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Articles from September 17, 2016

A City United by Grand Designs of Stellar Stadiums
MANCHESTER'S two great football stadiums were designed almost a century apart but each has a remarkable history as a work of design and engineering.When Old Trafford opened in 1910, it was described as 'a wonder to behold'. Designed by the great Archibald...
A Guide to Going off Road ; Turning Your Front Garden into Off-Street Parking Can Be a Big Bonus - but Check Your Planning Rights First, Says JULIA GRAY
AFRONT garden can add considerable value to your home if it's turned into off-street parking, especially in expensive urban areas. Depending on the size of the garden and the number of cars your household has, you may not want to turn the whole front...
Albert Is a Fascinating Human Being ; MARION MCMULLEN Finds out How Tom Hughes Is Bringing Passion to One of the World's Great Royal Love Affairs
It was not exactly love at first sight between Victoria and Albert. Why was there a frostiness at the start? WHEN Albert was five his mother left him and his brother and ran off with his father's equerry. She then passed away a few years later, so Albert's...
Alexa Is Going to Be Your New Best Friend ; Later This Month, We'll Finally Be Able to Open Our Doors to Amazon's Electronic Assistant
ho's Alexa, you say? WYou clearly haven't been listening (unlike her). Alexa is the voice that brings the Amazon Echo to life. And Amazon revealed this week that she's finally coming the the UK. You can order an Amazon Echo right now for delivery on...
A Luxury Getaway at Home
IS there anything nicer than staying in a lovely hotel? The clean sheets, the fluffy towels and the fresh "newness" of the room. It's one of my favourite things to do, and not just because it means a night away from the kids and the washing-up!I prefer...
Ambulance Trust Most Complained about in England
THE North West Ambulance Service has become the most complainedabout NHS trust in England - with an average of six written complaints every day.New data shows the service had a total of 2,154 written complaints during the financial year 2015/16.No other...
APP of the WEEK
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM (iOS and Android, free) IF you're in any way interested in photography, you will know of Lightroom - Adobe's industry standard photo management application for Windows and Mac.Slowly and steadily, Adobe has been improving its...
BADDIES RULE, AS DISNEYLAND DOES HALL WEEN ; Enjoy Some Frightfully Good Fun in France This Autumn
ATRIP to Disneyland Paris is magical whatever time of the year you visit but Halloween season is extra special as the resort pulls out all the stops to celebrate the spooky holiday.From October 1 to November 2, the park in Marne-la-Vallee, Paris, gets...
Ben and Sophie's Story: Staircasing with Shared Ownership
BEN Short, 27, bought his first home three years ago using Shared Ownership. He recently decided to staircase (buy more shares) in his home and he tells us about his experience.Ben and his wife Sophie, both from Cheshire, started looking for their first...
BIG Ideas for Small Spaces ; as Our Outdoor Spaces Continue to Get Smaller, HANNAH STEVENSON Chats to Top Garden Designer Noel Kingsbury, Who Offers Tips on the Best Plants for Petite Places
THINK your garden is too small to have the wow factor? Too cramped for carpets of colour or sizeable shrubs? Think again, because most of us have small gardens, particularly people in urban areas, and designers have long been creating plant combinations...
'Brave Little Soldier' Dies in Mum's Arms after Being Hit by Car ; Family's Heartbreaking Tribute to Three-Year-0ld They Adored
THE devastated mother of a threeyear-old boy who died after being hit by a car has paid tribute to her 'brave little soldier' who looked at her one last time before closing his eyes and passing away.Muhammad Bilal Ahmed died in his mum's arms after being...
Bugs Beat the Back to School ; the Children Are Settling Back in to School, but with the Department of Education Revealing That 56% of Pupils Missed at Least One Day Due to Illness Last Autumn, JANE HAASE Looks at the Most Common Ailments and How Best to Treat Them
COUGHS AND COLDS YOUNG children get colds quite often because their immune systems are still developing. Symptoms are similar to those in adults including a blocked or runny nose, sneezing and sometimes a high temperature.TREATMENT: Encourage your child...
Champion Smith Says Defending Title Will Prove Doubters Wrong
LIAM Smith plans on shocking the world tonight when he defends his WBO light-middleweight title against boxing superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.Smith, who trains at Joe Gallagher's Gym in Bolton, faces Canelo at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, with up to...
