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Articles from April 19, 2016

48 Hours Inthecity WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
SHOPPING / MCR STUDENT SPRING BREAK Undergrads, prepare to give your loans a good bashing - Manchester Arndale's student shopping bonanza is back - and this year it's going city-wide. More than 150 retailers in the shopping centre and throughout the...
80s Idol Rick to Star at Glitzy Charity Fashion Show ; Cancer Patients Taking to the Runway to Mark Opening of Centre at the Christie
EIGHTIES pop star Rick Astley has been confirmed as the headline act for one of the biggest charity fashion events of the year.The singer will perform at Maggie's on the Runway which will see dozens of models living with or affected by cancer strut their...
Ashley's Revelling in the Ups and Downs of Darren ; DIARY THE DIARYHOLLYOAKS STAR FLATTERED TO BE IN THE FRAME FOR BRITISH SOAP AWARD
HOLLYOAKS actor Ashley Taylor Dawson has enjoyed his role in the gripping 'body in the wall' drama.Ashley's blundering character Darren Osborne is living in fear after helping Maxine Minniver to conceal the body of her husband Patrick Blake within a...
Blues Fans Are Hit by Ticket Chaos for Real Madrid Clash
CITY fans have hit out after the club's website crashed moments after tickets went on sale for the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.Supporters reported problems from the moment tickets for the April 26 encounter at the Etihad Stadium went...
Blues' Title Bid Was Hit by Injury to De Bruyne, Says Clichy
GAEL Clichy says City cannot blame their mistakes this season on injury problemsfi but he will make an exception for Kevin De Bruyne.The Belgian ace has inspired a surge in form by the Blues which has seen them record three straight league wins and book...
CORONATION Street Actress Cherylee [...]
- CORONATION Street actress Cherylee Houston is leading a drama project for young people with disabilities in Manchester.Cherylee, who plays Izzy Armstrong in Corrie, is setting up a disabled youth theatre group for youngsters to ensure that drama is accessible...
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Fans Hit out at Reds' Coach 'Gaffe'
UNITED fans say the club has scored a 'massive own goal' after running out of free coaches for the FA Cup semifinal at Wembley.Last week the club promised 'free coach travel for fans wishing to make the round-trip from Old Trafford to Wembley stadium...
Fan-Tastic! Alex Watches Dale after Flying around World Twice Aussie Makes Second 20,000-Mile Trip to Spotland to Watch His Side after Game Was Called off First Time
AN avid football fan who travelled around the world to watch his beloved team, only for the match to be cancelled, returned on Saturday - and thankfully this time the game went ahead.Rochdale-mad Alex Ollier, who lives in Queensland, Australia, visited...
Festival Cancelled Days before Launch ; ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES 'CRASHES AND BURNS' - TICKETS WILL BE REFUNDED
MUSIC festival All Tomorrow's Parties has 'crashed and burned' just days before it was due to be held in Manchester.The event was moved to Victoria Warehouse, in Trafford Park, at the last minute after its original host, holiday camp Pontins in Prestatyn,...
Forget Henry and Ruud, Aguero Is the Most Lethal Striker in Premier League
FORGET Thierry Henry and Ruud van Nistelrooy, and don't even start with newcomers like Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane - there is only one king goalscorer in the Premier League.City's Sergio Aguero is just one goal away from becoming the 25th player in the...
Inside the Workhouse Dubbed 'The Grubber' ; PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURES EERIE PICTURES OF REMAINS OF FORMER HOSPITAL AND DREADED INSTITUTION WHICH HOUSED STOCKPORT'S POOR IN THE 19TH CENTURY
THESE haunting images capture inside a derelict former hospital and workhouse once known as 'The Grubber.' .' Amateur photographer Rachella Bella, from Hazel Grove, Stockport, created the eerie footage from photographs she took of St Thomas Hospital,...
