Manchester Evening News

Articles from February 8, 2016

Altrincham's Bid for Survival Is Hit by Late Strike
MANAGER Lee Sinnott lamented a last-gasp equaliser for Welling as his ALTRINCHAM side let two points slip on Saturday.The Robins struck the woodwork in the first half and looked to be on course for a second straight win in the Vanarama National League after...
Askey Still Has Sights Set on Trip to Wembley
MACCLESFIELD TOWN boss John Askey has called on his side to regain the consistency that has them challenging on two fronts this season.The Silkmen have been on the cusp of the Vanarama National League play-off places for most of the campaign and have...
Barber Shop Shooting amid Fears of a 'Third Gang Feud' ; ?Hairdresser Says He Has No Idea Why Gunmen Opened Fire on Store in Latest Gun Incident in City
ATHIRD gangland feud has erupted in Salford with shots fired into a barber shop.It is believed the feud is rooted in the Turkish community.Two shots were fired into the door of Aras Barbers in Cromwell Road on Saturday evening.It is believed others were...
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Brian Warbrick Moves to Expanding Aldermore
ALDERMORE HAS appointed Brian Warbrick to its newly established Dealer Services team covering the Manchester area.The team, which provides financing to dealers, comprises experienced senior relationship managers from the agriculture, construction, transportation...
Centurions Let Lead Slip and Crash to Opening Day Defeat
LEIGH Centurions were beaten 24-22 at Batley Bulldogs in the opening round of the Kingstone Press Championship season, while Oldham and Swinton Lions also started the year with defeats.Pat Walker's last-minute penalty goal was the difference as the Centurions...
City and United Ready to Go into Battle over Strong Stones
JOHN Stones is set to be at the centre of the first battle between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho if the Special One takes over at United.The England defender is highly-regarded on both halves of Manchester.It is understood that Everton privately accept...
City Rated
7 Hart If not for him it could have been so much worse. Twice he denied Vardy when through one-on-one 5 ZABALETA Runs in first half looked like forcing City back into the game. But the gaps at the back were evident as Foxes countered 5 OTAMENDI Towering...
Community Champ Is Honoured at Awards
ACOMMUNITY champion has won a top award for his work to keep youngsters out of trouble and get them into work.Akeim Mundell was crowned the Unsung Hero (individual) winner at the Be Proud awards held at the Manchester Town Hall.The Unsung Hero award...
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Councillor Resigns over 'Fake Illness and Bullying' Claims ; . Ex-Army Labour Stalwart in Swinton Stands Down over Claims of 'Systematic Harassment'
AN army veteran has resigned as a Labour councillor alleging that party members had accused him of 'faking' his post traumatic stress disorder.Neil Blower was elected to represent Swinton South ward, in Salford, but will now continue as an independent...
Dangers of Crossings ; VIEWPOINTS
I WRITE in support of the letter from Bertie in Withington ('Madness of bike lanes,' M.E.N., 21 70 Sun 10 50 Showers 22 72 Rain 14 57 Cloudy 17 63 Sun 34 93 Sun 6 43 Rain 16 61 Cloudy 16 61 Fair 24 75 Sun 14 57 Rain Nice Oslo Palma Paris Perth (Aus)...
DEFEAT'S TOUGH TO TYKE FOR SHAKERS ; . ?Flitcroft Reveals Disappointment as Bury Fail to Cope with In- Form BarnsleyBARNSLEY ........................ 3 BURY ..................................0
DAVID Flitcroft felt his Bury side didn't do themselves justice as they slipped to defeat at in-form Barnsley.The game was put back a day as Barnsley had a Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie at Fleetwood last Thursday, when they earned a place in the final.And...
Duo Return in Search of the Truth ; PICK OF THE DAY the X-Files (Channel 5, 9pm)
ULDER and Scully.MIt's a pairing as old as time (well, 1993). Like Bonnie and Clyde or Cagney and Lacey, one couldn't exist without the other.Catatonia even wrote a song about them.So thank goodness they're back, 14 years after the original series ended,...
Five Things We've Learned
CITY'S DREADFUL DEFENDING CAN a side who defends as badly as this win the Premier League title? It was shocking at times and there will have to be a serious inquest.Nicolas Otamendi was again reckless in the challenge and spent far too much time on the...
