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Articles from July 8, 2016

48 Hours ; Inthecity WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
NEW THEATRE / NOW LISTEN TO ME VERY CAREFULLY Bookworks Theatre stage this semiautobiographical work about company artistic director Andy Roberts' obsession with sci-fi classic Terminator 2 - a film he's seen about 238 times in his lifetime.- HOME, First...
94 per Cent of Airport Passengers Happy to Queue for Security
MORE than 90 per cent of passengers surveyed at Manchester Airport didn't mind the inconvenience of queuing in security lanes - because it kept them safe.The vast majority of travellers - 94 per cent - agreed that any inconvenience caused by the security...
A Chestbeating Romp
THE LEGEND OF TARZAN (12A, 110 MINS) .... STARRING: Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent.DIRECTOR: David Yates.IT'S been almost 100 years since Edgar Rice Burroughs' muscular protector of...
All Change for Audi A3 ; THE GERMAN MANUFACTURER HAS REVAMPED A NUMBER OF ITS TOP-SELLING MODELS, INCLUDING THE EVER-POPULAR A3
AUDI'S best-selling A3 has just been given a major revamp - with sharper styling, new engines and new technology. But although the model is available in four guises - three-door hatchback, ve-door Sportback, saloon and cabriolet - traditionally it's...
Breaking the Mould
PAUL Feig always knew rebooting Ghostbusters would be a challenge, but the American film-maker remains hopeful that his take on the iconic supernatural comedy can be judged on its own merit.Of the speculation over his decision to cast four comic female...
Callous Thieves Stole My Garden Path While I Was at Mum's Funeral ; GRIEVING DAUGHTER'S YORKSHIRE FLAGSTONES TAKEN AS SHE READ EULOGY AT SERVICE FOR LATE MOTHER
A GRIEVING daughter arrived back home from her mother's funeral to find thieves had ripped up and stolen her entire garden path.Joanne Aston, 52, believes she may have been targeted deliberately by callous crooks who scanned newspaper obituary notices.Hundreds...
CELEB Fans Have Been Hooked on Their ; 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
- CELEB fans have been hooked on their favourite show - Love Island. As this series draws to a close on Monday, celebrity tweeters will be devastated to lose out on their nightly fix of the ITV2 dating show.Manchester lad Scott Thomas (below) has had...
Citylife /Arts
Author event / Miranda Sawyer The hugely respected journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer is tackling the mid-life crisis in her witty and insightful new title, out of time. Join her at Gorilla next week as she reads from and discusses the book alongside manchester...
Citylife /Clubs
CLUBBINGNOTES Clubnight / Hit and Run v Red-Eye Hi-Fi The two clubs come together to put on a packed bill topped by the legendary Channel One - aka Mikey Dread and Ras Kayleb - who will be playing a special 2.5-hour set, with support from residents.?...
CITYLIFE /Music MUSICNOTES
Touring / Mudhoney The band who arguably ignited the whole '90s grunge movement, Seattle's Mudhoney were cited by Kurt Cobain as a huge influence on the fledgling Nirvana. 25 years on, the blend of Mark Arm's sneering vocals and Steve Turner's distorted...
CITYLIFE /Theatre THEATRENOTES
Dance / Broken Back in 2013, the acclaimed UK dance theatre company Motionhouse celebrated its 25th anniversary with a new production, Broken, a typically high-energy show in which athletic dance was overlaid with digital imagery and original music....
Complete Icons
HOMECOMINGS are always a pretty exciting affair, but stick a band like New Order on an outdoor stage in Manchester - just metres from the Salford border (let's not forget that Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook are both Salford lads) - and things are gonna...
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Cracking the Code ; Club Formed Last Year to Help Adults Learn Computer Coding
BORN in 2015, CodeUp is the biggest code club for adults in the UK. Founded here in Manchester and going from strength to strength, CodeUp is now set to be launched in at least another seven towns and cities by the end of the year.CodeUp Manchester was...
Death
BLAINE (GEOFFREY ALAN) Aged 68 years. Died peacefully at Stamford Court Nursing Home, Duckingfield. From a large family, he will be sadly missed by all his sisters and brothers, his wife Ann and family friends. Interment at Duckingfield Crematorium at...
