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Articles from November 14, 2013

A Ballet for the Modern Age ; REVIEWS
LOTS of people couldn't accept the male swans,' says Matthew Bourne.Recounting the fledgling days of his Swan Lake project, the now multi-Tony and Olivier winner tells of how people assumed it would be a 'send up' of the story, with 'men in drag', in...
A Grave Duty for Old Soldier Who Keeps Cemetery Tidy ; Mayor Arranges a Special Thank You
AMILITARY veteran who looks after the graves of more than 40 old soldiers was given a helping hand this Remembrance Sunday.Ron Andrew, 83, has tended to the plots at Hyde cemetery for years, after finding one neglected while visiting family graves. Since...
Ambulance Crew 'Did Not Spot Fatal Stab Wound' ; Paramedics Thought Victim Was Hit by a Car Only Realised He Had Been Knifed at Hospital
AMBULANCE chiefs have admitted paramedics failed to spot the stab wound that caused the death of a teenager.It was initially thought Zain Sailsman, who was treated for cardiac arrest, had been hit by a car in a village near Macclesfield, Cheshire. But...
Better Late Than Never ; Former Blues Starlet Finally Gets Winner's Tankard for His Part in 1986 FA Youth Cup Triumph Thanks to Authors
ANDY Thackeray was denied his big moment in City's history 27 years ago by a cruel FA ruling.But the former Blues starlet finally got his just reward for his part in the 1986 FA Youth Cup triumph, as he finally picked up a winner's tankard at a special...
Boy, 7, Forced to Miss School for Six Weeks ; Application for School Bus Held upCouncil Blames a Backlog for Delay
ABOY with autism had to miss six weeks of school after his application for school transport got stuck in a backlog.Keaton Jackson, seven, has a place at a special school - but has missed most of the first half of this term after a council delay in processing...
Boy, 7, Forced to Miss School for Six Weeks ; Application for School Bus Held upCouncil Blames a Backlog for Delay [Edition 3]
ABOY with autism had to miss six weeks of school after his application for school transport got stuck in a backlog.Keaton Jackson, seven, has a place at a special school - but has missed most of the first half of this term after a council delay in processing...
Dickinson Hoping to Make Lasting Return
IT may not have been a dream return but there was no doubt Liam Dickinson was just glad to be back playing at the weekend, writes GAVIN BROWNE.Stockport's prodigal son came off the bench for his second coming during the second half of the Hatters' 4-1...
Donaldson Taking Race Step by Step
GOLF Jamie Donaldson will have to finish at least second at the DP World Tour Championship this week to win the Race to Dubai, writes ROB DAWSON. Donaldson, from Macclesfield, finished second at the Turkish Airlines Open last week to put himself in contention...
Facebook Ban for PC Who Was Not Very PC ; He Said Teen 'May like Being Touched' but Online Fans Call for His Return
APOLICEMAN has been barred from using a neighbourhood team's Facebook account after he joked about how a teen suspect may enjoy being 'touched' by officers.The status update posted by Pc Tom Leyden on the Irlam and Cadishead police team's page was taken...
Family Tragedy of Son and Mum in 'Murder-Suicide' ; Pensioner's Other Boy Died a Year Ago Police 'Not Looking for Anyone Else'
THE mother and son found dead in a suspected murder-suicide had been beset by tragedy, the M.E.N. has learned. Stephen Dohoney is thought to have killed his elderly mum Olwen, who he cared for, before hanging himself in their home in Woodhouse Park,...
Farmer Faces Animal Ban after RSPCA Forced to Put Down Sheep ; Pensioner Claims He Could Be 'Ruined' [City Region]
AFARMER who has kept sheep for 50 years is facing financial ruin after the RSPCA put down two of his animals - and called for his entire stock to be confiscated.Harry Nunn, 71, from Stockport, was hauled before magistrates after officers from the charity...
Fashion's Starry Night
FFlyoaks son elling ASHION designer Zeynep Kartal got her debut collection off to a starry start - with Hollyoaks beauties Nikki Sanderson and Gemma Merna modelling at her Manchester launch.lux-ury Manchester-based Zeynep has previously worked with another...
