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Articles from July 26, 2016

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AUTHOR EVENT /JENN ASHWORTH Local favourite Jenn Ashworth first came to national attention when she was featured as one of The Culture Show's 12 Best New Novelists back in 2011. She's now on to her fourth novel, the brilliant and haunting Fell, which...
ANOTHER Baby for Hapless Steve ; THE DIARY
CORONATION Street stars Kym Marsh and Simon Gregson have revealed all about the shocking storyline which will see Steve McDonald father babies with two women in Weatherfield.Hapless Steve is about to become a dad for a SECOND time in as many months -...
Blues Will Repeat Trip to Beijing, Says Club's Executive
CITY are committed to returning to Beijing, according to chief executive Ferran Soriano.Pep Guardiola and his team are in China looking to prepare for another gruelling campaign playing in four competitions.They were supposed to play United yesterday...
Breakfast Documentary Is a Real Cereal Thriller ; PICK OF THE DAY INSIDE THE FACTORY, BBC2, 8pm
BRITS chomp their way through over 1.5 million bowls of cornflakes every morning. And for Kellogg's part in it, this involves a whopping production line that begins with kernels of corn from Argentina.Statistics like this are peppered all the way through...
City's Path through the Market Madness
'WHAT on earth is Txiki doing? It's June 1 and we still haven't signed any galacticos.' .The madness engendered by the transfer window, coupled with the immediacy and urgency of social media, has made the off-season a bewildering mish-mash of rumour...
Council Could Tow Away Cars in Clampdown
MANCHESTER council could tow away cars found to be left in pub car parks and on residential roads by parking firms.Working with the airport and GMP, they are also urging holidaymakers to beware firms which may not be providing the 'secure' service they...
Death-Crash Man 'May Have Fallen Asleep at Wheel' ; MOMENTARY LAPSE OF CONCENTRATION COULD HAVE CAUSED DOUBLE TRAGEDY, INQUEST TOLD
A YOUNG man who died alongside his best friend in an early morning horror smash may have fallen asleep at the wheel, an inquest heard.Driver Tosief Ahmed, 21, and Asad Majeed, 22, were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on the A74M near Gretna...
De Gea Is Ready to Deliver Success with 'Winner' Jose
DAVID de Gea is confident United will challenge for the Premier League title as they enter a new era under 'winner' Jose Mourinho.Life since Sir Alex Ferguson's success-laden reign came to an end has been tougher than many expected, but anticipation...
Derby Day Washout Sends Reds Home
JOSE Mourinho did not want United's friendly against City in Beijing to go ahead.M.E.N. Sport understands Mourinho wanted the game called off due to the poor conditions of the Bird's Nest pitch amid concerns over the safety of United's players.Both Mourinho...
England Hammer Pakistan to Level Series at Old Trafford
ENGLAND overcame the injuryenforced absence of Ben Stokes to trounce Pakistan by 330 runs, with more than a day to spare, and level the Investec series at Old Trafford.The runs margin of success is in England's all-time top five, almost as emphatic as...
'Family-Friendly' Festival Ruined by Drugs, Says Dad ; 'SMELL OF CANNABIS AND SKUNK IN THE AIR' AT SCIENCE AND MUSIC EVENT
A DAD has hit out after claiming scores of people were smoking drugs at a 'family friendly' music and science festival.Lee Taylor, 46, took his partner and six-year-old daughter to Bluedot Festival at the Jodrell Bank observatory in Cheshire at the weekend....
FANS of the Manchesterbased Hairdressing [...] ; THE DIARY
- FANS of the Manchesterbased hairdressing wars drama Cutting It are in for a treat.Creator and Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield has penned a new series, Age Before Beauty, which has been commissioned by BBC One.And Manchester will again provide the backdrop...
Gamers Fired Up for Call of Duty World Record Bid ; SIX-MAN TEAM AIM TO PLAY NON-STOP FOR 192 HOURS
GAMING fanatics are trying to battle their way to a new world record by playing 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' for 192 HOURS.Michael Kean, 27, from Eccles, is leading the six-man 'Team Swarm UK' to play the hit computer game for EIGHT DAYS in aid of...
Get on Board for a Journey to the Stars
BET you never thought you'd discover the secrets of the universe on your tram journey to work? Well, this week it's quite likely you might as physics brainiac professor Brian Cox shares intergalactic facts on Metrolink platforms and a special app transforms...
Little Girl 'Strangled' by Worker at Nursery, Says Mum
A MUM claims her daughter was 'strangled' by a member of staff at a nursery where education chiefs have launched a safeguarding probe.Jade Swann says her two-year-old daughter Sophia came home from Rainbows End Nursery in Middleton with 'red marks' on...
Manager Vows to Make City Fans Proud of His Team
PEP Guardiola has vowed to make City fans proud in his first season at the club.But the Catalan is now playing catch-up in his preparations for the new campaign following the cancellation of yesterday's clash with United in Beijing.The derby was one...
MSP Announces Pounds 60m Investment in CityLabs ; IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT WHEN BOTH ARE COMPLETED AND FULLY LET CITYLABS 2.0 AND 3.0 WILL BRING ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH OF Pounds 100M PLUS AND OVER 750 NEW JOBS TO THE CITY
MANCHESTER Science Partnerships is to invest Pounds 60m in a major expansion of its biomedical centre of excellence, Citylabs.Announced at the EuroScience Open Forum 2016 (ESOF) it is a major vote of confidence for the city region creating 750 new jobs.Citylabs...
