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Articles from July 7, 2016

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STAND UP SHOWCASE /FIRST THURSDAY COMEDY CLUB Whilst Bury Met gets a brand spanking new makeover, the First Thursday Club has been setting up temporary camp at the impressive Fusilier Museum. This month's line-up includes panel show favourite Ellie Taylor, pictured,...
Amir: I Was Speeding to Get Away from Tailgating Fan
Amir Khan leaves court. Inset: During his last fight against Canelo Alvarez in May BOXER Amir Khan says he was caught speeding TWICE in one night because he was trying to get away from a tailgating fan.The Bolton-born fighter has been fined Pounds 800...
Analysis
CAREER SO FAR HENRIKH Mkhitaryan made his professional debut for Armenian side Pyunik FC and he played domestic, European and international football while still a teenager, winning four consecutive league titles.Successful spells in Donetsk - that included...
Artist Who 'Died' Twice Brings Old Salford to Life ; NEAL KEELING Speaks to the 81-Year-Old Whose New Collection Was Inspired by His Brush with Mortality
E has painted American presidents, popes, and even the Messiah - also known as Sir Alex Ferguson.sHBut as his fame and travelling grew, Salford's world-famous artist, Harold Riley, 'always came home'.Proof of his unbreakable bond with his home city is...
BBC Decide to Carve Up the 'North' ; EXECUTIVE POST WILL CEASE TO EXIST IN NEW SAVINGS DRIVE BY CORPORATION
THE BBC will no longer have a senior executive representing the north under a new savings drive, the corporation has announced.Director general Tony Hall said a new cost-cutting management reshuffle meant 'BBC North' would no longer be a stand-alone division.The...
BEST OF THE BOX [City Region]
WHAT BRITAIN BUYS Channel 4, 8.00pm As a country, the UK is moving away from disposable fashion and spending more on experiences, such as cycling, music festivals and planning weddings. This week, Mary Portas investigates these trends, looking at how festivals...
Bid to Stop Vicious Circle of Dog Fights ; ANIMAL EXPERT GIVES HER GOLDEN RULES OF WALKING ETIQUETTE
DO you dread walking your dog in case he becomes a fur ball of gnashing teeth and snarls - or you both fall foul of another angry hound? Michelle Smith, 40, a Walkden-based dog trainer for 16 years, has come to the rescue with her dogwalking 'etiquette.'...
Bid to Stop Vicious Circle of Dog Fights ; ANIMAL EXPERT GIVES HER GOLDEN RULES OF WALKING ETIQUETTE [City Region]
DO you dread walking your dog in case he becomes a fur ball of gnashing teeth and snarls - or you both fall foul of another angry hound? Michelle Smith, 40, a Walkden-based dog trainer for 16 years, has come to the rescue with her dogwalking 'etiquette.'...
Boob Job Ad Pulled after Complaint ; Watchdog Rules Promotion Would Appeal to Under-18s
A MANCHESTER cosmetics firm's 'irresponsible' boob job advert starring a beauty blogger was 'likely to cause harm' to teenage girls, a watchdog has ruled.The TV advert promoting Wythenshawe-based Transform Ltd featured Sarah Ashcroft, 21, a fashion and...
Business Priorities Must Remain Top of Agenda ; Sponsored columnBUSINESS VOICE A VIEW FROM ANDY GREGORY, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, BGF
I HAVE been working with growing businesses for nearly 30 years and I am deeply aware of the importance to entrepreneurs of confidence and stability.We ask them to take risks in order to create jobs, wealth and prosperity. We owe them a steady platform...
City Tops the List for Heart Attack and Stroke Deaths
YOU are more likely to die prematurely of a heart attack or stroke in Manchester than anywhere else in the country.Recent NHS data shows that 372 people in the city aged under 75 died of cardiovascular disease - an umbrella term for all diseases of the...
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Cyclists Blast Changes to New Bike Lane Plans ; CAMPAIGNERS SAY TRANSPORT BOSSES ARE 'WATERING DOWN' OFF-ROAD SCHEME
CYCLING campaigners have hit out at transport bosses claiming they are 'watering down' support for them after plans for a protected lane in the city centre were changed.As part of the Oxford Road corridor scheme, a segregated off- road lane was set to...
