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Articles from December 14, 2013

ANDY Murray Needn't Worry but His Snub [...]
ANDY Murray needn't worry but his snub of tomorrow's 60th anniversary edition of the BBC TV Sports Personality of the Year Awards won't cost him the famous, old trophy, writes TREVOR BAXTER.The Scot's popularity now with the British sporting public is such...
A Room with a Very Eye-Catching View ; NATALIE ANGLESEY and Hustle the Leave to Have Don't You out Finds and Capital the to Trip a Enjoys Food Quality and Scenery Spectacular Quiet, and Peace Luxurious Some Find to Centre City the of Bustle
AT one time in London you couldn't even get a cab to cross the River Thames to the South Bank which was under development. But since the explosion of cultural venues housed there, it's now become a vibrant centre of the arts with theatres like The National, cinemas...
Askey Warns 'Salisbury 'It's Payback Time'
MACCLESFIELD boss John Askey warned Salisbury it was payback time in the Skrill Premier this afternoon. The Silkmen edged past Brackley last weekend to earn an FA Cup third-round tie against Sheffield Wednesday but that is Macc's only win from their...
Be Bold with Some Touches. ; You Don't Need to Spend a Fortune to Find the Hidden Treasure in a Dark, Drab Dining Room - All It Takes Is Some New Furniture and Contemporary Styling
TRADITIONAL period homes with great built-in features don't always have to be modernised to bring them up to speed. Sometimes it's just a case of a little colour correction to show off their best side.If you're looking for a traditional way to warm up...
Berry Beautiful ; Berries Add a Stunning Splash of Colour to Our Winter Landscape and Those Nature-Inspired Shades Can Work Wonders in Our Homes. GABRIELLE FAGAN Gathers a Home Harvest in Red and Plum
WE'RE all in need of a bit of cheer as cold winds bite, and rooms that glow with rich, deep reds and plum berry shades, with a few luxe touches, will make all the difference to our mood.This colour palette is a perennial favourite, and adding even one of...
Blockbuster Closure Puts Small Firms in the Frame ; Independent Film Shop flourishingBusinesses Plan to Share Their Ideas
THE closure of all Blockbusters stores has signalled the end of an era - but independent film rental shop bosses in Greater Manchester have told the M.E.N they plan to be around for years to come. The owner of a film rental store says the future may...
Boyzone Are Not Said and Done ; Celebrating Two Decades as a Band, Irish Pop Sensation Boyzone Have Reunited for a TV Special but Still Mourn Stephen Gately. KEELEY BOLGER Reports on Why It's More Tea and Hugs Than Sex and Drugs and Rock 'And 'N' Roll
IT'S A bittersweet time for Irish pop band Boyzone. They're back in the limelight with a new TV special to mark their 20th anniversary but they're missing founding member Stephen Gately, who died in 2009 of an undiagnosed heart condition.Stephen was...
Cash in on Our High-Speed Internet Business Giveaway ; Technology. Subscription Cost of Their TALKING DIGITAL Coun Nigel Murphy, Lead Member for Digital, Manchester Council
ONE of the ways in which we're working to make Manchester a world- class digital city is by helping our businesses gain access to the fastest internet services available.A super-fast internet connection can make organisations more efficient and cheaper...
Cip, Cip Hooray! ; as Sharks Rout Oyonnax, Diamond Says Englandcould Soon Be Calling on Their Star Fly Half
SALE 53 OYONNAX 14 ANOTHER fly-half masterclass from Danny Cipriani helped inspire Sale to a seven-try Amlin Cup demolition job on Oyonnax at the AJ Bell Stadium last night.The 26-year-old produced arguably his finest display in a Sale shirt as he helped...
Cregan Family 'Helper' Is the Daughter of Police Boss ; Force Call Handler 'Fed Info to Mother'
AWOMAN accused of leaking information to killer Dale Cregan's mother is a senior police officer's daughter, a court heard. Kathryn Smith, 25, was working as a call handler at the Trafford communications room at Chester House, Old Trafford, when she allegedly...
