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Articles from June 16, 2016

A Brave New World Dawned in 1970s Salford ; NEAL KEELINGlooks at the Rise of Salford through the Seventies
WO elderly ladies sitting on a bench in 1973, below.TBehind them - opened officially 12 months earlier - was Salford Shopping Centre, better known by locals as Salford Precinct.It was the flagship of the council's regeneration of Pendleton at the start...
A Day in the Life of a Student Nurse. ; AN ACCOUNT FROM A STUDENT NURSE WHO REVEALS WHAT LIFE IS LIKE IN THE FINAL YEAR OF HER TRAINING TO BECOME A REGISTERED NURSE
ALL of my life I've wanted to be a nurse, caring for people in their hour of need and helping people through good times and bad.Three years ago I took the first step on my journey to fulfilling my dream and enrolled on a nursing degree course and am...
Aggressive Beggars Face Bans
TRANSPORT bosses say people found repeatedly begging at Manchester Piccadilly station will be banned.British Transport Police (BTP) say anyone caught 'begging or loitering' at the transport hub will be removed and repeat offenders will be barred. If...
Brutal Attack on Pregnant Woman and Her Partner ; Thugs Threatened Woman with Hammer While Stabbing Her Partner in Legs
TWO callous thugs tied up a pregnant woman and stabbed her partner repeatedly after storming into their home.Nikki Darroch and Anthony Tench have now spoken about their ordeal in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity.The couple were attacked...
Can You Really Eat a Burger, Knowing How It Got to Your Plate? ; Sir Paul McCartney's Daughter Mary Talks to LISA SALMON about Why She Champions a Meat-Free Lifestyle, and Her Pride in Her Mum and the Pioneering Veggie Food Range She Created 25 Years Ago
MARY McCARTNEY has plenty to be proud of. There's her acclaimed photographic career and popular cookbooks, her former Beatle legend dad, and her four sons.But if all that wasn't enough, Sir Paul McCartney's daughter is also proud to be vegetarian - and...
Cash Is King ; Today's TV with Sara WallisPICK OF THE DAY THE NEW GYPSY KINGS BBC2, 9pm
FLASH with the cash is a bit of an understatement when it comes to those involved in a controversial new Gypsy music craze.Manele has been described as the Gypsy version of gangster rap - glorifying fast cars and money.The music videos show people throwing...
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Crolla Doesn't Want to Fight Me, Says Flanagan
WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan believes that Manchester rival Anthony Crolla is worried about fighting him.Ancoats boxer Flanagan returns to the ring on July 9 when he defends his world title against Mzonke Fana on the undercard of Tyson Fury's...
'Dabchick' Makes Appearance
IN spring and summer my colleagues suggest that I am out and about a lot more than in autumn and winter.I am actually out of the office quite a lot in the colder months but wrapped up nicely in my trendy Lancashire Wildlife Trust fleece.It is well worth...
Demolition Derby at Old Trafford Can Help Guardiola Light Blue Touch Paper on City Reign
A bAptisM of firE There's widespread belief that the biggest challenge facing Pep Guardiola at City is the intensity of English football.It's become something of a cliche but there really are no easy games in the Premier League, particularly now with...
Derelict Mill Destroyed by 'Inferno' ; More Than Half of the Building Has Now Collapsed
AN inferno which took hold of a derelict mill in Oldham has destroyed half of the building.Crews spent a second day in the village of Delph, Saddleworth, to dampen down the burning remains.Smoke was still rising from inside the ghostly shell of Bailey Mill...
Duo in Running to Become Country's Sexiest Vegans ; New Competition Hoping to End Myth That Non-Meat and Non-Dairy Eaters Are Dull
TWO hopefuls from Manchester are fighting it out to be named Britain's sexiest vegan.The new contest has been launched to track down the the nation's most stunning people embracing a meat and animal product-free diet.Ballet dancer Jak Elmore, 24, and...
