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Articles from October 14, 2016

100 Shows of Fabulously Funny Females ; THE FOURTH WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL BRINGS A WONDERFUL LINE-UP OF TOP NIGHTS
YEAR four of the Women In Comedy Festival and yet again this celebration of brilliantly funny females has lined up more than 100 special gigs.From October 20-30, festival organiser Hazel O'Keefe (also the boss of the Laughing Cows comedy clubs) presents...
186-Year-Old Rail Bridge Uncovered
THE historic Stephenson's Bridge which formed part of the world's first modern railway is visible for the first time in 150 years.Network Rail is pushing ahead with work to create the Pounds 85m Ordsall Chord which will finally link Victoria and Piccadilly stations.The...
Academy Futures Not So Bright
TROUBLED academy chain Bright Futures could be broken up, according to education minister Nick Gibb - while also appearing to suggest its high profile chief executive may not be 'equipped' for the role.Mr Gibb said taking schools out of the trust, which...
A Different Direction for Jeep ; HYUNDAI CONTINUES TO MAKE GREAT STRIDES IN THE ELECTRIC MOTOR SECTOR, PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF GREEN POWER
THE smallest car Jeep has produced was the Compass introduced in 2007, and it was also the rst with all round independent suspension. It's available with front and four wheel drive and the 4x4 system will automatically help keep you going in dicult conditions...
A Fab New Space Where Creatives Can Get to Work
IF you've been walking around the Northern Quarter lately and wondered about the unusual sounds and smells emanating from a certain MadLab HQ - even more so than usual - then we've got some news to share.Our community 'makerspace' is becoming a member...
A Plush Night at Venus ; Clubnight Plans Another Big Birthday Bash
VERY great club venue should have strong associations with a list of identifiable brands, given the intrinsic link between a club's identity and its roster.EIn Manchester, Venus - which, ironically, made the transition from being a club brand to a venue...
Artsnotes
Festival / Rochdale Ideas & Literature Festival Hot on the heels of Manchester Literature Festival, here comes another excellent event for all your committed bookworms: the Rochdale Ideas & Literature Festival. Alongside a bumper line-up of author readings (the...
Bel Must Ring the Changes Himself
Hector Bellerin will have to demand a move away from Arsenal HECTOR Bellerin will have to demand a move if Pep Guardiola is to land the Arsenal defender.City expressed an interest in the right back last summer - but were met with a firm no from Arsene...
Bouncers Turn Video Stars for Phone Prank
Walrus bouncers Chris and Joe, inset, leave a video message on a customer's lost phone before returning it to its owner AN hilarious video shows just what can happen if you are careless with your belongings when out on the town.Bouncers Chris and Joe...
BURNT OUT ; INFERNO... STARRING: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ana Ularu. DIRECTOR: Ron Howard. CERTIFICATE: 12A (121 Mins)
T'S been 10 years since Tom Hanks squandered his Oscar-calibre talent as the ingenious hero of The Da Vinci Code.IThe 2009 sequel, Angels & Demons, was hellish rather than heavenly and now leading man Hanks, director Ron Howard and screenwriter David...
Change to Ring out for Famous City Pub
PINTS have been drunk there for nearly 400 years but plans to convert a pub into apartments could cause a right ding dong.The Cross Keys in Church Road is the oldest pub in Eccles and was first mentioned in a 1629 register, and extended in the 1820s.It...
CITY IS A HOT SPOT FOR CURRY ; We Round Up Some of the Best Places to Find Fabulous Curries in the City Centre. and Beyond
E'RE spoilt for choice when it comes to Indian restaurants in Greater Manchester.WFrom Rusholme's famous Curry Mile to the hidden gems scattered around the region, there are plenty of places to enjoy the nation's favourite cuisine.But it's an exciting...
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 know, we're still digesting the Bros news too, but it's another week and there's a pile of new gigs to get excited about.What's new? Macy Gray, Busted, Drake, James Arthur - there are loads of exciting new shows on sale this week and so here's our...
