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Articles from December 7, 2015

Boys Take a Beating as Stephanie Is Crowned Rally Champion
AN aspiring female rally star has beaten the boys to be crowned Rally Quest champion at Silverstone.Stephanie Clark, 36, won the annual competition held by Silverstone Rally School as it searches for a future rally star to race in upcoming events.Normally...
Car Tragedy Mum May Have Suffered 'Medical Episode' ; Neighbours Tell of Shock after Popular 56-Year-Old Crushed by Vehicle outside Her Home
AMUM who died after becoming trapped between her car and a wall outside her home in Chorlton may have suffered a medical episode prior to the tragedy.Police, paramedics and fire crews rushed to Stratton Road at around 9pm on Friday after Lynda Gennery,...
Champ Fury in Shocking Rant over Accusations He Is Sexist ; Boxer Hits Back after 50,000 Sign Petition against Him Being Named BBC Sports Personality
TYSON Fury has hit back against accusations of sexism in an astonishing ringside interview. Just a week after defeating Wladimir Klitschko on points in Dusseldorf, the boxing heavyweight champion become embroiled in rows over alleged sexism and homophobia.The...
Charlie, 16, Risks His Life to Save Neighbour from Fire ; Brave Teenager Pulls Pensioner from Smoke-Filled House ... Then Returns to Rescue His Cat.
aHERO teenager risked his life when he rushed into a smoke- filled house to rescue his elderly neighbour - before returning to save his cat.Charlie Ainsworth, 16, led the 76-year-old pensioner through the house to safety when a chip pan caught fire at...
Chase Templeton Swallows Up Avanti
CHASE Templeton, the private medical insurance consolidator backed by Manchester-based Palatine Private Equity, has completed its last major deal of 2015.The Lancashire firm has acquired the asset purchase of Healthcare Partners, the Braintree intermediary,...
Conmen Pose as Firefighters in Bid to Rip off Residents ; Householders Warned about Cold-Callers Selling Products
CONMEN posing as firefighters have been visiting homes trying to hawk extinguishers and other products, Greater Manchester Fire Service has warned.Fire chiefs have urged the public to be vigilant after two households in the region were targeted by bogus...
Corrections and Complaints
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Corrie Star 'Scared' by Stranger Filming Her at Petrol Station ; Actress Was Left'very Shocked and Shaken'by Video Blogger's Actions as She Paid for Fuel
CORRIE star Tina O'Brien was left feeling 'intimidated and frightened' after a man filmed her and then posted the footage on his Facebook page.The concerned actress, 32, at first politely asked the stranger to stop after she spotted him filming her at...
Councillor 'Heckled and Prodded by Ukip Thugs' ; Labour Stalwart Claims He and Lord Mayor Were Constantly Barracked at Christmas Lights Switch-On
aCOUNCILLOR says he was heckled, pushed and prodded by 'UKIP thugs' during a Christmas lights switchon in Moston.Coun Pat Karney claims he and Lord Mayor Paul Murphy were shouted at and threatened throughout the event.And Coun Karney says he was even...
Council Slammed at Inquest into Plunge Tragedy Woman ; Coroner Says Town Hall's Response to 10 Police Warnings Was 'Wholly Inadequate'
ACORONER has slammed a council's failure to act over police warnings about a vulnerable woman who died after falling from a shopping centre roof.Tracy Shelvey, 41, from Heywood, fell from the roof of the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre car park in Rochdale...
Davies Becomes New Coach of EDS
SIMON Davies has been appointed head of City's Elite Development Squad, succeeding Patrick Vieira who is taking charge of sister club New York City.Vieira will be officially unveiled as head coach of the MLS side on January 1. Davies has been the Frenchman's...
DON'T DRINK AND DROWN IS MESSAGE OF CAMPAIGN ; Christmas Revellers Warned to Take Care When Walking along Region's Canal Towpaths after a Night Out
A'DON'T Drink and Drown' campaign is warning Christmas revellers to take extra care around Manchester's canals after a night out.Revellers are being urged to stay careful when walking along towpaths, as the number of accidents involving waterways increases at...