'It's My Dream to See Eurovision in Manchester' ; DIARY THE DIARY
THE organiser of an annual event celebrating the Eurovision Song Contest says it would be his ultimate dream to have the event held here in Manchester.Boom Bang A Bang, an event established in Manchester to give viewers a preview of all the singers performing...
Jailed, the Con Artist Who Made a 'Fresh Start' Preying on Pensioners ; BOGUS CARER BEHIND SOARING CRIME
A CONWOMAN who ruthlessly exploited the elderly by posing as a carer has been jailed for nearly seven years.Zintra Harrison, 42, decided to come to Manchester for a 'fresh start' after serving six years for a spree of distraction burglaries in the West...
Key Issues for Blues Analysis Simon Bajkowski
MOMENTUM CITY have found their form too late to re-enter the Premier League title race but they can at least take advantage of Arsenal's deteriorating campaign.The Stamford Bridge win has slid the Blues up into third ahead of the Gunners on goal difference,...
Kun Up There with Ronaldo and Messi! ; NEWCASTLE V CITY ST JAMES' PARK, TONIGHT 7.45PM TV: SKY SPORTS
DODGE the injuries, keep scoring three goals a game and Sergio Aguero might just join the football elite of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo!And if Kun can do that, and maintain his goalscoring record - the most lethal in Premier League history - he...
Landmark Hotel to Kick-Start New Cross Masterplan ; FOUR-STAR VENUE KEY TO ROCHDALE ROAD SCHEME
PLANS for a new four-star hotel on the edge of the Northern Quarter have been revealed as moves to regenerate the area around Rochdale Road continue apace.The AC Marriott - intended for a surface car park behind Band on the Wall and bounded by Addington...
LVG Marks an Unhappy Anniversary
IT was the match that Louis van Gaal identified as the 90 minutes that lost United the Premier League title last season.It was the game the Old Trafford boss highlighted during his famous Player of the Year awards speech last May as pivotal in his debut...
Mata May Be the Odd Man out as Reds Look to Future ; the Decision over Whether Mata Stays or Not May Not Be His
JUAN Mata has reason to be slightly worried.The Spanish midfielder is under contract at Manchester United until 2018, but he's still facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford.He wants to stay. We know because he says as much every time he's asked.He's...
Mum Arrested at 13th Birthday Party Brawl ; POLICE CALLED AFTER GIRL'S CELEBRATION AT PRINTWORKS TURNS UGLY
By BETH ABBIT beth.abbit@menmedia.co.uk @BethAbbit A BIRTHDAY party for a 13-year-old girl ended in chaos when a mass brawl broke out between 20 youngsters at The Printworks.One teenage girl - said to be the ringleader - was detained by police who were...
Murder Inquiry Launched into Woman's Stab Death ; MAN, 39, HANDS HIMSELF IN TO POLICE AFTER BODY OF 39-YEAR-OLD IS DISCOVERED
DETECTIVES launched a murder hunt after a woman was stabbed to death in a Stockport home.The 39-year-old woman is understood to have been attacked at a house in Cheadle Hulme yesterday evening, dying a short time afterwards.Police last night launched...
NEws GRID ; PETE BAINBRIDGE WITH THE STORIES THAT BROKE ACROSS THE CITY OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS
ALEX'S DALE DAY TO REMEMBER A Rochdale fan who travelled from his home in Australia to see his favourite team - only for the match to be cancelled - was guest of honour at the rescheduled match on Saturday. Alex Ollier, who lives in Queensland, said...
'Our Dad Is Frail and Has Dementia. How Can the Home Office Deport Him?'
A FRAIL pensioner with dementia faces being deported to Pakistan thousands of miles away from his family.Hakeem Muhammad Haleem, 77, is partially blind and deaf and also suffers from a heart condition.When the M.E.N. visited his home in Oldham, he was...
Policeman's Three-Year Battle to Get Justice for Sam ; OFFICER GIVEN COMMENDATION FOR FIGHT TO FIND DRIVER OF CAR WHICH KILLED FIVE-YEAR-OLD BOY
IN late 2012, Sgt Lee Westhead picked up two boxes of evidence - the start of a search which would take over his life for the next three years.His task was to find the driver who killed five-year-old Sam Walker on a quiet road in Chorlton and then sped...
