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Articles from October 11, 2013

240 United and City Fans Arrested Last Season ; Supporters near Top of Home Office 'League' but MEN Analysis Shows List Is Skewed
MORE than 200 United and City fans were arrested by police at football matches last season, government figures have shown. A total of 145 Reds supporters and 95 Blues were detained by officers for offences linked to football games.A Home Office bulletin...
Arts Picks
WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE Risk: Those of a safe, cautious nature might feel a tad unnerved by this new photographic exhibition exploring the theme of risk in day-to-day situations - be it personal, financial, political or creative. Developed through a series...
ASCHOOLBOY Was Savaged by [...] ; Boy, 7, Attacked by Kids' Playground [City Region Edition 5]
ASCHOOLBOY was savaged by a dog near a children's playground - then the owner walked off without helping him.The dog sank its teeth into seven-year-old Otis Hewett's legs at a Stockport park leaving two puncture wounds on his inner thighs.A police hunt...
A Sobering Steak. ; Michael Fitzpatrick Finds There Are Too Many Things on the 'Dry' Side at Rump N Ribs
FOR those who like a nice glass of red with your steak, look away now. And if you were thinking of enjoying a bottle of fizz with your meal, it had better be Diet Coke.For Rump N Ribs is a Halal steakhouse which doesn't serve alcohol - in fact it's banned...
Bishop Gives Thanks ; the Stand Up Star Tells Sarah Walters Why He's Grateful to Be Doing Something He Loves
HE autobiography: Tthat moment when a celebrated star asserts their own cultural relevance by recording the most interesting moments of their life forever.Did comedian John Bishop imagine he'd ever do that kind of book? Not really; he has always been...
Care on the Move with the Christie ; Mobile Chemo Unit Takes to the Road
ANEW Pounds 700,000 mobile chemotherapy unit has been launched to take treatment closer to the doorstep of hundreds of patients.Staffed by specialist nurses from The Christie hospital, the centre, which launched at MediaCityUK yesterday, will allow up...
Comedy Picks
LUCY PORTER: NORTHERN SOUL Appearing as part of this month's Women In Comedy Festival line-up, the utterly charming Ms Lucy Porter examines of the north v south divide. Tonight 7.15pm. The Dancehouse, Oxford Road (thedancehouse.co.uk/0161 237 9753)....
COUPLE MADE Pounds 30K BY SELLING STOLEN SYRINGES ON Ebay ; Hospital Worker and Husband in 8-Year Scam Crooks Spared Jail after Judge Hears of Huge Debt
AHOSPITAL worker and her husband made almost Pounds 30,000 after she stole medical equipment and set up a business to sell the goods on eBay.Emma Walker, 39, sold syringes and other items she had skimmed off from Salford Royal Hospital after setting...
Dog Savaged My Boy but Its Owner Just Walked Away ; Boy, 7, Attacked by Kids' Playground
ASCHOOLBOY was savaged by a dog near a children's playground - then the owner walked off without helping him.The dog sank its teeth into seven-year-old Otis Hewett's legs at a Stockport park leaving two puncture wounds on his inner thighs.A police hunt...
Dog Savaged My Boy but Its Owner Just Walked Away ; Boy, 7, Attacked by Kids' Playground [Edition 3]
ASCHOOLBOY was savaged by a dog near a children's playground - then the owner walked off without helping him.The dog sank its teeth into seven-year-old Otis Hewett's legs at a Stockport park leaving two puncture wounds on his inner thighs.A police hunt...
England Expects after Warrington Swoop
GRAND-Final runners-up Warrington have clinched the signing of Featherstone prop forward Anthony England.The 26-year-old former Castleford and Dewsbury player has signed a two-year deal and becomes the Wolves' third recruit for 2014 following the addition...
Event Picks
THE GREAT NORTHERN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR The absolute mother of all craft fairs returns for its sixth Manchester outing. Taking place in a purposebuilt pavilion on Hardman Boulevard, Spinningfields, this year's event promises an unrivalled opportunity to...
Fair Play, City Is a Happier Place! ; Training Ground Rifts Are a Thing of the Past under New Blues Regime as Respect Is Put High on Agenda
NO training ground scuffles, no red cards, no tantrums, no lurid front-page headlines. Life is a lot duller at Manchester City since Manuel Pellegrini took over!But that is exactly the way the owners want it."Holistic" has been the buzzword at City since...
Food Banks Are Good - but Not for Long Term
SPEAKING at a fringe meeting on food poverty as I did at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester last week, might seem a counterintuitive thing for a Conservative MP to be doing.But when you're an MP for an area with the fourth most deprived ward...
Ford Leads a Fiesta ; Sale Fly-Half Scores 16 Points on First Start as French Opponents Are Put to the Sword
makes Thomas Henry the through break a defence. Biarritz scored Ford Joe Inset, Sale for points 16 Henry Thomas makes a break through the Biarritz defence. Inset, Joe Ford scored 16 points for Sale SALE 33 BIARRITZ 10 SALE'S rejuvenated power pack smashed struggling...
Golf Is Still at the Top of Its Game after 40 Years ; Latest Version Remains Leader of Hatchback Pack Mk 7 Is Lighter and Even More Frugal with the Fuel
DESPITE probably owning over 100 cars in my 30-plus years of driving I have never had a Golf - which is why I've so far failed to understand how the sector-leading hatchback has acquired such a loyal following.Good friends of ours have 'his and hers'...
Helping Disadvantaged Families through Play ; Fun at a Charity Called GRUMPY They Are Appealing for Your Tokens
ACHARITY which provides unique education and play facilities for disadvantaged kids is hoping to extend its reach through the M.E.N's Wish campaign.GRUMPY, based in Salford, was formed in 1979 and today employs six members of staff who, with the help...