Dunn Stays Upbeat despite Cup Defeat
SHEFF UTD.......................1 OLDHAM ........................... 0 Sheldan Keay EVEN though they were knocked out of the FA Cup, Oldham boss David Dunn took plenty of positives from the defeat at Bramhall Lane.A goal from Matt Done just after the...
Fire Crew to Blaze a Trail on Bikes
FIREFIGHTERS from Oldham are in training for a charity cycle ride across Europe.And they are banking on international co-operation to help them raise Pounds 40,000.Eight firemen from the town's station in Lees Road, and four friends will cycle 1,300...
Five Things We've Learned
FELLAINI is a threat MAROUANE Fellaini divides United fans. But he proved against West Ham he's a viable attacking threat. He should have done better with the chance Anthony Martial presented to him in the second half. But he caused more problems for...
FRUSTRATION AT SALE NEARLY MEN Rugby ; Diamond's Sharks Count the Cost at Run of Missed Opportunities
STEVE Diamond has warned Sale Sharks that they are in danger of becoming the Premiership's 'nearly men'.Last Friday's narrow 23-19 loss at Gloucester was the third consecutive league game where the Sharks have allowed victory to slip from their grasp.They...
Get Your Votes in for the City's Best
IT'S that time of year again - the moment we reveal the places and people who have made the shortlists for this year's CityLife Awards.Over the past couple of weeks, we've been talking to you on email, on our stories online, and on our social media channels...
Giants on Up despite Another Home Loss ; MAN GIANTS ............ 66 LEICESTER ................ 76 Anthony Jepson
MANCHESTER Giants remain bottom of the BBL after a performance with plenty of positives but no reward.Yorick Williams' men matched the high-flying and experienced Riders for much of the contest. But at key moments the visitors made the right decisions...
Hatton Trainer Weeps as Sex Trial Told 'He's a Lovely Guy' ; Former Gym Boss Denies Sexually Assaulting Girl and Urging Her to 'Run Away' with Him
RICKY Hatton's former trainer wept as a witness in his sex trial described him as 'the best person I have met in my life'.Bob Shannon, from Glossop, used to run a Manchester gym and was in Hatton's corner for his 2012 comeback bid.In a Manchester Crown...
HEALTH GROUPS GIVE BACKING TO SHAKE-UP the Shake-Up Aims to and Fair. " and NWAS Chief That Routinely Taking All Have Always Said We Will Bosses Would Have to Todd Fitzgerald ; More Support for Specialist Hospitals Decision as Judge Prepares to Hear Campaigners'case
HEALTH organisations have spoken out in support of an NHS shake- up ahead of a legal challenge by staff and patients at Wythenshawe hospital.A judicial review will be heard this week into the decision not to award specialist status to Wythenshawe hospital...
'I'm So Proud of My Jorgie of the Jungle!'
JORGIE Porter's proud mum says her phone hasn't stopped ringing since the Hollyoaks star left the jungle. Julie Porter was delighted to receive a call from her excited daughter all the way from Australia after she was voted out of I'm a Celebrity......
Lalley Centre
A nononsense .nun who helps to tackle problems in the community is going head- to-head in the ratings with ITV1 chat show host Jeremy Kyle this week.Troubleshooting Sister Rita Lee runs a drop-in centre in Collyhurst which includes a food bank, welfare...
Late Heartbreak Denies Alty Place in Hat
COLCHESTER ..................3 ALTRINCHAM .................. 2 John Edwards LEE Sinnott was left reeling from a 'kick in the teeth' after Altrincham were knocked out of the FA Cup by a goal in the fourth and final minute of added time at Colchester's...
LET'S TALK! ; United Bosses Want Discussion with LVG over Future as Guardiola Is Ruled out as Successor
UNITED plan New Year talks with Louis van Gaal to discuss his future.The Dutch coach was appointed in the summer of 2014 on a three- year contract as successor to David Moyes and has suggested the job will be his last in football.But the 64-year-old...
LVG: EURO EXIT WOULD BE VERY BAD FOR ME... ; United Boss Admits Losing to Wolfsburg Tomorrow Will Add to Discontent among Supporters.
