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Articles from December 15, 2015

Airport's Big Lift-Off for 2,500 New Jobs ; Huge Fair in New Year to Offer Opportunities across Business
MANCHESTER Airport has revealed the 2,500 jobs which will be on offer at a huge fair in the new year.The event on January 13 will help 26 employers based at the hub to recruit for roles across its site.Jobs on offer include airport security, check-in...
Amir Wades in for Flood Victims ; Boxing Star Leads Volunteers Giving out Food Packages in Cumbrian Towns Swamped by Water.
THE gloves came off for big-hearted former world boxing champion Amir Khan when he went to the aid of flood victims in Cumbria.The 29-year-old from Bolton literally waded in to help support the people of Carlisle following the deluge.After handing out...
AMMIES SIGHTS ARE SET ON AN ACTION REPLAY! Will Moorcroft ; Salford Visit Hartlepool in FA Cup Rematch Aiming for the Prize of a Third Round Tie with Derby
SALFORD CITY travel to Hartlepool United for their FA Cup second round replay on Tuesday night for the chance to face Derby County in the third round.Stephen O'Halloran forced a replay after his first goal for the club cancelled out Rhys Oates' opener,...
BELLE VUE ADD TO COLTS SQUAD ; Development Team Welcome Lee Payne and Rob Shuttleworth
BELLE Vue Colts, the Aces' junior development team, have taken two further steps towards completion after the club confirmed the signings of Lee Payne and Rob Shuttleworth.They join newly instated No.1 Matt Williamson for the side's first appearance...
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Blues Fans Urge UEFA to Lift Stadium Ban after Kiev Champions League Draw ; LET US IN!
CITY fans are calling for UEFA to lift their ban on away fans so they can cheer their team on in Kiev.For the second year running, Blues fans face being shut out of a Champions League tie due to a stadium closure - through no fault of their own.City...
Blues Punished for a Crime They Didn't Commit
YOU wouldn't want UEFA as a dad, would you? Your brother digs up his prize petunias, and he gives you a clip round the ear for it.For the second year running, loyal Blues will be denied the chance to watch their team in an important Champions League...
Bodybuilder 'S Death Caused by 'Years of Steroid Misuse' ; Coroner Issues Warning after Ruling 39-Year-Old's Liver Cancer Was Down to Use of the Drug
ABODY-BUILDER died as a 'direct cause' of taking steroids, an inquest heard.Dean Wharmby's misuse of the drug caused his death from liver cancer on July 19 this year, coroner Lisa Hashmi ruled.The inquest was told fitness fan Dean, 39, of Brookland Street, Rochdale,...
Boy Blues Repel Saints' Rally to Secure Key Victory ; CITY EDS ....................3 SO'TON U21s ..............1
CITY EDS withheld sustained pressure to claim a home victory over Southampton.Goals from Bersant Celina and David Faupala saw the Blues blitz their visitors in a dominant start, but the visitors' response saw them level the game.Saints had already threatened...
Busy Weekend for Shoppers after Slow Start to Christmas
THOUSANDS of shoppers hit Manchester's high streets and malls on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.With less than two weeks until Christmas Day, shoppers flooded the Arndale Centre and the city's high streets as they tried to pick up some...
CITY KEEP LID ON GROWING EXPECTATIONS ; CITY SPECIALTxiki Begiristain Cuts a Cautiously Optimistic Figure after Draw Sees Manuel Pellegrini's Side Square Up against Dynamo Kiev
TXIKI Begiristain insists City will have to keep their focus after being pitched against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League last 16.On the face of it, Kiev, currently second in the Ukrainian Premier League, represent a favourable draw, particularly considering...
Coneygree Limbers Up for King George Run
A RUN in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day appears the most likely of two options for Coneygree should the Gold Cup winner appear over the Christmas period.The Mark Bradstocktrained eight-year-old, who was forced to miss the...
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Could Your Tree Make You Ill? ; Does Putting Up the Christmas Tree Leave You Sneezing and Watery- Eyed? You Could Be Allergic to Its Mould Spores, as KATE WHITING Reports
ARTIFICIAL trees may be convenient, more cost-efficient - not to mention the fact that they don't shed pine needles and require endless vacuum-cleaning or sweeping as a result - but can anything beat the magic of the real thing? There's the excitement...
Croft Offers Other Side of the Coin on Plan to Scrap Toss
STEVEN Croft admits he isn't sure changing the toss at the start of County Championship games is the best way to ensure better pitches for spinners.From next season, away captains will get to decide whether his team bowls first. If he declines, the toss...
