accused Tells of 'Agitated' Phone Call
DALE Cregan told a friend he had 'just done' his rival David Short minutes after a gun-and-grenade murder, a court heard.The 29-year-old denies murdering Short, 46, and his son Mark, 23, as part of a feud between two families.But his long-time friend...
Jazzie's Clothes Have Real Soul
THE fashion brand of Soul II Soul music star Jazzie B has come Back To Life - with a new range of tops in posh shop Harvey Nichols.Jazzie headed to Manchester last night to launch the collection, based on the classic 'Funki Dred' image of the band who...
Landmark 'Sisters' Bite Dust after Half a Century ; Bitter-Sweet Time as Tower Blocks demolishedLong-Term Residents Tell of Mixed Memories
TOWERING over Old Trafford, the Seven Sisters may look like just another set of old council housing blocks - but to their first residents 50 years ago, they felt like paradise.Built in the 1960s as part of a project to clear Manchester's slums, the towers...
Liam: I've No Plans to Move on to NRL
LIAM Farrell - Super League's next big superstar - has revealed he is not in a hurry to jump on the NRL bandwagon.The highly-rated Wigan backrower has just penned a new five-year deal with his hometown club and is not looking beyond this.Farrell, 22,...
Lifeline Shop That Lets Starving Families Eat ; Not-for-Profit Store Sells Food below Cost Price Surge in Numbers Hit by the Credit Crunch
ASHOP has been set up to help families beat the credit crunch - selling every day essentials at below cost price.The shop in Cheetham Hill was started by not-for-profit company Big Life Group - with everything from eggs, teabags and breakfast cereal...
Longsight Lad Set to Hit Big Time ; Draft the Next Chapter of Remarkable Story
TONIGHT the cream of America's gridiron talent will find out where their future lies when the first round of the NFL draft takes place in Radio City, New York. There will be the usual suspects - the quarterback born with a ball in his hands, the wide...
McCarthy Ignoring United Rumours
JAMES McCarthy is ignoring talk of a summer move to champions United to concentrate on keeping Wigan in the Premier League.The 22-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder is aware that the Reds are reportedly the latest to join the lengthening list of topflight...
Mexican Promises a Brawl for Amir
JULIO Diaz is ready to go to war with Amir Khan.The Mexican has warned his British rival to expect a brawl at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena on Saturday night.Two-time world lightweight champion Diaz believes that is his best chance of 'shocking the world'...
Modern Tech. It's All Geek to Me! ; DENISE WELCH Follow Denise on Twitter: @REALDENISEWELCH
IN THE week that a four-year-old is said to be seeing a psychologist for iPad addiction I would like to issue a formal request for technology to stop advancing now. Please!As a confirmed technophobe I would like to see a return to the days when a telephone...
My Mum Almost Died in Care Home Burns Horror ; Woman, 82, Suffered Life-Threatening Injuries Daughter Slams Pounds 12K Fine after Fall on Heater
THE daughter of an elderly woman who suffered serious burns in an incident at her care home has spoken of the 'devastating' impact it has had on her mother's life.Phyllis Cornes, 82, who has dementia, was left with lifethreatening injuries after she...
New Boy Zagar's out to Be Long-Term Ace ; Slovenian No 1 Here to Stay with Belle Vue
ANEW star is rising at Belle Vue. Matej Zagar, their Slovenian No 1, is capturing the hearts of the home fans as he settles in at Kirkmanshulme Lane on his return to British racing.And the 30-year-old showed it's a two-way affair by insisting he isn't...
On Parade, It's 1-0 to City ; Figures Revealed for 2011 Victory Parades Five Times as Many Blues Fans Turned Out
THE streets of Manchester could witness a repeat of May 2011 with United and City parading the league and FA Cup trophies next month. But Reds fans have some way to go to outnumber their Blues rivals this time around, according to new figures obtained...
