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Articles from July 29, 2016

350 Jobs Go and Ward Axed at Pounds 40m Deficit Hospital
A TOTAL of 350 jobs will be axed at Stockport's Stepping Hill Hospital as the trust admitted it has a deficit of Pounds 40m and is losing Pounds 75 every MINUTE.A surgical ward will also close permanently today with the loss of 22 beds. Patients will...
48 Hours Inthecity WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
WACKY SCIENCE LAB, ST ANN'S SQUARE Science in the City festival is running this pop-up lab packed with fun experiments and 'science buskers'. ? St Ann's Square / manchestersciencecity.com / Today, 11am-4pm / free CHILDREN / MAKE DESIGN GROW A clothing...
A Techno Triumph ; THE NEW TOYOTA HILUX REPRESENTS A REVAMP OF A MUCHLOVED STALWART OF THE PICK-UP CLASS. HOW DOES IT COMPARE?
MEASURE of just how successful the Renault Megane has proved can be gauged by its impressive sales gure.AUpwards of 6.5 million sold takes some doing, even over the 20- year period since the model replaced its popular predecessor the Renault 19.Now we...
Blossoms Planning Home Grown Stardom ; Stockport Band Have Made It - Now That They Are Playing the Plaza
THERE'S a refreshing honesty about the way Blossoms frontman Tom Ogden admits that his group are aiming for superstardom."I was watching this programme with my mum about the types of people you get in a boy band, and my mum said, 'That's yous, that is'"...
Blues Will Face Scottish Side to Get Fit for New Season
CITY will play an extra friendly as they bid to get themselves up to speed for the new season.Pep Guardiola was left with a huge headache after Monday's scheduled clash with United in Beijing had to be called off at the 11th hour.It meant the Blues would...
Bourne."NOTES
IT'S almost a decade since the CIA's most lethal operative went off the grid, but now Jason Bourne is back. To celebrate the anticipated reunion of Matt Damon, pictured below, and director Paul Greengrass, Susan Griffin hunts down some need-to-know facts...
Breaking of the Trance ; End of an Era as Majefa Hrows One Last Party
YOU don't get many trance nights to the pound these days, which makes Majefa's consistent carrying of the torch all the more admirable. The night, started by Antonio Navarro and Tom Rains in 2007, has grown to become one of the north's leading trance sessions.Back...
Burr Breaking Comedy Mould ; US STAND UP BILL HAS A WHOLE HOST OF CREDITS TO HIS NAME INCLUDING BREAKING BAD AND PODCASTS
BILL Burr: you know that name, right? Of course you do. He was a heavy in Breaking Bad who helped the Whites get their money laundering car wash. One of lawyer Saul Goodman's shifty aids.While the UK knows him as Patrick Kuby, the 48-year-old Massachusetts...
Business Leaders Call for Investment in Infrastructure ; Greater Manchester Is Leading the Way with Devolution and Already Has Control over Health and Social Care, Criminal Justice and Planning Powers
GREATER Manchester's business leaders have called on the new government to continue investment into the cityregion's economic infrastructure to drive growth and prosperity.They have also requested that there be no delay or weakening of Greater Manchester's...
Centurions Ready for a Super Battle
LEIGH Centurions will begin their hunt for a Super League place - after winning the championship - against London Broncos on August 6 at the Leigh Sport Village.The Centurions have won the championship three years running, and yet despite that they remain...
Chase Music Open New Piano Showroom ; CHASING... THE KEYS TO SUCCESSADVERTISING FEATURE JANET REDWOOD FORMER HEAD OF MUSIC, AST AT CHEADLE HULME HIGH SCHOOL
THIS month Chase Music opened their new digital piano showroom in Oldham Street Manchester alongside the launch of their brand new range of Chase digital pianos.Digital piano technology has come along in leaps and bounds over the past few years, so while...
Child Cruelty Conviction Woman Must Go to Jail
A WOMAN convicted of child cruelty will be jailed after the Court of Appeal overturned her original suspended sentence.Rachel Rushworth, 28, from Benchill Road, Wythenshawe, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to two years' imprisonment, suspended...
CITYLIFE /the Weekend SUNDAYNOTES
Family / Short Tails & Tall Stories - Voiced by Rik Mayall Writer and producer Mike Bennett has presented audio-book animations of his re-worked classic children's stories - all of them narrated by the late great Rik Mayall.For this stage show, Three...