Feeling Better for a Change in Focus
IT feels great to get a solid win with a good team performance in front of our fans on our home court.PlymouthS have made a good start to their season and were the favourites before the game.From the outset we used our defence to establish ourselves...
From TV Studios to the Christmas Markets
SOME may wonder what gives the Manchester Christmas Markets that extra sparkle.The answer lies with Dave Palmer, who brings his wealth of experience as a TV studio set maker to transform Manchester city centre into a winter wonderland.Dave has worked...
Great Scott Will Make Me Feel Proud as Punch ; ... and Leading Quigg out at the Arena as a World Champion Will Be Just the Start
BIG time boxing is back in Manchester - and I predict it is here to stay. Next week the eyes of the world will be on one of the most anticipated fights of year when world super middleweight champion Carl Froch takes George Groves.I know that neither...
Greenest Building in the World Is Opened ; New Co-Op HQ 'Is Most Eco-friendly'Queen to Attend the Official Opening
The Co-operative Group's Pounds 100m new office has been declared the most environmentally friendly building in the world - ahead of its official opening by the Queen today. One Angel Square achieved the highest ever eco rating for a building by BREEAM,...
Help Make Lapland Wish Come True for Ill Children ; Charity Provides Trips and Events
WISH Upon A Star Stockport has been making hundreds of dreams come true for 16 years. Now it hopes to be a popular Wish List choice for your tokens. It has fulfilled the wishes of children with life threatening and terminal illnesses through its own...
Historic Mill Is Centre Stage as Drama Returns ; Second Series of Hit TV Drama Being Filmed Programme Helped Visitor Numbers Soar
ATV drama based on a historic mill is returning for a second series.The Mill tells the story of Quarry Bank Mill in Styal, Cheshire, its former owners the Gregg family and the hundreds of apprentices who worked there. The first series shown on Channel...
Johnson Handed a Blast from Dons
LEE Johnson has revealed he got an ear-bashing from MK Dons boss Karl Robinson after successfully asking for Saturday's League One clash to be postponed.The Oldham boss contacted the FA after fringe trio Carl Winchester, Kirk Millar and Edijs Joksts...
Jones Is Roy's Mr Flexible
UNITED'S Phil Jones feels his versatility can only help his England World Cup dream.The 21-year-old has this season been utilised in both his prefered central-defensive role and also as a holding midfielder by new Reds boss David Moyes.Jones impressed...
Jurors Weep at 999 Call ; Man Charged with Killing Family of Four Murders 'Followed Row over Business Deal'
MEMBERS of a jury in the trial of a businessman accused of murdering a Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer and his family in their home wept as a harrowing 999 call was played in court. Anxiang Du, 54, is accused of stabbing to death lecturer Jifeng...
Lancs Forced to Cast the Net ; Aussie Star Confirms He's Hanging Up His Bat
LANCASHIRE must turn to plan B for their overseas player next season following Simon Katich's decision to retire from the game.As revealed in yesterday's M.E.N. Sport, the former Australian Test batsman - who played a key role in helping the Red Rose...
Lesbians Sue after Hospital 'Refuses Them IVF' ; Couple 'Told It Was Because of Sexuality' NHS Rules Say They Could Get Funding
ALESBIAN couple are taking legal action against the NHS after claiming they were turned down for fertility treatment because of their sexuality. The women say they were told separately by a nurse and a doctor at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester that...
Lighten Up and Join in the Fun. It's Nearly Xmas, Honest. ; Is It Too Early to Put Your Lights up?Oh No It's Not, Says One Grandmother
AGRANDMOTHER famed for her Christmas lights displays says it is never too early to switch them on.We may only be in mid-November but in Greater Manchester houses fully decked out in no-expense spared fairy lights and decorations are already appearing...
Local Swim Hopefuls Hit by Funding Blow
SWIMMING Coaches Sean Kelly and Mark Rose insist their swimmers won't suffer hardship over the governing body's controversial new funding programme, writes TREVOR BAXTER.Of 62 athletes named in British Swimming's Podium and Podium Potential squads to...
