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Articles from November 18, 2017

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Mammoths for sale A COMPLETE family of prehistoric mammoth skeletons, above, will go under the hammer for the first time. The Ice Age relics are expected to sell for between £250,000 and £400,000 in West Sussex on Tuesday and can be viewed by the public...
All the Latest Gaming, Comics & Tech Trends Geek to Me
FACT MEETS FICTION IN the world of Hellboy, the self-proclaimed holy man Grigori Rasputin has a key role, in that his attempts to bring about the apocalypse actually just summoned up baby Red.Now, in a long overdue spin off, Rasputin's fictional backstory...
Analysis Key Issues for Reds Samuel Luckhurst
¦ RETURN TO WINNING FORMATION? Now Jose Mourinho's period of conflict appears to have ended, he can return to the settled system which has served United so well this season. The 4-2-3-1 formation is not bulletproof, as Huddersfield discovered, but United...
And, Action! Brand New Cinema Set for Opening
THESE photos offer a first look at Stockport's brand new cinema, which is due to open next week.The Light cinema is at the centre of the £45 million Redrock Development, which has been gradually taking shape next to the M60, and will open to the public...
Arriving Soon. Smart Cards for Train Journeys
PASSENGERS from Greater Manchester will have a smart card to use on trains with Northern, TransPennine and Merseyrail by the end of 2018.The plastic card will enable users to top up online for weekly and monthly passes before scanning in at ticket barriers.A...
Book of Bees for Bomb Fund
HUNDREDS of images of iconic Manchester bees have been collected in a book to help raise funds for those affected by the Arena bomb.The book has now been published by a web designer who moved to the city a week before the attack.Philip Butler, 49, relocated...
Brewery's Lifeline for Refuge
A REFUGE for the homeless - which found itself homeless - has been saved with a £500,000 gift from a brewery.Salford Loaves and Fishes, has been providing a drop in service for up to 50 to 60 people a day for the last 30 years.It was launched in 1987...
Core Values
APPLE TREES MAKE FOR A HUGELY ATTRACTIVE GARDEN FEATURE - AND YOU GET THE CHANCE TO LITERALLY ENJOY THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOURSBRITAIN'S national fruit, apples have been grown in our green and pleasant land for centuries. We've baked them in crumbles,...
Council Coins It in with Parking Meters That Do Not Give Change
TRAFFORD council has made hundreds of thousands of pounds from not returning drivers' change when they use parking meters.Customers who pay in cash but do not have the exact change have been forced to overpay for parking in the borough - and the surplus...
Diy Donny Our Expert Answers Your Questions
QI USED double-sided tape on laminate flooring instead of masking tape. How can I get the glue off? Jo Crear, by email AI USE lighter fluid on solid material such as glass and metal, and rub it off with the edge of a piece of wood. A wood 'scraper' won't...
EMMA JOHNSON It's All Too Much Tamara
LET'S just get this out there: I love clothes. I love buying clothes. I love high street clothes and I love designer clothes and I am lucky enough to own a pair of shoes and a handbag or two which carry a name you might see on a runway at Paris Fashion...
Fizz and Fine Food Combine at 1761 and Lily's
MANCHESTER'S lavish £1m Champagne bar and restaurant opens its doors next week, serving fizz and fine food on Booth Street.Set across two levels, the 1761 and Lily's Bar takes over the former Avalanche unit, which had been empty for over a year.The first...
Four Are Killed in Mid-Air Collision
FOUR people died yesterday in a mid-air collision between a helicopter and a twoseater aircraft.Both of the aircraft are understood to have come from Wycombe Air Park and collided near the village of Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire, shortly after midday.Superintendent...
General Knowledge Quiz
1. Which perennial plant, whose leafstalks are cooked in desserts, has poisonous leaves? A Rhubarb B Gooseberry C Blackcurrant D Blueberry 2. Which bird lays the largest egg in relation to its own size? A Emu B Thrush C Penguin D Kiwi 3. With which musical...
Google Brings Its Android Vision into Sharp Focus
The Pixel 2 XL is good-looking with many stand-out features ANDROID is the most popular mobile operating system in the world - more than 80% of all smartphones across the globe run Android software of one kind or another.But Android's maker, Google,...
Guardiola Silent on Sterling's 'Diving'
CITY manager Pep Guardiola has refused to enter a war of words with Arsene Wenger following his diving claims about Raheem Sterling.The Arsenal boss had accused City forward Sterling of diving following the Blues 3-1 victory against the Gunners in their...
Heading South for the Winter
NY hopes I had of having a productive week have just been blown out of the water.AWhile our attention was on the long-awaited release of The Fractured But Whole, developers at South Park Digital Studios have snuck out what could be one of the most addictive...
Home Instead Is the Best Thing since Sliced Bread
FOR 91-year-old Audrey Miller the care she receives is the highlight of her week."They give me comfort - not the usual type - but mental comfort," said Audrey."I have been driving for 60 years but last year my insurance company increased my annual fee...
Hospital Fire - Midnight Tragedy at Crumpsall
Crumpsall Hospital Fifteen women burnt to death Mysterious cause FIFTEEN infirm women patients, some of them greatly advanced in years, lost their lives in a fire at midnight on Saturday, [November 10, 1917] in the Delaunay's Road Institution, Crumpsall...
