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Articles from November 15, 2017

£100 Thefts 'Not Worth Attending'
POLICE in one county may be forced to stop attending vehicle crime and retail thefts worth less than £100, MPs have heard.Bedfordshire police and crime commissioner Kathryn Holloway said there "could be an argument" that people should not be leaving...
1,400 Sign Petition to Stop Golf Course Homes
A CAMPAIGN has been launched to stop 1,400 homes being built on a golf course.Boysnope Park, off Liverpool Road, Irlam, Salford, opened in 1997 and is now a highly-regarded 18-hole course with 300 members, and a clubhouse which serves food.The 130 acres...
ACTOR Don Estelle, Famous for HALL OF FAME Don Estelle
ACTOR Don Estelle, famous for playing Lofty in It Ain't Half Hot Mum, first found his singing voice at the age of eight in the church choir at Darwen in Lancashire.It was 1941 and he'd just been evacuated from his parents' Crumpsall home at the height...
Alves Believes Jesus Can Reach Same Level as Ronaldo
GABRIEL Jesus is already attracting comparisons to his idol Ronaldo among his Brazilian teammates.The City striker is one of many to look up to the player he calls The Phenomenon, but Dani Alves think Jesus can reach similar levels to the great striker."I...
Are You Ready for New Old Trafford?
UNITED owners the Glazer family have been steadily buying up land around Old Trafford since taking ownership of the club in 2005.At a cost of millions of pounds, the Americans have carried out a sustained and targeted campaign to take control of surrounding...
Bad Mums Laugh at Pressures of Perfect Parenting
WHEN mum Michelle Eagleton went to the cinema to watch comedy 'Bad Moms' she never could have imagined the impact the film would have on her own life.The plot sees three overworked, stressed-out mums finally snap and decide to let loose, much to the...
Black Friday: Know Your Rights
BLACK Friday - one of the biggest days of the year in the shopping calendar, when retailers put goods on sale - falls on November 24 this year.There is long-standing myth that when you buy goods on Black Friday, or during sale periods, you have less...
Can Can Fit the Bill for City in January?
CITY have been linked with a move for Emre Can as the midfielder's contract stand-off with Liverpool continues.The 23-year-old is approaching the final six months of his Anfield deal and a release clause (or lack thereof) appears to be a sticking point...
Chicharito Was Inspiration
ROMELU Lukaku studied Javier Hernandez in a bid to turn himself into a world-class striker.The United forward has revealed Chicharito was one of three players past and present he was told to emulate before making his move to Old Trafford.Lukaku completed...
Children Suffer When Families Fall into Debt
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukI'VE just shared The Children's Society's latest podcast with my MP. Could M.E.N. readers please do so as well? We know...
City Always Been in the Market for Christmas
With Manchester's Christmas markets now in full swing, Nostalgia takes a look back at seasonal shopping over the years...YOU always knew it was close to Christmas when the annual decorations lit up Lewis's department store in the 1940s and 1950s.Anticipation...
Could Mum's Worries Harm Baby?
As a survey reveals almost a third of mums-to-be are paying for extra scans, experts say the trend is a cause for concern. LISA SALMON reportsONE of the most exciting things after finding out you're pregnant is going for a scan and seeing your baby for...
Couple Say Bus Driver Was Homophobic
A BUS company has launched an investigation after a couple claimed they were subjected to homophobic treatment by a driver.John Mullarkey and Steven Crosbie say a driver made an offensive 'limp wrist' gesture and flicked the V sign at them, after they...
Death by Gas Poisoning 'Suspicious', Say Police
POLICE have launched an investigation after a man died from carbon monoxide poisoning.Officers discovered the body of a 58-year-old man at a flat on Wood Street, Middleton, after receiving reports that a man had died.A Home Office post-mortem was conducted...
De Gea Drops Big Hint He Is Happier Being in England
DAVID de Gea has been relentlessly linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent seasons.And that situation is not about to change any time soon.But the United goalkeeper has hinted he might just prefer life in England over a return to La Liga.Real have...