Family Light Way in Memory of Tragic Darcy ; STREET LIGHTS WILL NOW BE INSTALLED OUTSIDE GOLF CLUB WHERE NURSE, 22, HAD FATAL ACCIDENT
THE family of a young nurse from Oldham who died after being hit by a car in Australia have won their battle to have lights installed on the 'dark and dangerous' road where she was killed.Darcy-Jaine Hopwood was struck by the vehicle as she left her friend's...
GMP Up Patrols in City after Orlando Massacre ; OFFICERS TO REVIEW HOW THEY POLICE PRIDE FOLLOWING ATTACK ON LGBT COMMUNITY IN USA
POLICE have stepped up patrols in Manchester following the massacre in a gay nightclub in Florida.GMP's senior officers say there is 'no specific threat' in the city, but they have also vowed to review the way the force polices major gay events like...
Greek Is the Word ; This Delicious Moussaka Is a Balanced Meal in One
Everyone knows how important it is to eat a balanced diet, and to make sure your children do too. But with busy modern lives, and often conflicting advice about healthy eating, it can be difficult to know what to serve up.As part of our brilliant Grow...
Hostage Survivor Sarah Left in 'Zombie-Like' State ; THE DIARY
ARAH Platt ends up in a 'zombie-like psychotic state' after being held hostage by heroin addict Lee Mayhew on Coronation Street.SMother-of-two Sarah suffers a breakdown after a terrifying attack triggers memories of the violence she suffered at the hands of...
Houses and Church Hall Targeted in 'Arson' Spree ; Pounds 250,000 Worth of Damage Caused by Two Separate Fires on Same Night
A NEW housing estate and a church hall were attacked in a suspected arson spree.Detectives are investigating after homes under construction on the site of the former Patricroft Royal Ordnance Factory on Green Lane, Eccles, were torched causing Pounds...
Housewives Set for New TV Series ; THE DIARY
GOOD news for fans of The Real Housewives of Cheshire because there isn't too long to wait for a new series.It looks like the feisty Cheshire ladies will soon be back on our screens after bowing out with a dramatic reunion episode on Monday night - which...
How the City Rose Again
PROPERTY consultant JLL has created an interactive board charting the key property developments throughout Manchester since the 1996 IRA attack. The firm has stated that while the city's office market was already starting to experience a mini-boom in...
Hundreds of Pupils Miss out on Place at Their Chosen School
HUNDREDS of school kids missed out on a place at ALL of their secondary school choices in Manchester and Salford.Parents are asked to list six schools in order of preference when applying for their child's place.Yet hundreds of parents have been left...
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Name of Company: Philip James Manchester How long have you been trading: 16 years What other services do you offer: We offer a comprehensive service for buyers and sellers, tenants and landlords looking for property sales and rentals, including mortgage...
Jose Needs Another Fast Start ; Mourinho out to Emulate His Chelsea Example
WHEN Jose Mourinho stormed onto the Premier League scene in 2004 he eventually forced Sir Alex Ferguson to rip up his season's planning.At United, Fergie's mantra had always been to be there or thereabouts come the New Year.He wasn't averse to a slowish...
Lancashire Slammed by Angry Giles after Roses Humiliation
FORGET the Stone Roses, this was the stunned Roses!Lancashire were simply humiliated by Yorkshire yesterday. The 242- run Royal London Cup defeat at Emirates Old Trafford is the club's biggest in their proud history in List A cricket. The win is Yorkshire's...
MAG Refinances Bank Facilities to Aid Growth
MANCHESTER Airports Group (MAG) has refinanced its existing five year revolving credit facility and term loans and secured new credit facilities; a new Pounds 500m revolving credit facility and a Pounds 60m liquidity facility.The airport group's existing...
