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Articles from August 5, 2016

48 Hours Inthecity WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
CLUBNIGHT / HIDDEN The increasingly beloved venue continues to do great things with its own brand of HiddenEvents parties, in the Den. Lucy, Kangding Ray and Acre are the guests, with sets from club residents. ? Hidden / hidden.club / Tonight, 11pm-4am...
Accused Denies 'Sex Snare' Claim ; WOMAN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO KILL LOVE RIVAL FOR 17 MONTHS
A WOMAN accused of murdering Sadie Hartley has denied using sex to 'snare' the partner of her alleged victim.Prosecutors allege that Sarah Williams, 35, attacked and killed 60-yearold Ms Hartley with 'demonic savagery' after ex-boyfriend Ian Johnston...
A Supercar to Savour ; WE TAKE THE BRAND NEW HONDA NSX SUPERCAR FOR A TOUR AROUND THE HISTORIC ESTORIL RACE TRACK IN PORTUGAL
OR any driver it doesn't get much better than this.FA bit of high-speed testing on a warm, sunny July morning, followed by a couple of 60 mile long road routes centred around the back roads of Lisbon prior to and immediately after a nice lunch.Par for...
Best of the Rest
OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN Channel 4, 9pm SINCE this hybrid show burst into the schedules, we can barely remember the original 8 Out of 10 Cats. We've embraced this comedy mash-up with its star guests, and more consonants and vowels than you can shake...
Burger for Bad Guys at Almost Famous
BURGER masters Almost Famous have launched a themed burger in honour of new Will Smith and Jared Leto blockbuster Suicide Squad.The Great Northern Warehouse branch of the Almost Famous restaurant group is putting this movie special on the menu for one...
Bust-Up Passengers Thrown off 7am Flight
TWO passengers were ordered off a flight by police after they 'squared up to each other' at 7am.The RyanAir flight to Ibiza, which was due to leave Manchester Airport at 6.50am yesterday, was delayed after the flight crew called for police assistance.Two...
Campaign to Abolish Poverty in Our Society ; 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
THE Joseph Rowntree Foundation produced a report on August 1 arguing that Pounds 78bn is wasted each year in Britain because of poverty, ill health and inequality.This report was sponsored by Heriot-Watt and Loughborough universities.As a socialist and...
Car Financer Shaking Up the Market 24/7
AN online motor finance specialist has had an exceptional year with turnover growth of 154 per cent.During its last financial year Carfinance247.co.uk supplied almost Pounds 210m worth of loans, a growth of 122 per cent year on year, and the team is...
CHAMPAGNE Corks Are Really [...] ; 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 Katie Fitzpatrick with All the Inside Stories
CHAMPAGNE corks are really popping at former United star Rio Ferdinand's Rosso restaurant in Manchester.For the swanky Italian restaurant has launched a staggering summer offer on luxury champagne brands - and fizz fans aren't going to believe the prices.The...
CITYLIFE /Now Booking ; EVERY WEEK A WHOLE NEW BATCH OF EXCITING GIGS GO ON SALE, SO WE'VE PICKED OUT OUR HOT TICKETS AND HIGHLIGHTS
WE'VE selected top shows from both established and emerging acts. Below are dates and ticket details, and guidance on where to book.Get on this lot now.Fifth Harmony at Manchester Arena.This chart topping and dazzling quintet - of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei,...
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...
'Danger Car Seat' Mum Sues Argos for Pounds 20m
A MUM who claims her son's life was put at risk by a 'potentially unsafe car seat' is demanding Pounds 20 MILLION in damages from Argos.Rochelle Natty says Argos took 18 months to inform her and other customers that the Mamas & Papas branded car seat...
De Bruyne Battling to Be Fit for Season Opener
KEVIN De Bruyne has been putting in extra hours on holiday to ensure he is raring to go for the start of the season.on The playmaker has missed City's preparations in Germany and China, having been involved in Belgium's run to the quarter-finals the...