News GRID ; ALEXANDRA RUCKI WITH THE STORIES THAT BROKE ACROSS THE CITY OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS
two on rape charges Two young men have been charged after an 18- year-old woman was raped in Manchester city centre. Orlando Machado, 18, of Manchester, has been charged with two counts rape and one count of sexual assault. Ricardo Rodriques-Fortes-Gomes,...
Pep Is Enduring a Baptism of Fire as City's New Manager
THE cancellation of City's clash with United was the was just the latest challenge for Pep Guardiola in what has been a baptism of fire in his new job. The Catalan's preparations for first season in the Premier League have been fraught with difficulty...
Pub Loved by Reds Fans Admits Raising Price of a Pint on Matchdays
A WETHERSPOON pub near Old Trafford has been bumping up the price of beer on United matchdays for nearly a decade.The Bishop Blaize adds more than Pounds 1 to the price of drinks whenever the Reds are playing at home or the club hosts big concerts.It...
Red Devils Owner May Just Walk Away
MARWAN Koukash has not yet made a decision on whether to remain at Salford past the end of the season.The Red Devils owner indicated last month that he may walk away from the Red Devils after the club was unsuccessful in its attempts to appeal the six-point...
Roo Relishing Marauding Role Behind Striker ; MOURINHO HAS MADE IT VERY CLEAR HE WANTS TO SEE ROONEY IN FRONT OF GOAL
WAYNE Rooney has revealed he has been told by Jose Mourinho he is set to be United's No.10 next season.The 30-year-old was used as a deep midfielder by Louis van Gaal towards the end of last season. It led Rooney to suggest it was where he would like...
Safety First as Blues Now Look to Dortmund ; CITY SPECIAL
CITY fly to Shenzhen today after seeing Pep Guardiola's first pre- season disrupted by the cancellation of their much-anticipated clash with United.The state of the pitch at the Bird's Nest Stadium was deemed unplayable following torrential downpours...
Sister Injured in Horror Smash That Killed Teenage Girl
Chloe Cockton THE sister of a tragic teenager who was killed in a horror smash was also injured in the collision.Chloe Cockton, 16, was a passenger in a Renault Clio which collided with a pedestrian barrier on Bury Road in Rochdale in the early hours...
Smugglers Jailed after Three Million Cigs Seized ; Gang Hid Them in Metal Pipes and Cheated Taxman out of Nearly Pounds 760k
MEMBERS of a gang of cigarette smugglers who cheated the taxman out of almost Pounds 760,000 have been jailed.Customs officers seized 3,268,200 Pride cigarettes - a brand not available in the UK - from a storage unit in Bolton.Most were found hidden...
Storm Coach Excited by Prospect of New Signing
MANCHESTER Storm head coach Omar Pacha believes new signing Matt Bissonnette is capable of producing the best hockey of his career so far during the forthcoming campaign.Bissonnette has become the latest overseas recruit to join the Storm, with the 24-year-old...
Tax Refund Conmen 'Are Preying on the Old and Vulnerable' ; NURSE WHO WAS WHO SENT EMAILS WITH FAKE REBATE OFFER SLAMS FRAUDSTERS
A NURSE who was targeted in a tax refund email scam has hit out at the fraudsters for 'preying on the old and vulnerable.' .Kelly Connolly, from Irlam, was sent more than half a dozen fake rebate emails promising hundreds of pounds if she supplied her...
Tears and Anger as Kylie Is Laid to Rest ; THE DIARY
HER death was one of the most shocking in Coronation Street history. And her funeral is set to be a real tear-jerker as the residents of Weatherfield gather to say a final emotional farewell to Kylie Platt.Doting dad David, played by Jack P Shepherd,...
'The Customers Are Trying to Save Money. You Get What You Pay For'
THE boss of a parking firm using a Wythenshawe pub as a 'holding site' for holidaymakers' cars says 'they have no other choice'.The manager told the M.E.N.: "I've worked here for 15 years and we are slowly being squeezed out. To be honest the firms using...
Tragic Boy's Messages to Pals Moments before Death ; INQUEST HEARS THAT 'WELL-LIKED' TEENAGER TOLD ONE GIRL: 'THANKS FOR BEING THERE WHEN NO ONE ELSE WAS'
Thomas Gallagher, was a gifted pupil, the inquest into his death was told A TEENAGER sent heartfelt messages to friends thanking them for 'being there' hours before being found hanged in a park.Thomas Gallagher's body was discovered by a member of the...
United Leave Far East Behind after Turbulent Few Days of Poor Preparation for the Job Ahead
UNITED were set to leave China as scheduled last night after the friendly with City was called off.Overnight rain in Beijing made the pitch at the Bird's Nest Stadium unplayable.The decision to cancel the first Manchester derby outside England was made...
We Are Upgrading Anyway. the Kids Have Asked for a House with a Pool ; BUSINESSMAN'S RESPONSE AFTER COURT ORDERS HIS HOUSE TO BE SEIZED UNDER 'PROCEEDS OF CRIME LAW'
BUSINESSMAN Arran Coghlan is to lose his home within 90 days after a court ruled it was bought with the proceeds of crime.The National Crime Agency has been granted a possession order against his Pounds 600,000 mansion in Alderley Edge.But Mr Coghlan,...
We Have to Use the Pub as the Airport Monopolises All the Land
COMPANIES offering 'secure' Meet and Greet parking around Manchester Airport are leaving cars in pub car parks in Wythenshawe.The M.E.N. launched an investigation after we were flooded by horror stories from motorists who had returned from holiday to...
Year of Bloodshed That Started with Murder of 'Mr Big'
A YEAR ago today a father of five and granddad was murdered outside his home by a hitman with a machine gun.A volley of shots were fired. Although the victim tried to take cover behind his car, he was fatally injured and died from his injuries in the...
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