Manchester Evening News

Articles from October 22, 2012

15,000 Council Jobs Lost in Two Years as Cuts Hit Hard ; Region's 10 Councils Cut Staff by 16 per Cent
ALMOST 15,000 jobs have been slashed from Greater Manchester town halls over the last two years.New figures show the region's 10 councils have cut 14,385 staff - more than 16 per cent - since September 2010 as they battle to balance the books after massive...
Aggressive Beggars Banned after Surge in Complaints ; Rise in Number Using Children to Solicit cashHomeless Charities Are Backing the Ban
ACRACKDOWN has been launched against aggressive city-centre beggars - following a flurry of complaints from the public.Town hall bosses have pledged to work alongside police in stamping out aggressive begging, in particular people using young children...
A Living Piece of History
THINK Don McLean and you think American Pie. It is impossible not to.But over an epic 90 minutes at the Bridgewater Hall on Saturday the legendary storyteller took an enthralled audience on an autobiographical journey that not only highlighted his own...
'Angel Meadow' Probe Is Held Up ; Detectives Are Drafted onto Other Major Crimes
THE investigation into the 'Angel Meadow murder' has been held up by a series of major police incidents, a top detective has revealed.The remains of a young woman were unearthed by workers at the new Co-op headquarters off Miller Street in Manchester...
Appeal after Man Is Found Hurt in Street ; Police Ask Partygoers for Information Victim Discovered Injured in Student Area
DETECTIVES are asking partygoers to help piece together what happened to a man found badly injured on a busy road.The man, who was in his 20s, was discovered on Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, in the early hours of yesterday.He was taken to Manchester Royal...
A Whole New Approach Takes Essentials to the Next Level
BUSINESS partners Sheila Hood and Debra Hughan have rebranded their footcare products business to reflect its recent expansion.Body Essentials is the new name for Footcare Essentials, which now sells a range of lotions and creams for the whole body.Footcare...
Briefing
CRAIG Dean, the boss of Oldham-based travel software business Web Applications UK, has been named north west entrepreneur of the year. Mr Dean, whose business employs nearly 90 staff and provides technology for customers including Hoseasons Group and...
Bulldozers Getting Ready to Roll onto 'Shameless Estate' ; Green Light Expected from Planning Chiefs Hundreds of New Homes Will Be Built
PLANS to demolish more than 400 homes on the estate made notorious by the TV show Shameless look set to be approved by council chiefs.The West Gorton estate has become synonymous with the Channel 4 drama after the first four series of the show were filmed...
Cameron Gets Tough in Crime Crackdown ; Hug a Hoodie U-Turn after Recent setbacksWrangle over Chief Whip's Exit Won't Go Away
DAVID Cameron will call for a new 'tough but intelligent' approach to law and order today in a major speech to get him back on the front foot after a string of controversies.In an attempt to change the terms of debate about the punishment of offenders,...
Charity That Has Its Sights Set on Staving off Closure ; Project Could Close without More Funding Help for Hundreds of Visually Impaired People
AN UNDER-threat charity project which helps blind and visually impaired people has joined the M.E.N. Wish List in a bid to stave off closure.Tameside Sight, based in Dukinfield, helps more than 700 people across the area - but its funding runs out in...
Chorlton's Parlour Is Voted Top for a Spot of Sunday Lunch
SUNDAY lunch is a great British institution - indeed it's the foodie highlight of the week for many of us.And this all-important meal has scooped a top award for The Parlour in Chorlton, run by husband and wife Jamie and Goska Langrish, who moved from...
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Crackdown on the Aggressive Street Beggars Is Long Overdue ; COMMENT
ADISTURBING letter from a pensioner describing how beggars blighted her attempts to shop for wool in Manchester city centre prompted a swift response from the authorities.Maureen Phythian painted a worrying picture of being repeatedly accosted as she...