Class of '92'S Big Plans for Salford City
SALFORD City FC have revealed ambitious plans for a new 5,000- capacitystadium.The Class of '92 is pumping cash into the club as it continues its fairy tale rise to the professional game.Bosses want to completely transform the Moor Lane ground as it gears...
Clubbingnotes
Clubnight / Top Of The Pops Teaming up for this special party with the deservedly loved Martin and Justine from Across the Tracks, the weekly celebration of all-eras floorfillers is definitely worthy of your attention this time around.- Mint Lounge /...
Coghlan Hits Back after Pounds 600k Home Confiscated ; Businessman's Alderley House Seized after It Is Linked to 'Drugs Cash'
A BUSINESSMAN who has given up a mansion after it was linked to drugs cash has hit back at the National Crime Agency.Arran Coghlan, 44, surrendered the Pounds 600,000 house in Alderley Edge, Cheshire after a High Court judge granted a possession order...
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CORRIE WOBBLES ; Soap Bosses Fear New Pounds 350m Tram Line Will Cause Famous Set to Vibrate during Filming
THE Pounds 350m Trafford Centre Metrolink line has been given the government green light - despite objections from Coronation Street and Manchester United.The six new stops from Pomona will be Wharfside for Old Trafford, the Imperial War Museum North,...
Damson's Spanish Sibling Upstages Its Big Brother ; TAPAS RESTAURANT LA CANTINA POPPED UP LAST MONTH IN ONE HALF OF DAMSON IN HEATON MOOR... AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S DRAWING A LOT OF ATTENTION
'I'M surprised the Cold Feet characters have not moved to Heaton Moor," I saw someone muse on Twitter as the classic comedy drama returned for its longawaited new series. "Still in Didsbury? So 1998." Quite. Always a fairly soughtafter place to live,...
Dangerous Dog Bit Same Child TWICE ; Bull Terrier's Owner in Court after Double Attack Coincidence
A DANGEROUS dog faces destruction after it bit the same passing child twice - 12 months apart.The Staffordshire bull terrier attacked the five-year-old girl after it encountered her while she was playing in a park in July 2015.And - in an bizarre coincidence...
Don't Look Back in Anger at This Oasis Retrospective ; EXHIBITION'S HOMECOMING TRANSPORTS FANS BACK TO 1990s
THE Oasis official exhibition makes its long-awaited homecoming to Manchester today with even more artefacts and unseen photographs than its first run in London. The highlight for many fans will be the lifesize set of Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs' West Didsbury...
Driving Theatre ; the Former Home of a Luxury Car Showroom Has Been Converted and Bedded into the Manchester Cultural Scene
ALK about convertible: Manchester's latest theatre space is a former car showroom.T53Two is a new enterprise pulled together by brothers Simon Naylor and Paul Norris - an actor and a structural engineer who have teamed up with the owners of the building...
Exhibition Marks 30 Years since Racist Killing
AHMED Iqbal Ullah was just 13 years old when he was murdered in a south Manchester playground after defending another boy from racist bullying. The Bangladeshi teenager was stabbed to death by another pupil at Burnage High School when he tried to stick...
Fireman Sacked as Trauma Leaves Him 'Incapable'
A FIREMAN left traumatised by the death of a colleague has been sacked for not being 'capable' of front-line duties.Andy Graham, 51, who has 29 years' service, has been living with post-traumatic stress disorder for most of his career. The debilitating...
Gig /Wild Beasts ; Academy
There aren't many rock bands that present provocation in as artful a fashion as Wild Beasts.Taking to the stage in darkness amid an atmospheric mist of synth strains, the band launch into the layered, Prince-like funk of Big Cat from their latest album,...
GOING ROGUE ; Crusader Mill on the Edge of Piccadilly Now Plays Host to a Community of Almost 100 Artists, but Not for Much Longer
@SARAHCITYLIFE ALMOST 100 artists now come under the banner of Rogue Artists' Studios - based in Crusader Mill, a former textile factory on the edge of Piccadilly that has housed the complex of working studios for 16 years.In December, following a multimillion...
