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Articles from April 1, 2016

48 HOURS Inthecity WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
CLUBNIGHT /GOODGREEF The legendary brand brings a legendary headliner to town, just like it has been doing for all these years. This time it is Eddie Halliwell, topping the bill as part of his Bosh UK tour.? Sankeys / Radium Street / April 1, 10pm-5am...
A Love Affair with Music ; WELCOME TO THE WEEKENDWHAT NOT TO MISS OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS BY SARAH WALTERS 0161 211 2496 Sarah.Walters@citylife.Co.UK @SARAHCITYLIFE
DOESN'T it seem fitting, when you look back at the story of American alt-indierockers Weezer - that their career began at a rehearsal on the international day of love: February 14.It's a story often told that, in 1992, soon to be Weezer frontman Rivers...
A WALK DOWN THE BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS ; Green Day's Musical Finally Makes It to Manchester to Take Us on a Dark Journey to the Heart of the American Nightmare
USICALS don't come much more hip than American Idiot.MBased on a concept album by massive rock band Green Day, American Idiot is far from the feel-good glitz of most Broadway shows.Instead, it charts doomed relationships, young men going off to war,...
Billy Finds His US Home from Home
PICK OF THE DAY Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America (ITV, 9pm) RE you a trainspotter? Are you a fan of the Big Yin? Do you enjoy learning about American culture? If you're not saying 'aye' to at least two of these questions you might be better off...
B&M Pulls 'Offensive' Scales after Backlash
A WOMAN'S crusade against 'pro-anorexia' weighing scales has prompted supermarket bosses to remove the product from shelves.Rachel May Shevlin, from Manchester, claimed the Pounds 3.99 bathroom scales she'd spotted in a local B&M store with the words 'nothing...
BMX Teenagers Hoping to Ride off with a Job
THE organisers of one of the world's biggest BMX events are to use the sport to try to help out-ofwork youngsters get jobs.The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is being staged in Manchester later this month.And it will be accompanied by a Pounds 28,000 new...
Casually Brilliant ; El Gato NEGRO HAS TO BE CONSIDERED ONE OF Manchester's Best Restaurants
King Street again. Are you asking for trouble? Well, where Quill had plenty of style but perhaps lacked a bit of substance, El Gato Negro is a totally different kettle of specially-imported Spanish fish. The vibe here is casual, convivial and fun. It's...
Citylife /Theatre
Directed and choreographed by Kate Prince, this urban fairytale - based on Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods - first stormed the West End in 2008, wowing punters and critics alike with its spirited fusion of musical theatre and street dance. This latest...
CITYLIFE /the Weekend
SATURDAYNOTES Magic / Dynamo: Seeing Is Believing "He's walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus," goes the hype around Dynamo. He has also driven...
Club Class ; the Mulsanne Is the Best Super Luxury Saloon Bentley Knows How to Build. Jonathan Crouch Wonders If This Improved Version Might Be the Best Available in the Class
THE Mulsanne model we rst saw in 2010 was an important car for Bentley, the rst of the brand's modern-era cars that owed nothing to a Rolls Royce sibling or a Volkswagen Group engine.Rolls Royce enjoy only limited success with a Ghost model based on...
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COULD YOU RISE TO THESE BELLY-BUSTING CHALLENGES? ; from Fast Pie Eating, to Big Burgers, Here's Where You Can Fill Your Face for Prizes with Some Competitive Eating
OVE it or loathe it, competitive gluttony has crept into our dining culture thanks to shows like Man Vs Food.LFrom supersized burgers to belly-busting breakfasts, there are plenty of ridiculous eating challenges to have a go at in and around Manchester.Think...
Dock10 Expands with Edit19 Acquisition ; THE DEAL WILL SEE THE MEDIA SERVICES PROVIDER MOVE INTO THE ADVERTISING MARKET
MEDIA services provider dock10 is expanding its services in advertising and corporate markets following its latest acquisition. MEDIACITYUK-based dock10 has agreed a deal to acquire boutique Manchester based post production house Edit19, bringing VFX...