Poppy Appeal Thief Is Back Behind Bars ; Drug Addict Cleared out House Then Asked Neighbour to Help Him Move Stolen Goods
A THIEF who sparked outrage when he stole cash from a poppy appeal box the day before Remembrance Day is back behind bars after a brazen burglary.In November last year, drug addict and prolific crook Mark Blackley took Pounds 75 from a collection tub...
Pressure Is off Dale, Insists Hill
KEITH HILL is expecting an exciting clash against Gillingham at Spotland tonight with both teams dead set on three points.Dale moved to within four points of sixth-placed Gillingham on Saturday when they beat Blackpool 3-0, while the Gills were beaten at...
Record Profits for Tour Operator Shearings ; the Group Made a Pre-Tax Profit of Pounds 5m Compared to a Loss of Pounds 900,000 Last Year
A STRONG demand for UK holidays has seen tour operator Shearings toast record profits. The specialist operator of escorted tours and leisure hotels achieved a 30 per cent increase in profits to Pounds 9.1m, up from Pounds 7m in the previous year.The...
Sale Star 'Had Alcohol on His Breath after Taxi Collision'
SALE Sharks star Danny Cipriani had 'glazed-over eyes' and alcohol on his breath after crashing his Mercedes into a taxi, magistrates heard.The rugby player's car was driven 'very fast' and was 'swerving and swinging' around the road before it struck...
Slick Sale Are Full of Six Appeal
SALE centre Sam James believes the Sharks could be peaking just at the right time as the battle to secure a top six Premiership place goes down to the wire.Sunday's 29-17 bonus-point win over big spending Bath was Sale's third straight league win and...
Smalling Is Reds' True Defender of Faith, Insists Vidic
NEMANJA Vidic has hailed Chris Smalling as a rare breed... because he loves defending.Smalling reached the 200 appearance milestone for the Reds last Saturday against Aston Villa and has been one of United's successes this term.Former captain Vidic was...
Thief 'Ruined Pensioner's Life' by Raiding Bank Account 10 Times
A SHOP worker betrayed the trust of a vulnerable pensioner by repeatedly raiding her bank account.Christine Whittle 'ruined the life' of her 74-year-old victim by helping herself to cash on 10 occasions, Manchester and Salford magistrates court heard.It...
Vinny's Blues Boost ; Fit-Again Skipper May Feature at Newcastle Ahead of Real Crunch
MANCHESTER City won't go easy on Vincent Kompany as they bid to get him ready for next week's Champions League showdown with Real Madrid.And manager Manuel Pellegrini is toying with the idea of throwing him into the starting line-up when the Blues face...
We Run the Rule over Reds' Final Run-In as the Race to Seal Champions League Qualification Enters the Home Straight
UNITED have got just five games left to get themselves into the Champions League.Victory over Aston Villa kept Louis van Gaal's side four points off the top four while Arsenal's draw with Crystal Palace dragged them back into the race for Champions League...
What's in a Name? Quite a Lot for This Pair ; New Pals Are Both Called Simon Edwards, Both Have Same Job, Both Support City ... and Even Their Wives Are Named Tracy!
TWO men with the same name, same job and same football team have finally met up... and are now fast becoming best pals.Simon Edwards, a court officer at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre, grew fed up of receiving emails for his opposite number in Yorkshire...
Woman Is Jailed after Stealing Pounds 200k off Sick Relative ; 52-Year-Old Used Dementia Sufferer's Savings to Fund Holidays and New Cars
A FRAUDSTER who stole more than Pounds 200,000 from a relative with dementia to buy cars, gifts and pay off debts has been jailed.Krista Marie Pennington, 52, of Derbyshire Avenue, Stretford, began stealing cash from the woman's bank account when she...
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