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Articles from March 15, 2016

ASDA DIDN'T DELIVER ... SO I WENT TO GET IT MYSELF! ; ?Angry Mum Goes into Supermarket and Takes Order from the Shelves after Online Fiasco
AN ANGRY mum got so fed up of waiting for her online shopping that she stormed into the supermarket and took it from the shelves.Danni Leadbeater, 30, ordered a Pounds 50 shop from Asda for herself and her two young children.However, it failed to turn...
ATTACK TERROR OF WOMEN OUT JOGGING ; . ?One Runner Sexually Assaulted by Three Men - Another Is Pounced on in Park by Man in Bushes
ARUNNER is warning other women to be wary of jogging at night after three men 'circled her' and sexually assaulted her in the street.Claire Worswick was just half a mile from her house in Ashton when the men blocked her and started touching her.The attack...
Belle Vue Get Max Factor as Fricke Jets in for New Season
BELLE Vue's resident Australian youngster Max Fricke is preparing to tackle a whole new level of the sport this season after signing contracts with some of the world's strongest speedway clubs.Just hours after touching down on Mancunian soil, the 19-year- old...
Be Sepsis Savvy - It Could Be a Life-Saver ; as Recent Tragic Cases Have Highlighted, Failing to Spot the Signs of Sepsis Can Be Deadly. the UK Sepsis Trust Tells LISA SALMON Why They're Urging Everybody to Be More Aware
DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF SEPSIS? IF you don't, you're far from alone. But considering there are 150,000 cases every year in the UK, resulting in over 44,000 deaths, which is more than breast, bowel and prostate cancers combined, perhaps it's time we...
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Bobbies to Get BlackBerry Phones in Pounds 10.7m Tech Boost ; ?GMP Will Buy 10,000 Smartphones and Tablets to Allow Officers to Spend More Time on Beat
GREATER Manchester Police will splash out Pounds 10.7m on an IT upgrade to kit its officers out with smartphones and tablets.Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd has authorised the investment which will see about 11,000 devices handed to operational officers...
Bryan Gets the Pick of a Brilliant Bunch ; Gigginstown's Retained Jockey Has His Choice of the Big Guns in the Gold Cup, Including Don Cossack, Don Poli, Road to Riches and Valseur Lido, but Who Will He Go With?
TRAINER Gordon Elliott would not be shocked if Bryan Cooper decided against riding Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Don Cossack in favour of one of the other Gigginstown House Stud-owned runners.Gigginstown's retained jockey has to choose from Don...
Business Leaders' Budget Wishlist ; Key Players in Greater Manchester Share Hopes for George Osborne's Announcement
tOMORROW, George Osborne and his red briefcase will take centre stage at Westminster, once again.Fast becoming a dab hand at such speeches, this year's Budget is expected to touch on pensions, sick pay and renting rights.But how will his announcement...
CELEBRITY Big Brother Finalist Stephanie [...]
- CELEBRITY Big Brother finalist Stephanie Davis says she was hospitalised after discovering that boyfriend Jeremy McConnell had slept with other women.The former Hollyoaks actress says the revelation caused her to have a panic attack which forced her...
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Derby Is Not Do or Die, Insiststhe King
DENIS Law doesn't believe Sunday's Manchester derby against City is a do or die mission for United's top four hopes.The Reds are clinging on to the battle for the coveted Champions League berths in the Premier League.Ahead of the Etihad showdown, manager...
Favourite Thistlecrack Gives Punters a Thorny Problem ; the Colin Tizzard-Trained Horse Is the Overwhelming Favourite for the Ryanair World Hurdle, but That Means There's Plenty of Value to Be Found for Each-Way Backers
Annie Power's switch to the Champion Hurdle has had a signicant impact on a number of the feature races, causing Willie Mullins to switch Vroum Vroum Mag to the Mares' equivalent. As a result, two of the top four antepost picks have ended up being non-runners.at's...
Fellaini Escapes Charge to Face Liverpool at OT
MAROUANE Fellaini will be available to play against Liverpool in Thursday's Europa League last 16 second leg after UEFA decided not to charge the United midfielder after an incident involving Emre Can.The Belgian, right, midfielder appeared to elbow...