Drugs and Guns in Our East End ; Author's New Book Centres on Gang Culture in East Manchester
INSPIRED by graffiti found on an overpass in Hulme, the debut novel by barrister-turned-writer Jules Grant focuses on Manchester gang culture.Set in east Manchester, We Go Around In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire follows the story of lesbian street...
Family Hoping to Give Brave Braiden a Real Birthday Treat
THE family of a little boy battling cancer for the third time have been told he has just months to live as they prepare to give him a birthday party to remember this weekend.Relatives and friends of brave Braiden Prescott have been fundraising for a...
Family Raise Pounds 8k in Son's Memory
THE friends and family of a young schoolboy who died from a brain tumour have raised more than Pounds 8,000 in his memory.Matthew Dalton, from Failsworth, was just ten years old when he died in 2005. The former Mather Street Primary School pupil began having...
Field of Screams as Lancs Toil with Ball
LANCASHIRE find themselves under early pressure against Hampshire having taken only one wicket during yesterday's first day at the Ageas Bowl.Openers Jimmy Adams and Will Smith hit 88 and 99 not out respectively as the Division One's bottom side closed...
Filmnotes
FINDING DORY (U) HHHH Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is the next-shell neighbour of Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his young son, Nemo (Hayden Rolence) on the Great Barrier Reef. During a field trip to witness the stingray migration, the loveable blue tang experiences...
'For Me, It's All about the Pitch - Training and Playing' ; CITY SPECIALWHY CITY'S NEW BOY JESUS IS HAILED THE 'NEW NEYMAR' IN FOOTBALL MAD BRAZIL
"I look at Gabriel and see myself in the past," says Brazil legend Ronaldo, a man who knows all about scoring goals and winning titles."I see similarities ... him being so young but already having achieved so much and having so much responsibility. He's...
Happy Campers! ; #ONTWOWHEELSTAKING THE CAR CAMPING CAN BE MADE EASY, THANKS TO A FEW SIMPLE ADDITIONS
MORE than 1.5 million people said the recent Brexit decision had caused them to rethink their holiday plans, according to a recent survey, choosing to go away in the UK instead.With the cost of foreign holidays at an all-time high, camping is fast becoming...
Hit Rewind Button
FOR those who imagined the annual Rewind Festival is just a nostalgic celebration of bands gone by, think on because in 2016 the organisers have really decided to stick it to you.The festival - which starts today and runs until Sunday - is definitely...
Ida's Is a Chip off the Old Block ; West Didsbury Fish Bar Is Well Placed to Batter the Opposition in the City
WEST Didsbury has an enviable gamut of places to eat and drink scattered on and around Burton Road. The latest, Ida's Fish Bar, has added some chi chi touches to the humble chippy.There's a nice backstory to it. Ida is the nana of the owners, born in...
Interest Rates Slashed for First Time in Seven Years ; Rates Cut to a New Low of 0.25 per Cent from 0.5 per Cent - the First Cut since March 2009
BANK of England governor Mark Carney said Britain's economy had received the shot in the arm needed in the face of the "new reality" of Brexit as interest rates were slashed for the first time since 2009.Mr Carney assured the Bank had delivered a "timely,...
Job Delivery to Our First Class Postie ; Local Man Started Petition to Get Postman His Job Back after Dismissal
A postman who was sacked from Royal Mail for reportedly 'locking his keys in the van' has won an appeal to get his job back.More than 3,500 people signed a petition to get Anthony Holt reinstated, and today he returned to his round.It is understood Anthony,...
Let the Games Begin ; PICK OF THE DAY OLYMPICS 2016: COUNTDOWN TO RIO BBC1, 8.30pm (Opening Ceremony, BBC1, 11.40pm)
TIME to break out the feathers and get into the carnival spirit - the Rio Olympics has finally arrived and is set to provide a colourful spectacle.With 42 sports over 16 days, and over 3,000 hours of live TV, radio and online coverage from the BBC, there's...
