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Articles from January 21, 2016

50,000 Wish Frank a Happy 100th Birthday
ALIFELONG City fan and former member of the club's staff was serenaded by more than 50,000 supporters as he celebrated his 100th birthday.Frank Bowyer is a wellknown face among Blues supporters, having spent decades watching his beloved team.For several...
A Bargain Buy. or Top of the Flops? City Special CITY SPECIAL ; after Six Transfer Windows, We Take a Look at the Impact Txiki Begiristain Has Made since Taking over from Brian Marwood
WHEN Txiki Begiristain took over from Brian Marwood as City's sporting director in October 2012, it was widely seen as a step up for the club.Marwood was moving to a role overseeing the creation of the City Football Academy (CFA) - a job he's done superbly...
An Enviable Lifestyle Awaits in the Village of Hartford
WELL known for their traditional style and contemporary interiors, Redrow homes have always been a popular pick for Cheshire homebuyers.Those buyers will be spoilt for choice in the sought after village of Hartford, where the award-winning homebuilder...
Beer and Cider Festival Returns
THIS week sees the return of the CAMRA Manchester Beer and Cider Festival, albeit in a new home at Manchester Central.The festival runs until Saturday.There are more than 500 beers, perries and ciders to choose from - but we thought we'd round up the...
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Brierley in Early Boost for Centurions
RYAN Brierley is on course to make his return from post-season surgery ahead of schedule and feature when Leigh Centurions take on Warrington Wolves on Sunday.It had been thought the 23-year-old half-back would miss the first few weeks of the Championship...
Bullying Government Are Bringing NHS to Its Knees
THIS year has marked a historic moment already in the history of the NHS and is a real test of the government's commitment to the health service. Junior doctors walked out for one day on January 12, for all services except emergency care.The next industrial...
BURY CUP SHOOT-OUT HERO ENJOYED HIS OLD PAL'S AXE! ; On-Loan Shakers Keeper Reveals Secret Behind Penalty Glory as He Denies His Former City Team-Mate.
CITY youngster Ian Lawlor is giving his pal Devante Cole some space after Bury's dramatic FA Cup win on Tuesday night.The pair spent five years together at City before striker Cole left for Bradford last summer, while keeper Lawlor joined the Shakers...
Cash Pledge to Conman's Victims
BOSSES at a property management company have vowed to make sure the victims of a rogue letting agent who ripped off students to the tune of Pounds 5,000 get every penny back.Edward Fisher, an ex-Royal Marine, walked free from court after pleading guilty...
Claire Has an Acute Need to Help Patients Get Better ; Claire Scott Is the Unit Manager of the Acute Medicine Unit at Aintree University Hospital, a Large Teaching Hospital Providing Accident & Emergency Services and a Wide Range of Acute and Non- Acute Specialities. This Is Her Dayfi
6.45am: Get my girls, aged 10 and 14, ready. It's a bit of a mad dash to breakfast club before hitting the motorway.7.30am: Arrive at the hospital. I job share and we both work in 12.5 hour shifts, which is long but it ensurescontinuity of care and gives...
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Crisis Club Bolton Unable to Pay January Wages
BOLTON'S players and staff are unlikely to be paid on time this month as the financial crisis continues at the Macron Stadium.Earlier this week Wanderers appeared in the High Court over a Pounds 2.2m unpaid tax bill to HM Revenue and Customs and, despite the...
Degrees of Irrelevance? ; Penguin Random House Has Become the Latest Major UK Employer to Remove Degree Requirements for Applicants
THINK you need a degree to get the job of your dreams? Think again.While higher education qualifications may well prove beneficial in your job search, more and more of the country's top recruiters are choosing to remove completion of a university course...
DIAMOND'S DESIGNS TO DOUSE DRAGONS' FIRE ; Sale Head into Final Challenge Cup Group Game Knowing a Win Assures Home Quarter-Final.
SALE are preparing for a war of attrition in tonight's winnertakes-all clash at home to Newport.Four wins from five in their European Challenge Cup group, including landmark victories in France against Castres and Pau, ensure Steve Diamond's side have...
Doctors' Strike Is Not about Party Politics
IT isn't surprising that Dr Martin Seely takes exception to the comment by Harry Singleton that junior doctors would not strike if there was a Labour government (Viewpoints, January 15) Mr Singleton states he supports the strike but admits having limited...
