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Articles from September 15, 2016

Aces Clip the Robins' Wings ; SPEEDWAY
THE race for the Elite League Play Offs took one final twist last night after the Belle Vue Aces emphatically defeated the Swindon Robins 52-40 at the National Speedway Stadium.A consolation point was all the visitors desperately sought from their trip...
A Tough Pill to Swallow ; PICK OF THE DAY THE DOCTOR WHO GAVE UP DRUGSBBC1, 9pm
HEADACHE? Pop a paracetamol. Bad back? Knock back a couple of codeine. We're all guilty of it, but overuse of medicine is slowly killing us.The affable Dr Chris Van Tulleken, who is fast becoming a welcome regular on the TV documentary circuit, wants...
Barlow's Boys Return to the Cobbles in Latest Corrie Twist
CORONATION Street legend Ken Barlow is about to have his hands full - with the arrival of his clan of Barlow boys returning to Weatherfield.Soap bosses have announced that Scottish actor Sam Robertson is to return to the show as Ken's grandson Adam alongside...
Battle to Stop Theatre Curtains Falling for Good
KNOWN affectionately as The Old Lady of Broughton Bridge, her theatre, panto and bingo hall days are now well behind her and she remains a sleeping beauty.Victoria Theatre was opened in 1900 and constructed in red terracotta, with decorative stained...
Blame Cuts to Police for Rise of Young Yobs ; VIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK
YOUR report concerning the antisocial behaviour of teenagers in Clayton (M.E.N, September 13) will come as no surprise for the occupants of the town or many other towns in Greater Manchester.Like a lot of things in society you do not know how bad something is...
Blues Right to Fork out Pounds 47m to Sign Stones Says Hoddle
FORMER England manager Glenn Hoddle says City were justified in paying a huge fee to land John Stones from Everton.The Blues paid Pounds 47.5m for the defender - a price that raised a few eyebrows.He had struggled for form at Everton last season and...
Blues Sign a Hi-Tech Team
DONT' worry, this isn't Manchester City's new three-man defence - although they look like they would be less injury-prone than Vincent Kompany!No, these are the 'humanoid robots' who will be entertaining Blues fans around the Etihad stadium, singing...
Campaign Going for Gold in Support of Those Affected by Childhood Cancer
BUILDINGS across Manchester and Salford are preparing to 'Go Gold' in support of the tens of thousands of people who have been affected by childhood cancer.The disease is the biggest killer of children under 14, with around 1,600 new cases diagnosed...
Can St Michael's Win Us over? ; PLANS UNVEILED BY FOOTBALLER TURNED DEVELOPER GARY NEVILLE WERE ON DISPLAY TO THE PUBLIC THIS WEEK
GARY Neville 's radical plans for a new Manchester city centre skyscraper and public plaza went on show to the public on Monday and Tuesday.The public were able to view a 3D preview for just two hours on Monday and three-and-a-halfhours on Tuesday to...
City Rated by Stuart Brennan
Exceptional and important save at 2-0 from Stindl and much more secure with his feet when he was called into action.ZABALETA Helped shore up the right side of defence, and add value to the attack down that side with typical professionalism.STONES In...
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...
Dozen MPs Face Losing Their Seats ; Constituencies Shake-Up Sees Plan for New Boundaries
AT least a dozen Greater Manchester MPs face uncertain futures after their constituencies were wiped off the map in a highly contentious proposed shake-up.Bury South, Bury North, Heywood and Middleton, Oldham West and Royton, Oldham East and Saddleworth,...
Early Start on Property Ladder
TWENTY-year-old Sophie Wilcock and her boyfriend Jamie Quinlan, aged 21, recently bought a threebedroom home at Leesbrook View in Lees, Oldham. Sophie is a teaching assistant and Jamie works in sales and construction. They're some of our youngest Shared Ownership...
End of the Road for Local Legend Littler ; SALFORD, SWINTON, LEIGH AND ROCHDALE ACE WILL FINISH PLAYING AT END OF SEASON
SWINTON Lions captain Stuart Littler will retire at the end of the Kingstone Press Championship season.The Ireland international centre - who made 329 appearances for Salford Red Devils between 1998 and 2010 - revealed his decision following Swinton's...
