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Articles from May 27, 2016

48 Hours Inthecity ; WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
TOURING / JULIAN CLARY Goodness, has it really been 30 years since Julian Clary first introduced the world to his irresistible, innuendo-laden brand of comedy? To celebrate the milestone, he's back with a new tour, The Joy of Mincing, reflecting on his...
Accrol Group Plans IPO Listing on AIM ; ACCROL IS A FORMER M.E.N BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
A NORTH west tissue manufacturer has announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange next month.The AIM listing will see the founders and management team of Accrol Group, a former MEN Business of the Year Winner, step back from their roles...
Alan and Lucy-Jo Celebrate in Style
LUCY-JO Hudson and Alan Halsall looked as loved-up as ever as they took inspiration from two movie classics for their fancy dress outfits.The pair's relationship looked doomed earlier in the year when they announced their shock separation but now they...
A Lear for Our Times. ; the Tragedy of a King Who Is on the Brink of Senility Is More Pertinent Now Than Ever, Says Actor Playing the Classic Role
MICHAEL Pennington has played just about every leading male role there is to play in Shakespeare, but never before tackled the role of King Lear in the UK. He has played it in New York - in which he was the soul British element - but the new touring...
And the Fun Doesn't Stop There
EAST LANCASHIRE RAILWAY IT'S time to get in the mood as the Chattanooga Choo Choo steams into the East Lancashire Railway this spring bank holiday weekend for the annual 1940s weekend.The award-winning event makes a triumphant return on 28 - 30 May, and...
A Sensationally Straight Smile for Summer 2016! ; KISSDENTAL ARE OFFERING AN AMAZING 15 PER CENT OFF ALL STRAIGHTENING TREATMENTS, BUT HURRY - OFFER ENDS MAY 31!
SUMMER is officially here and though we're still waiting for the sun to become a permanent fixture, you don't need to wait to get the perfect summer smile.The dental professionals at Kissdental have an incredible offer on at the moment. How would you...
Being Left on the Sidelines at United Left Me Feeling So Low - Depay
MEMPHIS Depay has admitted that his spell on the sidelines under Louis van Gaal at United left him 'p****d off'.In a candid video post on his social media pages, the 22-year- old Netherlands international reflected on a difficult season in which he managed...
Benedetti Is Back ; Nicola in Return to City to Round off Camerata Season
VIOLINIST Nicola Benedetti is back with Manchester Camerata on June 3, for their end-of-season concert at the Bridgewater Hall.Their next season's plans show them playing at other Manchester venues for all events except the traditional New Year's Eve...
Boss Superfan Left Dancing in Dark as Jams Scupper Gig
A Bruce Springsteen superfan missed out on seeing his idol perform for the 150th time following traffic chaos in Manchester city centre.Andrew McMenemy, 52, began his journey to the Etihad Stadium from his home in Gravesend, Kent, at 11am on Wednesday.But...
Boy, Four, Crushed in Freak Airport Accident ; Bosses Confirm Investigation Is Now Underway at Terminal One
A young boy remains in hospital after a hoarding collapsed and fell on top of him in Manchester Airport . Emergency services were called to a shopping area in Terminal One, before passport control, at 7.50am yesterday.An eye-witness said they heard a...
Brothers Who Mocked Judge Must Stay in Jail
DRUG-PEDDLING brothers who were jailed after mocking the judge who showed them mercy have lost appeals against their prison sentences.Daniel Sledden, 27, posted 'disgraceful' comments on Facebook about Judge Beverley Lunt within minutes of her deciding...
City Becomes a Battleground in Gory Video Game ; PLAYERS WILL BE FIGHTING EACH OTHER AGAINST BACKDROP OF MANCHESTER LANDMARKS
MANCHESTER'S most famous landmarks will star in a futuristic video game as the backdrop to a futuristic battle to save the world.Gory action game Beyond Flesh and Blood will see players fighting hordes of scavengers and enemies at Deansgate, Beetham...
City Heads off to the Seaside. ; Manchester Musos Will Have a Mini Holiday in Wales with Their Bands
Festival No.6 When: September 1-4 This is another festival not exactly on our patch, but anyone who's been to Festival No.6 - over in the unique Welsh village of Portmeirion - will tell you there's a running joke that for four days this is Manchester...