Drug Farm Found above Pub after Fuel Bill Unpaid ; Manager Turned Blind Eye to Pounds 20,000 Cannabis Factory
AN unpaid utilities bill led to the discovery of a Pounds 20,000 cannabis farm above a PUB.The professional set-up was behind two locked doors above the bar of the Mauldeth Hotel - a large pub on the A34, then run by an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan.It...
Euro Target Hints at Long Stay for Mourinho
COULD Jose Mourinho actually break his personal record and stay at United into his 60s? Old Trafford's new boss has never remained in a manager's job anywhere for longer than three years.But in his opening Reds press conference, the 53-year-old outlined...
Fathering a New Routine
SALFORD comic Jason Manford is a busy man - and has revealed plans about a new sitcom he's working for ITV1. He shouldn't have to look too far for inspirations though, as it's based on the modern day trevails of being a stay-at-home dad.Manford - who...
Filmnotes
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE (15) Life is tough for PR doyenne Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders). Her client list has thinned to Lulu and Emma Bunton and she continues to clash with strait-laced daughter Saffy (Julia Sawalha), who struggles to protect...
Fire Boss Slams Union in New Shifts Standoff ; Councillor Facing Calls to Resign over Plans Says Fbu 'Hasn't Engaged in Process'
A FIRE service chief facing calls to resign over job losses and proposed changes to firefighters' shifts has accused union members of 'refusing to engage in the process.' .Coun David Acton said he was 'disappointed' after a vote of no confidence in his...
Five Labour Big-Hitters Back Lloyd for Mayor
FIVE Greater Manchester Labour leaders have backed police commissioner Tony Lloyd to become the party's mayoral candidate for 2017.Oldham council leader Jean Stretton, Tameside's Kieran Quinn, Salford mayor Paul Dennett, Rochdale leader Richard Farnell...
Heartbreak in the Park as a Tempest Comes to Play
DIDSBURY'S beautiful Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens will set the stage for a string of outdoor theatre shows this summer.Theatre company Heartbreak Productions is bringing the first stage adaptation of comedian David Walliams's children's book Ratburger...
Hello Sailors! ; All Male Cast of HMS Pinafore Is Bringing a New Look to the Classic Gilbert and Sullivan Comic Opera
OFF West End award winner Sasha Regan has earned an international reputation now for her unique approach to the classic works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Her all-male casts are inspired by necessity - by her all-girls school days during the 1970s and 1980s...
Invasion Down M62
AS far as roads less travelled in the world of culture go, the M62 between Liverpool and Manchester must surely be up there with the best of them.Perhaps owing to the cities' historic, bitter rivalry, the pair of northern musical powerhouses have tended...
It's Already Smiles Better under Jose
SOMETHING peculiar has been happening to United fans recently.They have been experiencing a sensation that, aside from on an uplifting afternoon at Wembley in May and during brief flashes over the last three seasons, they have been denied.The smiles...
It's So Far, So Good - but Now He Has to Land Pogba
I'M giving Jose Mourinho nine out of ten so far!But I tell you what, if he gets the giant missing piece of the jigsaw Paul Pogba, he'll land a straight ten.The Betfred odds on United winning the Premier Leaque title are shortening all the time and they...
Koukash Vows to Continue Fight as Reds Lose Appeal
MARWAN Koukash has vowed to continue his battle with the RFL after failing in his appeal against Salford's six-point deduction.Following the hearing in Manchester on Wednesday, an independent tribunal found the Red Devils guilty of seeking to avoid declaring payments...
KYM Marsh Says Kylie Platt's Shock Death ; 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
- KYM Marsh says Kylie Platt's shock death on Coronation Street is just the start of more exciting storylines to come on the soap.Kym, who plays Michelle Connor on Corrie, says Paula Lane and her much-loved character Kylie Platt will be missed after...
Lancashire Welcome Back Buttler for Final Push in T20 Blast
JOS Buttler will be back to boost Lancashire tonight as they bid to keep alive their fading hopes of securing a NatWest T20 Blast quarterfinal spot.And he could now be around for most of the season after the big- hitting wicketkeeper was left out of...
