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Articles from July 11, 2015

3,800 'Wish You Were Heres' for Brave Schoolboy Joshua ; Stars Join Postcard Campaign after 8-Year-Old Misses Trip to Disneyland Because of Cancer
WHEN little Joshua Johns was diagnosed with leukaemia, he was left devastated that he would miss out on a dream holiday to Disneyland.Joshua, eight, was told he couldn't fly out on the family holiday due to his treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia...
A Tale of Two Cities ; Looking for a Great Escape? You Couldn't Do Much Better Than Head for Budapest, Says AARON FLANAGAN
THE divided metropolis straddles the Danube, with grand old architecture on one side and a modern city with fantastic nightlife on the other.On one side of the river there's a picturesque castle, gorgeous old buildings and amazing views.On the other,...
Back to School Bargains ; EMMA GILL on Where to Track Down the Best School Uniform Deals
WITH many families struggling to cover the costs of school uniform, they are being urged to take advantage of sales and early bird offers to help spread the cost.Leave it until the last minute and you'll no doubt have to fork out the highest price for...
Camera Quality Revolution Comes Quietly into Focus ; ANDREW STUART Says a New Lens System Will Change Smartphone Photography
THERE'S a small revolution coming in the quality of photos from your mobile phone - and it's from an unlikely corner.DxO Labs are a French company that, until now, have been solely focused on rating other manufacturer's lenses and creating imaging software...
Don't Be a Snob about Hydrangeas ; Easy to Grow, Long-Lasting and Charismatic, Those in the Know Are Adding a Hydrangea
HYDRANGEAS are the butt of many a garden joke. In some circles they are looked down upon and their use is ridiculed. Perhaps it's a question of familiarity breeding contempt.While nobody can deny their omnipresence, they are popular for good reason -...
Duo Says 'Yes' to a Comeback Tour ; after Deciding His Music Career Was over, David McAlmont Had Moved on. but Bernard Butler Had Other Ideas. ANDY WELCH Catches Up with Them Both
MCALMONT and Butler may not be the biggest names of the 1990s. But amid the squabbles of Blur and Oasis, and many forgettable moments of Britpop, their fabulous single Yes, released in May 1995, still stands up as a timeless piece of pop music.Bernard...
EE's Rook Flies in to Bring 4G Speeds to the Masses
IT'S one of those things that, once you have it, you can't really imagine being without. I'm talking about 4G on your phone, of course.And with the website design now leading more to data-heavy, graphicsrich scroll through pages, it's more essential...
Festival Food
WEEKEND two and another set of street food vendors have moved into MIF's hub on Albert Square - with some interesting international flavours cooked up by very local chefs.Mancunian culinary talent dominated the food line up in Festival Square this weekend...
FIRST CLASS... TWINS SNAP SAME DEGREE ; Identical 21-Year-Olds Celebrate Psychology Success
IDENTICAL twins have both scooped top marks in their university degrees.Celia and Esther Ward, from Stretford, gained first class honours degrees in psychology - Esther at Sheffield and Celia at Birmingham.After celebrating their achievements with friends...
Foreign Office Advice
TURKEY: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to within 10km of the border with Syria. It also advises against all but essential travel to the six provinces that line the border. The advice says: "Attacks could be indiscriminate...
Good Samaritan to Rescue as Toddler Is Trapped in Car ; Mum Relieved as Two-Year-Old Is Freed after Accidentally Being Locked in Vehicle with Keys.
AMUM accidentally locked her two-yearold daughter in her car with the keys ... but thankfully a good Samaritan came to the rescue. Jaclyn Smith, from Alkrington, in Middleton, panicked when she realised her daughter Neave was trapped inside the vehicle...
Grieving Mum's Court Blast at Boss of Lathe Tragedy Firm ; Teenager Killed Performing Dangerous Work on Apprentice Placement in Factory Was A'loveable Lad'
HE GRIEF-STRICKEN mother of tragic teenager Cameron Minshull Tdamned the bosses of the factory where he died in an emotional courtroom scene.Cameron, 16, was working at Huntley Mount Engineering in Bury on a government-funded apprenticeship when the...