Citylife /Arts
ARTSNOTES Classical / RNCM Symphony Chorus In a concert designed to provide soothing sanctuary from the horrors of rush hour (it starts at 5pm and lasts for 45 minutes), the RNCM Symphony Chorus will perform Dvorak's beautiful Mass in D major scored...
CITYLIFE /Film ; FILMNOTES
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (PG) ... IN this sequel, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) has successfully buckled her swash as captain of her father's ship, The Wonder, but when she returns to dry land, the plucky heroine learns that her mother (Lindsay Duncan)...
CITYLIFE /the Weekend
SATURDAYNOTES Last chance to see / Tom: A Story of Tom Jones This theatrical exploration of the life of Welsh singing sensation Tom Jones took us a bit by surprise, but young Tom certainly lived a story straight out of the movies. He went from working...
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Council Boss Heralds 'New Political Era'
STOCKPORT'S new Labour council leader has vowed to put and end to 'silly political games' after taking charge at the town hall.Alex Ganotis hailed a 'new political era' as his party became the biggest in the chamber for nearly two decades.Although the...
DELICIOUS DECEPTION ; Whit Stillman.'S RE-INVENTION OF A JANE AUSTIN NOVELLA IS A WINNERLOVE & FRIENDSHIP.... STARRING: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Justin Edwards, Emma Greenwell, James Fleet, Jemma Redgrave, Morfydd Clark, Tom Bennett, Lochlann O'Mearain, Stephen Fry. DIRECTOR: Whit Stillman
BOSOMS heave, corsets strain and venomous one-liners land with marksman-like precision in Whit Stillman's delicious period romantic comedy, based on Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan. The acclaimed New Yorkborn writer-director polishes a very British...
Drug Dealer Has Time to Reflect on Crimes in Jail
THIS is the collection of luxury watches belonging to a convicted drug dealer - who has been sent back to prison for money laundering.Elliot Hartwell was sentenced to ten years in 2010 for being a highranking member of a Stockportbased drug gang.He was...
Food and Drink Festival 2016 Line-Up Revealed
NOW in its 19th year, the Manchester Food and Drink Festival will return for 12 days of eating, drinking and showcasing top talent from the city and beyond in 2016.The event takes place from September 29 to October 9 and will feature a new and improved...
Ford Bids to Be Back as King of the Road
THOSE of you, like me, who were behind the wheel a couple of decades ago will remember that Mondeos, and previously Sierras, ruled the road - while Mercs, BMW's and Audis were a much less common sight.These days it is the other way around as 3-series,...
Former Reds Coach Hoek's Regret in Wake of Departure
FORMER United goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek has echoed Louis van Gaal by expressing his disappointment they could not complete their 'three-year plan' at the club.Van Gaal and his United Dutch coaching staff have all departed following their failure to...
FRIENDS REUNITED! ; IBRA SET TO BE JOSE'S FIRST REDS' SIGNING [City Region]
ZLATAN Ibrahimovic is poised to join Jose Mourinho's United revolution.The former Chelsea manager is set to be confirmed as the successor to the sacked Louis van Gaal today.And Ibrahimovic, 34, could be his first signing.Asked at a press conference in...
Get in the Swing of It ; Retro Electro Goes Big for Emma
RARELY is a clubnight name more semantically apposite than Prohibition, the electro swing session that celebrates its third birthday on Saturday, June 4, at the Zombie Shack. Bringing back the swing sound of the 1920s with a modern twist, it will operate...
Get Set for Event-Full Summer. ; Children Come First at Geronimo This Weekend
FESTIVAL season is here, and we're being treated to more events than ever across Greater Manchester. The calendar is so busy, in fact, that we thought we'd put together a round up of the must see- must do festivals in the months ahead across the region.There's...
GUY LEADS SOUNDS IN OUR CITY ; Elbow Singer Headlines This Year's Festival in Heart of Manchester
Sounds Of The City, Castlefield When: July 1-8 Elbow frontman Guy Garvey and the Hacienda Classical project headline Sounds Of The City (previously Summer In The City) shows at Castlefield Bowl. Not strictly speaking a festival, it still feels that way...
Help Us to Give Tragic Collette a Fitting Send-Off ; FAMILY ORGANISE FUNDRAISERS TO PAY FOR 35-YEAR-OLD'S FUNERAL
THE family of a woman who tragically died aged just 35 are trying to raise money to give her the send-off she deserves.Collette McCartney, of Oldham, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in January 2015. She endured 12 months of gruelling treatment including...
