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Articles from April 7, 2016

48 Hours Inthecity WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
GIG / MUSE AT THE ARENA Muse have been repeatedly named at countless awards ceremonies as the best band in the world. They're back in Manchester tomorrow and Saturday , playing two huge shows at Manchester Arena on their Drones World Tour in support...
8 in 10 Brits Would Leave Their Jobs to Pursue a Creative Career ; A Study of over 2000 UK Adults, Commissioned by the Balvenie Whisky to Look at the Appeal of Creative Careers, Suggests We're a Nation Ready to Ditch Our Desks for Design, Our Meetings for Music, Our Spreadsheets for Styling
Over a third of bored Brits are ready to log ofrom their desk- bound jobs and launch a creative career, according to new research.A study of 2,000 UK adults shows 35 per cent want to study subjects such as photography, music and interior design - rather than...
9 Hobbies That Could Help You Live Longer
1. Reading Getting stuck into a book can reduce your stress levels by 69 per cent, it bumps up your vocabulary, keeps your brain active with problem solving, enhances concentration and even makes it easier to get to sleep.2. Playing chess Your brain...
A&E Departments Miss Waiting Targets
EMERGENCY waiting times have risen again at Wythenshawe and Stepping Hill hospitals this month as trusts across the region continue to miss their targets.Almost one in three patients have waited longer than recommended to be seen at the two hospitals...
All Together Now
PROPERTY Partner is raising more than Pounds 1 million for a prime residential block in the heart of Manchester's business district.The block of 12 flats - 4 one-bedroom, 7 twobedroom and 1 threebedroom - is expected to attract investors who can buy...
ANOTHER Dementia Patient Sent Home from Hospital in Taxi ; MP DEMANDS INQUIRY AS SON TELLS HOW WOMAN, 83, WAS SPOTTED BY NEIGHBOUR
AN MP is demanding Manchester Royal Infirmary launch an inquiry - after it emerged a SECOND patient with dementia was sent home in a taxi.The M.E.N. told last week how blind pensioner Neville Tyldesley, 80, fell in the canal after he was put in a cab...
Ban Cameron from Our Uni, Urges Student ; Debate over Whether 'Dangerous' Tory Leader Should Be Prevented from Visiting University
A UNIVERSITY Students' Union will debate a suggestion to ban David Cameron to stop him 'manipulating'vulnerable' teenagers.The bizarre motion, tabled by a student at the University of Manchester, will be discussed at the union's next senate meeting.It...
Best Seat in the House ; No Living Room's Complete without a Sofa, but Choosing a New One Can Be Stressful. Gabrielle Fagan Reveals the Expert Tips That'll Soon Have You Sitting Pretty on Your Ideal Lounge Perch
SOFAS are one of the hearts of the home - where we slouch, lounge, surf and even snooze - and choosing the right one is all- important.ere's little point having a slimline model if, in reality, its high-end design will disappear under a pile of cushions,...
Billy Is Hungry for Cycle Success ; Talented 12-Year-Old Switches Crisps for Fruit and Chips for Salad in Bid to Follow in the Healthy Tyre Tracks of His Sporting Hero Mark Cavendish
t takes more than talent to become a champion. Reaching the top in any sport also requires years of dedication, discipline and sacrifice.IAnd for young Billy Gilbey right now, that includes steering clear of his favourite crisps.The 12-year-old cyclist...
Blues Show Polish as They Draw PSG's Fire ; City Take Two Precious Goals Back to the Etihad as Pelle's Men Make a Mockery of Most Pre-Match Predictions to Stun Paris
BELITTLED and written off in some quarters before the game, City proved that there is life in Manuel Pellegrini's dog yet, even before Pep Guardiola introduces his own pedigree.The Blues were tagged as total outsiders, not least by the Parisian press,...
Call Mulder and Scully ... We Can See Strange Lights Dancing in Sky ; UFO FEARS UNFOUNDED AS NIGHT SPECTACLE COMES FROM CIRCUS SHOW
FEARS of extra-terrestrial activity over Greater Manchester have been put down to a circus show.Police in Tameside received two separate reports of 'strange lights' being seen in the sky.They were said to be 'dancing and merging together.' An officer who...
Cool Colt Wants a Chance in Premier League
BELLE Vue's Rob Shuttleworth says he's open to expanding his career prospects in the Premier League should any opportunities as a guest booking present themselves.The Barrow-born rider kicked-off his campaign with the Cool Running Colts in fine style...
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Fans Help Bev to Battle the Blues
CORONATION Street favourite Beverley Callard has thanked fans and costars for their support as she battles depression. The actress, who plays popular Rovers Return landlady Liz McDonald, is taking some time off work as she struggles with mental illness,...
FORMER the Real Housewives [...]
FORMER The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Magali Gorre has revealed that Take That star Gary Barlow is a huge fan of the show.Magali, who is taking a break from the ITVBe reality show, was asked by a fan to retweet a request for Gary to come to her...
