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Articles from March 25, 2013

10 Key Issues 10 Facing Mancini ; with the League Title Seemingly out of Reach, There Will Now Be Much to Ponder on for the City Boss over the Next Few Months
ROBERTO Mancini will be back behind his desk this week plotting a surging finish to the campaign. In any other season, second place in the world's toughest league and an FA Cup semi-final would be a reason to string up the sky blue bunting around the...
10 Stars with So Much to Play for ; United Players Have Plenty to Prove despite Having the Title Race All Sewn Up
RED ALERT Wayne Rooney was shocked to be left out of United's Champions League crunch game with Real Madrid. Left, Nani has struggled for his best form while, above, Anderson cannot nail down a regular starting berth THERE are just nine Premier League...
Battling Tigers Claw Back Crucial Victory
MANAGER Scott McNiven feels HYDE are now getting their just deserts in their battle to maintain their Blue Square Premier status after a 2-1 win at Hereford, writes BEN COLLINS.The Tigers fell behind to Josh O'Keefe's deflected shot in the 25th minute,...
Blackwell: Bury Can Still Beat the Drop ; LIV LEE
BOURNEMOUTH 4 BURY 1 FRUSTRATED Kevin Blackwell believes his Bury side can still escape relegation from League One.After recording their first win in four games against Stevenage on Tuesday, the Shakers headed for Dean Court with a degree of confidence.But...
Centre-Halves Deserve More Respect
ROY Hodgson has demanded some respect for Joleon Lescott and Chris Smalling.Questions have been asked over the all-Manchester central defensive partnership which will be entrusted to keep Group H rivals Montenegro at bay tomorrow night.Neither are regular...
COULD I BE LIKE BEYONCE? ; Deanna Delamotta Finds out Why Being like Beyonce Is the Holy Fitness Grail for Women and Why Sugar Rather Than Fat Makes You Fat
'I'M going on holiday in six weeks time and I want to look like Beyonce."xLisa Foley smiles. It's now a familiar request put to the Sale- based personal trainer by desperate housewives, career women, married ladies, all the single ladies...You get the...
Crolla Fighting for Manchester Pride ; Middleton Ace out to Show Liverpool That His Home City Is Still Boxing's Capital
ANTHONY Crolla will be fighting for the pride of Manchester - as well as the Commonwealth lightweight title - when he steps back into the ring with Derry Mathews on Saturday night.The former British champion is looking to avenge defeat to his Liverpool...
Crunch Time for Bolton in Play-Off Bid
BOLTON return to Championship action at Charlton on Saturday for the first of eight make-or-break games in the race for the Premier League.But even before Wanderers kick-off at the Valley, their destiny could be shaped by what happens in the next four...
Dale Revolution Is No Cakewalk for Hill
SATURDAY'S postponement at snow-hit Spotland offered Keith Hill a rare opportunity to stand back and assess the rate of progress at Rochdale since his return to the club in January, writes RICHARD PARTINGTON.Hill, whose side were scheduled to take on...
Ex-Soldier Pleads with Home Secretary to Stop Him Being Sent to US to Face Fraud Charges
LAWYERS are calling on the Home Secretary to stop a veteran soldier being sent to the US to face fraud charges.David McIntyre, from Hyde, denies committing any offence but could be extradited in days.The M.E.N. told how Mr McIntyre, 41, has been charged...
Fans Can Book a Meal Inside Novelist's Home ; Visitors Will Be Able to Dine in Gaskell's houseManison Is Undergoing a Victorian Renovation
ATTENTION TO DETAIL Gaskell House looked to FANCY dining like Dickens or having brunch like a Bronte? Visitors to Manchester novelist Elizabeth Gaskell's home will soon be able to dine in Victorian splendour - in the same room where she entertained some...
Forget the Fat - Sugar Is the Real Danger
IF you're looking longingly at your children's Easter eggs wondering if they'd notice if you swiped a shell, stop now!You know that sugar is bad for you, it causes tooth decay and eating too much sugarladen food can lead to a poor diet lacking in nutrients.But...
