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Articles from November 4, 2016

A Magnificent Captur ; THE FRESH AND FUNK RENAULT CAPTUR PROVED INCREDIBLY POPULAR ON LAUNCH. HOW DOES IT STACK UP AS A USED BUY?
THERE are plenty of them about and you can't fail to recognise them with their brightlycoloured two-tone colour schemes and funky stick-on graphics.While Renault's Captur crossover may look like it was created especially to take on the growing band of...
Artsnotes
Classical / Psappha and Hebrides Ensembles Both celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, chamber ensembles Psappha and Hebrides are joining forces for this epic musical spectacular.Linking past and future, the programme includes Panopticon, a new co-commission...
Back Pain's Causing Mourinho More and More Problems
IT is easy to forget that it started so well.When Jose Mourinho waved goodbye to players before the first international break of the season, United had won four out of four.A derby defeat to City was still two weeks away and everything, up until then,...
Best of the Rest
THE CROWN Netflix YOU might have heard of this new show, there's been quite a bit of talk about it. In fact, stars Matt Smith and Claire Foy are on Graham Norton's sofa chatting all things The Crown this very evening. It's the epic - and very expensive...
BOE Holds Interest Rates at 0.25pc
THE Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold and raised its economic outlook for this year and next, but warned that tough times were still ahead with lagging growth and a jump in inflation set for 2018.Minutes for the latest Monetary Policy Committee...
Boost for Airport 'Proves Britain Is Open for Business'
TWO new routes from Manchester Airport prove 'post-Brexit Britain is open for business', the country's aviation minister has said.Speaking at Singapore Airlines' Manchester launch of both a new direct service to Houston and a first non-stop route to...
BUGZY'S HITTING DIZZY HEIGHTS ; Manchester-Born Grime Star Ma Lone Has Had a Stellar Year
HE rise of Manchester grime star Bugzy Malone over the last 18 months has been nothing short of spectacular.TMalone, aka 25-year old Crumpsallborn Aaron Davis, has scored two LP chart top tens with his self-released collections Walk With Me and Facing...
Charnley Can Be a Cross-Code Hit for Sale Says Diamond
STEVE Diamond has backed cross-code convert Josh Charnley to be a success in rugby union ahead of the winger's likely Sale debut tonight.Charnley scored 165 tries in 176 appearances for Super League Wigan Warriors, with the last of them coming in a matchwinning...
Clubbingnotes
Clubnight / FABRICLIVE Danny Brown (above), whose amazing Atrocity Exhibition album is currently smashing the rap scene to bits, headlines this WHP party, with some of the funds from tickets sales going to the fund to save the London club.- The Warehouse Project...
Comedy /Catherine Tate ; O2 APOLLO
Catherine Tate is a critically acclaimed actress as well as a comedian, with parts in Doctor Who and the US version of The Office behind her, as well as a starring role in Miss Atomic Bomb at London's St James Theatre.But her comedy characters are now...
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Every Week a Whole New Batch of Exciting Gigs Go on Sale, So We've Picked out Our Hot Tickets and Highlights
GIG announcements don't get much more exciting than a two day takeover of a venue in your home city from Radiohead. Especially when they seem to be overlooking everywhere else in the UK except for the biggest festival in the country to play your city...Happily,...
Explorer Shows History Hidden from the Public ; MATTHEW ENTERS CLOSED OFF BUILDINGS TO MARVEL AT A SECRET WORLD THAT REVEALS BEAUTY AMID DECAY
THESE stunning pictures show some of Manchester's forgotten relics, hidden away from public view for years.Working in property development by day, urban explorer Matthew Holmes enters Manchester's historic lost buildings by night.Matthew, 22, enjoys...
Fake Grass Supplier Set for National Expansion ; GREAT GRASS SUPPLIES TO CUSTOMERS INCLUDING MANCHESTER UNITED, NIKE AND CITY FCGreat Grass Supplies Customers in UK and Europe MANCHESTER UNITED, NIKE AND CITY FC
A GREATER Manchester artificial lawn supplier is set for UK expansion after being given the greenlight to franchise their business model.Great Grass, which is based in Failsworth, was approved by the British Franchise Association (BFA). The news comes...
Fashionistas Get in Line to Snap Up H&M's New Range
DEDICATED followers of fashion were out bright and early on Market Street for the H&M collaboration with French premium brand Kenzo.Dozens of eager shoppers queued up to try and get their hands on the bright floral pieces which were launched around the...
Filmnotes
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (12A) ... The film's set shortly after World War One and follows Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a man seeking a peaceful existence after his horrific experiences on the front line. He puts himself forward for the role of...