Memorial Fund for Tragic Gas Blast Boy Raises Pounds 25k in a Year ; Tot Was Killed as He Watched Television Parents Want to Buy Play Equipment for Park
AMEMORIAL fund set up to honour gas blast toddler Jamie Heaton has raised almost Pounds 25,000 in just 12 months. Parents Kenny and Michelle launched the appeal in memory of the two-year-old who was killed last June when an explosion tore through his...
Mighty Mac Is Set for Wigan ; Scotland Supremo Lined Up for Warriors Position
SCOTLAND coach Steve McCormack is set to join the Wigan Warriors coaching staff after the World Cup.McCormack's success with Scotland has greatly impressed Wigan bosses who want him to work with and develop the club's scholarship players.Steve, a Wigan...
Moyes Has Got Roo All Fired Up ; How United - and England - Have Cause to Thank Old Trafford's New Scottish Supremo
NOT for the first time, English football finds itself indebted to a Scotsman who plies his trade at Old Trafford.Sir Alex Ferguson insists he could never have taken the England job, no matter how determined the FA's attempts to lure him.Yet the national...
Moyes Set for Window Shopping ; United's Recent Revival in Fortunes Doesn't Hide the Fact That the New Old Trafford Boss Still Needs to Spend in January
THE immediate issue for David Moyes is to keep United's revival on track in the absence of Michael Carrick.In the long-term he still needs to address a midfield department that he has been determined to overhaul since his arrival at Old Trafford.Carrick's...
My Promise to Grieving Families - Murders Won't Be Forgotten
SALFORD'S new police chief has pledged two of the city's most high profile unsolved murders will not be forgotten. Chief Supt Mary Doyle, who took over from Kevin Mulligan last month, said the killing of Lee Erdmann, who was shot dead at the Wellington...
No Small Beer for JW Lees ; Brewer Targets Pounds 100m Sales within Five Years Ambitious Plans as It Scoops an MEN Award
FAMILY brewer JW Lees hopes to be toasting sales of Pounds 100m within five years. The Middleton beer-maker has seen its turnover for the year to March 31 rise from Pounds 51m in 2010 to Pounds 59m this time around. During the same period, pretax profits...
Pensioner Robbed of Pounds 20,000 Life Savings ; Mugger Targeted Gran, 73, as She Left Bank She'd Taken Cash to Help Her Daughter [City Region]
AVIOLENT mugger watched a pensioner withdraw her life savings from the bank - then wrestled all Pounds 20,000 from her as she walked home. Gran Phyllis Robinson, 73, refused to let go of her handbag when her hooded attacker suddenly pounced as she neared...
Pensioner Robbed of Pounds 20,000 Life Savings ; Mugger Targeted Her as She Left Bank She'd Taken Cash to Help Her Daughter
AVIOLENT mugger watched a pensioner withdraw her life savings from the bank - then wrestled all Pounds 20,000 from her as she walked home. Gran Phyllis Robinson, 73, refused to let go of her handbag when her hooded attacker suddenly pounced as she neared...
Pensioner Robbed of Pounds 20,000 Life Savings ; Mugger Targeted Her as She Left Bank She'd Taken Cash to Help Her Daughter [Edition 3]
AVIOLENT mugger watched a pensioner withdraw her life savings from the bank - then wrestled all Pounds 20,000 from her as she walked home.Gran Phyllis Robinson, 73, refused to let go of her handbag when her hooded attacker suddenly pounced as she neared...
'Police Bullies Seized ; He Had Paid Hundreds to Go to Spanish Tie Complains about Officers to Watchdog
AMANCHESTER United fan is accusing police of using bullying tactics after travelling to Spain to watch the Reds only to have his ticket confiscated.Richard Parkinson claims he was accosted by travelling GMP officers outside the Anoeta stadium shortly...
