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Articles from April 15, 2016

48HOURS Inthecity ; WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
CLUB NIGHT / ON LOOP Moxie brings the second edition of her spanking new clubnight, On Loop, to town with special guest sets from Shanti Celeste (pictured) and Manchester's very own Jon K. The DJ cites the Paradise Garage and The Loft as major inspirations...
A DSIRABLE Family Hatch? ; the Citroen DS4 Was a Desirable Sporty Five-Door Hatchback That Proudly Claimed Not to Conform to Any Established Market Segment. in Reality, It's a Grown-Up Golf GTI-Style Car Based on the More Conventional Citroen C4 Family Hatch
WE'VE had four-door coupes. In launching this DS4 model in 2011, Citroen decided that it was about time that we had a ve-door one. e stylists of rival models like SEAT's Leon and particularly Alfa Romeo's Giulietta were quick to claim that this concept...
All Tomorrow's Parties: The Guide
REGARDED as the festival that was a spring shot-in-the-arm for British holiday camps, All Tomorrow's Parties is having to leave its site in Pontins Prestatyn after just one year.In 2013, ATP had thought its camp days were over until the Pontins offer...
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH ; Is Collatoral Damage Acceptable in the Persuit of Global Freedom.?
EYE IN THE SKY .... STARRING: Dame Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Phoebe Fox, Iain Glen, Jeremy Northam, Aisha Takow, Lex King.DIRECTOR: Gavin Hood. CERTIFICATE: 15 (102 mins) The art of modern warfare is no longer consigned to...
Artsnotes
Classical / The Halle An evening rich in vocal talent, conductor Ryan Wigglesworth is joined by the Halle choir and soloists for a vibrant programme featuring Stravinsky's Chorale Variations On Vom Himmel Hoch, Bach's Magnificat and Schumann's Symphony...
Baby in Tow at Couple's Wedding! ; Parents Invent Carriage So That Tots Can Travel in Style on the Big Day
A COUPLE are hoping to revolutionise weddings after coming up with a new addition to the ceremony.Sean, 27, and Collette Bourke, 35, from Trafford, tied the knot at a ceremony in Ireland in March.The entrepreneurs from Timperley spotted an opportunity...
Best of the Rest
THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW BBC1, 10.35pm GRAHAM'S red sofa is straining under the weight of acting luvvies this evening, so expect lots of fawning, mutual appreciation and probably overuse of the word 'fabulous'.First and foremost, Meryl Streep is on the...
Bridgewater Hosts a Celebration of the North
ECHOES Of A Mountain Song, the Bridgewater Hall's celebration of northern landscapes in music, poetry and song, reaches its climax on April 23 and 24. April 23 also marks Shakespeare's birthday so the night will be a celebration of both.Before the beatification...
Cancer Patient Needs Pounds 40k in Fight for Life ; DESIGNER PINS SURVIVAL HOPES ON PIONEERING TREATMENT IN GERMANY
A DESIGNER from Manchester who is suffering from cancer is aiming to raise Pounds 40,000 for pioneering new treatment in Germany.Katherine Marsland, 42, has been undergoing treatment for secondary cancer since 2014 and feels she has exhausted all options available...
Citylife /Clubs ; Clubbingnotes
Clubnight / MotherFunkers What's better than a night full of funk, soul, disco and Motown tunes? A night full of funk, soul, disco and Motown tunes but with an almost rude name, obviously! With sets from special guests Fat Chance and Leo Menace.- Antwerp...
CITYLIFE /Music ; MUSICNOTES
Touring / The Fall Four decades, 31 albums and countless line-up changes later, Mark E Smith's veteran post-punk outfit are still on hugely prolific form. Following last year's highly acclaimed Sub- Lingual Tablet, the Manc legends are back with a new...
Coach Happy for Hornets to Be Underdogs in Cup Clash
ROCHDALE Hornets welcome Super League opposition to Spotland on Sunday, as they take on Widnes Vikings in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round.It will be the first meeting of the clubs since Widnes were 50- 10 winners in the now defunct Northern Rail...
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Corrie Fans Left Fuming as Soap Gets the Chop in US
CORONATION Street fans in America have been left fuming after streaming site Hulu stopped showing their beloved soap.Corrie viewers in the US are panicked that they will no longer get to see their favourite show after Hulu announced that new episodes...
Councillor Set to Be First Town Hall Leader from Ethnic Minority ; BURY SET TO BREAK NEW GROUND IN GREATER MANCHESTER
A COUNCILLOR is set to become the first-ever black or minority ethnic leader of a council in Greater Manchester, the M.E.N. can reveal.Rishi Shori is poised to take over the political leadership of Bury council next month from Mike Connolly. Coun Shori,...
