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Articles from July 19, 2016

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COMEDY / KATIE MULGREW EDINBURGH PREVIEW The local lass with a fine line in one-liners exposes all about her repressed childhood, and is joined by member of Phil Ellis's award winning Funz & Gamez squad Will Duggan. ? Eagle Inn, Collier St / eagleinn.info...
Bees to Get Buzz-Y on Street Cleaning Again
THEY caused quite a buzz at Manchester Day - and now those busy street-cleaning bees could be here to stay.After this year's festival featured giant furry black-and-yellow mechanical sweepers, one city centre councillor decided they should become a permanent...
Blues Have Faded Away for Mourinho ; UNITED SPECIAL
JOSE Mourinho was presented with a Portuguese cake by a United fan after the Reds' opening pre-season win against Wigan on Saturday.12 months ago it could well have been a custard pie in the face for the then Chelsea boss.What a difference a year makes....
Boys 'Falling Behind with Language by Age of Five'
A CHARITY has warned more than a third of boys in Manchester, Tameside and Salford will struggle to speak a full sentence by the time they start primary school.The study by Save the Children found boys are nearly twice as likely than girls to have fallen...
Bus Hire Firm Scores with Inspiresport Deal ; Belle Vue Secures a Two Year Contract with Sports Tour Specialist
COACH and bus hire firm Belle Vue Manchester has won a contract to co-ordinate transport for thousands of youngsters taking part in sports tours across Britain and in Europe.Belle Vue has secured a two-year deal with inspiresport.Their tours offer youngsters...
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Crook Ran Pounds 1m Drug Plot from His Prison Cell
FIVE criminals from Greater Manchester area have been jailed for their roles in a 'brazen' Pounds 1million drugs plot orchestrated by a prisoner in his jail cell.Involving a total of 18 men and women, the conspiracy was masterminded by serving prisoner...
Fired Hospice Boss Sues Charity for Up to Pounds 75k
A SACKED hospice boss is suing the charity despite a damning report about her time in charge.Jacqui Comber lost her job as chief executive of Bury Hospice in March and an independent review published today finds 'significant failures' in leadership while...
Gogglebox Chris Gets New Locks
GOGGLEBOX star Chris Steed has had a Pounds 10,000 hair transplant and says it makes him feel ten years younger.Chris went under the knife at Crown Clinic near Manchester Airport and had 2,000 hair grafts transplanted into his balding crown.It was the...
Head Suspended in SATs Investigation ; Watchdog Investigates 'Maladministration' Claims over Primary School Test Papers
A HEADTEACHER has been suspended over allegations about SATs papers at a primary school in Salford.Diane Hanley, head of The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John RC Primary, has been forced to step aside from her role while exam watchdogs investigate...
HOLIDAY-MAKERS Got More Than They Bargained for as They Arrived to Check in at Manchester Airport
- HOLIDAY-MAKERS got more than they bargained for as they arrived to check in at Manchester Airport.Award-winning drag act and Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Danny Beard treated Boston and New York-bound passengers to an impromptu serenade at the...
Iheanacho: Pep Is Bringing New Ideas to Blues Training
CITY forward Kelechi Iheanacho has lifted the lid on pre-season training under new manager Pep Guardiola.In an interview with Sky Sports, the 19-year-old praised his boss and said the team hoped to achieve 'a lot'.He said: "The atmosphere is great. We...
I Lost Count of the Times I Reported Him before He Knifed Me and Killed My Girl
A FRAIL pensioner stabbed by a 'pure evil' neighbour who also knifed her disabled daughter to death has told how he made their lives a nightmare.Oliver Faughey subjected Maylyn Couperthwaite, 52, and her mother Audrey, 80, to a campaign of intimidation...
I'm Learning Every Day Says New Boy Mkhitaryan
HENRIKH Mkhitaryan is happy playing anywhere for United after impressing on his debut playing behind the main striker.As much as can be read into pre-season friendlies against Wigan, the former Dortmund player looked assured and was the most creative player...
