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Articles from January 28, 2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WILLIAMS GOES WITH THE FLO! Anthony Jepson ; ?Relationship with Coach Helped Giants Secure New Big Man
THOSE who go recruiting during the annual scramble before BBL's transfer window closes at the end of January can't be too picky.But Manchester Giants coach Yorick Williams might just have pulled off something of a coup by signing Dzaflo Larkai.Williams...
2,500 Petrol Heads Get Revved Up over Pounds 15m Worth of Cars ; ?Drivers Descend on Supermarket to Show off Motors Including a Rolls and 'Back to the Future' DeLorean
MORE than 2,500 petrol heads descended on a supermarket car park to show off their motors worth an estimated total of Pounds 15m.The vehicles included a Back to the Future-style DeLorean and a Rolls Royce Phantom as well as a host of other fast and pimped-up motors...
70 PLAYGROUNDS TO GET MAKEOVER ; . ?Pounds 14.5million Boost for Youngsters across City as Parks Will Get New Swings, Slides and Climbing Frames -
THE M.E.N can reveal 70 playgrounds in parks across Manchester are about to get a makeover.Some will get new play equipment including climbing frames, swings, slides and springy toys.Others will have special designs - known as play graphics - painted...
Academy Call on Gymnast for Help
UNITED have taken tentative steps to improving their academy structure by teaming up with Olympic bronze-medal gymnast Beth Tweddle.Tweddle, who won three World Championships gold medals, has set up her own Manchester-based company, Total Gymnastics,...
A New Leader for Team Which Polices the Police ; . ?Former Rochdale Chief to Take over at Department Which Investigates Allegations of Misconduct
THE department at Greater Manchester Police which investigates complaints about alleged misconduct is to get a new boss.Chief Supt Annette Anderson will become head of the Professional Standards Branch which is itself currently the subject of a 'peer review'...
'Assassins Thought Victim Had Miraculously Escaped' ; ?Gunman and Accomplice Saw Their Target Drive Away after They Blasted Him, Court Is Told
SSASSINS who inflicted 'catastrophic' injuries Awhen they blasted their target outside a pub believed they had missed as their victim managed to drive away, a court heard. The gunman and his accomplice saw 'miraculous' Kieran McGrath, 26, drive away...
As Well As'games Graphics'
HULME Hulme Park, Stretford Road: revamp safety surface.Broadhurst Park, Stretford Road: new furniture, ie benches.Lees Street play area: replace rotating toy, remove zip wire, landscaping, new bin, safety carpet for jungle climber.LEVENSHULME Crowcroft...
A WING AND A PRAYER... ; ?Work about to Start on Extension at Monastery to Give Historic Building More Space for Hosting Events
WORK on a new Pounds 3m million wing for Gorton Monastery is to begin next month.It is hoped the new ecofriendly front wing will be complete by the end of this year, allowing The Monastery of St Francis & Gorton Trust to expand and extend its facilities.The...
Bayliss Hands Lancashire Players England Incentive ; Cricket Chris Ostick
LANCASHIRE players have been given an incentive to start the new county season well with England coach Trevor Bayliss saying there are several Test places up for grabs this summer.Despite England beating South Africa 2-1 in the recent Test series, question...
Beautiful Swans Grace Us with Their Presence
THERE is something rather magnificent about the mute swan on our lakes and rivers.These are awesome birds striking fear into anyone whose sandwiches attract their interest. After all they are big enough to look after themselves so they don't mind wandering...
Berbatov Gets the Third Degree.From Himself!
FORMER United striker Dimitar Berbatov has always been unpredictable on and off the pitch.From smoking-hot performances at Old Trafford to smoking cigrattes during the off-season, Berbatov divided opinion during his time with the Reds.But the Bulgarian...
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Bliss Flower Art: A Local Business in Bloom ; ADVERTISING FEATUREA Lawyer Is Swapping Courtrooms for Chrysanthemums with Her New Business Venture, Based in Middleton's Popular All-in-One Garden Centre
THE idea of Bliss Flower Art was born when successful lawyer Jane Foley decided she would take up floristry as a hobby.The hobby soon turned into a passion and Jane went on to spend time training with world renowned Judith Blacklock at the accredited Flower...
British Grand Prix
Reader Offer British Grand Prix The very best of Formula Oneff 2 days from Pounds 289.00 adults, Pounds 179.00 kids, July 2016 An early charge by the Williams drivers, and a late-race fiback from Nico Rosberg couldn't shake pole-starter and 2015 victor...
CAN VAN GAAL SALVAGE HIS UNITED JOB? ; UNITED SPECIALIf LVG Can Get the Best out of Depay, Show Some Passion and Bring in a Fresh Face, He Could Find Success at Old Trafford
LOUIS van Gaal might just have ridden out yet another storm. United's Dutch boss was talked out of quitting by executive vice- chairman Ed Woodward during the Reds' wretched December.And now he's back from Holland after his minibreak with the full backing...