FOR 20 Years, the International Jewish [...]
- FOR 20 years, the International Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating brilliant movie making around the country.The pictures chosen focus on Jewish life and heritage, or writers and topics with Jewish and Israeli connections, and as a consequence help...
FOR Those Who like Their Theatre in Hard [...]
- FOR those who like their theatre in hard hitting bites, JB Shorts is about the best stage event in Manchester.Six plays performed one after the other in one evening, each just 15 pithy minutes long, the JB Shorts set up has become critically commended...
Getting Winter Ready ; JAMES FOSSDYKE EXPLAINS HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE WINTER MONTHS
THE nights are drawing in, the leaves have fallen from the trees and there's a distinct chill in the air. Winter is around the corner, and it's a challenging time of year for your pride and joy.With that in mind we've put together a quick checklist to...
Gig /Mary J. Blige and Maxwell ; Manchester Arena
She might be the artist who sang No More Drama but, let's face it, drama is something the R&B megastar is on first name terms with.From a very public marriage break-up earlier this year with her former manager, Kendu Isaacs, to her decision to raise...
Going Dark ; IT'S TIME TO TURN TO THE DARK SIDE. LISA HAYNES REVEALS HOW TO WORK OFF-BLACK TONES - WITHOUT GOING GOTH
THROW away your nudes and cast aside your brights; you'll have to dive to darker depths for the one colour palette you need in your cosmetics bag this season.As far as current beauty trends go, it's all a bit, well, blackcurrant. Imagine deep cherry...
Hottest Hatch Set to Be Another Fast Ford Icon?
MANY years ago, when I was a fresh-faced reporter on a rival evening newspaper, there was an older female colleague us youngsters were in awe of.Now it was not her skills, ability or feminine charms that had us chaps enthralledfi no, she was mega-cool...
Housing Chiefs Vow to Sort out Ball Games Row ; Residents Complain about Children Playing in Street
HOUSING bosses have pledged to 'find a resolution' between feuding residents on a Gorton street where children have been banned from playing football.Police and housing officials handed out a letter to every resident in Goring Avenue urging parents to...
How a Smart City Will Look in the Not-Too-Distant Future
AS technology develops, the opportunities to harness it to positively transform our city are growing.More reliable public transport, minimising our carbon footprint through efficient use of energy, creating new jobs - all of these goals are important...
Humanity the Winner in Game for Aid Worker ; the Match Was Part of People United Day to Celebrate Diversity in Communities
TWO team of refugees played a special football match in memory of Salford aid worker Alan Henning.A team of torture survivors took on United Glasgow, who have players who escaped conflict in more than 50 countries.Alan's widow, Barbara, and his daughter,...
Hunt for Two Attackers after Man Is Raped in Park ; POLICE SAY WITNESSES WHO SHOUTED AT ASSAILANTS COULD HOLD KEY TO INQUIRY
DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after a man was raped after being attacked by strangers in a Rochdale park.Police say the 36-year-old victim was held down by one of his attackers, as the other sexually assaulted him.It happened in Broadfield...
'I Don't Want Him to Come out of Jail' ; Second Victim of Sex Monster Is Scared of What Will Happen If He Is Released on Parole
A SECOND victim of sexual predator Gene Morrison has told how he abused her when she was just seven years old - after gaining her family's trust by pretending to be a doctor and taking her to church.Holly Fitton, 22, who spent eight years in the care...
I'm a Better Person Now Because of Manchester
GEORGE Osborne has revealed how Manchester has 'changed him for the better' in one of his first in-depth interviews since leaving office.The former Chancellor told the M.E.N. he did not regret his austerity measures or calling a referendum on the EU,...
Into the Heart of Darkness ; DESIGNER TOM FORD'S SECOND FEATURE FILM IS EVERY BIT AS IMPRESSIVE AS HIS FIRSTNOCTURNAL ANIMALS..... STARRING: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen. DIRECTOR: Tom Ford. CERTIFICATE: 15 (117 Mins)
THE lies we tell ourselves are often more damaging than those we fashion for the people we love.This art of personal deception is practised with elan by characters in designer Tom Ford's second film - an impeccably tailored and gripping psychological...
It's Time to Go to Market Already ; as the Bonfire Smoke Begins to Clear after This Weekend, You Might Be Able to See Some Twinkling Lights Emerging from the Autumn Gloom
RAB your gloves and pull on your novelty jumpers - the Christmas Markets are getting ready to open in Manchester.GThey open on Thursday (November 10) and will trade until Tuesday, December 20 this year, with the main market hub in Albert Square remaining...
