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Articles from September 9, 2016

16 New Jobs as Textiles Firm Invests Pounds 700,000
YARN manufacturer TBA Textiles has committed to invest a further Pounds 700,000 in new technology and equipment with the support of a Pounds 150,000 grant from the N Brown Textiles Growth Programme.The Rochdale company is a leading manufacturer of high...
48 Hours Inthecity WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS
GIG / CHRIS HELME Former frontman of The Seahorses - the band John Squire formed after leaving The Stone Roses - Chris Helme plays this intimate set at this popular burbs pub.- Fred's Ale House, Stockport Rd, Levenshulme / fredsalehouse.com / 0161 221...
Another Big Moment for the Million Pound Poet ; CITYLIFE /comedyMURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG BRINGS HIS LATEST BOOK TO LIFE ON STAGE AT THE LOWRY NEXT WEEK
FROM the man they called "the million pound poet" after he signed the biggest recording deal the UK poetry scene had ever witnessed to becoming the resident poet on BBC 6 Music: Murray Lachlan Young has certainly scored himself some big career moments.The...
Being without Aguero Will Make Winning the Derby Even Sweeter! ; VIEW FROM THE BLUES City Fan Anthony McGrath
CITY and United must be the most generous clubs in football.The Reds allowed Juventus to avail themselves of the services of Paul Pogba for four years (with an Pounds 87m sweetener thrown in), while in the last week of the transfer window the Blues loaned...
Best of the Rest
Countrywise: GUIDE TO BRITAIN ITV, 8pm WE'RE not suggesting that after ITV saw the huge success of the BBC's Countryfile they decided to make their own version.Course not. For one thing, this doesn't have the weather forecast in it. And it's half an...
'Birds Table' for Women at Men-Only Barber Shop
A BARBER who came under fire for banning women from his shops has come up with a solution - a 'birds table' OUTSIDE.Jonny Shanahan was slammed as 'Neanderthal' for a 'gentlemen only' rule which resulted in women being asked to leave his BarberBarber...
Born Survivor Poppy Proves a Real Class Act
A LITTLE girl who was given a 30 per cent chance of survival after being born three months early is celebrating her first day at school.Poppy Williams weighed just 1lb 7oz when she was born at just 24 weeks into mum Kirsty Williams' pregnancy.At the...
Boss Upbeat as Latics Look for First Home Win
THE first Manchester derby of the Jose Mourinho-Pep Guardiola era may be taking the limelight on Saturday but it isn't just United and City who are in action.All of Greater Manchester's Football League clubs feature in League One tomorrow as the third-tier...
Buzz Is Back for the Showdown between the Top Two in League ; DERBY PREVIEWVIEW FROM THE REDS United Fan Hesham Bilal-Hafiz
IN 2011, Vincent Kompany scored what could be considered a title- winning goal in the derby. Since then, clashes between City and United have not felt as heated or as decisive, with the fate of the Premier League not resting on its outcome.But this time...
Call for Caution on the School Run ; #DRIVETALKING
IT'S that time of the year again as the school run gets into full swing.Dropping the kids off at school may seem like a peaceful and enjoyable experience to some but other factors such as nagging bosses if you are late for work and domestic pressures...
Celebrities Enjoy Top Night out at Circus ; ACTORS GO FOR THE SUMMERY LOOK AS THEY ATTEND GLITZY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PREMIERE
AHOST of celebs took a trip to the mysterious island of Amaluna as Cirque Du Soleil's stunning new production premiered in Manchester.Stars from the small screen, pop music and reality TV attended the glitzy opening performance of the world-famous circus.The...
Centrefield's Record Transfer Window Deals
CENTREFIELD, the newly established sports and media law firm, enjoyed a busy summer having advised on Pounds 400m worth of deals during the football transfer window, including a number of record breaking transfers.The value of deals worked on by the...
