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Articles from February 5, 2015

AGONY OF CAT HUNG FROM A TREE AND SHOT ; Plea for Help to Catch Thugs Behind 'Horrific' Attack on Six-Month- Old Kitten Called Suki
A SIX-MONTH-OLD kitten was hung from a tree and shot at in an horrific attack by yobs.Suki was found by a passer-by who stopped on their way home from work to search the bushes after hearing an animal crying.The brown and white kitten was found in a...
Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Have Soared by 80 per Cent in a Year ; Graves Desecrated, Swastikas Etched on Cars, Online Abuse and Insults Hurled in Streets
ANTI-SEMITIC incidents have soared by nearly 80 per cent in Greater Manchester over the last year.The Community Security Trust, which works to safeguard the Jewish community, received 309 reports of hate crime in 2014 - up from 173 the year before.Nationally,...
APPRENTICES SCHEME PROVES JUST THE JOB ; Successful Project Aimed at Getting Young People into Work to Be Expanded across Country
APILOT scheme looking to get unemployed youngsters into work is to be rolled out across the north west.The young people at the Mahdlo youth zone were among the first to test out the Get a Job scheme.Of the 209 teenagers who took part - at youth zones...
AS a Former Strictly Come [...] ; THE DIARY DIANNE BOURNE WITH ALL THE INSIDE STORIES
AS a former Strictly Come Dancing finalist, Chelsee Healey knows all about getting into the groove.And now Chelsee is urging us all to follow her dancing lead and sign up to take part in the upcoming Comic Relief all-day Danceathon event.The main event...
Ben's Looking Good for Chance to Win Mr England Award ; Contestant Only Won Lancashire Title after Going along to Beauty Pageant with Fiancee for Moral Support
MR LANCASHIRE is hoping to take on the world after being shortlisted in the country's biggest beauty pageant.Ben Guymer, 25, was named Mr Lancashire after attending the regional heats of Miss England in Leicester with his fiancee for moral support.But...
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Manchester's world famous Pride parade is 'depraved' and features 'a great deal of vulgarity and wickedness', according to an article published by churchgoing UKIP supporters.CAN. . I just say that as a Christian myself this 'group' don't believe the...
BLUES CAN FACE BARCA GAME WITH OPTIMISM ; Pellegrini's Men Are Older and Wiser Than When They Last Played the Spanish Giants
WHEN Kike knocked in Middlesbrough's second goal to consign City to FA Cup oblivion for another year, the thoughts of Blue masochists might have turned to Lionel Messi.The City team that was mentally broken, and then picked off, by the resistance of...
BOOZE MENACE CAUGHT AFTER PETROL BUNGLE ; Serial Offender Banned from Roads after Police Stop to Help Him on Hard Shoulder of M62
A DOZY drink-driver has been banned from the road after being caught... when he ran out of petrol on the motorway and police stopped to help.Tariq Mahmood then told magistrates: "I only had a couple of shots."The 31-year-old was driving on the M62 near...
Boss Hopes Call-Up Ends Cipriani Debate
DANNY Cipriani's return to the England Six Nations fold is all to do with talent not rehabilitation.That's the view of the Sale fly-half 's club boss Steve Diamond, who has welcomed his playmaker's selection onto the England bench for tomorrow night's...
CAMPAIGN TO FIND 'MISSING' VOTERS AS ELECTION NEARS ; Call Goes out for the 50,000 People in Our City with No Political Voice
TODAY we launch a major drive to sign up Greater Manchester's missing 50,000 - the huge numbers currently unable to vote in May's election.New rules mean thousands of people have dropped off the electoral roll and will need to register themselves. It...
CITY CENTRE HEART SCHEME COULD SAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ; New Scheme Ensures Devices Are Never More Than Four Minutes Away from Patients Who Suffer Cardiac . New Scheme Ensures Devices Are Never More Than Four Minutes Away from Patients Who Suffer Cardiac .Arrests, While Opera Singer Who Stopped Breathing Says She Owes Everything Quick Treatment
LIVES could be saved thanks to a major bid to make Manchester the safest city for people who suffer sudden heart failure.City centre chiefs and ambulance bosses have joined forces in a bid to make Manchester Britain's first 'heart safe' city by increasing...
CLOCK'S TICKING ON JANUZAJ'S FUTURE ; Winger Needs to Impress Louis Van Gaal after Admitting His Struggles
ADNAN Januzaj's frank admission about his struggles to adapt to Louis van Gaal's tactics revealed the true extent of his fight for survival at United.The Belgian is increasingly running out of time to convince Van Gaal of his qualities.And despite United's...
