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Articles from July 2, 2016

48 Hours Inthecity ; WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
FAMILY RAVE - GMFF / BIG FISH LITTLE FISH This unique event is designed for kids from birth to eight years old plus their responsible adults, and gives them a taste of grown up fun in an utterly child-friendly atmosphere.? Fac251, Sackville Street / greatermanchesterfringe.co.uk...
All or Nothing Now for Lancs Insists Skipper
STEvEN Croft believes Lancashire must win their remaining five group games if they are to qualify for the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast.The defending champions couldn't make it four wins on the trot against Yorkshire as they failed to chase...
Altrincham Bar Has the Golden Touch
ALTRINCHAM has been given the golden touch with new bar Aurous 79.The former Heart and Soul bar on Ashley Road has been completely transformed - and you won't believe it's the same place.Young business partners Gbolahan Adarabioyo and Wayne Welbeck have...
As One Self-Proclaimed Legend Arrives, a True United Legend Is All Set to Depart
RYAN Giggs' 29-year United career is all but over.Giggs, who made a record 963 appearances for the club, had one more year on his contract as assistant manager, but new boss Jose Mourinho is expected to give that role to Rui Faria.The Old Trafford club...
At Just 19 Years of Age, Airline Pilot Luke Is a Real High-Flier
A TEENAGER has become one of the UK's youngest ever airline pilots.Luke Elsworth, 19, was offered a job with easyJet after taking one of the fastest possible routes to becoming qualified.He enrolled in the airline's pilot training programme at CTC Aviation...
Brothers in Arms ; Yesterday Was the 100th Anniversary of the Start of the Battle of the Somme. ELLEN PARTON Looks Back at the Recruitment Drive for 'The Pals Battalions', Who Suffered Huge Losses That Day
ON August 5, 1914, the day following Britain's declaration of war against Germany, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener was appointed as the new Secretary of State for War.He set about creating what was to become the largest volunteer army the country had ever...
Coats of Many Colours ; with Its Long, Bright Days, Summer Is the Perfect Season to Redecorate and Give Your Home's Walls a New Look, Writes JULIA GRAY
AWALL colour you don't like is hard to live with and as there are so many different colours and finishes to choose from, it's important to try a new paint first.It is a good idea to apply a little of a new colour to each wall, so you get the full effect...
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CRUISING COMFORTS ; DANIELLE ROPER Feels like a Star aboard a Luxury Liner
The Celebrity Reflection cruise ship Relax onboard with a great view OU just can't beat that intoxicating feeling of freedom you get in the middle of the ocean.YAll that surrounds you is a vast blue sea and, come nightfall, an equally vast expanse of...
Dessert Rhubarb Cake (Serves 8) 8
INGREDIENTS For the cake layers: 4 organic eggs 125g sugar 150g plain flour 1tsp baking powder Butter, for greasing For the rhubarb compote: 300g rhubarb stalks 150g unrefined cane sugar 1 handful of lemon balm (a plant similar to mint, which can be...
Fascinating Pilgrimage through the Holy Land ; Israel Is a Land of Controversy Both Past and Present but, Says LINDSAY SUTTON, There's Plenty for the Tourist to Enjoy
THE sheer excitement of the young mother just off the plane at Tel Aviv Airport spoke volumes. "I can't believe it," she said to her husband, who was holding their first child. "Our baby is in Israel."It genuinely is the spiritual 'homeland' for Jews,...
Flats Tenants Move In. Six Years after They Were Built
TENANTS have moved into a controversial block of flats - almost six years after the building was first constructed.Residents were shocked when the seven-storey building appeared at the junction of Palatine Road and Church Road, Northenden, in November...
From Glasto to Centre Court
YET again Kate Moss was a no-show at Glastonbury and in her absence I was left feeling deflated by the fashion on display.Most were (call me cynical) probably sponsored by Hunter to wear their transparent raincoats -Lottie Moss and Alexa Chung among...
Get Yourself Steamed Up This Summer
LET'S face it, after the events of the last week - and the utter chaos that has ensued - we could all do with cheering up.And while the value of the pound may have dipped, there's still a way you can get more for your money.Cue the Steam Summer Sale....
Gundogan Faces Wait to See If He's Still an Eight
PEP Guardiola wasted no time in handing Nolito the No.9 shirt - but City are still to confirm what number Ilkay Gundogan will wear next season.The German international completed a move from Borussia Dortmund last month.But while the Blues immediately...
