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Articles from February 6, 2016

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Ken Hom's Fish in Hot Sauce INGREDIENTS Serves four 450g (1lb) fresh firm white fish fillets, such as cod, sea bass or halibut Cornflour, for dusting 3 spring onions 150ml (5fl oz) groundnut or vegetable oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger in...
5 Top Tips for Looking after Your Home ; It's Important to Keep Your Home in Good Working Order All Year Round, but Especially during Winter
1 "IF you go away on holiday in winter, keep your heating on - albeit turned down - while you're away. "This keeps the system running efficiently and helps to prevent pipes from freezing," says Karl Tulloch from Rightio (www.rightio.co.uk), which provides...
A Batter Way for Kids to Have Fun
PANCAKE Day is one of the best family events of the year. And we all know a little someone who loves a pancake or several, so why not make this Shrove Tuesday extra special for them by letting them get their hands dirty in the kitchen too? Pancakes are...
'Accused Had Tried to Shoot Rival Before' ; ?Murder Trial Hears That Alleged Mastermind Pulled Gun in Stand-Off - but It Got Jammed
tHE alleged mastermind of a murder tried to shoot his rival a year earlier but his gun jammed, a court heard.Anthony Henry, 31, arranged to meet Kieran McGrath beside a canal on a Manchester housing estate for a 'straightener' - a fist-fight to settle...
Accused Was a 'Nomad' ; IN BRIEF
A teenAger has been taken to hospital after falling from a bridge onto a main road near a town centre.A MAN accused of murdering his daughter's friend and driving around with her body in the boot was known to pals as a 'happy-go- lucky' drifter, a court...
Anchors Aweigh on A Great Escape ; Cruise Virgin PAUL HOUSE Never Fancied Life at Sea - until He Set Foot for the First Time on a New Ship, That Is
I WILL be honest, I have never been on a cruise and frankly thought it was unlikely as my original perception was one of a somewhat exclusive nature. That was about to change. Arriving on a bleak Southampton morning wasn't the best start but when I approached...
Asylum Seekers? We Just Want a Life
WHEN the migrant crisis first hit the headlines last summer, Stockport's Britannia hotel was briefly big news. Asylum seekers, many of them from Syria, were being put up in relative luxury as they waited for temporary housing, prompting an outraged flurry...
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Rough sleepers 'moved on from living in arches of flooded Mark Addy pub' ??WHAT harm were they doing? Rob O'Driscoll ??WHAT'S the problem if it wont be re opening? Mikey Young ??I WONDER if they will be given somewhere safe and warm instead Doodle Bug...
Better Is to Come Says Wigan Boss ; WIGAN........................ 12 CATALANS................... 6 Tom Bramwell
WIGAN Warriors got their campaign underway with a win against the Catalans Dragons, tasting an opening victory for the first time in three seasons."We can play a lot better than we did," said head coach Shaun Wane. "We've had one week with all our lads...
Bravery Award for Hero Who Saved Gran from Burning Car
AHERO who smashed through glass to drag a woman from a burning car on the M60 has been rewarded by the fire service for his bravery.Will Edwards jumped into action when he saw flames coming through the bonnet and engulfing the car on the motorway with...
Centurions Sign Smith on Eve of New Campaign ; Sean Hayes and Tom Bramwell
LEIGH Centurions have completed the signing of former England international Lee Smith on a two-year deal.The 29-year-old dual code star had been on trial with Hull FC for the last two months, but the club was unable to seal a deal as a result of salary...
City's Fury at Fa Cup Switch
CITY believe the FA are making it impossible for them to continue their challenge for an unprecedented quadruple.Manuel Pellegrini's side have been told they must play their FA Cup fifth round tie with Chelsea on Sunday, February 21 - despite traveling...
Cook with the Kids
EASY PANCAKE Ingredients: 100g plain flour 2 large egg 300ml milk 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying Lemon wedges, to serve Caster sugar, to serve (optional) Method: 1. Put the flour, eggs, milk and a pinch of salt into...