Cops Feel the Fear but Do It Anyway in Dark New Drama ; We Never Really Know What Others Think, So Why Worry? but It Does Make Fertile Ground for a Crime Drama. the Stars of ITV's Tense New Series, Paranoid, Tell Gemma Dunn What's in Store An
PICK OF THE WEEK PARANOID ITV, Thursday 9pm IT'S been a stellar year for crime-drama fans - and it's not over yet, as ITV prepares to serve up its latest fix in the form of eight-part conspiracy thriller, Paranoid.But don't expect your run-of-themill...
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...
Dessert 2 ; MELT-IN-THE-MIDDLE CHOCOLATE PUDDINGS (MAKES 8)
INGREDIENTS 125g butter, plus extra for greasing Cocoa powder, to dust 200g dark chocolate, chopped 2 eggs plus 2 yolks 100g caster sugar 25g plain flour Cream and berries, to serve METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 180 [degrees]C/160 [degrees]C fan/gas...
Drug Lords' Gangster Tax Bill of Just Pounds 1 ; the Gang Made Substantial Amounts of Money from Crime
A GANG who made millions from a plot to smuggle drugs into the UK have been hit with gangster tax bills - but two of them only have to repay Pounds 1. Peter Hall, 51, Seamus Ward, 35, and Michael McLouglin, 58, were jailed last year for 20 years each...
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...
Explosive Trial Begins as David Faces Kylie's Killer
DAVID Platt is set to come face to face with Kylie's killer as Clayton Hibbs stands trial for her murder in upcoming scenes on Coronation Street.The grieving hairdresser, played by Jack P Shepherd, heads to Weatherfield Crown Court to see thug Hibbs,...
Fighting to Ensure Our Nurses Get a Fair Deal ; VIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK
I WRITE in response to the letter from R Swindells of Bolton (M.E.N. Viewpoints, September 9).The Royal College of Nursing strongly disputes the view that it is partly responsible for hospitals 'not being run properly' due to managers being appointed...
From Bin to Bloom ; TAKE YOUR RECYCLING TO THE NEXT LEVEL BY BUYING REVIVE
REVIVE(R) - a multi-purpose compost that's made from our household food and garden waste.Did you know that the food and garden waste from your recycling bin can be transformed into peat-free compost? This can then be used to fulfil your compost needs...
From the Gp's Surgery
AS WE have one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Western Europe, we need to talk about sex.This year's Sexual Health Week, (starting September 12), encourages us to do just that as it aims to promote awareness about STIs,...
Guardiola Always Looks to the Future ; City Boss Reveals Why He's Not Resting on His Laurels
PEP Guardiola has given an insight into the obsessive personality that has driven City to a perfect start to the season.His side have registered seven wins from seven games, lighting up both the Premier League and the Champions League with the quality...
Guardiola's Tricky Task - How to Fit Midfield Maestro Gundogan into Team Full of Stars
ILKAY Gundogan could have hardly have done more to impress on his City debut.The German midfielder returned from a four-month layoff to deliver a midfield masterclass against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League on Wednesday.Playing in an...
Gundogan Coming in KEY ISSUES FOR BLUES ANALYSIS
- GUNDOGAN COMING IN FOR SILVA? GIVEN all the signings City have made in the Mansour era, there's rarely been an assured debut quite like Ilkay Gundogan's against Borussia Monchengladbach midweek.That creative display was befitting of the man who became...
Have Some Good, Clean Fun ; Hit the Sand and Do Your Bit for This Year's Great British Beach Clean from September 16-19
OH WE DO like to be beside the seasidefi but there's nothing worse than feeling the sand between your toes - along with a load of litter.The Marine Conservation Society works hard to keep our bays and beaches clean and encourage us to help them, which...
Hero Doc Saves Man's Life after Heart Attack on a Garage Forecourt ; Pensioner's Daughter Thanks Gp as Father Recovers in Hospital
THE daughter of a pensioner who had a heart attack on a petrol station forecourt has thanked an off-duty doctor who may have saved his life.When Alan Bulmer suffered a cardiac arrest at Gordons Limes Service Station in Worsley, Salford, Dr Nigel Hyams...
He's Best Known as a Red Devil, but Is He a Poet Too, Our Gary Neville?