COLOSSUS HAS TO MEND THE CRACKS ; City Skipper Has Been Going through Rocky Patch since Return from Injury.
IT was a good point for City at Stamford Bridge, but one that equalled double-winning Manuel Pellegrini's worst run as Blues manager.Four games without a victory has seen their Premier League charge stutter and FA Cup dream die, leaving the pressure...
Council and Housing Association Tenants: Are You Up to Date with Right to Buy? ; ADVERTISING FEATUREIF YOU'VE BEEN A COUNCIL TENANT FOR FIVE YEARS OR MORE, YOU COULD BE ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE YOUR HOME WITH RIGHT TO BUY
RIGHT to Buy is the scheme that helps eligible council and housing association tenants buy their home by offering a discount on the purchase price.Since the scheme was refreshed in April 2012, the discounts have increased. Currently, eligible tenants...
De Gea's Happy - and Reds Could Be Chasing Title
David de Gea's agent has claimed that the United goalkeeper is happy at Old Trafford - but says he'd be part of a title- challenging team if Sir Alex Ferguson was still at the club.Jorge Mendes is leading negotiations over a new contract for the 24-year-old...
Earthworms Are More Than Just Bird Food ; ALAN WRIGHT the Wildlife Trust of Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside to Become a Member of the Trust Go to WWW.Lancswt.Org.UK or Call 01772 324129creatures Are a Gardener's Best Friend and Boost Soil
EXCUSE me for getting excited but I have just been told that 2015 is the International Year of Soils. Stop smirking, soils are very important to the environment and to our wellbeing.And it is a bit more exciting than previous United Nations designations...
Employee Dismissed over Alleged Fraud ; Police Informed after Claims of 'Sophisticated Fraud' against Healthcare Company
aSENIOR employee of a major healthcare company has been sacked after an investigation into an alleged Pounds 90,000 fraud.The woman worked for Stockport-based Mastercall which provides out of hours doctors for people registered with GPs in Stockport...
EX?POLICEMAN SOLVES MYSTERY OF LONG LIFE ; Homegrown Veg and Plenty of Walks the Key to Reaching 100 Years Says Former Officer
ARETIRED policeman has solved one of the great mysteries - the secret to a long life.Joe White, who was sergeant at Poynton police station for more than a decade, has celebrated his 100th birthday.And the centenarian claims his longevity is down to homegrown vegetables...
Gay Porn Allegations 'Rubbish', Says Fred
TV weatherman Fred Talbot said rock star Ian Brown's claim that he showed him gay porn as a schoolboy were 'disgusting rubbish' as he faced down child sex allegations in his trial.Mr Talbot, a former teacher at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, repeatedly...
GET SET FOR BLUES' NEW BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ; the Pairing of Bony and Aguero Can Help Champions Light Fire on Their Twin Trophy Assault.
WILFRIED Bony is the man who can fire up City's title challenge as it heads into the last phase of the season.The big Ivorian is expected to meet his new team-mates for the first time early next week, once his African Nations Cup adventure is over.There...
Injecting Vim and Vigour into Salford Central ; VIMTO GARDENS PROVES POPULAR AMONG CITY BUYERS WITH ALL REMAINING APARTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE WITH HELP TO BUY
NINETY per cent of the sought-after homes at Salford development, Vimto Gardens, are now sold - so wouldbe buyers are being encouraged to get their skates on to avoid disappointment.With just 11 plots left - a mixture of one and two-bedroom apartments...
IT'S TIME FOR ED TO PROVE HIS WORTH ; Supremo Must Try and Retain Keeper While Placating Agent and Van Gaal
ED Woodward's ability as a skilled negotiator and mediator able to juggle egos in the air without dropping and smashing them will be tested to the limit as he attempts to keep United keeper David de Gea at Old Trafford.The Reds' executive vice-chairman...
Katy Quits the Street ; THE DIARY DIANNE BOURNE WITH ALL THE INSIDE STORIES
in Wales. When Julie found out, she refused to go with him and furiously banished him from her life.In 2014, Julie took a shine to Dev Alahan but when he wasn't forthcoming, she went on a date with his friend Dominic Saul.She was touched when Dev told...
Lancs Seek Asian Star on Their Own Doorstep ; Chris Ostick Cricket
LANCASHIRE are giving young club players the chance to show they could be the next Wasim Akram or Sachin Tendulkar.For the third year, the Red Rose are hosting a series of talent searches around the region for players from South Asian communities.The...