Guy Gives His Old Gaff the Elbow
GUY Garvey has put his Prestwich home on the market - but insists he is not quitting Manchester.The Elbow frontman, who is from Bury, has been a long-term resident in the suburb for many years - and records his BBC Six Music radio show from the attic...
Halle Bring Us Some Mozart Magic
THE Halle's Opus One concert programme this month (given on Wednesday, repeated Thursday and next Sunday) includes a magical work by Mozart - the Concerto for Flute and Harp.It's unique in the orchestral repertoire, and making its lovely sounds in these...
Hitman Kun's Set to Shoot Down Fab Four ; CITY SPECIAL
SERGIO Aguero has four City legends in his sights as he closes on the club's all-time goalscoring record.But the Blues ace, who has a deal to stay at City until 2020, admits that he is not especially interested in beating Eric Brook's 76-year-old best...
How the Other Half Live in the Very Fast Lane
NOW my column is usually all about testing cars, but this week it is more about testing a lifestylefi to see how the 'other half' live. That is because those nice people at Bentley sent me a Continental GT V8 S convertible the other day - in white with...
Hydrogen out to Prove It's a Gas in Marathon ; #DRIVETALKING
MAKING a definite statement that hydrogen fuel cell motoring is on the way, an entrant into this year's MPG Marathon is out to raise the bar in just how economical the cars of the future may be.Unlike pure electric power, hydrogen offers a long practical range,...
Ioniq Recharges the Market ; HYUNDAI CONTINUES TO MAKE GREAT STRIDES IN THE ELECTRIC MOTOR SECTOR, PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF GREEN POWER
HE surge of energy on electric avenue has hit a new high - and Korean brand Hyundai has emerged as the leader.TAs consumers push to save fuel and cut air pollution, hybrids - powered by a petrol or diesel engine plus electric motor - plug-in hybrids...
Isle of Man Death Crash Rider 'Was Doing 150mph'
A BIKER who died after crashing into the back of a car on the Isle of Man was travelling at around 150mph, a court's heard.Shaun Watkinson, of Wharfedale in Westhoughton, was spectating at the TT races in June and went out with a group of friends to...
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FOR one month only, Kissdental are giving you the chance to save Pounds 500 on denture stabilisation, Pounds 300 on single tooth implants and a staggering Pounds 2000 on Same Day Teeth!* What's more, you'll also get a free CT scan**, so there's nothing...
JOE GIVES DAUGHTER A CLASSICAL MAKEOVER ; Conductor Duddell Likes to Give Familiar Songs a Brand New Twist
CONDUCTOR Joe Duddell doesn't have to sit with someone's music for long before he knows if it's right for a classical makeover.And Joe - who has garnered such a reputation to recomposing bands' back catalogues (particularly in Manchester, from Elbow...
Johnny Urges Crowds to 'Go Gold' for Parade
JOHNNY Vegas is calling on Manchester to go gold for the Olympic homecoming parade on Monday. The city centre will host the honour of welcoming home Team GB from Rio - which were Britain's most successful Games for more than a century, on October 17.Now...
Keeping It Very Casual ; THE PAJAMA MEN WANTED COMFORTABLE OUTFITS FOR THEIR STAGE SHOWS
THE politics of whether it's acceptable to go outdoors in your pyjamas is being put to the ultimate test at HOME as American comedy duo Pajama Men head to Manchester as part of Orbit Festival.The Pajama Men are, as you might imagine, named for good reason; when...
Law Firm Embarks on Ambitious Expansion ; BROWNE JACOBSON WILL QUADRUPLE SIZE AFTER MOVING TO NO.1 SPINNINGFIELDS NEXT YEAR
LAW firm Browne Jacobson has announced plans to move its Manchester office to Allied London's No.1 Spinningfields.Browne Jacobson will be quadrupling their existing office accommodation when they move into their new premises in September next year, where...
Man Dismembered, Decapitated, Dumped in Suitcase and Burnt ; Police Launch Murder Hunt after Headless Body of Victim Is Found in Lay-By
THE horrifically burnt body found in a lay-by had been decapitated and dismembered, murder squad detectives have revealed.The remaining torso had been stuffed into a suitcase and then torched just off the A628 Woodhead Pass near the Derbyshire village of...