'Police Bullies Seized My Ticket' ; He Had Paid Hundreds to Go to Spanish Tie Complains about Officers to Watchdog
AMANCHESTER United fan is accusing police of using bullying tactics after travelling to Spain to watch the Reds only to have his ticket confiscated.Richard Parkinson claims he was accosted by travelling GMP officers outside the Anoeta stadium shortly...
Police Find Drugs Den after Addict Falls out of Window ; Gang Locked Man in 'Cannabis Factory' Neighbour Dialled 999 after Plunge [City Region]
ADRUG addict unwittingly led police to a cannabis farm...when he fell from a window and broke two bones.Jason Huskisson, 45, was trying to escape the drug factory in Tameside, but plummeted from the first floor and fractured his foot and arm, a court...
Rapist Finally Jailed after Arrest for Child Cruelty ; Ury Heard That His Victim Was a Lesbian
ARAPIST who escaped justice for three years was snared after passing out drunk at a train station.Francis Okrah hissed "I wanna get you pregnant" as he attacked the woman, who then described her ordeal in a series of texts to worried pals.Even though...
RISE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BY CABBIES IS COUNCIL'S FAULT, CLAIMS TAXI BOSS ; 'Too Tough' Safety Rules Forcing Drivers off Road Lower Income Leads to Abuse, Says Chief
ACAB boss has sparked outrage after blaming strict council rules for an increase in domestic abuse by drivers.The bizarre claim was made by Charles Oaks, boss of Hackney Drivers Association Ltd, who has written to Bury council threatening legal action...
Sale Finally Net Tongan Viliami
SALE'S four-month game of patience has paid off with the Sharks finally sealing the signing of Tongan powerhouse Viliami Fihaki.As exclusively revealed by M.E.N. Sport in July, Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond had been working on securing Fihaki's...
'Salford's Exciting - There's Always Something Going On' ; as Salford's New Chief Superintendent Settles into Her Role, Neal Keeling Discovers What Mary Doyle Has Planned for Policing in the City
TWO feuding families in a corridor in Man-chester's Minshull Street Crown Court were threatening to get out of hand. Macho bravado simmered, with one thug provoking more than the rest. Mary Doyle walked over, pushed him back into his seat and told him...
Scandal of the HUNDREDS So Hungry They End Up in Hospital ; Malnutrition Cases Double in Four Years Charities Say Victims Are Trying to Save Money
FOOD campaigners have warned of a poverty time bomb as the number of malnutrition cases at Greater Manchester hospitals surge. Nearly 400 men, women, and children across Greater Manchester required hospital care last year care due to a lack of food or...
Scandal of the HUNDREDS So Hungry They End Up in Hospital ; Malnutrition Cases Double in Four yearsCharities Say Victims Are Trying to Save Money [City Region]
FOOD campaigners have warned of a poverty time bomb as the number of malnutrition cases at Greater Manchester hospitals surge.Nearly 400 men, women, and children across Greater Manchester required hospital care last year care due to a lack of food or...
Scandal of the HUNDREDS So Hungry They End Up in Hospital ; Malnutrition Cases Double in Four yearsCharities Say Victims Are Trying to Save Money [Edition 3]
FOOD campaigners have warned of a poverty time bomb as the number of malnutrition cases at Greater Manchester hospitals surge.Nearly 400 men, women, and children across Greater Manchester required hospital care last year care due to a lack of food or...
Sharks Face Woof Time at Training! ; Best Pal Leah Is Adding Bite to Steve Diamond's Bark at Carrington
STEVE Diamond isn't the only formidable figure barking out the orders at Sale these days.For those wags who say Union has gone to the dogs may have a case in point when it comes to the Sharks.That's because director of rugby Diamond has been joined on...
Silva Is Shining Bright for Blues
THE fans have spoken and have voted City's attackers as their star men so far this season - with mainly defenders languishing at the bottom of the ratings charts.David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo have proved popular with supporters - with...
