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Articles from July 5, 2014

ASKEY FUMING AT LACK OF CHRISTMAS CRACKER ; Macclesfield Facing Trips to Grimsby and Bristol Instead of Local Derby with Altrincham.
MACCLESFIELD boss John Askey has been left fuming by the Conference fixtures for next season.After winning promotion from the Conference North, Altrincham are set to play Cheshire rivals Macc in the league for the first time in 17 years.But instead of...
A Whole in One for Sport ; PAUL HARRISON Enjoyed Golf and Guns at a Scottish Country House
THE sporting eyes of the world are on Scotland this year. The Commonwealth Games are in Glasgow next month, followed by the Ryder Cup at Gleaneagles in September.So what better way to warm up than a sportingthemed mini-break in the Scottish Borders?...
A WHOLE NEW DEGREE OF SUCCESS FOR GIGGS ; University Honour For'extraordinary Talent. Who Is Admired throughout the World'
UNITED legend Ryan Giggs spoke of his pride and surprise as he accepted an honorary university degree.Giggs, 40, the new assistant manager at Old Trafford, was presented with his accolade by the University of Bolton in recognition of his sporting achievements.He...
Become a Culture Vulture in Stockport
THE GILBERT & SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY TOUR 2014: For ve days the touring company of Gilbert and Sullivan Opera will be coming to Stockport. The hardworking group will be staging seven performances and three different operas. On Tuesday 8 July and Wednesday...
Bigger, Better and Tastier ; SARAH WALTERS Returns to Hong Kong and Finds a Place Transformed into a Sophisticated Destination
WHAT a difference a decade makes. It's close to 10 years since I last set foot on Hong Kong's ever increasing soil - like many of the rapidly developing islands in this part of the world, Hong Kong is endlessly reclaiming land from the sea - and it feels...
Broady's SW19 Dream Is over - for Now
NAOMI Broady is determined to prove her form at this year's Wimbledon was no flash in the pan.The 24-year old from Heaton Chapel, who reached the second round of the ladies' singles at the All England Club, bowed out of the mixed doubles at the quarter-final...
Butcher Retires at 87 from Market ; SARAH WATERS Looks Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago
MONDAY JUNE 29, 1914 SEVENTY YEARS ON SALFORD MARKET ONE of the most familiar faces at Salford Cattle Market, Mr. Lawrence Ingham, master butcher, of Bacup, the oldest tradesman in Rossendale, retired from business on Saturday.ough 87 years of age, he...
Calling Up the Past ; SUSAN HAMPSHIRE Goes Roamin' with the Romans in the City of Lincoln
HAT'S that saying? WRome wasn't built in a day. Hardly surprising really. Because the Romans were pretty busy in Britain. In Lincoln, to be precise.Originally known as Lindum Colonia, Lincoln's Roman origins can still be seen today at various points...
Cast Your Vote for the Woman You Want to See Cast in Stone ; Your Chance to Have Your Say on Which Famous Manchester Female Should Be Honoured with a Statue.
MA N C H E S T E R ' S best-loved female figure could be honoured under plans for a new statue in the city centre.A motion is set to be put before the council to call for a new statue to commemorate the huge contribution women have made to the city over...
City Centre Is Not Wild West after Sundown ; VIEWPOINTS
I'M not surprised Manchester council and (city centre boss) Coun Pat Karney are tearing their hair out (Police boss slams 'irresponsible' council leaders as he says Manchester after midnight is 'too dangerous', M.E.N., June 28).Let's set the context....
City Centre Is Safe after Midnight, Say Bosses ; Police and Council Chiefs Blast Inspector's Comments as 'Misleading'
SENIOR police and town hall bosses have dismissed claims that Manchester is not safe after midnight as 'simply wrong'.Chief Supt Nick Adderley, the city centre's top officer, and deputy council leader Bernard Priest described statements made by Inspector...