FIVE Managers in the Frame to Step into LVG's Shoes
JOSE Mourinho and Ryan Giggs are the bookies' favourites to be the next United manager, but there are other options...Laurent Blanc The former United defender won the French title with Bordeaux in 2009 before two years in charge of the French national...
Five Things to Look out for at the Etihad
History beckons It's been well documented that City have struggled in the Champions League since they first qualified back in 2011.Results have been patchy and their performances often underwhelming.This season has seen some improvement.City topped their...
HART'S IN IT TO WIN IT! ; Keeper's Battle-Cry Ahead of Euro Clash with Place in Club's History Books Up for Grabs
JOE Hart shrugged off Manchester City's indifferent form and sounded a battle-cry for the Champions League: 'We're in it to win it!' The Blues head into the second leg against Dynamo Kiev tonight as firm favourites to reach the quarter-finals after racking...
Indian's Head Death-Riddle Man Killed by Rat Poison ; ?Post-Mortem Examination Reveals That Mystery Pensioner Had Strychnine in His System
John Scheerhout john.scheerhout@men-news.co.uk @johnscheerhout MAN found dead on a Saddleworth hillside in mysterious Acircumstances was killed by rat poison, it has emerged.A post-mortem examination has revealed that the smartly-dressed man, who was...
It's Corrie on Cath. Here's Our Top Five Eva Moments
CORONATION Street favourite Catherine Tyldesley has signed a new contract with Coronation Street to keep her on the cobbles.The lucrative deal will mean the Walkden actress - who has played popular barmaid Eva Price soap since July 2011 - will stay on...
Kate Could Be Great for Celebrity Owners
PUNTERS assessing the Prestbury Cup are likely to have the Weatherbys Champion Bumper as one of those already chalked up to Ireland, even before the Festival gets underway.A lot of that is down to the fact Willie Mullins has trained more than a quarter...
Mangala's Failing to Mount a Case for Etihad Future
ELIAQUIM Mangala is the second most expensive defender in football history - and he did not even make the bench for City's trip to Norwich at the weekend.And the fact that the Pounds 42million signing was relegated to fourth choice behind Martin Demichelis...
Mind over Matter
Are men and women really from different planets? IT'S sometimes said that men are from Mars and women are from Venus given the many differences between the sexes. Here I look at some of the evidence behind three of the most prominent claims to emerge...
Music World Mourns Salford Royal Composer Sir Peter ; ?Internationally-Renowned Musician - Part of the 'Manchester School' - Dies Aged 81
ELEBRATED Salfordborn composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Chas died at the age of 81 following a battle with leukaemia.The internationallyrenowned musician, and former Master of the Queen's Music, was a prolific writer who explored every genre of classical...
Now City Should Focus on Europe ; Champions League City V Kiev
IT'S become tiresome for City fans to hear their team are still in title contention, only to then watch another setback as their disappointing Premier League campaign continues to stutter. Vincent Kompany said it was "hunting season" ahead of the 3-0...
Oldham to Go 'All Guns Blazing' in Blackpool Clash
OLDHAM Athletic manager John Sheridan is planning an all-out attack against Blackpool tonight as they desperately try to secure all three points.Latics host their opponents at SportsDirect.com Park - knowing a victory could see them leapfrog the Tangerines...
Pep Wants Bayern's Star Maker to Join Him at City
PEP Guardiola is keen to bring Bayern Munich technical director Michael Reschke to City when he takes over the club on July 1. According to German newspaper Bild, Reschke - the man credited with unearthing a raft of star names at Bayern - is seen by...
Power to the People
THE outlook for the Champion Hurdle shifted drastically with the shock announcement last month that reigning champion Faugheen will miss the remainder of the National Hunt season with what trainer Willie Mullins described as a sore suspensory.It wasn't...
Rail Links to Airport Are Vital to Success of the Powerhouse
AS we get closer to the Easter holidays, we also edge closer to the airport's summer season.This year our 23million annual passengers have more choice than ever before when looking for a far-flung vacation or short summer break.In the last year alone...