Hard to Refuse What Sicily Has to Offer ; Sicily May Be Famed for Its Mafia Connections, but HANNAH STEPHENSON Finds a Family Friendly Island Trying to Break Free of Its Past
Stunning... The northern coastline of Sicily IMEET my guide Erme Riccobono at the entrance to the Teatro Massimo, the majestic Palermo opera house where the last scene of The Godfather Part III was shot a quarter of a century ago.The Italian holiday...
HOLIDAYMAKER RULED TOO DRUNK TO FLY...AT 10.30 AM ; Police Issue Booze Warning to Passengers after Man Is Banned from Flight as Summer Getaway Begins
AHOLIDAYMAKER was banned from boarding his flight and escorted from the departure lounge after being found too drunk to fly ... at 10.30am.The passenger was taken out of the airport by police after he was seen knocking over a display cabinet in duty...
HONORARY DEGREES FOR HOST OF FAMOUS FACES ; Boxer Amir Khan, Baroness Warsi and M.E.N.'S Eamonn O'Neal among Those Awarded Doctorates by University.
SPORTS stars, academics and business leaders will be handed honorary awards from the University of Bolton.Boxing champion Amir Khan, cricketer Sajid Mahmood and former rugby league coach Anthony Griffin are among those who will be given honorary doctorates...
Horrific Double Sex Attack Leads to Man Hunt ; Woman Is Raped in Front of Her Baby
aWOMAN was raped in front of her baby and another subjected to a sex attack as she lay in bed with her child.The two horrific incidents happened within three hours of each other in Manchester.The terrifying crime spree started shortly after 4.40am yesterday when...
It's a Real-Life Paradise. but Don't Tell Everybody! ; Home from Home for EAMONN O'NEAL, This Majorcan Gem Is a Perfect Fit for a Family-Friendly Break
OUR very first trip to Puerto Pollensa was a last-minute arrangement based on a recommendation from Aunty Mo and Uncle Mike. Twenty years have flown by since then and it's virtually become our second home.On the north coast of Mallorca, PP, as we've...
I've Been Making Music a Long Time. I Want to Get Back to My Thing ; Levi Roots Made a Name for Himself on Dragons'Den with His Reggae Reggae Sauce, but He Is Also a Successful Musician, as ANDY WELCH. Discovers. His Latest Album, Rise above, Is out on July 24
You're so well known for cooking, but have also made music since you were 16. What made you return to music now? IT was no accident that it was now. It's no coincidence that I was on Dragons' Den with a guitar rather than a business plan.That was always...
Leisure Centre Reopens with Pool Party after Pounds 120k Refit ; New Era for the 114-Year-Old Baths after Community Group's Two-Year Battle to Save It
CHAMPAGNE corks popped when a community leisure centre reopened after a two-year battle to save it.Dozens of people turned out to Withington Baths to celebrate the official reopening of the popular Edwardian leisure centre following a Pounds 120,000...
LIGHTNING ARE ON THE CHARGE FOR KNOCKOUT ; Lancashire on Course for the Quarter-Finals after Comfortable Victory over Leicestershire
LANCASHIRE took a significant step towards the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast by beating Leicestershire by 40 runs at Grace Road - and it was a win built upon another blistering batting display. The Lightning won their sixth match from 11 in...
Mifreview
THE INVISABLE DOT CABARET PAVLION THEATRE AT a time when most of us experience live comedy in its stand-up form - as a single comic with a microphone, weaving witty anecdotes or firing our rapid one- liners - the traditional cabaret show has started...
New Signing Targets Title for Phoenix
GARETH O'Flaherty believes winning the Elite League play-offs last season will help him bring a winning mentality to the Manchester Phoenix squad.The 25-year-old playmaker joined the club last month after finding success with Coventry Blaze earlier this...
Our Winners in a Class of Their Own
THE outstanding achievements of students, teachers and staff were celebrated at the M.E.N. Manchester Schools Awards.Nine awards were handed out at a glitzy ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.This year's awards, sponsored by The Manchester College...