Criminal Waste of Talent CRIMINAL Waste of Talent by DAMON SMITH ; There Are Some Oscar-Calibre Stars in Ariel Vroman's New Film. but You Wouldn't Know It
THE title of Ariel Vromen's lumbering London-set thriller refers not only to Kevin Costner's unhinged anti-hero, who has spent most of his life behind bars, but also to the film's shocking waste of Oscar-calibre talent.Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman...
Desperate Fight to Stop Guard Dogs Mauling Pet ; PASSERS-BY FEND OFF ESCAPED ALSATIANS WITH BROOMS AND CHAIR AS TRAFFIC BUILDS UP DURING HORRIFIC INCIDENT IN MIDDLE OF STREET
SHOCKING footage shows the 'terrifying' moment a family pet was attacked by two Alsatians in the middle of a busy road.Six men can be seen wielding brooms and a chair in a desperate bid to fend off the large, aggressive dogs as they attack a white Boxer...
Dimes Wants Home Comfort after Euro Loss
MONTPELLIER may have ended Sale's proud unbeaten home record - but Sharks boss Steve Diamond has now set his players the new challenge of becoming the only Premiership side not to lose at home this season.Sale have two Premiership games left at the AJ...
Dutch Club's Deal to Join City Group
NAC Breda have announced a five-year partnership with City Football Group.The Dutch club, who currently play in the country's second tier, have already taken City youngsters Enes Unal and Divine Naah on loan.A more formal partnership has now been confirmed...
England Should Back Us in Europe
CITY deserve the nation's support as they go in search of Champions League glory, according to Fernandinho.A 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad ensured further unchartered waters for the Blues, making the final four for their first time...
Environmentallyfriendly Car Breaks Record on M25 ; #LATESTNEWS
AN environmentallyfriendly Hyundai has set a record for longest continuous trip for a hydrogen car after it was driven more than 6,000 miles around the M25.Cars which run on hydrogen produce zero harmful emissions with water vapour coming out of the...
FA Cup Should Not Be Lifeline for Van Gaal ; UNITED SPECIAL
ANOTHER month and another sweet United victory. Liverpool, Arsenal, City and West Ham have provided the highlights for Reds this calendar year and even though the new Wembley has all the romance of the Trafford Centre, it will be good to be back on St George's...
Filmnotes
THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (12A) ... RAMANUJAN (Dev Patel, above) is a 25-year-old shipping clerk in 1914 Madras, who dreams about formulae, which he scribbles in chalk on temple floors. With the blessing of his employer, Sir Francis Spring (Stephen Fry), Ramanujan...
Fire Crew Called to 'Ghost' Sighting
FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house after the occupant reported 'seeing a ghost'.The incident happened in Whalley Range,n Manchester.When crews attended - as part of a new scheme where fire crews can respond to incidents which previously may have gone...
Firm Pays Pounds 15m after Oyster Card Bungle
A PRIVATE company has been forced to hand back Pounds 15m after failing to deliver an Oyster card for Greater Manchester.Transport for Greater Manchester tore up its agreement with private firm Atos after it failed to set up the 'Get Me There' system...
Giles and Coaching Staff Extend Red Rose Deals ; TRIO DELIGHTED TO COMMIT FUTURES TO LANCASHIRE
LANCASHIRE have been handed an eve-of-season boost with Ashley Giles, Glen Chapple and Mark Chilton all extending their contracts at Emirates Old Trafford.Head coach and cricket director Giles led the Red Rose to the Nat- West T20 Blast title for the...
Hi-Tech Tan Salon Gives Customers a Happy Glow ; NEW GENERATION OF SUNBEDS MEAN TREATMENT CAN BE TAILORED TO SKIN TYPE
SUMMER may be on the way... but we can't always rely on the Manchester weather to get that golden glow.And a top city tanning salon says its seen a boom in customers after introducing new technology which can determine sun seeker's own particular skin...
It's a Majestic Walk on the Wild Side
THE JUNGLE BOOK .... STARRING: Neel Sethi and the voices of Bill Murray, Sir Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Garry Shandling. DIRECTOR: Jon Favreau.CERTIFICATE: PG (106 mins) MUCH...
It's Better Now Mason Has Found the Human Touch ; AFTER YEARS OF ISOLATION AND DEPRESSION, THE BETA BAND'S STEVE MASON HAS FORGED A NEW LIFE ... WITH ELBOW IN SALFORD BOOZER
IF you popped into Salford boozer The Eagle Inn last summer, there's a chance you may have heard a sneak preview of Steve Mason's stunning third album, Meet The Humans, almost a year before its official release.Brighton-based Mason - the former Beta...