Fergie: Jose Will Be Better Than Moyes and LVG
SIR Alex Ferguson has backed Jose Mourinho to drag United back to the top.The former Reds manager is said to have been against the appointment of his former Chelsea rival in the past.But, following Mourinho's offical unveiling on Tuesday, Ferguson has...
Fire Boss Is Urged to Resign after Job Cuts Are Approved
THE chairman of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority is facing calls to resign after agreeing controversial job cuts and shift changes for frontline firefighters.Councillors sitting on the authority agreed last month to axe 253 firefighter posts...
For You, Dad ; Henrikh Says Move to United Is Tribute to His Late Father
NEW signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan says his move to United honours his late father.The tragic early death of his dad has inspired the 27-year-old's football career - and he believes his arrival at Old Trafford is a fitting tribute.United's new midfielder,...
FOR YOU, DAD ; HENRIKH SAYS MOVE TO UNITED IS TRIBUTE TO HIS LATE FATHER [City Region]
NEW signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan says his move to United honours his late father.The tragic early death of his dad has inspired the 27-year-old's football career - and he believes his arrival at Old Trafford is a fitting tribute.United's new midfielder,...
Getting a Buzz from 100,000 Different Flies ; Wildlife
THIS summer I have decided to annoy flies before they can annoy me - and I have already failed.I was out with the dog last night and I yawned only for an insect to pop down my throat causing me to choke and cough for what felt like a good five minutes...
Glittering Gig Takes Magali Back to Her Date with Destiny ; THE DIARY Got a Story? Email: Katie.Fitzpatrick@trinitymirror.Com Phone: 0161 211 2816 Twitter: @CelebManchester See More Celebrity Pictures, Videos and Interviews Online At: Manchestereveningnews.Co.UK THE DIARY Katie Fitzpatrickwith All the Inside Stories
ENJOYING Beyonce in concert brought back memories for The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Magali Gorre.WAG Magai was close to the stage as the pop icon wowed the crowds at the Emirates Old Trafford stadium as part of her Formation World Tour.But Magali's...
Green Cloud Hosting Land Pounds 200k Contract ; THE FIRM CURRENTLY HELPS 500 SMES
MANCHESTER-BASED, Green Cloud Hosting has beaten stiff competition to land a prestigious contract with the NHS.The contract, which starts immediately, is worth a minimum of Pounds 200,000 and is to provide an encrypted online data back-up service for...
Hameed's Ton Keeps Red Rose Title Hopes Alive ; Youngster Hits Second Century in Three Games
HASEEB Hameed scored his second County Championship century in three matches as Lancashire held on for a tense draw against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.The opening batsman, 19, enhanced his glowing reputation to keep the Red Rose firmly in the Specsavers...
I Was Booted out of Rehab for Failing Booze Test - Due to My MOUTHWASH
A WOMAN who spent nine months in rehab for alcohol addiction claims she has been made homeless because of MOUTHWASH.Tina Chilumbu, from Manchester, says she has been sober for more than a year having checked herself into a clinic in Runcorn, Cheshire,...
'Lover Made Sex Boasts before Killing Her Rival'
A JEALOUS woman told her ex's new partner they were still enjoying 'unbelievably fantastic' sex in an affair before murdering her love rival with a kitchen knife, a court heard.Sarah Williams, 35, sent the 'spiteful' letter to Sadie Hartley, 60, after...
Major Stores to Cash in at Former Bank ; Another Boost for 'Up-and-Coming' Newton Heath Says Estate Agent
A FORMER bank building could become a Pizza Hut and Bargain Booze if it's sold this week - with a guide price of Pounds 440,000.Greggs bakery and Vets 4 Pets are also confirmed tenants if the old Natwest in Newton Heath is successfully auctioned over...
Make-Up Masters Launch an Academy ; THE DIARY Got a Story? Email: Katie.Fitzpatrick@trinitymirror.Com Phone: 0161 211 2816 Twitter: @CelebManchester See More Celebrity Pictures, Videos and Interviews Online At: Manchestereveningnews.Co.UK THE DIARY Katie Fitzpatrickwith All the Inside Stories
MAKEUP artists who have worked with a long-line of famous faces including Michelle Keegan, David Beckham and Take That have launched a new academy to share their top tips and expertise.Collete Casey and Tally Bookbinder have launched Pro Makeup Academy...
Man Filmed Hurling Brick through Door ; Police Appeal for Help after Family Woken in Early Hours
POLICE are investigating after footage emerged of a man hurling a brick through a door, smashing its window.Just minutes earlier, the unknown male had reportedly been banging on the door of the house in Oldham trying to get inside and demanding someone...