Don't Want Fancy Bars or Fine Dining in Manchester? Stop Being Such a Snob
IT always puzzles me when people rail against a 'fancy' new bar or restaurant. They're generally the ones priced at the higher end of the market. Or serve things like cocktails.I see it a lot - when we run stories like Piccolino's extending to open 'a...
Don't Write off Our Gary as He Will Bounce Back
I'M absolutely certain Gary Neville will bounce back.He's my sort of person , a fella who gives it his best shot and if it doesn't work out then do something elsefi better to be like that than someone who never does anything and therefore never gets anything...
Eddie Soars Again ; a Re-Telling of One of Britain's Most Famous Sporting Stories Plays Fast and Loose with the Facts, but Ends Up a Champion
EDDIE THE EAGLE .... STARRING: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Keith Allen, Jo Hartley, Tim McInnerny, Iris Berben, Christopher Walken, Edvin Endre, Jim Broadbent. DIRECTOR: Dexter Fletcher. CERTIFICATE: PG (106 mins) WHEN Baron Pierre de Coubertin kindled...
Fergie: Give Lvg More Time ; Reds Legend Insists Supporters Need to Show Under-Fire Dutch Boss Some Patience
SIR Alex Ferguson has urged United to show 'patience' with Louis van Gaal amid the club's interest in Jose Mourinho.United have spent over Pounds 250m since Van Gaal was appointed in May 2014 and are 16 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester,...
FERGIE: GIVE LVG MORE TIME ; REDS LEGEND INSISTS SUPPORTERS NEED TO SHOW UNDER-FIRE DUTCH BOSS SOME PATIENCE [City Region]
By SAMUEL LUCKHURST SIR Alex Ferguson has urged United to show 'patience' with Louis van Gaal amid the club's interest in Jose Mourinho.United have spent over Pounds 250m since Van Gaal was appointed in May 2014 and are 16 points behind Premier League...
Fergie's Premier Warning for Pep. ; CITY SPECIAL
SIR Alex Ferguson says landing Pep Guardiola was 'a real coup' for City - but warned he won't find it easy in the Premier League.The former United boss has revealed in the past that he wanted the Catalan coach to replace him at Old Trafford, but Guardiola opted...
FILMNOTESIrons). While The
ZOOTROPOLIS (PG) ... BUNNYBURROW carrot farmer Stu Hopps (voiced by Don Lake) and wife Bonnie (Bonnie Hunt) try to dissuade their daughter Judy (Ginnifer Goodwin) from pursuing her dream of becoming the first serving rabbit police officer in Zootropolis....
Girl's Special Gift to Sick Kids
A BRAVE teenager who battled cancer is giving up her birthday party and gifts to raise cash for the hospital ward which cared for her.Charlotte Jennings, from Cheadle, Stockport, was diagnosed with a rare form of acute myeloid leukaemia when she was...
'Gun-Obsessed' Gangster May Never Be Freed ; Thug Who Fled Court Is 'Dangerous and Devious'
ONE of Britain's most wanted and dangerous fugitives may never be released from prison after he was finally jailed for armed robbery - seven years after he fled the dock during his trial.Andrew Moran, 34, was handed an indeterminate sentence and imprisoned...
Heartbreak at Wait for Gravestone
A GRIEVING woman has been left without a grave for her baby daughter for more than seven months.Lindsay Mathers, 27, and her partner, Naveed Sharif, 29, lost their baby Aalia five months into the pregnancy in August last year.They then laid her to rest...
Home for Summer ; Less Than a Year into Its Life, the City's Newest Arts Venue Has Already Staged Some Stunning Theatre - and the New Season Is No Different
T isn't even a year old, but HOME has already carved out a strong theatrical corner for itself.IThis month, it kicks off its summer season featuring everything from Olivier award winners to a story about the 1996 Manchester bomb.Here are some of the...