Cream of the Crop for Cornish Break ; KATE FIELDER Enjoyed an Ultra-Modern Stay in a Country Cottage
CORNISH cream tea anyone? Cornwall is rightly proud of it's beautiful endearingly English speciality but this part of the country has far more to offer than just scones and jam.After a full 30-something years on this planet, I'd never been to Cornwall....
Cycle Star Sarah Backs Bid to Stop Families Going Hungry ; Paralympian Athlete Visits Projects around Greater Manchester to Launch Tesco Campaign
PARALYMPIC cycling champion Sarah Storey is backing a campaign urging shoppers to support food banks in Greater Manchester.The 11-time gold medallist visited projects in Oldham, Openshaw and Harpurhey to launch a major drive by Tesco to feed families...
Digging It ; the Uk's Largest Urban Gardening Festival, Dig the City, Makes a Welcome Return to Manchester City Centre This Manchester City Centre Summer - a Great Day out for the Whole Family
LOOKING for things to do in Manchester in the summer holidays? Dig the City is back. The popular urban gardening festival spans King Street to the Cathedral, with food, flowers, a fete and nine days of gardens galore, pop-up picnics and masses to do...
Does Your Home Need a Facelift? We Can Help
MILLIONS of people have dreams of moving when they retire - to the country, to the seaside or even abroad.Yet when they actually reach retirement age, many decide they'd much rather remain in their local community close to family and friends.They find...
Falling Asleep on the Bus after Watching Gig at Oasis ; Manchester Pop Trail
IT'S always enjoyable reading about fans exploits and how they enjoyed the 60s music scene in Manchester.Mary Bartlett lived in Handforth at the time and would get tickets for the Manchester Student's Union from her sister's boyfriend.She recalled seeing...
FANS NEED TO BE 14TH O BE 14TH MAN IN SALFORD TEAM ; Owner Koukash Appeals for Reds Supporters to Repay His Faith and Commitment to the Club. L
OWNER Marwan Koukash claims he has invested a fortune in Salford and is now demanding more people from within the city give him something in return by backing him and his team.Koukash is also calling on Reds' 3,000 hardcore fans to do their bit in trying...
Feel the Heat ; International Ice Dance Stars Reunite for Blackpool's 2014 Hot Ice Show
THIS year's Hot Ice Show is set to be a passionate one. The world famous, awardwinning ice show returns to The Arena from July 3 until September 6 with top class international skaters dazzling the senses and leaving you gasping at their jaw-dropping...
Fergie's' Enforcer ; United Legends Roy Keane
IT says everything about Roy Keane's inuence at Old Traord that in the eight-and-a-half years since his departure, United are still to ll the void he left behind.e Irishman was an immense presence in the heart of Sir Alex Ferguson's mideld ever since...
'Freddie' Speed Camera Catches 26 Drivers a Day ; Camera That Trapped Cricketing Star Flintoff Named as the Busiest One in the Country.
aSPEED trap which caught out cricket legend Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff is the busiest camera in the country, it has been revealed.The device at Junction 25 on the M60 at Bredbury snapped 9,326 speeding vehicles in 2013 - almost 26 per day - and raked...
Get Back in the Saddle in Oldham
YANKS ARE BACK IN SADDLEWORTH: Winding the clock back to the Second World War, this unforgettable day out was rst staged 13 years ago to celebrate the local lming of 1979 Hollywood movie Yanks, starring Richard Gere. Just like on the lm set, the spirit...
Get out and about in TRAFFORD
get out and about in TRAFFORD...about in TRAFFORD...'WOMEN IN INDUSTRY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR'WOMEN IN INDUSTRY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR' Imperial War Museum North. Runs until 28 September. Free and family friendly. Images of women at work during World...
Give Your Family a Summer to Remember
DIG THE CITY: There are plenty of ways for kids to join in the fun at the city's annual urban gardening festival. In St Ann's Square, they can make mud pies and grass trumpets in the National Trust's treehouse and build their own birdhouse with Construction Youth...