Dog-Lovers Set Up Pounds 2k Reward Fund to Catch Troya's Killers
AFUND to raise the cash for a Pounds 2,000 reward for information to help catch the brutal killers of a rare pedigree dog found dead in a canal has been set up.Anthony Taylor, from Cherry Tree in Romiley, Stockport, was asleep at home when Presa Canario...
EYESORE TO GO AFTER LYING EMPTY 17 YEARS ; Derelict Semi-Detached Home Will Finally Be Bulldozed Following Complaints from Residents.
SHABBY semidetached house which has lain empty a for SEVENTEEN YEARS will finally be demolished by the council.Bury town hall is about to bulldoze the derelict home on Heys Road, Prestwich, along with another which has been vacant for a decade on the...
Find Your Specialism ; the First Step towards Becoming a Registered Nurse Is Choosing Which of the Four Key Areas of Nursing You Would like to Study
ADULT NURSING As an adult nurse you will work with adults of all ages who may be struggling with one or more long or short-term physical health conditions.In order to get the best possible outcome for their patients, an adult nurse must take lots of...
Forget the Title - Reds Have a Real Battle Just to Get European Spot
LOUIS van Gaal insisted after the 1-0 win over Liverpool on Sunday that United could still win the Premier League title.But the Dutchman's first job is to qualify for next season's Champions League by finishing in the top four - and history suggests...
Forget What You've Been Told: CV Changes You Need to Make ; New Research Has Discovered That Many of the Things We Believe Recruiters Are Looking for in Our CVs Are Incorrect - and We Might Well Be Harming Our Chances by Missing out Certain Desired Elements
here's a fair bit of generallyaccepted Twisdom when it comes to CVs.You know the type of thing; hints and tips that are passed down over the years - keep it under two sides of A4, put your education history ahead of your job roles, mention volunteering...
GANNON: I AM IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL ; Returning Stockport Boss on His Plans to Take County Back to Football League
NEW Stockport County boss Jim Gannon reflected on a hectic week after leaving Northwich Victoria to return to the Hatters for a third time, explaining his 'great pride' at taking the reins at Edgeley Park once again.On Saturday County travel to a Gloucester...
HAPPY RETURNS ; Fernandinho and Mangala Give Blues Title Boost
CITY have been handed a double title boost with Fernandinho and Eliaquim Mangala both fit again.The duo could return for Saturday's trip to West Ham as the Blues look to overtake Arsenal and Leicester at the top of the Premier League.Influential midfielder...
HAPPY RETURNS ; Fernandinho and Mangala Give Blues Title Boostcentrebacks. Were about Demichelis' to Games with Admitting on Bacary Operate as Central the out. Boost [City Region]
CITY have been handed a double title boost with Fernandinho and Eliaquim Mangala both fit again.The duo could return for Saturday's trip to West Ham as the Blues look to overtake Arsenal and Leicester at the top of the Premier League.Influential midfielder...
Heartless Hackers Target Grieving Dad
aFATHER whose young daughter died has been left devastated after hackers deleted a memorial page dedicated to her.Jodie Dixon, who suffered from cystic fibrosis, tragically passed away in 2014 aged 16.Her father and full-time carer Wayne Dixon, from...
HERE Is the Cast of Cold Feet[.]
- HERE is the cast of Cold Feet, reunited for the first time in 13 years.The popular comedy drama is set to return to screens in the spring.And its stars - Robert Bathurst, Fay Ripley, John Thomson, Hermione Norris and James Nesbitt - gathered together...
If Pep Does Come, It Won't Be Down to His Old Mates
IF Pep Guardiola takes over at City, it won't be because his mates are there.The Spaniard is seen as something of a romantic figure - largely born out of his love of the beautiful game.But he is nothing like that one-dimensional.Guardiola's ascent owes...
I'm a Mix of Being Quite Squeamish in Real Life and Not So Squeamish at Work! ; Best Known for Her Family Connections and Tumultuous Love Life, Emilia Fox Is Back with the 19th Season of Silent Witness. She Tells ELLA WALKER about Drinking Wee with Bear Grylls and Her Dreams of Writing a Children's Book
OR someone who has played a pathologist on Fprimetime television since 2004, Emilia Fox's threshold for all that is icky and bloody is strangely skewed."My mum has had a really badly cut finger recently and has 21 stitches in it, and I simply can't look...
