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Articles from December 17, 2015

Amazon's One-Hour Delivery Launches
AMAZON has launched its ultra-fast Prime Now delivery service in Greater Manchester, meaning that you could get your goods within one hour of ordering.The service has already launched in London, Birmingham and Newcastle earlier this year and now it's...
Am I Bothered? ; Shocked Neighbours Confronted Mother, 34, Who Didn't Have Licence or insurance.Over-Limit Mum Smashed into Two Cars While Driving with Her One-Year-Old Child in the Back, Then Said:
ADRUNK mum who smashed into two cars while driving with her one- year-old child in the back seat said 'am I bothered?' when shocked neighbours threatened to call the police.Michelle O'Brien, 34, was caught behind the wheel of a Ford Focus while almost...
Bake off Duo Show off Festive Favourites ; PICK OF THE DAY the Great British Bake off Christmas Masterclass (BBC2, 9pm)
WELL deck the halls and dig out your apron, Christmas is about to get really tasty with this festive cooking lesson.Bake Off 's 'hot right now' duo, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, are ready in their perfect Christmasdecorated kitchen to show us how it's...
Belle Vue's Latest Arrival Sets New Year's Resolution
COLTS newcomer Rob Shuttleworth is hoping that the challenges he's set himself for the 2016 campaign will lay a sturdy foundation on which to further his development.The 22-year old Barrow boy is preparing alongside team-mate Matt Williamson for his...
Bony Still Looking the Odd Man out a Year after Move
IT'S coming up to a year since Wilfried Bony's Pounds 25m switch from Swansea to City, a period not without complications for the striker.He spent time away at the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast in Equatorial Guinea, delaying his introduction...
Bus Journeys - a Window to Our Worlds
Taking a ride on public transport can prove a far more stimulating experience than many people expect - providing an excellent way to take in the impressive architectural heritage of our region.Aidan O'Rourke has been documenting Manchester in photographs...
CAMPAIGN TEAM BRANCH OUT TO GET A TREE AT LAST ; Tree's a Jolly Good Fellow! Residents Finally Get Some Festive Cheer as Businessman Organises Fund
IT is finally beginning to look a lot like Christmas after residents paid for their own Christmas tree in the town centre.Leigh has been deprived of a tree for two years after Wigan council said it could not afford to stump up the cash.A tree had traditionally...
Christie Makes Breakthrough in Treatment of Bowel Cancer
SPECIALISTS at The Christie Hospital have made a major breakthrough in the treatment of bowel cancer which could spare patients from major surgery.A number of people with rectal cancer will be able to avoid surgery without their treatment being undermined,...
City's Joe Mighty Is Just Champion!
RAHEEM Sterling has been voted into the Champions League Group Stage XIfi ahead of Neymar and Luis Suarez.But if there was a poll on City's best performer in the elite European competition, there could only be one winner.Joe Hart's Champions League displays...
CITy SPECIAL CITY SPECIAL PEP DEAL WILL LIGHT BLUES' TOUCH PAPER ; CITy SPECIAL CITY SPECIALPersuading Guardiola to Swap Munich for Manchester Would Confirm That City Have Usurped the Rest of the Football World
MANCHESTER City's pursuit of Pep Guardiola will be the true barometer of Sheikh Mansour's reign.Should they convince the most sought-after manager on the planet to head to the Etihad, they will not only have gatecrashed football's elite, they will have...
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DEACON IS THRIVING IN WHOLE NEW BALL GAME ; Sale's Attack Coach Has Made a Seamless Switch from League to Union, Says Mike Forshaw.
NEW Sale attack coach Paul Deacon has seamlessly made the transition from rugby league to union.That's the glowing verdict of Deacon's colleague Mike Forshaw, who is responsible for Sale's defensive strategy.And he should know, having trod the same path...
DEATH OF TRAINER WHO MADE CITY FIT FOR TITLE ; Tribute to Top-Class Marathon Runner Who Whipped Legendary Blues Team into Shape
THE fitness trainer for a legendary Manchester City team has died. Joe Lancaster, who later became a well respected Manchester- based journalist, has passed away aged 89.He was responsible for getting a squad that boasted Colin Bell, Francis Lee, Mike...