Discover Secret World Hidden under the City ; Historian Films Tunnels, Air Raid Shelters and Even a Forgotten Shop Deep under the Manchester Streets.
eVER wondered what it would be like to explore Manchester's forgotten underground tunnels and experience the history beneath our streets? Well, now you can. New footage filmed by Paul Powers - an explorer of man-made structures - takes viewers on a walking...
Don't Use Terror as Excuse to Turn Our Backs on Refugees
I WANT to use this opportunity to remember and offer sympathies to everyone affected by terrorism in so many countries this year.So many communities around the world experienced atrocities this year, with attacks in Beirut, Mali, Turkey, Kenya, Iran,...
Eat What You Want and Still Be Merry This Christmas ; 'Tis the Season of Excess, but Festive Overindulgence Can Come at a Cost. NEL STAVELEY Dishes Up Tips for Keeping Any Uncomfortable Side- Effects at Bay
ATING your bodyweight in turkey and chocolate is part of the joy of Christmas, right? EThere's nothing wrong with loosening the belt a little and enjoying the treats on offer - it is just once a year, after all.However, with estimates totting our average...
FASHION Designer to the Stars Nadine [...] ; THE DIARY the Inside Stories with All THE DIARY the Inside Stories
- FASHION designer to the stars Nadine Merabi showcased her new collection at a sparkling charity lunch.The festive fashion show by the Manchester designer, who has dressed celebs including Catherine Tyldesley, Michelle Keegan, Strictly contestant Georgia...
Five Essentials on Fc Dynamo Kiev
RUSTY OR RESTED? THE home leg against City will be Kiev's first game since their final group game against Maccabi Tel Aviv - a gap of 11 weeks!That is due to the winter break in Ukraine, which runs from December 4 to March 2 - apart from Champions League.In...
Georgia Is Reaching for the Glitterball ; THE DIARY the Inside Stories with All THE DIARY the Inside Stories
SHE'S thrilled to be through to the final of Stricly Come Dancing. And after weeks of hard work former Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote says the coveted Glitterball trophy is now within 'reaching distance'.The brunette beauty from Bury is now...
Giving Up Smoking Is Tough but with Quit Smoking & Start Living! ; Giving Up Smoking Is Tough but with the Right Support You Have the Best Chance of Stubbing out for Good and Saving Your Health and a Fortune
ONE in five adults in the North West is a smoker - one of the highest rates in the country.Just over 20% of adults in the region smoke, compared to the English average of 18.4%.Giving up is never easy - but you're much more likely to have success with...
Greek Getaway ; DESTINATION REPORT SKIATHOS Manchester Airport 1,557 Miles 3hr 35mins Skiathos Airport
SKIATHOS, a popular member of the Sporades, is a Greek island located in the north-west Aegean Sea.It is home to an extensive list of beaches that hold close resemblance to the lavish white sandy coasts of the Caribbean.Skiathos's colourful landscape...
HER MADGESTY STILL QUEEN, IF A LITTLE LATE... ; Fans Boo as Madonna Delays Manchester Gig by an Hour - but Then Shows Why She Is a Pop Icon
SHE'S the Queen of reinvention, the Queen of Pop who influenced a generation to wear ra-ra skirts in the 80s, footless leggings and an arm full of bangles.Well before Lady Gaga made the rallying cry that she was Born This Way, Madonna was expressing...
HIS Manager and Teammates [...]
UNITED U21s..............6 LEICESTER U21s .......1 .HIS manager and teammates call him 'Powelly' but by the time Nick Powell sauntered off a drenched Leigh Sports Village pitch his moniker might have been upgraded to 'Pele'.Powell scored twice for United...
History as Italy Is Elected to Be Europe's 2022 Ryder Cup Host
ITALY will host the Ryder Cup for the first time when the biennial event heads to Rome's Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in 2022.It will be only the third time the event has been staged in continental Europe, following Valderrama in Spain in 1997...
HOW LVG CAN HELP GET FANS BACK ON SIDE ; with Results in Freefall and the Red Army in Mutinous Mood, Our Man Outlines Five Areas Where Van Gaal Can Turn the Tide
OUIS van Gaal is facing crunch time.LUnited's hirers and firers were briefing prior to last week that they were still firmly backing the man they appointed in July 2014.But the Dutch boss has since endured a nightmare eight days. The Reds have lost ground...
I GOT THE BOOT FOR MY 'WOMEN'S' SHOES ; Gay Village Bouncers Caught on Camera Appearing to Enforce Strict Dress Code Rules.