Jones Homes Unveils Sensational Lodges at Smithills Coaching House
JONES Homes is pleased to announce the eagerly awaited release of nine unique lodges at Smithills Coaching House, in Bolton.Following careful and sympathetic restoration, the 17th Century Grade II listed coach house and stables, which once served Smithills Hall,...
Khan Eyes Revenge Bid against Garcia
AMIR Khan appears to have ruled out a summer showdown with Kell Brook after announcing he wants to fight Danny Garcia next.Bolton boxer Khan and IBF welterweight champion Brook have been bitter rivals for years, and it appeared the duo could finally...
Killer Is Far from a Model Islander ; PICK OF THE DAY DEATH IN PARADISE (BBC1, 9pm)
DOPEY detective Humphrey Goodman takes on another murder case in this comical crime drama set in the Caribbean.Except that actually, underneath the bumbling fool, he's not that dopey. Think Columbo... behind the absent-minded exterior, the brain is whirring...
Nurse Practitioner Use Up 64 per Cent as GP Numbers Fall ; Changes to the NHS Have Seen Nurse Practitioners Take on a Greater Role in the Delivery of Patient Care
DEMAND for Advanced Nurse Practitioners (AMPs) within the NHS increased by 64 per cent between in 2015 in response to NHS restructuring coupled with GP shortages. That is according to market analysis from specialist healthcare recruiter MSI Group.Government...
Nursing Associate Role Offers New Route into Nursing
LAST month, Health Minister Ben Gummer announced a plan to create a new nursing support role. Provisionally called nursing associates, they will work alongside healthcare support workers and fully qualified nurses focusing on patient care.NEW ROUTE INTO...
Peter Pays Tribute to Comedy Hero Billy at the NTAs
BOLTON comic Peter Kay handed over his Best Comedy award to legendary comedian Billy Connolly at the National Television Awards.The Phoenix Nights funnyman had earlier won the accolade for his heart-warming sitcom Peter Kay's Car Share. Dedicating the...
Pounds 1million Fund to Help Flood Victims Get Back on Their Feet
COUNCIL chiefs in Salford have set up a Pounds 1m fund to help residents and businesses devastated by the Boxing Day floods.The cash, taken from town hall reserves, will help people get back on their feet following the worst flooding in nearly 70 years...
Pounds 35k Payout for Pensioner Duped over Pounds 135k Porsche ; Supercar Fan Paid Pounds 10k Deposit to Garage for Rare Model - but Bosses Sold It to Someone Else
PORSCHE-LOVING pensioner who was duped out of his Pounds 135,000 dream car by a motor dealership has triumphed in a landmark fight for damages.Pensioner Kevin Hughes, 67, decided he wanted a limited edition Porsche 911 GT3 RS4 and sacrificed part of...
Pounds 750m Sales Reached by Clubs in 2014/15 Season
mANCHESTER'S two Premier League clubs generated combined revenues of Pounds 747.8m last season, according to Deloitte's football rich list.Manchester United saw total revenue fall by Pounds 38m (9%) as the absence of European football resulted in double...
Pounds a Homeless Man Killed in Tent Fire May Have Been Attacked ; Detectives Also Investigating If Blaze Death Could Have Been Prank Which Went Wrong.
POLICE are investigating whether a homeless man found dead in a burning tent may have been the victim of a prank that went horribly wrong.And officers are also looking at the possibility that he may had been attacked before being set on fire.The M.E.N....
PROBE AS MAN, 88, DIES FROM HORROR INJURIES ; 'Real Character'found with Broken Spine, Ribs and Collar Bone at His Village Home.
DEVASTATED neighbours of a 'wonderful' man who died of a catalogue of injuries have spoken of their shock at the possibility he may have been attacked. Eric Woodward, 88, lived in Hollingworth, near Hyde, and has been described by shocked residents as...
Sometimes It's OK to Say: 'Get Knotted'
MY son has been able to do his own school tie for approximately 18 months now.He mastered this skill the day after his sixth birthday and the triumph of the achievement was greeted by a fanfare of praise and so many entries on the sticker chart it promptly...
Spate of Thefts at Piccadilly Station ; Police Release CCTV Pictures of Four People That They Want to Speak to about a Series of Crimes.
POLICE investigating a spate of thefts at Piccadilly Station have release pictures of people they want to speak to.A suitcase, jewellery and other items were all stolen in the past three weeks - and one theft also took place in October. The first incident...