Giants Revive Push for Play-Off Finish ; Jones Wants Win Treble from Last Three Games
GIANTS 78 LEICESTER RIDERS80 MANCHESTER Giants are back in with a shot at the BBL play-offs after a weekend of joy and pain.The Giants picked up only their second away win of the season by beating high-flying Worcester 91-82 on Saturday night.And they...
Haile Can't Wait for Return to Manchester
ATHLETICS Haile Gebrselassie aims to prove life can begin at 40 even for the world's greatest ever distance runner.The Lion of Ethiopia has been confirmed as the star attraction at the Bupa Great Manchester Run on May 26 when he will chase a fifth successive...
Hall Has Rethink over Retirement Plans
MATTHEW Hall has postponed his decision to quit boxing.The former Commonwealth light-middleweight champion announced he would be walking away from the ring after his comprehensive points defeat to Billy Joe Saunders last Thursday.But the 28-year-old...
HART: We: Just Can't Afford to Slip Up ; England and City Keeper Says England Must Deliver or Face Up to Missing out on World Cup, Writes Chris Ostick
JOE Hart has warned his England teammates that they have to perform in Montenegro or face the prospect of World Cup heartbreak. The Three Lions go into the red hot atmosphere of Podgorica trailing their rivals by two points at the top of Group H. Defeat...
IT'S ALL WHITE ON THE NIGHT ; the Diary Dianne.bourne@men-News.Co.UK 0161 211 2484 @Diannebourne.
THE weekend's wintry whiteout wasn't going to stop a host of stars putting on their glad rags for the glitzy Once Upon A Smile charity ball in Manchester.Heavy snow across the north caused a fair few headaches for organisers and guests, but the show...
'It's Not Genetic; It's Just Your Brain Stem Is Slowly Dying.' ; This Month Is Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month, but How Many of Us Have Even Heard of MSA? Paul Taylor Meets a Sufferer
NE of the first ONE of the first symptoms of Beth Lockett's illness was there on the page every time she picked up a pen."I noticed my writing was getting terrible... smaller," says Beth, aged 59, who used to work as an accounts assistant at a Trafford...
I've Been Saved from Death, Says Morrissey as Health Scare Wrecks Tour ; Smiths Star, 53, Pulls US Dates over insuranceHe Says He's Been Told to Stop Performing
MORRISSEY has cancelled his US tour - blaming the huge medical costs stemming from a series of health scares.The former Smiths frontman, who has suffered from double pneumonia and a stomach ulcer, said he had been 'saved from death' - but that the bills...
Jack's Gearing Up for Cycle Challenge to Help Sick Aunt ; 11-Year-Old Is Riding to Blackpool for Charity Hopes to Raise Money and Awareness on Ride
AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy is cycling 60 miles from his home to Blackpool to raise money to help his aunt and uncle.Jack Ireland is getting into the saddle for the MS Society and Francis House Children's Hospice.His aunt Rachael Ellis-Jones suffers from neurological...
Jobs: Delivering the Skills Young People Need
ANY parent will tell you that, when it comes to their own child, the journey from cradle to first job seems to take weeks, not years. This shows how important it is to begin as early as possible to equip our children and young people with the skills...
Kids Spy on Cabbies in Sex-Scandal Crackdown ; Teenagers Look out for 'Inappropriate Behaviour' Town Hall Advises Other Councils to Stop Abuse
TEENAGERS are being asked to spy on taxi drivers in Rochdale in a bid to avoid a repeat of the child sex ring scandal.The young 'mystery shoppers' are being asked by council officials to catch taxi rides - in a bid to root out 'inappropriate behaviour' by...
Labour in Rallying Cry to Win Back Seat ; Withington Ward Is 'Key' to Party's Success Area Is on Labour's Target List for Election
LABOUR'S general election strategist has kicked off the party's campaign in Withington - branding it a must-win seat for 2015.Tom Watson says a victory there is essential if Labour is to return to power.The seat - currently held by Liberal Democrat John...
