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Articles from October 16, 2014

A Close Shave for Sisters Raising Cash for Charity ; Pair's Sponsored Headshave Raises Pounds 4,500 for Hospice That Looked after Their Sister.
TWO sisters have helped to raise thousands of pounds for a hospice by shaving their heads in memory of their late sister.Diane Casey, 53, and Ann Howarth, 60, were shorn of their locks at a family fun day held at the De La Salle Club on Lancaster Road in...
BEER IS SPUR FOR ACE EDIN TO SCOOP GL GL ORY OR ; Skipper Kompany Promises to Buy Team-Mate a Drink If Tottenham Scourge Finds Target.
EDIN Dzeko could end up well stocked with cans for next week's Moscow flight if Vincent Kompany is true to his word!The Blues skipper promised to buy the striker a beer if he scores when the pair return to City action against Tottenham on T Saturday, following...
BRAWL CLUB LOSES LICENCE ; Man Was Glassed on Dance Floor of City Centre Club Liv.
ONE of Manchester's newest nightclubs has been forced to close its doors after a man was glassed on the dance-floor.Club Liv has had its licence temporarily suspended after police asked the council to carry out a licensing review in the wake of the assault.Officers...
BROTHERLY LOVE DRIVES MANGALA ; City's French Defender Motivated to Succeed by His Older Sibling's Paralysis.
CITY star Eliaquim Mangala has revealed how his quest for success is driven by the plight of his paralysed brother.The big French defender's older sibling Daniel was badly injured in an accident when Mangala himself was five, and has been confined to...
Cole: Fast-Starting Angel Simply the Best - Bar Yorkie!
ANDY Cole says Angel di Maria's outstanding start at United is reminiscent of Dwight Yorke.The Pounds 59.7m Argentine has scored three goals in his first five games in English football.His stunning form has quickly eased the pressure on him following his...
COMING IN FROM THE COLD ; New Lancashire Boss Ashley Giles Feared He Had Become Cricket's Forgotten Man before Red Rose Call.
ASHLEY Giles feared he had become crick-Cricket's forgotten man before he received a call from Lancashire.The former England boss returned to the sport last week when he was named the new head coach and cricket director at Emirates Old Trafford.It is...
Council Bosses STUB OUT PARK SMOKE BAN ; Proposal May Be Possible to Enforce in Playgrounds Instead of Parks, Says Town Hall
tOWN hall bosses have ruled out banning smoking in Manchester's parks, arguing it would be impossible to enforce.However, they may look at outlawing smokers from children's playgrounds.They were reacting to recommendations from former health minister Lord...
Country Life Is Closer Than Ever Before. ; AFFORDABLE, DESIRABLE AND JUST A STONE'S THROW FROM YOUR PLACE OF WORK, GREENFIELD PLACE NEAR SADDLEWORTH IS A DREAM COME TRUE
IF YOU thought living in the country would have to wait, Bardsley Homes has some great news for new buyers and existing home owners.Situated in the picturesque and highly sought-after village of Greenfield, Saddleworth, Greenfield Place brings the best...
Crack Gang Unit Could Be Scaled Down in New Round of Police Cuts ; Team Which Helped Achieve Dramatic Drop in Gun Crime in Manchester Is among Units under Reviewed.
ACRACK anti-gang unit could be scaled down as GMP face more colossal cuts.Xcalibre, which is regarded internationally as a model of effective anti-gang policing was set up ten years ago to target gangs in Moss Side and south Manchester.It has achieved...
DIAMOND'S ACTION PLAN ; Angry Sale Boss Certain There Will Be No Repeat of Saints Flop after Home Truths and Improvement Strategy
STEVE Diamond has vowed there will be no repeat of the 'unacceptable' display which saw Sale crash to a heavy defeat at Northampton last weekend when they tackle Irish giants Munster on Saturday.Sale will go into the opening fixture of a daunting European Rugby...
Discover Designer Living at Its Very Best ; BARRATT HOMES' STUNNING RANGE OF HIGH QUALITY HOMES AWAIT VISITORS TO KNIGHTS WOOD, A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN ECCLESTON VILLAGE, CHORLEY
KNIGHTS Wood at Langton Brow consists of a fantastic range of three, four, five and sixbedroom family homes. With part-exchange and Stamp Duty payment offers available, it's the perfect opportunity for potential new home owners to take their next steps on...
DRUG GANG MEMBERS TO PAY BACK 'GANGSTER TAX' ; Childhood Friends Must Pay Back Thousands of Pounds and Tell Police When They Meet
BOYHOOD pals who formed a drug dealing gang have been told they must tell police whenever they meet - and ordered to pay thousands of pounds in 'gangster tax'.Back in summer 2012, the hunt for gun and grenade killer Dale Cregan put east Manchester's...