Starting on a High Note ; Manchester Has Already Seen a Flurry of Property Investments and Announcements This Year
THE Manchester property sector has been a hive of activity since the new year.Firstly, Melia Hotels' INNSIDE Manchester was snapped up for Pounds 30.45m as owners PATRIZIA Immobilien AG sold the four star hotel to a privately owned UK group.Housebuilder...
Stiletto Attacker Was Mocking Me On
ASTUDENT who stabbed a man in the eye with a Christian Louboutin stiletto has been accused of posting a photograph on Facebook 'mocking' him.Shadiya Omar, 22, from Clarendon Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, was handed a suspended prison sentence for...
Struggling Starlets Look to Emulate Best and Co
UNITED'S youngsters have been enduring a gruelling and depressing run of results but the Under-18s could get some respite from that grim form against Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup.The Reds juniors meet the Londoners in the fourth round of the illustrious...
Strutting Bird Is Not Afraid to Show Off.
IHAVE been watching War and Peace on the telly recently and it is dripping with dandy young men and women, strutting their stuff in front of their chirping prospective partners.Forward wind to the 1980s and we still had people with no regard for their...
The Corn Exchange: Our Fourth Course
OUR marathon review of all that's new in the Corn Exchange comes to a close with part four - the final few restaurants, and our overall verdict.If you missed the first three parts - you can catch up on our website.MOWGLI What is it? Indian street food....
The Cuts Triple Whammy
COUNCIL tax is set to rocket in Manchester from April - along with parking charges.Around Pounds 35 a year will be added to the annual bill of a Band A home if the town hall's plans for a 4pc tax hike go ahead, part of the latest Pounds 13m in council...
The Pusher': Fact or Fiction?
ADOCUMENTARY titled 'Manchester's Serial Killer?' shown on Channel 4 on Tuesday has re-ignited debate about whether a murderer is stalking our canals and rivers.Police have repeatedly stated there is no evidence to support the theory and point to statistics...
The Secret's Out. Your Chance to Sign Up for Spy School ; Young People Will Be Given the Chance to Learn about Spooks' Skills as GCHQ Looks to Sign Up New Recruits
PYING station GCHQ is on the look-out for spooks in Manchester.SThe UK's eavesdropping agency is branching out from its HQ in Cheltenham and will hold a 'cyber school' in the city this summer for schoolleavers and college students.The six-week course...
Top Tips for Decorating Your Home to Sell Fast
STAY NEUTRAL It's said that neutral decor sells homes and, of course, it does.Neutral doesn't, by any means, have to be bland and boring though - it's all about how you put the look together with accessories, flooring and furniture.Neutral colours, especially...
Turn Your Dreams into Reality, Thanks to Part Exchange from Barratt Homes
ESTABLISHED in 1958, Barratt Homes are now recognised as the highest quality national house builder, with an award- winning site team delivering five star build quality, and with part exchange, you could have a taste of luxury for less.Their homes are...
VALUE FOR Money?
UNITED fans are living in hope that Louis van Gaal will make a late plunge in the transfer market to pep up the Reds' form and power.The names being linked with a move to Old Trafford are like a dream pick for the Fifa 16 video game.But having already...
WFEL Wins Pounds 53m Contract with Australian Army
STOCKPORT military bridge manufacturer WFEL has secured contracts worth Pounds 53m with the Australian armed forces.The agreement, which is made up of two contracts, follows an internationally competed tender. It will see WFEL supply its leading Medium...
Why Is Dad on a Downer? ; as a New Poll Suggests the X Factor and Traffic Jams Are among the Things That Make Dads Grumpy, the Fatherhood Institute Tells LISA SALMON a Poor Work-Life Balance Is Often Far More Likely to Be Responsible for Their Crankiness
HAT'S the link between The X Factor, leaving the lights on, and the neighbour's cat? WThey're all things that can make dads grumpy.Almost a quarter of British dads admit they're always cranky, while another 73% say they're becoming more so as they get...
WIGAN TO REST ENGLAND STARS ; Wane to Leave out Internationals for Friendly with Red Devils
WIGAN Warriors will be without their England internationals when they face Salford at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday.Warriors coach Shaun Wane played a largely youthful side in Sunday's friendly with Leigh.But he is expecting a more competitive fixture...
WOMAN HURLS RACIST ABUSEON 7.30am TRAM
POLICE are reviewing 'horrendous' footage which shows the moment a woman unleashes a racist rant at two Asian women on a tram into Manchester city centre.Video footage shows the unidentified woman angrily questioning the two women who were sat opposite...
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