AMAN has captured the 'humiliating' moment bouncers at a Gay Village bar said he was not allowed in because he was 'wearing women's shoes'.Sebastian Flyte, 25, had tried to enter Eagle Bar on Bloom Street but was refused entry.He captured parts of the...
I Said Goodbye to My Miracle Girl 11 Times ; Mum Writes Book Telling Incredible Story of Little Chloe's Remarkable First Few Months
AMOTHER has revealed that her daughter was so gravely ill when she was born that she was told ELEVEN times to say goodbye because the infant was unlikely to survive.After her waters broke at just 25 weeks, Leanne Sawyer developed an infection, which...
Jones Cleans Slate and Ditches Lancaster's Leftovers
EDDIE Jones has declared it a time for 'new thoughts and new ideas' after making the first major move of his England coaching reign.Andy Farrell, Graham Rowntree and Mike Catt are to leave their positions as England assistant coaches, the Rugby Football...
Luther Is Back. and He's Still Top of the Cops
PICK OF THE DAY LUTHER (BBC1, 9pm) FORGET all that talk of James Bond - who even cares? John Luther - Idris Elba's glorious creation, and pretty much the coolest cop to ever walk the streets of London - is BACK!We've not seen Luther since 2013 when he...
Maggie Is the Ideal Woman for New Statue ; Write To: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK
WOMANCHESTER should have its terms of reference redrawn in selecting a female heritage statue in order to include our first female prime minister the great and wonderful Margaret Thatcher.She is relevant to Manchester for starting its recent regeneration...
Mangala Running out of Time to Prove His Worth
CITY'S unconvincing display against Swansea on Saturday was probably best exemplified by Eliaquim Mangala.The Frenchman, 24, was once again disappointing and there are now serious question marks over his future at the club.Time is quite possibly running...
May the Fells Be with You - the Lakes Awaken to ; Photographer's Stunning Video Shows How Blockbuster Has Turned Lakeland into a New Galaxy
APHOTOGRAPHER has helped produce a stunning video which shows scenes from the new blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens being filmed in the Lake District.A visual effects crew filmed background 'plates' for the movie in the north west in July last...
Midtjylland: What You Need to Know about the Danes
THEY HAVEN'T BEEN AROUND LONG MIDTJYLLAND were only formed in 1999, thanks to a merger between rival clubs Ikast FS and Herning Fremad. The unification was overseen by carpenter Johnny Rune, who was also an owner of a private business in the wood-supply...
Mind over Matter with Dr ; A Helping Hand at Christmas
WITH just over a week to go until Christmas many of us will be eagerly anticipating the forthcoming festivities.However, for some, Christmas is a particularly distressing time of year. If you're worried, or know a vulnerable person who may be in need...
Natalie's Christmas Special Has 400 Dinners on Menu
A MUM is set to cook 400 Christmas meals and deliver them to vulnerable people across Greater Manchester.Student Natalie Lek, 36, will be preparing and cooking the traditional turkey Christmas dinners with all the trimmings from her kitchen in Blackley.The...
NEW YEAR FIREWORKS WILL BE GOING AHEAD ; Town Hall Boss Says Council Confident Celebration Will Go Ahead after Businesses Help Out
IT has been confirmed a fireworks display WILL be held in Manchester city centre this New Year's Eve.City centre council spokesman Pat Karney said the authority needs to raise Pounds 25,000 to hold the event in Albert Square - but is well on the way...
Physiotherapist Is Struck off over 'Sex Act' Patient Advice ; Committee Finds Professional Boundaries 'Transgressed'
APHYSIOTHERAPIST who told a 'vulnerable' patient performing a sex act in his clinic was 'a form of therapy' has been struck off from the register.Mark J Leathley, a physiotherapist practicing at clinics in Greater Manchester and Cheshire since 2006,...
Pounds 100,000 Worth of 'Dangerous' Hoverboards Taken off Market ; Trading Standards Officers Stop Two Businesses Selling 583 Gadgets Because of Safety Fears
TRADING standards officers in Salford have stopped another Pounds 100,000 worth of potentially dangerous hoverboards from being sold.It is the second time officers in the city have acted on the must- have Christmas present.In November, Pounds 20,000...
RIO Ferdinand Has Suggested [...]
RIO Ferdinand has suggested Manchester United should be considering replacing Louis van Gaal with Carlo Ancelotti.United were dumped out of the Champions League on Tuesday and followed it up with a 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday.There has been...
