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Articles from June 7, 2016

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OUTDOORS / FLETCHER MOSS BOTANICAL GARDENS A sprawling green space stretching from the River Mersey to Stenner Woods, Fletcher Moss is the perfect place to make the most of the warm weather. The gardens were gifted to the council in 1915 by Alderman...
Amazing Albert, 95, Is Always on the Go ; Pensioner Who Spends All His Time Doing Chores and Helping Other People Becomes a Hit on Facebook
MEET Albert, the man who, at 95 years old, probably puts most of us to shame.Whether it's cooking, cleaning or DIY, the caring pensioner from Tameside never stops.And now the story of his endless good deeds has gone viral after his window cleaner posted...
Belle Vue Star Stead Joins Fans Forum Panel Ahead of Key Final
SIMON Stead says he is excited to be on the panel for the first ever British Final fans forum at Belle Vue's National Speedway Stadium tomorrow night.Sheffield star Stead will appear alongside Richie Worrall at the special event in the Peter Craven Memorial...
Boss Back on Familiar Ground
PEP Guardiola will be kick-starting his City reign at the Allianz Arena.The new Blues boss will be taking the team back to his old stomping ground for a friendly against Bayern Munich.The match will kick-off on the evening of July 20, with tickets on...
Bravery Award for Hero Who Stopped Tragedy on Bridge
A DAD who risked his life to stop a young woman plunging from a motorway bridge has been commended for his bravery.Lee Paul was handed the top award by Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins following the incident, which happened on Bonfire...
Burglars Torch Family's Home
A FAMILY returned from a weekend break to find that burglars had set fire to their house.Martyn Standage, 60, was away with his wife and daughter when he got a call from a neighbour to say their detached bungalow was ablaze.The fire in the early hours...
City Chairman on Pep's Blueprint for Bright Future
CITY chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has given his end-of-season address to fans.The first part of his annual interview with City TV has been released, and we've heard his views on Manuel Pellegrini and the past few years at the club - as well as what he...
Doctor's in a Spin ; PICK OF THE DAY HOLBY CITY BBC1, 8pm
HOSPITAL dramas are prone to making us feel a bit weepy, but prepare for a particularly gruelling episode as cancer-stricken Arthur Digby makes an exit from the medical soap.After finally being discharged from Darwin, Dr Digby, played by Rob Ostlere,...
Doctors 'Not to Blame' for Baby's Death ; Parents Sent Home with Premature Child
A PREMATURE baby died just hours after being sent home from hospital... but doctors were not to blame for his death, an inquest heard.Tiny Maximus Hempsall was born early at 29 weeks on September 1, 2015, and was cared for at the neonatal unit at Wythenshawe Hospital.Maximus...
England's Euro Fighters Arrive on French Soil
ENGLAND'S long wait for Euro 2016 is nearly over after Roy Hodgson's men arrived on French soil feeling relaxed and excited ahead of Saturday's opener against Russia.The Three Lions became the first side to qualify for the tournament back in September,...
Families 'Left Stranded by Trams Chaos' ; TRANSPORT 'NO-SHOW' AFTER BIG EVENTS
FAMILIES claim they were left stranded in the city centre after Metrolink services and replacement buses failed to show up.There was a double whammy of events in Manchester on Sunday evening with Coldplay performing at the Etihad and the annual Soccer Aid...
Fire Hydrant Vandals Could Land in Hot Water
WATER engineers have been forced to request police escorts following a spate of fire hydrants being set off in soaring temperatures.And utilities bosses are warning they will take legal action after nine hydrants were illegally activated in Manchester...
Geoff Hurst's 1966 Shirt Set to Fetch Pounds 500k
Geoff Hurst scores one of his three goals in the 1966 World Cup final THE football shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst in the 1966 World Cup final is expected to fetch up to half-a-million pounds at auction.Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Sir Geoff became the first...