Out and Back from the End of Civilisation ; an Outback Odyssey Brought Beautiful Isolation and Unique Experiences for DAN O'DONOGHUE on a Trip to Western Australia
RED Earth, blue skies and hundreds of miles of open road make Western Australia's Goldfields one of the world's finest explorer playgrounds.Descending over Kalgoorlie-Boulder from Perth was like landing on a Mars outpost.It may be the biggest city in...
Police Hunt to Find Missing Schoolgirl ; Tearful Father Makes an Emotional Appeal as Fears Rise That 14-Year- Old Has Been Abducted.
tHE tearful father of a 14-year-old schoolgirl police believe has been abducted and taken abroad by an older man has made an emotional appeal for her to return.Gheorghe Lupu fears his missing daughter Camilia has been corrupted by car dealer Alin Coman,...
Prom Time for Juniors
SCHOOL proms have become the norm for Manchester's high schools, but now it seems primary schools are also following the trend.Pupils at Broadbent Fold Primary School in Dukinfield are getting glammed up for their own 'Oscars' prom night next week and...
Pull out All the Porky Stops. ; Pulled Pork Is Having a Moment Right Now. KEELEY BOLGER Follows Tom Kerridge's Tips for Creating the Juicy Favourite at Home
AFFORDABLE, tasty and versatile, our appetite for pulled pork shows no sign of waning.Everywhere you look, from fast-food chains and highstreet favourites, all the way up to high-end restaurants, it seems some version of the American barbecue classic...
Raise a Glass
- SOME of the world's greatest wines are those made in the coolest climates possible for vinification.Vineyards at the very margins of wine-making offer a longer growing season and potentially more nuanced flavours.That is certainly true of Chablis at...
Second Terrorist Attack in Tunisia Is Now 'Highly Likely'
THOUSANDS of tourists from Greater Manchester who booked getaways in Tunisia are trying to find out if they will still have a summer holiday.It follows a Foreign and Commonwealth warning that another terror attack is 'highly likely'.Hundreds of holidaymakers...
Shop Gives Something New to Save Wedding ; Owner Comes to Rescue after Bride-to-Be Was Left in Limbo without a Dress Following Closure of Store
ABRIDE-TO-BE has had her wedding plans saved after an outpouring of generosity from M.E.N. readers.We revealed yesterday that Sian Harris, 31, had been left in limbo after the boutique where she had ordered her dream dress suddenly closed just days before...
Soldier's First War Encounter with Turks ; SARAH WALTERS Looks Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago
ONE ALIVE OUT OF SIX WRITING from the Egyptian Hospital, Port Said, to explain to his parents at Harpurhey how he received his wound, Private Richard Yoxall, of the 7th Manchesters, says: "We has been in the firing line for eleven days. At one time we...
STERLING SAGA NOW NEEDS A RAPID ENDING ; Transfer Must Reach a Speedy Conclusion for the Sake of City and the Player, Who Risks Being Turned into a Toxic brandCITY SPECIAL
RAHEEM Sterling needs to complete his move to City before his brand becomes toxic.Manuel Pellegrini's protracted pursuit of the Liverpool striker gets uglier by the day.The man who was booed by England supporters on his last appearance for the Three...
Strange, Yet Intriguing, Tale of the Wolves
MIFREVIEW NECK OF THE WOODS HOME LOOK at the raw ingredients behind Neck Of The Woods - Turner prize winning artist Douglas Gordon (directing), impeccable pianist Helene Grimaud, eclectic actress Charlotte Rampling and writer Veronica Gonzalez Pena -...
Talking Digital Carlos Oliveira, CEO and Founder of Shaping Cloud
THIS year, Shaping Cloud have pledged to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity.The challenge for us as a digital company was to devise a way to make the most of our skills and come up with a fundraising initiative that not...
The Darker the Work, the More Fun Life on Set Is ; Greg Wise Decided to Grow a Fine Set of Whiskers to Play Stern Dad Gilbert in New BBC Drama the Outcast. MARION MCMULLEN Finds out How the New Look Helped Him Get into Character
OING back to the 1950s meant growing a moustache for actor Greg Wise.GHe plays emotionally-distant father and widower Gilbert in the adaptation by Sadie Jones of her own awardwinning novel, The Outcast. Greg says: "I thought I'd just grow it and see...