Make a Date with These Venues
DATING apps aren't taboo any more. They're a legit way to meet people and everyone's at it. But you already knew that. You've been swiping, you've dodged work colleagues, you've got repetitive 'swipe' injury but miraculously, you've met your tinderella.You've...
Man Hunted over Sex Attack on Young Mum in Front of Her Children
A SEX attack suspect was captured in chilling footage just moments before a young mum was followed into a subway and sexually abused in front of her children.Police are now investigating the attack on the woman, in her early twenties, in Farnworth, Bolton,...
Michelle Coins It in after Corrie Exit ; 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
ORMER Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan is coining it in after leaving the ITV1 soap.FLatest figures for her firm Rosia Promotions Ltd show that the Irlam-raised actress is worth just under Pounds 1m.She was reportedly paid Pounds 60,000 a year...
New Art Right Up Your Street ; Sale Arts Trail Returns with Latest Creations
FOR three years, the Sale Arts Trail has been putting the town on the cultural map with its alternative high street of original art.Run by artists as a showcase for Sale's truly talented local community, it provides a unique way to see and buy art, giving visitors...
New Boss Has 3,803 Reasons to Ensure He Gives the Youth a Chance at United
THE weakest part of Jose Mourinho's first press conference as United manager was the question he had a prepared note for.However entertaining the delivery was when he was asked about bringing young players through the ranks into the first team, his record...
News Grid ; Alexandra Rucki with the Stories That Broke across the City over the Last 24 Hours
FAMILY'S PLEA TO FIND MISSING BOY The family of a teenager who has been missing for two weeks are appealing for help to find him.Byron Rennie, 14, was last seen on Wednesday, June 22, on Dunsley Avenue in Newton Heath. Police say the youngster's relatives...
Nine Games to Prove Point to Axeman Jose!
UNITED players have a 42-day, nine-match window to convince Jose Mourinho they should be a part of his new Old Trafford era.That opportunity begins against Wigan in the opening pre-season warm-up game on July 16 and ends on August 27 at Hull City a few days...
Patients Born with Heart Problems Will Now Be Seen by Docs in LIVERPOOL
The police forensics tent at Chorlton Water Park PATIENTS born with heart problems will now have to travel to Liverpool after the NHS scrapped surgery in Manchester.Specialist and complex heart surgery is being moved out of Greater Manchester in a bid...
Pocket Rocket ; USED CAR REVIEW
JUST when everyone thought Vauxhall had completed the sixth- generation Astra range with the 2012 launch of the GTC Coupe to add to estate and hatchback pairing, the British arm of the massive General Motors marque upped the ante yet again.Enter the...
Pounds 103,000 Ploughed into Farm for Disabled
A FARM focused around helping adults with physical and learning disabilities has been awarded Pounds 103,000 - which will create a new shop, cafe and classroom.Greenslate Farm in Wigan was awarded the cash from the Power To Change fund, helping community...
Pounds 85m Luis May Well Tempt City
THE ink had barely dried on Pep Guardiola's contract before talk of Luis Suarez emerged.The Barcelona striker is represented by Guardiola's brother Pere. And in the space of less than a week, noises were coming out of Catalonia that a deal could be done...
Puppets Masters ; WELCOME TO THE WEEKENDWHAT NOT TO MISS OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
ALEX Turner, huh? As if it's not enough that he's currently a pin- up in Manchester Art Gallery's latest show, Vogie 100: A Century of Style (seriously, check out the 2010s section - there he is, in hunky black and white), he's smashing his way into...
Red-Hot Blaise
BLAISE Matuidi is United's fallback target should Paul Pogba decide against signing for the Reds.Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Matuidi, 29, and Pogba share the same agent in Mino Raiola, who clinched his second summer transfer with United on Wednesday...
RED-HOT BLAISE [City Region]
BLAISE Matuidi is United's fallback target should Paul Pogba decide against signing for the Reds.Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Matuidi, 29, and Pogba share the same agent in Mino Raiola, who clinched his second summer transfer with United on Wednesday...