Charities Will Benefit from Pub's Birthday Celebrations ; Dukes 92 to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
A WELL-KNOWN city centre pub and restaurant is marking its quarter of a century by vowing to do 25 good deeds in the community.Dukes 92, based in Castlefield, is celebrating its 25th anniversary after originally opening in 1991, with the transformation...
Citylife /Clubs Clubbingnotes
Clubnight / Nuusic x Konoba Dub The two parties come together once again to put on another heavyweight session. With special guest headliners still to be announced, residents confirmed to play include Joe Mac, Jungglah, Rafiki Dubs, Trakis and Murs.-...
Citylife /Music
MUSICNOTES Fundraiser / Hope For Justice Salford's Sacred Trinity Church is hosting an evening of live music and fundraising on behalf of the anti-human trafficking charity Hope for Justice. Packed full of Manc music faves, the line-up includes troubadours...
CITYLIFE /Theatre theatreNOTES
Touring / Adler and Gibb Following a roaringly successful run at the Royal Theatre, Tim Crouch's experimental drama - the story of fictional conceptual artists Adler and Gibb - finally arrives north. Essential viewing for anyone who likes theatre a little...
Citylife /the Weekend
SATURDAYNOTES Gig / Toots & The Maytals If you're looking for a band with legendary status, then Jamaican ska superstars Toots & The Maytals can tick that box - and some. The band behind the likes of Pressure Drop and Monkey Man, they kicked off a scene...
CITYLIFE /the Weekend
SUNDAYNOTES Comedy / Sue Perkins might more often be found discussing soggy bottoms these days on the Great British Bake Off than delivering gags on stage, but the fine comedian is on stage in the region twice this month with a new stand up show, Live!...
Cole: Jose Has to Be 'Sexy' and Play Two Strikers
MARCUS Rashford can form a dream partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at United, according to former Reds striker Andy Cole.The young Mancunian is pushing to start the derby after a winner at Hull was followed up by three goals for England Under-21s in...
Come along and Learn to Sing with the Choir
SINGING in choirs is getting more popular. Some of our region's well established choral societies have discovered the trick of engaging people who thought they couldn't manage it and bringing them to a point where they can do justice to some of the great classical...
Community Fears over Masterplan for Basin Development
A MASTERPLAN to create a new "high quality city centre neighbourhood" in Piccadilly Basin has been unveiled.The plans for the site, much of which is currently used for car parking, involve the building of 1,083 homes, as well as nearly 25,000 square...
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Drug-Fuelled Thugs Jailed for Killing Dad outside Chippy ; Pair Beat 'Loving and Caring' Man, 50, before Stealing Pounds 5 and His Bank Card
TWO killers have been locked up after beating a man to death outside a chip shop before stealing Pounds 5 from his pocket.Edward Wood, 50, was slumped in the doorway of Ocean's Eleven Chip Shop, in Leigh, when he was attacked by Kevin Darbyshire and Dwayne...
Evans Happy to Be Back as Key Man at Lock
SALE Sharks' second-row rock is happy to be back in action after a lay-off.Bryn Evans has been a linchpin in Steve Diamond's pack since joining the Sharks from Biarritz last year. The former All Black recently signed a new three-year deal with the club...
Every Week a Whole New Batch of Exciting Gigs Go on Sale, So We've Picked out Our Hot Tickets and Highlights
MANCHESTER'S music and concert scene always heats up in September as thousands of students come back to the city following the long summer break.Happily that means the show announcements are coming thick and fast too, and among the best shows set to...
Excite & Provoke ; MANCHESTER ARTS CENTRE HOME GOES INTO ITS SECOND YEAR DETERMINED TO CONTINUE THE PHENOMENAL SUCCESS OF ITS OPENING 12 MONTHS
ANCHESTER arts centre HOME is launching a new talent development programme as it unveils its new season.MThe October to March season of theatre, arts, and cinema includes a two-year residency pilot called Made At HOME - a multifaceted scheme designed...