Gran-of-Six 'Tricked' into Global Money Launder Gang ; 'Utterly Terrified'58-Year-Old Is Spared Jail
A GRAN tricked into taking part in an international money laundering conspiracy has been spared jail.Khalida Sheikh let sonin-law Nouman Tariq use her bank safety deposit box to store money. Unknown to her, Tariq was at the centre of a gangland banking...
Great Holiday Giveaway ; Help Find the Best of British in the Travel Industry and You Could Win Some Great Prizes Too
WIN a great holiday prize by voting in the British Travel Awards - there are FORTY prizes to be won! Have you had a perfect package holiday, been on a fabulous flight or enjoyed cracking customer care when booking a break? Have you had an unforgettable...
Have an Egg-Cellent Time in ROCHDALE
05-07-14 TOUR DE FRANCE GRAND DEPART: TOUR DE FRANCE GRAND DEPART: Head up the stunning Blackstone Edge to watch world-class cyclists take part in Stage 2 of Tour de France's Grand Depart as it passes from York to Shef eld. Passing by the reservoir,...
I Love Matchmaking, but I'm a Failure at It! ; the Big INTERVIEW by Susanna GaltonDavina McCall Talks about the New Run of Her Hit Quiz, Which Will Feature a Few Twists
New series THE MILLION POUND DROP Fri C4 8pm hat's the difference between a bog standard gameshow and a BAFTA-winning ratings hit? WThe presenter, that's what. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? wouldn't have been the same without Chris Tarrant, and it's...
International Cricket on Your Doorstep ; Watch England Swing into Action against India This Summer at Emirates Old Trafford
IF you think your sporting calendar looks empty when the World Cup in Brazil comes to a conclusion, then think again! The very pinnacle of cricket will be on your doorstep this August when England entertains India at Emirates Old Trafford for the Fourth Investec...
Italian Dishes from Master of Pasta ; Popular TV Chef Antonio Carluccio Reveals the Secret of Cooking Perfect Pasta as MARION MCMULLEN Takes a Look at His New Book
THERE'S no doubt Antonio Carluccio has a passion for pasta. The TV chef, who is one half of BBC's Two Greedy Italians, has been championing Italian cuisine for 50 years and his latest book celebrates some of the country's top dishes.HERE'S no doubt Antonio...
It's Bunny Just What You See on the Tram! ; Eamonn O'Neal My Week
I USE Metrolink a lot and for most of the time the service is excellent and I find it a great chance to people-watch.Many journeys are unremarkable but the odd one makes you wonder about what is and what isn't allowed on the tram.Most rules are not contentious:...
Kompany Man ; Blues Legends Vincent Kompany
INCENT VINCENT Kompany arrived shortly before City became a awash with Abu Dhabi oil money - but the centre-back has been as pivotal to their success as any of the superstar signings who have been lured to the Etihad since.Kompany - a Pounds 6m signing...
Late Breaks
KOS, GREECE STAY at Kefalos, Kos, in the two-star Maritsa Studios, for seven nights self-catering, departing Manchester on July 13, with Jet2holidays. The price is Pounds 194 per person based on three sharing, includes a 22kg baggage allowance and return transfers....
Laying Down the Law ; Jimmy McGovern's Gritty New Drama Sees a Teenager Fighting for Justice after Being Implicated in a Murder
COMMON Sun BBC1 9pm Get your tissues ready, for Jimmy McGovern's latest drama is a real tear-jerker. It follows a teenager, Johnjo O'Shea, on a night that he will never forget - for all the wrong reasons.DAD: When the 17-yearold is waiting in the car...
Let There Be Light ; HOMESThe Days Arear Graduallygr Getting Shorter, So If You Want to Enjoyenjo Your Garden Gar for the Rest of the Summer and beyond, Outdoor Lighting Is a Must
AS WELL as illuminating your outdoor entertaining space, lighting has lots of other uses in the garden. It can, for example, illuminate pathways and steps, so you can see where you're going, making your garden safer - and prettier - after dark.To be...