Germany's 'Metronome' Bastian Returns to Action
BASTIAN Schweinsteiger played his first competitive match since March as Germany beat Hungary.The United midfielder played the final 25 minutes of the 2-0 friendly win after missing the final two months of the Reds 2015/16 campaign with a knee injury."To...
Hat-Trick with Three Keepers ; Letters, Comments and Emails
P HUBERT'S quite correct ('I remember striker too,' Viewpoints, June 3) in saying that David Herd never scored a hat-trick for Manchester United against Leicester City, although he did score two goals against them a couple of times in League matches,...
Here's Something We Can All Drink To
NOW here's a great excuse to have a pint.Buy a pint of Ten Boroughs - named after the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester - and 10p will be donated to Forever Manchester. For every can, 25p will be donated to the charity.The beer came about when charity...
I Used My Dad's Disabled Parking Badge So I Could Get to My Exam in Time ; Father Could Lose Permit after Student Is Caught by Warden and Fined Pounds 150
A STUDENT used his father's blue badge to park in a disabled bay so he could to get to an exam in time.Soroush Emani, 19, parked illegally on Sidney Street, near Manchester Metropolitan University. He was spotted placing a disabled parking badge on the...
Jose Branded 'Bad Employee' at Tribunal Hearing
NEW United manager Jose Mourinho has been labelled a 'bad employee' at an employment tribunal.The then Chelsea boss suggested Eva Carneiro should work with Chelsea Ladies after she ran on to the pitch during a game with Swansea, the former first-team...
Jose to Run Rule over Loanees as He Looks over Squad
NEW United manager Jose Mourinho will get a first look at his squad when pre-season training starts at Carrington next month ahead of the summer tour of China.A number of his players will still be on holiday, depending on how far they get in the European...
Lancs Are Banking on Six Appeal Once Again ; RED ROSE ALREADY SCENT TRIP TO LORD'S IN WAKE OF ROYAL LONDON WIN OVER WARWICKS
WHEN the year ends in 6, Lancashire get to a Lord's final - something not lost on Stephen Parry.In 1976 they lost to Northamptonshire in the Gillete Cup, 10 years later they lost in the NatWest Trophy by seven wickets to Sussex.They returned twice in...
MEDIACITYUK Set to Double in Next 10 Years ; Up to Ten New Buildings Are Envisaged with a Development Value of More Than Pounds 1bn
MEDIACITYUK is set to double in size over the next decade under ambitious plans submitted to Salford City Council.Up to ten new buildings are envisaged with a development value of more than Pounds 1bn.Key features of phase two of MediaCityUK include...
Mental Health Trust at Centre of Suicide Row Is Rated 'Good'
A MENTAL health trust which was slammed by a grieving family over the death of a Salford man has now been rated 'good' by inspectors.Craig Creedon, 31, was discharged from the Meadowbrook Unit in Salford on December 5, last year, after he was rescued...
Michelle Has Got Her Sparkle Back ; THE DIARY
MICHELLE Keegan stepped out to support her man at Soccer Aid 2016 - wearing her wedding ring.Over the weekend, the former Coronation Street beauty shut down speculation over why she had been seen without her sparkler at former co-star Ryan Thomas' leaving...
Mourinho Busy Putting His Red House in Order
JOSE Mourinho has already put his stamp on United just ten days into his new job.Not in terms of vast changes to the playing squad. That will come later in the summer when it becomes clearer who wants to stay, who wants to go, who is keen to join and...
Pep Must Meet Great Expectations at City ; Writers' Panel
MANUEL Pellegrini's tenure at City grew stale when the board outgrew their own ambitions.The Engineer was appointed in the summer of 2013 as chief executive Ferran Soriano spelled out the aim of five trophies in five years.While that was a record the...
Police Warning over Fake Letterbox Scam ; IDENTITY THIEVES GLUE BOXES ONTO HOUSES IN BID TO GET PERSONAL DETAILS
IDENTITY thieves are thought to be harvesting bank details... by sticking fake letterboxes outside people's houses.Several residents in Chorlton have reported new boxes mysteriously appearing glued to doorways and porches - with no idea how they got...