Exhibition Has Definitely Got Oasis Covered ; Fans Get Chance to Recreate Album Photo When Show Finally Arrives in Town
OASIS fans will be able to recreate the cover of Definitely Maybe as acclaimed exhibition Chasing The Sun finally comes to Manchester.The free show will feature a lifesize replica of guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs' West Didsbury living room, where...
Family Feast of Fun ; Citylife /Main Eventramsbottom Festival Is Back for a Sixth Year. Here's What to Expect
IT'S year six for Ramsbottom Festival - the Bury Met's big takeover of the town's cricket ground for three days of live music.It's a family feast of fun, but the biggest draw for lots of people is the extensive line up of big name bands and emerging...
Fernandinho: This Really Is a Special One
FERNANDINHO is predicting that the clash of the two most expensive squads in English football history - and two of the world's best managers - will make for a 'special derby'.The Blues star is set to play a crucial role after Pep Guardiola transformed...
Festival No6 /Day One ; AS USUAL, THERE WAS A MASSIVE MANC PRESENCE AT FESTIVAL NO6 IN PORTMEIRION LAST WEEKEND. HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS WE ENJOYED
SINCE the First Festival No. 6 at the cute and curious Welsh village of Portmeirion five festivals ago, Manchester has always had a strong presence.They used to affectionately call it Manchester on sea; but now the word is out and the crowd is more diverse...
Festival No6 /Day Two
MUD and Blossoms: they'll be the two big talking points of day two at Festival No. 6. Lets talk about the first of those - a hot topic at all UK festivals, the one drama everyone prays they'll avoid, but 12 hours of persistent heavy rain have turned...
FILMNOTES ; CITYLIFE /Film
HELL OR HIGH WATER (15) .... Toby Howard (Chris Pine, above) is determined to save his family's Texas ranch from foreclosure by robbing banks with his fiery-tempered brother, Tanner (Ben Foster). They plan to hit several branches of Texas Midland, which...
Football World Is Watching ; JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THE DERBY RIVALRY COULDN'T GET ANY MORE INTENSE...ALONG COME MOURINHO AND GUARDIOLA! NOW ALL EYES ARE ON MANCHESTER TOMORROW
AT 12.30pm tomorrow, the eyes of the world will be on Old Trafford.Whether it's Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva, it feels like Manchester is the centre of the universe again.It's clear these sides' fortunes will no...
Fresh Tips to Make the Most of Our City ; Manchester Welcomes a New Intake of Students Next Week - HERE'S SOME VITAL INFO THAT SHOULD HELP THEM FEEL AT HOME
IF you're one of the new intake of students to Manchester this month, it might be encouraging to know you're about to join an academic community with a population of 80,000.Students are drawn to Manchester's many universities from all over the world,...
Golden Girl!
DAME Sarah Storey won her 12th Paralympic gold medal on the opening day of the Rio Games.The 38-year-old swimmer-turned-cyclist surpassed former wheelchair racer Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson as the British female with the most Paralympic titles by winning...
HERE'S Your Chance to Win Tickets [...]
HERE'S your chance to win tickets to see high-flying World Championship rally action at Cheshire's picturesque Cholmondeley Castle next month.We have three family RallyFest passes (for two adults and two children) to give away.RallyFests deliver a day...
High-Risk Patients Will Go Elsewhere ; Safety Measures to Be Stepped Up at Hospital
AMBULANCES are to stop taking patients with immediately lifethreatening illnesses to North Manchester General Hospital as safety measures are stepped up.From this month, people whose lives are in imminent danger will be taken to the next nearest emergency...
Hospitals Need Skilled Managers in Charge ; VIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK
FOLLOWING the problems at Stepping Hill Hospital, M Maguire of Stockport raises the issue (Viewpoints, August 11) about why the hospitals are not being run properly.The answer is that many of the top senior managers in NHS trusts are appointed from within...