Jose Can Bring the Good Times Back, Says Rio ; UNITED SPECIAL
RIO Ferdinand has outlined what he wants to see from new United manager Jose Mourinho.The former Chelsea boss is expected to be formally confirmed as successor to the sacked Louis van Gaal today.That didn't stop former Reds defender Ferdinand offering...
Jose Draws Up His Old Trafford Shopping List
JOSE Mourinho wants to sign at least four players during his first summer transfer window in charge of United and, judging by his research, has observed their performances carefully in recent months.Mourinho informed United two months ago there are four...
Jose Steps into Theatre of Dreams. ; 'Wherever He Went He Has Won. If You Want to Win, You Bring in Mourinho'
JOSE Mourinho is set to be formally announced as the new United manager today after finally agreeing a deal with the Reds yesterday.Mourinho will succeed Louis van Gaal, who was sacked on Monday.Talks in London between Mourinho's agent, Jorge Mendes,...
Jury out in Ex-Pc's Trial for Exposure
AJURY has gone out to consider its verdict in the trial of a former GMP police officer accused of indecent exposure.Former officer Kevin Dwyer, 41, faces one charge of exposure following an encounter with a woman as she walked home alone from a night...
Lynn Is True to Dive Bar Roots
FOR most musicians, performing to an audience consisting of two unsavoury-looking blokes and a barmaid would probably not be considered a riproaring success.Unless, however, that musician happens to be Nashville songstress Lera Lynn - and those audience...
Make Outlets Sell Healthy Fast Food ; VIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK
I READ with interest Jennifer Williams' article regarding the council's plans to curb the number of fast-food outlets in Manchester (M.E.N., May 25).I applaud the council, but I would like to suggest two other options: 1. Introduce a bye-law insisting...
Manc Bands Are Called to Kendal ; BLOSSOMS AND THE CHARLATANS IN LOCAL LINE-UP FOR LAKES PARTY
Kendal Calling, Lake District When: July 28-31 About a quarter of Kendal Calling's crowd comes from Manchester, so even though this beautiful family-friendly festival is up in Cumbria we reckon it's still one we should be highlighting to any Mancunian...
Motor Mouth from the South
ACCENTS: if there's one thing comedian Rob Beckett has made the most of it's his loud south London voice. Broad and big - seriously, he's a man who knows how to project - Rob's voice is unmistakable. But so too is his comic style; an observant storytelling,...
MUSICAL THAT REIGNS ; Musicians Take to Stage in Toe-Tapping Show
CLASSIC comic musical movie Singin' In The Rain is getting a dazzling makeover at Bolton Octagon in a production that puts the musicians on stage. Opening on June 3, and co-produced with Newcastle-underLyme's New Vic Theatre and the Salisbury Playhouse, the...
NOW We Don't Normally Review Vans in MEN
NOW we don't normally review vans in MEN Motors but this week is an exception as I have spent a good chunk of my life behind the wheel of a Citroen Berlingo thanks to 'Her Indoors' - a.k.a The Cake Queen. In that latter role her business has run Berlingos...
Pep Gets Set for His Window of Opportunity ; CITY SPECIAL
PEP Guardiola is poised to make his first signing as City manager, with Ilkay Gundogan nearing a Pounds 17.8m move.The Borussia Dortmund midfielder was one of the first players targeted by Guardiola after it was confirmed he would take over at the Etihad...
Police Methods Put 10,000 Missing Kids in Danger - MP
A GREATER Manchester MP has called for a 'dangerous' police recording system that puts 10,000 missing children at risk of sexual exploitation every YEAR to be scrapped.Stockport's Ann Coffey launched a Parliamentary inquiry after government inspectors...
Punters to Put Their Money on Mourinho Title Charge
FORGET about taking a time out, the big guns are already looking to next season with silverware in their sights.City, United, Chelsea and Arsenal have started jockeying for position with them all in a bigger hurry than usual to strengthen and get star...
Pupils Brush Up on Dental Health
IN a region where hundreds of children face waiting up to a YEAR to have teeth removed, a Salford school has been giving lessons in tooth care.Pupils at Peel Hall Community Primary in Little Hulton are among 3,000 schools, in areas worst affected by...