'Dinosaurs' Going Digital ; Council to Stream Its Meetings Live onlinePublic Can Now See Representatives in Action
ATOWN hall is moving from 'the dinosaur age to the digital age' - with plans to stream its meetings live on the internet.Bury council is set to follow the lead of Oldham town hall, which has been relaying full coverage of its meetings to the public since January.Councillors...
Don't Waste It, Cook It! ; Wasting Food Costs the Average Family Pounds 50 a Month. Graduate Andrew Bardsley Went to a Cookery Class to Find out How to Make the Most of His Shopping.In Case His Mum Goes on Strike in the Kitchen!
AFTER recently leaving university, I can assure you I am no Jamie Oliver. Moving back home with my parents hasn't helped my culinary skills either.The allure of my mother's shepherd's pie and lasagne is much too difficult to resist, and my cooking prowess...
Dzeko Hits Bench Mark ; It's Edin to the Rescue Again for 10-Man City as He Gives bossMancini a Headache over Starting Line-Up placeMATCH VERDICT
Follow Stuart on Twitter @STUBRENNANMEN WEST BROM 1 CITY 2 THEY call him The Diamond in Bosnia, where he is little short of a demi- god. And in the Blue parts of Manchester Edin Dzeko has already attained legendary status for his contribution to the...
Edin: Do Not Call Me Supersub ; Hot-Shot Dzeko Hands Mancini Selection Quandary Ahead of Ajax Clash
RELUCTANT supersub Edin Dzeko is not sure whether his Hawthorns heroics will earn him a starting place against Ajax.The Bosnian ace, whose two late goals kept the Blues hot on the trail of leaders Chelsea and second-placed United, is already sick of...
Elena Wins Backing for a Design Idea with a Twist ; Shelina Begum on the Start-Up Which Is the First to Win Support from a New Scheme
DRESS designer Elena Mingas has sewn up a deal to become the first person in the country to benefit from a government-backed funding scheme for young entrepreneurs.Elena, 24, from Bury, was chosen from more than 2,000 applicants to be the first to be...
England Are Raring to Go after Training Camp
ENGLAND coach Steve McNamara has hailed a 10-day training camp in South Africa as a resounding success.McNamara used the groundbreaking trip to step up preparations for the autumn international series in which they open up against Wales in Wrexham on...
Everyone Loved Our Sean - a Great Scientist and a Wonderful Man ; Mum Leads Tributes to Australia Crash victimPhysicist Killed by Stolen Car Hour after Landing
THE mother of a top scientist killed by a suspected car thief in Australia has spoken of her heartbreak at losing a son who 'would have gone on to do great things'.Sean Barrett, 36, was killed less than an hour after arriving in Perth when a stolen Toyota...
Freedman Lined Up to Take Wanderers Hotseat
BOLTON 3 BRISTOL CITY 2 CRYSTAL Palace boss Dougie Freedman is lined up to succeed Owen Coyle as Bolton manager.It comes after chairman Phil Gartside's insistence - before Saturday's win against Bristol City - he hadn't approached any replacement for...
Friends' Shock as Shopkeeper Is Stabbed by Masked Thugs ; Hard-Working Victim Attacked as He Shut-Up Shop for the Night
ASHOPKEEPER stabbed in the back during a robbery was recovering in hospital today.Victim Javeed Riaz, 32, was attacked as he locked up his grocery store in Farnworth, Bolton.He was approached by two masked men who demanded a bag he was carrying, then...
Funnyman Coogan Helps Fundraising Effort for Care Home over Finishing Line ; Marathon Effort in Aid of Brother's Charity Pioneering Facility Is Set to Open Next Month
APIONEERING care home for people with learning disabilities is set to open - thanks to a little help from comedian Steve Coogan.The Hollywood star has helped his brother Kevin raise almost Pounds 20,000 in the past 12 months to build the facility in Withington.Faith...
Get Up and Get out! ; Andrew Bardsley Has Some Tips on What to Do This Half-Term
WITH half term either upon you or just around the corner (depending on where you live), children around Greater Manchester should be setting their sights on a week of fun and excitement.Or will they be whiling away the hours sitting in their bedroom playing...