Innocent Teenager Caught in Crossfire of Vicious Gang War
JESSIE James loved badminton, swimming and - like any teenager - knocking around with his mates.The Manchester Academy pupil was doing just that on September 9, 2006, as he cycled with friends through Broadfield Park in Moss Side with his friends.His...
Inspectors Say School Is Making the Grade
A SCHOOL which was on the brink of failure two years ago has been transformed.Moorside Community Primary in Swinton was labelled as 'requires improvement' in 2014 but inspectors have now graded it as good overall with two outstanding judgements for leadership...
It's 20/1 Either Pep or Jose End Up in the Stands
THERE can no longer be any doubt that this is THE derby matchfia game eagerly awaited around the world with the most expensively assembled group of superstar players in the history of the game.City and United splashed out spectacularly in the summer...
It's Advantage Guardiola in the Battle with Mourinho
THE rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola is one of the most famous in modern football, and it's one the City boss seems is winning.The two managers have faced each other 16 times in the past.Guardiola has come out on top most often, winning...
Japan Is Just Ab Fab ; PICK OF THE DAY JOANNA LUMLEY'S JAPAN, ITV, 9pm
OANNA Lumley can do no wrong in our eyes.JSeriously, we'd happily just sit on the floor while she read out the phone book, so getting to be her travel companion as she journeys across this stunning country and witnessing the wonders through her eyes...
Landing Expands Team to Drive Growth
THE Landing, MEDIACITYUK's technology and enterprise hub, has recruited Maya Dibley and Dan Sodegren, pictured below, to help implement a number of new services and facilities.Dibley has been appointed head of programmes and partnerships, and joins from...
Life's a Drag for Exhibition Curator Jez ; Celebration of City's Scene on Show at Central Library
AS an artist who works with printmaking, photography, performance and installations, I'm creating new works from archival sources and I'm particularly interested in researching histories and personal archives connected to Queer identity.My new exhibition,...
Lowry's Name Dropped from Outlet Mall ; Salford Residents Angry at Plans for 'Manchester' Centre
LOWRY Outlet mall at MediaCityUK is set for a rebrand and will no longer bare the name of the 20th century painter.The move comes just months after the shopping centre added 'Manchester' to its name, despite it being situated entirely in Salford.Peel...
Man, 25, Arrested over Death of Baby Boy
POLICE have launched a murder investigation after an eight month-old child died from 'multiple injuries.' .Police and paramedics were called to a home in Rochdale on Tuesday morning after receiving concerned calls about the welfare of a child.Officers...
Married GP Goes beyond the Call of Duty
A GP praised for turning up to work on his wedding day because of a staffing crisis has proven his dedication to the job again - taking time out from his honeymoon to explain his ambition to help patients more.Last week the M.E.N. revealed how Dr Masud...
Mourners Attend Funeral of Tragic Charity Fundraiser
FAMILY and friends of a popular charity volunteer who died after falling ill during a fundraising trek gathered to pay tribute to him at his funeral.Farhad Zulfiqar, 27, passed away on Monday after catching pneumonia during the mountain climbing expedition...
News GRID ALEXANDRA RUCKI WITH THE STORIES THAT BROKE ACROSS THE CITY OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ; M.E.N. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 Stay Up to Date with the Big Stories on Alexandra's Live Blog at Manchestereveningnews.Co.UK Every Weekday from 6.30am
PUBLIC WARNED OVER ASSAULT SUSPECT Police are warning members of the public to not approach a man who is wanted in connection to a domestic-violence incident. Alan Bradshaw (pictured), 45, from Bolton, is wanted in connection with an assault and making...
Off-Centre Stars That Are Coming Soon ; the Burgeoning Restaurant Scene in Manchester Isn't Confined to the City Centre - Some Great Places Are Coming to the Suburbs and beyond, Too
THERE'S no doubt that the restaurant scene in Manchester is booming. But some of the best spots aren't restricted to the city centre.Among the flurry of new restaurant announcements, some of the most exciting are in the suburbs.High rates and overheads...