De Gea Shoots Down Talk of a Dressing Room Revolt
DAVID De Gea has rubbished talk of dressing room unrest at United.There were reports this week that the players had openly questioned manager Louis van Gaal's tactics after the 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.And earlier this season Van Gaal revealed...
DELIGHT AS PLANS FOR SUPERSTORE BLOCKED ; Town Hall Bosses Refuse to Sell Land to Developer after Huge Protests by Residents
CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after a council refused to sell land to a developer for a supermarket.Kirkland Developments had put forward a proposal for a discount food store with 90 parking spaces in the centre of Sale Moor.But Trafford council leader...
Hospital Blunder Leaves Teenager Brain Damaged ; NHS Trust Admits Negligence over Dirty Anaesthetic Tube Which Triggered Horrendous Allergic Reaction
aMEDICAL blunder left a teenager with severe brain damage after an appendicitis operation.Anna White was just 15 when she was taken to the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan where she was diagnosed with the condition.An operation in September 2011...
HOW TAILGATING CAN END UP POISONING YOU ; Experts Reveal How Risky Motorway Driving Can Fill the Car with Dangerous Fumes
IT'S the bane of every motorist who uses the M60 on a regular basis. Tailgating causing frenzied road rage and even dreadful crashes.Now experts are warning that it can also be lethal for a completely different reason - lung problems caused by fumes...
I See So Much of Caron in Her Boys ; TV Presenter Gloria Hunniford's Grandsons - the Children of Her Late Daughter Caron Keating - Tease Her and Give Her Fashion Advice. She Tells GABRIELLE FAGAN about the Comfort They Bring and How She Copes with Ageing - by Ignoring Itfit for Fame
IT'S HARD to imagine daring to call Gloria Hunniford - the stylish, sophisticated, veteran TV presenter - 'Glo' or even 'Big G', but she's clearly delighted by those irreverent nicknames.They're what she's affectionately called by her grandsons, Charlie,...
JOS WILL PASS TEST OF NERVE ; EXCLUSIVEAnderson Is Backing Butler to Win Back His England Test Place
JIMMY Anderson has backed Jos Buttler to win back his Test place. The Lancashire wicketkeeper was axed for the final match of the the series against Pakistan in the UAE after a poor run of form with the bat.He was replaced behind the stumps by Yorkshire's...
LEE HAS POWER OF ONE ; Knockout King Warns Next Opponent Saunders He Can End Any Fight with a Single Punch
BOXER Andy Lee insists he only needs to land a clean punch once to knock out Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday.The pair will finally meet at the Manchester Arena this weekend for the WBO middleweight title.Lee is well known for his KO power, with 24 of...
liFE the Gift of ; Surrogacy in the UK Is a Selfless Gift, Say Campaigners, Who Tell LISA SALMON That the Law Needs Changing to Improve the Process for Everyone, Including the Babies
THERE can surely be no greater gift than the gift of life, a precious donation nurtured and then handed over by hundreds of surrogate mothers in the UK every year.The unselfish generosity of surrogates who, under UK law, can only be paid expenses, has...
Loan Ranger Turner Returns to Help Fire Up Latics ; Sheldan Keay
OLDHAM Athletic have bolstered their attacking options ahead of this weekend's trip to Coventry City after striker Rhys Turner returned to the club.Turner has spent the last few months on loan at League Two side York City, scoring one goal and making...
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MANCHESTER PAVES CAV'S ROAD TO RIO ; Cavendish to Make First Appearance in Four Months with Eyes on Olympics.
SEVEN years since leaving the 2008 Olympics as the only member of the British track team without a medal, Mark Cavendish has set his sights firmly on staking a place in Team GB's squad to Rio next summer.The Manxman vowed he would never return to the...
Manchester Royal Exchange Pulls in Two New Retailers ; Hotel Chocolat and City Cobbler to Join Retailers Accessorize, Swarovski and Kipling
RETAILERS Hotel Chocolat and City Cobbler will open shops at Manchester Royal Exchange.Chocolatier Hotel Chocolat has taken 800 sq ft facing on to Market Street on a 10-year lease, while City Cobbler has signed up to units 11-13 in the Arcade.They join...