Reds Face Everton Semi - If They See off Hammers
UNITED will play Everton in the FA Cup semi-finals if they beat West Ham in their sixth round replay next month.Louis van Gaal's hopes of a Wembley May date were kept alive by Anthony Martial's 83rd minute equaliser against the Hammers on Sunday.United...
Reds Fans Are Now Running on Empty ; United Special
tHERE was a moment during Paul Scholes' rant after United's defeat to Liverpool last week that he stopped being a pundit.Somewhere between the gratuitous digs at Adam Lallana and Arsenal, the mask slipped and he was just a fan, venting his anger at another...
Revealed: How Piccadilly Station Could Be Transformed with High- Speed Rail
PICCADILLY station could be transformed beyond recognition under dramatic transport plans, the M.E.N. can reveal.A vast expansion costing up to Pounds 1.6bn would see high-speed trains pick up passengers in space currently closed to the public beneath...
ROO BACK IN FRAY FOR TOP FOUR BATTLE ; UNITED SPECIALReds Skipper Has Endured Torrid Time with Injury but Hopes to Be in Contention for United's Run-In and Euro 2016 in France
WAYNE Rooney is set to fire United's end of season top four challenge after Easter and is convinced he has enough game-time left to be sharp for England at Euro 2016 in France come June.Rooney has missed the Reds' last eight matches after suffering a knee...
Sceaux Special ; the Arkle Winner Is the Pick of the Bunch on Day Two and Expected to Add to Willie Mullins' Impressive List of Festival Winners. Ashley Iveson Discusses the Second-Day Contenders
UN DE Sceaux can show three previous winners the way home in a fascinating renewal of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.Trainer Willie Mullins rued a few feathers when electing to bypass the 2014 Champion Hurdle with his freegoing...
SEX EXPLOITATION FEARS ON RUNAWAY CHILDREN ; Call for Action as Figures Show Some Youngsters Went Missing More Than 100 Times Last Year
FORTY three children each went missing more than 100 times in Greater Manchester last year.And 95 per cent of young people at risk from sexual exploitation have been missing at least once.The number of reported incidents of children missing has risen...
SHARKS LAUNCH A CHARN OFFENSIVE ; ?Sale Revive Interest in Rugby League Star as Wingers Decide to Leave Club
SALE Sharks have revived their interest in launching an audacious cross-code swoop for Wigan Warriors Rugby League star Josh Charnley.The Sharks held preliminary talks with Charnley, an M.E.N. Sport columnist, earlier this year before deciding to abandon...
Simply the Best! ; Betfred Boss Fred Done Explains Why Cheltenham Festival Is So Special to Him Ahead of a Week of Top Sporting Entertainment
IT'S THAT brilliant time of the year again.We're under orders later this afternoon for simply the best horse race meeting in the world.There is no other meeting quite like the Cheltenham Festival - and I have loved it for as long as I can remember.It's...
Smalling Sees Red in Wake of Payet 'Dive'
CHRIS Smalling believes referee Martin Atkinson failed to sufficiently punish West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet for appearing to dive during Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final.Payet, already booked, escaped a second caution when he went to ground under a...
Smith on Cloud Nine after Comeback Bowling Spell
LANCASHIRE ace Tom Smith went a long way to putting his injury nightmare to bed by bowling nine overs in a friendly against Yorkshire in Dubai.The talismanic allrounder has not played any cricket since the opening Championship match of last season before...
SPIRITS ARE STILL HIGH SAYS RAID-HIT PUB BOSS ; ?Landlord Vows Not to Be Beaten as Burglars Target New Bar Just Weeks after It Opened
THE landlord of a newly-opened pub is refusing to be beaten by thieves who stole cash and spirits.The first pint was pulled at the Old Post Office Ale House in Castleton, Rochdale, just three weeks ago, but landlord Andy Smith is already counting the...
Student's Blast at University over 'Filth and Drugs' in Digs ; ?Bosses Say They Will Investigate after 21-Year-Old Claims MMU's Pounds 139m New Birley Campus Is a Nightmare
ASTUDENT has blasted university bosses after complaining that her halls of residence are 'filthy' and people are taking drugs.Lauren McAuliffe says she 'doesn't feel comfortable' after moving into digs on Manchester Metropolitan University's new Birley...