Market Is Trashed by Teen Yobs ; Security Guard Hit with Broom as Thugs Wreck Fencing and Hurl Missiles
YOBS trashed a former market site and attacked a security guard with a broom.The group of teenagers have caused havoc at Shaw Market, Oldham, which is currently being demolished - prompting police to set up a dispersal order banning them from the area.On...
Mateo out to Make His Mark for Salford
MORE than 10 years on from his last appearance on these shores, Feleti Mateo is raring to go after arriving at Salford.The loose forward has agreed a deal until the end of the season and reinforces the Red Devils squad ahead of the Middle 8 Qualifiers.In...
@MENNEWSDESK REDISCOVERING A HALL OF TREASURES Facebook.com/ MANCHESTEREVENINGNEWS TREASURES ; after Two Years of Painstaking Work, Stockport's Bramall Hall Has Reopened
AFTER a makeover worth Pounds 1.6m, historic Tudor house Bramall Hall has reopened its doors. The Grade I-listed National Trust property closed almost two years ago for a complete restoration of its ornate interior.Now, leaded windows have been refreshed,...
Mix It with the Best of Them ; as the City Goes Cocktail Crazy, We Pick Our Best Bars to Find Your Favourite Boozy Tipple
THE first Manchester Loves Cocktails festival hits the city next week for seven days of booze-fuelled fun. The event will bring together more than 20 of the city's best bars to create unique cocktails and host a series of special events from August 8-14.Organisers...
Mourinho 'Should Go to Jail'
JOSE Mourinho should be 'sent to prison' over his treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger, according to a member of world players' union FifPro . Schweinsteiger appears to have been cut out of the United firstteam picture since Mourinho's arrival, with reports...
Musicnotes
Touring / Willis Earl Beal Hailing from Chicago, former army man Willis Earl Beal first came to attention in 2012 with the soulful, neo-gospel sounds of his debut album Acousmatic Sorcery. After a few years out of the music scene - during which he had...
News GRID ALEXANDRA RUCKI WITH THE STORIES THAT BROKE ACROSS THE CITY OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS
river teens rescued Two teenagers had to be rescued by firefighters after they became trapped on a riverbank in Rochdale. The boys got stranded beside the River Spodden, close to Dell Road, on Wednesday evening and emergency services were called at 6.15pm. Crews...
New Tech Roadshow to Help You Make Stuff
IT'S good fun at the Manchester Digital Laboratory - MadLab for short.It feels like a day never passes without a 'eureka' moment, with people constantly popping by to show us their latest tech project.We really want to bring that feeling to more people...
NOW I Love It When [...]
NOW I love it when a plan comes together (as that A-Team guy used to say on TV) and I thought that last weekend I really had got the perfect petrolhead trip sorted. Great event (The Silverstone Classic - see above) TICK: great car (the new Audi R8 V10...
Now We Know Why Jose HAS to Get Pog
THERE may have been some new faces on the pitch and in the dugout for Wayne Rooney's testimonial, but the football was familiar.For all the possession, the flashes of brilliance from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the buccaneering runs from Luke Shaw, the play...
Parents of Tragic Teenager Slam Police
THE family of a vulnerable teenager found hanged in a park have slammed police for failing to search for their son.A seven-day inquest into the death of popular Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School pupil, Thomas Gallagher, heard how staff shortages saw...
Pretty Crazy ; Comic Book Romp with Egde Is Not as Sharp as It Thinks It Is
SUICIDE SQUAD HHH STARRING: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara, Cara Delevingne, Scott Eastwood, Ben Affleck. DIRECTOR: David Ayer. CERTIFICATE:...
Prisoner Thanks Police for Great Stay in the Cells
CONDITIONS are basic and the food is hardly gourmet...But police chiefs were stunned to receive a letter from a Stockport prisoner praising her two-day detention behind bars.In the handwritten note, the woman says she has had 'many weekend bang ups',...