Devils Delighted as Luke Returns
SALFORD have confirmed that forward Luke Burgess will rejoin the club for the 2018 Betfred Super League season.The elder of the four Burgess brothers that were part of South Sydney Rabbitohs' NRL premiership-winning side in 2014, featured eight times...
Double Take as Stars Both Look Great in Tassels
TASSELS are very on trend at the moment - and TV beauties Kady McDermott and Helen Briggs both turned heads as they arrived in the SAME eyecatching outfit for a glam launch event.Love Island beauty Kady and Ex On The Beach's Helen wowed in their identical...
Do You Remember ?
ROCHDALE singer and actress Lisa Stansfield achieved worldwide success with hits like All Around the world as well as best-selling albums Affection, Real Love and So Natural.Her first big break came in 1980 when she won a singing competition called Search...
Happy Couple's Journey from 192 Bus Aisle to Dream Wedding
A COUPLE have thanked the M.E.N. for their dream wedding... years after they got engaged on the 192 bus.Katie Picken, 27, and Nick Greenwood, 30, had been trying to save enough money to pay for their big day after getting hitched on the back of a single-decker...
History Is on City's Side after Hot Streak
CITY have won their last nine games in the Premier League to leave them top of the table.How common is that and how likely does that make them to still be there at the final standings? While it's far from a common, history counts in City's favour.In...
How to Get the Top Toys for Less
These gifts are predicted to be top of your child's Christmas list, according to the Toy Retailers Association's (TRA) annual DreamToys report. NISHA MAL tracks down the best dealsL.O.L. SURPRISE SERIES 2, MGA ENTERTAINMENT YOU get seven layers of fun...
I Caught Hit-Run Driver and Now I'm Suffering
officer arrested motorist after he ran over pensioner - but he's been suspended for eight months while police watchdog investigates his actionsEIGHT months ago John Cannon ran into woods to chase and arrest a hit-and-run driver who had left a pensioner...
#Is Pupils Spread Anti-Hate Message in Tribute Film
PRIMARY school children have helped to create a powerful anti-hate crime film in memory of an inspirational youth worker.More than 3,000 people came to the funeral of Yasin Khan, 47, who died in October after a battle with lung cancer.Before he fell...
It's No Joke - I Could Be the Secret Son of Bernard Manning
A MAN who is the spitting image of Bernard Manning says he is willing to take a DNA test to settle whether or not he is the late comedian's lovechild.Peter O'Connor, 55, has been told more times than he can remember how much he resembles the controversial...
Judge Tells Vance: 'Pay £2.3M or Go to Prison'
KITCHEN trader Vance Miller has been ordered to pay more than £2.3m within three months or risk eight years in jail.A judge ruled Miller, 52, has 'a criminal lifestyle' and has benefited from his 'criminal conduct' to the tune of £2,357,761.Miller, who...
Latics Line Up New Assistant
OLDHAM are finalising a deal for a new assistant manager who will be in place by the start of next month.Manager Richie Wellens, who is preparing his side for the derby test at home to Rochdale this Saturday, has an experienced target in his sights as...
Lukaku: 'I Was Born to Break Goals Record'
ANY striker will tell you it doesn't matter how they go in, as long as they go in.And Romelu Lukaku can attest to that after ending his recent drought in Belgium's 3-3 draw with Mexico on Friday and becoming his country's joint all-time leading scorer...
Mo Need to Worry - Bikes Will Be Back
THE boss of Mobike has apologised after his team removed all the bikes from Manchester and Salford without telling anyone.The bike-sharing firm, which arrived in June, was rumoured to be quitting the cities when users found the cycles had disappeared...
New Neighbour Moving In
HEALTH-CONSCIOUS restaurant Love Thy Neighbour is opening its doors in Chorlton next month following its success in Liverpool.The 'Ibiza-cum-LA' style restaurant will be opening on Wilbraham Road in December with plans for a Chester site to follow in...
Olympic Hero Chris: 'We Can Make Cycling Safe and Easy for Everyone'
OLYMPIAN and city cycling czar Chris Boardman says he wants to build hundreds of cycle lanes 'just like Oxford Road' across Greater Manchester.New boulevards which segregate cyclists from traffic on the busy commuter route have been hailed by campaigners.The...