Haven't We Seen Ewe Somewhere before? ; 20 YEARS AGO, DOLLY THE SHEEP BECAME THE WORLD'S FIRST CLONED ANIMAL. MARION MCMULLEN CHECKS OUT THE MENAGERIE OF CATS, DOGS, HORSES, PIGLETS, CALVES AND RATS THAT FOLLOWED
HERE is a special blue plaque celebrating the heroes of biology who cloned Dolly the sheep 20 years ago.TDolly was named after American country and western singer Dolly Parton because the test tube sheep was cloned from a mammary gland cell and Professor...
Hey, SHADY Lady. ; THEY'RE A SUMMER ESSENTIAL, BUT WHICH SHAPE OF SUNNIES SHOULD YOU BE SPORTING NOW? KATIE WRIGHT EYES UP THE SEASON'S HOTTEST BUYS
ADESIGNER dress straight off the runway is something most of us can only dream of owning, but a pair of sunnies from our favourite catwalk brands? Now there's an affordable way to stay on-trend - without saying goodbye to several months' salary.You'll...
Hospital Team Keep Visitors in the Picture ; VOLUNTEER COMES UP WITH IDEA TO USE TABLETS TO HELP PEOPLE FIND THEIR WAY AROUND
A HOSPITAL volunteer has come up with an innovative idea that will help patients and visitors navigate their way across four hospitals.Roy Williams, 69, has helped to develop an online library of photographic images showing key areas and departments...
Inspection Team Orders Improvements at Hospital
WYTHENSHAWE Hospital requires improvement, say inspectors.Staff morale is low and nurse vacancies high, a report says.There is also a high level of sickness among nursing staff.The hospital is run by the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation...
Italians' Madonna Walk Hit with Bill for Pounds 3,300
The Madonna del Rosario procession through Manchester last year THE organisers of a 125-year-old annual Italian community procession have had to pay Pounds 3,300 so that they can walk through Manchester's streets.The charge, by the council, is for closing...
It's Been a While since I Had a Drink. I Don't Miss Hangovers
YOU wouldn't think Freddie Flintoff would be a morning person. Formerly cricket's most notorious cheeky chappie, the Lancashireborn dad-of-three is actually in fine shape at 9am on a Monday morning when we meet, sweeping two apple cores out of the way...
I've Spent All My Cash Trying to Look Perfect
A MANCHESTER socialite dubbed Britain's vainest man has told how his desire to become a "Perfect 10" has left him bankrupt.Ryan Staveley from Deansgate claims he ended up Pounds 22,000 in debt from store cards alone after splashing Pounds 1,000 a month...
I Was Really Nervous about Dressing in the French Maid Outfit
TURNING 40 may be considered a landmark birthday for many, but for Angela Griffin, it's simply another unwelcome tag in the fickle world of showbiz."I'd go back tomorrow and be 21," admits the Leeds-born actress, burying her face at the mere mention...
Koukash: I Have Failed Miserably So Far at Salford
OWNER Marwan Koukash has sensationally admitted he believes he has "failed miserably" since purchasing Salford Red Devils in 2013.The racehorse owner and businessman has personally funded a huge recruitment drive at the AJ Bell Stadium, but he has revealed...
Life in the Slow Lane, Florida Style ; SEAWORLD PARKS & ENTERTAINMENT IN SUNNY FLORIDA HAS EVERYTHING FOR THE DREAM FAMILY HOLIDAY
SLOW LANE Loggerhead Lane AS the home of sunshine, fun and relaxation, it's no wonder Florida attracts millions of holidaymakers every year. Its first-class shopping malls and exciting theme parks make it the ultimate destination for the trip of a lifetime.Orlando...
Make the Most of Your Coast
WE do love to be beside the seaside! We all remember childhood trips to the seaside, peering into rockpools and picking up seashells, and now sharing that joy with families of our own.It's the perfect place for family fun so, as we prepare to embrace...
Manchesterpoptrail
FOLLOWING on from last week, I return with memories of the 60s shops that supplied outfits to both artists and fans.The Toggery, Stockport is a boutique I have touched on before. While it supplied 'gear' for groups like The Hollies and Wayne Fontana,...
Man Died after Stabbing Himself in the Heart
A YOUNG man who had dreams of settling down and starting a family died after stabbing himself in the heart, an inquest heard.Jarad Corkovic, 23, knifed himself twice in the chest after having an argument with his girlfriend.Mr Corkovic, a gas engineer,...
Mayor 'Should Follow Boris Lead on Bikes'
THE future mayor of Greater Manchester needs to be 'like Boris' - when it comes to putting cycling at the heart of the transport policy.That's the call from British Cycling, which governs cycle sport in Great Britain.The Manchester-based body also wants...