City Take Sting out of South American Transfers
BUYING South American stars has been an expensive business for City in the past ten years.Tot up the cost of Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero, Robinho, Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho and Jo and you won't get much change from Pounds 200m.But this summer has...
Clonter's Fine Traviata
THERE will be some highspot events this weekend and soon after for those who know what they like in classical music: the Halle's open-air extravaganza at Tatton Park tomorrow, their Last Night Of The Proms at the Bridgewater Hall on Sunday, the Gilbert...
Combat Your Complexion Complaints ; Dullness, Redness, Dark Circles. Whatever Stresses You about Your Skin, There's a Colour Correction Product to Help. KATIE WRIGHT Explains Which of the Hues to Choose and How to Apply Them
OF ALL the make-up trends that have exploded thanks to online beauty vloggers, 'clown contouring' has got to be the strangest. It involves painting five (or more) different cream colours in specific areas of your face then blending them in before applying...
Corrections and Complaints
If we have published anything that is factually inaccurate, please contact the editor on 0161 211 2920 at newsdesk@men- news.co.uk or at Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham OL9 8EF and, once verified, we will correct it as soon as possible.The...
Corrie Star Hits Back after Trolls Call Her 'Chubby'
CORONATION Street star Catherine Tyldesley has hit back at the 'mumshaming' trolls who called her 'chubby' then criticised her for spending time at the gym.Catherine, who plays Corrie favourite Eva Price, was stunned to have her appearance slammed by...
England Star Is Back in the Fold
SARAH Taylor may not be playing for Lancashire Thunder in the Kia Women's Super League, but she is doing everything she can to help them become champions.The England star, right, was due to skipper the side in the inaugural T20 competition, but after...
Every Week a Whole New Batch of Exciting Gigs Go on Sale, So We've Picked out Our Hot Tickets and Highlights
Mary J Blige WE'VE selected top shows from both established and emerging acts - headliners and, in this list, one supporting artist. Below are dates and ticket details. Get on this lot now...Mary J Blige & Maxwell at Manchester Arena This unusual double headliner...
Fairytale Cottage: Owner Speaks out ; No 'Imminent' Plans for Demolition, as Plan Is to Sell Much-Loved Building
THE owner of a fairytale woodland cottage says there are no 'imminent' plans to demolish it.Lee Plaister says a positive response from council planners to his application to build a new family home would safeguard The Lodge's future.The property, which...
Festival /Bluedot
DAY one of year one of the new science meets music festival Bluedot - styled bluedot - gets the north west's latest attempt to party in the great outdoors off to a very gentle and almost dry start.It's only a half day - the warm up to Saturday and Sunday...
Film in Cinemas /Finding Dory
FEATURING THE VOICES OF: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Andrew Stanton DIRECTORS: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane CERTIFICATE: U (103 minutes)...
Film on Demand / Batman V Superman
STARRING: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot.CERTIFICATE: 12, 151 mins THE world struggles to come to terms with the arrival of Metropolis' modern-day messiah,...
Food and Drink
DEANSGATE Locks is your nearest food hub, and a combination of chains and local faves - Revolution and Lola Lo on the canal front, or little nearer to Deansgate check out Lock 91, And Knott Bar.Peter Street and The Great Northern Warehouse also have...
Former Newsagents to Become Thai Restaurant ; New Life for Shop Which Closed Last Summer after 85 Years
A HISTORIC newsagents and tobacconist will take on a new lease of life as a Thai restaurant this autumn.The former Inman's shop, on Lapwing Lane in West Didsbury, closed its doors last summer after 85 years of trading.And restaurant bosses have now confirmed...
Fury as Cable Crew 'Barricade Family in Own Home'
A FURIOUS dad says bungling Virgin Media cable contractors have left his family imprisoned inside their own home.The workmen are accused of digging a trench and put up fencing all around a home in Bolton and left, trapping a mother and daughter inside.It...
Gary's Pounds 200m Goal
GARY Neville has unveiled plans to knock down an entire block in Manchester city centre - to build two skyscrapers, a 5-star hotel and a splitlevel public plaza.The former United star, who has forged a career in property development in recent years,...
Hail to the Chef ; PICK OF THE DAY CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF, BBC1, 8.30pm
WE'VE had beef and spinach mousse, raw lamb, a dish of Jacob's crackers, and a couple of sliced fingers. It's a wonder judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace haven't collapsed with food poisoning before now.But having stood bravely at the frontline of...