Manchester's Most Manic Wake-Up Call ; THE RAVES HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN NEW YORK, BARCELONA AND PARIS
AFTER a successful first event earlier this month, Morning Gloryville - the morning sober rave hosts - returns for round two.Expect free massages, free hugs, and free yoga at the second instalment of Manchester's most manic wake-up call.Ravers are invited...
#Me&myjob ; Mathew Capper Is Utilities Coordinator at Story Homes
What made you want to get into this line of work? In 2009, I completed an engineering degree and started in the utility construction industry at a utility consultancy. I worked as a project manager there for several years, where I really got to build up...
Moment Driver Smashes into Shop and Hits Boy ; 79-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ADMITS FAILING TO PROVIDE A SAMPLE OF BREATH AFTER CRASH
A MUM has told how she thought her son had been killed by a 79- yearold 'drunk' driver who ploughed a car through a shop window - sweeping the six-year-old away as he picked out sweets.The horrifying impact was captured on CCTV footage released after driver...
Mortgage Lending Falls as Stamp Duty Hiked for Buy-to-Let Investors
MORTGAGE lending fell back by nearly a third in April as a stamp duty hike for buy-to-let investors came into force, lenders have reported.e Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) estimates that gross mortgage lending reached Pounds 18.5 billion in April....
Move Now, First-Time Buyers Told ; NOW MAY BE A GOOD TIME FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS TO MAKE THEIR MOVE - BUT WILL THE 'BANK OF MUM AND DAD' BE FOOTING THE BILL? VICKY SHAW INVESTIGATES THE STATE OF THE MARKET
IRST-TIME buyers may get a much-needed window of opportunity in the coming months.FWith a stamp duty hike having recently been imposed on buy-to- let investors, people trying to get onto the property ladder could nd they have less competition from those...
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cleaver attack victim still serious A man remains in a serious condition in hospital after being chased in a car by a group of men and slashed with a meat cleaver. Police continue to investigate after witnesses reported a red Volkswagen Golf crashing...
Nurse Tells of Battle to Save Stroke Victim at 35,000ft
A NURSE has told how she battled to save a passenger who suffered a stroke at 35,000ft.Mental health nurse Helen Turner, 27, feared the sick stranger might not make it through the four-hour flight from Cyprus to Manchester after he fell seriously ill.When...
Pep Braced for a Rude Awakening ; Guardiola to Be Thrown into Premier Maelstrom
THE release of the Premier League fixture list will be a stark reminder to Pep Guardiola that he needs his squad fully stacked from the first whistle.Guardiola is used to a more sedate pace in his time at Bayern Munich and Barcelona, but he will be hurled...
Police Armed with Machine Guns Swoop on Suspected Robbery Gang
POLICE armed with machine guns and Tasers swooped on a gang of robbery suspects in broad daylight.Officers kitted out with the weapons - which also included handguns - stopped a stolen red Land Rover on Platt Lane in Fallowfield just before midday yesterday.The...
Pounds 10k Raised to Bring Home Tragic Groom ; DAD OF THREE DIED HOURS INTO HIS STAG DO
THE FAMILY of a groom who died on his stag do have almost reached their Pounds 10,000 target to bring his body home - thanks to the stunning generosity of M.E.N. readers.Shaun Ennis, 31, had only just landed with pals and family in Magaluf when he suddently...
Prestfield Court: An Affordable Option for First-Time Buyers
BERKSHIRE Homes are proud to present Prestfield Court, a brand new selection of 34 spacious two bedroom homes in Whitefield, which are quickly being snapped up.Located just a five minute walk from Besses o' th' Barn tram station, prices start from just...
Reasons to Be Cheerful for Reds as Fixture Computer Works out in Favour of New Manager
MOURINHO HAS GOT A NICE START.....Jose Mourinho will fancy his chances of getting off to a fast start.Bournemouth away, Southampton at home and newly-promoted Hull away in August are all winnable games and Mourinho will hope to start September with nine...