Pep and Jose Will Be at the Height of Their Powers
CITY have started their season with perfect results and encouraging performances.Pep Guardiola appears to have reenergised the players he inherited and invested wisely in new recruits to take a 100 per cent record into tomorrow's derby.West Ham threatened...
Please Speak out and Give Jessie Justice
THE mother of tragic Jessie James has made a heartfelt plea for vital information to finally bring her son's killer to justice.On the 10th anniversary of his murder, Barbara Reid urged witnesses to have the courage to come forward and finally give her...
Scarred Attack Victim Claims Dog Should Have Been Destroyed
A RUGBY player who was scarred for life after being attacked by a friend's dog has criticised officials for allowing the animal to live.Jonathan Butler, 24, was bitten in the mouth and nose by Karen Crielly's pet mongrel at her home in Salford in February...
Security Guard's Gesture Is Praised
HUNDREDS of people touched by the kind actions of a security guard who paid for a struggling pensioner's shopping have praised his generosity.Social media has been flooded with heart-warming responses to Aldi staff worker, Louis Pierre Yonsian, who handed...
SHADY GOINGS ON ; Gothic Gorgeousness, Eccentric Eyeliner and a Healthy Dose of Glitter: AW16 Brings a Bounty of Beauty Inspiration. KATIE WRIGHT Runs Down the Season's Top Hair and Make-Up Trends
NEW fashion season is upon us, but it's not just a clothes shopping list you should be compiling.AMake-up artists were in their element at the AW16 shows, on the one hand creating spellbinding looks to match the dramatic fashion collections, on the other...
Shop Left Destroyed by Early-Morning Blaze
A CONVENIENCE store was left destroyed after a huge blaze engulfed the building.Firefighters were called to Costcutter, on Kings Road, Ashton, after fire broke out just before 6.45am yesterday.Four fire engines and a hydraulic platform were required...
Soap Watch ; Your Guide to All the Drama in the Square, on the Cobbles and in the Dales
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm BELLE'S at rock bottom - sleeping rough, starving and being tormented by her so-called friend Ellie, who says no-one is looking for her or cares about her.Belle's sleeping rough Little does she know her family have all been pounding...
Soul Star
T WAS a bit of a shame really, but Kia's rst-generation compact SUV Soul crossover never quite made it to the big time in the UK.IHowever, things have now changed somewhat for the quirky fun, fun, fun model from the South Korean marque.e second-generation...
Stars Do the Conga at Steph's Birthday Bash ; Fun Scenes at Swanky Private Bar as PR Firm Boss Throws Shindig
IT'S not often you get the stars of The Only Way is Essex, the Real Housewives of Cheshire, Love Island, The X Factor and soap favourites from Hollyoaks and Emmerdale partying all under one roof.Let alone get them all doing the conga through a swanky...
Strike It Rich.The Other Deadly Hitmen on Show at Old Trafford Tomorrow
WAYNE ROONEY HIS position in the United team remains under scrutiny and Jose Mourinho will not give him the luxuries that Sam Allardyce afforded. The former Everton man has enjoyed himself in this fixture, though, and he has started the season with significant contributions,...
Stu Knows Best? the Full Derby Lowdown ; FORGET GUARDIOLA V MOURINHO, THIS IS THE BIGGEST FOOTBALLING RIVALRY IN MANCHESTER - BRENNAN V MATHIESON
UNITED and City go head-to-head in the 172nd derby tomorrow, the first big test of a bold new era for both clubs.We asked our chief United writer Stuart Mathieson and chief City writer Stuart Brennan the vital questions ahead of the Old Trafford clash.WHAT...
Superintendent Is Honoured at National Awards
A TOP cop who played a key role in tackling the riots of 2011 and who 'always goes the extra mile' has won an award for outstanding leadership from his peers.Supt Jim Liggett was a commander in Manchester when hundreds went on the rampage in the city...
