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Articles from April 26, 2013

A Life of Grime ; Damon Smith Sees Steve Coogan's Latest Collaboration with Director Michael Winterbottomfilm of the Week
EADLINEGRABBING Hpublisher and club owner Paul Raymond had a simple business philosophy: give the public, or more specifically men, what they want.Pandering to carnal desires never did any harm to Raymond's bank balance: in 1992, he was anointed Britain's...
A Natural Selection ; Sarah Walters Takes a Tour of the Newly-Refurbished Gallery at the Manchester Museum, Which Reopens to the Public Tomorrow
MANCHESTER Museum reveals part two of the renovation of its Alfred Waterhouse designed Grade II* listed gallery tomorrow.Nature's Library occupies the first floor mezzanine over the Living Worlds space - the lower floor which was itself overhauled two...
Arndale Trader Steps Down after 35 Years ; One of First Stallholders Who Never Missed a dayNow He's Retiring to Spend Time with Family
ONE of the first traders to work in Manchester's Arndale Market has retired after more than 30 years.Great-grandad Mohammad Butt from Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, worked in the centre from its opening in 1978.The 75-year-old sold men's and women's clothes...
A Royal Roams His Kingdom ; David Sue Meets King Charles as He Hits the Half-Way Point in His 30 Gigs in 30 Days Tour of the Nation
YOU might expect someone sporting the name 'King Charles' to travel in goldplated luxury whenever he undertakes a grand tour of his kingdom. But you'd be wrong."It's definitely not luxury", laughs Charles Costa, aka singer- songwriter King Charles, speaking...
Back of the Net as Museum Smashes Targets for Visitors ; 350,000 Punters through 'Turnstiles' Urbis-Based Tourist Atttraction Is Big Hit
NATIONAL Football Museum bosses say they feel vindicated after it smashed its annual visitor target in the space of nine months.More than 350,000 punters have already clicked through the turnstile at the Urbis-based attraction since it opened last July.That...
BMW Powerhouse Is a True GT Experience ; 0 to 62 Comes Up in Just 4.2 Seconds Night Vision System and Head- Up Display
BMW's M-spec cars have always delivered in terms of style and performance and the new M6 Gran Coupe looks like continuing that tradition.The manufacturer sets the bar very high with its own description of this 6-series flagship V8 model claiming it to...
Callous Thieves Target Grieving Victim at Wake ; Mourner Has Phone Stolen While in Pub Police Release CCTV Images of Offenders
HEARTLESS thieves stole a mourner's iPhone - during a funeral wake.Police have issued CCTV images of two men after the shocking theft at a pub in Bury.The offenders pretended to be offering their victim NHS leaflets, but instead distracted her long enough...
Calls for a Curb on Strip Clubs and Sex Shops ; End of Further Permits Plan by the councilLicensing Chiefs Say Too Many in City Centre
TOWN hall bosses want to curb the number of strip clubs in Manchester city centre amid fears of a sex club price war.Licensing chiefs want to automatically reject any new licence applications for sex shops or 'entertainment venues', saying enough is...
Cancer Boy's 12,000-Mile Trip from OZ to Watch Utd Heroes ; Football Dream Comes True for Sick 10-Year-Old He's Hoping to Meet His Favourite Players
AYOUNG United fan who is fighting cancer is to jet to Old Trafford from Australia to watch his heroes. Brave Bradley Robinson, 10, will make the 12,000-mile trip to be at the Theatre of Dreams on May 12 to see the champions take on Swansea City.And the...
Cash-Crisis Uni Faces Huge Legal Bill in Libel Row U-Turn ; Plug Pulled on 3-Year Battle Which Cost Pounds 150k Probe into Boss in Swimming Pool Bust-Up
ACASH-strapped university faces a huge legal bill after performing an embarrassing u-turn over its bid to sue a former lecturer for criticising bosses in a blog.The M.E.N. can reveal the latest financial blow for the University of Salford as we investigate...
Cities United
COULD this be the gig that finally erases the old battle lines between Manchester and Liverpool? Are we really about to see a Manchester band voluntarily share billing with some Liverpool legends? CityLifers... it would appear so, because local lads...