It's Time to Spring Clean Your Smile! ; ADVERTISING FEATURECosmetic Dental Experts Kissdental Have Extended Their Fantastic Same Day Teeth Offer, with Pounds 2,000 off until April 29 2016*
IF you would like to leave your dental woes behind along with the winter, look no further than Kissdental.With the opportunity to transform your smile in a single day and implant-stabilised dentures available at just Pounds 850*, there is plenty to smile...
Julie Shows Support for New Cancer 'Oasis'
ShE won national recognition for her moving portrayal of a cancer patient.Now actor Julie hesmondhalgh, who played hayley Cropper in Coronation Street, is backing a new 'oasis' for those touched by the disease.She is supporting the Maggie's Centre which...
KBL Strengthens Commercial Offering
GREATER Manchester-based KBL Solicitors has merged with a Lancashire-based firm in a move that will see it bolsters it commercial team.The deal between KBL and Blackburn-based Garricks was finalised early this month and will see partner Gregory Gardner-Boyes...
Landmark Deals Slowing Due to Brexit Jitters. ; CITY'S INVESTMENT ADVISORS SAY NINE-FIGURE DEALS ARE SLUGGISH AHEAD OF THE EU VOTE
THE Pounds 118m sale of 3 and 4 Piccadilly Place could be one of the last big number deals Manchester sees before the 23 June Euro referendum, say property experts.A fund managed by Ares Management has acquired 3 and 4 Piccadilly Place from Carlyle Group....
Licensed to Thrill ; #ONTWOWHEELS
THE 2016 Suzuki GSX-R750 is very much like the GSX-R750 from last year and for that matter, the year before that. It continues to share the same chassis as its 600 sibling giving the 750 a light frame from which to launch its considerable power. Its...
Lift-Shaft Fall Death: Family Now Plan to Sue ; Man, 27, Died after He Tried to Climb out of Broken Elevator at Block of Flats
THE FAMILY of a man who plunged to his death down a lift shaft at a block of flats are to take legal action against the firm that manages them.Craig Jones, aged 27, died after falling five floors down the shaft at Marsden House in Bolton town centre.He...
McDonald's 'Fight' Pranksters Are Blasted by Police ; Youtube Duo Who Staged Scuffle 'Are Wasting Officers' Time'
POLICE have spoken out after You-Tube pranksters staged a mock fight in a McDonald's - forcing two GMP officers to step in.A video clip shows two policemen quickly intervening in what appears to be a heated argument between two men in a Manchester city centre...
My Lovely Suburb Is Becoming a Cesspit ... ; RESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN TO STOP FLY-TIPPING AND DOG POO SPOILING AREA
A CAMPAIGNER who is desperate to return a suburb to its former glory claims the area is turning into a 'cesspit.' .Bernard Egan, 69, says extensive fly-tipping and dog fouling are ruining Withington and has called on council chiefs to take action.He...
Neighbourhood Set for Pounds 1m Refurbishment ; OWNERS EAST COAST CONCEPTS HAVE ALSO ANNOUNCED A LIVERPOOL LAUNCH FOR THE RESTAURANT
THE owner of plush New York inspired restaurant Neighbourhood has announced a Pounds 1m refurbishment and plans for a Liverpool launch as group turnover approaches Pounds 11m.James Hitchen, founder of East Coast Concepts, said the refurbishment of its...
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JET IN DIVERSION DRAMA A flight was forced to divert to Manchester Airport due to a fault with the landing gear yesterday morning. A spokeswoman from Jet2 confirmed the incident and added: "The aircraft has landed safely and passengers are currently...
New Tiffin Is Just Spiffing ; Its First Restaurant Is a Hidden Gem, Now Those in the City Centre Can Enjoy the Taste of Its Authentic Indian Food
Indian Tiffin Room? That name rings a bell...It ought to. Tiny though it is, the original Cheadle restaurant has made a huge name for itself, much to the frustration of anyone who's ever naively tried to book in at a few days' notice.Food as good as...
Old Mate Lingard Confident 'Chilled' Rashford's Red Hot Form Will Get Better
'CHILLED' United scoring sensation Marcus Rashford will get hotter still.Reds team-mate Jesse Lingard has backed the Wythenshawe hitman to grow into an even bigger nightmare for defenders - insisting he has the perfect attitude to match his burgeoning...
PC Flipped Mercedes in Booze Binge after 'Losing Everything'
A POLICE officer told how he had 'lost everything' before flipping his car while drink-driving.Pc Simon Green had depression after his house burned down, his father died and his relationship had ended when he crashed his Mercedes following a night out...