Popular Boy Fights for Life after Canal Rescue Drama
FRIENDS of a schoolboy who is fighting for his life in hospital after almost drowning are praying for his speedy recovery.The 13-year-old was playing with pals on the banks of the Rochdale Canal on Sunday when he fell in.His young friends desperately...
Prem Stars Add Bite to England's World Title Hopes
ENGLAND Under-20 coach Martin Haag believes the Premiership starlets in his ranks will give the squad the belief they can be top dogs at this month's World Rugby Under-20 Championship, which kicks- off in Manchester today.Captains and coaches from all...
Prestwich Open Up Eight-Point Lead at Top
PRESTWICH CC underlined their GMCL credentials with an impressive 120-run victory over Denton St Lawrence, going eight points clear at the top of the Premier Division.Prior to the weekend, the two were neck and neck at top in first and second place....
Puppy Farmer to Repay Pounds 9k of Pounds 500k Profits
A CALLOUS, designer-clad puppy farmer with six aliases made more than half-a-million pounds selling dogs, some of which were severely ill and dying.Former escort Grace Banks - caught out in part due to her distinctive groomed eyebrows, pouting lips and...
Roughyeds Boss Hails Wounded Warriors in Spite of Batley Defeat
OLDHAM Roughyeds boss Scott Naylor expressed pride at his team's "gutsy" effort away to high-flying Batley, despite being on the wrong end of a 42-18 scoreline.That was the club's fifth successive loss in all competitions, but coming just a week after...
Set to Assemble New Store in Salford
IKEA are close to clinching a deal to open a store next to Salford's rugby ground as the city council revealed it is pumping another Pounds 1m into the running of the stadium.The home furnishings giant is interested in a site on land next to the A J...
Shayne on Song at Cath's Big Day ; THE DIARY
CORONATION Street star Catherine Tyldesley was serenaded on her wedding day by her co-star Shayne Ward.Hunky Shayne, who plays factory boss Aidan Connor, was personally requested by the bride to perform on her big day at Colshaw Hall in Cheshire.The...
Spend, Spend, Spend! ; Pep to Get All Resources He Needs, Says Khaldoon
PEP Guardiola will be given the "necessary resources" to build a title-winning side at City next season, says chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak.The Blues could only finish fourth in Manuel Pellegrini's final season and club bosses expect the Premier League...
Three Arrests after Man Is Shot in Chest
THREE people have been arrested after a man was shot in the chest in a suspected gangland attack.Detectives investigating the incident in Little Hulton on Saturday night have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.A 39-year-old woman...
United Close in on Deal to Sign Bailly
VILLARREAL will not stand in the way of Eric Bailly's proposed move to United.The 22-year-old only left Espanyol in January 2015 but could now be set for a move to Old Trafford.It's been reported United have already agreed a fee of around Pounds 27.6m...
Wales Street Given a Name Change as Fans Cheer on England
DIE-HARD football fans have given their street a patriotic makeover - even changing its name from Wales Street to England Street.Residents in Oldham have unleashed St George's Cross bunting and flags to transform their neighbourhood ahead of Euro 2016.They...
Woman Raided Savings of Stroke-Victim Father
A WOMAN who 'emptied' her father's accounts after he fell seriously ill was caught out by an unpaid care home bill of Pounds 17,000.Staff at The Dell care home, at Sibley Street, Gorton discovered Michael Leahy had just Pounds 3.43 left in his account,...
Women Who Beat Cancer Set to Be Burlesque Stars ; 19-YEAR-OLD WHO LOST A LEG TO DISEASE AND MUM WHO POSTED PICTURES OF SURGERY SCARS ONLINE TO APPEAR IN CHARITY SHOW
A TEENAGER who lost her leg to cancer and a mum-of-two who posted pictures of her surgery scars will put on a saucy show to raise money for charity.Olivia Cork, 19, and Michelle Ross, 31, have been learning the art of burlesque ahead of the event on...
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