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Articles from August 23, 2016

48 HOURS Inthecity WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
GIG / COHEED AND CAMBRIA Eight albums in and Coheed And Cambria have finally written their closest thing to a pop record, The Color Before the Sun. We say pop record; what we mean is their first non- concept album, an alt-rock gem which is the first...
'Airport Firm Lost Our Car and Then Blamed Us' ; FAMILY CLAIM MEET AND GREET CAR FIRM LOST THEIR VEHICLE BUT COMPANY SAYS 'ONLY KEY WAS LOST'
A FAMILY claim they were stranded at Manchester Airport after a meet-and-greet parking firm 'lost' their car - and then blamed THEM.Teacher Cavan Simmonds, his partner Teresa Trenell and daughter Kiara Tomoye, nine, say they suffered a holiday ordeal...
'A Screaming Woman Came in Followed by a Guy with Two Metal Bars' Garage Staff Tasered ; Garage Worker Tells of Dramatic Moment Staff Formed 'Human Wall' before Man Is Tasered and Arrested on Suspicion of Murder
A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man was found dead in a Trafford flat - minutes after a badly-injured woman staggered into a nearby business.Police attended Atkinson Road in Urmston yesterday afternoon after reports that a woman with...
Barber Refused to Cut My Hair Because He Thought I'm a Girl ; Transgender Teenager Left 'Humiliated and Embarrassed by Row at Hairdressers'
A TRANSGENDER teenager claims he was refused a haircut in a barber's shop because they insisted he was a girl.Sam Vella, 16, says he was told by staff they 'weren't sure' of his gender when he asked for a shaved haircut on Saturday afternoon.Sam went...
Corrie's Cobbles Will Be Paved with Gold! ; OLYMPIC HEROES TO SHOW OFF MEDALS ON SOAP SET THIS WEEKEND
BRITISH stars of the Rio Olympics will show off their medals on Coronation Street this weekend. A total of 23 athletes from or based in Greater Manchester helped Britain win 67 medals in Brazil in what were their most successful-ever games.And the prime...
Crackdown on Drugs and Weapons at Festival
SNIFFER dogs will be on the gates of this year's Creamfields festival in a crackdown on illegal drugs.Police chiefs are warning of a zero-tolerance policy ahead of the music event which starts on Thursday.Each year tens of thousands of people from across...
Craft Ale Pub Raises the Volunteering Bar ; NORTHERN QUARTER PARTNERSHIP SET TO OPEN THE PILCROW IN NEW URBAN NEIGHBOURHOOD NOMA
A NEW craft beer pub built almost entirely by volunteers will open its doors in Manchester's NOMA neighbourhood next month. The Pilcrow, which is taking shape in new public square Sadler's Yard, will be operated by All Our Yesterdays, a new partnership...
Crolla Steps Up Title Defence by Watching His Beloved Reds ; BOXING EXCLUSIVE
ANTHONY Crolla has revealed just what the perfect preparation will be for his world title fight next month - watching United.The 29-year-old takes on Jorge Linares at the Manchester Arena on September 24, with the WBA, WBC diamond and Ring Magazine titles...
Epileptic Girl Died 'After Parents Gave Her Powerful Painkillers'
A SCHOOLGIRL with epilepsy died of drug poisoning after her parents gave her powerful painkillers prescribed to her father for up to a year, an inquest heard.Rachel Murphy, 15, had regular seizures and used over-the-counter medication including Paracetamol...
Fans Were Won over by the Life of Brian ; Horton's Free-Flowing Style Proved a Hit with City Faithful
THE appointment of Brian Horton as Manchester City manager after four games of the 1993/94 season was met with confusion by many of the club's supporters.Peter Reid had been sacked and City had just one point from a possible 12 - but they had finished...
Fellaini Sees Fans Lay off the Boos
JOSE Mourinho had already unbuttoned his shirt and was winding down ahead of a weekend off when he nestled into his seat for Friday's post-match press conference."I'm very happy. The crowd was magnificent," Mourinho beamed. One player was about to feel...
Gang Pulled Revolver on Gumtree Sellers ; MAN JOINS TWO OTHERS IN JAIL AFTER VICTIM LURED TO ROBBERY
A GANG lured Gumtree sellers to meetings before robbing them at gunpoint. People selling iPhones online were tricked into meeting the robbers in Rusholme before being told that they would be shot if they did not hand the goods over.Now Abdullah Elmahdi...
Giles Considers a Careful Approach ; FORMER ENGLAND ACE SAYS HASEEB MAY NEED MORE TIME FOR TEST CALLCRICKET
ASHLEY Giles has urged patience with future England star Haseeb Hameed, a man he has compared to Joe Root.The Lancashire ace has sent a host of records tumbling during a spectacular first full season at the top of the county's Championship batting order.He...
Hart Remains Part of My England Plans, Says Allardyce
NEW England boss Sam Allardyce has said Joe Hart will "definitely" be in his first squad when it is announced on Sunday.Speaking at St George's Park one month on from his appointment as Roy Hodgson's successor, Allardyce confirmed goalkeeper Hart - who has...
Heartbreak over Mum's Shock Death ; Neighbours Are Thanked after Mum-of-Six Passes Away. Now Family Looks to Give Tracy 'Send-Off She Deserves'
THE family of a loving mum-of-six who died suddenly after collapsing at home have spoken of their heartbreak.Tracy Webster, 48, had complained of feeling ill before her partner of 19 years, Peter Webster, walked into their bedroom to find her collapsed...
Heroic Mum Braved Fire in Rescue Drama
A MUM-of-six has been hailed a hero for using a hammer to break into a burning home to rescue an elderly neighbour.Still in her dressing gown, Angela Melia ran from her house and climbed through a window before crawling on her hands and knees through...