I Never Planned to Kill My Ex's New Boyfriend ; JILTED MAN IN MURDER-PLOT CASE SAYS THREATS ON FACEBOOK WERE 'JUST A BIT OF FUN'
A JILTED man accused of plotting to kill his ex-girlfriend's new lover has denied wanting him dead - claiming he was 'past caring.' .Luigi Dalli, 47, has admitted that he wanted to give axe attack victim Kurt Crawford, 39, a 'good kicking.' .A Manchester...
Islamic School Where Girls Learn to Be Awesome ' ; Ambitious Pupils Prove There's No Place for Oppression at Faith College
IN an IT classroom at an all-girls Muslim school, a meme with a woman wearing a hijab is pinned to a display board.The young woman is peering over a huge pair of aviators as she adjusts her headscarf."Forgot to be oppressed. Too busy being awesome,"...
Is the Future Bright for Reds' Young Guns? ; UNITED SPECIAL
THERE is still a sense that this might all be some kind of happy accident. That Louis van Gaal's new commitment to youth is the result of a botched transfer policy rather than a firm belief that these players are United's next generation.Would Marcus...
It's Time to Spring into Action! ; ADVERTISING FEATUREI Will If You Will - the Female Fitness Movement Based in Bury - Believes Now Is the Perfect Time to Spring into Action and Say Hello to a More Active, Happier You
DELIVERED by Bury Council with National Lottery funds from Sport England, I Will if You Will is on a mission to help women, girls and families on their way to an active, happier future.Thousands of local women and girls have signed up to I Will if You...
Jesse Looking to Hold on to Perfect 10 in Central Role
JESSE Lingard is eager to remain in the No.10 role for United after his influential performance against City last month.Lingard was moved inside from the right wing against Liverpool in the Europa League round-of-16 second leg to mixed reviews, but his movement...
Lancs Coup as They Snap Up England Star Taylor ; NEW RED ROSE CAPTAIN IS ALREADY TARGETING SUPER LEAGUE GLORYCRICKET
By GRAHAM HARDCASTLE @MENSPORTS NEW Lancashire signing Sarah Taylor has admitted that a strange feeling came over her yesterday shortly after being announced as the new Thunder captain for the forthcoming Kia Women's Super League. Taylor was present...
Lynn's Poetry Is the Quay to Unlocking Salford's Past ; Author Blends Archive Photos with Verse Inspired by History of Docks - from Their Origin to Modern Transformation
ARTIST LS Lowry, canal navvies, a Tornado pilot and BBC producer are among the characters in a new book of 'poetic reportage' which chronicles the history of the Salford Quays and Manchester Ship Canal.Historic black-and-white pictures are also used...
Man Strolls Naked about Town Then Calls at Pub ; 24-Year-Old Arrested after Public Report Bizarre Sight
A MAN who stripped off in a town centre was arrested inside pub.Greater Manchester Police received several calls from members of the public reporting a man exposing himself in the town centre.Police officers attended and found the man, who had stripped naked...
#ME&MYJOB ; Julie Robertson Is Partner and Head of the Motoring Offences Department at Simpson Millar Solicitors
accept a ban!The week before, I was featured in The Guardian about why a speed awareness course could increase insurance premiums.What do you love about your job? I love the way that every case is different and that I get to make a real difference to...
Mercy for Crash Bus Driver in Family Tragedy ; DAD KEEPS JOB AFTER NODDING OFF AT WHEEL - HAVING STAYED UP ALL NIGHT BECAUSE HIS SON HAD BEEN LEFT IN COMA FOLLOWING ACCIDENT IN AMERICA
A TRAUMATISED Magic Bus driver who couldn't sleep after learning that his son was in a coma nodded off at the wheel - and hit another bus.Devastated Fontaine Foster had spent the night dealing with the bombshell news that his son had been involved in...
New Friendships, Convenience, and a Helping Hand When You Need It ; Find Your Dream Retirment Apartment with McCarthy & Stone, the UK's Leading Retirement Housebuilder
HOW do you make retirement more fun and less work? As the UK's leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone creates stylish developments and helps provide a hassle-free lifestyle with retained independence.A brand new McCarthy & Stone apartment...
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new law for dog owners Dog owners face a fine of up to Pounds 500 if their pet is not microchipped, after a new law came into force. The law makes it obligatory for all dog owners to make sure their pooch is fitted with a microchip by the time it is...
Now Let's Finish the Job - Pelle ; REACTION: PSG 2 CITY 2
MANUEL Pellegrini has warned his City players that they need to produce a big performance in the second leg against Paris Saint- Germain if they want to progress to the semifinals of the Champions League. City drew 2-2 in Paris on Wednesday and are now...
Odds Have Swung in City's Favour Says Maestro De Bruyne
KEVIN De Bruyne has warned his City team-mates that Paris Saint- Germain will be a real danger at the Etihad Stadium next Tuesday.The Blues secured a tremendous 2-2 draw in the first leg at the Parc des Princes, bagging precious away goals as well as...
One Crime Every Half an Hour in City Centre ; POLICE DEALING WITH SOARING NUMBER OF OFFENCES, NEW FIGURES SHOW
A CRIME is reported EVERY 30 minutes in the city centre.Latest figures reveal more than 1,800 incidents were reported to police in just one month. These included thefts, sexual assault, drug crime and possession of weapons.The Police.UK website, which...