Pipe Dream Comes True as Victorian Sewers Are Replaced in Huge Project ; Thousands of Feet of 19th-Century Engineering Renewed in City Centre
THERE are parts of Victorian Manchester that should be preserved forever - but perhaps its sewers are not among them.This is why engineers' completion of a major project to replace an entire 600ft section beneath Cross Street is reason to celebrate.Starting...
Preacher in Court for Flouting City Centre Ban
Abdullah Adam leaves court A STREET preacher was arrested and hauled into court after flouting an injunction banning him from parts of Manchester city centre.Council bosses said they received 'countless' complaints about Abdullah Adam using a loud PA...
Pucker Up with Spring's Best Lippies ; FROM GLOSS TO MATTE AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, SPRING BRINGS A WHOLE HEAP OF FAB NEW LIP PRODUCTS. KATIE WRIGHT RUNS DOWN THE SEASON'S TOP 10 POUT-PERFECTORS
FINDING the perfect foundation or eyeliner or brow pencil can take years, so no wonder we stick with our favourites through thick and thin (and feel bereft if, heaven forbid, they're discontinued) - but lipstick is another matter.Painting on a new pout...
Racist Bullies Jailed for Hate Campaign against Student ; South African Man Suffered More Than a Month of Violence and threatS at handS of thugS
A FOREIGN student was subjected to a 'grotesque' race-hate campaign by a gang of thugs who hounded him through the streets of Salford for over a month.The South African in his 20s was pursued through the streets by a gang in a black Fiat Punto, threatened...
Reds Fans Warned of No Trains Home from Wembley
TRAIN bosses are warning United fans there won't be a train home to Manchester after the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.The late kick-off at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 23, means it's almost certain loyal fans won't make it to Euston for the last train back......
Roni Really Is the Size of a Legend
THESE days, the word 'legend', previously the reserve of mythical or unauthenticated figures such as King Arthur, the Loch Ness Monster, or Bono, is bandied around all too freely.Jamie Vardy? Legend. David Guetta? Legend. That kid who rode that mini...
Saturdaynotes
Gig / The Vamps Four things you might not know about pop group The Vamps. One: co-frontman and guitarist Brad Simpson was a blonde when he was a little boy (ahh!). Next: drummer Tristan Evans broke his nose as a toddler and he still hasn't got round...
Sneak a Peek Inside Piccolino's Food Hall ; ITALIAN CHAIN'S FLAGSHIP CITY BRANCH WILL REOPEN NEXT WEEK AFTER A Pounds 1.3m REVAMP
ITALIAN chain Piccolino has given us a sneak peek at the 'Harrods- style food hall' taking shape inside its flagship Manchester city centre restaurant.The Clarence Street branch, just off Albert Square, closed for a huge Pounds 1.3m makeover earlier...
Soap Watch ; Your Guide to All the Drama in the Square, on the Cobbles and in the Dales
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm DRUM roll... the verdict is in.What's the verdict? Everyone is on edge when Aaron gets a call to let him know the verdict has been reached. Will Gordon be found guilty or not guilty? Meanwhile, the negative reviews on the vets' website...
Sombre but Celebratory ; Money Frontman Jamie Lee Holds out Hope That He Can One Day Call Himself a Great Artist. until Then the Manc Band's New Album Is Asking Some Important Questions
EW bands have stirred Mancunian passions in the last few years like MONEY have.Fronted by the magnetic Jamie Lee, the band (now a trio completed by Billy Byron and Charlie Cocksedge, following the departure of Scott Beaman) are about to rouse those emotions...
Sterling Set for Chelsea Return
RAHEEM Sterling could be back in City's squad for their trip to Chelsea tomorrow.The England international is said to be ahead of schedule following the groin injury he picked up in the derby defeat to United last month.Sterling wasn't ready to make...
Street Plays Host to a Royal Visit
ORONATION Street has received a very special guest on the cobbles - Princess Anne.Corrie is the home of television royalty. And Her Royal Highness walked the famous cobbles alongside 50 leaders from across the Commonwealth.We wondered if she might be...
Street Tribute ; Up to Now Artist Akse Has Focussed on TV and Film Icons in His Work - - but His Latest Subject Is a Musical Icon
PORTRAIT of David Bowie by Manchester based street artist Akse Ahas been getting everyone talking this month. The artist, who has lived and worked in Manchester since 1997, says his fans and followers inspired his Thin White Duke tribute following Bowie's death...