Make It Your Bury Best Summer Yet
RAMSBOTTOM ANGLING ASSOCIATION RAMSBOTTOM ANGLING ASSOCIATION 05- 07-14 TOTTINGTON'S BIG DAY OUT: TOTTINGTON'S BIG DAY OUT: The much- loved Music in the Park festival has a new name and a new venue, but visitors can expect the same great family day out...
Man Is Cleared of Killing His Cousin in 'Violent Sex Game' ; Mum-of-Two Was Found Naked with a Rope Round Her Neck and Injuries to Face and Arms
A MAN has been cleared of killing his cousin in an alleged sex game gone wrong.Police found Mark Pickford, from Longsight, Manchester, curled up asleep in Dawn Warburton's blood-stained bed beneath her hanging dead body, a court heard.The mother-of-two,...
Mayhem! It's Joust What TV Is Missing
PADDY Crerand was one of the groundbreaking 1970 ITV World Cup panel that brought the football pub argument into our lounges via the TV screen.Now he pops into the kitchen and makes a cup of tea when the matches in Brazil take a half-time break and the...
More Alleged Victims Come Forward as Harris Is Jailed ; Law Firm Says It Is Aware of Fresh Abuse Allegations as Shamed Entertainer Is Locked Up.
AM A N C H E S T E R ? BASED law rm has been contacted by up to a dozen new alleged Rolf Harris abuse victims, the M.E.N. can reveal.Pannone said they had been contacted by people from across the country since the shamed entertainer was found guilty...
MOVIES We Love MOVIES We Love
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Friday, Sky Movies Premiere 8PM PREMIERE Tom Hanks (above) is American cargo ship captain Richard Phillips, taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009. As the devastating 9/11 thriller United 93 proved, director Paul Greengrass isn't interested...
Mum-of-Five Murdered by a Single 'Devastating' Punch ... ; Violent Thug Faces Life Sentence after Blow to the Face Killed Fiancee Following Row after a Night out.
aVIOLENT bully has been found guilty of the one-punch murder of his fiancee.Ryan Ingham, 27, sprinted up to mum-of-five Caroline Finegan after a trivial row about getting a bus or taxi home from a night out and punched her once in the face as hard as...
My Nine Favourite Things ; the RV Rampage Presenter, 41, Tells Us about the Things That Entertain Her
Favourite book...Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. This book changed my life, twice. The bottom line is that the universe conspires to give you what you want, you just have to ask it. It's my motto. Coelho is a genius.Favourite TV show...There are so many...
New Fire Control Centre 'Puts Lives at Risk' Says Union Boss ; Concern over 999 Crews Not Being Sent from Nearest Station - but Brigade Chiefs Say It DOES Make Sense
GLITCHES in a new regional 999 call centre are putting lives at risk, it is claimed.A union boss and councillors have claimed it has resulted in fire crews closest to incidents being overlooked and engines from stations further away being sent.In one...
Next Stop Trafford Centre? How New Tram Line Could Look
THIS is how the Trafford Centre could look with a tram passing by - if plans to extend Metrolink get the go-ahead.Artist impressions of the proposed line have been released ahead of the launch of a massive consultation on the Pounds 350m scheme.Transport...
Now You Can Go Online to Join Electoral Register ; TALKING DIGITAL
IN the last few years, accessing public services via the internet has become second nature.Whether it's registering for a TV licence, paying your road tax or accessing council services - from reporting a pothole to paying your Council Tax - there is...
Painting the Town Yellow as Tour T Fever Takes over ; Bike Fans Head to Rochdale to Try the Race Route as the World's Best Prepare to Get to Grips with Pennines.
CY Y CLING fans from all over the country are descending on Rochdale for the weekend to watch the Tour de France.Yellow jersey bunting has been strung up all across Littleborough and brightly-painted bicycles are dotted across the town to welcome the...