The French Connection ; Mourinho Hopes Stars Can Persuade Griezmann to Sign
JOSE Mourinho is hopeful United's French contingent could convince Antoine Griezmann to join the club next year.M.E.N. Sport understands United have earmarked Atletico Madrid goalscorer Griezmann, 25, as their primary target for the 2017 summer transfer...
THE FRENCH CONNECTION ; MOURINHO HOPES STARS CAN PERSUADE GRIEZMANN TO SIGN [City Region]
JOSE Mourinho is hopeful United's French contingent could convince Antoine Griezmann to join the club next year.M.E.N. Sport understands United have earmarked Atletico Madrid goalscorer Griezmann, 25, as their primary target for the 2017 summer transfer...
The Sleep Lab ; One of the Many Amazing Projects That Make Up the Manchester Science Festival Is One That Will Bring a Public Sleep Cell to the Arndale
MANCHESTER Science Festival has revealed full details of its 2016 programme, which runs from Thursday, October 20 to Sunday, October 30.A new feature is The Chronarium Sleep Lab, which will see Manchester Arndale transformed into a communal haven for...
THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE ; Three Years after Their First Meeting Manc Duo Shield Patterns Have Released Their Most Accomplished Album Yet. and Are Now Taking It Live
MANCUNIAN duo Shield Patterns - comprising Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox - are seated in Oldham Street's Night and Day Cafe, their minds happily adrift in nostalgia. It was just over three years ago that the duo first met in this very venue: Brentnall performing...
Time Is Right for Kelechi and Rash ; to Nine in 20 Appearances. and Netted in the FA Academy Stars Could Overshadow Big Names
TOMORROW'S derby could be the most valuable in history in terms of the value of the players on the pitch.United and City spent in excess of Pounds 150m this summer as Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola shaped their sides for an assault on the Premier League...
Top Marks for the Uk's Best Restaurant ; SIMON ROGAN'S L'ENCLUME IN CARTMEL HAS BEEN NAMED THE FINEST IN THE COUNTRY... AGAIN. AND WE CAN'T ARGUE WITH THAT
L'ENCLUME - you've probably heard of it. The restaurant by Simon Rogan was recently named the best in the UK again , taking the title for the fourth year in a row.Opened in 2002, the restaurant favours stripped-back, seasonal dining, and specialises...
Tunnel Vision Is a Pain in the Glass for Blues
A GLASS tunnel will be installed as part of another major revamp at the Etihad - but it has left some fans fuming over a planned seat move.The club have announced new plans for the upgrade of the Colin Bell Stand. As well as new dressing rooms, warm-up...
Volvo's Green Machine Has Whiff of Success
IF you have ever been lucky enough to be able to buy a new car, you will know there is something the first time you drive it which is not just about equipment, performance or even the envy of the neighbours.I am talking about a new car's smell - there...
Wherefore Art Thou Romeo? ; THE ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA IS ONE OF THE PRETTIEST HATCHBACKS ON THE ROAD TODAY, BUT IS IT ANY GOOD? WE PUT IT TO THE TESTby: SIMON DAVISemail: Motors@trinitymirror.com
ALFA Romeo put the Giulietta under the knife earlier this year, updating the hatch's already rather pretty face in the process.A new honeycomb grille features prominently on the car's nose, while piano black bumper inserts and revised headlamps have...
Wildfire Cuts Loose for a New Party
CUTLOOSE is one of the more established parties on the Manchester scene, known for its esoteric bookings and loyal crowd. Now, hoping to avoid a case of difficult second album syndrome, the team behind the night are launching a "side jam", Wildfire,...
Young Boy's Shocking 8-Minute Attack on Cat Caught on CCTV
A TINY young boy as young as FIVE has been caught on camera launching kicks and punches at a cat before throwing it at a bush - but at the last moment, the animal manages to get its revenge.Shocking footage shows the child - wearing a 'here comes trouble' T-shirt...
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