Jessica Gets Call from Harry after Photo Goes Viral ; Dad's Harrowing Picture of Girl with Cancer Touches Pop Star's Heart
A DAD who shared a harrowing photo of his daughter's cancer battle got a call from pop star Harry Styles asking to FaceTime the youngster.Andy Whelan posted the image of four-year-old Jessica capturing the terrible pain she is enduring to highlight 'the...
Karanka Ready for Test against Old Pal
AITOR Karanka is relishing a reunion with Pep Guardiola as Middlesbrough and City go head-to-head tomorrow.The Boro manager can now see his compatriot up close in the Premier League - and has enjoyed seeing his evolution since their La Liga days.Tuesday's...
KDB: Snub by Jose Doesn't Bother Me
AS Kevin de Bruyne curled his free-kick past the outstretched arm of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Jose Mourinho's decision to jettison the Belgian playmaker looked evermore baffling.How the United manager could do with him now.Even Barcelona would have liked...
Long Climb to Recovery ; Climber Who Fell 200ft Thanks Medical Team That Treated His Horrific Injuries
A MOUNTAINEER has made a miraculous recovery after a 200ft cliff fall which nearly killed him.Qualified climber Matt Dawson, 35, was left in a coma after suffering horrific injuries from head to toe when he lost his footing and plunged down the rock...
Manchester Warned It's Heading for 'London-Style Housing Crisis'
GREATER Manchester's housing crisis has been rising up the political agenda for some time.The think-tank IPPR warned that the region was headed for a 'Londonstyle housing crisis' unless it is handed new powers to get developers building.to do about this...
McLaren Maps out Supercar Future ; COMMITTED TO FOCUSING ON SUPERCARS AND SUPERCARS ONLY, WHAT DO THE COMING YEARS HOLD FOR MCLAREN?
McLAREN for less than the price of an Audi is something few would have thought possible three or four years ago.AIt's true though, provided you have a spare Pounds 35,000, and don't mind sitting tight for eight months.en Pounds 1,000 a month will secure...
MICRON MARKS ITS DECADE ; TWO SPECIAL PARTIES ARE LINED UP TO CELEBRATE CLUBNIGHT'S 10th BIRTHDAY
ALOT has changed in the past ten years: Tinder, selfies and Joey Essex have all become things, for a start. And if we feel like the rate of change has been quick in the real world, in clubland it is so much quicker.This past decade - especially the most...
Morrisons Boosted by Halloween Sales
MORRISONS has totted up a full year of sales growth, with its "biggest ever" Halloween helping cement the supermarket's turnaround.The grocery giant said like-forlike sales in the third quarter rose 1.6 per cent, with Halloween turnover up around 20...
Musicnotes
Festival / Sonder Manchester's festival calendar truly is the gift that keeps on giving - as proven by the arrival of Sonder, a three-day celebration of arts, comedy and music across various NQ establishments. Music-wise, there's a strong focus on homegrown talent,...
News GRID ALEXANDRA RUCKI WITH THE STORIES THAT BROKE ACROSS THE CITY OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS ; 2 M.E.N. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016 Stay Up to Date with the Big Stories on Alexandra's Live Blog at Manchestereveningnews.Co.UK Every Weekday from 6.30am
PASSION FOR FASHION...Hundreds of shoppers rose early to be first to get their hands on a new designer range. A huge queue of fashion fans gathered outside Market Street's H&M branch to purchase the exclusive new range from Kenzo. Customers were allowed...
New Treatment to Solve Reflux Pain ; Sufferer Says She 'Has Her Life Back' after Hospital's Help
A NEW treatment that could transform the lives of people living with debilitating acid reflux is now available in Cheadle.BMI The Alexandra Hospital is the first private hospital in the north west to offer Stretta, a new, minimally invasive treatment that...
No Reason to Smile. ; a New Exhibition at Home Takes Inspiration from Children's TV to Mask Its Serious Message
TWO wide-eyed slug creatures covered in razor-teethed dolls that seem to be taking bites out of their yellow flesh - Rachel Maclean's giant sculptures are some of the strangest objects you'll encounter in a gallery this year.They are two of the colourful...
Not Ready, Not Prepared, Not Concentrating ; Angry Mourinho Blast Dozy Reds
JOSE Mourinho slammed his side's mentality and accused them of playing against Fenerbahce like it was 'a summer friendly.' The Reds lost their Europa League tie in Istanbul 2-1 and were losing to the Turks after just 65 seconds.And Mourinho was angry...