Mini Old Trafford Planned at Centre of Academy Refurb
MANCHESTER United are considering building a mini Old Trafford next to their famous stadium that would host Under-21 matches and some Academy and FA Youth Cup fixtures.The idea to construct a ground that could house around 5,000- 10,000 fans is all part...
MORLEY SALUTE TO SALFORD CUP ACES ; Joint Manager Sings Praises of Players after the End of Thrilling FA Cup Run
SALFORD CITY joint manager Bernard Morley insists that despite being 'gutted' about his side's FA Cup exit at Hartlepool, he can still be proud of the Ammies' efforts.Extra-time goals from Scott Fenwick and Mikael Mandron gave League Two Hartlepool a...
Mum's the Word as Murray Reunites with Mauresmo ; Tennis
ANDY Murray will make changes to his coaching team ahead of his quest for a first Australian Open title in January following the return of Amelie Mauresmo.Mauresmo linked back up with Murray at his training camp in Dubai this week for the first time...
NEW NAME FOR EX-BBC SITE IN CITY IS REVEALED ; If Approved Circle Square Will Deliver a Value of around Pounds 360m and Create 2,000 Jobs
THE landmark former BBC regional headquarters in Manchester city centre will be called Circle Square.With more than 1.1m sq ft of residential, commercial and public space, the Oxford Road scheme is expected to deliver a value of around Pounds 360m, while...
POLICEMAN'S KILLER IS BACK BEHIND BARS ; Serial Criminal and Drug User - Jailed for Mowing Down Off-Duty Officer - in Court Again
AKILLER who mowed down a police officer is back behind bars after a burglary spree.Stephen Benson was jailed in 2011 for causing the death by careless driving of off-duty police officer Mike Silcock on Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport.Since he...
Premature Kallen Such a Battler He Should Be Home for Christmas ; after 100 Days in Intensive Care, a Pair of Relieved Parents Prepare to Take Their Child Home
THE parents of a premature baby boy who spent the first 100 days of his life in intensive care are looking forward to bringing their son home for Christmas.Kallen-Jai Jones was born three months early at Tameside Hospital on September 6 weighing just...
Rail Thieves Tracked and Sentenced ; Serial Offenders Get Stiff Prison Sentences
TWO thieves have been jailed after they were caught trying to saw through railway cabling.Darren Jervis, 32, and Nigel Chapman, 31, were caught red-handed trying to remove cabling at the end of the platform at Moorside railway station in Swinton, Salford.A...
REJUVENATED HERNANDEZ'S TIME WAS UP ; United. Special UNITED SPECIALUnited Were Right to Sell Mexican Striker to Leverkusen in the Summer - and His Recent German Goal Glut Can't Alter That Fact
'STILL can't control a ball.'Shocking waste of a great talent'. 'Thank God.' Those were just some of the replies to Manchester United's Twitter account when it confirmed Javier Hernandez had joined Bayer Leverkusen.The Twitterati is not the most reliable...
REVENGE-PORN THUG IN THREAT TO STAB HIS EX ; Former Partner Shared Explicit Picture on Facebook and Said He Would Post More
AJEALOUS man who posted a 'sexually explicit' image of his ex- girlfriend online and threatened to stab her has avoided jail.Jamie Matthews, 24, shared an image of her breasts on Facebook and with friends in a 'Whatsapp' messenger group. Magistrates...
Ringside Seat for a Pounds 350m Scheme ; Manchester University Sets Up Video Link That Shows Ongoing Demolition and Building Work in City Centre
THESE remarkable pictures capture the moment Manchester University halls Bowden Court and Ronson Hall were demolished.The buildings were pulled down earlier this year to make way for a new Pounds 350m engineering campus that will help tackle challenges...
SCHOLES TACKLES RAIL SAFETY FOR CHILDREN ; Former United Star Visits School to Help Launch National Campaign on Train Danger
UNITED legend Paul Scholes is tackling a real threat to children's lives - trespassing on railways.The former England star teamed up with pupils at Christ the King RC Primary in Walkden, to launch Network Rail's national campaign to teach children the...
Seasonal Song Can Truly Soar ; the Twelve Days of Christmas May Be Rooted in References to Birds, but Some of the Species Are Struggling
CHRISTMAS is a great time for eating, drinking, opening presents and being merry. It is also a great time to belt out rousing carols and festive songs.Still, while we are singing about partridges in pear trees, some people study why partridges are in...