Team-Player Thriston Is a Winner, Say Award Judges ; ?Youngster Honoured for His Voluntary Work at the Manchester United Foundation
ATEENAGE volunteer who has dedicated more than 200 hours to United's community football scheme has landed a top award.Thriston Brady is the first recipient of the 'Jimmy Hill Award' from the Torch Trophy Trust - a charity which recognises and supports...
Teenage Mum Killed Herself and Left a Letter for Her Baby for When He's 18 ; ?after Struggling with Post-Natal Depression, Saffie Wrote in Her Diary: Today, I Will Die
ATEENAGE mum hanged herself aged just 19 after she was overcome by a severe bout of post natal depression.Saffie Johnson was determined to be a wife and mother despite her young age.She had married aged 17, to a man she had only known for two weeks,...
The City of Angels ; DESTINATION REPORT LOS ANGELES Manchester Airport 5,290 Miles 10hr 50min Los Angeles
IN May, Thomas Cook Airlines will launch new flights from Manchester to Los Angeles. The sun-soaked city has plenty to offer younger visitors, so now is the time to plan a visit with the family.Top sees for a fee: The Hollywood Bowl, Highland Avenue,...
The Famous Five Go Chasing Gold ; the Gold Cup Is a Race like No Other and This Year's Renewal Promises to Be Extra Special, with Five Leading Contenders Lining Up on the Final Day of the Festival
IF THE 2016 Timico Gold Cup is anything like last year's, we're in for a real treat.Should Hollywood ever choose to bring the National Hunt to the silver screen, it is this race that must be the dening moment of the lm - and on Friday, we may well get...
The Fast Track
WORK to massivelyimprove journey times on the M62 and to slash the time it takes to get by rail from Manchester to Leeds are to be fast-tracked, George Osborne will announce in tomorrow's Budget.The Chancellor will commit millions to speedup a scheme...
The Pinnacle of the Racing Calendar ; Cheltenham Festival Is an Event like No Other. Bringing Together More Than 200,000 Spectators across Four Days and Showcasing the Greatest Talents in National Hunt Racing
FOR many, Cheltenham Festival represents the pinnacle of the National Hunt season, promising thrills and spills aplenty in what has become a ercely contested, battle between British and Irish trainers.Over the four-day meeting, close to 200,000 spectators...
Tim's Cover Versions Are Big Hit
WHEN Manchester band The Charlatans turned the sleeves to all their albums into book covers for World Book Day, a limited edition poster of the design sold out in minutes.Bookmarks featuring all the #AlbumsAsBook Covers designs were also released, but...
Under-Threat Alcohol Unit Saved My Life ; Write To: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK
I AM a walking miracle. A teacher of English who has brought up a family of three to contribute successfully to our local economy and to lead a fulfilling life in my local community.But 25 years ago I was a helpless alcoholic, hospitalised; a family...
Victoria Aims to Reign in Foxhunter
IF IT wasn't for the fact the Gold Cup runs just 40 minutes after the conclusion of the St James' Place Foxhunter Chase on Friday, it might well have been that the biggest story of the day would be Victoria Pendleton.With just a year of racing experience...
'WASTEFUL' DELIVERY SENDS MUM UP WALL ; ?Mum-of-Four Orders 10 Rolls of Paper ... and They Arrive in 10 Separate Cardboard Boxes
AMUM who ordered 10 rolls of wallpaper was left stunned when each one was delivered individually packaged.Shelley Mayall, 35, has blasted 'wasteful' bosses at Next after 10 separate cardboard boxes arrived at her home.Each roll of wallpaper was individually...
Who Might Live in a House like This? ; PICK OF THE DAYInside Obama's White House (BBC2, 9pm)
AS Presidents go, Barack Obama is pretty damn cool. We've seen him bust a few moves on the dance floor and sing with Mick Jagger and BB King.He even went on an expedition to Alaska with Bear Grylls.Meanwhile the knock 'em dead sexy Michelle has grooved...
Yaya Returns to Fill City's Midfield Void
YAYA Toure returned to training yesterday to give the Blues a boost ahead of tonight's Champions League second leg against Dynamo Kiev.The big midfielder was sorely missed as City failed to break down Norwich at the weekend - and so failed to make up...
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