Mind Your Language! ; United and Liverpool Issue Warning to Fans over Discriminatory Chants
UNITED and Liverpool have issued a joint statement vowing to eject supporters if they air discriminatory chants during Monday night's Premier League fixture.Liverpool and United's clash is the first nocturnal league game between the sides in over 12...
MIND YOUR LANGUAGE! ; UNITED AND LIVERPOOL ISSUE WARNING TO FANS OVER DISCRIMINATORY CHANTS [City Region]
UNITED and Liverpool have issued a joint statement vowing to eject supporters if they air discriminatory chants during Monday night's Premier League fixture.Liverpool and United's clash is the first nocturnal league game between the sides in over 12...
Modfather of All Jukebox Musicals
ANOTHER great rock story is told in All Or Nothing, the latest biographical jukebox musical to head out on tour.This time, the band at the core of the tale is mod pioneers The Small Faces: Kenny Jones, Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane, and Steve Marriot - a...
Musicnotes
Touring / Jamie T Almost a decade on from his debut, South London's Jamie T (born: Jamie Treays) has perfectly fine-tuned his songwriting formula: downbeat raps and spiky indie-rock allied to tales of suburban ennui. Hot on the heels of his latest album,...
Nani: Win at Anfield Can Spark Title Push
NANI believes victory for United at Liverpool could galvanise their Premier League title challenge.United have won four of their seven league games so far but recorded an infuriating draw at home to Stoke City in their last game before the international...
News GRID ALEXANDRA RUCKI WITH THE STORIES THAT BROKE ACROSS THE CITY OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ; 2 M.E.N. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 Stay Up to Date with the Big Stories on Alexandra's Live Blog at Manchestereveningnews.Co.UK Every Weekday from 6.30am
DANGEROUS DOG BIT CHILD TWICE A dangerous dog faces destruction after it bit the same passing child TWICE - 12 months apart. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, owned by Lorraine Sutton (pictured), attacked the 5-year-old girl while she was playing in a...
Perfect Time for Martial to Jog Jose's Memory ; UNITED SPECIAL
ANTHONY Martial was, in a roundabout way, one of the reasons Jose Mourinho wanted to take over at United.A manager who has won eight league titles in four countries does not join a club that is not capable of winning things.And, despite three seasons...
Photographer Takes Helm with Great Shots of City
ICONIC landmarks across Manchester were captured during the M.E.N's first ever Instagram takeover.The M.E.N. handed over its social media account to Courtney Rimmer, an amateur photographer who works in sales in Hulme. Courtney chose to photograph some...
Plan for One of Britain's Biggest Primary Schools ; EXPANSION SCHEME WOULD CREATE PLACES FOR 1,050 PUPILS ACROSS TWO SITES
PLANS to build one of Britain's largest primary schools have been revealed... and it's going to be in the middle of Didsbury.Education bosses want to double the size of Beaver Road Primary, in the heart of the leafy suburb, to increase to a five-form...
Pogba's like Ronaldo Minus the Smug Side
IT was not as spectacular, smug or superior, but Paul Pogba's winner and celebration for France in Amsterdam on Monday night evoked memories of Cristiano Ronaldo's most astonishing moment."Ronaldo, long way out... What a goal!" exclaimed Martin Tyler. Ronaldo...
Police Set to Call in Forensics Experts as They Bid to Discover Identity of Victim
FORENSICS experts may have to be called in to solve the riddle of the decapitated Woodhead Pass body.The killer appears to have gone to great lengths to conceal the victim's identify. And if no-one comes forward who can identify what remains of the corpse...
Proper Send-Off for Homeless Man at Crowdfunded Funeral
SCORES of mourners gave a homeless man the send-off he deserved after more than Pounds 6,000 was crowdfunded to pay for his funeral. About 100 people paid their respects to Neil Dearden - who lived on the streets around Milkstone Road in Rochdale - at...