Help Save a Piece of History ; Volunteers Needed to Catalogue Our Heritage
THEY are the buildings, walls and monuments we walk past every day - and now an army of enthusiasts are needed to catalogue them all.English Heritage are asking for volunteers to carry out their own surveys of the 3,500 Grade II listed structures across...
Hip-Hip Hooray, Widdop's Back! ; Aussie-Based Star Storms Back from Injury in Time for World Cup
GARETH Widdop says the prospect of playing in the World Cup drove him on as he fought to recover from what looked sure to be a season- ending injury.Widdop's World Cup hopes were hanging by a thread when he dislocated his hip playing for Melbourne Storm...
Homes Plans Wrong ; Viewpoints
THE report headlined 'Joy as 100-homes plan fails' (M.E.N, October 4) highlights the relief of campaigners fighting against inappropriate building on green land, yet doesn't ignore the desperate need for more housing.Salford planning committee deserve...
'Hundreds of New Jobs Created by City Festival' ; MIF Huge Economic Boost, Says Report Events Attracted 250,000 People
MANCHESTER International Festival created hundreds of jobs and boosted the city's economy by Pounds 38m, according to a new report.The 18-day cultural event, which brought some of the world's leading artists to town in July, proved a bonanza for Manchester's hotels,...
It's a Paris Mismatch ; Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan Shine as Bickering Couple, Says Damon Smith
LAUGHTER and heartbreak walk hand in clammy hand in Le Week-end, an elegiac portrait of a married couple testing their relationship during a celebratory weekend in Paris.The French capital looks glorious and provides a suitably swoonsome backdrop to...
Jeremy's Lesson on Revolution ; Acclaimed Artist's New Exhibition Has Been an Education, Writes Sarah Walters
SO indelible a part of Manchester history is the Industrial Revolution that it's difficult to imagine having no knowledge of it, of its transformative effect or its impact on the city's population.But artist and curator Jeremy Deller never learnt about...
Playdemic Gets Funding Boost ; It Gets Fund Investment to Develop Next Web releaseCompany Created Most Played Game on Facebook
THE firm behind a series of hit internet games has secured "substantial" investment to fund its next major release.Wilmslow-based Playdemic has won the undisclosed cash injection from The North West Fund for Digital & Creative. The social game developer...
Rob's Rallying Call ; Giants New Boy Sure First Win Not Far Away Jones' Boys Gearing Up to Face Eagles Test
RISING star Rob Marsden admits Manchester Giants have been 'bad' at times during their stuttering start to the season.But the straight-talking Yorkshireman is adamant the team will put their disappointing British Basketball League opening behind them...
STAND UP IF YOU LOVE CITY LOVE YOU ; BLUES BID FOR 61,500-CAPACITY ETIHAD - IF THERE THERE'S ENOUGH DEMAND Work Could Start Start Could Work February as Early as as Early as February
THIS is how the Etihad Stadium could look - if City bosses get the green light for a 13,500-seat expansion.These images, obtained by the M.E.N, show an extra tier built behind both goals at the Blues' home.The M.E.N. understands bosses will apply for...
Stars Go It Alone on Stage ; 168 Hours What Not to Miss over the Next Seven Days
0161 211 2495 sarah.walters@citylife.co.uk @SarahCityLife AHOST of stars who earned their reputations in other bands before striking out alone are about to land on the city - with huge names playing throughout the weekend.It starts on Saturday with two...
Talk of the of Talk Town. ; but Former Reds Teen Ace McIlroy Urges New Hero by Dazzled Be Not to Januzaj to Not Be Dazzled by Limelight
SAMMY McIlroy has advised Adnan Januzaj to be himself, and not live like a hermit and risk blowing his sudden rise to fame. The Belgian midfielder is the new kid on the block who has had a meteoric climb to prominence with his match-winning double at Sunderland...
There's No Demand for Eccles Cakes in Eccles, Says Greggs Says Eccles, in ; Town Celebrates Famous Pastry Treat [Edition 3]
GREGGS has come under fire for not stocking Eccles cakes during a special celebration of the delicacy - even at its shop in ECCLES!The bakery giant's branch in the Salford suburb's shopping centre has recently undergone a major refurbishment and locals...
There's No Demand for Eccles Cakes in Eccles, Says Greggs ; Town Celebrates Famous Pastry Treat
GREGGS has come under fire for not stocking Eccles cakes during a special celebration of the delicacy - even at its shop in ECCLES!The bakery giant's branch in the Salford suburb's shopping centre has recently undergone a major refurbishment and locals...
United DID Mount a Last-Ditch Bid for Ozil
UNITED failed in a lastminute bid to hi-jack Arsenal's deal for midfield maestro Mesut Ozil.The German international (right) moved to the Gunners from Real Madrid for a club-record Pounds 42.4m fee on deadline day.United admitted that they were interested...
VIPs Make Fashionably Late Arrival at Big Night
Pshops city's Fashion Vogue's HEW! As if it wasn't enough of a mad dash for fashionistas around the city's shops last night for Vogue's Fashion Night Out, spare a thought for the magazine's top brass.the on incident a left network rail fashion-of host....
Weekend of Opera Promises to Be Spectacle ; Classical
OPERA performances in Manchester are a bit like the buses - you wait for ages and then they all come at once.This weekend we have a visit from Ellen Kent's Moldova-based Chisinau National Opera, with a double Verdi celebration of Nabucco and Aida. It...
Why I'm Backing England to Qualify
AT the beginning of World Cup qualification we all would have accepted winning your last two home games to secure a place in Brazil.Any worried England fans reading this, us bookies do think the Three Lions will qualify.They are 2/5 to win the group,...
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