Paws for Thought This Summer in Tameside
ROUNDABOUT TO ROWARTH: Not for the faint-hearted this 11 mile walk over the Nab and round the back of Cown Edge is set to be a difcult six and a half hours. But if you're up for the challenge it will be a great way to get fresh air into your lungs. No...
PERFECT END TO THE HOLIDAYS HOLIDAY FOR NA S FOR NASRI ; Frenchman Is to Sign a New Deal as Blues Show How Important He Has Become at Etihad
SAMIR Nasri has been keen to show everybody how much he's enjoyed his summer holiday.And when it ends next week, City will show the Frenchman just how important he has become at the Etihad Stadium.Had things been di erent, Nasri might have spent his...
Police Hunt Flasher Pervert Targeting Teen Girls in Street ; Detectives Say Middle-Aged Man May Be Responsible for More Incidents in Recent Months
POLICE are hunting a flasher who exposed himself to teenage girls in the street.The pervert struck twice in a month in Ashtonunder-Lyne, each time performing a sex act as his victims walked by.Detectives believe he could have also approached more young women.During...
Potter's World Just Gringott Bigger ; the New Harry Potter Theme Park Ride Opens on Tuesday. NIGEL THOMPSON Takes a Sneak Peek
FORGET about One Direction. The hottest thing for kids this summer will be wand direction. I've had a preview of the soon-to- open multi-million dollar Diagon Alley extension that doubles the size of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida...
Pounds 150k BOOST TO THE 'BUTTY CAMP' BATTLE ; MP's Welcome as Businesses Pledge to Help with Cost of Keeping Salford's Holiday Camp in Wales Running
BUSINESSES have pledged more than Pounds 150,000 to help Salford's Jam Butty holiday camp survive.And it has emerged Hazel Blears played a key behind the scenes role in saving the centre in Prestatyn, North Wales.The Salford and Eccles MP lobbied councillors...
PUB SHOOTING VICTIM 'NEEDS MORE SURGERY' ; Police Continue to Appeal for Information as Innocent Man Faces Another Operation
AMAN shot by mistake with an Uzi sub machine gun as he sat having a quiet pint in a pub will need further surgery.The 49-year-old victim was blasted by two masked gunmen because while he was sitting at the intended target's bar stool.He was hit by seven...
Raise a Glass
With Andy Cronshaw .RESERVE Wines in West Didsbury held its 10th annual wine tasting, showing an array of terrific wines.THESE fair islands of ours have been pretty hopeless in the World Cup. England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales. Are we there or thereabouts in...
Releases Latest
MANIC STREET PREACHERS - Futurology .... TEN months after the brilliant Rewind The Film, Manic Street Preachers' eleventh studio album, comes Futurology.Trumpeted as their Krautrock album - Misguided Missile contains the line "I am the Sturm und Drang"...
Robbery Victim, 64, Fights off Thugs
A WOMAN fought off shop raiders despite being battered with an iron bar.The 64-year-old refused to hand over her jewellery even after she was hit repeatedly with the weapon at Tan Tan salon in Prestwich.She managed to trigger the alarm and the two cowardly...
Sniper Adventure Is a Little off Target ; GAMES& Gadgets
IT'S time to get your stealthy long-range shooter at the ready, the Sniper Elite series is back - and on the next gen consoles.Continuing the story of elite OSS sniper Karl Fairburne during World War II, this third outing takes players to the unforgiving...
Solved: Riddle of Belgian Soldier's Resting Place. ; Grave of 21-Year-Old Who Was Killed in First World War Is Found after M.E.N. Appeal for Information
THE mystery of the final resting place of a Belgian soldier who fought in the First World War has been solved.Salford council had launched a search to find the grave of Franciscus Alphonsus Van den Eynde, 21 - as previously reported in the M.E.N. - following...