FOOTBALL may occasionally be poetry in motion, but it's not often a player is associated with the real thing.But move over, Carol Ann Duffy - Gary Neville is branching out.The former United star's website which promotes his planned St Michael's development...
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...
Isis-Inspired Murderers Killed Respected Imam for Using 'Black Magic' ; Former United Steward Holds His Head in His Hands as He Is Found Guilty
A FORMER Manchester United steward has been jailed for life for the Isis-inspired murder of a respected Rochdale imam.Mohammed Syeedy, 21, has been convicted of helping to kill Jalal Uddin, 71, in a brutal hammer attack in Rochdale on February 18 this year...
I Value My Privacy. It's What Keeps Me Sane ; Julie Walters Portrays the Loyal Wife Thrust into the Spotlight When a Veteran Comedian Is Caught Up in a Sex-Abuse Scandal in Channel 4's Bold New Drama National Treasure. She Tells SUSAN GRIFFIN about Tackling a Sensitive Subject
JULIE Walters is recalling a scene on the set of Channel 4 series Indian Summers, in which her character, the delightfully conniving Cynthia Coffin, was required to carry a tray.The image instantly brought to mind her portrayal of an elderly waitress...
I've Bounced Back with England Call
HASEEB Hameed has revealed heartbreak nine months ago spurred him on to an England Test call-up.The 19-year-old Lancashire opener has been named in the squad for the series in Bangladesh which starts next month.And while he admits it was an emotional...
Jose: I Don't Have to Be Mr Motivator ; WATFORD V UNITEDMANAGER SAYS HIS PLAYERS SHOULDN'T NEED EXTRA ENCOURAGEMENT TO PLAY FOR TEAM LIKE UNITED
JOSE Mourinho has challenged his players to prove they deserve the lifestyle United's money provides after two defeats in a row.The Reds head to Watford on Sunday after two defeats in six days, first to City and then Feyenoord.Mourinho has said he will...
Lacrosse Star Dies of Suspected Heart Attack Aged Just 26 ; Tributes to Much-Loved England International Goalkeeper
A LACROSSE star who played for England has died suddenly after playing football with friends.Tributes have poured in for muchloved Anthony Hayes, from Stockport, who is believed to have suffered a heart attack.The 26-year-old goalkeeper and captain of...
Latics Chief Wants to See Big Improvement for Trip to Sky Blues
ALL of Greater Manchester's League One teams are in action today as part of a full Football League schedule.Oldham sit in 17th place after picking up seven points from the same number of games ahead of a trip to winless Coventry City.Latics manager Stephen...
Lights, Colour, Action, What More Do You Want? ; LUMINES: PUZZLES AND MUSIC IOS
AS A teenager I whiled away many an hour on Tetris. I guess it appealed to my OCD side.The satisfaction of neatly ordering those shapes, the zen-like calmness as line after neatly stacked line vanished, the rising panic when I fudged the placing of a...
Lord Mayor Cracks Open Oktoberfest
ALBERT'S Schloss has cracked the opening keg on its first Oktoberfest.The Peter Street bier haus and bar has imported five small batch Bavarian brews to launch its inaugural beer festival - all of which are usually exclusively stocked at Munich's world...
'Loving, Caring Jalal Was Close to perfect'Loving, Caring Jalal Was Close to Perfect'
THE family of murdered Rochdale religious leader Jalal Uddin have paid tribute to the 'caring loving man' - and blasted the man convicted of his killing for showing 'no remorse or sympathy'.In a statement following Syeedy's conviction, Mr Uddin's family said:...
Magnificent M Nday! ; Exclusive: National Olympic Parade Set to Take Place in Manchester on October 17
THE national Olympic parade in Manchester is expected to take place on Monday, October 17, the M.E.N. has learned.The huge celebration is planned for mid-afternoon and is likely to take a route down Deansgate.Government officials have not yet announced...
Manchesterpoptrail
ONE of the joys of Sunday morning is heading to a car boot sale searching for that elusive piece of Manchester memorabilia. SO imagine my delight when, in a batch of old concert programmes, I found one for the Palace Theatre in Manchester dated Monday,...
Mary Poppins' Sweep Wasn't Really a Cockney Donald Trump as President, He's ; More Than Half a Century on, Dick Van Dyke Is Still Happy to Chat about Mary Poppins. Then Again, He Has Time for Most Subjects - in the Name of Good Ol' Entertainment - as KATE WHITING Discovers
Anot lost an ounce of the charm, humour and joie de vivre that propelled him to global stardom in 1964's Mary Poppins. Neither does he seem to have tired of discussing his character Bert - the all- singing, all-dancing chimney sweep - and his rather...