Classical Picks
GIULIO CESARE: CINEMA SCREENING: A live HD screening of David McVicar's production of Handel's Giulio Cesare, direct from The Met Opera, New York. The world's leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic...
Club Picks
VOX: The night's had a namechange but the commitment to putting on some of the best names in dance remains. This time around it's mighty French remixer Alan Braxe, whose work as one of the leading lights of the Kitsune generation (as no one calls it)...
Cocktail Time in the Dog Bowl ; Bars
THERE really is something hypnotic about the distant crash of bowling pins. Even on a quiet Monday night, the regular sound of strikes being struck creates a unique atmosphere in the latest pleasure-dome in Black Dog's family, Dog Bowl.Like its sister...
Comedy Picks
SEAN LOCK: PURPLE VAN MAN: The 8 Out of Ten Cats team captain is here to champion the plight of the 'purple van man' on this latest tour. It's a typically bonkers premise from the man whose signature mix of quasi-surrealism, blokey bonhomie and stunning...
Cregan's Mum: Dale Told Me He Did the Murders ; Mother Says She Does Not Believe 'Confession' Crying Parent Gives Evidence Behind Screen
DALE Cregan's mum has told his trial how her son admitted to her that he 'did the murders'.But Anita Cregan quickly told the jury: "I don't believe he did, though."Ms Cregan took to the witness stand on day 43 of the trial of her son and nine others.She...
Digest
? IF you visited the place over the week of St Pat's Day, you won't be surprised to hear that Manchester's historic Irish pub Mulligans is reputed to sell more Guinness than any other private hostelry in the north.But now the pub, just off Deansgate,...
Ellen Returns with Classic Duo ; Classical Music
CAN it be four years since Ellen Kent, the impresario who brought eastern European opera and ballet to Manchester in generous quantity, was last filling the stages of our theatres? Well, no, actually, as she brought over a company from Kharkiv in the...
Events Picks
EUREKA! THE FINAL: It's the grand final of the competition which celebrates Manchester's young inventors and designers. The Gadget Show's Ortis Deley hosts, as the eight shortlisted finalists present their ideas to a panel of judges. Thursday 1.30pm-4.30pm....
Final-Day Drama as Matt Makes Mark ; in the Third Part of Our Series Stuart Mathieson Remembers the 1952 Champions
AFTER United's 1911 title win it was a 41-year wait before the Reds could call themselves champions of England again.The road to the third triumph was a fraught one as the club diced with financial ruin.United became a yo-yo club as they were relegated...
Get Vaccinated, Top Doctor Says as Cases of Measles on the Up ; 'Region Is in the Early Stages of an Outbreak'
ONE of Greater Manchester's top doctors has warned the region is in the early stages of a measles outbreak and has urged anyone who has not been vaccinated to get the jab.More than 80 cases of the disease have been reported in Greater Manchester since...
Hannah Goes Back to the Seventies
FOLLOWING a triumphant West End season, Mike Leigh's classic comedy, Abigail's Party, arrives at The Lowry starring Hannah Waterman as Beverly in one of the most popular plays ever written.Donna Summer's on the stereo and cheese and pineapple dishes...
Happy Camper ; before Julian Clary Brings His Latest Show to the Lowry, He Tells Sarah Walters How His Innuendo-Laced Laughs Can Also Be Used to Make a Serious Point
JULIAN Clary has always been more than just a comedian. In a sense, he's an old fashioned entertainer, a raconteur and bon vivant - a real showman.He's a rare kind of personality with a flare for dry humour and camp "glamour, nonsense and vulgarity"...
Hart Demanding a High-Five Finish ; Blues Keeper Admits He Is Struggling to Talk Positively after Surrendering the Title
JOE Hart says City are determined to give their fans something to cheer starting with tomorrow's home clash with West Ham.The Blues still have five league games to play, but Hart says it is not good enough to just focus on trying to win the FA Cup final on...
Headteacher Stabbed with Screwdriver ; Woman Victim of 'Feud' Airlifted to Hospital
AHEADTEACHER was stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver after being attacked in daylight by a neighbour in a reported feud.The victim, in her late 30s, was assaulted as she returned from work to her home in Rochdale.A passing motorist is understood to...