I'm Proud to Be a Volunteer - It's Changed My Life ; David Marks 10 Years of Helping out at Events Now He's Urging Others to Get Involved
AMAN who says his life has been changed by a decade of volunteering has urged fellow Mancunians to get involved with events in the city. David Shanahan, 59, had his first taste of volunteer work at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, working as a driver for...
Lancs' Spin Aces to Bowl 'Em over ; Keedy Backing His Old Red Rose Rivals to Reign at Old Trafford
GARY Keedy believes Lancashire's spin department is in good hands despite his departure from Old Trafford. The 37-year-old called time on his 18-year career with the Red Rose earlier this month as he joined Surrey on a two-year deal. But he leaves behind...
Martinez Left Frustrated as Latics Slip Again
SWANSEA CITY 2 WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 WIGAN boss Roberto Martinez felt his side deserved to secure at least a point from the Liberty Stadium as they extended their winless run to six matches.After falling behind to two goals in three secondhalf minutes from...
My Career Is Following a New Pathway
NICK Buckley left Manchester City Council last summer after his job as a community safety coordinator was axed.Rather than take on a new role, he took a voluntary redundancy package and used the cash to set up a charity and carry on the work he cares...
Mystery of Pair Found Dead Will Remain Forever ; Coroner Describes Case as 'Very Curious Indeed'
THE deaths of a couple whose bodies were discovered at their home will forever remain a mystery after an inquest was unable to determine how they died.Barry and Margaret Middleton were both found dead at their semi- detached house in Droylsden by police...
Poverty Fears as Rental Costs Are Set to Rocket ; Housing Experts Fear Whopping 37pc Rise 'Millions Will Struggle to Keep Up with Costs'
RENT prices across Greater Manchester are set to soar by hundreds of pounds in the coming years, a housing group has warned.The National Housing Federation warns a generation of people could be 'priced out' of being able to rent from private landlords...
Pregnant Teaching Assistant in Stiletto Attack on Clubber ; Mum-of-Two Given Suspended Jail Sentence 28-Year-Old Sacked from Primary School Job
ATEACHING assistant battered a clubber with her stiletto as she led a latenight gang attack outside a bar. Passers-by saw Joanne Armstrong, who was pregnant at the time, repeatedly hit Sean Kelly in the face with her shoe in a 'very violent' assault...
Remploy Factory Is Saved from Closure ; Up to 30 Jobs Provided for Disabled Workers Site Is Sole Survivor of 27 Bases across the UK
THE Remploy factory in Bolton has been saved - providing jobs for up to 30 disabled people made redundant as part of a government closure plan earlier this year. It is thought to be the only Remploy base to have survived the axing of 27 of the factories...
Rio on Ropes after Fergie Rebuke ; Ferdinand's Future Contract in the Balance after T-Shirt Snub
RIO Ferdinand has put his United future in jeopardy with his Kick It Out T-shirt snub.The Reds defender's protest against the Kick Racism Out of Football campaign - and his view that they haven't done enough for the black players' cause - flew in the...
Rock on! Essex Boy Collects His Variety Award ; Superstar Singer Is Given Lifetime Award Stars Celebrate a Career Lasting over Four Decades
ESSEX-mania hit town as middle aged ladies were transported back to the days when their bedroom walls were plastered with posters of a certain twinkly-eyed singer.Singer songwriter and West End star, David Essex, was in Manchester to pick up a prestigious...
Sale Hit by a Storm ; Sharks Avoid Worst of French Weather but Are Blown Away by a Fierce Montpellier Whirlwind
THEY may have avoided the predicted off-field storm, but Sale could do nothing to avoid being overpowered by a second-half Heineken Cup tempest by French powerhouses Montpellier.All weekend in the build-up to the Sharks' second group outing, there were...