Expert View ; with Manchester Giants' Basketballer David Watts
we are determined to bounce back this weekend with two tough tests.Last weekend was so disappointing for us as we let two very winnable games pass us by. We went away from what won us our previous two games and failed to execute and play hard. Both Leeds and...
Family Must Be the Ones to Choose a Tribute to Brave Alan
ON the wall of Eccles library is a plaque in memory of a child whose fight for life touched the whole town, and the country.I stood outside the Church of the Holy Cross on a bright cold morning in November 1993 for the funeral of Laura Davies.It was...
Fashion Week Bosses 'Fail to Pay Debts Again' ; Directors of Fashion Extravaganza Accused of Leaving Artists and Businesses Unpaid for Second Time.
MANCHESTER Fashion Week bosses have been accused of leaving a string of businesses and employees unpaid for a SECOND time. The four-day fashion festival was held at Halle St Peter's over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.The 2013 event was cancelled with...
Flower's Not Alone in Losing the Plot!
OVER the top, senseless and indefensible. That was Ben Flower's act of thuggery on St Helens' Lance Hohaia.But those words could equally apply to the feeding frenzy which has dominated the news agenda since his sending off in last Saturday's Grand Final...
G-Mac Starts Title Defence with Victory
GRAEME McDowell began the defence of his title in perfect fashion with victory over the in-form Alexander Levy in the Volvo World Match Play Championship.McDowell, who fought back from three down to beat Jordan Spieth in the opening singles match in...
Gravedigger Leapt to Rescue of Man Struggling in Canal ; Dad-of-Two Who Spotted Victim as He Cycled to Work Had Just Completed First Aid Course
GRAVEDIGGER has been hailed as a hero after leaping into Aaction to save a drowning man.Andy Kenworthy was cycling home by the side of the Ashton Canal in Droylsden when he spotted a figure struggling furiously in the water.The quick-thinking dadof-two...
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. in a Brand New Home
THIS Christmas could be the most special one yet. Many people choose to wait until spring to look for a new property, but those who make the most of the quieter autumn spell can gain great rewards. Right now there is a wide selection of quality new-build properties...
Help Is Needed from above to Save Historic Chapel ; Appeal Is Launched to Repair Chapel Roof. Appeal Is Launched to Repair Chapel Roof.riddled with Dry Rot as Famous Old Church Is Forced to Cancel Weddings Services
aFUNDRAISING campaign has been launched to save a Victorian chapel suffering from dry rot.Old Chapel in Dukin-field was forced to close after extensive rot caused by damp was found in beams holding up the main arches in the ceiling.The historic grade...
HENNING 'A NATIONAL HERO' ; Prime Minister Is to Consider an Honour for Salford Aid Volunteer Murdered by Islamic State Terrorists.
DAVID Cameron is to consider a national honour for murdered Salford cabbie Alan Henning.He said that Mr Henning should be recognised as a 'national hero'.It means the aid worker could be awarded The Queen's Commendation for Bravery - a highly prestigious...
HOW LENNON HELPED PROVE BLUES WRONG ; Tony Book Recalls How New Bolton Boss Started out at City - and Made Him Eat His Words.
FORMER City manager Tony Book admits he could have ended Neil Lennon's football career almost before it had even started.Bolton's new boss takes charge of Wanderers for the first time at Birmingham on Saturday - a ground where he made his one and only senior...
'Iconic' Office Block Is Set for Revamp ; Site Once Dubbed City's Most Exclusive Office Complex Will Enjoy 'Significant Investment'.
REVAMP is planned for what was once considered Manchester's Amost exclusive business address.Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, which owns 101 Barbirolli Square, has unveiled plans for a significant investment into the Great Bridgwater Street complex....
Iconic Toastrack Sells for Pounds 5m ; Former University Building Set to Be Used for Residential and Educational Purposes Following Sale.
MA N C H E S T E R ' S iconic university 'Toastrack' building has been sold to a developer - for Pounds 5M.It is believed the famous Fallowfield campus is set to be used for both residential and educational purposes.Manchester Metropolitan University...
Just What You've Always Wanted
AS October moves into November, and the Christmas countdown looms, many house hunters may be tempted to put a halt to their moving plans and send dreams of a new home into hibernation until the New Year.However, Stewart Milne Homes is offering buyers...
Lockers Is Our Captain Marvel
EVERY team needs a great captain and England have the finest there is, in my view, in Wigan's Sean O'Loughlin.He is the best in the business.We are on our way to Australia to take part in the Four Nations, Lockers is leading us and I really do fancy...