Death Is Huge Loss to City and Education ; Sarah Walters Looks Back at What Was Making the News in Manchester 100 Years Ago
Lyme Hall Monday, December 8, 1913 Death of Mr. C. H. Wyatt - Loss To Manchester Education THE death took place this morning at his home, Burlington Lodge, Chorley, of Mr. C. H. Wyatt, director of elementary and secondary education for Manchester. Mr....
Festive Feast That Yule Just Love. ; Cook Up the Perfect Christmas Feast with the Help of Top Chef and TV Favourite Tom Kerridge. MARION MCMULLEN Talks Turkey with Britain's Only Two Michelin Starred Pub Food Expert
TRADITIONAL Christmas food is top of Tom Kerridge's list to Santa, but he likes to add his own unique twist to the festive food favourites.Tom, who starred in his own BBC series Tom Kerridge's Proper Pub Food, is back on BBC Two over the holidays with...
Finding out What Really Makes a Cottage Garden ; It's Hard to Narrow Down What Makes the Perfect Cottage Garden, as They Are So Very Personal. but There Are a Few Solid Principles That Can Guide You along the Way
NOBODY is quite sure what a cottage garden is, although people tend to have a vague image of a thatched cottage with roses round the porch on a perfect summer day - everything awash with tumbling flowers and alive with the sound of bees.But most of this...
Fury Rising ; BIT OF A TALKER I'm Tipping Tyson Fury to Go and Win a World Title. below, Mike Tyson, Who I Met in Paris This Week
MARK my words - Tyson Fury is not retiring.I'd put my house on that. I know he's set tongues wagging by announcing his 'retirement' on Twitter - but I'm convinced he will go on to win a world title, rather than hang his gloves up for good. Tyson is playing...
Golden Boy Cho Is Centre of Attention ; TAEKWONDO TREVOR BAXTER
MAHAMA Cho was Britain's golden boy on the opening day of the WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix at Manchester Central last night.But heavyweight Cho's sudden death victory over Brazilian rival Guilherme Felix owed everything to boxing as well as taekwondo.The...
GRAN ROBBED OF Pounds 20K LIFE SAVINGS WINS Pounds 2K IN TV CHAT SHOW ; Surprise Guest on O'Grady Programme Cash Prize for Guessing Tune
AGRAN who had Pounds 20,000 life savings stolen by a violent mugger has won a slice of the cash back on national television. Phyllis Robinson, 73, was targeted by a thug who plundered the money from her handbag as she walked home from the bank in Blackley...
HARTLESS! ; Schmeichel's Rap for Pelle over Axing JoePelle Should Have Shown Faith in Hart
PETER Schmeichel has blasted Manuel Pellegrini for his treatment of Joe Hart.The former United and City goalkeeper insists Pellegrini was wrong to drop England's No.1 after a series of high-profile errors this season.Schmeichel has questioned the City...
'Healthy' Fast Food Bid to Cut Obesity ; Review Proposes Takeaway Chain 'It's Easier Than Teaching Cooking'
ACHAIN of healthy takeaways could be set up in the citys most deprived neighbourhoods - in a bid to slash obesity and food poverty. Experts believe it may be easier to persuade families to eat ready-made healthy food than teach them to prepare wholesome meals.A...
Heroes Take Centre Stage for Phillip ; Phillip Schofield Is One of Britain's Best-Loved TV Presenters, Starting out on Children's TV and Now Hosting This Morning and Dancing on Ice. Here, He Chats about Co Hosting the Military Awards, Why He Still Hates Early Mornings, and How Ice Is Really, Really Slippy
ready in the dark so you don't wake anybody up.How did you get involved with the Military Awards? IT WAS just one of those phone calls. I thought, 'I'd really like to do that'. I'm very lucky with the shows I do, they're varied and I meet a whole range...