SILVA LINING ; Blues Hopeful That Spaniard Can Boost Euro Mission
DAVID Silva has a fighting chance of being fit for City's crunch clash with Ajax on Wednesday night.The magical little Spaniard was ruled out of the game by manager Roberto Mancini last week, after suffering hamstring damage during his country's World...
SILVA LINING ; Blues Hopeful That Spaniard Can Boost Euro Mission [Edition 3]
DAVID Silva has a fighting chance of being fit for City's crunch clash with Ajax on Wednesday night.The magical little Spaniard was ruled out of the game by manager Roberto Mancini last week, after suffering hamstring damage during his country's World...
Sir Chris to Lead Olympic Heroes' City Victory Party ; More Than 60 Athletes Will Attend celebrationIt's a Chance to Say Thank You to Medal Winners
SIR Chris Hoy will head up a string of gold medal winners as Manchester salutes its Olympic and Paralympic heroes at a huge city centre celebration.Six-time Olympic champion Hoy will be joined by more than 60 athletes at the party in Albert Square on...
Strike Duo Heading Dickov's 'To Do' List
OLDHAM 2 LEYTON ORIENT 0 OLDHAM boss Paul Dickov has promised to do everything he can to keep deadly strike pair Matt Derbyshire and Jose Baxter at the club after both netted in an impressive win over Leyton Orient.Derbyshire broke the deadlock on 79...
Survival Skills Test as Scouts Sleep Rough ; Show of Support for World's Street Children They Are Backing Local Charity's Campaign
SCOUTS will be putting their survival skills to the test to discover more about the plight of street children.Teenagers from the Greater Manchester East scout group will spend the night sleeping rough under primitive shelter in their latest adventure.It...
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Three Is Fergie's Magic Number ; Rooney, Van Persie and Welbeck All on the Scoresheet as Redsgo on Offensive to Compensate for Back Problems
SMILES BETTER Wayne Rooney (left) overcame his early own goal (inset) with two strikes and pointed the way for team-mates Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck (right) UNITED 4 STOKE 2 UNITED'S strike force have become flexible friends. Robin van Persie,...
Toolmaker Whose Hand Was Crushed Wins Pounds 450k Payout ; Worker Suffered from Terrifying Flashbacks
ATOOLMAKER has been awarded Pounds 450,000 in compensation after suffering a sickening hand injury in an accident at work.David Taylor lost fingers on his left hand during the horrific incident at engineering firm Renold Chain in Stockport.He was moving...
Tributes after Death of NW Entrepreneur
TRIBUTES poured in for north west entrepreneur Edwina Lilley, who has died after a short illness at the age of 54. Edwina and her husband Derek founded the Est Est Est, Restaurant Bar and Grill and Piccolino restaurant chains and a trade magazine for...
Two Strokes by 22 Won't Stop Me Living Life to the Full ; Trainee Hairdresser Struck Down by Clot500,000 Read Blog to Raise Awareness
AYOUNG woman is rebuilding her life after being struck down by two strokes - by the age of just 22.Becky Beaumont was 21 when she suffered her first stroke last October and was left completely paralysed down her left side. Her ordeal began when she woke...
We're Still in Turmoil, Say Parents of Gas Blast Death Toddler ; We Won't Find Closure until Neighbour's trialCommunity Support 'Has Been Brilliant'
THE devastated parents of tragic gas blast tot Jamie Heaton have told how they are still 'in pieces' over their little boy's death.Kenny and Michelle Heaton, speaking to the M.E.N. for the first time since their two-yearold was killed, said they are...
We're Up for the Cup ; Alty, Macc and - after a Scare - Stockport Are into the Next Round, Writes Ben Collins
Gannon. "When something like this happens to a young man ALTRINCHAM have set their sights on another FA Cup giantkilling after being drawn away to League Two Burton in this year's first round.The Robins, who have claimed a record number of League scalps, came...
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Why You Should Vote in the Election for a Police Commissioner
THERE have been longer days than usual for postal workers across Greater Manchester this week, delivering voting cards to every household for an election many voters are unaware of and virtually nobody wants, including most of the candidates.The election,...
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