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THEATRE / BAD JEWS This controversial play earned five-star reviews in the West End and now transfers its story of a family battling over a family heirloom after the death of their grandfather.- The Lowry, Salford Quays / thelowry.com / 0843 208 6000...
Alert after Horse Is Shot with Airgun ; OWNERS FIND PELLET LODGED IN ANIMAL'S NOSE
A HORSE has been shot with a pellet fired from an airgun.Chocky, a 15-year-old cob gelding, was hit in the nose at Goyt Hall Farm in Romiley, Stockport.His owner, Georgia Kirby, 18, initially believed the wound was from a thorn or barbed wire.But after...
AV Group Celebrates Record Growth in Turnover ; THE COMPANY ACHIEVED 18 PER CENT INCREASE IN PROFIT IN THE YEAR TO SEPTEMBER 2015
DENTON-BASED site accommodation hire company AV Group has reported a record year for profit and growth.The company achieved an 18 per cent increase in profit in the year to September 2015, with turnover up to Pounds 6.8m from Pounds 5.8m.The success...
Boy Blues Seal Ticket to Final of the FA Youth Cup ; ARSENAL U-18S 2 CITY U-18S 2
CITY overcame another shaky start to make the Youth Cup final for the second straight year.Leading 2-1 from the first leg, the nervy Blues were quickly unstuck at the Emirates as Chris Willock was given too much time to slot the ball home.The hosts enjoyed...
Carer Fined for Car Park Short-Cut ; Firm Cancels Penalties but Warns Drivers Land Is Private Property
A CARER was wrongly-fined after using a car park as a short-cut to work.Naseem Mohammed would regularly cut through the car park behind Chorlton Precinct in Manchester to avoid congestion at the Four Banks junction - until she received two parking tickets.Operators...
Celtic Scotch Any Talk of City Getting Roberts Back Early
CELTIC have moved quickly to affirm that Patrick Roberts will stay with them until the end of next season after he scored two superb goals for them.The 19-year-old City winger bagged his first senior goals for the Glasgow club to give them a 3-1 win...
College Bags Pounds 7.5m in Plan for New Homes ; LARGE CHUNK OF CAMPUS TO BECOME SITE FOR 350 HOUSES
College principal Simon Andrews A HUGE chunk of Stockport College's campus has been sold off to the government for housing.The Homes and Community Agency paid Pounds 7.5m for the bulk of the Wellington Road South site, with a plan for a 'landmark' residential...
Confident Sedgley Almost Come Unstuck ; LOCAL RUGBY
SEDGLEY Park head coach Geoff Roberts believes his team were over- confident as they were made to work for a 15-30 win away to local rivals Sale FC in National League Two North.Despite the comprehensive score line, Sale put in a terrific performance,...
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Could You Be Another String to the Bow of the Family Orchestra? ; Musical Group Set Up by the BBC Philharmonic Wants New Members Ahead of Salford Mediacity Celebration
THE BBC Philharmonic's Salford Family Orchestra and Chorus is on the hunt for new members.The musical collective, which was formed in 2009, will perform at the BBC in MEDIACITYUK Salford on Friday, June 3 as part of of the corporation's Music Day.Anyone...
'Derby Proved We Have the Edge on City' ; UNITED SPECIAL
UNITED have got the edge over City as Manchester goes toe-to-toe in the battle for the Champions League ticket in the top four.Although the Blues have a onepoint advantage and currently occupy the fourth place in the Premier League - holding that lucrative...
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EMMERDALE beauty Gemma Atkinson was looking cool as she stepped out in the spring sunshine at Spinningfields.Gemma, from Bury, headed to celeb haunt Neighbourhood for a catch- up with a friend.And the blonde actress had a great time, tweeting afterwards: "Lovely...
Eye-in-the-Sky's Arrival Gets Admiring Glances. ; HIGH-TECH RADAR PLANE SPOTTED IN SKIES OVER AIRPORT BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN FOR PAINT JOB
A UNIQUE-looking RAF aircraft caused a stir at Manchester Airport as it landed for a new paint job.The strange disc suspended above the body of the plane is actually a high-tech radar.Registration ZH106, the Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1 (707-320B),...
Final Push as Sharks Aim for the Six Pack ; Stringer Says Sale Have Lots to Play for with eURO GLORY ALSO IN VIEWWin FIVE Pairs of Tickets to See Sale Take on Montpellier
PETER Stringer has urged his Sale colleagues to steel themselves for a fight to the finish as the Sharks gear up for what could be a momentous end to the season.Last Saturday's 30-15 win at London Irish helped maintain Sale's bid to secure a top-six...
Happy Birthday to 5-Star Luxury on Banks of Irwell ; STAFF SHARE MEMORIES OF THE LOWRY HOTEL
IT started with a patch of barren land and a spectacular piece of Catalan architecture sweeping across the River Irwell.It ended with Manchester's only five-star hotel which celebrates its 15th birthday this week.In 1995, despite spats at town hall planning...
Herrera Says Battle for Red Places Helps to Fire Up His Own Competitive Juices
ANDER Herrera insists that the stiff competition for places at United brings out the best in him.Twelve months ago the Basque midfielder, who was bought from Athletic Madrid in the summer of 2014, was in the middle of his longest unbroken starts in the...
Jimmy's Set to Give Lancs Three Cheers! ; RED ROSE BOOST AS PACE ACE FREE TO PLAY IN OPENING TRIO OF GAMES
LANCASHIRE have been handed a major boost with ECB confirmation that Jimmy Anderson will be available for their first three Specsavers County Championship matches.The fast bowling star will face England team-mate Stuart Broad in the season opener against...