House Blaze Mum Was Stabbed to Death before Fire ; Husband and Elderly Mother Both Died Police Say They Are Not Looking for Anyone Else
AWOMAN whose body was found after a house fire that killed her husband and mother had been stabbed to death.Mahnaz Rafie, 48, was found next to her husband Hassan Rafie, 49, in the kitchen of their home in Albert Road West, Bolton, early on Monday.Her...
HS2 'Must Speed to Our Region Sooner' ; Effort Needed to Accelerate Rail linePositives 'Need to Be Highlighted More'
HS2 should come to Manchester sooner than planned, according to a powerful panel of MPs.The transport select committee has reiterated its backing for the project - but said its construction must be accelerated and linked up to other rail lines.Its new...
I'm Lucky to Be Here ; Viewpoints
AT this time of year I think back to Christmas 1940 and the Manchester blitz, and realise that could have been my last Christmas. When the war started we lived in Bedford Street, Hulme, and Dad had joined the RASC as a dispatch rider.We waved a tearful...
In Touch
? LOOKING for the person born Peter David Biddle at Lorna Lodge Home, Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, in July 1965. He was soon after adopted through Tameside council.His current forename may be Christopher. If anyone can give me any information I'd be most...
Jailed, Fake Police in Terrifying Crime Spree ; Gang Locked Up for More Than 40 Years Thugs Tortured and Attacked Raid Victims
AGANG of robbers who posed as police officers to carry out a string of vicious raids have been jailed.The thugs, who wore police uniforms and flashed fake IDs, claimed they were executing official search warrants before beating and tying up their victims...
Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Ugg. Pounds 1m of Luxury Fakes Seized ; Three Waves of Raids in Crackdown Jewellery, Perfume and Footwear Found
MORE than Pounds 1m of fake luxury goods have been seized in a dramatic Christmas crackdown on counterfeiting. Three waves of raids have uncovered thousands of items presented to festive shoppers as high-end labels - including Jimmy Choo and Chanel.The...
Joe Is Ready to Go ; Manuel Pellegrini Is Remaining Cagey but Says His England No.1 Isn't Far from a Return from Exile
JOE HART could be in line for a return to Premier League action after a sevenmatch absence.The Blues' England goalkeeper last appeared between the sticks on October 27.And last night he was in the running for today's 12.45pm kick- off with run-away leaders...
Korea Execution 'Showed Extreme Brutality' - No 10 ; Leader's Uncle Shot as a Traitor PM's Fears for Stability of Region
THE execution of the uncle of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un is further evidence of the 'extreme brutality' of the far eastern country's regime, Downing Street has said.Pyongyang's official news agency has announced that Jang Song Thaek, 67, has been...
Monbeg Dude Has National in Sight
THIS year has provided a Gold Cup victory for the Queen and now 2014 holds the tantalising prospect of a Royal winner of sorts in the Crabbie's Grand National after Monbeg Dude's encouraging return to form at Cheltenham.Her Majesty's grand-daughter Zara...
Moyesy Bites Back ; the Under-Pressure United Manager Has Rejected a Double Attack from Red Legends Roy Keane and Peter Schmeichel
AVID Moyes has hit Dback at United legends Roy Keane and Peter Schmeichel. Keano slammed Moyes' predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson in an ITV4 documentary, claiming the ex-Reds boss was still a huge influence at Old Trafford."Everything is about control and...
Now It's over to Roo ; with RVP Ruled out for a Month, David Moyes Is Even More Reliant on His Rejuvenated Hitman
WAYNE Rooney has been charged with the task of being United's Christmas saviour.Last spring's Old Trafford outcast could be the Red rescuer over the festive season and win himself a lucrative New Year contract into the bargain.The bombshell news that...