Revenues and Profits Up at NCC Group ; THE MANCHESTER-HEADQUARTERED FIRM REPORTED A 56 PER CENT INCREASE IN REVENUES FOR THE YEAR TO MAY 31
NCC Group, the global cyber security experts, has reported impressive results as the threat of hackers continues to grow.The Manchester-headquartered firm reported a 56 per cent increase in revenues for the year to May 31. That's up from Pounds 133.7m...
Saturdaynotes
Gig / New Order Not strictly part of the Sounds Of The City season of shows, but it's basically the same deal - a massive outdoor gig at Castlefield Arena full of 5,000 people with their fingers crossed and desperately willing on sunshine. Fresh from...
Shooting Victim 'Offered Pounds 50k before ID Parade' ; COURT HEARS OF 'BRIBE BID' AFTER MUM AND SON WERE FIRED AT IN CAR PARK
A MUM was shot alongside her son in a drug gang dispute - and then offered a Pounds 50,000 bribe the night before an ID parade, a court heard.Marie Calder, 58, and her son Scott, 24, were injured when the car they were sitting in was shot at in the car...
Site Shortlist Being Drawn Up for New 'Low-Risk' Jail
GREATER Manchester leaders are committed to building a new 'local' prison and are now drawing up a shortlist of sites, according to the region's interim mayor.The government has asked town hall chiefs to identify suitable places for a new 'resettlement...
Ski Instructor Accused of Murdering Love Rival Was 'Psychotic and Unhinged'
A SKI instructor accused of murdering her love rival was 'bizarre, psychotic and unhinged', a court was told.Sarah Williams, 35, was infatuated with ex-fireman Ian Johnston, 57, and referred to his partner, Sadie Hartley, as 'The Bitch', according to...
Sleight of Hand Leaves Audience Breathless
NOW YOU SEE ME 2 (12A, 129 MINS) ... STARRING: Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Radcliffe, Morgan Freeman, Sanaa Lathan, Ben Lamb.DIRECTOR: Jon M Chu.SEEING is deceiving in Jon M Chu's outlandish sequel...
Soap Watch ; Your Guide to All the Drama in the Square, on the Cobbles and in the Dales
Holly confesses EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm WILD child Holly does her best to convince Jai she's fine, but he guesses she's after some drugs again. Holly confesses it was her dealer who attacked Victoria but can Jai persuade her to come out with the truth? Meanwhile,...
Star Dates ; PICK OF THE DAY CELEBRITY FIRST DATES Channel 4, 9pm
WAITERS are craning their necks to see who has just walked through the door, and maitre'd Fred has burst into an impression of someone from EastEnders.It can only mean one thing - celebrities! Yes it is time for second celebrity helping of this dating...
Stones Throw Is One Gamble Worth Taking
TWELVE months ago City had no qualms about coughing up a British transfer record fee for an under-fire young English talent from Merseyside.Raheem Sterling's first year at the Etihad was decidedly mixed - much better than the snap judgment of thousands...
Sturgill Entering New Country ; American Roots Star Ready to Accept His Latest Direction - the Inner Elvis
THREE albums into his career and country music star Sturgill Simpson, it seems, is entering his Elvis phase. The Nashvillebased songwriter's latest release, A Sailor's Guide To Earth, finds him at his most joyously rabble-rousing, embracing influences...
Super 8s Dream over for Salford ; WARRINGTON 40 SALFORD 14
IAN Watson insists this season can still be a success even though Salford's hopes of a Super 8s place are over.Seven Warrington tries topped off a dreadful day for the Red Devils, after their six-point penalty was upheld by the RFL, meaning they will...
Supermini Makeover Is Really Refreshing
SIX decades ago a motoring icon was launched. The original Citroen DS was unveiled at the Paris Motor show in October 1955 and in the first day 12,000 were ordered - which went up to 80,000 by the end of the show.That is how futuristic and cutting edge...
Teenagers Jailed for Torturing Victim, 16
FOUR teenagers tortured a 16-year-old boy with a hot iron before pouring lemon juice onto his burns and sexually assaulting him.The victim suffered horrific injuries after being lured to a house in the Werenth area of Oldham where he was tied up with...