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Crolla: Be Part of My Army for Great Manchester Run! ; ?Chance to Take Part in Big Charity Event with World Champ
WORLD boxing champion Anthony Crolla is recruiting an army of runners to help him to take on this year's Great Manchester Run.More than 40,000 people will pound the pavements of the city centre for the 10k race in May, the biggest event of its kind in Europe.Moston-born...
Dale's 'Mavericks' Make Way for Modest Top Guns
ROCHDALE boss Keith Hill will return to his 'functional' roots as his side embark on an 18-game season today.Dale head to struggling Crewe Alexandra this afternoon on the back of an outstanding performance in the 2-1 win against League One leaders Burton...
Deal with the Devils Can Take Mourinho to United
JORGE Mendes' influence at United will be put to the test as the super agent plots Jose Mourinho's next move.The Special One is Mendes' managerial equivalent of Cristiano Ronaldo.Sending them as a pair to Old Trafford in the summer might be seen as the...
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Q A few weeks ago you mentioned a chrome cleaner in powder form, I need to clean up my golf clubs. mike Cosgrove AThe stuff you're looking for is called Bar Keepers Friend and you can get it from John Lewis for Pounds 2.80. It is fantastic and works...
Drawn to Success ; When Millie Marotta Quit Teaching to Become an Illustrator, Little Did She Imagine She'd Become Queen of the Grown-Up Colouring Book Trend. as Her Latest Book Is Published, She Tells HaNNaH StEpHENSoN Life Hasn't Changed Much
WHEN Millie Marotta takes a mug of tea into her studio, she is more careful than most not to spill it on her desk.Biscuit crumbs are gently brushed away, and she has resolved to eat lunch at the kitchen table on a more regular basis.This is because her...
Easily Suede ; as Britpop Pioneers, It Was No Surprise That Suede's Reformation Was Well Received. but, ANDY WELCH Finds out, Brett Anderson and Mat Osman Didn't Expect the Reunion to Go So Smoothly
WHEN Suede reformed in 2010, it was for a one-off show as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust gig at London's Royal Albert Hall.Understandably, fans around the world were ecstatic at the news the band would put to bed their disappointing end in 2003, when...
Europa Gives Shaw Chance
LUKE Shaw has been handed a golden Euro carrot by United boss Louis van Gaal.The Reds boss has included the injured leftback in his 24-man Europa League squad.Shaw had been in excellent form for United at the start of this season before being sidelined...
FLITCROFT HOPING FOR HAPPY RETURN ; ?Bury Boss Takes His Side to Barnsley, Scene of His First Stint in Management
BURY manager David Flitcroft admits he will have to keep a lid on his emotions as he returns to Barnsley tomorrow.After being Keith Hill's assistant at Rochdale and Barnsley, Flitcroft began his own managerial career in 2012 when he succeeded Hill as...
FOR BETTER OR VERSE: WEDDING RAP IS A HIT! ; ?Video of Sister's Musical Tribute to Bride Goes Global after Fantastic Big-Day Performance
NOT every wedding involves a speech from the bridesmaid - and even fewer feature a rap.But a hilarious video shows the moment maid of honour Rachel Winterbottom delivers a Vanilla Ice-inspired tribute to her sister, Hayley, and new husband Paul.Video...
Four Things to Look out for at Stamford Bridge
SCHNEIDERLIN IN... LOUIS van Gaal will be tempted to pick the same XI against Chelsea after watching one of United's best performances of the season against Stoke. But the back four will need more protection at Stamford Bridge and Schneiderlin should...
Four Things to Look out for at the Etihad
PELLEGRINI LOVE-IN THE City fans who travelled to Sunderland the day after Manuel Pellegrini sprung his press conference surprise got a modest, if grateful, response from the outgoing City boss when chanting his name at the Stadium of Light.The Blues...