LOUIS STILL FEELING SO YOUNG AT HEART ; Kids Boss McClair Backs LVG to Maintain Old Trafford Faith in Young Talent.
LOUIS van Gaal will stay true to United's traditions of developing home-grown talent, according to Brian McClair.United's academy director has defended the club's youth policy and insists he has no regrets over the sale of Danny Welbeck.McClair claims...
Miracle Pooch Sandy on Mend
MEET Sandy - one of only two plucky pooches housed on 'adoption row' where the tragic Manchester Dogs' Home fire began.The stray crossbreed was just days away from being sent to a new family when the fierce blaze ripped through the corridor of kennels at...
Neville Warns LVG It's Make or Break Time for the Reds
GARY Neville believes United's next three games will reveal how far Louis van Gaal's team has progressed during his short time at Old Trafford.United play West Brom at the Hawthorns on Monday night before facing Chelsea at home and City away.United are...
Online Trolls 'Think It's Cool to Be Nasty'
WIGAN rugby league star Ben Flower has become the latest celebrity to fall victim to internet trolls - faceless bullies who use social media to target people with abusive messages.The threats made to Flower, 26, who was sent off in the Super League Grand...
OUR CONFUSING COUNCILS ; Research Shows Town Hall Reports Require More Education to Understand Than Stephen Hawking's Work.
WHAT do Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and the Wikipedia entry explaining mathematical integrals have in common? They are both easier to understand than Oldham council's budget report. According to an analysis by the M.E.N.'s data unit you...
Parkin P G Fine? Facts and Figures
PENALTY CHARGE NOTICES ISSUED ? AND INCOME FROM ?. 2013/14 Bolton: 23,610, Pounds 761,513 Bury: 17,925, Pounds 505,407 Manchester: 137,082, Pounds 3,815,113 Oldham: 21,533, Pounds 524,466 Rochdale: 14,032, Pounds 469,781.93 Salford: 30,085, Pounds 745,915 Tameside:...
Professor Praises Ebola Medics ; Manchester-Based Humanitarian Body Is Recruiting Staff to Send to Disease Hotspots in West Africa.
A PROFESSOR who is recruiting medics to fight Ebola in West Africa has praised their bravery and selflessness.Prof Tony Redmond is the director of Manchester-based humanitarian body UK-Med, which is co-ordinating the recruitment of NHS workers who will...
Public Alert over Dogs' Home Blaze Fraudsters ; Conmen Going Door-to-Door Asking People to Sign Up to Direct Debit Scheme
AWARNING has been issued by fire-ravaged Manchester Dogs' Home over fears doorstep conmen are using the tragedy to prey on the public.Bosses have contacted Greater Manchester Police after two reports of a doorto-door scam involving direct debit donations.Fraudsters...
RED REVOLUTION Paying off ; after Almost 100 Days in the Old Trafford Hotseat Louis Van Gaal Has Overseen Changes in Tacticsand Personnel. Here M.E.N. Sport Assesses How Far United Have Come
EARLY next week Louis van Gaal will have been United manager for 100 days.He landed in Manchester, following a brief stopover in Amsterdam, after guiding Holland to third place at the World Cup in Brazil.Resplendent in a blue suit and striped sky blue...
Rise and ; with the Winter Months Drawing in, GP Hannah Prosser Tells Us How to Get That Much-Needed Energy Boost from Your Breakfast Bowlfi
Do you ever feel tired of feeling tired? As a GP and a mum of an active 12 month old baby, I'm all too familiar with this common problem. I've met many patients suffering from feeling constantly exhausted and often this can be attributed to a vitamin...
Show Homes with Real Manchester Spirit
TAKING design inspiration from the vibrant cityscape, two chic new show homes have opened at Lovell's Faraday Green development in Miles Platting.The three-bedroom 'Daley' features clean lines and an on-trend navy colour scheme. Contemporary interior...
Sick Couple Who Kept Girl as a Slave Told to Pay Her Pounds 100k ; Husband and Wife Ordered to Compensate Victim for Unpaid Work in Landmark Case
AWOMAN who was trafficked to Britain as a 10-year-old girl, repeatedly raped and used as a domestic 'slave' is to receive Pounds 100,000 for years of unpaid work in a landmark compensation case.The victim, who was made to live in a cold cellar and carry...
Sick Couple Who Kept Girl as a Slave Told to Pay Her Pounds 100k ; Husband and Wife Ordered to Compensate Victim for Unpaid Work in Landmark Case. [City Region]
A WOMAN who was trafficked to Britain as a 10-year-old girl, repeatedly raped and used as a domestic 'slave' is to receive Pounds 100,000 for years of unpaid work in a landmark compensation case.The victim, who was made to live in a cold cellar and carry...