The Great Wall of China Took My Breath Away ; tV GuIdE 7-DAY
PICK OF THE WEEK Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian adventure. (ITV, tomorrow, 9pm) JOANNA Lumley is no stranger to travel and adventure. She's spent time on a desert island, sailed up the Nile, and embarked on a Greek Odyssey during her six-decade career....
The Jungle LOOK ; My African Adventure Is Still Inspiring Decorating Ideas Long after Returning Home
ILOVE a bath - who doesn't enjoy locking the bathroom door, lighting a few candles and slipping into warm silky water to soak your cares away? It might be unusual to be able to remember the best bath you ever had, but mine was so out of this world that...
Travel Light ; Leave Heavy, Clunky Gadgets at Home When You Holiday and Opt for These Lightweight Gizmos Instead, Writes POLLY WEEKS
SLIM SONIC PORTABLE ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH SILVER 2, (Pounds 14.95, johnlewis.com) THIS little portable toothbrush will be perfect for short breaks. It's charged via one AAA battery and it cleans at a powerful 22,000 oscillations per minute. Size wise,...
Tribute to the Magna Carta Is Fittingly British. ; 800 Years after the Signing of the 'Grand Charter', PAUL GALLAGHER Visits the Place Where It All Happened
IT'S been described as one of the 'holiest of cows' in our history and nothing less than a foundation of modern Western democracy.But when tourists arrive at the water meadows where the Magna Carta was sealed, they'd be forgiven for thinking they took...
Umami Is Translated as 'Utterly Delicious' ; CHARLOTTE COX Stays in a Relaxed Kensington Bolthole with Its Own Pan-Asian Restaurant
LONDON has pretty much everything - except perhaps peace when you need it.Which is why a visit to Kensington's four-star Crowne Plaza hotel - and its stand-alone restaurant Umami - is such a breath of fresh air.We're late, I'm sorry to say, following...
Violet Kray Could See No Wrong in Her Boys ; She's Known as the Sister the Krays Never Had. in Her New Memoir, Maureen Flanagan Reveals All about Her Time with the Infamous Twins - and Their Mum, Violet. LAURA DAVIS Reports
NOT even during a shampoo-and-set at the local salon could Violet Kray escape the demands that came with being the mother of the world's most notorious twins.Everyone wanted a favour - everybody had someone they needed a hand with 'sorting out'.That...
When Manchester Found Rock 'N' Roll ; Manchester Pop Trail
WHEN BBC3 recently broadcast the movie Rock Around The Clock in their tribute to the birth of Rock'n'Roll, I sat trying to visualise the impact it must have had on teen audiences in 1956 knowing it had stirred kids and caused a rebellion against the...
Wilson Gets Set for Reds Take-Off
jAMES Wilson is expected to be on United's plane out to America on Monday and there is every possibility that Robin van Persie won't.The 19-year-old would then be eyeing up the Dutchman's seat for the season as the Reds fly around Europe in the Champions...
Women Hoping to Make Most of World Cup Fever
CITY Women are set to play in front of a record crowd tomorrow.The Blues take on Birmingham Ladies as the Women's Super League resumes after pausing for the World Cup.Excitement built around the England team in the tournament and 1.6 million tuned in...
Young Guns Going for It on Oz Tour
CITY will have a gritty, talented right-back called Pablo for their Australian tour fi while Zabaleta is holidaying in Argentina!And for this particular defender, Pablo Maffeo, the trip Down Under truly is a coming of age as he turns 18 tomorrow.No doubt...
You're Smarter for10 ; It's 30 Years on July 13 since a Passionate Bob Geldof Asked People to Donate to Live Aid. MARION MCMULLEN Looks Back on the Biggest Benefit Concert in History
Who was watching? Live Aid was watched by nearly two billion people in 160 countries and was broadcast live from Wembley Stadium in London and the John F Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia on July 13, 1985.Who had the first word? Broadcaster Richard Skinner...
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