Little Litter Pickers Get a Grip on Recycling ; Pupils Take Part in Environmental dayHelp Clean-Up Streets and Learn about Waste
PRIMARY school children have been learning about the importance of looking after the environment - in a day of action supported by Manchester town hall.The Year 4 pupils from All Saints Primary School in Gorton took to the streets to clean up their neighbourhood...
Noble All Set to Step into Salford Hot-Seat ; Former Great Britain Coach Poised to Be Officially Confirmed by Koukash
SALFORD Reds owner Marwan Koukash is poised to announce the appointment of Brian Noble as the City Reds new head coach.Noble looks set to land a threeyear contract.Koukash has spent the weekend in talks with Noble, who says he would be honoured to return...
No Longer the Sideman, Johnny Looks Perfectly Placed at Centre Stage ; REVIEW Johnny Marr the Ritz, Manchester
THE perennial sideman to a endless cast of flamboyant singers, Johnny Marr is finally standing centre stage."This place is the place I officially became a musician," he tells a sold out crowd at The Ritz on the first of his two-night stand at the venue....
Oldham Close in on Robins Starlet
OLDHAM Athletic are expected to tie up a loan deal for Bristol City midfielder Bobby Reid today, writes MIKE KEEGAN.The highly-rated 20-yearold has made four appearances for the Robins and had a loan spell at Cheltenham last season.Reid signed a four-year...
Our Healthcare Revolution ; Biggest Shake-Up to NHS in 65 Years Doctors to Be Put at Heart of New System
THE NHS is currently undergoing the most radical transformation it has ever seen. Experts say that the shake-up is the biggest since the NHS was founded at Trafford's Park Hospital - now Trafford General - in 1948. From April 1, family doctors will be...
PM's War on 'Something for Nothing' Immigrants ; Cameron Unveils New Crackdown on EU Arrivals Tighter Rules on Use of NHS and Jobs Benefits
IMMIGRANTS face curbs on unemployment benefits and access to the NHS, under a crackdown being unveiled by David Cameron today.The prime minister was using a keynote speech to warn those coming to Britain that they can no longer expect 'something for nothing'....
Police Bid to 'Spring Clean Our Streets' ; Seven Most Wanted Target of Ad Campaign Raids on Homes of Drug and Sex Suspects
POLICE have released mugshots of their seven most wanted offenders as part of a 'spring clean' - appealing for the public's help to catch them.The men are wanted for crimes including drink-driving, theft and burglary.The images were released as police...
Premier Plans May Spell End for Local Clubs ; Mike Keegan Paints a Bleak Future for Lower League Teams If New Scheme Becomes Reality
OLDHAM are taking on Bury in the League One North 2030 game of the season.In front of a bumper crowd of 1,000 at two-sided Boundary Park, Latics snatch a vital 1-0 win courtesy of a last-minute header from a striker who works as a painter through the...
Record Number of Teenage Cancer Victims Beating Killer ; 80 per Cent of Young People Survive Disease Manchester Hospitals Are Leading Fightback
MORE teenagers and young adults are surviving cancer than ever before - thanks to treatment breakthroughs in Manchester.Figures show that the number of 15 to 24-year-olds dying from the disease in Britain has fallen from around 580 per year in the mid- 1970s...
Red Bulls Lock Horns ; Vettel Sorry after Defying Team Orders Third-Placed Hamilton Makes Pit-Stop Gaffe
REIGNING Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel apologised after blatantly disregarding Red Bull team orders to claim a controversial Malaysian Grand Prix victory.Mark Webber held sway over team-mate Vettel following the fourth and final pit stop...
Sale Are Right at Home
"There's a lot of "There's a lot of investment gone in Barton is at least becoming a real home from home was FRIDAY night's priceless Premiership victory over Bath in a Barton blizzard was the latest evidence that Sale are finally beginning to feel at...