FROM NEWSROOM TO CLASSROOM... ; Journalist Charlotte Swaps the M.E.N. Office for a Day in School ??MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS CAMPAIGN: Journalist Charlotte Swaps the M.E.N. Office for a Day in Schooland Learns What It's like to Lead an English Lesson for 30 Pupils, as Part of Our Drive to Recruit More Teachers
'GOOD morning Miss Dobson...'Am I dreaming, or am I actually standing in front of a class of 30 school kids? No, not dreaming. This is real. It's 9am and this is a year eight English lesson at Denton Community College.Thankfully English teacher and former...
Future to Bring New Chapter for Library the Building into a Community Open Soon and They Are Beth Abbit
lEVENSHULME'S old library has closed it's doors for the last time. But campaigners hope the 150-year-old building on Cromwell Grove will be given a new lease of life.A new state-of-the-art combined library and leisure centre is due to be opened by Manchester...
Gaal Was Too Negative Four Things We've Learned
MORGAN Schneiderlin for Marouane Fellaini was a sensible substitution but it should not have discouraged United from attacking. It did just that and the Frenchman's arrival signalled a drastic change in United's protected, rather than consolidated, an advantage...
Great Run Training Is the Business! ; ?Company from Eccles Gets Set to Challenge for 10k Great Manchester Run Trophy in Race within a Race
MANAGING complex computer software for clients worldwide is all in a day's work for staff at SRO Solutions.But undertaking a regular programme of training for the Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 22, is proving more of a challenge.Friendly rivalry...
HAVE BLUES WAVED BUY TO THEIR TITLE HOPES? ; Manuel Pellegrini May Now Be Wishing He Had Bolstered His Squad in January as Defensive Flaws Are Highlighted Again by Clever FoxesMATCH ANALYSIS CITY 1 LEICESTER 3
AFTER securing the services of Pep Guardiola, attention now turns to the deals City didn't do in January following this defeat.With David Silva the latest to join the Etihad's ever- lengthening injury list, Manuel Pellegrini's failure to secure any reinforcements...
Hill Laments Poor Defending as Dale Gift Goals ; CREWE ..............................2 ROCHDALE ....................... 0 Matt Turner
ROCHDALE manager Keith Hill bemoaned his side's defending as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at relegation-threatened Crewe Alexandra.Marcus Haber and Bradden Inman gave Alex a two-goal lead at the break as the hosts punished two defensive mistakes.Dale created...
Hunt for Two Women Seen Talking to 'Sex Attacker'
A WOMAN was subjected to a terrifying sexual assault in south Manchester.Police stepped up patrols in the area and have launched a hunt for two women who may hold vital information.At around 4am on Saturday, a 22-year-old woman was walking along Kent...
IT Proved to Be a Knockout [...] ; THE DIARY the Inside Stories with All THE DIARY the Inside Stories
IT proved to be a knockout evening at Hotel Football as a host of sporting stars and famous faces attended a gala dinner for the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation.Guests at the City of Champions event included WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla and...
It's Now Streets Ahead for a Superb Night Out
Denise Evans, Emily Heward and Simon Binns ONCE upon a time, venturing to Peter Street for a night out was considered an act of bravery. Times have changed though, and the 'vertical drinking' has been replaced by a more rounded offer.Some of the venues...
Lvg Hails 'Sparkling' Display at the Bridge ; Match Reaction Chelsea 1 United 1
LOUIS van Gaal hailed another 'sparkling' United performance but blamed his side for throwing away two vital points at Stamford Bridge.The Reds were heading towards an uplifting away win against Chelsea thanks to a 60th-minute brilliant Jesse Lingard...
Machete Gang Hack Cage Fighter to Death in Road ; . ?Horrified Witnesses Tell of Seeing Three or Four Masked Men Viciously Attack'perfect Guy'after Arriving in Car
aMASKED gang used machetes and knives to hack an amateur cage fighter to death in a street.Sebastian Zuchlinski, 39, suffered two stab wounds to the body, plus deep cuts to his head, shoulder and thigh.It is understood one of his fingers was cut off...
Managers Make Clubs ; VIEWPOINTS
THE national media and the supporters of Manchester United and Liverpool can give the impression that these two clubs have a divine right to be successful and that there is something unique about their histories.The pre-war past shows that neither were...