Pub Shooting Survivor Faces Jail. for Going to the Pub ; HARDMAN REPEATEDLY BREACHED ORDER BANNING HIM FROM CITY CENTRE BARS
A NOTORIOUS hardman who was banned from every pub, club and bar in Manchester city centre is facing jail after repeatedly breaching the order.David Totton - who survived a pub shooting in 2006 - was slapped with the two-year Criminal Behaviour Order...
Rare War Memorabilia Taken in Raid
A MILITARY historian is appealing for rare stolen war memorabilia to be returned after his self-storage lock-up was raided by thieves.David Harrop found his container at Easy Access Self Storage in Bredbury, Stockport, had been cracked open overnight...
Richie Revved Up to Fire Aces to the Top ; Worrall Admits He Still Has Work to Do to Reach His Best
RICHIE Worrall says he still hasn't set the new National Speedway Stadium 'on fire.' .The Belle Vue Aces star recorded a 9+1 in Wednesday's emphatic 63- 29 demolition of the Lakeside Hammers which saw them move top of the Elite League.Since donning the...
Roll out the Barrel for These Great Aged Beers
NOT content with just brewing their beer and sending it out to the trade, an increasing number of craft brewers are turning to barrel ageing - putting some beers into wine or spirit casks for a period of time to see what happens.It's usually something...
Rugby Team Flee Coach as It Bursts into Flames
A RUGBY team had a lucky escape after their coach burst into flames.Rochdale Mayfield players and backroom staff were evacuated from the bus after it 'jerked to a stop' and passengers noticed smoke rising from beRneath the back seat.All 40 passengers...
Saturdaynotes
Shopping / Castlefield Market Its name is a bit of a misnomer now following its move, but this is among the loveliest of the outdoor craft markets because of its sheltered location (when Manchester's weather misbehaves) inside the artrium at Royal Mills,...
Sex Attacker Jailed after Pals Recognise Him in CCTV Appeal ; Judge Says He Is Disturbed by Violent Soldier's 'Deep-Seated Anger towards Young Women'
A SOLDIER who stalked a student through the streets before subjecting her to a horrifying sex attack was caught after his pals recognised him in grainy CCTV images released to the media.Jack Kelly, 23, was on leave from the Army and due to be posted to...
Sex Case Fee Appeal Thrown out ; Boss at Solicitors Ordered to Pay Pounds 20,000 Compensation to His Victim
THE boss of a solicitors who told a young female lawyer he was going to have a bed installed in the office - and sacked her when she declined his advances - has been ordered to pay Pounds 20,000 for sexual harassment.Asghar Ali, 47, had taken a liking...
Shoplifter Writes Letter of Apology to Store's Owner
A BUSINESSMAN who tracked down a shoplifter using social media has forgiven her after she apologised saying 'I just wanted some money to take my daughter to McDonald's.' .Mark Jones, who runs candle store Yankee Heaven in Littleborough, Rochdale, with...
Show Me the Way for Kids to Go Wild ; New Yorkers Are Bringing Back Their Raucous Sound to UK to Give Fans a Way to Express Living in the Moment
IT was back in February that New York trio Show Me The Body first arrived on these shores for their maiden UK tour - a supposedly low- key trek around the country's smaller venues to determine the band's popularity overseas.Not that Show Me The Body...
Soap Watch ; Your Guide to All the Drama in the Square, on the Cobbles and in the Dales
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm IS IT finally over for Cain and Moira? Well how many times have we heard that one before? Poor old Cain is devastated when Moira calls their marriage a mistake.Ellie has a go at Belle meanwhile, Charity is delighted to hear Cain has...
SOUNDTRACK TO FILM MEMORIES ; Festival Explores How Music Has Enhanced Some Classic Movies
MUSIC and movies go hand in hand, and at a unique season at HOME, one enthusiast of the genre will be demonstrating exactly why.Moss Side born Barry Adamson - who made his musical mark in iconic Manchester band Magazine - has curated a season called Soundtrack...