LOUIS van Gaal has accepted Champions League elimination against Wolfsburg tomorrow would be 'bad' for him.But the Dutchman has dismissed suggestions it's the most important game of his first 18 months at Old Trafford.United need to win in Germany to...
Macc Suffer Setback in Race for Play-Offs
Non-League Ben Collins MACCLESFIELD'S four-match winning run came to an end as they lost at lowly Southport.The Silkmen had the chance to climb into the Vanarama National League play-off places but slipped to ninth after losing 3-1 to the Sandgrounders.Macc's...
Man Up ; Buying for Your Boyfriend, Hubby, Dad, Grandad or Wing Man? EMMA JOHNSON Offers Up a Few Suggestions
Vinyl countdown... Records are in the middle of the biggest comeback since Lazarus and retro fans will love this DC GPO briefcase styled record player, Pounds 100, from the Imperial War Museum (iwmshop.org.uk) Letter man... Cufflinks maketh the man...
Mondayhappenings
TICKETS / ADELE Just a little gentle reminder that today is the day you get another go at getting into one of Adele's shows, taking place across the country next spring. Tickets for two more shows at the Manchester Arena on March 10 and 11 go on sale...
NO JOKING, THIS WAS DREADFUL ; Blues Produce Slapstick Performance against Former Boss Mark Hughes at the Britannia to Raise More Question Marks over Their Title Credentials
PANTO season came early for City as they came up with a slapstick performance at Stoke. The cries of "They're behind you!" were of no avail to Fernando, Aleks Kolarov, Martin Demichelis and - well, just about everyone else in a sky blue shirt. The eager,...
No Rest for Pellegrini's Blues
CITY must turn to the players who flopped at Stoke as they bid to avoid one of Europe's giants in the knockout stages of the Champions League.Manuel Pellegrini confirmed he will have to stick with largely the same team that was humbled at the Britannia...
POET PUTS TV FOCUS ON 50 YEARS OF RACE LAW ; Lemn Sissay Presents Documentary about the Effects of Anti- Discrimination Legislation
MANCHESTER poet Lemn Sissay MBE will present a film exploring the impact that outlawing racial discrimination has had in the North West.Fifty years since the Race Relations Act was brought into force, a new poll has revealed that 46 per cent of people...
PROUD NIGHT FOR SCHOOL HERO PAT ; Teaching Assistant Who Played Vital Role in Mission to Clean Up Community Collects the Top Prize at Annual
ATEACHING assistant whose school has helped clean up its community has been named the Pride of Manchester.Pat Smith was handed the top gong after being crowned the 'champion of champions' at the city's annual Be Proud Awards at Manchester town hall.The...
PROUD NIGHT FOR SCHOOL HERO PAT ; Teaching Assistant Who Played Vital Role in Mission to Clean Up Community Collects the Top Prize at Annual Awards Night for People and Groups Who Improve Their Area. Teaching Assistant Who Played Vital Role in Mission to Clean Up Community Collects the Top Prize at Annual Awards Night for People and Groups Who Improve Their Area
ATEACHING assistant whose school has helped clean up its community has been named the Pride of Manchester.Pat Smith was handed the top gong after being crowned the 'champion of champions' at the city's annual Be Proud Awards at Manchester town hall.The...
Rebels Rising Up but County Can't Stop Rot
STOCKPORT................ 1 FC UNITED .................. 2 Sam Byrne STOCKPORT County boss Neil Young says he is baffled by his side's poor form following Saturday's derby defeat to FC United.Rory Fallon's deflected cross gave the Red Rebels the lead...
RECORD REVENUES FOR REVIEW TRAVEL ; 2015 Turnover Has Increased by 7 per Cent for the Wilmslow-Based Firm
ACHESHIRE headquartered travel management company is celebrating a record year following a restructure, which saw the firm solely focus on corporate travel.Revenues at Wilmslowbased Review Travel has increased to Pounds 10.7m, a 7 per cent rise on 2014,...
Salford Snap Up Free Agent Sarsfield ; Rugby League Chris Ostick
SALFORD Red Devils have signed secondrower Matt Sarsfield, owner Marwan Koukash has announced.The 24-year-old was released by Championship outfit Leigh Centurions earlier this week after an injury-plagued 2015 season that saw him restricted to just four...
