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Articles from October 17, 2015

10 Markets ; Want to Get into the Festive Spirit with a Trip to a Christmas Market? GEORGIA MORGAN Picks out Some of the Best on Offer
1 STRASBOURG November 28 - December 31 VOTED number one Christmas Market 2015 by European Best Destinations for the second year in a row, Strasbourg's Christmas market is one of the oldest in Europe, having been around since 1570.10 Set in front of the...
18-Year-Old's Rape Ordeal Just Yards from University Library ; Students Speak of Shock after Assault by Two Men Close to 24-Hour Study Centre at MMU
STUDENTS have spoken of their horror after two men reportedly raped an 18-year-old girl yards from a university campus.Police have launched an investigation after a student told them she had been attacked close to the Manchester Metropolitan University,...
ACES ARE REVVED UP FOR MOVE ; Star Bids Sad Farewell to 'Kirky Lane'. L
AFTER bidding goodbye to Belle Vue's former haunt of 28 years, British icon Scott Nicholls says he 'can't wait' to get his first look at the new state-of-the-art circuit at the National Speedway Stadium.The seven-time UK champion led his team to within...
A Guten Abend FOR ALL AT BAR'S GRAND OPENING
AFTER two years in the making, a fresh taste of Germany has landed in Manchester and it was marked in the only possible way - with a chorus of 'prost!' and the clink of glass tankards.Fire performers, dancing stilt walkers in top hats and funky live music...
Allan's on a Roll with His Bid to Make a 70s Pop Movie Hit ; Ex-Drummer Writes Teeny-Bopper Love Story as Les and Co Prepare to Go on Road Again
ALLAN Birkin is hoping offers will soon be rolling in to turn his script into a blockbuster movie.The former drummer and joiner has written a love story set around the rise and fall of 70s pop stars The Bay City Rollers.The band were a phenomenon from...
ANN'S WIN WAS A BIT OF A DING DONG AFFAIR! ; Bell Ringer Scoops Pounds 250k in Dramatic Deal or No Deal Finale
manchestereveningnews.co.uk ABELL ringer who scooped the Pounds 250,000 jackpot on Deal Or No Deal has described the experience as 'absolutely wonderful'.Ann Crawford, 75, cried tears of joy when she hit the jackpot during a milestone episode of the...
Back for Gourd ; GARDENS with Carol Klein of TV's Gardeners' WorldYou've Done All the Hard Work Planting and Nurturing, Now It's Time to Return to the Vegetable Patch and Harvest the Fruits of Your Labour
WHEN, this spring, the earth warmed up and the soil had finally dried out, wasn't it a delight to get down on your hands and knees and sprinkle seed into little furrows or gently push in peas along a broad trench in neat rows? A lot of us across the...
Bright Ideas
The clocks go back on October 25 and while the evenings will get darker earlier, turning on these lights will be positively illuminating, writes POLLY WEEKS FIREFLY PORTABLE LASER LAMP (Pounds 39.99, from thefowndry.com) THIS gadget may be small, but...
Bureaucratic Bluster Blows Away Policy ; Write To: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK
THANK you for your article on the draft Transport for Greater Manchester report, with its vision of a 'nightmare scenario' of floods and heat-related deaths by 2040.Since 2008 various public bodies, including the council, have been producing principles...
Calendar Girls ; LAURA DAVIS Looks at a New Book Celebrating Five Decades of Risque Pictures from Pirelli
AFTER 50 years the team behind the Pirelli calendar has shown it still has the power to shock. Last month, it announced its 2016 edition would be a radical break from tradition.Instead of featuring the most beautiful models of the moment, it will star...
Christie Workers Exposed to Deadly Asbestos, Claim Union ; World-Famous Cancer Hospital Insists No Patients or Visitors Were at Risk from the Lethal Substance
MA I N T E N A N C E workers at the Christie hospital were exposed to lethal asbestos for years, a union has claimed.Unite allege 20 workers at the world-famous cancer treatment centre in Withington were put at risk after managers failed to deal with...