Season Starts Here ; Next Two Days Crucial in Lancs Promotion Bid Red Rose Face Sussex in Dubai Warm-Up
LANCASHIRE face a crucial two days of cricket against Sussex in Dubai, according to centurion Tom Smith.The friendly is the Red Rose's only scheduled practice match using a red ball ahead of the LV= County Championship Division Two opener against Worcestershire...
Stevenson on Hunt for Next Champ
TAEKWONDO World champion Sarah Stevenson has been running the rule over hundreds of potential new taekwondo stars.And the Didsburybased Beijing Olympics bronze medalist is impressed by what she's seen.Stevenson hasn't fought since last summer's Olympic...
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Bus fares slashed as battle for passengers hots up One idea - keep bus fares the same, just don't increase them and give children free travel.Why do children have to pay to travel to school? If children had free travel, less parents would drive their...
The Bravest of the Brave ; Top Military Awards for Soldier and Airman Heroes Saved Lives under Fire in Afghanistan
HERO Flt Lt Christopher Gordon won Distinguished Flying Cross, right » HERO Flt Lt Christopher Gordon won Distinguished Flying Cross, right AHERO soldier and airman from Greater Manchester have been awarded two of the highest military honours for...
Thug Rips iPhone from Boy Waiting for His Mum in Car ; Cruel Thief Laughed as He Snatched Mobile Police Appeal for Public Help to Catch Crook
AHEARTLESS robber laughed as he burst into a parked car and ripped an iPhone from the hands of a 10-year-old boy whose mum had popped into a shop.The thug knocked on the window of the blue Vauxhall Corsa after spotting the child on his own in the vehicle...
Time to Target Baines, Fergie ; with Everton Left-Back Pushing Cole Hard for His England Place, the Time Is Right for Him to Make the Move to United
LEIGHTON Baines was England's stand-out performer in Serravalle on Friday night, but will most likely resume his role as understudy to Ashley Cole in Podgorica tomorrow.And it is the Everton full-back's predicament at international level that will give...
Tom on a Hard Road Back ; He Took on the Best in the Premier League Now Bury's Midfielder Wants a Return to the Top, Writes Jack Gaughan
TOM Soares has gone up against the best at Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium.A teenage prodigy at Crystal Palace and capped by England Under- 21s, he had a bright future mapped out ahead.But now, thoughts of doing battle with Michael Carrick or Yaya Toure...
Top Class: Special Needs Academy Leads the Way ; Watchdog Rates School 'Outstanding' Hailed as Example to Others across UK
AFLAGSHIP academy for children with special needs has been hailed as an example for schools across the country by Ofsted inspectors.Melland High School in Gorton was given the top 'outstanding' rating by the watchdog in its first inspection since becoming...
Tried& Tested
FEELING the pressure at work? It could be your socks. Jeremy Gates tries out a pair designed to be tough, sturdy and comfortable.? WHAT ARE THEY? Some socks are not manufactured to withstand the pressures of physical work. They either don't offer enough protection...
Victory for Student 'Too Poor to Go to Oxford' ; University Offers Him a Place and Starts Review
ASTUDENT has forced Oxford university to review its admissions policy after agreeing to settle a legal battle over claims it was discriminating against working class students.Damien Shannon, 26, from Salford, lost a place at the top university when he...
Wales Skipper Hails Coleman
WALES captain Ashley Williams insists victory over Scotland proves Chris Coleman is still the right man to lead the side through their World Cup qualifying campaign.The Dragons boss was under pressure before Friday night's Hampden meeting, having guided...
You're Hired! Apprenticeship Gives Troubled Teen New Start ; Dean, 17, Fell in with the Wrong Crowd but Glass Firm Gave Him Second Chance
ATEENAGER who turned his back on a troubled past has mended his ways after being given a chance by a local businessman.Dean Todd fell in with the wrong crowd, started drinking, and was soon in trouble with teachers, narrowly avoiding being thrown out...
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