Hooligans Jailed for Pub Attack on Football Fans ; THUGS INVOLVED IN CLASH OUTSIDE CITY CENTRE PUB AHEAD OF BLUES MATCH WITH SEVILLA
THREE Polish men have been jailed after a violent showdown at a Manchester city centre pub ahead of a Champions League match.Jarolslaw Gumula, Karol Daieswicz and Marcin Waliczek are all behind bars after the clash in Exchange Square on October 21.Chairs...
'If You're Having Fun, the Audience Will Too'
ONE is a good 20 years into his career, while the other is just starting out, but Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton both admit they've felt like the odds have been stacked against them throughout their working lives.They star together in the new Eddie The...
Katy B on a Mission at Pride Big Weekend ; DUBSTEP SINGER IS LATEST STAR TO JOIN LINE-UP FOR FESTIVAL
DUBSTEP diva Katy B has joined the line-up for Manchester Pride 's Big Weekend. The singer has stormed the charts with hits like Katy On A Mission, Lights On and Crying For No Reason, and her upcoming third album Honey features collaborations with the...
Keeper May Face Struggle to Remain at City
JOE Hart will face some stiff competition for his place in the City team if rumours over the Channel are true.Talk is rife in Barcelona that their second-choice goalkeeper, Ter Andre Stegen, is being lined up to be Pep Guardiola's first signing for the...
King Kenny! 'Hefty' Hero Foils Theft by SITTING on Shoplifter ; Prolific Criminal Runs into 16-Stone Former Kickboxer ... Who Was Determined the Crook Would Not Get Away
A 16-STONE have-a-go hero wrestled a prolific shoplifter to the floor - and then sat on him until police arrived.The brave shopper, 46, spent five minutes wrestling the 36-year- old thief who had been caught in the act stealing valuables from Boots in...
'Lapse' by Loving Mum Cost Baby Girl Her Life
A MOTHER has been spared jail after her baby daughter drowned while left unsupervised in a bath.Lucy Booth was just nine-monthsold when the tragedy happened at her home in Littleborough, Rochdale.Her mother, Jessica Anne Gardiner, was given a two-year...
MAGICAL MUSEUMS MAGICAL MUSEUMS " He to ; IT'S MUSEUM WEEK - SO GET OUT AND SAMPLE SOME OF OUR BEST... The
AREN'T museums brilliant? In Greater Manchester, we are totally spoilt for marvellous museums and in Museum Week we thought it was high time to celebrate them all.Putting on free events for all ages all year round, our museums are a vital resource to...
Meat Test to End Porkies ; SCIENTISTS' DISCOVERY WILL REVEAL TRUTH ABOUT EXACTLY WHAT'S IN OUR FOOD
IS your meat supplier telling you porkies? A growing number of food fraud cases have seen high-quality meat bulked up with cheaper grades before being sold on to consumers - often with cheap pork being passed off as beef.But now scientists at Manchester...
Muse Magic ; THEY'RE KNOWN FOR THEIR SPECTACULAR LIVE SHOWS... AND BY ALL ACCOUNTS, THE DRONES TOUR IS THE BIGGEST YET
THERE'S a very good reason rock band Muse are constantly voted best live band and that's because their efforts to put on a show never stop at a perfect setlist.Over the years, the trio has taken its live show to spectacular new places with light shows...
Negotiators in Five-Hour Stand-Off with Man on Roof
A MAN climbed onto a roof and stayed there for FIVE hours in a stand-off with police.Police at the scene said officers visited the man's home on Mossley Street, Ashton, yesterday morning, but he made a dash for it out of an upstairs window of the three-storey...
NEws GRID ; PETE BAINBRIDGE WITH THE STORIES THAT BROKE ACROSS THE CITY OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS
liverpool face chants charge Liverpool FC have been charged by UEFA after fans chanted 'Manchester is full of s***'. The charges relate to incidents during the Europa League clash with United at Old Trafford on March 17. United have also been charged...