Medlock Seals Holiday Deal ; . ?the Contractor Has Secured Pounds 1.25m of Fit-Out Projects
lEISURE contractor Medlock FRB has secured construction and fit- out projects worth Pounds 1.25m at holiday destinations in northern England as it expands its presence in the sector.Medlock has begun a contract to extend and refurbish a restaurant and...
Mondayhappenings
TOURING / JOHN GRANT Since launching his solo career in 2010, former Czars frontman John Grant has revealed himself as one of the most brutally candid, self-aware and distinctive songwriting voices of his generation. His last Manchester visit, a goosebumpinducing appearance...
MUM'S BID TO RAISE Pounds 40K IN FIGHT FOR LIFE ; ?Cancer Patient, 33, in Appeal to Fund Experimental Therapy
AMOTHER 'determined' to fight cancer so she can spend more time with her loved ones is appealing for help to raise Pounds 40,000 to fund experimental drug treatment.Kirsty Cooke has stage four breast cancer, which has spread to her bones, liver, lungs...
My Ryan Is a Good Lad. He'd Always Stop a Fight ; ?Mum in Plea to Catch Gang of Five Thugs Who Broke Jaw of Man, 25, after He Left Northern Quarter Bar
tHIS shocking picture shows the horrific injuries five thugs inflicted on a young man after he left a Northern Quarter bar.As Ryan King's mother waited by his hospital bed for him to undergo surgery on a broken jaw last night, she appealed to anyone with...
New Contracts Add to Feelgood Factor at Sharks
SALE'S flying start to 2016 has received another boost with the news that exciting young English stars Will Addison and Mark Jennings have both signed new contracts with the Sharks.Coming hard on the heels of Saturday's superb 10-3 win at Leicester,...
No Mour!lvg Inn Bid to Show Jose Isn't Needed
Ohis so-called Old Trafford heir apparent Jose Mourinho is still revered, this was so close to being so sweet for Louis van Gaal.It wasn't so much a vocal love-in, with Mourinho's name not getting an airing from either set of fans, but he'd win a lot...
Now Give King Denis Freedom of Manchester! ; VIEWPOINTSWrite To: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK
THE King of Scotland, Denis Law, the most exciting footballer of my generation, deserved to be recognised in the New Year's Honours List, not only for his footballing deeds, but also for his unselfish work regarding meningitis and prostate cancer.I was...
PARENTS IN SHOCK AS NURSERY SHUTS DOWN ; Sudden Closure of Children's Centre 'Leaves Staff without Wages and Mums out of Pocket'
DOZENS of parents and staff say they have been left out of pocket by up to Pounds 1,000 after the shock sudden closure of a private nursery. Staff claim they have been left without wages and parents who have paid up front for childcare say they have...
Salford Is a Great City - a Minority Are Damaging It
A VETERAN councillor has defended Salford's reputation after the latest shooting.Coun John Warmisham, who represents Langworthy ward and is the city's former education chief, said: "Salford is a great city. The shootings are down to a tiny minority that...
Samia's on the Hunt to Find a Dress to Impress ; THE DIARY the Inside Stories with All THE DIARY the Inside Stories
HAS Coronation Street favourite Samia Ghadie given the game away as to which dress she will be wearing when she walks down the aisle this year? Set to wed Dancing On Ice star Sylvain Longchambon this summer, Samia looked relaxed and happy as she looked...
Sharks' HISTORY BOYS COME OF AGE
STEVE Diamond hailed his Sale starlets after watching his young side come of age as they created their small slice of history at Leicester on Saturday.A superb win at Welford Road not only inflicted a first home league defeat on the third-placed Tigers...
Sick Noonan 'May Die' in Jail as He Is Caged for 11 Years ; ?Sources Close to Diabetes-Fight Gangster Say He May Not Survive Stretch
GANGSTER Domenyk Noonan is back in prison and 'may never come out'.The 51-year-old has been jailed for a total of 11 years following two trials which saw him convicted of arson, blackmail and perverting the course of justice.Noonan, originally from Moston,...