Countryside Glamping by Oil Lamp ; LIZ FORBES Is a Fan of Glamorous Camping When It Comes with Inside Toilet, Kitchen and a Wood Burning Stove
GLAMPING. It's a reasonably new word that has entered the dictionary.Glamorous camping, posh camping or simply camping with more home comforts - it's certainly more than a step away from normal camping.As someone who has camped in childhood and adulthood,...
Drop in Number of Pupils Making the Exams Grade ; Many Schools Having Papers Remarked or Appealing Results
LESS than half of school children in Manchester gained five A* to C grades including English and maths, new government figures show.The provisional league tables, published by the Department for Education, reveal a fall across the city in 2014-15 to...
Eight Held as Police Blitz Salford Gangs ; String of Arrests over Drugs and Stolen Goods Follows Shooting of Boy, 7, and His Mother
eIGHT suspects have been arrested by police investigating a spate of shootings in Salford.Officers raided homes in Little Hulton and Eccles in a hunt for firearms.The operation follows two violent feuds in the city - one between two gangs in Little Hulton,...
Family Blast Hospital over Death of Baby Tragedy Mum ; Woman'told to Wait 48 Hours'after Miscarriage
THE devastated family of a pregnant mum who died after miscarrying say she was 'let down' by a series of 'errors' at the hospital.Mum-of-two Nanaaishat Momodu, 33, who lived in Middleton, was 22 weeks pregnant when she lost her baby.She died two days...
Fear Squatters Could Move to Old Fire Station ; Owners Step Up Security at Listed Building amid Fears That Homeless Activist Group Could Try to Occupy It
SECURITY has been ramped up at London Road Fire Station amid fears the historic building could be targeted by squatters.It's understood that homeless activists currently occupying a building on Charlotte Street could be planning a move on the high- profile...
Five Things to Look out for at Goodison
Does Van Gaal drop Rooney? Out of form and welcomed back by Everton fans only because of his shocking record at Goodison Park, Wayne Rooney 's woes are compounded by the fact he has not played in almost a fortnight.By Louis van Gaal's stringent standards,...
Five Things to Look out for at the Etihad
Who starts up front? Fernando got City fans excited with a picture he tweeted from training on Thursday which appeared to include Sergio Aguero.Aguero suggested last week he could be out injured for a month, however Fernando offered Blues hope of a swifter...
FRIENDS REUNITED FOR DERBY BATTLE ; Rival Managers Hill and Flitcroft Will Remain Pals Whatever the Result
TODAY'S M66 derby between Rochdale and Bury will not stand in the way of Keith Hill and David Flitcroft's long friendship.Dale manager Hill insists he will still have a drink with his Bury counterpart once the dust has settled.The derby was once a local...
Giants So Close to Dramatic Comeback in Final Seconds
MANCHESTER Giants came within a shot of a stunning comeback win.After being as many as 14 points down following a disjointed start, Yorick Williams' men scrapped their way back into the game with a huge three from the player-coach himself to make it...
Giggs Has Soft Spot for Sticky Toffee Pud!
AS a footballer United star Ryan Giggs always watched his waistline.But since he stopped playing and became assistant manager he admits that he now affords himself the occasional treat - especially after launching George's bar and restaurant in Worsley.Ryan...
If You're Lucky, You're Typecast ; PICK OF THE WEEKActor Larry Lamb Is Currently Co-Hosting More4 Travelogue Disappearing Britain with Maureen Lipman. He Talks to KEELEY BOLGER about the Joys of Travelling the British Isles, Work as an Older Actor and Whether a Gavin and Stacey Reunion Is on the Cards
Disappearing Britain (More4, Thursday, 9pm) Disappearing Britain sees you travelling all around Britain finding out about our heritage and traditions. Who did you meet along the way? WE met different people from Scotland down to Portsmouth, right through...