Rashford Fairytale Is Set for a New Chapter
MARCUS Rashford's introduction to the big stage at United was one to rival the columns of Melchester Rovers.Thrust in after a last-minute injury to the star striker, his brace helped the Reds avoid embarrassment at Old Trafford and another two goals...
Salford out to Right Wakefield Wrong, Warns Coach Watson
IAN Watson says the mood is high within the Salford camp ahead of the visit of Wakefield tonight, though the Red Devils will have to do without star winger Justin Carney.The 'tank on the flank' was charged with a dangerous throw for his tackle on Chris...
Soldier Knifed His Ex 23 Times in Frenzied Attack ; He Lay in Wait for Nurse after Breaking into Her Home
THIS is the soldier found guilty of murder after repeatedly stabbing his former girlfriend in a frenzied attack.Josphat Mutekedza 'lay in wait' for nurse Miriam Nyazema, 37, after breaking into her home in Shawclough Way, Rochdale, in July last year.When...
Special One Is Set to Bring in His Trusted Lieutenants as He Gets Set for Life at Old Trafford
JOSE Mourinho is set to be joined at United by the core of his backroom staff who have followed the Portuguese coach from job to job for the last 14 years.The 53-year-old will be named as Louis van Gaal successor this week. And when the official announcement...
Sprinkler System 'Could Have Saved Tragic Fire Couple' ; Coroner's Plea after Pair Killed in Blaze Started by Cigarette
A CORONER has issued a sprinkler system plea after a couple tragically died in a house fire sparked by a fallen cigarette.Ben Jubbs, 37, and Karen Green, 39, were found at their second- floor flat in Blackley, north Manchester, after celebrating the...
'Super Colleges' Plan in Bid to Cope with Cuts ; INSTITUTIONS ACROSS REGION COULD FORM 'CLUSTERS' IN EDUCATION SHAKE- UP
A STRING of 'super colleges' could be set up across Greater Manchester in a bid to safeguard the future of existing institutions - and ensure they provide the right courses.Council chiefs have led a major review of college provision across the conurbation...
The Prince of Comedy ; PICK OF THE DAY THE WINDSORS Channel 4, 10pm
STICKING the boot firmly in to the royal family, this outrageous (and rather brave) comedy soap opera continues apace. And this time, Wills wants to abolish the monarchy."You've ruined everything!" shouts Prince Charles, once 'David Cameron' calls for...
Tributes to Bike Couple after Tragic Road Smash ; 'SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COUPLE WHO WILL BE SADLY MISSED BUT NEVER PARTED'
TRIBUTES have been paid to a couple from Manchester who died after a motorbike smash in Derbyshire.Roy Williams and Diane Jones had been travelling along the A6 in the High Peak when the accident happened.Roy, 48, who was driving the bike, was pronounced...
Vegans Can't Keep This Place Secret
WHILE locals have known about Ramsbottom's thriving food and drink scene for years, it was brought to the fore when a certain food fan paid a visit. Levanter Fine Foods received a glowing review from The Guardian's restaurant critic Jay Rayner, who went...
Very Best of the West
Folk Vibes: An uber-cool family-friendly cafe by day, Folk transforms seamlessley into a cosy drinking den by night. The laid-back bar is an established favourite due to its eclectic range of beers, plush 70s inspired decor and regular DJs. What they...
We'd Be Lost without Them ; from Satnav to the iPad, There Are Some Inventions We Never Knew We Wanted. but Can't Imagine Not Having
THERE'S an old adage which says: "you don't know what you've got till it's gone."But, consider another one: "you don't know what you need until some bright spark goes off and invents it!" Just think back to the zip; before this little item came along...
We've Saved Pig's Bacon, Say Vegans
A feral pig has been saved by a Manchester vegan group after they say farmers threatened to shoot him.The lively animal, now called Leo, had been roaming the streets and living off rubbish after he was set free by a farmer who no longer wanted him.Locals...
Zimmer and Marr to Marry Up ; WELCOME TO THE WEEKENDWHAT NOT TO MISS OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS BY SARAH WALTERS 0161 211 2496 Sarah.Walters@citylife.Co.UK @SARAHCITYLIFE
THERE'S only one gig in Manchester this weekend that brings together a globally celebrated soundtrack composer with bona fide Manc music royalty - and that's the pairing of Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr at Manchester Arena on Sunday.Recently, the pair...
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