Nightmare in Berlin
STARRING: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit, Max Mauff, Andre Hennicke. DIRECTOR: Sebastian Schipper. CERTIFICATE: 15 (138 mins) UNLIKE Oscar-winning black comedy Birdman, which was cleverly edited to resemble a single fluid take,...
One for the Road ; Though Challenging in Design, Is the Second Gen 1 Series Still the One Used Buyers Need to Explore?
ITH the introduction Wof this second generation 1 Series design in 2011, BMW did more than just tinker with the styling a bit.e name gained the 'Sports Hatch' moniker for three and ve-door versions, though few beyond the Munich maker's marketing people...
Paint It Pastel ; It's a Celeb Favourite and Now a Bona Fide Catwalk Trend, but Can Mere Mortals Pull off Powdery-Hued Hair? KATIE WRIGHT Brushes Up on the Trend
are POP stars Rita Ora and Jessie J love baby pink; Kylie Jenner favours mermaid-esque sea green; and Kelly Osbourne has made Parma Violets purple her signature.for It's clear celebs love a pastel dye job, and now the My Little Pony hair trend has hit...
Pop at the Double ; THEY'RE NOT TWINS, BUT THE DUO THAT FRONT LUCIUS ENJOY AN 'EERIE SYNCHRONICITY'
IT was during Halloween when Brooklynbased band Lucius - co- fronted by the striking duo of Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe - first realised they had hit the dizzy heights of stardom."People were dressing up as us for Halloween parties!" recalls an incredulous...
Pupils 'Put at Risk by Dangerous Pavement' ; PARENTS AND TEACHERS DEMAND ACTION TO IMPROVE WALKWAY
PARENTS and teachers say young children are at risk of being knocked down on their way to school unless urgent improvements are made to pavements.Bosses at West Didsbury C of E Primary School are calling on council chiefs to improve safety features at...
Red Nev Is the More Likely Lad for United ; UNITED SPECIAL
"NO protesta. No protesta. F** off."The highlight of Gary Neville's four-month stint as Valencia coach was arguably his touchline spat with former Granada coach Jose Ramon Sandoval.The Spaniard had accused Neville of protesting throughout the game, something...
Red Rose Still Seek Overseas Signing
LANCASHIRE are still on the lookout for an overseas signing for this summer's NatWest T20 Blast to replace James Faulkner.The Australian allrounder will not be returning to Emirates Old Trafford for the Lightning's title defence due to international commitments...
Rescue Cat Is Neither Arthur nor Martha! ; Rare Hermaphrodite Moggy Needs Gender Reassignment Surgery
VETS have been left scratching their heads after an animal charity took in a part-male, part-female cat.The unusual feline - named Angel by volunteers at Accrington group Friends of the Cats - is hermaphrodite.Andy Richards, founder of the charity, which...
Retailer AO World Reports Strong Trading ; SHARES AT THE BOLTON FIRM GAINED OVER 12 PER CENT ON THE NEWS
ONLINE electrical retail giant AO World has released its full year forcast with strong trading in both the UK and international.In an update for the full year to March 31, the Bolton retailer said its UK business performed strongly during the fourth...
Sam & Tom Are Back for More ; the Duo Inspired by Classic British Comedy Perform at Sham Bodie for the Third Time
WHEN Tom Burgess tells you he first gobbled up episodes of Not The Nine O'Clock News "aged five", you have to wonder what story he fed his parents that we didn't think up fast enough."I remember my dad throwing us out for watching The Young Ones," he...
Shakers Starlet Is to Become Loan Ranger
BURY have agreed to send youngster Scott Burgess on loan to Norwegian club Bergsoy IL until July.The 18-year-old youth product has been on the bench regularly for the League One side since Christmas, with the last of his five appearances this season...