I'm Not Hiding Anything ; Tom Jones's New Autobiography Charts His Rise to Singing Megastardom. ANDY WELCH Discovers Why, despite All the Underwear Throwing, He's Kept His Dirty Laundry out of It
WHETHER it's having knickers thrown at him, the chest hair, the swinging hips or that unmistakeable voice, chances are Tom Jones will mean something to you.The 75-year-old - born Thomas Woodward and who started out in the working men's clubs of his native...
I Wouldn't Have Lasted a Second as a Real Saxon ; Ripper Street Star Matthew Macfadyen Is Battling Vikings in the BBC's Epic New Drama the Last Kingdom. MARION MCMULLEN Finds out about Hawks and Horses and Why He Was Glad That His Chain Mail Was Only Fake
How was it acting with a hawk? UNFORTUNATELY I missed the falconry class at drama school! The hawk was a bit testy and flighty.During one take I had to get off a horse, the hawk then had to land on my hand, I had to meet my wife, join my brother Aelfric...
JAILED, ATTACKER WHO STABBED MAN IN NECK Chris Osuh Captured Again. He Went at the Club Due to Massive He Clearly Understands ; Victim Almost Died from Blood Loss after He Refused to Give Thug a Cigarette outside Bar
ATHUG who stabbed a man in the neck for refusing him a cigarette outside a bar has been jailed for five years.The victim is lucky to be alive after suffering a wound that went through his neck and the floor of his mouth when Zaccai Cliff attacked him,...
Kelechi Eyes Leading Role ; Match Preview City V Bournemouth
KELECHI Iheanacho is convinced City can keep their title hunt on course, even without the injured Sergio Aguero and David Silva.And the Nigerian striker is ready to answer the call if Manuel Pellegrini needs him.Aguero and Silva face weeks on the sidelines...
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JOHN NEWMAN - REVOLVE JOHN NEWMAN'S love of Northern Soul could have been spotted by anyone with even a passing interest in the genre.He's got the voice to carry it too. Powerful, expressive and clear, he rarely resorts to unnecessary vocal gymnastics...
Lost Recording Set to Ignite Music World ; Manchester Pop Trail
LAST week I revealed how Johnnie Hamp had found an audio tape of The Beatles in a drawer after fifty years.The tape is associated with the historic film made by Granada of the group performing Some Other Guy at The Cavern on August 22, 1962.This tape,...
Luxury Break in One of London's Most Well Heeled Neighbourhoods ; RHIANNON MCDOWALL Puts on Her Glad Rags for a Staycation without a Budget (Well, Almost) in One of the Capital's Top Hotels
DURING the recession, holidays became all about the staycation, keeping costs low and enjoying travel and adventure on our own doorstep.But just because it doesn't come with guaranteed sun and new passport stamp, it doesn't mean holidays at home have...
Lvg Feels Heat of Klopp's Arrival ; Match Preview Everton V United
THE Premier League returns this weekend but for Louis van Gaal, it is a different place than it was two weeks ago.That is partially down to the horrible result at Arsenal. It was a game that could have been held up as evidence of United's burgeoning...
Manager Is Haunted by 'Awful' Arsenal Mauling
LOUIS van Gaal admits he has spent an 'awful' fortnight waiting to get his teeth into his Arsenal post-mortem.But the United manager is demanding the Reds behave and react like champions if they want to be Premier League title winners.That ambition was...
Manchester Loses Pounds 4.2m Magic Weekend
MANCHESTER has missed out on hosting the 10th Magic Weekend.The Etihad Stadium was home to the showpiece Super League event three years in a row until last year, when it was unavailable due to construction work.The Magic Weekend was instead moved to...
Old and New Blend Seemlessly in Wales ; DIANNE BOURNE Enjoys the Comforts of a Refurbished Listed Building with Its Fine Dining Restaurant
WHILE not exactly an old fuddy duddy just yet, I suppose I am a traditional sort of girl at the ripe old age of 38.I like good, oldfashioned service when I visit hotels and I'm probably more of your grand, country house kind of visitor than a fan of...