Hero Soldiers Return Home to Cheers, Tears and Beers ; 1 Lancs Troops Back from Afghanistan tourDelighted Families Tell of Their Relief
WORDS: PAUL BRITTON PICTURES: JOEL GOODMANCHEERS, tears and beers greeted hero soldiers as they returned home from Afghanistan.Families and friends wept with pride and relief as they welcomed back troops from 1st Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.Hundreds...
Hill Keen for Dale to Go out on High Note
KEITH Hill will spare a thought for his old pal Wayne Burnett as Rochdale host Plymouth in League Two tomorrow, writes BEN COLLINS.While Hill has steered Dale to mid-table security, his former club Plymouth go into the final day just two points clear...
Hollywood Heart-Throb ; in Association with the DiaryGOT A DIARY STORY? CONTACT DIANNE BOURNE Dianne.bourne@men-News.Co.UK 0161 211 2484 @Diannebourne.
TWINKLY eyed baking heart-throb Paul Hollywood has become known as the housewife's favourite.But bread guru Paul says he's completely bemused by all that female attention since becoming a household name as a judge on the Great British Bake Off.He sighs:...
Houdini's Boys Must Do It Again ; Another Repeat of Wigan's Escape Artist Act Is What's Expected of Martinez's Men, Writes Jack Gaughan
ERE we go again.HWigan have done it all before - the end-of-season scrap is nothing new.As usual, they have five games to pull off yet another great escape - but this time it's different.Neutrals have watched aghast in recent years as Roberto Martinez hauled...
I Feel like I've Been Hit by a Bus. Oh, I Was! ; Rugby Star Reveller Cipriani Knocked overBut He Is Soon Joking with Fans on Twitter
SALE sharks rugby star Danny Cipriani has been released from hospital after he was hit by a bus.The England international flyhalf was treated for concussion and underwent X-rays after the incident in Leeds, his club confirmed.Cipriani said on Twitter:...
'It's a Bit Grubby.'
IT'S lonely at the top. That seems to be the message of The Look Of Love.Superficially, the world of Paul Raymond's Soho strip clubs seems glamorous and exciting as the champagne corks pop and the sequins sparkle.But when the lights go up and everyone...
'I Wanted This One Done Properly' ; Natalie Anglesey Talks to the Rise and Fall of Little Voice Writer Jim Cartwright, Who Is Directing Former Corrie Star Beverley Callard in the Latest Production
JIM Cartwright's Olivier Award-winning play, The Rise And Fall of Little Voice, returns to Manchester this week, directed by the playwright himself."I decided it was time to direct it the way I'd envisioned when I first wrote it," Jim confided from his...
Jade Inspired Our Brass Band to Be Britain's Best ; Pupils Dedicate Victory to Tragic Schoolgirl, 14huge Turnout Expected at Her Funeral Today
A SCHOOL brass band has been crowned the best in Britain after being inspired by the memory of tragic pupil Jade Anderson.Children from Fred Longworth High School in Tyldesley outplayed every other band in the contest at the Royal Northern College of Music.And...
Jimmy's Ready to Answer Bat Call ; England Star Keen to Do His Duty at the Crease for Lancs
JIMMY Anderson has bowled Lancashire into a good position in their LV= County Championship clash with Kent at Old Trafford - now he wants to help them out with the bat.It took just five overs to wrap up the visitors' first innings yesterday morning as...
Khan: Win Would Set Up World Title Shot
AMIR Khan expects to get back into world title contention with victory over Mexico's Julio Diaz tomorrow.The former world light welterweight champion is rebuilding his career after controversially losing his WBA and IBF belts to Lamont Peterson in 2011...
King of the Sniffer Dogs Hangs Up Lead ... ; Roddy Nets Pounds 2m Haul during Airport patrolsSpaniel's Finds Include Cash and Hard Drugs
MEET Roddy, the airport sniffer dog whose hooter has discovered contraband worth a staggering Pounds 2m.The spaniel, nicknamed King of the Kennel, is now hanging up his lead after seven crime-busting years detecting drugs and cash.He was spotted at four...
Mixed Feelings on RVP Return ; Arsenal Will Make It Hot for Old Boy, Writes Stuart Mathieson
ROBIN van Persie is set for an afternoon of respect and rabid abuse at Arsenal on Sunday.His former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is promising the player he signed from Feyenoord in 2004 and saluted as the 2012 Golden Boot winner a deserved warm welcome...