How to Become a Recording Artist ; GET CLOSER TO THE DREAM WITH A ONCE-IN-ALIFETIME PRIZE FROM THE MANCHESTER COLLEGE
FOR many of us, dreams of being a rock star go no further than singing into a hairbrush. Some hold on to that dream. And for a very lucky, hardworking few, it becomes a reality.No one needs to be told in these days of TV talent contests that hard work...
Jason Bourne
HHHH STARRING: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh DIRECTOR: Paul Greengrass CERTIFICATE: 12A (123 mins) ALMOST 15 years since the bulletriddled body of Jason Bourne was dragged from the...
Jose's Close Look at First Team Squad ; UNITED SPECIAL
'NOT impressed' were the words used to describe United players' response to training at Carrington at 6.30am on Tuesday morning.It was 'necessary', though. United are behind the curve after wasting a week in China, where the turf in Shanghai cut up during...
Jose Would Improve Pogba, Says French Star's Coach
PAUL Pogba's first coach is convinced Jose Mourinho will improve the midfielder if he joins United from Juventus.Pogba is understood to be happy to rejoin United, who have agreed personal terms with the France international in what could be a world-record...
Kate Joins Team Going for Gold in Rio ; OLYMPIC SPECIAL by England Hockey Star
THE 2016 Rio Olympics are but a heartbeat away and I can announce in a high-pitched, happy and relieved voice that 'I have been selected'!I still am not allowing myself to get too excited just yet. Odd, you might think. I'm a superstitious old bird you...
Keeping the Faith for Victory ; Watching the World's Best Runners at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Will Bring Inspiration and Motivation for Faith to One Day Fulfil Her Own Olympic Dream
or most young athletics fans, Fwatching the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on TV this summer is as close as they will get to their sporting heroes.But Faith Price has already shared a track with some Olympic greats, and it has fuelled her own Olympic dreams.She...
Key Issues for Blues ; Analysis
A MOMENT OF MAGIC STANDS OUT IN a game where all shooting boots seemed to have been chucked off the Great Wall and lost forever, the best move of the match resulted in a City goal.The galavanting Angelino had only just come onto the pitch when he found...
Killer Nurse Fails in Bid to Challenge Conviction
KILLER nurse Victorino Chua has failed in a bid to challenge his conviction and sentence for murdering and poisoning hospital patients.Chua was jailed for life with a minimum term of 35 years in May last year after being convicted by a jury at Manchester...
Latest Audi Is Sure to Be Yet Another Hit
AS you drive around these days it seems almost every other car is an Audi - whatever it is doing the German manufacturer is clearly getting things right.Earlier this year sales grew to record levels for its 43 models in the UK. A total of 47,380 Audis...
Little Sister a Big Deal for Community Theatre
REFUGEES, asylum seekers, community groups, performers and artists have worked together for 18 months at the Royal Exchange Theatre to create its latest piece of original work - Little Sister.Together with director and designer Mark Storor, Tameside...
Loan Shark Made Pounds 200k by Charging 4.5 MILLION per Cent APR ; 'ODIOUS' BRUTE JAILED AFTER THREATENING VULNERABLE CUSTOMERS WITH VIOLENCE
A PREDATORY loan shark who charged an APR of 4.5 million per cent and threatened people who owed him cash has been jailed.Thomas Johnson's illegal money lending racket lasted for five years and brought misery and fear to vulnerable people and families in...
London Lord Mayor Outlines Brexit Vision ; THREE PROPOSALS WHERE OUTLINED TO UNDERPIN THE UK'S NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EU TO ENSURE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FUTURE FOR THE UK
THE Lord Mayor of the City of London laid out a clear vision for the UK's future outside of the EU when he addressed over 100 business leaders in Manchester. Alderman Jeffrey Mountevans has been taking part in a series of international and domestic visits,...
Look Up Some Digital Advice at the Library
MANCHESTER'S libraries are taking part in a new initiative to help local small businesses to get online.The project - run by the Tinder Foundation as part , sole traders and people setting up new businesses, helping them to make the most of Google's...
Man Dies after Vicious Gang Attack outside McDonald's
A MAN died after being brutally attacked by a gang of youths outside McDonald's in Ashtonunder-Lyne.Police have launched a murder investigation following the fatal incident on Warrington Street, in the town centre close to Ashton Market.The assault took...