The Nq Fixture That Has Pots of Character
IN the Northern Quarter, before the haircuts, the little dogs, and the flat whites, there was Koffee Pot - a no-frills cafe that came to be a Manchester institution. The humble greasy spoon has every right to rub in our faces that it's been there longer...
The Science of Learning
THE kids are all right when it comes to science!More than 200 pupils from schools across the region joined forces at Manchester town hall to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.The 'Great Science Share' was a landmark...
These Boots Were Made for Biking. ; #THELATESTNEWSTCX AND DUCHINNI CASUAL BOOTS THAT PERFORM WELL ON AND OFF YOUR BIKE
THERE'S a growing trend among younger motorcyclists for bike gear that doesn't look like bike gear.It's particularly prevalent among fans of cafe racers and custom bikes that grow in popularity every year.These days, you can buy abrasion-resistant jeans...
The Two Young Soap Favourites Who Are Inspiring Us with Their Career Smarts. ; IT IS NOT ONLY THE MOST ENTERTAINING SOAP ON TV - CORONATION STREET ALSO HAS SOME BRILLIANT CHARACTERS THAT ARE HELPING TO INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE...ADVERTISING FEATURE
Soap characters are usually creative with their career choices - let's face it, not all jobs make great TV.But while things are not always realistic in Soapland there's a thing or two we can learn from the working habits of our favourite characters....
'Too Many' Patients Are Dying at Hospital
TOO many people died at Tameside Hospital last year, shocking new figures have revealed.The hospital was ranked one of the worst in the country after it was found to have a significantly 'higher than expected' death rate in 2015.NHS calculations, based...
Totally Tropical ; Combine Aquatic Eyes, Rosy Cheeks and Hawaiian Hair Waves and You've Got Yourself the Most Gorgeous Catwalk Look of SS16. KATIE WRIGHT Runs Down Your Summer Beauty Checklist
AFTER endless backstage chat about 'no make-up make-up' minimalism, it was refreshing to see the most talked-about beauty look of the spring/summer shows was actually the bold, colourful and completely mesmerising hair and make-up at Diane von Furstenberg.Inspired...
Tragic Jodie Let Down by 'Number of Failings' in Mental Healthcare
A GIFTED teenager who battled for years with depression and anorexia was let down by the mental healthcare system, a jury has concluded.Straight-A student Jodie Turton had told her family she was determined to get better, but died after being found with...
UNILAD to Expand with Two Offices Overseas ; THE MANCHESTER-HEADQUARTERED SOCIAL PLATFORM ATTRACTS 1.7BN VIDEO VIEWS A MONTH
WEB sensation UNILAD is heading for expansion with plans to open offices in Australia and the U.S. The Manchester-headquartered social platform aims to provide the best, funniest and most trending content from around the world.Established 'by millennials...
Uni's Teacher-Training Course Must Get Better, Say Inspectors
AN early years teacher-training course has been told it 'requires improvement' by Ofsted.The education watchdog first found the Manchester Metropolitan University initial teacher training course was not up to standard in October 2015 and when they returned...
US Star Ciara Ties the Knot at Cheshire Castle ; 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
AMERICAN singer Ciara and her American footballer beau Russell Wilson have become the latest in a long line of celebs to tie the knot at the luxury Peckforton Castle in Cheshire.The Goodies singer and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell married at the...
Where War Finds Its Place ; Eerie Photos Show Scenes of Conflict
IN the week of Chilcot, there's a special resonance about Shreepad Joglekar's series Non-Places Of Intelligence at the Portico library, in Manchester city centre.US-based Indian photographer Joglekar records military 'Live Fire Villages' - training facilities...
Who Will Pep Hug. and Who Will He Kick?
"I HAVE to hug them, kick their asses." With those words, Pep Guardiola announced himself to the City faithful.And it's fair to say that, after last season's Premier League underachievement and a tame surrender to Real Madrid in the Champions League...
Youth Given Their Voice at Annual Arts Festival
THE Buxton Festival is about to enter its first full week - and two visiting companies add their operas to the in-house productions of Leonore (Beethoven), I Capuleti E I Montecchi (Bellini) and Tamerlano (Handel).On July 11, baroque specialists La Serenissima...
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