Music
JAMES, ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN: See 168 Hours, pages 2&3. Two British indie legends for the price of one: Tim Booth's Manc music heroes are promoting their new box set collection, The Gathering Sound, while Scouse outfit Echo and the Bunnymen are promoting...
My Focus Is on Warriors - Not the NRL
MY FOCUS right now is firmly on helping Wigan win trophies. I am not looking beyond this season.I am obviously aware of the stories circulating predicting that I could soon end up playing in the NRL but I'm not going to be drawn on this.Like I say, there...
Osborne Backs Airport Move for China Flights ; New Body Aims to Boost Trade There from regionBusiness Forum Says Direct Routes Are a Must
CHANCELLOR George Osborne today backed moves to secure a direct flight between Manchester and China.Mr Osborne, right, was due in the city for the official launch of the Manchester-China Forum, a new body aimed at boosting trade between the city and...
POLE POSITION ; City and United Fight for Lewandowski Signature
UNITED and City are ready to help Borussia Dortmund avoid a disastrous summer by snatching Robert Lewandowski from under the noses of Bayern Munich.Dortmund, who have been rocked this week by news that Mario Gotze will leave for Bayern at the end of...
POLE POSITION ; City and United Fight for Lewandowski Signature [City Region Edition 3]
UNITED and City are ready to help Borussia Dortmund avoid a disastrous summer by snatching Robert Lewandowski from under the noses of Bayern Munich.Dortmund, who have been rocked this week by news that Mario Gotze will leave for Bayern at the end of...
POLE POSITION ; City and United Fight for Lewandowski Signature [Edition 3]
UNITED and City are ready to help Borussia Dortmund avoid a disastrous summer by snatching Robert Lewandowski from under the noses of Bayern Munich.Dortmund, who have been rocked this week by news that Mario Gotze will leave for Bayern at the end of...
Police Chief Reveals How One Girl in Care Has Run Away 405 Times ; Fahy: We Must Do More Than Return Runaways Campaigning MP Welcomes New Approach
GREATER Manchester Police will report badlyrun care homes to Ofsted after it emerged a teenage girl has gone missing more than 400 times.Chief constable Sir Peter Fahy has ordered his officers to raise concerns about homes they are repeatedly called...
Puppy Farm Action Appeal ; 2,500 People Sign Petition in Just Two daysThey Demand Council Acts over Illegal Business
THOUSANDS of people are calling on a town hall to take action over an illegal puppy farm exposed by the M.E.N. Dog lover Stef Spode has launched a petition to force Bury council to act over Bentley Hall Farm - after we revealed a family of farmers were illegally...
Rafa's Feeling Three and Easy! ; Reds' Brazilian Defender Feels Established Enough Now to Celebrate His Third Title in True Carnival Style
RAFAEL celebrated United's 2013 title win with a bit more Rio de Janeiro carnival style than his previous two Premier League crowns.The Brazilian was a winner with the Reds in 2009 and 2011 but didn't party with the same gusto as Monday night as he didn't...
Reds Didn't Hit Me in the Pocket This Time
AFTER it all went wrong last year, my missus made me promise never to do it again - but where's the fun in that? Thankfully, United made it third time lucky in the Done household by seeking out some Red Devil redemption and clinching the title against...
Reds' Star Pair Sign New Deals ; Gleeson and McPherson to Stay at Salford until 2015 as Club Talks to Broughton about Remaining at Barton
STAR players Martin Gleeson and Shannan McPherson have agreed new extended contracts with the Salford City Reds.Both players will stay until 2015 and remain key senior figures in the long-term plans of new head coach Brian Noble.Reds chief executive...
Royal Exchange New Season
IN an exclusive preview of the Royal Exchange Theatre's new season, our guide is artistic director Sarah Frankcom (pictured right): "The aim of this new season is to bring exciting work to our audiences as well as to foster new partnerships," stresses...