Matt Is Bourne Again ; MATT DAMON TALKS TO Kate Whiting OF THE RETURN OF HIS BLOCKBUSTER ROLE
MATT Damon is describing what it's like to film a fight scene - and can't help but chuckle at his day job. "It's just utterly ridiculous. We're grown men play fighting, you know what I mean? That's what my job is!" And there's a lot of 'play-fighting'...
Musicnotes
Manc music faves / False Advertising Reviving the spirit of grunge with blistering songcraft and musicianship, Manchester trio False Advertising delivered one of 2015's standout releases with their self-titled debut album. Fresh from their appearance...
News GRID ALEXANDRA RUCKI WITH THE STORIES THAT BROKE ACROSS THE CITY OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ; 2 M.E.N. FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016 Stay Up to Date with the Big Stories on Alexandra's Live Blog at Manchestereveningnews.Co.UK Every Weekday from 6.30am
NO APPEAL FOR KILLER Killer nurse Victorino Chua has failed in a bid to challenge his conviction and sentence for murdering and poisoning hospital patients. Chua was jailed for life with a minimum term of 35 years May last year after being convicted...
Nice End to Jazz Fest
CAN you believe it: it's already time to wave goodbye to this year's Manchester Jazz Festival as this homegrown explosion of international talent comes to a close on Sunday.All activity on the final day is focused in Albert Square, so we'll be hoping...
Passenger's Flight Ban for Drink-Fuelled Plane Threats ; MAN FACES JAIL AFTER DRUNKEN BEHAVIOUR FORCED AIRCRAFT TO LAND IN MANCHESTER
A YOUNG man has been banned from flying with Jet2 for life and billed Pounds 12,000 after his drunken behaviour forced a Cyprus- bound flight to land in Manchester.Joshua Anthony Strickland, 21, drank his own booze 'illicitly' and threatened a family...
Pep Will Take Positives but Needs Games
was notable how much sharper Dortmund looked in the first-half in what was their sixth game of preseason.Still, City conspired to make it easier for them, gifting them three golden opportunities before the break due to two errant clearances from Willy...
Players Given Short Break Ahead of Final Friendlies
JOSE Mourinho gave his United players time off following their return from a wasted week in China.United flew 11,524 miles to play just one game in the Far East, as their match against City in Beijing was cancelled due to an unplayable pitch.The players...
Police Wake Up to the Dangers of Sleepwalking ; CAR CRASH AND NAKED WANDERER AMONG THE INCIDENTS CAUSED BY SOMNAMBULISM
POLICE in Greater Manchester were scrambled to help a sleepwaker who got into his car and crashed it, the M.E.N. can reveal.New data shows that officers in the region have been called out to more sleepwalking cases than you might think.The force has...
Pounds 6k Prize in Community Firms Contest
ASPIRING community businesses in Manchester hoping to make their area a better place to live have the chance to win Pounds 6,000 of expert support in a Dragon's Den style competition.Three finalists will be chosen to pitch their idea to help improve...
Quality Street. ; #ONTWOWHEELSTRIUMPH'S NEW STREET TWIN BRIDGES THE GAP BETWEEN MODERN AND RETRO
LAST year, I rode the special edition Bonneville T214, named in honour of Johnny Allen and his salt flat antics. Cool though the history - and paint job - were, I just couldn't accept that this was a bike suitable for someone in his thirties (just).I...
SATURDAYNOTESFestival / Festwich
Two days dedicated to copycat bands playing all the music of their favourite artists, this festival of tribute acts, up in Prestwich's St Mary's Park, has become the biggest of its kind in the UK. You'll hear the best of Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Megadeth, the...
Seasons' Greetings Not the Warmest. ; the Long-Standing Chinatown Restaurant Will Make You Happy If You Stick to the Duck - Just Be on Time
HAPPY Seasons has been planted in Manchester's Chinatown for years. No one seems to know how many years. 20? 50? No matter how many waiting staff I ask I'm no closer to finding a definitive age for this no-frills Chinese takeaway and restaurant.Despite...
Six Ways Greater Manchester Will Be Affected by Brexit
GREATER Manchester's council leaders were very clear ahead of June 23: Brexit would be bad news for the region.But they had not really expected it to actually happen.Now senior officers and economists working for the Combined Authority (CA) - which is...