Mayor Takes Pay Cut for Community
SALFORD'S elected mayor is taking a Pounds 6,000 pay cut to help finance a community event.An independent review has recommended that Paul Dennett's Pounds 69,000 salary should be increased.But instead, the mayor has decided to slash his own pay packet...
Mourinho Tells Pogba: 'Forget about Price Tag'
JOSE Mourinho has urged Paul Pogba to ignore his world record fee tag and is backing the Pounds 89m midfielder to bounce back to form.The Frenchman was brought back to the club in the summer from Juventus with the Reds making him the most expensive player...
News GRID ; ALEXANDRA RUCKI WITH THE STORIES THAT BROKE ACROSS THE CITY OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS
killer goes on run from jail Police have launched a manhunt to find a convicted killer who has absconded from open prison. Stuart Brownhill, 59, was missing at the 5am roll call at HMP North Sea Camp, in Lincolnshire, yesterday. His last registered address...
Nicole McClurg Looks Back at Honour for Manchester Royal Scot ; NICOLE MCCLURG Looks Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago
LANCE Corporal A Pole, Royal Scots, 20 Moreton Street, Strangeways, has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery. He enlisted in October 1914, and is 18 years of age.Pole, who is a bomb-thrower, was wounded on July 1 and again on August...
Old Club Is Sexed Up for Burlesque Night
THANKS to the booming Burlesque scene in Manchester, the city is set to get its first permanent venue dedicated to the enduring art form, based in the former Hellfire Club in north Manchester.The club - which closed just over two years ago and re-opened under...
Osborne's Powerhouse Think-Tank
FORMER chancellor George Osborne has launched his own think-tank.The Tory MP for Tatton appeared on stage with council leaders and business and university bosses to launch his Northern Powerhouse Partnership - a new private sectorled think-tank aimed...
Plumlife Give Mum-of-Two Fresh Start ; HELEN IS A 47-YEAR-OLD PLUMLIFE CUSTOMER WHO LIVES AT BECKET'S BROW, CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH
HELEN Barrie lives with her two children aged 11 and 5. She is a self-employed hairdresser and is originally from Hull. She previously lived in Dove Holes, Derbyshire and recently bought a three bedroomed house.I can living at Brow is come Helen said:...
Raise a Glass ; with Andy Cronshaw
In my experience the term 'organic' is one that is happily associated with wine. In other words, when I'm told a wine is organic my expectations are not lowered, rather they are often raised.That's because it normally indicates a fastidious approach...
Rave on! ; MALTA HOSTS WHAT ALEX HIBBERT THINKS IS THE BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD, IN THE BEST PLACE
I'M perched on a speaker box and a DJ is spinning records a meter to my right. About four meters in front of me is a stage on which dance superstar Katie B is performing to a few thousand people.It's at this point where I start to think that Lost and...
Sale Left Feeling Sour by Cherry and Whites ; Sale 13 GLOUCESTER 26
THE curse of Gloucester struck again last night as the Sharks were beaten 26-13 at the AJ Bell Stadium.The Cherry and Whites inflicted Sale's only home domestic defeat of last season with a 12-11 win and Salford proved a happy hunting ground again for...
Scholes Tells Struggling Pogba to Keep Things Simple
PAUL Scholes said Paul Pogba was 'all over the place' during United's Europa League defeat to Feyenoord and advised the midfielder to 'keep it simple'.After an erratic performance in the Manchester derby Pogba struggled again in Rotterdam. The France...
School's out for Martha ; College Work Done, Bake off Star Martha Collison Is Finally Free to Fully Enjoy Her Burgeoning Cake-Making Career. She Talks to KEELEY BOLGER about Her Whirlwind Two Years since Appearing on the Popular TV Show
HE last two years have been rather dizzying for Martha Collison.TBack in 2014, aged 17, she competed in the fifth series of The Great British Bake Off, finishing a-not-so shabby fifth place. Since then, she's baked for the Queen, given the Archbishop...