Restaurant Targeted by Burglars ; This Is the Third Break-In Suffered by Greek Eatery Owners in Four Weeks
POLICE are scouring CCTV footage after a burglary at a restaurant.Security film shows a man appearing to prise open the gate at the back of the Parthenon Taverna, on Church Street in Heywood.A second person is then seen walking into the back yard of...
Revalidation: Dispelling the Myths ; THE INTRODUCTION OF REVALIDATION EARLIER THIS YEAR IS THE BIGGEST CHANGE TO THE REGULATION OF NURSES AND MIDWIVES IN THE NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL'S HISTORY. HERE WE TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS SURROUNDING THE NEW SCHEME
Introduced in April this year, revalidation is a brand new process, which means that the UK's 692,000 nurses and midwives now have to demonstrate on a regular basis that they are able to deliver care in a safe, effective and professional way.This handy...
Road Rage Thug Left Victim 'For Dead' on Street
A ROAD RAGE thug battered a man unconscious and left him lying in the middle of the road after a crash he caused with his own bad driving.Trevor Daley left Asif Khan, 36, 'for dead' and drove off, a court heard.Daley, 25, of Steeple Close, Cheetwood,...
Roses in Home Win
THOUSANDS of noisy fans greeted Manchester band The Stone Roses back home for the triumphant first night of four huge shows at the Etihad Stadium.It wasn't quite full but 60,000 people bought tickets for the opening gig, filling the pitch and most of...
Six Reasons We Need to Remain in the EU ; EU Membership Affects Every Area of Our Lives, Whether We like It or Not - from Counter-Terrorism Work to the Price of a Loaf of Bread. Here, We Run Down the Key Issues, Arguing That Staying in Will Serve Greater Manchester Better
IMMIGRATION This is a major reason, perhaps THE major reason, so many people are considering Brexit - and it is an argument the 'remain' side have arguably not been great at tackling head on.There's no getting away from the fact: we have seen an influx...
Tournament to Honour Headteacher ; Veteran Teacher Had Taught Thousands of Students over 30 Years
SCHOOLCHILDREN will honour a 'hero' headteacher who died suddenly with a memorial games tournament.Guy Hutchence, who had served in Manchester schools for more than 30 years, died after falling critically ill in January.The veteran teacher had taught...
Trams Halted for a MONTH! ; ECCLES LINE TO CLOSE AND SERVICES THROUGH ST PETER'S SQUARE SUSPENDED
TRAMS are to be stopped on both the Eccles line and through St Peter's Square for more than a MONTH.Eccles line services will be halted for several weeks from late June, while St Peter's Square will be a no-go zone for even longer.From June 26, services...
United We Stand ... Divided We Fall ; M.E.N. Comment: Why We Back Staying in the Eu
A WEEK from today Britain makes the biggest decision it has faced for generations.Whether we leave or stay in Europe will define the future direction of our country, economy, security and our place on the world stage.The Manchester Evening News believes...
University in Push to Bring Graphene to Marketplace ; New Company Will Be Headquartered in the Innovation Centre
THE University of Manchester has launched a new company to develop and commercialise products based on its graphene technology.Graphene Enabled Systems, headquartered in the university's Innovation Centre on Grafton Street, is wholly owned by the university...
We'll Do Our Talking out on the Pitch, Says Hodgson
ROY Hodgson says England's Euro 2016 meeting with Wales today is a clash "between brothers", despite Gareth Bale's pre-match comments hinting at a family feud.While Bale has twice claimed that England cannot match his side for passion, as well as claiming...
What Time Do You Clock off? ; NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT US BRITS ARE WORKING AN EXTRA 38 DAYS, UNPAID, EACH YEAR ON TOP OF CONTRACTED HOURS
BRITISH employees work an average of 38 working days above their paid contract every year, according to a new study.Researchers found workers actually graft for an incredible extra 305 hours and 30 minutes each year - often unpaid and unappreciated.The...
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