Spurs Now 'Must-Win' Game in Hunt for Title
MANUEL Pellegrini admits Sunday's clash with Tottenham is now a must-win game in City's pursuit of the title.To do that they will have to end a woeful run against the teams at the top of the table, having failed to beat any of the top six this season.Defeat...
'Squashed Tennis Racket' Bridge Will Be World's First ; ?Ordsall Chord Rail Link Will Feature Ground-Breaking Design of Low Arch with Lattice Support
THE WORLD'S first 'squashed tennis racket style' railway bridge will be used as part of the Pounds 85m Ordsall Chord development.The bridge, which will link Piccadilly and Victoria stations, will be built as the UK's first 'network arch' - a low curve...
'Students Inspire You to Be Your Best'
THE 'Change Career, Change Lives' campaign is urging people to recognise the value of teaching in helping to shape the next generation of talent, to consider the benefits a teaching career can offer in the classroom and beyond, and to step up to the...
THE DIARY ; the Inside Stories with All THE DIARY the Inside Stories
H? BRITAIN'S Next Top Model contestant Bethan Sowerby mingled with A-list stars as she attended the premiere of Zoolander 2 in London.When a film is all about fashion and models, you need to look on point.And stunning Bethan certainly pulled out all...
The Wheels Come off Roller Disco
THE managers of a children's roller disco say they are devastated after increased rent payments forced the business to close.Sisters Marion Shelmerdine, of Baguley, and Dee Brown, of Heald Green, held roller-skating sessions in Wythenshawe Forum every...
Thousands Welcome Year of Monkey
THOUSANDS of people lined the streets to watch giant dragons dance through the heart of Manchester to celebrate the Chinese New Year.An amazing array of colour and sound took over the streets as the crowds welcomed the start of the Year of the Monkey...
Towering Views on Film
ACRANE driver who helped create some of Manchester's most iconic buildings has shared incredible footage of the famous city landmarks being built.Larry Griffin helped to build the Arndale Centre and parts of Hulme and Stockport.He shot Super 8 footage...
UNITED Rated
9 DE GEA Brilliant second-half saves from Ivanovic, Fabregas and Costa just when the Reds needed him 8 DARMIAN Another solid performance from the Italian to show he is beginning to find his earlyseason form 7 SMALLING Up against the difficult Costa but...
Video Stars Beat the Rap in Police Drama ; . ?Officers Dash to Reports of'30 Men Smashing Up Cars'- Only to Find Rapper Filming Video
pOLICE called to reports of '30 masked men smashing up cars' turned up to discover it was actually a group of actors filming a music video for hit rapper Shotty Horroh.Distressed neighbours called police after witnessing a group of men wearing balaclavas...
Warnings to Paramedics Reveal Rising Risk of Assault and Abuse ; ?Number of Places Where Ambulance Crews Are Told to 'Proceed with Caution' Has Nearly Tripled in Two Years
PARAMEDICS face violence or abuse at almost 80 addresses in Greater Manchester - nearly TRIPLE the number of places where emergency workers were told to be 'cautious' two years ago.North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) bosses flagged up 77 places last...
We Aren't Chokers Insists Zabaleta
PABLO Zabaleta insists City have no problems with their mental approach to playing the Premier League's top sides.Saturday's meeting with Leicester was the seventh time the Blues have played a side in the Premier League top six this season - and was...
"When You Win and Draw Feels like a Defeat Says Mata
crestfallen by the manner of United's draw at Chelsea he conceded it 'felt like a defeat'.United are six points adrift of fourth-placed City after Diego Costa denied them their first victory in nine against the champions at Stamford Bridge.Mata was voted...
WORK TO DO AS DEVILS FALL AT FIRST HURDLE ; ?Salford Coach Watson Says Side Will Need Time to Gel as Team Struggled with Hull's Power
SALFORD coach Ian Watson admits his side will take time to gel after their opening 42-20 Super League defeat at Hull.The Red Devils conceded eight tries as a much-changed side suffered a tough start to the campaign.And with St Helens next up at the AJ...
Youth Win Sets Up Big Deby Clash with United
CITY'S youngsters gave Manuel Pellegrini a reminder of their talents with a thumping win at Anfield.Simon Davies' EDS side ran out 3-0 winners over Liverpool to move into third in the table and stake their claim for more first-team action.Kelechi Iheanacho's...
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