Man Locks Himself in Glass Box for 2 Days ; Steve Takes on Challenge in Bid to Highlight Isolation Caused by Autism
A STRETFORD man has begun a challenge to live in a tiny glass box for FIFTY hours to help raise awareness of autism.Steve Young, 46, plans to spend two days 'locked in' a 3m x 2m glass box in the foyer of Tesco Extra in Stretford, to highlight how isolated...
#Me&myjob
What made you want to get into this line of work? I was always fascinated by the law and when I was doing my A levels I was fortunate enough to get work experience with a local firm of solicitors. It made me realise that this was the career I wanted.How...
Micki Has the Mettle to Be Star at United ; JOSE DELIGHTED WITH NEW SIGNING
JOSE Mourinho believes Henrikh Mkhitaryan can improve United after the Armenian midfielder was confirmed as the coach's third signing.The former Borussia Dortmund man follows Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic through the Old Trafford door, and the coach...
MP Blasts Blair over Chilcot Findings ; LABOUR POLITICIAN SAYS REPORT IS 'DEVASTATING' FOR FORMER PM
TONY Blair has been branded a 'liar or a fantasist' by one local Labour MP - while an MP who voted for invasion has called it 'a terrible mistake.' .Graham Stringer, the only remaining MP in the region to have voted against the Iraq War, said - despite...
Mum of Dead Soldier: 'Send Him to Court.'
THE mother of Manchester's only soldier killed in the 2003 Iraq War wants Tony Blair 'sent to court' after the Chilcot Inquiry's damning verdict on his justification for the conflict.Private Lee Ellis, who served with 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment,...
New Schools Careers Initiative ; A NEW SCHOOL CAREERS SCHEME IN GREATER MANCHESTER IS ADDRESSING TEACHERS' LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF DIGITAL INDUSTRIES
ANEW school careers scheme in Greater Manchester is addressing teachers' lack of understanding about the digital industries and the shortage of up-to-date information on how school leavers can get digital jobs.Digital Advantage was set up in response...
NEWS GRID ; 2 M.E.N. THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016 Stay Up to Date with the Big Stories on Alexandra's Live Blog at Manchestereveningnews.Co.UK Every Weekday from 6.30am
MPs' FURY OVER IRAQ WAR Greater Manchester MPs have voiced their anger after the Chilcot Inquiry delivered a damning verdict on decision for Britain's 2003 Iraq war. Blackley MP Stringer branded Tony Blair 'a liar or a fantasist', while Bury MP Ivan...
Nobody Wants to Know How Happy You Are All the Time ; AWARD-WINNING SINGER, ELLA EYRE WANTED TO SWIM NOT SING HER WAY TO SUCCESS. SHE TELLS GABRIELLE FAGAN HOW ADELE CHANGED HER LIFE, BUT ADMITS STARDOM AND LOVE CAN BRING THEIR PROBLEMS
ELLA Eyre tosses back her distinctive mane of corkscrew curls and laughs, as she reveals an unexpected downside of happiness. Although she's enjoying success as one of the most exciting rising stars in the music world, and also head-over-heels in love,...
Oleks Will Need Time to Shine
CITY new boy Oleksandr Zinchenko is largely unknown in England, so we asked Russian football expert THOMAS GILES to give us the low- down...RUMOURS have been circulating for the best part of a year that Oleksandr Zinchenko would be off to one of Europe's...
Pastures New
PLANS for a new 'urban oasis' in the heart of Spinningelds have been unveiled by developer Allied London.e Field at Hardman Square will be 'a celebration of green space' in the city and will include new bars and restaurants interlinked with footpaths...
Pep Expected to Sheikh It Up at Etihad ; Winning Title No.1 Priority for Mansour
PEP Guardiola has been made aware he faces extra expectation from City's Abu Dhabi hierarchy after Sheikh Mansour finally secured his No.1 managerial target.The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager insists he will prioritise his style and philosophy...
Police Evict 'Tent City' Homeless after Early Warnings ; Street Cleaners Move in to Clear Away Mattresses, Clothes, Syringes and Broken Glass
after being evicted from the city centre site known as 'tent city' after university bosses called in bailiffs to take action.Police and county court officers arrived at the London Road site at around 7.30am yesterday morning (wed) to evict around 10...