Get Your Capital Gains on the Train ; It's So Easy to Get to London from Manchester, but Where Should You Stay and What Should You Do When You're There. Here EMILY HEWARD Helps out with Hotels, Restaurants and Bars to Suit All Budgets
THE best thing about London being a short train ride away is that you can get the best out of the city - arts, culture, food and drink, a big palace, etc - without having to put up with the not-so- good bits.You don't have to catch the tube with 11 million...
Happy Half-Term ; EMMA GILL on Keeping Your Clan Busy during the School Holidays
HE school holidays are almost upon us once again.t With unpredictable weather and bank balances still recovering from Christmas, February half-term can be one of the trickiest breaks to keep the kids (and grown-ups) happy.Here's our round-up of family...
Help Catch Vicious Thug Who Blinded Me with Her Stiletto ; ?Victim of Brutal Attack, 29, Lost Her Job and Her Home, and Now Suffers from Depression
AWOMAN who lost her eye in an horrific stiletto attack in a pub says she is determined to find the thug who caused her lifechanging injuries.Katrina Coucill was blinded in her left eye in the assault at the Ye Olde Three Crowns in Farnworth, Bolton.The...
Hot Breakfast Time
February is officially Hot Breakfast Month and these gadgets will allow you to enjoy warming brekkies, without spending ages in the kitchen, writes POLLY WEEKS...BREVILLE VTP130 TRADITIONAL CREPE MAKER (Pounds 30, from ao.com) THIS contraption allows...
If Cycling Was Safer, We Could Cut Traffic Jams ; Write To: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK
IN considering MP Graham Stringer's call to allow drivers to use bus lanes, (M.E.N., February 2), we'd do well to first look at why we have too many cars.Before the war, only the rich could afford to drive. The working classes walked, cycled, used buses/trams....
I Have Never Guessed the Killer on Midsomer ; Julia Sawalha Confesses She Hasn't Got a Clue When It Comes to Solving On-Screen Crimes, but MARION MCMULLEN Discovers That Didn't Stop the Ab Fab Star from Helping to Dig Up a Killer on Midsomer Murders
You helped solve lots of puzzling crimes in BBC drama Jonathan Creek. Have you always wanted to appear in an episode of Midsomer Murders? I WAS just thrilled when they asked me. I've never worked on a show that runs like clockwork like this. It's extraordinary.Although...
I'm Leaving Home to Join the Circus. for a Weekend ; KATE FIELDER Enjoys a Stay in London, Which Includes a Great Hotel and Watching a Cirque De Soleil Show at the Royal Albert Hall
ISAT open-mouthed and wide-eyed staring in awe at a lady playing Miranda on the hugely-impressive stage at The Royal Albert Hall, contorting her body into angles that just didn't seem logical.Glancing over at my friend Emma, a Cirque du Soleil 'virgin',...
I'm Proud of My Body of Work. ; . ?Tattoo Fanatic, 55, Says He Can't Go Anywhere without People Asking to Take a Photo of His Elaborate Artwork
S THIS Greater Manchester's most tattooed man? i Tony Barton says he is inked up from head-totoe - and says the only body part that has escaped the artwork is, as he puts it, 'the old fella', along with his face and feet.The 55-year-old has had his body...
I'm Too Critical but I'm Not a Neurotic Mess ; after Almost Two Years, Acclaimed Drama Happy Valley Is Back. Sarah Lancashire Tells SUSAN GRIFFIN Why Life's Not Set to Get Any Easier for Tortured Sergeant Catherine Cawood
PICK OF THE WEEK Happy Valley (BBC1, Tuesday, 9pm) WHEN the first series of Happy Valley aired, it wasn't only the general public who were raving about the psychological drama, but police officers too.The reaction was "eye-opening" admits Sarah Lancashire,...
It Happened Today. FEB 6 1971
AMERICAN singer Tiffany was topping the charts with I Think We're Alone Now.She was just 16 when her cover version of the 1967 song by Tommy James And The Shondells came out and she helped to promote the single by performing in shopping malls across...
It's Good to Be Back ; Diary
GUIDING NATURE: I'm home from my cruise. We've seen some exotic sights and some strange and wondrous plants but what a joy to come home to bare branches silhouetted against a bright blue sky and, below, carpets of snowdrops.Our hellebores are well on...