Schweinsteiger - Strikers Are Lacking a Killer Instinct!
BASTIAN Schweinsteiger says United's strikers lack a killer attitude at the moment.And the German World Cup winner believes the Reds cannot dream of silverware until that fault has been rectified."In every game we create chances but haven't scored. When...
Shakers Rose to the Occasion! ; Fa Cup Special
ROCHDALE ....................... 0 BURY ..................................1 Simon Rowbotham BURY boss David Flitcroft heaped praise on goalscorer Danny Rose as his Shakers side edged rivals Rochdale to progress to the third round of the FA Cup.Rose's...
She Came So Close to Competing [...]
- She came so close to competing in the final but Hollyoaks beauty Jorgie Porter was voted out of the I'm a Celebrity jungle on Saturday night.The bubbly Eccles actress was beaming with delight when she was told that she was leaving the jungle alongside...
Sloppy Defence Could Cost City Premier League ; COMMENT
THERE'S something rather desperate about City's defending at times.At Stoke, the ease with which the home side ripped through the Blues' back four was startling.With two of their four centre-halves injured there are, perhaps, some mitigating circumstances....
Social Justice Is the Way to Better Health ; Write To: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK
IT is sad and disappointing that Tameside and Wigan remain two of the unhealthiest areas to live in England (M.E.N., November 18) This unequal distribution of healthdamaging experiences is not in any sense a natural phenomenon but is the result of a...
STOKE BLOW WON'T STOP OUR EURO BID ; Otamendi Admits Wind Caused Blues Problems at the Britannia Stadium.
NICOLAS Otamendi vowed City will bounce back against Borussia Monchengladbach ... and is praying the wind will have dropped by tomorrow night!The Blues defender said the howling gale had not helped City's normal game in the shock defeat at Stoke."The...
The Force Is Strong at a Star-Struck Gathering
Note: Trafford Park event claims to be world's biggest ever independent Star Wars fan convention - visitors got the chance to meet Darth Vader, drink cocktails in Han Solo's cantina seat and peer inside a life-size X-Wing Fighter. Trafford Park event...
THIEF'S 4-MILE JOYRIDE IN DOUBLE-DECKER BUS a ; Hunt for Crook Who Took Vehicle from Depot before Crashing It into Scaffolding
ATHIEF stole a doubledecker bus from a depot and took it on a four-mile joyride before crashing it into a building.The Stagecoach bus was pinched from a depot on Clarence Street, Ashtonunder-Lyne, in the early hours of Saturday.It was started up and...
TREE-MENDOUS EFFORT AT NEW ORCHARD SITE ; Residents and School Pupils Work on Community Project.
NEW community orchard has been planted in east Manchester.AOn Friday 4 December - during National Tree Week - residents helped plant the final trees at Nutsford Vale in Gorton, for a project that will see apples, pears and plums grown for the benefit of...
Trevor Takes On
PICK OF THE DAY Las Vegas With Trevor McDonald (ITV, 9pm) AFTER all those years sitting behind a desk in a newsroom, you've got to hand it to Sir Trevor McDonald for carving out a career move to stretch his legs a bit.Since retiring from dishing out...
UNITED ARE BLUNTED BY HAMMERS ; This Time Louis Van Gaal's Men Created Chances, but Sloppy Reds Failed to Convert - and That May Cost Them Dear Come the End of the seasonMATCH ANALYSIS UNITED 0 WEST HAM 0
THERE is not a single United player in the top 25 goalscorers in the Premier League.Just consider that for a minute. It is criminal.Struggling Sunderland have got two in there in Jermain Defoe and Steve Fletcher.Nosediving Swansea City have a representative...
UNITED Rated
6 DE GEA One error that almost cost United but also an early firsthalf save from Moses was crucial when West Ham broke 6 DARMIAN The Italian's not yet the composed full-back he was on his arrival at Red. This was ok but crossing let him down 6 McNAIR...
With 100 Costumes[.]
- WITH 100 costumes, a Pounds 10,000 dress and 632 buckets of glitter this year's pantomime has launched at the Opera House.In the run-up to the opening of Cinderella the cast were putting the final touches together to bring panto magic to the city....
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