Right Royal Treat as Will and Kate Come to Town. ; Crowds Invited to Line the Streets in City Centre as Duke and Duchess Spend the Day in Manchester
WILLIAM and Kate will arrive in Manchester today for a series of royal visits across the city.And the public are being invited to line the streets of the city centre to greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.They will visit the National Football Museum,...
Robbers in Clown Masks Steal Safe in Raid on Firm ; ARMED GANG THOUGHT THEY'D SMASHED CCTV SYSTEM, BUT THIS PICTURE PROVES THEM WRONG
ASTONISHING CCTV footage shows armed robbers dragging a safe containing thousands of pounds from a sandwich factory.One man wielding a sledgehammer and two others carrying DIYstyle hammers stormed into Express Cuisine in Sunnyside Business Centre in Adelaide...
Saturdaynotes
Gig / Billy Talent With their fifth LP and punk rock statement Afraid Of Heights ready to roll, Billy Talent take to the road - this time with Jordan Hastings jumping on the drums after Aaron Solowoniuk was forced to withdraw from the shows due to an...
Shows /Dirty Dancing
Palace Theatre First watching Dirty Dancing, aged 13 and the pre- Internet generation hanging out in a friend's living room, it seemed deliciously naughty.The film's soundtrack accompanied rides in the car to just about everywhere and we pals would relentlessly...
SOAP WATCH ; Your Guide to All the Drama in the Square, on the Cobbles and in the Dales
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm TALK about a kept man...James has been locked up in a room by a slightly ok, very) unhinged Emma. He finds a spare key and tries to escape but he soon realises she plans to keep him there forever as her prisoner.Robert gets a rather...
Space Project Gets Pounds 14m Green Light for Expansion ; IT WILL BOOST THE ECONOMY BY NEARLY Pounds 10M AND DOUBLE SIZE OF HUB
PLANNING permission has been granted for a Pounds 14m expansion of The Space Project, creating just under 300 jobs.The TV and film hub in West Gorton, where Dragons' Den is filmed, got the go-ahead to expand from Manchester City Council.Boosting the...
Sundaynotes
Gig / Toyah She's a busy bee with reportedly four movie parts on the go, but 1980s punk pop princess Toyah Wilcox - the woman who, in a decade of spectacular make up, still won the make up contest - is making time to play this curiously intimate gig...
Suspended Fury Will Return to Claim Titles, Says Trainer
TYSON Fury's trainer and uncle Peter has vowed his nephew will return to the ring, despite him vacating his WBA and WBO heavyweight titles and having his boxing licence suspended.The 28-year-old, who was born in Wythenshawe, is receiving treatment for...
Talking BETTING FRED DONE
MANCHESTER v Merseyside fi the Premier League is back with two brilliant matches that make the hair on the back of my neck stand up.There are intriguing sub-plots that will come into play at the Etihad tomorrow when City host Everton and at Anfield on...
The Dark Side ; AS THEIR NAME MIGHT SUGGEST, LET'S EAT GRANDMA DO LIKE A GOOD HORROR STORY
BACK when they were young children, best friends Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth - the two halves that make up Norfolk-based experimental pop band Let's Eat Grandma - would most look forward to school story-time and the prospect of hearing another...
The Magic of Science ; MANCHESTER'S MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY HOSTS AN ANNUAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATING ALL THINGS SCIENTIFIC
FROM sleep labs to Nobel themed discos, rock gigs, hacking workshops and hot topic debates, the annual Manchester Science Festival is the ultimate all ages event in the city.As brilliantly brainy as it is a pumping party, the festival is a creative and...
THOSE Equally Nice People at Rolls Royce [...]
THOSE equally nice people at Rolls Royce helped complete my 'how the other half drive' survey by inviting me to their plush Manchester dealership last week.The event was a media day featuring all their hyper-luxury cars and the Knutsford showrooms had...
We Look Forward to Your Visit, Mrs May. ; VIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK
I WILL come straight to the point, Prime Minister May. Government grants to provide public services in our city will halve by 2020.These brutal cuts ('Pounds 60million more cuts,' M.E.N., October 11) will hit provision for kids, older people, poor tenants...
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