Star Attraction? ; Is the Revamped the French Worthy of a Michelin Star, or Will It Prove to Be Just Too Expensive to Survive in Manchester? Andy Cronshaw Finds Out
HERE is a happy THERE is a happy irony about chef Simon Rogan's new undertaking at The French Restaurant in the Midland Hotel.Because the cooking here is not French. It is, in fact, the regional food of north west England. No longer does this restaurant represent...
Syria 'Has Unleashed Chemical Weapons in Civil War' ; White House Warns of 'Game-Changing' moveBut US Holds Back on Escalating Involvement
SYRIA'S government has used chemical weapons against opponents in the country's civil, says the White House.US intelligence has concluded 'with some degree of varying confidence' that President Assad's regime had twice used them.However, officials also...
Theatre Picks
THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE: It's the heart-warming tale of the young girl who overcomes her crippling shyness to unleash a mighty songstress within. See feature right. Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 7.30pm/ Thu 2.30pm, ends May 4. Pounds 10-Pounds 32.50. Opera...
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Police figures reveal five times more City fans than United attended 2011 parades Whatever. My family and I stood and sang in the rain. Had a great day. Not bothered if Citeh had 5,000 or 5,000,000. They're still just a poor Blackburn Rovers! Rebekah Chapman...
The Master Will Keep Blues in Shade - Sam
SAM Allardyce has told City they will always struggle to catch up with United so long as the man he calls 'The Master' is in charge at Old Trafford.City host West Ham tomorrow in the first game since Roberto Mancini's men lost their status as Premier...
The Power of Words ; Sarah Walters Visits a New Exhibition Exploring the Ways Art Can Be Used to Protest
THIS IMAGE Emily Hatcher: Unannounced Incidents ALL words, once mused American theologian Henry Ward Beecher, are pegs to hang ideas on.A well turned phrase can certainly be powerful, and that's something that a new exhibition at the People's History...
Time to Say Goodbye ; the Promoters of Underachievers Please Try Harder Tell Daniel Nolan Why Now Is the Right Time to Bow Out
'IT felt like the right time to end a nice story. It will be five years, 99 clubnights. We never set out to go that long. We've done pretty much all we ever wanted to do with it. Neither of us want it to be bigger or become a brand."How very indie that...
Unfinished Business ; Murray's Trainer Has Had Martinez Down as a Marked Man for Ten Years
WHEN Martin Murray steps into the ring in Buenos Aires tomorrow night it will mark the end of a 10-year pursuit for his trainer Oliver Harrison.WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez might not know it, but he has been a marked man in Salford for the...
Vaughan Eager to Make It Three of a Kind for Play-Offs
GARRY Vaughan goes hat-trick hunting tomorrow as TRAFFORD aim to become Manchester's third non-league side to secure a play-off spot.Altrincham have already booked their place in the Blue Square North's end-of-season showdown and on Tuesday night FC...
Visual Arts Picks
GALLERY OLDHAM Kate Plumtree: Worn To Be Wild: Acclaimed textile artist/dress designer Kate Plumtree gets in touch with her animal side in this new exhibition of costumes inspired by wildlife and the evolution of fashion through the ages. The main costume...
Wanderers Warned over Bellamy Threat
SAM Ricketts has put Bolton on Craig Bellamy alert as Wanderers look to gatecrash champions Cardiff's week long Championship celebration party.The Bluebirds will receive their trophy tomorrow as Dougie Freedman's side bid for three points that could...
Watchdog Sets Date to Visit 'High Death Rate' Hospital ; Team of Inspectors to Look at All Aspects of careFindings to Be Made Public Later in the Year
ADATE for a major government inspection of Tameside Hospital as part of a probe into high death rates has been announced.Some of England's top health experts will inspect the wards on May 23, it has been revealed.They will watch doctors and nurses at...
We're Scared, Say the Families Battling to Save Respite Care ; Four of Manchester's Seven Centres to Close They Are a Lifeline to Us, Say Worried Relatives
CARERS of family members suffering from severe disabilities have been left 'terrified' over their futures after being told their local respite centres face closure.Four of Manchester's seven respite centres are set to be closed, with families at facilities...
Young Belgian Januzaj Set for United First-Team Bow
UNITED prodigy Adnan Januzaj is set to add to the flood of Belgians in the Premier League.Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson has officially handed the 18-year- old midfielder the senior number 44 which suggests the young starlet could be given a cameo taster...
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