Lennon Left to Rue Missed Chance as Bolton Bow Out
BOLTON........................ 1 LIVERPOOL................. 2 BRAVE Bolton came within four minutes of ensuring Steven Gerrard's final season at Anfield wouldn't end with FA F Cup glory at Wembley in May.But leading to Eidur Gudjohnsen's 58th minute...
MAX George's Move ; THE DIARY DIANNE BOURNE WITH ALL THE INSIDE STORIES THE DIARY
MAX George's move to LA appears to be paying off as the pop star has already bagged a starring role in hit show Glee.The Swinton-born singer, formerly with boyband The Wanted, moved to America following their split to pursue a career in Hollywood.And...
McNair: I Will Play Anywhere to Keep My Place in Team
PADDY McNair is ready to rival Robin van Persie and co for a striking berth if it means keeping his place in the United team!It has been a breakthrough season for the 19-year-old, with United's defensive crises giving him the chance to make a mark with the...
MEADOWS HOPES FOR GOLDEN YEAR ; Unfinished Business for Fit-Again Wigan Harrier after London Setback
JENNY Meadows travels to Sheffield this weekend for the Sainsbury's British Indoor Championships in a happy mood and great form.Wigan Harrier Meadows launched her season in Vienna last Saturday and despite flight delays to hamper her preparations posted...
M.E.N. Trolley Dash Winner Donates Haul of Free Food to Charity ; Airport Worker Nets Pounds 368 Worth of Supermarket Goods in Frantic Dash - and Gives It to Food Bank
THE winner of the M.E.N.'s Netto trolley dash has donated his haul of free food to a local food bank.Gary Miller entered our competition after collecting 'time tokens' in the paper. When his name was randomly selected from those who entered, each of...
Minister Urges City's Firms to Go Superfast ; Digital Economy and Culture Minister Ed Vaizey Visits Manchester to Promote Scheme
aGOVERNMENT Minister has urged more businesses to take advantage of superfast broadband.Ed Vaizey, the Digital Economy and Culture Minister, said 1,000 firms based in Manchester city centre and Salford are using the Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme.But...
New Boys Can Tread in Giggs' Footsteps ; Take It as Red Forthright Views from Peter Spencer, Chris Ostick and Neil Leigh
IN this world of international superstar club teams funded by rich overseas interests, Ryan Giggs stands out as a true local hero.Raised in Salford, and coveted by City before becoming United's most decorated player in the club's illustrious history,...
NEW GADGETS COULD BE YOUR FLEXIBLE FRIEND ; University Scientists Aim to Create Bendy TVs, Phones and Tablets with Graphene
BENDY phones, tablets and TVs may seem like science fiction, but miracle material graphene could soon be used to make a new generation of groundbreaking gadgets a reality.Experts at The University of Manchester say graphene - and other related two-dimensional...
Next Stop, the Middle of a Mini Roundabout!
IT looks like this bus driver really did drop a bollard.His vehicle was left high and dry after he tried to drive over a roundabout ... and it all went horribly wrong.The First Bus service became beached on the roundabout in Oldham after the driver tried...
OLD FOES TO GET SUPER LEAGUE SHOW ON ROAD ; New Season Is Back with a Bang Tonight as Widnes Play Host to Bitter Rivals Wigan
TOP quality players and a new exciting format should make the new Super League season compelling viewing.This is a big and important year for rugby league. The blue touch paper is lit tonight when old adversaries Wigan and Widnes lock horns.It could...
Old Trains Offer Trip into Past
While modern rail travel causes more stress and strain to passengers, a journey on the line from Bury to . .While modern rail travel causes more stress and strain to passengers, a journey on the line from Bury to . .Rawtenstall will take you back in...
Paddington's Darkest Hour over after IRA Bomb Blast ; Children's Favourite Bear Finally Restored to Full Glory by Doll Artist
APA P DDINGTON Bear doll that was badly damaged in the Manchester IRA bomb has been restored at a doll hospital.The shop-display size Paddington was bought into the Burscough Wharf Dolls Hospital, Ormskirk, by Pamela Pritchard.She originally bought the...
Parking on the Pavement Can Be Considerate ; Write To: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK
YOUR article (Tough law on poor parking, M.E.N., February 3) irritated me some what.Far from being selfish, a large percentage of drivers who park on pavements are more considerate than those who park on the road blocking access for other drivers and...