City Rated
6 CABALLERO Important save from Deulofeu in a one-on-one - and anyone blaming him for the goal has odd ideas on human capability 7 ZABALETA Perfect game for his warrior mentality, with tackles flying in, and the need for substance as well as style -...
Controversial Fury Warned by BBBC
TYSON FURY has been warned over his future conduct by the boxing authorities after making alleged sexist and homophobic comments.The 27-year-old Wilmslow-born fighter was crowned world heavyweight champion after a win over Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in...
COOL HEAD FIRES CITY INTO FINAL ; MATCH ANALYSIS CITY 3 EVERTON 1 (CITY WIN 4-3 ON AGGREGATE)Sergio Aguero Scores Winner, but Substitute Kevin De Bruyne Proves the Catalyst as City See off Ross Barkley's Early Goal to Book Date at Wembley
KEVIN de Bruyne's class and the lethal finishing of Sergio Aguero combined to send City sweeping back to Wembley.On a night when the club dished out free inflatable bananas to hark back to the 80s, the Blues came up with a classic cup display in a frantic,...
Corrections and Complaints
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Dishing the Dirt on Keeping Kids Clean!
CHILDREN love dirt. The washing powder adverts say so.But last week, a head teacher from Somerset hit the headlines by making it very clear that she didn't."An increasing number of children are coming to school in a shocking state", wrote Judith Barret,...
Don't Go to A&E Unless You Are Extremely Unwell, Patients Told ; . ?Pennine Acute Boss in Alert as Hospitals Struggle to Cope with People with Minor Problems
PATIENTS in northeast Greater Manchester are being told to stay away from A&E unless their lives depend on it.Pennine Acute NHS Trust says each of its three emergency departments - the Royal Oldham Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital and North Manchester...
Expert Legal Advice for Your Business ; Chantal-Aimee Doerries QC, Chairman of the Bar, Tells Us How the Bar Council Can Help Those Faced with Unexpected Legal Problems
CAN you afford legal advice? Many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) don't factor into their business plans unexpected legal issues or disputes, such as problems with a lease of business premises, the need for expert employment advice or recovering payments...
Five Things We've Learned
PELLEGRINI'S SUBS MADE THE DIFFERENCE MANUEL Pellegrini has his critics, some fair, but the idea he is rigid tactically and refuses to alter his line up is a myth.Would any other manager in England have made such a bold set of subs? At one stage, City...
Five Top Tips for Choosing Bathroom Taps
PICKING new bath and basin taps is about more than just how they look - there are practical considerations to take note of too...1. The different elements of your bathroom should go together, so if you have a period-style room, you need classic taps...
Flanagan's Injury Forces Fight Delay
TERRY Flanagan's world title fight with Derry Mathews has been rescheduled for March 12 after Flanagan suffered an injury.The Ancoats boxer has severe tendonitis in his left foot that has left him unable to compete on the originally planned February...
Friday Nights Are Alright for Aces ; Speedway Hayley Bromley
BELLE Vue Aces have moved their regular race night to Friday from the traditional Monday for the 2016 season.The Aces will start their first season at the new National Speedway Stadium on March 19 with a star-studded Peter Craven Memorial Trophy.And...
Gerrard's Oldham Return Can Inspire Relegation Escape
OLDHAM Athletic manager John Sheridan believes new signing Anthony Gerrard will play a key role in helping the team avoid relegation this season.Gerrard re-joined Latics earlier this week and marked his first game back with a clean sheet as Oldham picked...
GMP Boss Calls for Watchdog to Look at 'Cell Brutality' Claim
THE region's police boss has called on GMP to let a watchdog investigate allegations that a man was 'brutally assaulted' by officers in a cell.As reported in the M.E.N., Neville Edwards, 31, who was later found guilty of ABH for biting an officer during...
Hart: It Would Be a Pleasure to Play under Guardiola
JOE Hart says it would be a 'pleasure' to play under Pep Guardiola and that talk of him coming to City is 'unavoidable'.The Bayern Munich boss looks to be heading to England when his contract with the German giants expires in the summer, and it seems certain...
I Can't Believe I've Been Poisoning Myself with Sugar ; Singer Jane McDonald Hadn't Realised Just How Much Her Diet Was Affecting Her Health and Weight. She Shares Her Revelations with GABRIELLE FAGANfit for Fame
THERE'S definitely a new spring in Jane McDonald's step this year, as she celebrates a new figure - and a new approach to life - declaring: "I look and feel completely different."In a figure-hugging black trouser suit showing off her trim new size 10...