From Washer-Up to the Main Man
IN 1971, a teenage boy from Cheetham Hill applied to work at Manchester town hall, fresh out of school.Howard Bernstein was hired on an annual wage of around Pounds 500 into a role that bore little relation to his aspirations of public service."I saw...
Fury at Teenage Thugs Terrorising Neighbourhood ; HUNDREDS OF M.E.N. READERS VOICE DISGUST AS YOBS MAKE RESIDENTS' LIFE HELL
READERS have reacted with fury to the M.E.N.'s revelation that children as young as 14 are terrorising a neighbourhood and making residents' lives hell.We reported how a gang of up to 40 youths aged between 14 and 17 were carrying out horrific attacks...
Glimpse of Grasshopper at My Feet
UNTIL recently I would walk past the sound of grasshoppers and crickets chirruping away in the grass. I would presume the little chaps would hop out of the way to avoid my camera lens.But I was out this week and a bog bush cricket happily posed while...
Grandad's Fight to Save Man Engulfed in Flames ; 'Human Fireball' Rushed into Restaurant Screaming in Agony
A HERO grandfather has told how he rushed to help a burning man who ran into a restaurant.Andrew Hayton was at Frankie and Benny's at Sandbrook Park, Rochdale, on Tuesday morning when the man, 26, ran in screaming 'I'm burning, I'm burning.' .The quick-thinking...
How Shared Ownership Works, from the Experts at Guinness Homes
IN 1890 Edward Cecil Guinness, the great grandson of the founder of the Guinness Brewery, gave Pounds 200,000 to set up The Guinness Trust. This is the equivalent of at least Pounds 25 million in today's money. He wanted to help improve the lives of...
How Team GB Developed a Winning Formula ; Sponsored columnBusiness Voice A VIEW FROM ANDY GREGORY, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, BGF
IT humours me to think that Manchester was chosen as the host of the Team GB homecoming event because, well, "we know how to throw a party". But genuinely, what a credit to the city.Not only do we have the requisite infrastructure for such a high- profile...
Jamie's Not Worried about 'Curse' of Strictly ; Louise Redknapp, Who Found Fame in the Nineties with Girl Band Eternal, Talks to GABRIELLE FAGAN about Returning to the Spotlight in BBC's Strictly Come Dancing
SHE'S tipped as one of the favourites to win Strictly Come Dancing, but already Louise Redknapp has revealed she's following her own rules when it comes to the competition.For her first appearance - when competitors were paired with their professional...
Lancs Set to Host New City-Based T20 Team
EMIRATES Old Trafford is set to host one of eight city-based teams in a new T20 tournament in one of the biggest shake-ups county cricket has seen.Fifteen of the current 18 counties, along with the MCC, have voted in favour of the tournament at a meeting...
Lisa Riley SLIMMED-DOWN Lisa Riley Plans to Have Surgery [...]
Lisa Riley SLIMMED-DOWN Lisa Riley plans to have surgery on her excess skin - and says saggy skin left over from her weight loss is "worse than Tina Malone's".The former Emmerdale actress, who has shed an incredible 10 stone, says having a lower body...
Lowry Masterpieces on Display
A GALLERY which specialises in northern art is celebrating its tenth anniversary by exhibiting three LS Lowry works.Clark Art in Hale has about 80 pieces being shown by highly-regarded artists, including Adolphe Valette, Theodore Major, William Turner...
Metrolink Chiefs Set for Bid to Run Buses
THE firm behind Metrolink could run Greater Manchester's buses in the future.Bosses at RATP Dev UK, which has operated the trams for Transport for Greater Manchester since 2011, have their sights set on our buses.RATP, among the world's five biggest...
Midfield Maestro Could Prove to Be Steal of the Summer
ILKAY Gundogan needed just 81 minutes to show why Pep Guardiola considered him pivotal to his Etihad revolution.And his masterclass on his debut suggests City might have picked up the bargain of the summer.Guardiola opted against moves for a host of...