Meat Loaf Musical Ready to Take a Bow ; BAT OUT OF HELL WILL HIT THE OPERA HOUSE STAGE FOR A UK PREMIER NEXT YEAR
A musical based on Meat Loaf's bestselling album Bat Out Of Hell is to debut in Manchester.Meat Loaf's album was written by Jim Steinman and he's the man behind the Bat Out Of Hell musical too, which will get its UK preview at Manchester Opera House...
Much to PONDER When It Comes to a Water Feature. ; A Garden Pond Adds a New Dimension to Your Outdoor Space, Attracting Wildlife and Breathing New Life into Your Home. and They're Actually Not Hard to Install
BIG or small, full of stunning koi carp or exciting water plants, a pond can make a dramatic addition to any garden - and they're brilliant for wildlife too.Building one isn't as hard as you might think, and it'll repay your work many times over in sheer...
Mum's Anger at School Cuts for Deaf Pupils
A MUM has slammed proposals to cut support for deaf and visually -impaired schoolchildren.Education bosses currently spend Pounds 3 million on the sensory service and hope to save Pounds 410,000.Manchester council plans include a proposal to close two...
'Murder-Bid' Man 'Tried to Strangle Cellmate'
A STRANGEWAYS prisoner 'strangled' his cellmate while awaiting trial for 'trying to kill' his ex-partner with duct tape, a court heard.Eddie Osborn, 45, is accused of attempting to murder the mother of his child, Jodie Scott, 27, by tightening tape around...
Name Can Say So Much about City Traditional Football Club or Global Franchise? Website
IT may seem trivial to some, but City's decision to change their website domain name and their official Twitter handle has caused some consternation among purists.City revealed their new club crest last December with the words "Football Club" conspicuous...
New Number Puts Nolito on Cloud Nine ; CITY SPECIAL
THE decision to hand Nolito the No.9 shirt speaks volumes about Pep Guardiola's faith in his second major signing as City manager.At Pounds 13.8m, the Spanish international represents a cut- price option - but one the new Blues boss clearly believes...
NEws GRID ; ALEXANDRA RUCKI WITH THE STORIES THAT BROKE ACROSS THE CITY OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS
ROBBERS IN RAID ON BOOKIES Armed raiders brandishing hammers threatened staff and stole cash from a bookmakers in Ashton-under- Lyne. The two men entered BetFred at The Arcades, on Warrington Street, shortly after 8pm on Friday, June 24. They banged...
Nordic and Nice
FRESH from an appearance on Saturday Kitchen, Claus Meyer is in a sea-blue three-piece suit and has spent the morning chopping up a raw inner-thigh of beef to make beetroot tartar with horseradish.The restaurateur, businessman and chef is what you'd...
Osborne: There Will Be No Let-Up in Devo Manc ; CHANCELLOR PROMISES THAT CHANGES IN TORY PARTY LEADERSHIP WILL NOT HURT NORTHERN POWERHOUSE
GEORGE Osborne has promised there will be 'no let-up' in the pace of Greater Manchester's devolution agenda once a new Tory leadership takes power.Many of those spearheading the region's devolved programme - and pushing for new powers - had immediately...
Our Expert Answers Your Questions
QI HAVE moved into a new home and after removing the old stair carpet, I found some nice ceramic tiles on the floor that I want to keep.Unfortunately there are gripper rods nailed and glued to the tiles that are hard to remove. The glue won't scrape...
Paedophile Who Abused Three Children Gets Five Years in Jail
A PAEDOPHILE who indecently assaulted three children and owned thousands of vile images of youngsters has been jailed.John Breeze was locked up after pleading guilty to a string of indecent assault charges - and to making photos of children.His crimes...
Raise a Glass with Andy Cronshaw
IT'S impossible to say exactly how Brexit will affect the wine market in the long-term.Under the agreements signed with the EU and the World Trade Organisation, our exit could mean that tariffs on European wine could rise to as high as 32 per cent.That...
Riot Police Called after Man's Machete Threats ; TERRIFIED WITNESSES SEE THUG SWINGING HUGE KNIFE AT GARAGE STAFF AND OFFICERS
A MANHUNT has been launched for a thug who reportedly threatened police and garage workers with a machete then went on the run.Terrified witnesses said the man lunged at officers and mechanics following reports of a disturbance in Stretford yesterday...
Shocking Scenes on Cobbles as Corrie Plot Takes an Eerie Twist
CORONATION Street favourite Kylie Platt is to be killed off in a shock plot twist.Corrie's David Platt is to be left devastated by the death of his wife - just as the couple finally looked set to find happiness on the ITV1 soap.With Tony Stewart in the...