Jody Snaps Back as 'Noisy' Builders Take Pics of Him ; ?Star of Shameless Complains on Twitter about Racket Made by Wagons outside His City Centre Apartment
tV actor Jody Latham took his row with workmen outside his city centre apartment on to the internet - claiming they were making too much noise and were 'trying to intimidate him'. The actor - known best for his role as Phillip 'Lip' Gallagher in Shameless...
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RIHANNA, ANTI ..... ANTI finally appeared last Wednesday on premium music streaming service Tidal after it was accidentally uploaded early.Fans of classic bangers like We Found Love, Diamonds and Umbrella would be better off with the new Sia album, but...
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MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON by Elizabeth Strout (Viking, hardback, Pounds 12.99, ebook Pounds 9.49) EXPLORING the complicated nature of love and familial relationships, My Name Is Lucy Barton begins with a lonely mother-of-two confined to a hospital bed in...
L LOUIS Van Gaal [...]
l ? LOUIS van Gaal has rebuked his captain Wayne Rooney and winger Jesse Lingard for saying that the United boss has taken the shackles off the Reds.Rooney and Lingard claimed that the players have been granted more freedom by the Dutchman following...
Looking for Luxury? This Is No Turkey. ; ANNETTE LORD Discovers There's More to This Country Than Package Holidays during a Her Trip to Istanbul and Antalya
TURKEY is one of the kings of package holidays, so never struck me as a luxury break destination. But, looking out across the twinkling lights of Istanbul, I was beginning to change my mind.Home to sumptuous palaces and the rulers of civilisations going back...
LOOKS like the Gang Are All Back Together [...]
LOOKS like the gang are all back together again... as the cast of Cold Feet were pictured filming at Manchester Airport.The cast of the 90s hit comedy-drama were spotted filming scenes for their anticipated new ITV series outside the airport's Terminal Two.The...
LVG LOOKS FOR TITLE LIFT OFF ; A Repeat of United's Recent 'Sparkling Football' at Stamford Bridge Tomorrow Could Revive the Reds' Push for Top Spot
VICTORY at Chelsea tomorrow can be the launch pad for United to burst back into the Premier League title race as Louis van Gaal hails the Reds'sparkling football.' The Old Trafford boss has been buoyed by back-to-back victories and improved attacking...
Macc Can Relieve Pressure on Wembley Way Journey ; FA Trophy
MACCLESFIELD TOWN aim to take another step on the road to Wembley as they face Torquay in the FA Trophy today.The Silkmen continue their quest for a third triumph in the competition with a third-round trip to Devon.While Macc are just outside the play-offs...
Morris Optimistic after Phoenix End Alliance with Red Hockey ; Ice Hockey
MANCHESTER Phoenix and Red Hockey have agreed to part company with immediate effect.Phoenix teamed up with Red Hockey last year, selling 34 per cent of its company in the hope that the ice hockey giants would assist with their long-term stability.Things...
Music Legend Set for Homecoming ; Manchester Pop Trail
I'M glad to report that one of Manchester's finest musical exports is returning to the city for a gig on May 21.Graham Nash will be on stage at the Albert Hall to entertain from a songbook that stretches back to the 1960s.An Ordsall lad from Skinner...
NEARLY 100 NEW HOMES FOR SITE OF OLD SCHOOL ; ?Developer Says Influx of Residents Will Boost the Local Economy by Pounds 500,000 per Year
PLANS for nearly 100 homes on the site of a former school have been given the go-ahead.Barratt Homes has been given the green light to start work on transforming the run-down land off Birch Road, where Walkden High School once stood in Salford.Planning...
Oldham Have to Make Point
OLDHAM manager John Sheridan insists he doesn't care how his team performs just as long as they can pick up three points.Latics will look to keep their hopes of escaping the relegation zone alive when they host Blackpool at SportsDirect.com Park today.Oldham...