Mourinho: We Won't Win This One with Kids ; FEYENOORD V UNITED DE KUIP, TONIGHT 6PM TV: LIVE ON BT SPORTBOSS PICKS SQUAD TO AVOID MIDTJYLLAND-STYLE HUMILIATION
UNITED must not suffer another Midtjylland-style Europa League humiliation this season, says Jose Mourinho.And that's why the Reds boss has overlooked Old Trafford's next generation of hopefuls for the opener in Rotterdam against Feyenoord.In February,...
Mum's Praise for Hero after Car Crash Drama ; Passer-By Catches Driver Who Ran off after Hitting Hired Audi
A MUM has praised a passer-by for chasing down a suspected drink- driver who ploughed into her car and fled the scene.Lydia Rushton and her 13-month-old daughter, Ava, were unharmed during the crash which happened in Eccles on Sunday night.They had been...
News Grid ; Alexandra Rucki with the Stories That Broke across the City over the Last 24 Hours
HUNT FOR MURDERER AFTER JAIL ESCAPE A manhunt has been launched to find the murderer of a mum-of-three who has escaped from open prison. Darren Jackson (pictured), from Oldham, was found guilty of killing Gill Ellis following a trial at Manchester Crown...
Online Scammers Offering 'Dates' with United Stars
A BIZARRE social media scam which offers women dates with top Manchester footballers has been exposed by the M.E.N. Scores of women across Greater Manchester have been approached on Twitter asking if they will go on a date with highprofile football stars.It...
'Our World Fell Apart in a Minute'
THE parents of a young boy who bravely battled and beat an aggressive form of cancer when he was just three say they are living in constant fear that one day the disease will return.In April 2014, Ian and Jane Cubbin's world fell apart after little Josh,...
Over 900,000 Workers Are Now on Zero Hour Contracts ; THE CONTROVERSIAL CONTRACTS CONTINUE TO RISE IN NUMBER
HE number of workers on zero-hours contracts has increased by a fth over the past year, ocial gures show.TJust over 900,000 people say they work on a zero-hours basis in their main job - up from 747,000 a year ago.OFFICE OF NATIONAL STATISTICS e O ce...
Passengers Call Police from Jet to Remove 'Abusive' Group of Women ; HOLIDAYMAKERS THROWN-OFF PLANE AFTER ALLEGED RACIST SLUR
FOUR women who allegedly hurled threats and racist abuse at fellow travellers were thrown off a flight to Ibiza- after the captain and passengers had to call in the police.The women, thought to be aged between 20 and 25, were on board Monarch flight...
Patrols to Crack Down on Rowdy Students
SECURITY staff are to patrol Fallowfield during freshers' week to crack down on nuisance behaviour.University bosses will hire two security guards to act as 'visible guardians' during key dates in the first academic term, including Freshers' Week and...
Pep Tells Supporters: 'We Need You All Here'
PEP Guardiola told Blues to forget about UEFA and turn up for their team after getting City off to a thoroughly convincing start to their Champions League campaign.A 90-minute stroll against Gladbach was preceded by a spirited booing of the UEFA anthem...
Pounds 2,000 Fine Served Up to Fake Booze Bar
THE owners of a bar in an upmarket village have been prosecuted after counterfeit vodka was found on the premises.The company, which runs Bodega bar in Monton, Eccles, has been fined for being in possession of the counterfeit spirit.John Eric Spiby,...
Rugby Club to Rename Road after Tragic Coach ; Club Honour for Dad Found Dead after Struggling with Depression
A RUGBY club is rename a road to honour of a respected coach who died last month.Rochdale Mayfield player-coach Stephen Gartland, who played professionally for Rochdale Hornets, Oldham Roughyeds and Swinton Lions, was found dead in Castleton, in Rochdale,...
Ryan Garner Is a Software Engineer at Bjss ; #Me&myjob
What made you want to get into this line of work? I completed a split degree in Computer Science and Maths at the University of Manchester.My experience at University was a big reason as to why I applied for the role, but I also wanted to stay in Manchester,...
Saint Paul's Celebrates Big Progress
SAINT Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe is celebrating big improvements in progress for all students.All the staff are delighted with the ten percent increase in the number of students achieving A* and A grades.VALUES DRIVEN EDUCATION Saint...