Karma at Chip Shop for My Dear Dad ; VIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK
Gordon Brown I HAVE a fantastic dad but he always insists on paying for everything. Well, how's this for karma? On Friday, April 1, around 5/6pm he went to Sykes fish-and-chip-shop cafe on Bolton Road ('the top road') in Pendlebury/Swinton. He loves...
Manchester Brothers 'Killed Fighting for ISIS' ; Pair Who Are Believed to Have Fled to Syria in 2014 Now Reported to Have Died
TWO brothers from Manchester are believed to have been killed fighting for ISIS in Syria.Khalif Shariff, 21, and 18-year-old Abdulrahman are understood to have fled to the war-torn country in November 2014.Their parents are reported to have been told...
Manchester's Marathon Gets an Official Seal of Recognition ; ATHLETICS
ORGANISERS of this month's ASIcS Greater Manchester Marathon are celebrating already after the famous race secured global recognition.Regarded as the 'flattest, fastest and friendliest' marathon in the UK and twice winner of the 'UK's best marathon',...
Marler: I Am Sorry for Calling Wales Prop Lee a 'Gypsy Boy'
JOE Marler has apologised for calling Wales prop Samson Lee a "gypsy boy", and insisted he is not a racist ahead of a World Rugby misconduct hearing today.Harlequins front-rower Marler escaped with a reprimand after insulting Scarlets prop Lee in England's...
Massive Water Park in City 'May Be a Scam' ; WARNING OVER FACEBOOK PAGE PROMISING 'SUMMER SAFARI' EVENT WITH SLIDES AND RAPIDS
PLANS to bring a safari water park to Manchester in August 'could be a scam', council bosses have warned.A Facebook event page for Summer Safari WaterPark 2016 shows more than 4,000 are set to attend the event which says it will bring slides and rapids...
Mother Could Not Live with Abortion Decision ; TRAGIC 21-YEAR-OLD TOOK HER OWN LIFE THREE WEEKS AFTER HAVING TERMINATION
A YOUNG single mother hanged herself three weeks after having an abortion, an inquest heard.Jade Rees, 21, from Oldham, had a termination when a five-month relationship with the unborn baby's father broke down.But an inquest heard that the decision left...
News Give Busway a Chance Say Transport Bosses ; AS NEW LANE FOR GUIDED VEHICLES COMES UNDER FIRE, THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PLAN DEFEND SCHEME
A new bus leaving Leigh bus station, and, inset, passengers on board THE 'new and improved' passenger service from Leigh to Manchester has been launched.The V1 takes commuters from Leigh bus station to the city on a guided busway in 50 minutes - slashing...
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BOSSES DEFEND Pounds 68m BUSWAY It's creation has proved controversial with some road users - but transport bosses insist that Leigh's guided busway will shave half an hour journey times and are now speaking up in the Pounds 68m project's defence, saying...
Roar Power Helps Drive Morrison on in Search of Glory ; 'NO FOOTBALL GROUND CAN COMPARE TO THE NOISE RINGSIDE'BOXING
RISING prospect Marcus Morrison is setting his sights on following in the footsteps of stablemates Anthony Crolla and Scott Quigg after extending his unbeaten record on Saturday.The 23-year-old made it 10-0 with seven stoppages when he knocked out Janos...
Roo Is Adamant That He Still Has an England Future 'I FEEL THAT I'VE STILL GOT A FEW YEARS LEFT'
ENGLAND captain Wayne Rooney insists he "still has a few years left" at international level despite the form of his striking rivals.United forward Rooney has been out with a knee injury since February and has watched on as Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy...
Stokes Will Bounce Back from His Final Heartache, Says Bayliss
ENGLAND coach Trevor Bayliss expects Ben Stokes to continue putting himself in pressure situations despite his harrowing experience in the World Twenty20 final.Stokes, who stood tall at the death throughout the tournament, was the fall guy at Eden Gardens...
Teenagers 'Panicked' over Blaze That Killed Firefighter ; GIRLS, 15, HAD STUBBED OUT CIGARETTES AT SHOP'S BACK DOOR
TWO teenage girls who had been smoking cigarettes at the back of a city centre shop which went up in flames, killing a firefighter, said they were 'panicking and upset' upon seeing the 'commotion,' an inquest has heard.One of the teenagers, who was 15...
Terror of Girl, 5, as Dog Bites Her in Neck ; Youngster Needs Plastic Surgery but Animal Deemed Not to Be a Risk to Public
A GIRL of five had to have plastic surgery after she was bitten in the neck by a dog outside her home.Megan Windsor suffered three puncture wounds when the animal, believed to be a Shar Pei, attacked her.She was also left with a damaged saliva gland...
The Big Gunn's on Stand-By for Paris
ANGUS Gunn will be promoted to the bench for City's Champions League quarter-final at Paris St Germain - if Joe Hart fails to make it.The Blues are still hoping Hart can beat the odds and be declared fit to make the trip to the Parc des Princes, but...
'Weasel' Thief Stole Pounds 300,000 from Victim, 91
Karl Alexander conned widower Dennis Jezzard, out of Pounds 300,000 A MAN 'weaselled' himself into the life of a 91-year-old retired banker and conned him out of Pounds 300,000.Karl Alexander, 49, from Hyde, posed as a gardener and gradually took control...
Young Shines but Jones Toils on Their Reds Returns ; United U-21S 1 CHELSEA U-21S 1
LOUIS van Gaal's presence in the Old Trafford directors' box had differing effects on returning United duo Ashley Young and Phil Jones.Young was playing his first game in nearly three months and was tireless and determined in the striker's role for United...
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