Pep Has All His Rivals Where He Wants Them
IT'S hard to tell how serious Jurgen Klopp was being when he suggested at the end of last month City could have the title wrapped up by January.Pep Guardiola gave it the short shrift it appeared to deserve when asked about it, bluntly pointing out that...
Plenty of Interest in These Financial Emails
QI KNOW that interest rates are starting to move up again after 10 years. But I don't think that even if my bank gave me the full extra 0.25%, it would make much difference to my interest.It would still be very low and below the rate prices are rising...
Police Release Picture in Cabbie Stabbing Inquiry
CCTV images have been released of a man police want to trace after a taxi driver was stabbed nine times as he sat in his car.The driver, who has been named by his employers as Hossain Mohammed Alauddin, is understood to have picked up his attacker from...
Respected Councillor Hid Depression from Family
A HIGHLY-RESPECTED councillor who hid his depression from his family and friends hanged himself at his home.Paul Longshaw, 49, was tragically discovered in his garage with his favourite music playing on a mobile phone, a coroner heard.He had been on...
Robots Could Save Us from New 'Dark Ages'
SCIENTISTS in Manchester believe robots could tackle a looming antibiotics crisis which could take humanity back to the 'Dark Ages.' .Antibiotics have helped rid the world of lethal diseases, but their widespread use means some bacteria are now developing...
Rojo Injury Return Boosts United
MARCOS Rojo will take a major step towards a return to United first-team action in the club's reserve team game tonight.United will face Athletic Club in the Premier League International Cup at Leigh Sports Village - and the Argentine defender has confirmed...
Southgate's Pride as Three Lions Keep Gabriel and Pals Quiet
ENGLAND boss Gareth Southgate hailed his side's defensive qualities as they held Brazil to a goalless draw at Wembley last night.It was the second match in a row at the national stadium, that saw a stalemate, following the 0-0 draw with Germany on Friday,...
Spurned Russian Mistress Masterminded Terrifying Robbery at Ex-Lover's Home
A MOTHER was tied up and blindfolded with her daughter in a £100,000 robbery masterminded by her husband's ex-mistress.Priya McKenrick and her daughter Scarlett, who was 17 at the time, were subjected to a four-hour ordeal at their home in Alderley Edge...
The Corner of Ancoats That's Turned into 'Little Vietnam'
STEAMING bowls of noodles, dangling red lanterns and a cash machines displaying only Cantonese characters...This could easily be a scene from Hong Kong or the Vietnamese capital city Hanoi, but we are standing outside a small parade of shops in Ancoats.A...
Then & Now Oxford Road
WELCOME to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.This week's photograph shows Oxford Road looking towards the city centre in 1900.Grosvenor Square is on...
UKFAST Backs New Tech Start-Up
FAST-GROWING Manchester software startup Reconfigure.io, has been backed by leading cloud hosting firm UKFast.The start-up is behind technology which is tackling the major global problem of IT systems struggling to cope with the massive data demands...
Unbeaten or Not City Will Still Be in the History Books
ELEVEN games unbeaten, 38 goals, eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table - it's pretty clear to see why everyone is desperate to compare Manchester City to Arsenal's 'invincibles.' The idea has already been dismissed by Pep Guardiola,...
Who Is Top of the Pots for the Blues?
As Sergio Aguero becomes Manchester City's record scorer with 179 goals, Nostalgia remembers the other great strikers in the Blues' all-time Top 10FROM Francis Lee to Fred Tilson and Colin Bell to Tommy Browell, City's Top Ten goalscorers include some...
Will Pereira Make the Same Mistake Twice and Go against the Wishes of Mourinho?
DEFYING the wishes of Jose Mourinho was a big risk for Andreas Pereira.So far it does not look to have paid off. And ahead of the January transfer window, he might be about to make another mistake.Mourinho wanted to keep Pereira at Manchester United...
World Cup Exits Are a Bonus for Reds' Pre-Season
AT least six senior Manchester United players will get next summer off.And that will be music to Jose Mourinho's ears as he looks towards a pre-season where most of his senior players will be absent for part or all of his preparations.The 2018 World...
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