Six of the Best FROZEN DESSERT MAKERS
SNOW CONE SLUSHY MAKER GIFT SET Pounds 24.99, www.lakeland.co.uk POP ice cubes in the top, press down on the lid and crushed ice fills your paper cone. Then add fruit juice or syrup and guzzle down your delicious dairy-free dessert. It comes with 20...
Sky's the Limit for Riders
BRITISH Cycling are speaking out ahead of Sky Ride, a traffic- free event across the city - and a symbol of what Manchester can achieve.For the seventh year running, the event is expected to draw thousands of families of all abilities.It means the streets...
Smarter for 10 ; ANYONE FOR TENNIS? MARION MCMULLEN SERVES UP THE FACTS ABOUT WIMBLEDON
the winner take it all? 1does THE total cash that the All England Club will award in prize money to competitors at this year's championships is Pounds 28.2m. A total of 54,250 balls will be used during the 662 matches and the event will be covered by...
Snap Judgements ; Camera Phones Are OK for Selfies, but to Take Proper Photos You're Going to Need One of These
THEY say the best camera is the one you have with you. The camera most of us have with us most of the time is the one in our smartphone. And smartphone cameras are not the best cameras.As clever as they are, they are still subject to the laws of physics,...
Storm Boss Nets New Goaltender from States
MANCHESTER Storm have signed American netminder Mike Clente ahead of the new Elite League campaign.The 26-year-old joins after a recent spell in Denmark, having also played in the AHL, ECHL and NCAA during his career.He's the latest overseas player to...
STUNNING Supermodel Misse [...]
- STUNNING supermodel Misse Beqiri made the waves after joining the third series of The Real Housewives of Cheshire.And she showcased her catwalk skills at the Rockefeller's Ladies' Day at Nunsmere Hall in Cheshire, held in aid of the Chantelle Heskey...
THE BEATING Art OF BANKSIDE ; Tate Modern's New Switch House Gallery Makes It the Capital's Coolest Locale. SARAH MARSHALL Suggests Some Hot Spots for a Weekend Break
AKNITTED tent? Or twisted, honeycomb pyramid? The highly anticipated Tate Modern extension, Switch House, provokes debate - and that's exactly the intention.Touted as one of Europe's most significant cultural openings, the lattice brickwork building...
The Fog of War Masks Full Horror in First Reports from the Front Line ; A Look Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago
THE fog of war was reported back to communities across Manchester through official dispatches from the front and government communiques. But a fascinating delve through the pages of the Manchester Evening News following the start of the Battle of the Somme...
Thousands in Tribute to the Somme Fallen
By PAUL BRITTON paul.britton@men-news.co.uk @PAULBRITTONMEN THOUSANDS lined the city centre streets as Manchester united in tribute to honour soldiers who fought and fell at the Battle of the Somme.The first day of the conflict - July 1, 1916 - was the...
Train Takes the Strain on a Capital Adventure ; HAS BREXIT PUT A DENT IN YOUR WEEKEND BREAK PLANS? 'JETS OFF' TO LONDON ABOARD A VIRGIN PENDOLINO
HEN you fly off into Europe for a weekend break, what do you actually do? WEat? Drink? Relax and watch the world go by? Maybe explore the local sights; dip into the local culture and visit a museum, a gallery, a monument, see a theatre show? Well that's exactly...
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CHARLOTTE SPENCER WE first saw her in E4's brilliant teenage drama Glue and now the actress, right, is starring alongside Merlin's Colin Morgan in spooky BBC show The Living and the Dead. We predict big things from her.LADY GAGA THE singer this week...
'Untouchable' Is Stabbed 24 Times in Brutal 'Gang' Attack
A SALFORD 'untouchable' with a love of the high life may be left scarred for life after he was stabbed 24 times in a gangland-style attack.Leevon Birchall, 23, is no longer in a critical condition, although he remains in hospital following a brutal street...
Victim Dies after Attack in His Home
TRIBUTES have been paid to a man who died after being attacked at his home in north Manchester.Police were called to the Charminster Drive area of Crumpsall following reports of an assault at around 7.10am yesterday.John Terrell was discovered with serious...
Wherever We Go We Win.We Will Win Here!
ZLATAN Ibrahimovic insists he and Jose Mourinho can make United winners again.The striker completed his move to Old Trafford yesterday on a one-year deal as the new Reds boss continues to put down his mark at the club.Ibrahimovic has played under Mourinho...
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