Six of the Best ; BAKING GADGETS
COMPACT BLACK BREADMAKER 23620 Pounds 59.99, Russell Hobbs (uk.russellhobbs.com) SIMPLICITY is the order of the day here with the option of making three different sizes of loaf using 12 different programmes - including one for a 55-minute speedy bake. The...
Skipper Scott Hopes for Ace Finale
BELLE Vue Aces captain Scott Nicholls says it would be 'tremendous' for his team to outdo their performance in last year's play-offs and go on to be crowned the 2016 Elite League Champions.The Rentruck Aces secured their rank as top flight No.1 after...
Smarter for 10 ; MONEY, MONEY, MONEY: MARION MCMULLEN TAKES FIVE AS PLASTIC CASH ARRIVES
smarter for 10 in the money? 1Who's THE new plastic Pounds 5 note featuring former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill is now in circulation. A polymer plastic Pounds 10 note with novelist Jane Austen on it will follow next summer and a new...
Stones Sets His Sights on Captain's Role
JOHN Stones has outlined his ambition to captain City and England in the future.And the Pounds 47.5m centre-back insists he feels no pressure after becoming the most expensive defender in the history of British football.Stones has made an outstanding...
Storm Start New Season with Trip to Scottish Clan
MANCHESTER Storm get their Elite League season under way this weekend with a double header of fixtures.They begin their campaign with a trip to Scotland to face Braehead Clan tonight, before returning to Altrincham tomorrow to host Coventry Blaze in...
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...
TAKE That Star Gary Barlow [...] ; Email: Katie.Fitzpatrick@trinitymirror.Com Phone: 0161 211 2816 Twitter: @CelebManchester Katie Fitzpatrick with All the Inside Stories
TAKE That star Gary Barlow has celebrated tickets going on sale for his musical 'The Girls' in the West End - by stripping off!The moving comedy musical, about plucky Women's Institute members who bared all for a nude calendar, opens in London's West...
Tech That. ; A ROUND-UP OF THE LATEST NEWS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 SAMSUNG has not had a great week. High hopes were held for its Galaxy Note7 tablet/phone - but those hopes went up in smoke when some of the devices exploded while being charged or just after.Samsung says the battery issue has now...
The Poems
A city born from revolution, That leads, that does not follow, A city crafted through evolution, That designs its own tomorrow. Rising from the ashes, Of attacks against its heart, Inspiring to the masses, The city's geniality an art. A famous man once...
Tragic Mum 'Failed' Three Times by Docs ; INQUEST TOLD THAT WOMAN WAS REPEATEDLY ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL WITH STOMACH PAINS
A MUM died after doctors failed three times to recognise her bowel condition, an inquest has heard.Susan Lindley, 54, from Stalybridge, died on August 21, 2014, after being admitted to hospital three times with severe stomach pain.An investigation by...
Travel Offers ; the Latest Deals, Advice, and News
FUERTEVENTURA SOVEREIGN (01293 762 003, www.sovereign.com) offers seven nights in Fuerteventura, staying at the five-star Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf and Spa Resort on a B&B basis from Pounds 1,999 per family of three - saving up to Pounds 145...
Watson Looks for Repeat Performance from Devils
HAVING stopped a three-game losing streak in impressive style last time out, Salford are hoping to keep their Super League safety bid on track when London Broncos arrive at the AJ Bell Stadium today.And after naming the same 19-man squad that ran in...
Where Ross Is Boss ; with Poldark Back on Our Screens, Frances Taylor Visits the Cornish Locations Which Provide the Stunning Backdrops to the Action
CLIMBING a cliff-top path and weaving through an endless carpet of heather, I look up to see a series of mines on the horizon. At St Agnes Head, which doubles for Nampara Valley in popular BBC drama Poldark, the unspoiled South West Coast Path leads...
Why Rojo's Time with Reds Is Becoming So Rotten
JOSE Mourinho said last month he 'could not wait for September' but he might be listening to Green Day's Wake Me Up When September Ends after watching Marcos Rojo at Feyenoord.Days after Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was named man of the match on his Wolves...
Win a Dream Holiday ; BAG YOURSELF A BREAK IN OUR TRAVEL AWARDS PRIZE GIVEAWAY, SAYS Paul Cole
THERE is still time to win a great holiday prize by voting in the British Travel Awards - there are more than 50 prizes to be won in a Pounds 35,000 giveaway!With the closing date coming up fast at the end of this month, make sure you don't miss out.Have...
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