SHE Has Been through Plenty
SHE has been through plenty of ups and downs with her love life, so it's great to see a glimmer of romance for Sophie Webster on Coronation Street.It's just not so great that her new love interest has a partner. And she's angry to find them sharing a...
SHOULD BE A CORKER... ; New Clubnight Launches at Zombie Shack with Breaks Hero Steve Thorpe Headlining Opening Night
IT is a brave thing to launch a new clubnight around this time of year - especially in clubbing haven New Wakefield Street. You've got the Easter holidays and the upcoming exam season to contend with, two things that draw students away from the dance...
Teacher's Thieving Has 'Left Her Life in Tatters' ; Gift Cards and Hotel Stays Meant to Help Pupils with Mental Health Needs
A WELL-respected teacher stole more than Pounds 56,000 worth of gift cards, holidays and hotel stays that should have been used as rewards for children with mental health needs.Sharon May's life is now 'in tatters' after she took the gifts and instead...
Tri Hard and Have Fun ; Manchester Triathlon Club O Ers Juniors a Route to Becoming the Sporting Heroes of the Future
When the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonny, won triathlon gold and bronze respectively at London 2012, it gave the sport's prole a massive boost. And if they repeat their heroics in Rio this summer, triathlon clubs are braced for an inux of youngsters...
Unconventional Jarvi Is a Chip off the Old Block ; CITYLIFE /ARTS
KRISTJAN JARVI is a real chip off the old block. He's the youngest of a family of musicians - dad is veteran conductor Neeme Jarvi, brother is conductor Paavo Jarvi, and sister is flautist Maarika Jarvi.Estonia-born, US-trained Kristjan is a conductor,...
We Love Soaps
EMMERDALE (ITV, 7pm) LIV is torn about what to do when Gordon asks to meet up. When she see him, he manipulates some information out of her and gets her to agree to find out more.Later when Robert is telling his worries to Aaron, Liv secretly listens...
What's Your Triple?
WHEN it comes to the upper echelons of naked superbikes they don't come more naked or more super than MV Agusta's Brutale 675.This bike is marketed as the entry level model to the range which usually means you get the bare minimum in terms of equipment...
Wildlife in a Lens ; Discover the Knowlsey Safari Experience in Your Own Back Garden - and Win a Photography Prize
There's so much wildlife on our doorstep, capturing some of it could win a Manchester child a great day out with their friends.To some, a simple trip to the park is just a day out. For others, it's an exciting expedition... it's a backyard safari!Just...
Win
We're giving you the chance WIN TICKETS to win tickets to see The Joy Having just completed a string of sold-out UK underplay dates, Welsh alternative rock band The Joy Formidable have announced plans for their nationwide headline tour, kicking off this...
Woman, 81, 'Run over by Her Husband' ; WIFE SERIOUSLY INJURED AS SHE IS HIT WHILE HELPING MAN TO PARK OUTSIDE HOME
AN elderly woman was seriously injured after being run over by her husband in a parking accident, according to emergency services.The 81-year-old is understood to have been giving her spouse parking directions when she was accidentally struck by the...
Yobs Are So Bad It Feels like We're in a Warzone ; Terrified Residents under Siege from Youths Hurling Rocks and Kicking in Doors
NEIGHBOURS terrorised by yobs kicking in doors and smashing windows have said it feels like they are living in a warzone.People living in flats on Oldham Road, Rochdale, opposite Balderstone Park, said thugs have left them feeling terrified in their...
You Can Rely on the Running Man to Be Late! ; DIDSBURY RESIDENTS BEMUSED BY SPRINTING COMMUTER WHO THEY SAY HAS MISSED TRAM EVERY DAY FOR SIX MONTHS
THIS is the commuter who has reportedly missed the tram by a few seconds every day - for six months.The mystery man has become a bit of a 'running joke' amongst residents in Didsbury who have taken to watching him sprint to the Metrolink stop each morning.And...
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