Peter Andre Will Trip the Festive Light Fantastic!
PETER Andre will flick the switch at this year's big intu Trafford Centre Christmas lights switch-on.The 90s popstar, who is currently cutting a dash in Strictly Come Dancing, will headline the event on October 29 in The Orient, from 6pm.The Mysterious...
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TRANSFORMERS: DEVASTATION (PS3, PS4, XBOX ONE, XBOX 360, PC) .....By Cheryl Mullin Games reviewer DESPITE some dubious cinema outings, the Transformers franchise has enjoyed a pretty good run when it comes to games.Setting aside the movie tie-ins, 2010's...
Rachel Cooks Up a Storm ; Even Howling Winds and the Driving Rain Couldn't Put a Dampener on Rachel Allen's Latest Culinary Adventure, along Ireland's Wild West Coast. the Chef Tells JEANANNE CRAIG about Her Journey
THE sun didn't always shine during Rachel Allen's recent road trip along Ireland's stunning Atlantic coast, but the chef and writer insists that was all part of the charm."When the weather wasn't great, it was wild and dramatic and windy. We had a couple...
Rainy Day Fun ; JANET TANSLEY Looks at a Few Ways You Can Still Have Fun Indoors When the Weather Gets Dark and Damp
AUTUMN is here and winter is on the way, along with the rain, but that's no excuse to put your imagination into hibernation.If you are stuck for ideas of what to do, writer and mum-ofthree Dawn Isaac, inset, has raced to the rescue.She has brought out...
Raise a Glass
.EVER thought about sourcing some old vintage wine from a particular year? With a friend or family member's significant birthdays around the corner, an old wine from their birth year makes a fine gift.Longevity is obviously key here, and other than Madeira,...
READE BACK ON TRACK FOR RIO 2016 CARNIVAL ; the BMX and Track World Champion Has Changed Gear Ahead of Next Year's Olympics.
SHANAZE Reade's first love may be BMX, but she still has a soft spot for track cycling.The 27-year-old from Crewe made her name as a teenager in BMX, attracting the attention of Great Britain's track team with her powerful displays against men nearly...
Salford Bucks the Trend as UK Sport Goes into Decline ; Athletic Activity Has Fallen since 2012 Nationally, but Olympic Legacy Is Alive and Well in City
THE legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games is alive and kicking in Salford.The city is bucking the national trend of a decline in sport.The home of sporting legends including Ryan Giggs, it has seen a huge rise in sport and fitness activities.The latest study...
Salford's Cup Joy Runneth Over
SALFORD CITY will be looking to take their FA Cup success into the league as they return to action today.The Ammies haven't played in the Evo-Stik Premier for two weeks having drawn with Bradford PA last Saturday, before winning Wednesday night's replay...
SHARKS DON'T FEAR SARRIES Neil Leigh ; Diamond Urges New Boys to Fire Sale to Opening Victory
SALE kick-start the new Premiership season away at champions Saracens today with boss Steve Diamond urging his players to embrace rather than fear the daunting challenge awaiting them.Appropriately enough, there will be a fresh look to the Sharks team...
Some Peeple Really Don't Know Where the Limits Are. ; A Person-Rating App Has Abruptly Shuttered Its Social Media Sites after Being Met with a Wave of Negative Reaction, but the Creators Say They're Undeterred. So What, Asks KATIE WRIGHT, Made Peeple So Unpopular?
WHEN Julia Cordray gave an interview to the Washington Post hoping to drum up some publicity for her new app, she probably didn't imagine she would become the target of death threats and mass of online abuse - not least because the app was billed as...
Spooky Soft Play ; Kids Love Soft Play at Any Time of Year, but There's Even More Frightfully Good Fun Lined Up for Halloween. EMMA GILL Rounds Up the Top Spots in Greater Manchester for a Seriously Scary Play Time!