I Love Downton and Got to Dress in Lady Mary's Bedroom
Mary Berry is back on TV with Mary Berry's Country House Secrets which sees her explore some of the nation's most beloved stately homes through the prism of food. She tells LUCY MAPSTONE how she got ready in Lady Mary Crawley's Downton Abbey room, plus...
I'm a CELEB IS LIKE PRISON... IT CHANGES YOU
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is on its way - and this year's Extra Camp presenters Scarlett, Joe and Joel tell GEMMA DUNN they can't wait to beginTHERE'S no question whether this year's I'm A Celebrity ... Extra Camp hosts are up to the job....
It's 'Easy' for Stars to Play Together
UNITED manager Jose Mourinho insists it will be 'easy' for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku to play together.Lukaku replaced Ibrahimovic as the United number nine in the summer but the 36-year-old Swede has recovered from an anterior cruciate ligament...
It's Not a Love Affair with Giovanni. It's an Incredible and Deep Friendship
Strictly favourite Debbie McGee has wowed both the judges and the audience with her moves - but how is she enjoying her time on the glitzy BBC1 show? As the competition hots up, we speak to the former magician's assistantPICK OF THE WEEK STRICTLY COME...
Key Issues for Blues Analysis Stuart Brennan
¦ WHERE DOES MANGALA STAND? With Nicolas Otamendi suspended, Pep Guardiola has to change his centre back pairing for the first time in either Premier League or Champions League since the win at Bournemouth in August. If he drafts in Danilo, or uses Kyle...
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A GALAXY OF HER OWN: AMAZING STORIES OF WOMEN IN SPACE BY LIBBY JACKSON, CENTURY, £16.99 (EBOOK £9.99) HHHH H A GALAXY Of Her Own tells how women have contributed to advance scientific knowledge - from mathematicians Ada Lovelace and Katherine Johnson,...
Losing My Leg Will Save My Life
A TALENTED young sportsman has faced the hardest decision imaginable - to sacrifice his right leg to save his life.Avid hockey player Ben Rawson, 21, found a lump behind his knee after a game. It turned out to be a rare cancer - Ewing sarcoma - which...
Loyalty Is at Heart of Club
WHAT value does the modern game of football put on the word loyalty? It's a question I've been debating on social media with City fans all week, and the volume of responses I've received suggests that it's a subject close to their hearts.Let's start...
Make a Date with Santa!
HAT better to get you and your little ones in the festive spirit than breakfast with Santa.WEvents where children can join the big man for some brekkie have become increasingly popular over recent years with more and more venues offering their own event.From...
Manchesterpoptrail
A COUPLE of concert posters for the Hippodrome Theatre in Ardwick Green prompt the recall of 'pop' memories for this and next week's article. Three years apart, they illustrate the changing face of popular music and the artists behind it.The first poster,...
Mourinho Angry at Six Jabs for Jones
A FURIOUS Jose Mourinho claims Phil Jones received six injections from England medical staff so he could play against Germany last week.The United defender was forced off after 25 minutes in England's goalless friendly with Germany last week and is unavailable...
Must-See Shows
Michael McIntyre'S BIG SHOW TONIGHT, BBC1, 8.10PM DO Ant and Dec finally have a rival for the crown of 'Best Saturday Night TV Host'? When this show first aired as a one-off Christmas special in 2015 and then a full series last year, the critics and...
PCSO John Has the Full Support of Community
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukPCSO John Cannon should be commended (again) for speaking out against the injustice against himself and his family ('Suspended?...
Pep Pulls Jesus Back Down to Earth
IN the week that Dani Alves declared Gabriel Jesus the new Ronaldo - Pep Guardiola's response was blunt."Not yet." It was lofty praise from Alves - a player Guardiola was so desperate to bring to Etihad last summer.It was also a measure of the excitement...
Plan to Give 'Left Behind' Towns a New Lease of Life
A STRING of 'left behind' town centres across Greater Manchester could be given a new lease of life under plans by Andy Burnham.Greater Manchester's mayor has asked all boroughs to pick one centre that needs kick-starting with a wave of new housing development,...
Prepare Garden Tools for the Winter Lay-Off
AS winter sets in, now is the time to think about putting your garden tools into hibernation.But before stowing them away, you'll want to give them a thorough clean and sharpen - and maybe consider throwing out the old and investing in some new ones...
Prison Boss Investigated 'After Officer Is Assaulted'
POLICE are investigating a manager at Forest Bank prison in Salford after a female colleague was allegedly assaulted.The woman is said to have been taken to hospital with a dislocated shoulder.A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police confirmed an...
Raise a Glasswith Andy Cronshaw
Last week was International Sherry Week.I was shackled to my desk but I did however recently taste a Manzanilla revived by sherry producer Barbadillo that I'd suggest is one of the best for the uninitiated or the Sherry doubters to try.Why? Because it...