Pub's Bid to Find Swines Who Swiped Pig's Tail ; Northern Quarter Venue Offering Pounds 150 Reward After'amateur Butchers'take Piece of Mascot
CURLY pig tail belonging to a pub mascot has been sto-Alen with staff offering Pounds 150 reward for its safe return.The tail was snatched from the porker who takes pride of place outside The Blue Pig in the Northern Quarter.Staff believe the tail may...
Rae Returns to Her 'City of Firsts'
THERE were no pushy parents telling Blackpool lass Rae Morris to try her hand at music, but she grew up with the constant sound of the radio blaring and being dragged along to her big brother's keyboard classes."He was two and half years older than me,"...
REFUGEE'S AMAZING STORY OF BRAVERY ; Family's Tribute to 101-Year-Old Who Fled from the Russian Revolution and Nazis
A101-YEAR-OLD refugee who fled both the Russian Revolution and the Nazis before settling down in the region has died.Sara Doggart spent most of her life in Bollington, Macclesfield, with her husband John.Together they became responsible for the manufacture...
Restaurant Car Park Row ; Owners Must Restore Land to Its Former Glory after Covering It in Gravel for Customers'vehicles
THE OWNERS of an Italian restaurant who grabbed a piece of a town's green for a car park have been told to restore it to its former glory.Bosses at Porada in Whitefield, Bury, are to be instructed to reinstate the land to its original state.The area,...
Row as Train Firm Refuse Star a Free Upgrade to First Class ; Ex-Corrie Actress Denise Welsh in Twitter Spat after Wanting Compensation for Previous Journey
FORMER Corrie star Denise Welch has had a Twitter row with Virgin Trains - over their refusal to give her a free upgrade to first class.Denise, who also starred in Loose Women, was travelling from her home in Wilmslow to London on a Pounds 79 second...
SHARKS ARE ON ROAD BACK TO THE VERY TOP ; Diamond Feels Sale Are on the Up after a Roller-Coaster Ride since His Return to the Club
FOR a man used to looking forward, Sale boss Steve Diamond has also been in reflective mood this week after chalking up the fourth anniversary since his return to the club as director of rugby.When Diamond returned in February 2011, the Sharks were in turmoil...
Sinclair and Zaha Fate Shows Why Young Players Must Show Caution
AS he left City to join Aston Villa during the transfer window, Scott Sinclair had a word of warning for aspiring young players."It is hard to give someone advice about what you've been through but now, if I had the chance, if I was playing week in week...
Someone Knows the Truth. Please Give Chloe Justice ; Neal Keeling M.E.N. Chief Reporter
AS a journalist it was a big story. As a father-of-three myself it felt intrusive and as if I was pushing the boundaries of ethical reporting.The 12-year-old daughter of murder victim, Clare Marie Brown, had agreed to make a plea to get justice for her...
Taking Control of Your Home: How Hive Puts the Power Back in Your Hands
IN a world where technology is ever present, the thing that most people want is to make the right choices for themselves and their family without feeling like they're letting go of control.With Hive, technology hands the reins back to you and in an area which...
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UTD ON THE WEB UNITED. . may have enough individual quality to overcome the likes of Cambridge United, but they will not trouble teams at the top of the Premier League on this showing. Their passing is slow, deliberate, and lacking wit and invention,...
'TOUGH' REGIME NOW STAR TART TING TO PAY OFF ; Jonny Evans Believes Being Able to Play in Different Formations Is a Big Plus for the Team
JONNY Evans has admitted United's players have found the Louis van Gaal regime 'tough' this season.Evans was restored to the starting line-up for the first time in almost three weeks for the visit of Cambridge in Tuesday's FA Cup fourth round replay.The...
TRAM SHUTDOWN FEAR AS STAFF VOTE FOR WALKOUT ; Workers Set to Strike for 24 Hours from 12.01 Next Wednesday in Dispute over 3.5 per Cent Pay Offer
METROLINK'S entire tram network could grind to a halt next week after staff voted for a 24-hour strike.Unite members have voted to walk out between 12.01am on Wednesday, February 11, until the same time on February 12.United play Burnley at Old Trafford...
With Maurice Watkins, Chair of British Swimming ; Expert View
LAST month marked the one-year anniversary of the unveiling of the British Para-Swimming National Performance Centre at Manchester Aquatics Centre.And what a 12 months it was as we saw a return to form for British Swimming across its disciplines For...
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