IMPRESSIVE BLUES ADD TO REDS WOES ; ?City Stretch Lead at Top of Under-18s Table as United Slump to 11th Defeat
UNITED'S Academy side's agony dragged on with a 2-0 defeat in the derby at City.While the result saw the impressive Blues stretch their lead at the top of the Under-18s Premier League North Division, it was an 11th consecutive league defeat in a campaign...
Injured Rojo Flies to Argentina for More Treatment
UNITED'S Marcos Rojo has returned to Argentina to continue his rehabilitation from a dislocated shoulder.The defender dislocated his left shoulder in training last month and has not played for the Reds since the goalless draw with PSV Eindhoven on November...
Internship Firm Opens Fourth China Site ; ?the Manchester Company Has Opened an Office in Dalian, the 'Hong Kong of Northern China'
mA N C H E S T E R - BASED Intern China has opened its fourth office in the Chinese city of Dalian. The move means UK undergraduates will be able to gain a range of work placements in one of China's financial hubs, which has been nicknamed 'the Hong Kong...
JO Brand Passed through Manchester [...]
- JO Brand passed through Manchester yesterday as she neared the end of her epic charity walking challenge.The comedian was on the penultimate stage of her gruelling 150- mile One Hell of Walk, as she made her way from Denton to Warrington.The QI panellist...
Key Things You Must and Must Not Do in an Interview ; New Research Has Revealed It Takes Just 12 Words for a Potential Recruiter to Make a Decision on Whether to Hire You or Not. So What Are the Most Important Things to Do and Avoid in an Interview?
NERVES are to be expected at job interviews - they're relatively short meetings that can have a big impact on your life.ere's lots of things you'll want to prepare in advance, like making sure your CV is as sharp as possible, that you've got a portfolio...
Lifetime Classroom Ban for Teacher Who Plotted to Fight Alongside Isis ; ?Schools Panel Rules on Man Jailed after Becoming 'Radicalised and Committed to a Violent Jihadist Ideology'
ASCIENCE teacher jailed for plotting to fight alongside Isis in Syria has been banned from the profession for life. Married father Jamshed Javeed was working as a chemistry teacher at Sharples School in Bolton when he became 'radicalised and committed...
Lifting to New Heights ; Cranes Dot Our Skyline as Annual Report Reveals Manchester's Residential Developments Are Soaring
THE latest results from Deloitte Real Estate's annual Crane Survey shows Manchester as the place to invest, in particular, in the residential sector.The results of its latest survey has revealed residential to be the dominant development type in the...
Lvg Student Giggs' Prep Is Incomplete
THE most movement a United man showed during the weekend defeat to Southampton came on the touchline.Ryan Giggs was as animated as a traffic controller in the technical area, attempting to direct United towards the visitors' final third.During a playing...
Moors Death Mystery Grows as Air Crash Survivor Is Found Alive
THE man found dead close to the site of a 1949 air crash near Dovestone Reservoir is NOT a childhood survivor of the disaster, police have revealed.Detectives have been stumped by the riddle of the smartly-dressed lone walker found dead near the Saddleworth...
Our Indie Venues Are Something We Should Celebrate
AS our cities get more and more saturated with national chains and every vacant spot turns into a Cafe Nerbucks, we should be raising our voices in fond celebration of Independent Venue Week.The international event was set up to pay homage to those venues that...
Pelle's Hopeful Kevin Is Not out for Season ; Match Reaction City 3 Everton 1
CITY manager Manuel Pellegrini said he was optimistic Kevin de Bruyne would not be out for the season, but admitted he wouldn't know the extent of the injury until his medical staff had assessed the problem more closely.De Bruyne, whose introduction...
Phoenix Need a Local Home to Rise Again
Ice hockey Sheldan Keay MANCHESTER Phoenix owner Neil Morris has lifted the lid on the financial problems surrounding the club.After being forced to relocate to Deeside at the start of the season, Phoenix have set up a Supporters Trust fund to help them stay...
Rooney Wage Four Times Bigger Than 1969 Squad
UNITED'S total wage bill in Sir Matt Busby's final full season as manager was less than a quarter of Wayne Rooney's current annual salary.The club's annual statement of accounts from 1969 showed that United paid out Pounds 204,028 in wages and bonuses...
Running Total Is Set to Hit Pounds 30million in 2016 ; ?as Thousands Sign Up for Annual Fun Race, Organisers Say They Expect to Reach Landmark Sum This Year
ORGANISERS of the Great Manchester Run expect the event's fundraising total to top Pounds 30m this year.They calculate more than Pounds 4 million was generated for more than 20 charities at last year's event.And if that figure is matched this year, it...