On the Up [.]
ON THE uP AIDAN TURNER THERE is no getting away from the hotness of the Poldark actor, right. Now the 32-year-old has been named the sexiest man of 2016 by readers of Glamour magazine. He beat Jamie Dornan (2nd) and Tom Hiddleston (3rd) to the top spot.THE...
PELLE IN WARNING TO PEP... ; Outgoing Boss Tells Guardiola That the Rise of Leicester Shows the Premier League Is Going to Get More Difficult
PEP Guardiola is heading to England at a time when competition in the Premier League is at its fiercest, according to Manuel Pellegrini.The City manager, who will walk away from the Etihad at the end of the season to be replaced by Guardiola, believes...
Pilot in Manchester Air Disaster Dies, 70 ; . ?Tragedy Had Profound Effect and He Remained Devastated That People Had Lost Their Lives
tHE pilot who survived the Manchester Air Disaster has died, five months after the 30th anniversary of the tragedy.Grandfather Peter Terrington was captain of the British Airtours Boeing 737, when an engine exploded as it prepared to take off from Manchester...
Pounds 50k Boost to Get You Up and Running for Two Big Races
TWO popular Greater Manchester 10k road races have received a cash boost after organisers landed a major sponsorship coup for both summer events.The We Love MCR 10k (held on July 10) and the City of Salford 10k (September 4) will receive a Pounds 50,000...
Put the Phone Down on Digital World's Stresses ; Should We Be Following in Chart-Topper Ed Sheeran's Footsteps and Imposing a Digital Detox to Avoid Tech-Induced Burn out? KATIE WRIGHT Finds out More
BACK in December, at the end of his world tour, Ed Sheeran announced to his Twitter and Instagram followers - some 21 million of them - that he was ditching his phone, emails and social media accounts until next autumn."I find myself seeing the world...
Raise a Glass
MaNY people will be emerging from a dry (or dryish in my case) January this month with their eyes set on the prize of a much- needed glass of wine. With all the money saved from abstinence I'd suggest that it's the perfect moment to treat yourself to...
Ready, Set, Goa ; Once a Hippy Paradise, Goa Is Now Attracting a Swankier Clientele. KEELEy BOLGEr Smartens Up for a Luxury Break in the Indian Coastal Resort
I'M not sure what to expect when I reach my hotel in Goa. It's dark and I only manage to snatch glimpses of coconut trees and the grand white balconies which nod to the state's colonial Portuguese past."Goa is not like anywhere else in India," says our...
Scents and Sensibility ; A Pure Symbol of Love, Inspiring Poetry and Painting through the Ages, Nothing Is More Enchanting or Mysterious as the Rose
THINK of a shrub, healthy and branching with glossy dark green leaves and masses of voluptuous satin-petalled flowers in an array of colours, from glamorous Hollywood red to palest pastel pink.Sometimes flowers are simple, single and straightforward...
SHARKS SET FOR TOUGHEST TEST ; ?Trip to Leicester Will Show How Far In-Form Sale Have Come
SALE boss Steve Diamond says the Sharks face the acid test of their qualities this afternoon when they step out at Leicester Tigers' imposing Welford Road fortress.The Sharks will travel to the East Midlands in a buoyant mood after making an unbeaten...
Simon Kicks off ; CORONATION STREET - ITV
SIMON is so horrified by the sight of his mum, granddad and Zeedan at his football match that he lashes out at an opponent, breaking his leg.He insists the attack was merely an accident, but admits to Zeedan that he enjoyed watching the other boy suffer.When...
Sorry, Londoners. the Dark Satanic Mills Have All Gone
WANDERING the corridors of the BBC at MediaCity UK I was intrigued to eavesdrop on a conversation between a group of people who have recently relocated to this area from London. Manchester seems to have taken them by surprise, with its choice of restaurants,...