Rise in Number of Reported Sexual Assaults in Manchester City Centre ; Increase Reflects the National Trend and Shows Victims Feel More Confident in Contacting Us, Says GMP
REPORTS of sexual assaults and violent crime in Manchester city centre has more than doubled in three years.Statistics from police crime maps show there were 257 crimes reported in October 2015 compared to 120 in the same month in 2012.But GMP believe...
SCHOOLGIRLS PUT THE PRIDE INTO MOSS SIDE ; an Inspiring Campaign to Change the Gang and Gun Image Is Making a Huge Difference
TYPE #Mosssidepride into Twitter and you'll be rewarded with a barrage of positivity.Drive along Mancunian Way or Princess Parkway and you'll see the same words on a banner - and a logo of a fist full of flowers.There's a buzz. It's got people talking.The...
SCOTSMAN ON TRACK FOR RETURN JOURNEY ; Pounds 4.2m Restoration of Famous Locomotive on Schedule Ahead of First Appearance in 10 Years.
HERE'S the famous Flying Scotsman ahead of her longawaited return to the railway.A collection of new images show the extent of the work currently underway to restore the muchloved steam engine to her former glory.The Pounds 4.2m project is being worked...
SHARKS NOW READY TO RISE AND SHINE ; Superb Win at Castres Has Filled Squad with Confidence, Says Mark Jennings
MARK Jennings believes last weekend's magnificent European Challenge Cup win away at French giants Castres can help inspire Sale Sharks into a concerted push to gatecrash the Premiership elite.Bulldozing centre Jennings was part of a youthful and largely English...
Sheldan Keay MATTY'S A SMASH HIT ; Ex-Stockport Football Star Describes Win on Boxing Debut As'the Best Moment of His Life'
FORMER footballer Matty Mainwaring described winning his professional boxing debut as the best moment of his life.The 25-year-old defeated Victor Edagha on points after four rounds of their bout at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Saturday.Ex-Stockport...
Star and Garter Boss 'More Than Insulted' by Final Offer ; Long-Running Row over Future of Iconic Smiths Disco Pub Looks No Closer to Being Settled
THE owner of the Star and Garter says he is 'more than insulted' Network Rail have offered just Pounds 400,000 for the Grade II listed building.Andy Price, who has run the venue famous for its Smiths Disco for 25 years, says this is Pounds 60,000 less...
Tale of Two Very Different Clubs
AS United's 1999 Treble dreams were beginning to take root, a Danish carpenter and wood supplier plus a car salesman got their heads together and decided to amalgamate two insignifi-cant unsuccessful rival football clubs in Denmark and form a new football club...
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CHRISTMAS SHOW / THE BALLAD OF RUDY If their production of Into The Woods doesn't tickle your fancy, the Royal Exchange's other big festive show is this charming piece from the Goblin Theatre Company. Featuring a jazz-inspired musical score and skillful...
Unpaid Players Could Opt to Leave Bolton, Admits Lennon ; Championship
NEIL Lennon fears Bolton's players could walk away from the Sky Bet Championship club if their financial struggles are not remedied soon.Wanderers' players are still yet to be paid for the month of November and another missed pay packet may allow them...
'Vertical Village' Plans Revealed ; New neighbourhood,'Oxygen', Includes More Than 350 Homes, Sky Gardens and More
pLANS have been revealed for yet another new neighbourhood in central Manchester - which will boast a vertical village and hundreds of homes.'Oxygen' will have a landmark 31 storey tower delivering 345 apartments, 12 family townhouses creating a new...
What Will Norris Say When He Finds out? Coronation [...] ; THE DIARY the Inside Stories with All THE DIARY the Inside Stories
MAMMA Mia!.What will Norris say when he finds out? Coronation Street favourites Catherine Tyldesley (right) and Shayne Ward (below) are swapping the cobbles of Weatherfield to celebrate the festive season in Swedish style this Christmas.The talented...
WOMAN IS ATTACKED IN ROW OVER HER DOG ; Victim Took Picture of Man Police Want to Talk to in Connection with Incident on Bridge
AWOMAN walking her dog was viciously attacked by a cyclist who objected to her pet being off its lead.She managed to take a picture of a man police want to speak to in connection with the incident. Officers have appealed to anyone who recognises him...
YAYA Toure Believes the [...]
- YAYA Toure believes the winning goal in the game against Swansea at the weekend belongs to him.The Manchester City midfielder produced a left-footed strike in the final moments of the game against the Welsh side that looped in off Kelechi Iheanacho's...
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