Soap Watch ; Your Guide to All the Drama in the Square, on the Cobbles and in the Dales
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm AFTER breaking into Keeper's Cottage, Gabby spins a web of lies about why her hoodie is ripped and she's covered in bruises. But it's not long before Ashley and Laurel figure out she was the thief, leaving them completely stunned.Ashley...
Start of Term at New Gin School
MANCHESTER'S new gin school will welcome its first eager pupils next month - and naturally we were the first to enrol for a tour.Based under a railway arch on Red Bank, on the edge of the city centre, the craft distillery is already in action producing...
'Stinger' Used to Stop 130mph Pursuit Merc ; MAN CHARGED WITH DRIVING OFFENCES 'RED-DOTTED' BY POLICE ARMED WITH TASER
TRAFFIC police were forced to abandon a pursuit of a stolen car after it clocked 120mph - on the wrong side of a motorway.The nearly-new Mercedes A200 sped for two miles along the M60 between junction six at Sale and junction five at Northenden, heading...
Summer of Fun Continues ; Let's Hear It for Scouting for Girls and Palsat
arty in the Park events Pare a big hit at Flamingo Land, with previous star guests including Union J, Stereo Kicks and 5IVE.Thousands of visitors have flocked to the North Yorkshire theme park and zoo to join the fun since they were launched three years ago.RIVERSIDE...
Tea off Here for Indulgent Afternoons ; Our Pick of the Best of British Mini Meals - with or without Bubbles
THERE are few things in life quite as decadent as an afternoon blocked off for afternoon tea. Except one thing: a FULL WEEK earmarked for the celebration of this terribly British tradition - and that monumental excuse is on its way in the shape of Afternoon Tea...
That's All Folks: Chelsea Hosts Final Radio Show
POPULAR radio presenter Chelsea Norris has bowed out with her final breakfast show on Key 103.Chelsea, co-host of the Mike and Chelsea in the Morning show, has left the station after 11 years.And she appeared to be talking about her departure from the Manchester...
The People Have Voted, Now Get on with Brexit ; Letters, Comments and emailsVIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK
IT is now more than four weeks since the Brexit vote, but Article 50 has not been invoked.This is the two-year starting pistol on Britain's exit negotiations, and it's not been fired. The political class talk of maybe next year but they were given a...
Time to Go Potty ; You Can Try Your Hand at Making Ceramics at a New Public Studio
IF the Great British Pottery Throw Down gave you the urge to get your hands on a lump of clay, then a new pottery studio in Hulme could help you fulfil your Top Potter ambitions. Clay, on Old Birley Street, is the joint venture of three skilled ceramicists:...
'Violent Robber' Rams Van of Armed Police during 90mph Chase ; Four Men, Including Carjacking Suspect, Arrested Following Bid to Flee across Railway Lines
A SUSPECTED violent robber took police on a 90mph seven-mile chase before ramming an armed response van and running off across railway tracks.The man - wanted in connection with violent robberies including a carjacking - was arrested after the police...
Volunteers Turn Library into the Place to Be ; Amenity Handed over to Community Following Battle to Stop Closure
A LIBRARY has been officially handed over to the community following a three-year battle to secure its future.Council bosses have entrusted lease on the former Fallowfield Library to the Friends of Fallowfield community group.The library and resource...
Welcome the Comic Genius ; CITYLIFE / Main Event
THE explosive two-dayer of superheroes and screen stars that is Manchester Comic Con is back this weekend. As usual, it brings to the city stars who have brought original graphic novels to the big screen (more of that shortly), plus thousands of visitors...
Wilde about Oscar ; a New Play Casts the Victorian Playwright and Wit as a Chat Show Host
IF television had been invented by the Victorians, writer and director Jonathan Goodwin is pretty certain the biggest chat show host of the day would have been Oscar Wilde. With his sharp one liners and observational witticisms, Wilde would have been...
Zlat Joins the Partry as Reds Are Reunited at Training ; Zlatan Ibrahimovic Was Mobbed by Fans as He Left His Manchester City Centre Hotel
UNITED'S remaining internationals returned to Carrington for preseason training as Zlatan Ibrahimovic finally met his team- mates. Morgan Schneiderlin and Anthony Martial reported at United's Carrington training base after their Euro 2016 commitments....
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