Sorry, but I Just Can't Stomach the Thought of a Match-Day Pie!
SO the BBC have revealed what we knew all along - that the price of pies, a pint or a brew is a rip-off at football matches.And it's not just when watching our national game but at both codes of rugby too.The answer to further being hit in the pocket...
Special Feature Get More from Your Floor with Celebrity Expert Donald Sheridan Aka DIY Donny FLOORING Project ; Get More from Your Floor with Celebrity Expert Donald Sheridan Aka DIY Donny
DIY Donny is a building surveyor and runs his own plastering company but his passion is sorting out DIY dilemmas and giving advice to help everyone achieve their dream home love laminate and flooring and have always found this type of flooring is the...
STREETS WHERE YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO GET A PARKING TICKET ; M.E.N. Investigation Reveals Town Halls across Region Have . M.E.N. Investigation Reveals Town Halls across Region Have Raked in Pounds 41m in Fines over the Last Five Years
TODAY the M.E.N. can reveal the streets in Greater Manchester where you are most likely to get a parking ticket.Town halls across the region have raked in a staggering total of Pounds 41m through parking penalty charges in the last five years.They have...
THE LAMB AND ALMOND CURRY WITH BEEF... AND NO ALMONDS ; Takeaway Boss Hit with Pounds 5,000 Bill for Selling Meals with Different Ingredients to Those Stated on Menu
TAK AT EAW AWA AYWAYW owner who sold dodgy lamb pasanda and almonds was caught out when trading officers found it contained beef... and no almonds.Trading standards officers found unmarked plastic bags filled with raw meat in the kitchen of Balti Massala...
The World's First Flying Butler Is at Your Service ; Airline Offering a Five-Star Hotel-Style Service Complete with Butler - If You Can Afford the Price Tag.
TRAVELLERS on the new luxury Etihad Airways service can do more than just watch old episodes Downton Abbey... they can hand out orders to their very own butler.Well-heeled customers will get five-star service from the world's first flying butlers and...
Three 999 Services Share a Home ; Police, Ambulance and Fire Service Operate Together in Landmark Step towards Possible County-Wide Merger
THE possible merger of 999 services in Greater Manchester has taken a small step forward.For the first time in the county, ambulance, fire and police have come together under one roof in Salford.Irlam fire station is accommodating all three blue light...
Tired? You Don't Know the Half of It Raheem
I AM feeling a bit tired.You see, it's been a busy old week. For the past three nights I have been in the office until midnight, putting the paper together, eventually getting home just before 1am.After the obligatory cup of tea and half-anhour in front...
Towpath Tales of City's Waterways
TALES From The Towpath is storytelling born out of obsession, says co-creator Maya Chowdhry. The event, part of Manchester Literature Festival, invites the public to explore the city's extensive waterways using smart apps (organisers can even provide...
Training Ground Work Pays off for Skip Glendon
GEORGE Glendon reckons his goal against Bury in the Manchester Senior Cup semi-final was a result of hard work on the training ground during the week.Manchester City's captain opened the scoring at the JD Stadium with a floated free-kick that crept into...
Tributes as Man Who Brought Jazz to Manchester Dies at 88 ; Club Promoter Opened Legendary Venue That Was a Magnet to Music Greats from across the World.
THE man credited with bringing jazz music to Manchester - and who rubbed shoulders with music greats - has died, aged 88.Eric Scrivens opened Club 43 in the 1940s - with musicians including Sonny Rollins and Zoot Sims performing there.The legendary club...
Warwick Launches the Panto Season ; in Association with THE DIARY DIANNE BOURNE WITH ALL THE INSIDE STORIES in Association With
IT may be another 70 Days to Christmas, but panto season has already got off to a colourful start in Manchester.The stars of the Opera House's big Christmas panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, got together for the first time in Manchester on Wednesday...
Widow Banned from Putting Simple Tribute to Husband on Gravestone ; Bereaved Wife in Row with Town Hall over Adding Words to Memorial for Tragic Baby Son
manchestereveningnews.co.uk aGRIEVING widow's wish to honour her husband has been denied in a row over nine emotional words.Sylvia Hall wanted husband Graham's ashes to be buried in their baby son's grave. And although council chiefs have agreed to that, they...
Your Say ; the Bestof Your C Tof Your Comments from Manchestereveningnews.Co.UK
BEN FLOWER. . had already given Hohaia a clout off the ball seconds before the main incident. He should have been given the maximum ban the RFL are allowed to impose.Humphrey REFEREE. . should take much of the blame - missed, overlooked or ignored the...
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