Now One in Four of 11-Year-Old Kids Are Obese ; Increase since Last Year Means City Has One of Country's Worst Rates
A QUARTER of 11-year-olds in Manchester are now obese - one of the highest rates in the country.The proportion of year six children who are clinically obese has increased from 24pc to 25pc in the last year.Children as young as five are among the most...
Please Help Find the People Who Killed My Brother
THE brother of murdered businessman Charlie Singh has begged for vital evidence which will bring 'justice and some solace' to his family. Tiggy Singh, 40, spoke out after the second anniversary of the fatal shooting outside the their family business,...
Police Defend Search Tactic on Figures for Black People ; Times More Likely to Be Targeted
BLACK people in Greater Manchester are almost THREE TIMES as likely to be stopped and searched as white people, new figures show.Greater Manchester Police stopped and searched black people in the region 318 times last year, according to Home Office figures.Detectives...
Police Force Rated 'Good' in Latest Inspection ; GMP PRAISED FOR KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE AND CUTTING CRIME - DESPITE BIG CUTS
GMP is 'good' at keeping people safe and reducing crime, according to government inspectors.The force was also praised for its understanding of both the current level of demand as well as anticipating future needs in a report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate...
Premier League Star Booked for Driving Too Fast ; MIDFIELDER FINED Pounds 440 FOR DOING 72MPH IN 50 ZONE IN HIS BENTLEY
A PREMIER League footballer has been fined Pounds 440 for speeding in his Bentley.Gilbert Imbula Wanga was driving in his luxury motor through Cheadle Hulme in March this year at 22mph over the speed limit.A speed camera picked up the 24-year-old's car...
Raider's Fireball Threat at Bookies
A BRAVE member of staff at a bookies has described the moment a robber wearing a onesie and a Guy Fawkes mask sprayed him with 'petrol' and threatened to set him alight if he did not hand over a bundle of cash.Dave Twist was on shift at a Betfred shop...
Saturdaynotes
Gig / Corinne Bailey Rae New album The Heart Speaks In Whispers put an end to five years of live silence in the Bailey Rae camp, and delightfully - 10 years after she was tipped for stardom by the BBC Sound Of poll - she's playing one of her nine comeback...
Shame of City's Homeless Children ; 1,000 Youngsters Forced to Live in Hostels Prompts Housing Charity to Warn Manchester Is at 'Mercy of Housing Crisis'
NEARLY 1,000 homeless children are now living in bed and breakfasts and hostels across Manchester, the M.E.N. can reveal. The shocking figure has doubled in the last year as the city continues to struggle with a shortage of low-cost, secure housing.Figures...
SOAP Watch ; Your Guide to All the Drama in the Square, on the Cobbles and in the Dales
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm Emma breaks down at James' funeral IT'S the day of James' funeral and Emma is a woman on the edge. Not only is she playing the role of the grieving widow, but she also knows his death was all her fault and is desperate not to be found...
Soraya Is a One of Opera's Rising Stars
I WROTE last week about Billy Budd, one of Opera North's upcoming programmes at The Lowry, alongside Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier and a Puccini double bill of Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica.Il Tabarro, a tragedy of infidelity and revenge, is an...
Speedway Aces Thrown out of Stadium over Debt ; Club Has Had Licence Revoked by Sport's Governing Body 'Due to Concerns over Financial Mismanagement'
BELLE Vue Aces will have to again rise from the ashes after they had their British Speedway licence to race revoked and were evicted from their brand new stadium.The news was announced last night amid 'concerns over the financial management' of the world-famous...
Sundaynotes
Gig / Tinariwen If you couldn't knuckle down to anything after news that Radiohead are coming to Manchester broke, then you should give serious consideration to checking out this lot - a band Thom Yorke (among others) has namechecked time and time again....
Tails Wagging as Work Transforms Stray Dogs' Home
THESE pictures give a first glimpse inside some of Manchester Dogs' Home's renovated buildings, which have reopened following the devastating fire two years ago.Work is now complete on two blocks on the dogs' home site, in Harpurhey, thanks to the generous...
TAKE REFUGE IN A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN ; the Team from Volta in Didsbury Are Doing a Fine Job Running the Restaurant at the Principal Hotel
SET inside the newly revamped Palace Hotel - now renamed The Principal - The Refuge by Volta is the a relaxed restaurant and bar run by the team behind Volta and Electric, both based in south Manchester suburbs.Some people were surprised by the decision...