WITH little ones charging around and diving into ball pools, us parents can find soft play frightening at the best of times. But at this time of year it gets scary for a reason as play centres turn spooky for Halloween. From DJs dressed as Dracula to...
Stockport Feel Fresh after Long Break
MANAGER Neil Young believes STOCKPORT COUNTY are 'fully capable' of being a force in the division as they resume their National League North programme.The Hatters have a derby clash at CURZON ASHTON today, followed by the visit of struggling Bradford...
TALKING DIGITAL Penelope Hill ; Penelope Hill Programme Co-Ordinator for Manchester Science Festival
PART laboratory, part playground, Manchester Science Festival (MSF) returns for its ninth year, from October 22 - November 1. Proudly produced by the Museum of Science and Industry, it takes place at 45 Greater Manchester venues and, as always, there's...
Theatre and Uni Make a Good Team
IT had been a while since I'd set foot in the Octagon Theatre in Bolton.This week Sheila and I popped along to see David Thacker's production of An Enemy Of The People by Henrik Ibsen. This version of the play was an adaptation by Arthur Miller so the...
The Zetter Is a Winner - Even for Those Who've Not Scooped the Pools ; the London HQ of the Pools Company, Now Reborn as a Hip Hotel, Provides NEAL KEELING with a Hideaway from the Bustle of the Capital - and Great Black Pudding
THE fun started on the Manchester to Euston train. I showed my 10- year-old, Anna, a picture of a bloke in floppy sun hat, wearing braces, and an open neck shirt. He also had a rough beard - not the manicured face hedge of a hipster."He could be the...
Time to Channel Some Family Fun ; TINA MILES Discovers a Stylish Getaway on the Island of Jersey
RE-CHILDREN, our holidays were always luxurious affairs.PWhether it was swimming with dolphins in the Dominican Republic, cruising around the Statue of Liberty at sunset or spending the evening under a blanket of stars in the Maldives, there was always an...
War Office Reports Highest Toll So Far ; SARAH WALTERS Looks Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago
HEAVIEST CASUALTIES OF THE WAR THE heaviest list of casualties published during the war has been issued in sections by the War Office during the week-end.Losses totalling 209 among officers, and 5,126 among men have been reported since Saturday morning,...
WAYNE IS STILL MY TOP MAN ; MATCH PREVIEW EVERTON V UNITEDVan Gaal Backs His 'Most Influential' Player and Says the Skipper Will Find His Scoring Touch
WAYNE Rooney is not being affected by the United captaincy and Louis van Gaal insists the striker is still the Reds' most influential player.Rooney's subdued form has been under the spotlight.He returns to his old club Everton looking for his first away Premier...
WILF HAS CHANCE TO SHINE ; Manuel Pellegrini Stays Positive despite Missing Sergio Aguero, Saying Bony Can Fill the Argentine Striker's Boots
UNLUCKY Wilfried Bony can show what he is made of in Sergio Aguero's absence.City boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Argentine ace Aguero will be out for a month after injuring his hamstring playing for his country last week.And while the loss of his number...
WOMAN, 72, SENT TO JAIL FOR KNIFE CRIME Alex Scapens Charges of Assaulting a Risk to Society Then All Also a Hotspot for Substance ; Pensioner Who Bit and Kicked Police Officers at Bus Station Gets Six Weeks Behind Bars
APENSIONER has been jailed after she was found with a knife at Stockport bus station and attacked two police officers.Shirley Casey, 72, was arrested when she bit one officer and kicked another at Daw Bank bus station in the town centre.She was also...
You're Smarter for10 ; the Apprentice Is Back on BBC 1 but Where Are the Previous Winners Now? GEORGIA MORGAN Looks Back on Those Lord Sugar Hired
1 WHO FIRST HEARD THE WORDS 'YOU'RE HIRED?' TIM CAMPBELL won the first series in 2005 and helped launch the Integra anti-wrinkle device at Argos and Harrods. He has been awarded an MBE for Enterprise Culture, is the founder of entrepreneurial charity...
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