Same Old Storey - Gold Number 13
DAME Sarah Storey had to tell herself to calm down before claiming her 13th Paralympic title.The 38-year-old became Britain's most successful female Paralympian when her 12th gold in the C5 individual pursuit last week saw her overtake wheelchair racer...
Strong Growth for EDM as It Benefits from Brexit Vote ; THE MANCHESTER-HEADQUARTERED COMPANY BROKE GROUND ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A Pounds 1.3M MANUFACTURING FACILITY
EDM, the global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, is on target to grow revenues to Pounds 20m this year.The Manchester-headquartered company, which broke ground on the construction of a new Pounds 1.3m manufacturing...
Students Exceed Expectations at the Co-Operative Academy of Manchester
THIS year's exam results were a source of celebration at The Cooperative Academy of Manchester. Not only did the headline figures show a six percent increase of students getting the highest A*-C grades, but progress measures show that academy students...
Stunning Jones in Red Rose Rescue Act
ROB Jones had to be rescued from the roadside on Tuesday night, but yesterday he became the rescuer with a stunning maiden century to put Lancashire in the hunt for what would be a remarkable win on day three of their Specsavers County Championship clash...
Stunning New Developments across the UK
DOMINION, DONCASTER Dominion is an exciting new development of beautiful, high quality homes with gardens in Doncaster. This vibrant new community benefits from great transport links and proximity to local amenities and is set to become a much sought after...
Superstorm Clear-Up as Rain Returns ; Roads and Shops Hit by Flooding as More Torrential Downpours Predicted
THE clean-up operation across Greater Manchester was in full flow yesterday following Tuesday's superstorm... but more torrential rain could be on the way.The region was battered with two weeks' worth of rain in just one hour, with flooding hitting scores...
Take Refuge with a Stunning Lunch Menu ; THE ALL-DAY FOOD AND DRINK OFFERING ALSO INCLUDES COFFEE, BRUNCH AND LUNCH, AS WELL AS AFTERNOON TEA SERVED IN WINTER GARDEN
MANCHESTER'S hottest new restaurant, The Refuge by Volta, has welcomed its first diners for lunch - and the menu is making us weep into our sandwiches.Opening at The Palace Hotel, the first dishes include small plates such as slow-cooked ox cheek with...
These Are Judges Who Will Shine
DANNII Minogue, Martin Kemp and Amber Riley will join Take That star Gary Barlow on the judging panel on the new BBC One talent show Let It Shine.Singing superstar Dannii, Spandau Ballet musician and actor Martin and former Glee actress and singer Amber...
Top Gun Ilkay Stars as Hitman Kun Strikes
SERGIO Aguero was a one-man thunderstorm as the Blues swamped Gladbach fi but this match saw the birth of a new Blues hero.After Tuesday's postponement as a deluge enveloped Manchester, it was Kun who provided the lightning in another thunderous Blues...
UKFAST on Track to Hit Pounds 40m Revenues
FAST-GROWING technology company UKFast is defying Brexit uncertainty as it marks a record year.The Manchester firm, which provides managed hosting, cloud services and colocation to government, public sector and commercial organisations, reported revenues...
Universal Credit Opened Up New Work for Jayne ; THE FLEXIBLE SERVICE HELPS GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK QUICKLY
UNIVERSAL Credit is gradually replacing six existing benefits and tax credits with a single monthly payment, supporting people who are on low income or out of work.FLEXIBLE Universal Credit is flexible, making it easier to take part-time and short-term...
Why Fiery Fergie Was Furious at Feyenoord
THERE were certainly fireworks when United last visited Rotterdam to face Feyenoord.It was November 5, 1997, and Sir Alex Ferguson's Reds endured a volatile night in Holland.Jose Mourinho takes his United side to the De Kuip Stadium in the Europa League...
Wilson out to Conquer His Waterloo at Blackpool Showpiece
GRAEME Wilson bids to shed the title of 'the best player never to win the Waterloo' when the most famous event in crown green bowls reaches its climax in Blackpool next week.The 44-year-old from Droylsden has won virtually every big title in the game...
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