SPEED CAN HELP KHAN PUNCH ABOVE WEIGHT ; ?Oscar De la Hoya Has Told the Former Lightweight Champion to Emulate Manny Pacquiao
AMIR Khan has been told to use Manny Pacquiao as inspiration as he bids to become a pound-forpound great against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.Promoter Oscar de la Hoya believes Khan can follow in the footsteps of the legendary Filipino when he steps into the...
Summer Days Are Packed with Fun
WE'RE continuing our look ahead to this year's best festivals in Manchester - and we've reached summer and autumn.So forget about these dark winter days and prepare for some fun. And let's just hope the weather joins in.MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL WHEN:...
Than 200 Playable Characters in It's Marvel Ous LEGO MARVEL
SO, BEFORE I begin, can I ask you a stupid question? Have you seen all of the Marvel movies yet? I only ask because, if you haven't, then this game contains massive spoilers.Don't say I didn't warn you!Now on with the review...There are three certainties...
The Original X Factor Is Back ; Mulder and Scully Are Back Almost 15 Years after the Last Series of the X-Files. MARION MCMULLEN Examines the Enduring Fascination
tiMe has moved on for FBi special agents Fox Mulder and Dana scully. The internet was in its infancy when The X-Files started back in 1993 and the duo had to pore over dusty old documents and records as they forged ahead with their paranormal investigations.The...
Third Time's the Charm for Gannon on Homecoming ; Non-League Ben Collins @MENSPORTS
STOCKPORT COUNTY will look for their first win of 2016 in manager Jim Gannon's 'homecoming' against Hednesford Town this afternoon.The Hatters lost 2-1 at Harrogate Town on Tuesday night but Gannon expects a bumper crowd today for his first home game...
Thomas Worked His Way to the Top. ; SARAH WALTERS Looks Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago
SIR THOMAS SHANN - SEVENTY TO-DAY ONE of Manchester's most notable citizens, Sir T. T. Shann, attains his 70th birthday to- day.In every way Sir Thomas is a typical son of the city. At nine years old he was a warehouse lad, he was in business on his...
Thunder Are Ready to Make Home Bow ; Netball
MANCHESTER Thunder will be looking to build on their opening win of the season when they take on Celtic Dragons at the Thunderdome today (5pm).The Black and Yellows ran out relatively comfortable winners over Team Northumbria in the inaugural Superleague...
UNITED Fans Will [...]
- UNITED fans will gather outside Old Trafford today to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.Supporters will pay their respects beneath the Munich clock, where they will sing 'The Flowers of Manchester' in tribute to the 23 victims...
Van Driver 'May Have Information about Death of Joetta'
POLICE are searching for a van driver who could hold key information about the death of Joetta Shumba.Joetta, 25, passed away after a crash involving a lorry and an Audi on the M62 in the early hours of Sunday, January 24.Investigators are now trying...
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We're Ready for Vardy Says Hart
JOE Hart has no worries about his improving defence ahead of City's showdown with Leicester hotshot Jamie Vardy.The Blues' backline has been hit with an array of injuries this season and a barrage of criticism - while the Foxes' in-form striker has been...
We've Had a Break - Now We Can't Wait to Get Going
LAST season was fantastic for City and one that we want to build on.It was hectic last year, especially with the girls that were with England. We were non-stop for the whole year.It is important that you switch off, though, and spend a bit of time with...
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WOEFUL START FOR SALFORD NEW BOYS HULL FC ..........................42 ; . ?Red Devils Concede Eight Tries as They Slump to Heavy Defeat in openerHULL FC ..........................42 SALFORD ........................20 Andie Riley
IT was a night to forget for Salford fans in Hull as the Red Devils kicked off the new Super League campaign with a heavy defeat.In truth, they never looked at the races on the banks of the Humber as the home side ran in eight tries.And head coach Ian...
You 'Smarter for 10 ; the Truth Still out There? MARION MCMULLEN Takes a Peek Inside the X- Files as Mulder and Scully Return to TV
1 SEEN ANY UFOS LATELY? THE supernatural American drama series began in 1993 and introduced viewers to UFO believer and FBI agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and his more sceptical colleague Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson).Mulder is the maiden name of...
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