Safety Fears over Pond at Building Site ; ?Underground Car Park at Unfinished Luxury Apartments Development Fills with Water Following Heavy Rain
aDEEP and potentially dangerous pond has formed on the site of abandoned luxury apartments development. Work on Hickory Grange at Whitefield, Bury, started in 2008 but it has remained an unfinished eyesore for seven years.Bury council bosses have urged...
SHARKS NOW FEEL RIGHT AT HOME... Justin Guthrie ; ?Sale Are Looking to Continue Dominance at AJ Bell Stadium against Irish
WHEN Sale ended their 98-year stay at Heywood Road in 2003, rugby commentator Nick Mullins described their home as a 'proper rugby ground' and expressed his doubts that the Sharks could 'transplant the vibrant heart of the club to Stockport'.Their stay...
Strangeways Mum Hid 4 Phones in Bra ; . ?Woman Locked Up for Smuggling Mobiles into Jail to 'Protect Her Son from Gangsters'
aMUM who smuggled FOUR mobile phones into Strangeways in her bra has been locked up.Rachael Simmons, 32, from Hyde, claims she became a mule after criminals who her son owed money to threatened his safety.A judge at Manchester Crown Court accepted she...
Student Fell to Her Death after Exam Results Blow ; . ?'Depressed'scientist, 20, Committed Suicide after Getting 2.2 Grade in End-of-Year Tests, Inquest Told
aN ambitious Salford University student who dreamed of becoming a scientist plunged from her halls of residence after failing to get the grades she hoped for, an inquest has heard.Hard-working biology student Samantha Mac-Donald, 20, wanted to 'make...
Stunning Birthplace of Manchester
Castlefield is packed with history, where a Roman fort sits side-by-side with 19th-century engineering. Castlefield is packed with history, where a Roman fort sits side-by-side with 19th-century engineeringmarvels such as railway bridges and canals -...
Tackling the Teens
THE standard view of a teenager is often grumpy and unhappy with a low opinion of themselves and a lack of confidence. But new research suggests that while the grumpiness may be unavoidable, the majority of teens feel good about themselves.A study of...
Tesco to Scrap Birthday Card Which Sparked 'Sexism' Claim ; ?Superstore Accused of 'Living in the Dark Ages' for Stocking Item with 'Offensive' Message
UPERMARKET giant Tesco is removing a birthday card from its Sshelves after a shopper accused them of 'living in the dark ages'.The angry customer said she was offended by the card's message, which jokes about women flaunting their looks.The front cover...
Titanic Effort for Charity by Weightlifters ; ?Team Aim to Hoist Equivalent of Ship's Hull
SOME of the strongest people from across the UK will attempt to set a world record for lifting the weight of the Titanic.Scott Britton, 28, from Eccles, is spearheading the effort to set a Guinness world record for the 'most weight lifted by a group...
Two Women Arrested in 'Dementia Taunts' Inquiry ; . ?Pair Questioned by Police on Suspicion of Ill Treatment or Wilful Neglect by a Care Worker
tWO women have been arrested over complaints that vulnerable dementia patients were tormented by abuse of their 'comfort dolls' at a care home.The M.E.N. launched an investigation after a whistleblower handed over images and footage of two members of...
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TOURING / IZZY BIZU Nominated for this year's Brits Critics' Choice Award (and only narrowly missing out to Jack Garratt), South London newcomer Izzy Bizu trades in sultry, high-end soul a la Lianne La Havas. The 21-year-old is due to play the O2 Ritz...
'We Don't Know How We're Going to Carry on without Our Joetta' ; . ?Grieving Family Pay Heartbreaking Tribute to Young Mum Who Died in Motorway Crash after Night Out
THE heartbroken family of young mum Joetta Shumba say they don't know how they will carry on without her.In a moving tribute, relatives told how Joetta, 25, was 'their everything' and will leave 'a legacy in their hearts'.The young mum, known as Jojo,...
We're in E-Fits of Laughter!
THE 'world's worst' police e-fit has attracted widespread ridicule after it was issued by detectives who are hunting a suspect.Some Facebook users found the image so amusing that they even created their own a comical versions.The picture was circulated...
Why Is New Leisure Centre So Far Away? ; Write To: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK
IN response to your article 'Moss Side and Abraham Moss Leisure Centres get Pounds 16 million upgrade' (January 20) - Manchester council should be ashamed of themselves.As a Chorlton resident who campaigned for our beloved Chorlton baths stay open, I...
Workers Fear More Job Losses at Plant ; ?Staff at Iceland Manufacturing Speak out after Jobs Cull
DISMAYED staff at a frozen food manufacturing plant have told the M.E.N they fear a second round of redundancies.Workers at the Iceland site in Gorton were told on Monday that a restructuring process was underway, potentially putting 150 jobs at risk.According...
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