Stage Is Set for Fight to Save Theatre ; BLOW IN BATTLE TO RESTORE HISTORIC VENUE THAT ONCE HOSTED LAUREL AND HARDY AND THE BEATLES
CAMPAIGNERS hoping to bring the historic Hulme Hippodrome back into use say they will not give up the fight to save the crumbling building.The Friends of Hulme Hippodrome had hoped to have the historic building listed as an Asset of Community Value.But...
St Ann's Comes of Age as Venue
MUSIC has long been a part of the life of St Ann's Church, in Manchester city centre. On Tuesday (August 9) there will be a visit from Spanish pianist Maite Aguirre, assistant conductor at Grange Park Opera and director of the Academia de Musica in London.Her...
Stepping out of the Shadows ; By: Bruce Booth Email: Motors@trinitymirror.com
TRYING to keep abreast of all the comings and goings at Volkswagen in 2012 must have seriously tested the German marque's dealer network. e new up! three-door compact city car started to make its presence felt in March, followed by rst deliveries of...
Sundaynotes
Comedy / Jimmy Carr He has been a top comic for 15 years and his latest show is something of a commemoration of his career: the Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour, an assembly of his top gags from down the decades handpicked from more than 2,000...
Talking BETTING
RONALDO, Zidane, Balefiall superstar players who busted transfer records.Ahead of their big-money moves, there were questions over whether they were really worth the respective fees and lucrative contracts. Funnily enough, it is exactly what's happening...
The Estate Car That Can Outrun a Ferrari ; @MENNEWSDESK STEVE HOWARTH WITH THE LATEST ON FOUR WHEELSsteve.howarth@men-News.Co.UK
UNLESS you are at the wheel of a true supercar - if you see this motor pull up alongside you at the traffic lights Grand Prix then forget it.For this is the 600bhp Audi RS 6 Avant performance 4.0 V8 TFSi quattro... and it is one hell of a magnificent...
The Swedes Are Coming! ; 'Ibrahimovic Effect' Prompts His Countrymen to Jet over to Manchester
FOOTBALL fans from Sweden are booking up hotels for United home games - in a phenomenon dubbed the 'Ibrahimovic effect.' .Following his sensational signing to United last month, Zlatan has been the talk of the town.Regarded as one of the most famous...
Thunder Rolling on after Victory
By CHRIS OSTICK LANCASHIRE Thunder skipper Amy Satterthwaite admitted it was a relief to get over the line as her side recorded their first victory in the new Kia Women's Super League.The side head into their first home match today when they take on Southern...
Time to Up Your Hair Game ; Beat the Summer Heat with an Up-Do. LISA HAYNES Gets to Grips with the Coolest New Styles
IT'S official, the ubiquitous topknot just won't cut it any more, when it comes to piling your hair up: this summer, up-dos come with an added twist.Backstage at the spring/summer 16 shows, there was a big shift from 'nothing' hair to 'proper'dos. But...
Top Council Women in Line for Huge Pay Rises
MANCHESTER council's top female managers are in line for huge pay rises of up to 60 per cent amid fears over the council's gender pay gap.Ten senior staff, seven of them women, are set to get inflation-busting raises.In total the move will cost Manchester...
Vidic - I Was Never Terrorised by Torres
NEMANJA Vidic has rubbished claims he struggled against former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.The United great experienced a chastening afternoon against the Spaniard during Liverpool's 4-1 win at Old Trafford in 2009, when the Serbian gifted Torres...
What a Line-Up ; Lip-Smacking Round of Drinks-Related Events Will Be Served Up as Part of Manchester Loves Cocktails
YOU know the cocktail revolution has become part of drinking culture when a festival committed to them comes to town. That festival launches next week: Manchester Loves Cocktails (we sure do!) is running in around 20 bars and putting on about 40 special events...
Woman Found Dead at Home
TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular young woman who died in tragic circumstances at her home.Priya Lloyd, 34, was discovered in cardiac arrest with a cut to her neck by her boyfriend, Jonathan Green, at their shared home in Chorlton last March.The chef...
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