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Articles from April 21, 2016

48 Hours Inthecity ; WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
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...
Ballerina's Death Linked to the Pill ; Teenager Made Repeated Visits to Health Centre with Headaches, Inquest Told
A TEENAGE ballerina died after suffering a blood clot on the brain which is feared to have been triggered by her taking the contraceptive pill.Maria Santa, 17, a scholarship student at Manchester's renowned Northern Ballet School, had complained her...
Blues Still Not Sure Eliaquim Is Right Man
IF, as expected, Eliaquim Mangala starts alongside Vincent Kompany against Real Madrid next week, it will cap a remarkable turnaround for the much-maligned Frenchman.Th Pounds 42m centre-back's outstanding form of late has played a major part in City's...
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'Failings' in Tragic Mum's Care ; CORONER HIGHLIGHTS HOSPITAL SHORTCOMINGS - BUT SAYS THEY DID NOT CAUSE HER DEATH
A CORONER has criticised a hospital trust where a mum died two days after giving birth, but said the shortcomings in her care did not contribute to her death.Lisa Parkisson, 35, was found unconscious in her hospital bed just 42 hours after having a caesarean...
FC United Say Sorry to Founder over 'Threat' Link ; Apology Issued AMID DISPUTE OVER BID TO REJOIN CLUB
FC United have apologised to one of the club's founders after he was linked to alleged threats made towards club staff.John Paul O'Neill, 36, helped found the breakaway club back in 2005 as Manchester United fans revolted against the Glazer family's ownership...
Fruit Trees Picked off by Thieves ; Bitter Harvest for Community Orchard
THIEVES got rich pickings when they stole an orchard.A gang pulled up apple and pear trees from a grassed area next to a church in Salford.The newly-planted orchard was in Green Grosvenor Park, off Clarence Street in Lower Broughton, and 11 trees were...
Hill Won't Write off Play-Off Hopes
KEITH Hill insists his Rochdale side still have a part to play in the chase for a League One play-off place.Dale missed the opportunity to narrow the gap between themselves and sixth-placed Gillingham when Justin Edinburgh's side visited Spotland on...
Hunt for Carjacking Maniac
AN elderly woman is seriously ill in hospital after a brutal carjacker stole her vehicle before running her over in it.The 79-year-old woman was attacked as she got into her Hyundai i10 in a car park in Oldham yesterday afternoon.Witnesses have told...
I'm Lucky to Have Damaged My Hearing as Little as I Have. ; for Two Years While Judging on the X Factor, Louis Walsh Secretly Wrestled with the Fear He Was Going Deaf. He Reveals to GABRIELLE FAGAN How He Felt about Discovering He Had Hearing Loss, and That Being Asked Back on the ITV Talent Show Would Be Music to His Ears
LOUIS WALSH brims with his trademark joie de vivre and irrepressible humour, all delivered in his lisping Irish lilt, and it's pretty remarkable, considering he was recently told he's going deaf.You'd think the diagnosis would be a crushing blow for...
It's Cruise Control as Reds Swat Palace Aside ; LVG'S MEN FINALLY PROVIDE SOME THRILLS AS THEY MAINTAIN TOP FOUR CHASE AND WARM UP FOR WEMBLEY DATE IN FINE STYLE
IT was one of those days that suggested United's future might be bright after all.There have been others, like the 3-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park, the 3-2 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford, the 1-0 win at the Etihad.This result, over a Crystal...
It's Easier Than You Think: The Berkshire Homes Buying Guide
Get your finances in order The very first step for buying a new home is to check how much you can borrow, see how much your deposit will need to be and get a mortgage agreed in principle. This doesn't tie you into anything - you can always choose from...
It's Never Too Late to Peake in a New Career, Finds New Study ; 86 PER CENT OF BRITS BELIEVE IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, WITH A GOLD MEDALLIST AND ASTRONAUT AMONGST INSPIRATIONS
SECRETARYturned author J.K. Rowling, has topped a Learning and Work Institute poll to identify the most inspiring living Britons; followed closely by our man on the International Space Station, Tim Peake.The list, which was dominated by people who have...
It's Not a Starbucks ... It's the Star and Garter
ARTIST'S impressions of a Pounds 550m development next to Piccadilly Station have changed the Star and Garter pub into a coffee shop - even though the famous music venue has not been sold.Andy Martin, who runs the pub, said it was 'presumptuous' of the architects...
Mat Finish Was No Surprise to Me, Says LVG ; MANAGER REVEALS FULL-BACK HAD BEEN SCORING IN TRAINING
UNITED manager Louis van Gaal revealed after Matteo Darmian's wonder goal against Crystal Palace that the full-back has been in goalscoring form all week.The Italian defender scored his first goal for the Reds after last summer's move from Torino with...
#Me&myjob ; India Hewitt Is a Freelance Yoga Instructor
What made you want to get into this line of work? I had practiced yoga for a few years and noticed the effect it had on my life, mentally and physically. I never thought of myself as a teacher until a teacher of mine encouraged me to begin my training....
My Battle to Save Pigs' Bacon ; Vegan Student Told Sows on Her Animal Care Course Will Be Killed
A VEGAN student on an animal care course is fighting to save four pigs due for slaughter.Izzy Ross thought teachers were joking when they told her the adorable piglets would 'soon be bacon' when she started at Hopwood Hall College in Rochdale last year.She...
National Treasure
STARS from the world of comedy have led tributes to much-loved Victoria Wood after her sudden death.The Prestwich-born comedian died at home in London yesterday surrounded by her family after a 'short but brave' battle with cancer. She was 62.Ms Wood,...