Simon's Joy over Baby Number 3 ; THE DIARY with All the Inside Stories
CORONATION Street star Simon Gregson has become a dad for the third time.The Corrie favourite, who plays Rovers Return landlord Steve McDonald, announced the happy news that his wife Emma (pictured with Simon right) has given birth to their third son...
Smith Sets Sights on Cotto after Kelly Clash
WHILE Liam Smith might be defending his WBO light middleweight title against Jimmy Kelly at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, he admits that he has bigger names in his sights.Wythenshawe boxer Kelly will hope to become Manchester's latest world champion...
Storm's DiDiomete Provides Box Office entertainmentIce Hockey ; Ice Hockey
MANCHESTER Storm forward Devin DiDiomete enjoyed a different type of training exercise recently after attending a boxing session with rising prospect Sam Hyde.Cruiserweight boxer Hyde returned to the ring last night when he fought at the Village Hotel...
Tearful Mother's Plea for Victims to Report Abuse ; If I Can Save One Life Then the Loss of My Daughter Won't Be for Nothing, Says Mum of Murdered 20-Year-Old
AVICTIM of domestic abuse confided in her mother that she was being battered by her ex - but swore her to secrecy.Within months, the 20-year-old had been murdered and her mother was left devastated and riddled with guilt.Now the mother has bravely spoken...
Thatcher's Real Legacy Is One of Destruction
Write to: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.uk READING Gerry Diamond's latest homage to Mrs Thatcher (Viewpoints, Tuesday) started me thinking of my own very clear memories of the...
The Heat's Already on England Rookie Hales
ALEX Hales' Test credentials are already in the spotlight just two days into England's tour of South Africa, after Zambian seamer Junior Dala claimed the opener was "under pressure".Hales is expected to make his Test debut in the Boxing Day Test at Durban,...
The Kitchen Table." Recipe that'S A CURE FOR CANCER BLUES
Maggie's Centre is 'a place to come and meet friends and say what you like'. It's one of 18 similar centres for . .Maggie's Centre is 'a place to come and meet friends and say what you like'. It's one of 18 similar centres for . .cancer patients, and...
Under Pressure How Safe Is Lvg?
UNITED manager Louis van Gaal is under pressure after a miserable week.If exiting the Champions League at the group stage wasn't bad enough, it was quickly followed by a 2-1 defeat at newly promoted Bournemouth. It's led to calls from some United fans...
What Happened to the One-Punch Campaign? ; Landlord Criticises Police after Man Who Hit Him in Back of Head, Leaving Him Unconscious, Is Given a Caution
PUB landlord has slammed police after a drinker who Aknocked him unconscious with a single punch was given a caution.Father-of-three Jason Monks, 46, has criticised the 'strange' decision having supported the 'one punch can kill' campaigns run by GMP.Mr...
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM ILL OVER CHRISTMAS and New Year?
CHRISTMAS can be a nightmare if you or a loved one fall ill.Here's a quick guide to help you find the right place for treatment...Will my GP surgery be open over Christmas and New Year? ALL GP practices are contracted to stay open during 'core hours'...
Where Can You Carry on the Party.?
YOU'VE rinsed the free bar, last orders were called long ago and a burly bouncer is gently 'guiding' you out of the door. So where to next? Manchester has plenty of late night bars where you can carry on the party after kicking out time at your work's...
Wide Boy Mayor Admits That He Is Loving Life at Bury
DANNY Mayor is sharing the love with his team-mates as Bury bid to get back into the League One play-off places.After winning promotion from League Two last season, the Shakers have maintained that momentum and are seventh after Saturday's 1-0 win over...
WOMEN FOOTBALLERS 'FIGHTING INEQUALITY BY PLAYING IN LINGERIE' ; Coaches Hit out at 'Sexist' New League Which Will See Teams Play Games in Skimpy Kits
FOOTBALL coaches and feminism groups have blasted a new league that encourages women to play in their lingerie as 'sexist'.The Lingerie Football League UK has recently launched in Manchester, with the team swapping traditional kits for skimpy outfits.Team...
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