It's All Getting Weird in the Woods ; PICK OF THE DAY THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, BBC1 9pm
USHION at the ready, and prepare to jump up from your sofa more than once, as this creepy supernatural series continues.CAnd if it wasn't bad enough with all the spooky candlelight, whispering, and mounting dread, now there is a woman wandering around...
Jailed, Care Home Worker Who Abused Woman with Dementia ; Maintenance Man Was Caught with Hand Tangled in Resident's Clothes
A PERVERT who groomed and molested an elderly woman with dementia at the care home where he worked has been jailed.Maintenance man Wayne Brownsey was caught abusing the woman by horrified staff at the Alderwood Care Home in Salford, and got his hand...
Keyboard Warriors! ; Man Arrested after 'Two City Centre Office Workers Start Hitting Each Other with Computer Equipment'
A MAN was arrested after two office workers started hitting each other with keyboards in an office.Greater Manchester Police were called to reports of a brawl taking place in a meeting room, on Lloyd Street in the city centre, at 12.45pm yesterday.Here's...
League Wanted to INCREASE Salford Penalty
THE RFL had hoped to increase Salford's points deduction at the independent hearing earlier this month that upheld the original six- point penalty.Sporting Resolutions UK, which heard the case, yesterday published its written verdict, revealing that...
News GRID ALEXANDRA RUCKI WITH THE STORIES THAT BROKE ACROSS THE CITY OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS
sacked hospice boss in unfair dismissal claim A sacked hospice boss is suing the charity despite a damning report about her time in charge. Jacqui Comber lost her job as chief executive of Bury Hospice in March and an independent review published today...
Our Chance to Remain ; Letters, Comments and Emails
ON June 23 I voted for my country to leave the EU. In the months leading up to the big day, I had been prepared to at least consider voting Remain, but when David Cameron came back from the EU virtually empty handed regarding the issue of uncontrolled migration,...
PCSO Attacked by Biker on Pavement
A POLICE officer ended up in hospital when a dangerous biker mounted the pavement and kicked him as he sped past on a powerful motorcycle.A group of ten bikers rode onto the pavement on Albert Road and sped up to the PCSO as he patrolled Levenshulme...
Quality - Not Tactics - the Key for Pep
PEP Guardiola is already prepared for teams to come to City and 'park the bus.' And in a revealing video, the new Blues boss makes it plain that unlocking a packed defence will not be about his tactical approach - but about the quality of his players.Guardiola...
Question Marks Already Starting to Be Erased as Bailly Makes the Right Impression
JOSE Mourinho came out all guns blazing in his first press conference as United manager, taking aim at Arsene Wenger, Louis van Gaal and Wayne Rooney's midfield ability in a blistering performance.There were still lines being picked out of that transcript...
Racist Abuse Cut Me like a Knife, Says PC
A BLACK police officer was kicked and forced to endure a barrage of vile racist abuse when he was called to deal with a domestic incident at a house in Manchester. Pc Peter Mullings, 57, was told 'I don't want a 'n*****' when he visited the house in...
Red Rose Hoping to Turn Back the Clock on Final Day ; CRICKET
LANCASHIRE are planning a spot of deja vu on the final day of their Specsavers County Championship match with Durham at Southport.Last year, Red Rose spinners Simon Kerrigan and Aaron Lilley ripped through Derbyshire's batting line-up - taking seven...
Restaurant Is out to Prove TV Chef Wrong ; GRAFENE OPENS AT THE SITE WHERE RAYMOND BLANC ONCE DECIDED MANCHESTER 'WASN'T READY' FOR HIGH-END DINING
NEW restaurant Grafene officially opens its doors this week - breathing life into a site which has been sitting empty for more than six years.In April 2010, Brasserie Blanc closed the doors of its Chapel Walks restaurant, as chef Raymond Blanc famously...
Subjects That Students Get Curried Away With. ; University Reveals Surprising Research Topics
Traffic in Rusholme's Curry Mile CYCLING through the Curry Mile, Joy Division and coffee in the Northern Quarter are among the diverse topics tackled by recent Manchester University final-year students.The M.E.N. asked the university for a list of dissertation...