Pioneer Who Paved the Way for Women Comics
THE man who wrote the only biography on Victoria Wood has paid tribute to the 'pioneer' who paved the way for female comedians.Neil Brandwood spent five years chronicling the life of the multitalented performer after meeting her while working as a journalist...
Prestfield Court:affordable Option for First-Time Buyers ; Owning Your Dream Home Has Never Been Easier Thanks to a Stunning New Development of 34 Two Bedroom Homes by Property Developers Berkshire Homes
BERKSHIRE Homes are proud to present Prestfield Court, a brand new selection of 34 spacious two bedroom homes in Whitefield, Manchester, just a five minute walk from Besses o' th' Barn tram station.With prices starting from just Pounds 410 pcm* on the...
Prizes for First-Class Schools ; Greater Manchester Schools AwardsM.E.N.'S ANNUAL AWARDS SCHEME WILL RECOGNISE THE REGION'S AMAZING EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
THE amazing achievements of our schools will be celebrated in the Greater Manchester Schools Awards.The awards, now in their third year, are FREE to enter and open to all primary, secondary and independent schools across the region's 10 boroughs.There...
PSG Fans Make a Fool of Themselves on Old Trafford Trip
NO wonder City dealt so effectively with Paris St Germain last week fi the French club's fans were already scoring own goals before the match even kicked off.A video on Youtube shows two PSG fans being interviewed on the forecourt at Old Trafford, having...
Reds Seal the Deal for Irish Teenager
UNITED have completed the signing of 15-year-old Republic of Ireland defender Lee O'Connor.Former Waterford full-back O'Connor is captain of Ireland Under- 16s and was last month named Ireland's Under-15 player of the year.O'Connor received the award...
Reds Target Jose NOT in PSG Talks
JOSE Mourinho's representatives are NOT in talks with Paris Saint- Germain.M.E.N. Sport has been told Mourinho, likely to succeed Louis van Gaal as United manager in the summer, has not opened dialogue with the French champions and remains certain he...
Sale Swoop to Snap Up Nottingham Playmaker Mugford ; 'DAN'S A GOOD PLAYER AND WE FEEL WE CAN DO SOMETHING WITH HIM' from Can Him. With
SALE Sharks have secured another addition to their squad for next season by sealing the signing of Nottingham fly-half Dan Mugford. The 24-year-old has become one of the stand-out playmakers in the Championship this season and has been on Sale boss Steve...
Shock as Boy Lies Down on Tram Line
TRAM bosses have issued a fresh safety warning after a boy was pictured lying down on tram tracks.The youngster, thought to be aged around 12 years old, appears to adopt a casual pose as he shows off for his mates - but Metrolink say the stunt could...
Stewart Milne Homes Creates New Community for Widnes
THERE'S no better fresh start than a new home.Whether you're upsizing, downsizing or buying your first home, Stewart Milne Homes has something to suit everyone with its varied developments and their latest development; Bowers Place in Widnes is the perfect...
Taking Up Space ; Exchange Quay Move for Space & Time Media
SPACE & Time Media has relocated its Manchester oce to the newly refurbished Exchange Quay oce development in Salford Quays.e Media buying and planning agency has signed a 10 year lease for 3,156 sq ft in Number 8 at Exchange Quay, which is owned by...
THE DIARY ; All Set for a Spring of Drama
CARLA Connor is about to leave the cobbles for a new life as a newlywed on the south coast. But this is soapland and nothing is ever plain sailing, with Carla, played by Alison King, harbouring a number of dark secrets that are bound to surface before...
Tom's Inspired to Form the Kar-Pets ; ORIGINAL INSPIRAL CARPETS SINGER FORMS AN INSPIRAL CARPETS TRIBUTE BAND
WHEN Inspiral Carpets reformed in 2011 without their most famous singer Tom Hingley at the front, the band's unhappy marriage was revealed in interviews and books.Hingley, who was with the band from 1989, was replaced by the guy he replaced - original...
Tourist Hotspot with 2,000 Years of Human History ; EMMA CURRY Delves into Castlefield's Past and Unearths the Very Beginnings of Manchester - the Arrival of Roman Soldiers in AD79
CASTLEFIELD, now a conservation area, was the site of a Roman fort called Mamucium, built on a rocky outcrop by Roman soldiers led by General Agricola in AD79.The fort, originally built from timber, was the first recorded human settlement in Manchester.It...
UKFAST Agrees to Pounds 40m Fund for Its 'Next Level' Growth
CLOUD infrastructure firm UKFAST has agreed a Pounds 40m fund from the Royal Bank of Scotland to build on its rapid organic growth.The move signifies a clear commitment from tech entrepreneur Lawrence Jones to continue to build and 'take UKFAST to the...
United Rated By
Aside from one or two goal kicks and the odd catch he had nothing to do all night given Palace's poor show 6 VALENCIA He's been quick and direct at right-back since his return. Could have forced his way into the team for Saturday 8 DARMIAN Not had his...
Vinny Socks It to 'Em on City Return
VINCENT Kompany has revealed that he wore his socks low in his comeback match at Newcastle to ease the pressure on his troublesome calves.The Blues skipper came through his first 90 minutes since suffering another injury to the lower part of his legs,...
VINNY SOCKS IT TO 'EM ON CITY RETURN [City Region]
VINCENT Kompany has revealed that he wore his socks low in his comeback match at Newcastle to ease the pressure on his troublesome calves.The Blues skipper came through his first 90 minutes since suffering another injury to the lower part of his legs,...
What We Learned Analysis Stuart Mathieson
LOUIS VAN GAAL'S UNITED CAN BE ENTERTAINING! THEY didn't win 8-0 or have 41 shots on goal and Palace sleepwalked through the game, but it was still pleasing to see the team doing what the manager had asked for after the dreary win over Aston Villa.An...
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