Students Fight Plans to Cut 40 Uni Catering Jobs ; Anger at 'Complete Disregard and Contempt' for Staff
STUDENTS and unions are fighting plans to cut more than 40 catering jobs at halls of residence across Manchester.Workers employed by University of Manchester Catering have been told 43 posts are at risk and other staff could lose some of their hours...
Sundaynotes
Gig / Twin Peaks Fancy a band that'll help you smash out those blues and kick out the jams? Then give Twin Peaks a go - named, without doubt, after David Lynch's iconic series, but they sound like they've been evicted from a 1960s dive bar, all garage...
Theatrenotes
Dance / Turn 2016 One of the key events in Manchester's dance calendar, the annual Turn Festival sees over 20 short dance pieces performed over two nights at the Contact. Curated, as ever, by the impressive Word of Warning, it's a stunning platform for...
The Bard Is Celebrated in Very Different Ways
TWO tributes to Shakespeare hit the city next weekend - but they couldn't be more different as they mark the 400th anniversary of the bard's passing in their own inimitable styles.The BBC Philharmonic will perform Shakespeare Retold at the Bridgewater...
The Office(r): Police Told to Make 'David Brent-Style' Video to Help Get Promoted ; FURY AT 'INSULTING' REQUIREMENT FOR SERGEANTS HOPING TO RISE UP THE RANKS AT GMP - BUT BOSSES SAY IT HELPS FIND LEADERS
POLICE seeking promotion have been told to make 'David Brent- style' motivational videos of themselves, officers have complained.Top brass at Greater Manchester Police have ordered aspiring high- fliers to create homemade video-blogs designed to inspire...
There's a Bomb on the Tram, Yobs Tell Terrified Passengers
TEENAGE yobs who smashed the emergency glass on a Metrolink service claimed they had 'planted a bomb' on the tram.Terrified passengers - including a heavily-pregnant woman - were subjected to a verbal tirade from a gang of youths who also vandalised...
Time to Try a Different Tipple. ; WANT SOMETHING NEW WHEN IT COMES TO HAVING A BEVY OR TWO? TRY ONE OF OUR DRINKS EVENTS TO REALLY GET THE PARTY STARTED
APINT down your local is all well and good but sometimes the occasion calls for something out of the ordinary.Whether you're planning a special night out like a hen or stag do or you're just bored with your usual bar hop, there are plenty of ways to...
TIM GOES ON AN ADVENTURE TO THE VINYL FRONTIER ; the Charlatans Frontman Follows Up His Memoir with 'Tim Book Two'
TIM Burgess is releasing a second book that sees The Charlatans frontman being sent off on vinyl shopping quests set by some of his famous musical friends.A follow up to his memoir Telling Stories, new title Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures From Istanbul...
Town Hall Buys Shopping Complex to Give It a Revamp ; COUNCIL TO INVEST Pounds 35m INTO STOCKPORT'S MERSEYWAY PRECINCT
STOCKPORT council have purchased a shopping complex in the town as part of a Pounds 900m regeneration scheme.The Merseyway, which has spent the last seven years in receivership, was bought for an undisclosed and 'commercially sensitive' price.Town hall...
Two Men Arrested in Imitation Guns Drama outside Police Station
A MAJOR incident was sparked after two men were seen brandishing guns outside a police station at evening rush hour.Firearms officers were scrambled to Crofts Bank Road in Urmston when passersby reported men carrying weapons in the street.The specialist...
Wee Three Kings ; a Trio of Plays about Scottish Infant Monarchs Comes to the Lowry
PLAYS that put the crowd at the centre of one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the Scottish monarchy are headed to The Lowry. The James Plays are a trilogy of dynastical dramas based around the rule of three kings who came to the throne as...
Who Wants to Go to Gin School?
Gin fans, this is the news you've all been waiting for...Manchester city centre's first gin micro-distillery could soon be in operation, complete with its own gin school. Now THAT is the kind of education we can get behind.Based in a disused railway...
Wood You? ; the Fourth Generation Subaru Forester Might Veer towards the Mainstream a Little More Than before but It Remains a Brilliant All- Rounder. Jonathan Crouch Reports
YOU buy this car for what it does, not for what it says about you. Talk to almost any Forester owner and they'll tell you of times when they cruised past other similar vehicles that came unstuck when the going got tough. ey'll tell you that nothing ever...
You're My Hero! Worker Rescues Injured Grandad ; JOINER RUSHES TO HELP PENSIONER AFTER HE COLLAPSES IN STREET AND FRACTURES HIS SKULL
A WORKMAN has been hailed a hero after coming to the rescue of a pensioner who collapsed in the street.Grandad Derek Townley was walking just yards from his home in Blackley, Manchester, when he took a tumble, fracturing his skull and breaking his nose.Luckily,...
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