Paradise Island Will Blow You Away. ; EMMA MOUNTFORD Gets Swept Away on Sunny Aruba, Discovers Paddle- Boarding and How to Get the Perfect Tan Gets Swept Away on Sunny Aruba, Discovers Paddle-Boarding and How to Get the Perfect Tan
the alto Vista chapel THERE are not many places where it is summer all year round. But in Aruba, that's exactly how it is. No wonder it's nicknamed 'one happy island'.And you'd be grinning too if you woke up to an average temperature of 32 degrees every...
Pellegrini All Set for a Date with Destiny ; the Relationship Is Blossoming, but the City Chief Can Move beyond the Honeymoon Period by Beating Arsene Wenger's Impessive Arsenal
MANUEL Pellegrini will mark his sixth-month anniversary at City with the biggest test of the new couple's blossoming romance.The Chilean's first date with the Blues was June 14 - the day he accepted their proposal - and while there have been a few testing moments...
Raise a Glass
.Wrapped and under the tree? Thinking of the Christmas meal and drinks? Well I've not done the presents thing - but I'm well on with the drinking thing. Let's go.ALTHOUGH I'd very much suggest you support your independent wine merchants this Christmas,...
Still Going for Gold ; Freda Payne Is Best Known for Her 1970 Hit Band of Gold and Although Her First Love Is Jazz the Detroit-Born Singer/actress Tells NEAL KEELING She'll Happily Belt out That Classic Floor-Filler When She Comes to Manchester Next yearSPOTLIGHT
IT was two minutes 53 seconds of pop gold. Aged 11 I sat transfixed in front of a black and white television as a pop-art style cartoon flashed across the screen telling the story of a wedding night disaster.In my then unpolluted mind the beat was magnificent...
Sunny Side of the Street ; New Road Named after Swimming Star
ALEGENDARY Manchester swimmer is to be immortalised in the name of the city's newest road.Sunny Lowry - the first woman to swim the channel - will be celebrated as part of major regeneration work taking place around Eastlands.The Longsight-born athlete...
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Girl, 15, scarred for life after attack by 'pit bull' type dog Is this another one of these family pets that 'wouldn't hurt a fly'. Dave Pollard Another child is maimed.Kill all these pit bull type animals, there is absolutely no need for them and morons...
The Price of Fame Is Still Record-Breaking ; Manchester Pop Trail
AS an avid music enthusiast I am always interested in what is happening in the collector's side of the industry.Especially with items that are linked to local events or artists from the Manchester music scene.So this week I wish to focus on some of the...
Time to Turn Up the Heat in Arizona ; the Grand Canyon Is Remarkable but There's Plenty More Spectacular Scenery in Arizona, Says BEN RANKIN
I'M lying in the back of a speedboat under a roaring sun with a friendly, tanned blonde at the wheel.And as she s serenely through the winding canyon, Captain Maggie catches my eye and reveals: "Two men went missing here for two weeks."sWhat I would...
Tireless Giants Ready to Spark ; Jones Boys Are Up for Derby Clash Writes Anthony Jepson
JEFF Jones says his upbeat Manchester Giants want to launch another winning run as they prepare for a potentially sparky north west derby.The Giants welcome local rivals Cheshire Phoenix to Wright Robinson tomorrow (5.30pm) looking to build on their...
Town Halls Voice Anger over Controversial Pounds 5 Police Rise ; Commissioner Aims for Extra Levy in Council Tax but Council Bosses Say Increase 'Unacceptable'
POLICE commissioner Tony Lloyd is proposing to increase the police precept - part of the council tax - by Pounds 5 a year. It would be the same hike as last year but some council leaders in Greater Manchester are strongly opposed to the idea. A senior...
Toytastic Day out in Star Store ; FINN CONNOLLY , Aged 12, and His Pal Marius Get Up Close and Personal to Darth Vadar and Others at Hamleys in the Trafford Centre
FOR many people, a visit to Hamleys, the greatest and largest toy store in the world, meant they had to take a trip to London to enjoy the amazing emporium on Regent Street.But that was then. Now, a short drive by car or bus takes you to Manchester's...
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