Police Officer Said He Would 'Bomb the Curry Mile'
Restaurants on Rusholme's Curry Mile were raided A POLICE officer said he would bomb Manchester's Curry Mile 'to get rid of all these bad people' after finding an electricity meter had been bypassed in a raid at an Asian business, a disciplinary hearing...
Properties of the Week
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Salford Fighting Fit for Their Final Push
IAN Watson believes the return of several Salford players from injury could be enough to drive the team to victory at Warrington Wolves tonight.The Red Devils have struggled to pick a full-strength side in recent weeks as key first-team players have...
Salford Is Embracing European Makeover ; TWO NEW SQUARES ARE NAMED AFTER FRENCH AND GERMAN TWIN TOWNS
BRITAIN may be out of Europe... but Salford's links with France and Germany have been cemented after two new squares were named in their honour.VIP guests from both countries travelled to the city to commemorate 50 years of their town's links with Salford.Town...
Security Staff Save Life of Baby Abandoned in Toilets at Hospital ; Man, 31, Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder as Boy Resuscitated
A NEWBORN baby boy was found abandoned in toilets at a hospital.It's understood that the actions of quick-thinking hospital security staff saved his life.The baby was rushed to an accident and emergency ward, where he was making a recovery after being...
Sex Attacker Who Targeted Joggers Could Be Just 14 ; Two Women Assaulted in an Hour
The badly damaged Transit van after it was rammed off the road A SEX attacker who targeted two female joggers in an hour could be as young as 14, police believe.Both women were running in Alexandra Park in Moss Side when they were preyed on in two separate...
Teenager Feared His 'Brain Would Explode' after Brutal Attack ; 19-Year-Old Says He's Lucky to Be Alive after Being Set upon as He Left Snooker Club
A TEENAGER whose skull was fractured in a brutal street attack says he's lucky to be alive.Kade Scoular was leaving The Lyndale Snooker Hall in Eccles town centre in the early hours when he was assaulted.The 19-year-old from Eccles said he doesn't remember...
The 5 Coolest Jobs in Manchester - and How to Get Your Dream Job ; ADVERTISING FEATURETHE MANCHESTER COLLEGE TAKES US THROUGH THE BEST ROLES
WITH exams coming to an end we breathe a sigh of relief and round up five of the coolest and more unusual jobs in Manchester.These roles may not be up for grabs right now, but we've included some advice that could help you get into the very cool industries they...
Thousands Are Missing out on Free Childcare ; NEW FIGURES SHOW MORE THAN 4,000 TWO-YEAR-OLDS ARE NOT GETTING WHAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TO
THOUSANDS of two-year-olds are missing out on the free childcare they are entitled to.Fifteen hours of funded early education per week has been available to some youngsters since the end of 2013, provided they meet the government's criteria.But figures...
Trio May Still Have Future with Blues
WILFRIED Bony, Aleks Kolarov and Eliaquim Mangala were all used to promote the launch of City's new kit - despite the trio facing uncertain futures at the Etihad.It is still unclear whether the three players fit into Pep Guardiola's plans as the new...
Virgin Holidays Launches a Pounds 200k Flagship Store ; TRAFFORD CENTRE SHOP OFFERS CUSTOMERS AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH SMELLS AND EXOTIC COCKTAILS
Mark Anderson, managing director of Virgin Holidays VIRGIN Holidays has launched a new flagship holiday shop at the Trafford Centre giving customers the holiday experience before they fly.Mark Anderson, managing director of Virgin Holidays, said the...
Waiting Game Paid off for City New Boy Gundogan
ILKAY Gundogan has revealed how he turned down a move to either Real Madrid or United last summer fi but would not say which!The new City signing has revealed that the prospect of working with Pep Guardiola was a big factor in him plumping for a Pounds 19.7m...
When Will More Social Housing Be Built Here? ; VIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK
I AGREE with C Arbuncle's complaints about the approval of more tower blocks in our city (What good is another skyscraper in our city?, Viewpoints, July 5).I was horrified to read in the M.E.N. recently of an architect who seemed to think that Manchester...
Whiskey Bar Calls Time after Seven Months
JUST seven months after whiskey specialist Bourbon & Black opened its city centre bar, it has closed its doors.The bar, owned by James Alexander and which has a sister site in Didsbury, opened on December 4 last year on the corner of Mount Street and...
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