Parents Raise Pounds 100k in Memory of Tragic Son ; Schoolboy Alex Died from Cancer Aged Just 11 Mum and Dad Set Up Foundation in His Name
ACOUPLE who lost their young son to cancer have raised almost Pounds 100,000 to fund research into the disease. Alex Hulme was just 11 when he was diagnosed with non- Hodgkin lymphoma and died six months later. Despite their grief, parents Dave and Nicola...
Pervert Caught on Facebook ; Schoolboy Victim, 15, Ran Away from Home His Mum Discovered Several Online Messages
ASEX offender was exposed after a mum found explicit Facebook messages he had sent to her teenage son.The 15-year-old boy twice ran away from home and went to stay with Ryan Davies, who plied him with expensive gifts and cannabis.When his mum checked...
Ratner to Speak at Our Business Awards Night ; Former Jewellery Chain Boss to Talk about His Life Deadline Approaches for Entries to Contest
BUSINESSMAN Gerald Ratner has been revealed as the speaker at this year's MEN Business of the Year Awards.The former jewellery tycoon, who famously criticised his own company's products, nearly leading to its collapse, will take to the stage at the event,...
Shame of Law Expert Who Drank to Mark End of Trial ; Woman Was Found Slumped over wheelColleague Blamed for Topping Up Drinks
ALEGAL executive has been banned from the road - after she was caught nearly three times over the drink-drive limit.Diane Conway, 40, was arrested after she had gone out to celebrate the end of a long trial at Manchester Crown Court.She was found slumped...
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Manchester United steal City's day to parade the FA Cup on an open-top bus Does any normal supporter actually care when the teams hold their celebration. Some of the comments from both sides beggar belief. The constant reference to areas of origin are...
Title Will Fuel Red Desire Says Evans ; Hunger for Success Means Future Is Bright Third Premier League Medal for Defender
JONNY Evans can see a bright future ahead for new champions United.While Evans will be getting his hands on a third Premier League title medal when the trophy is handed out after the final home game of the season against Swansea on May 12, others will...
Together We Will Succeed ; AMATEUR FOOTBALL NEWS FROM AROUND THE PARKS
RARELY has Manchester FA experienced such contrasting highs and lows in one weekend.From soaring in the FA County Youth Cup final and seeing the trophy snatched from our grasp by Bedfordshire, to three reported instances of abhorrent behaviour in this...
Tyke That Says Clark ; Lancashire Youngster First Englishman to Smash Six Sixes in One Over
LANCASHIRE'S Jordan Clark has joined an elite band of cricketers by smashing a stunning six sixes in just one over.It is thought the big-hitting 22-year-old is the first Englishman to complete the feat in professional cricket and is only the fifth in...
Up Our Salary Cap! ; Reds Owner's Plea to Help Stem Exodus of Players Down Under
SALFORD Reds owner Marwan Koukash says Super League's Pounds 1.8m salary cap must be substantially increased to help stem the drain of English talent to the Australian NRL.Koukash also believes an increase would boost the chances of Super League clubs...
We're Innocent, Say Men in Debenhams-Rape Trial
TWO men accused of raping a 14-year-old boy in the toilets at Debenhams have protested their innocence.Abdelkader El-Janabi 55, is alleged to have targeted a boy using urinals at Manchester's Arndale Centre and coerced him into coming with him to the...
Wigan Equipped to Cope with Talent Drain ; BOARDROOM BANTER
FIVE Wigan players in the next seven years will possibly decide to play in the Australian NRL, but we do not see this as a negative.The development of top-class talent and recruitment at Wigan is an on-going process.I feel that rugby league right now...
Yaya Will Get Title Back ; 'My Only Sadness Is That I Won't Be Here to Help My Brother restorePremier League Glory to Etihad,' Says Departing Kolo
KOLO Toure is backing 'little' brother Yaya to fire City back to glory. But the Blues defender confirmed that he will not be here to share more title joy with his sibling, as he will move on in the summer.Kolo's current contract expires at the end of...
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