One More Eating Place Is Chalked Up to MAD Group ; COMPANY BEHIND NORTHERN QUARTER RESTAURANTS BUYS DIDSBURY BUSINESS
SWANKY Didsbury eatery Chalk Bar and Grill has been sold to the group behind Northern Quarter restaurants Rosylee and Infamous Diner.MAD Limited - which also owns NQ bars The Fitzgerald, Tusk and Walrus, and two Hula sites in the city centre and West...
Peeping Tom Caught Spying on Man on Loo ; PHD STUDENT ORDERED TO SIGN SEX OFFENDERS REGISTER FOR UNI CRIME
A STUDENT caught peeking into a toilet cubicle at a man on the loo has been put on the Sex Offenders Register.David Brown, of Upper Brook Street, Longsight, was in the Manchester Metropolitan University library toilets when he decided to observe a man...
Piccadilly Needs a New Fountain. Not Eateries ; VIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK
WHEN will councillors and Legal & General get it ('No, no, no... what you are saying about the council's plan for the Piccadilly Gardens wall,' M.E.N., March 21)? The overwhelming consensus is that we DON'T want more eateries in Piccadilly 'Gardens'....
Pounds 350k Debt Dilemma to Get Kids' Hospice Open ; BID TO SAVE CENTRE WHICH SHOULD HAVE OPENED TWO YEARS AGO
A DEBT of more than Pounds 350,000 could be written off in a bid to try and save a children's hospice which should have opened two years ago.Grace's Place in Dumers Lane, Radcliffe, Bury, which was refurbished at a cost of Pounds 1.2m, has stood empty...
Pounds 350k Debt Dilemma to Get Kids' Hospice Open ; BID TO SAVE CENTRE WHICH SHOULD HAVE OPENED TWO YEARS AGO [City Region]
A DEBT of more than Pounds 350,000 could be written off in a bid to try and save a children's hospice which should have opened two years ago.Grace's Place in Dumers Lane, Radcliffe, Bury, which was refurbished at a cost of Pounds 1.2m, has stood empty...
Sale Relish Challenge against French Giants
Sale's Magnus Lund is relishing the thought of taking on Montpellier MAGNUS Lund insists David can slay Goliath when Sale Sharks lock horns with French giants Montpellier in tomorrow's European Challenge Cup quarter-final at the AJ Bell Stadium.While...
Schneiderlin Promises His Best Is Yet to Come for Reds
MORGAN Schneiderlin has promised there is more to come from him at United.The French midfielder signed from Southampton last summer in a Pounds 25m deal and has had an up and down debut season at Old Trafford.The stats when the 26-year-old has been absent...
Seven Crimes a Day on Trams by CHARLOTTE COX Charlotte.cox@men- News.Co.UK @Ccoxmenmedia ; Children as Young as Eight Behind Shocking Rise in Offences Including Arson, Assault and Theft
CHILDREN as young as EIGHT are among those causing chaos on the Metrolink - as new figures uncover a shocking rise in crime on the network.A total of 420 offences, or seven a day, were recorded during January and February, some by primary-aged children...
Singapore Airlines Celebrates 30 Years of Flying ; THE FLAG CARRIER CELEBRATES THREE DECADES OF FLYING TO THE ISLAND CITY IN SOUTH EAST ASIA
SINGAPORE Airlines is the 'longest serving long-haul international airline at Manchester Airport.' .It's certainly a mouthful - but a meaningful one as the flag carrier celebrates 30 years of flying to the island city in South East Asia.And such was...
Special Forces Hero, 83 Mugged for His Watch
A SPECIAL forces veteran in his 80s was jumped by a cowardly mugger and robbed of his treasured diving watch.Frank Marchington, 83, served with the elite Special Boat Service in danger spots around the world in the 1950s and 60s.But the pensioner, from...
Stars Look Smart for Opening of 'Idiot' Musical
OAP stars walked the red carpet for the opening night of the Green Day musical American Idiot.SCoronation Street stars Faye Brookes and Katie McGlynn embraced their inner rock chick as they posed for our photographer as they arrived at the Palace Theatre.Faye,...
TV Doc Faces the Facts about Ageing ; THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016 M.E.N. facebook.com/MANCHESTEREVENINGNEWS TODAY'S TV with Sara Wallis
PICK OF THE DAY How to Stay Young (BBC1, 9pm) WE knew dashing doctor Chris van Tulleken had been pretty busy, but my goodness he really has aged....Don't panic, it's only a Hollywood makeover. Not the glamorous kind though - he was made to look 80 for...
United Would Benefit from Greater Sense of Midfield Adventure
FEARS that United's performance at City was an anomaly were confirmed as early as the half-time shrill against Everton on Sunday.United recorded a 15th goalless first-half at Old Trafford this season and did not manage a shot on target. Anthony Martial,...
What We Learned
CITY HAVE POSITIONED THEMSELVES BEAUTIFULLY BEFORE the game, most City fans would have taken a 2-1 defeat, with an away goal giving them hope ahead of the return leg - but a 2-2 draw means they now have a real chance of reaching the semi-finals for the...
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