Sun, Sea and No Soccer as Fellaini Takes Summer Break
WHILE his colleagues toil away on the training pitches at Carrington, Marouane Fellaini strolls along Ocean Beach in Puerto Banus.The 28-year-old was pictured enjoying his holidays with a group of friends in the Spanish resort, a favourite for celebrities...
Teen Ace Hameed Already Impressing Ex-England Coach ; CRICKET
PETER Moores has hailed the development of Haseeb Hameed, a player he used to coach during his time at Lancashire.Moores, who led the Red Rose to the County Championship in 2011, is now a coaching consultant with Division One rivals Nottinghamshire.Opening...
Terry Has Three-Year Plan for Ring Glory. ; Flanagan Sets Sights on Superfights after Failing to Secure Crolla clashBOXING
TERRY Flanagan has set out a threeyear plan of super fights after giving up hope of luring Anthony Crolla into the ring.The undefeated WBO lightweight champion is in talks for a unification clash with Dejan Zlaticanin, who holds the WBC belt.That fight...
Thank You for Saving My Life, Steve Tells Firefighters ; MAN, 62, WHO HAD SUSPECTED CARDIAC ARREST IN PUB VISITS THE CREW WHO GAVE HIM KISS OF LIFE
A MAN has been to visit firefighters who saved his life after his heart stopped beating while he was in the pub.Steve Wright, 62, from Sale, was in the town's JP Joule Wetherspoons when he collapsed with a suspected cardiac arrest.After the alarm was...
Trucker 'Stops on Motorway to Have a Row'
THIS is the moment a trucker appears to deliberately stop his vehicle on a busy motorway and get out of his cab to talk with another driver.The moment was caught on film on the M60 near Trafford Park - one of the busiest stretches of motorway in the...
Under-18s Give Carsley Winning Start in Croatia
LEE Carsley enjoyed a victory in his first game as coach of City Under-18s.The former Everton player has taken over the age group after working with Coventry's academy, Sheffield United and England Under- 19s.He has now moved to the CFA as part of a...
Wigan Friendly Gave Us a Glimpse into the Mind of Mour
JOSE Mourinho took charge of a United team for the first time on Saturday.The 2-0 win over Wigan was a comfortable start to his reign at Old Trafford after goals from Will Keane and Andreas Pereira.It gave United's new manager some valuable pointers...
Will Helen Return to Our Screens in Big Brother?
SHE'S been keeping a low profile since the birth of her daughter, Matilda. But now it is rumoured that actress Helen Flanagan is to burst back onto the showbiz scene by appearing in the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother.The former Coronation Street...
Work Begins on Pounds 11.7m Scheme for New Homes ; BROWNFIELD SITE IS BEING TRANSFORMED WITH 130 AFFORDABLE HOUSES AND FLATS
A MAJOR new development will bring 130 new affordable homes to the south of the city.Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is behind the plans for the Pounds 11.7m scheme on Greenbrow Road, Newall Green.Due for completion by the end of next year, it will...
Worrall Setting His Sights on a GB World Cup Place
WITH the prestigious 2016 Monster Energy FIM World Cup looming closer, Belle Vue's Steve Worrall is determined to do everything he can to impress Team GB boss Alun Rossiter.The 24-year-old was recently selected by the Swindon team manager, along with...
Yobs Caught Hurling Stones at Seal after It Swims Upstream in River
YOBS have been caught throwing stones at a seal which has been found living in the River Mersey.Over the past week residents in Warrington have been sharing pictures of the seal.It is understood the seal has managed to swim upstream and was seen basking...
Zabaleta Back in Action and Ready to Fight for Place in the Team
Pablo Zabaleta PABLO Zabaleta has given City a huge boost by returning to full training.The full-back is still the subject of a lot of interest from Serie A clubs, but is said to be ready to stay and see out the final year of his contract with the Blues.He...
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