High Drama in the Highlands ; PICK OF THE DAY ONE OF US (BBC1, 9pm)
CHILDHOOD sweethearts Adam and Grace have just got married. She's expecting their first baby and they've just returned from honeymoon.And here we are, watching the grainy home video of the saccharine wedding speeches and general deluge of love and happiness....
'I Believe'
CITY have already proved to Pep Guardiola that they can compete for trophies this season.The new Blues boss was finally convinced that his players are buying into his football philosophy when he watched them celebrate a 4-1 victory at Stoke on Saturday.But...
Inquiry Launched into 'High' Death Rates at Hospital
AN internal NHS investigation is being launched into higher- thanexpected death rates at Fairfield General Hospital.The Bury hospital's mortality figures have consistently been breaching forecast levels and rising steadily for a year, the M.E.N. can...
It's All Change for Mystics as Trust Takes Charge of Club
MANCHESTER Mystics will move to the new National Basketball Performance Centre (NBPC) for the upcoming WBBL season.And the team's ownership will be transferred to the Eastlands Trust, which runs the Belle Vue Sports Village venue.The Mystics will be...
Johnstone Ignores Critics to Focus on His Dream of Becoming United's No.1
SAM Johnstone is ready to make his social media critics eat their words and prove he has chosen the correct career plan at United.The Reds' number three keeper' behind David de Gea and Sergio Romero at Old Trafford' had a hugely successful half-season...
Jose Can End United's Circus Act
WEST Brom (twice), Everton, Newcastle, Tottenham, Liverpool, City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Southampton (twice) and Norwich City.The list of teams that have won Premier League games at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson made his final bow is way too...
Last Images of Man in 'Murder' Mystery
POLICE investigating the mysterious disappearance of a Manchester man they suspect was murdered have released CCTV of his last known sighting.The footage shows Michael Martin, 25, behaving erratically and then running away from an Esso petrol station...
More Misery for David Platt as He Takes a Beating
WIDOWER David Platt is beaten up in shocking Coronation Street scenes. David, played by Jack P Shepherd, gets into a fight after visiting the pub frequented by thug Macca and his pal Clayton, the lout who killed his wife Kylie.The popular character winces...
News GRID ; ALEXANDRA RUCKI WITH THE STORIES THAT BROKE ACROSS THE CITY OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS
mugging victim stable A man who was viciously mugged on Market Street in Manchester city centre is now in a stable condition, police said. The 47-year-old victim was attacked from behind outside TK Maxx on Saturday at 1.30am. His mobile phone and wallet...
Olympic Champ Kate's Selfie with Old Pals
IT'S a champion's selfie which says a thousand words.This is Olympic gold medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh at her old club the Didsbury Greys - proving she will never forget the Manchester roots which catapulted her to the top.The Stockport-born defender,...
Pep Jumps to the Defence of Spot-On Sergio
PEP Guardiola has praised sixshooting Sergio Aguero for his DEFENSIVE qualities in Manchester City's great start to the season. The new Blues boss praised the character of the Argentine for confidently despatching the opening goal at Stoke from the penalty...
Railroaded! Driver's on Wrong Track ; TRAM PASSENGER CAPTURES THE MOMENT STRANDED CAR BLOCKS METROLINK ROUTE
A TRAM was forced to come to a full stop after a motorist drove onto Metrolink tracks.The silver Peugeot 206 became lodged on the line close to Barlow Moor Road station, at the junction with Hardy Lane in Chorlton.Metrolink services were temporarily...
Reds Just Perfect for Pogba, Says Antoine
ANTOINE Griezmann believes Paul Pogba has joined the 'perfect' club in Manchester United.Griezmann tweeted excitedly ahead of Pogba's first appearance since rejoining United for Pounds 89million, using the 'Pogback' hashtag The Reds popularised to greet...
Self-Appointed Skipper Leads by Example ; UNITED SPECIAL
ZLATAN Ibrahimovic has been well paid for the first four goals of his United career.But any suggestion he is just here for the money should have drifted away during the final minutes of the 2-0 win over Southampton at Old Trafford on Friday night.The...
Serena Takes over at Agency Following MBO ; THE Pounds 6M TURNOVER COMPANY CREATES CONTENT FOR TV COMMERCIALS, ONLINE AND SHORT FILMS FOR CREATIVE AGENCIES
MANCHESTER-BASED production firm, The Gate Films has been bought by its management team.The deal was led by Serena Fylan, who will now become managing director, and will see the exit of current owners Sarah Jarvis and Simon Lewis after 20 years.As part...
Sterling Still Has His Critics despite a Fantastic Start
WHO to listen to, eh, Raheem? Phil Neville or Pep Guardiola? What a dilemma.It is to be hoped that, with his manager's praise ringing in his ears after another highly effective afternoon's work at Stoke, the City winger did not put his feet up in front...
Thomson Won't Back Down in 'Cheap Hols' Row
HOLIDAY giant Thomson says it will not honour trip to Florida booked at the wrong price - as more families say they have had breaks cancelled.Kristopher Meredith, 29, and his partner, Paul Hales, had their 15-day holiday cancelled after being told it...
Treatment of Cleared Police Officer 'A Disgrace' ; HERO SERGEANT REMAINS SUSPENDED DESPITE BEING ACQUITTED OF SHOPLIFTING
A DECORATED police officer who was cleared of shoplifting has been told he must stay away from work until NEXT YEAR while an internal investigation continues.Sergeant Richard Pendlebury's father - a former Army officer - blasted the move 'a disgrace.'...
Winning Mentality Will Act as Inspiration for 'Loser' Henrikh
IN Jose Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, United have acquired three serial winners who should propel them back up to the level they seldom strayed under Sir Alex Ferguson.Ibrahimovic and Pogba won eight titles in their last four seasons in...
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