Smart Thinking (and Sharing) Save Town Hall Pounds 40m ; Bulk Buying and Joint Services Slash costsBut City Needs Funding Fairly, Says Finance Chief
MANCHESTER town hall has saved more than Pounds 40m in the last five years by working more closely with other councils, according to new figures.The authority has managed to slash its outgoings by sharing a legal services team with Salford - as well...
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Pounds 150m to fuel drive for road improvements, including M60 and M62 Once again, it is so obvious the benefits of having major government offices based in your city. No wonder there is nothing left in the pot when any other town or city needs road...
Thieving Postie's Career Is Left in Ruins for Just Pounds 10 ; Mail Man Caught Taking Cash on Covert Camera Lost Job after Being Employee for 13 Years
AROYAL Mail postal worker wrecked his 13-year career and brought misery on his family all for the sake of Pounds 10, magistrates in Manchester heard. Karl Lee, 55, was caught on a hidden camera twice dipping into a tin and stealing the cash. Royal Mail...
Thomas Eyeing the Road to Wembley
MAINE Road aim to take another step on the road to Wembley in the FA Vase on Saturday, writes BEN COLLINS.The in-form North West Counties side beat Atherton LR last month to make it into the second round for the first time in 20 years.And if they manage...
Tributes for Councillor with 'Sense of Mischief' ; Alf Home Was a Major Political figureKnown for Headline Grabbing Exploits
TRIBUTES have been paid to a major political figure of 1980s Manchester.Alfred Home was Labour councillor in Withington and Wythenshawe during a time of enormous upheaval for the city. He passed away aged 77 at his Gorton home last weekend after a short...
Turbo Shuns Joining the Jet Set!
ANCOATS lightweight Terry "Turbo" Flannigan has revealed that he was willing to travel half way around the world to compete in the inaugural WBC World Cup of boxing in order to kick start his career.But after listening to advice from his manager Steve...
Uproar over 'Disruptive' Quarry Filling Proposals ; 10 Trucks a Day to Carry Building Waste
PROPOSALS to haul 63,000 tonnes of building waste along Heywood Old Road to fill in the former Birch quarry will go before planners next week. Middleton Township planning subcommittee will rule over plans to infill the old Whittle Lane sand quarry at...
Warning to Be Wary of Upbeat Jobless Figures ; Fall in Unemployment May Not Be Due to Jobs Expert Says It Could Be from Universal Credit
THE number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has fallen in Greater Manchester, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. But this may not paint an accurate picture of the jobless rate in the region, experts have...
Wayne Tops the Numbers Game
JUST three months ago it was uncertain whether Wayne Rooney had a future with United.Some fans were furious with the striker after it appeared he wanted to leave for Chelsea.But the Old Trafford hierarchy, led by new manager David Moyes, stood their...
We Need Politicians to Be as Engaging as Brand
THIS week, I finally got round to watching Russell Brand's state of the nation speech, his latter-day sermon on the mount.In case you missed it, the long-haired lover got pundits in a flap by suggesting to BBC broadcaster Jeremy Paxman that our democratic...
Window-Fall Addict Reveals Drugs Factory ; Gang Had Locked Man Inside 'Cannabis Farm'
ADRUG addict unwittingly led police to a cannabis farm...when he fell from a window and broke two bones. Jason Huskisson, 45, was trying to escape the drug factory in Tameside, but plummeted from the first floor and fractured his foot and arm, a court...
Window-Fall Addict Reveals Drugs Factory ; Gang Had Locked Man Inside 'Cannabis Farm' [Edition 3]
ADRUG addict unwittingly led police to a cannabis farm...when he fell from a window and broke two bones.Jason Huskisson, 45, was trying to escape the drug factory in Tameside, but plummeted from the first floor and fractured his foot and arm, a court...
Wishing We Were Here. Redcoats Rejoice in Wonder of Butlins ; 'We Had Time of Our Lives' Say Former Staff 'Reds' Still Meet Up to Celebrate Events
AS wannabe Redcoats prepare for the Salford auditions this weekend, former Butlins performers have fondly recalled their memories of the famous holiday camps.Since the first seaside resort opened in Skegness, Redcoats have been donning their trademark...
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