Talking BETTING FRED DONE
CONGRATULATIONS to all my City pals - that win over Barcelona was simply magnificent.It reminded me of those great European nights at Old Trafford, it was that good!Pep Guardiola kept his cool when the critics, including me, started rounding on him with...
'The 17kg Firework under My Bed Was No Risk to Anyone's Life' ; MAN WHO KEPT PYROTECHNIC FOR OVER A YEAR SAYS: 'IT COULD NOT HAVE GONE OFF'
A MAN who slept with a 17kg firework under his bed has told how he finally handed it over to firefighters.The 52-year-old, who was a professional firework display artist for 20 years, says he had held on to the powerful explosive, worth Pounds 200, for...
The Accountant [.]
THE ACCOUNTANT ... STARRING: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, JK Simmons, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Jon Bernthal, John Lithgow, Robert C Treveiler, Seth Lee.DIRECTOR: Gavin O'Connor. CERTIFICATE: 15 (128 mins) IN 1998, childhood friends Ben Affleck and Matt...
The Big Yin Still Shines Brighter Than Anyone ; Billy Connolly Brings His Latest Stand-Up Show to the Arena
THE Big Yin, they call him - Scotland's all time greatest comedian, 73-year-old master of mischief Billy Connolly. An actor, musician, and one of the best raconteurs on the planet, Connolly has recently marked his 50th year in showbiz - a career that...
The Dug Ut
in association with Ed Malyon's top tips on who to pick and who to leave out of your Fantasy Football team this season ARSE ACHE TOTTENHAM thought they'd cracked it last year, they thought they were nishing above Arsenal.But they crumbled on the nal...
The Khan of Comedy
COMEDY can be quite a subjective, divisive thing. For every person that loves Mrs Brown's Boys - and there's millions of them - there's someone who would rather gouge their eyes out with a spoon than sit through five minutes of it.So coming up with a...
Thug Used Taser Gun to Paralyse Woman
A ROBBER Tasered a woman to paralyse her and steal her car keys during a terrifying street attack.Detectives are now hunting the 'cowardly' thug - who they say had a red graze or birth mark roughly the size of two 50 pence coins under his right eye.The...
Top Gun Leaving Pog in the Shade ; THERE'S A Pounds 70M DIFFERENCE IN FEES, BUT CITY ACE IS SHOWING UP UNITED RIVAL
THERE'S a difference of Pounds 70m in their transfer fees - and when it comes to the impact they've had on their respective teams, the margin is even wider.Ilkay Gundogan's double against Barcelona on Tuesday night further justified Pep Guardiola's determination...
True Stories ; NATALIE CASEY AND IMOGEN STUBBS STAR IN A CHALLENGING PIECE OF PHYSICAL THEATRE AT THE LOWRY
ATALIE Casey admits she can relate well to the latest character she's taking on in a new production headed for The Lowry.NIn it, the Rawtenstall -born actress plays Pip Price in Things I Know To Be True: an anxious, new divorcee, who leaves her children to...
Tyson Re-Joins Roughyeds
FORMER Salford Red Devils centre George Tyson has re-signed for Oldham ahead of the 2017 Championship season.The 23-year-old became a fans' favourite during Roughyeds' 2015 promotion-winning campaign, having originally arrived at the club on loan from...
United Are Showing Their Age as Euro Ambitions Take a Tumble ; VERDICT: FENERBACHE 2 UNITED 1
WAYNE Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic used to score dazzling overhead kicks. They used to score stunning unstoppable free-kicks. It's what made them superstars. But they are few and far between these days.Instead, it was Fenerbahce's Moussa Sow and Jeremain...
Warrior Mossop Joins Red Devils
SALFORD have signed England international prop Lee Mossop from Wigan.The 27-year-old spent eight years at the Warriors, in two spells, twice winning both the Super League Grand Final and the Challenge Cup with the club.Red Devils coach Ian Watson expressed...
We've Earned It ; BASTILLE EMBARK ON THEIR FIRST ARENA TOUR KNOWING THE SUCCESS THEY'RE ENJOYING HASN'T COME TO THEM EASILY
ON the eve of their first UK arena tour, London pop quartet Bastille are taking a well-deserved moment to reflect on how far they've come in the short space of three years.The city of Manchester, in particular, holds strong memories of rather more austere...
Why Middlesbrough Could Be an Even Tougher Test Than Barca (No Really!)
AFTER the high of beating Barcelona on Tuesday night, City have to readjust their focus tomorrow as Middlesbrough come to the Etihad in a match that could be a bigger test than the one posed by the Catalans ...CHANGING THE MENTALITY ILKAY Gundogan suggested...
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