Something for Everyone in Wigan
WIGAN LIVE: WIGAN LIVE: This two-day festival takes place in nine venues all over Wigan, with more than 40 bands. This free festival is open to all and is a chance to showcase some of Wigan's local talent. There will be something for everyone and you...
String of Cars Scratched for Being on Path ; Vehicles Scratched by Man Who Said He Was Angry That They Were Blocking Pavement
RESIDENTS have hit out at a 'mindless' vandal who attacked cars in anger at them being parked on the pavement.A number of vehicles were left with damage to their bodywork after a man walked down a quiet residential street in Hale scratching them with...
Summer in Salford
SALFORD: 'HERE'S ONE WE MADE EARLIER' AT THE LOWRY: Curated with the help of local children, this exhibition takes a look at the BBC's programming, past, present and future of children's TV. As well as re-visiting favourite broadcast moments, there will...
Summer Reads of the Star Writers. ; BOOKSYou May Be Picking Up the New Novel by Your Favourite Best- Selling Writer This Summer, but What Will They Be Poring over? HANNAH STEPHENSON Finds Out
JACKIE COLLINS QUEEN of the raunchy read Jackie, says: "I will be going to the Bahamas for a summer vacation and staying at the fabulous Ocean Club with white sandy beaches and azure seas. I like to go there because I can write on my balcony overlooking...
Ticket to Ride ; IF YOU'RE PLANNING A SUMMER TREAT DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, WHAT BETTER WAY TO GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO REMEMBER THAN ONE OF THE NORTH'S BEST THEME PARKS
ALTON TOWERS GET away from the grind and escape to The Alton Towers Resort for a summer of fun in the sun for the whole family.ALTON TOWERS GET away from the grind and escape to The Alton Towers Resort for a summer of fun in the sun for the whole family.There...
Walking Away from Fame Doesn't Make Me a Misery ; IN THE HOTSEAT
It's been 27 years since Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up stormed to the top of the charts. The Newton le Willows-raised singer's most famous hit went to number one in 25 countries before becoming an internet 'rickrollin' phenomenon seven years...
We'll Start off with Two Kids Then See ; MUSICExample Talks to MARION MCMULLEN about His Latest Album , Marriage, His Plans for a Family and Why He Wants to Live Down Under
IT HAS been a mad and full-on time for singer, songwriter and rapper Example. He got married, has a new album coming out and is ready to pack his bags and start playing live again.The 32-year-old's life is spent almost constantly on the move and the...
WHAT A SCORE! LIBRARY GETS LOST ITALIAN MANUSCRIPT ; Two Parts of 300-Year-Old Piece of Music Are Reunited after Scholar's Gift to Manchester
ARARE musical score that was thought lost for almost 100 years has been donated to Manchester Central Library. The manuscript to Pietro Paolo Bencini's Li due volubili has found a home in the library's internationally-important collection of Italian...
Win Harry Potter Summer Screening Tickets ; We Love COMPETITIONS
12 family tickets to be won THE ULTIMATE VISIT TO THE FILM SETS On Monday, Warner Bros Studio Tour London launches their first ever Harry Potter Summer Screenings. To mark the occasion, 12 lucky families will win an ultimate visit to the film sets on...
World Cup Record as 16 Drink Drivers Caught in Single Night ; Crackdown during England Matches Net Boozy Motorists Who Got Behind the Wheel
POLICE arrested more drink-drivers on the night of England's first World Cup match than any other time this summer.Sixteen motorists were held by traffic officers on Saturday, June 14, as England clashed with Italy. The clutch of arrests came during GMP's...
YATES OUT TOS OUT TO SHOWHE IS REAL TOUR DE FORCE S REAL TOUR DE FORCE ; Bury Ace Ready for the Grand Depart as Toughest Cycle Race in the World Gets Underway.
SIMON Yates woke up in Leeds this morning with 'lots of nerves and feeling stressed.' But when you are about to embark on the greatest and toughest bike race on the planet, any apprehension is understandable. Even the best riders get an attack of jitters...
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