Regulars in Battle to Save 200 Years of Tradition at Village Pub
The King William pub in Shore FOR more than 200 years the 'King Bill' pub has stood proudly on the edge of the Pennines.But two weeks ago the King William IV, in the hamlet of Shore, in Littleborough, suddenly shut its doors, leaving locals bereft.Now...
Regulars in Battle to Save 200 Years of Tradition at Village Pub
FOR more than 200 years the 'King Bill' pub has stood proudly on the edge of the Pennines.But two weeks ago the King William IV, in the hamlet of Shore, in Littleborough, suddenly shut its doors, leaving locals bereft.Now the regulars are raising the...
Rocking the Boat
ICERTAINLY felt like I was "On Top of the World" when I blasted out the Carpenters' hit on the karaoke machine. My fifteen minutes of fame (well, perhaps less) came during a four-day cruise along the Italian coast.We were sailing from the glorious city...
Safety Fears Hit Homeless Centre
A HOMELESS drop-in centre has been temporarily closed following concerns over safety.Drug use and aggressive behaviour on site have caused problems for staff and volunteers, the M.E.N. understands. The evening service has now been suspended while charity...
Second Sexual Harassment Complaint Is Made against Labour MP
LABOUR is investigating a second complaint of sexual harassment against Bury South MP Ivan Lewis.Mr Lewis strenuously denies the latest allegation, made to the political party earlier this week.On Wednesday night, the MP stood aside from his job as homelessness...
Sparkling Night at Store
THERE was plenty of festive sparkle as stars headed out to the launch of the new French Connection fashion store in Manchester. Guests included a bevy of Coronation Street stars who were all giving us some serious party dress inspiration in their glamorous...
Stir-Fry Things Up
TV chef and cookery book writer Ching-He Huang knows a thing or two about making a decent stir-fry. She tells ELLA WALKER how we have been doing them all wrong...HOW many of us have lumped for a supermarket stir-fry mix, complete with sickly packet sauce,...
Supermarket Boss Killed Himself over Gambling Addiction
A MORRISONS supermarket manager hanged himself after his life was taken over by a merciless addiction to online gambling.Philip Tomlinson, 29, would squander up to £1,000 a time playing betting machines and became so hooked he sold items such as his...
Tech That. A ROUND-UP OF THE LATEST NEWS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
SEND MONEY WITH MESSENGER IT solves a simple problem very simply, and it's a nice refreshing change to see Facebook doing something that doesn't necessarily complicate the use of its service - you can now send payments to friends via Messenger.You have...
The Boys Are Back in Toon
PAUL Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo will return to the United squad against Newcastle today.Pogba has not played since he suffered a hamstring injury against Basel on September 12 while Rojo and Ibrahimovic have spent the last seven months...
THIS Adorable Timperley [...]
THIS adorable Timperley schoolboy has helped to show the softer side of Peaky Blinders gangster Tommy Shelby in the hit BBC show.The gangster drama returned to BBC Two on Wednesday night with lead character Tommy, played by Cillian Murphy, now with his...
Thug Hit Women Pool Staff in Row over Swimming Lessons
A 'MUSCLED' thug who ran private coaching sessions at Manchester Aquatics Centre punched two women when they challenged him about the bizarre behaviour.Michael McFarquhar, 49, has been locked up for two years after losing his temper and lashing out at...
Trainers Are Sole Reason for Huge Crowds at Store
FASHION fanatics braved freezing temperatures and camped out for more than TWO DAYS in Manchester city centre to buy a sought-after pair of classic trainers.People began queuing outside Size? on Market Street on Wednesday morning ahead of the rerelease...
Travel Newslatest Travel Advice, Offers and News
WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND CHILLS and thrills await at London's Hyde Park Winter Wonderland which has just opened for six weeks.New for this season is Cinderella on Ice by The Imperial Ice Stars, featuring 18 top skaters performing high-speed throws,...
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GAL GADOT SHE IS our favourite real-life super hero. The Israeli actress, right, changed the way Hollywood views movies with a female lead after Wonder Woman became the biggest box office smash of the summer and we are quite willing to bet that the mum-of-two...
TV Films of the Week
1 AMERICAN GANGSTER Tonight, ITV4, 10.05pm AMERICAN Gangster recounts the true story of the rise and fall of Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington, pictured above), who created a drugs empire Seventies New York, controlling a large portion of the city's heroin...
United Not in Any Rush to Lock Jose into Another Year
UNITED are relaxed about Paris Saint-Germain's interest in manager Jose Mourinho and are prepared to open negotiations over a new contract.M.E.N. Sport revealed earlier this month PSG had contacted Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes as they ponder an audacious...
Warning to Kids Who Ran Riot on Metrolink Tram
AN incident during which a gang of 50 schoolchildren ran riot on the Metrolink causing chaos during rush hour is now being investigated as a crime, police have confirmed.The large group of children ran on and off several trams at East Didsbury, activating...
We're Not There to Fight Crime, We're There to Report It
'NIGHT owl' volunteers could patrol Fallowfield to crack down on a crimewave gripping the student suburb.Volunteers trained in self-defence would patrol crime hot spots during 'peak hours' to help those in danger, under a new scheme proposed by students.Police...
We Wanted a Job Doing Well, So We Did It Ourselves!
couple's elderly care service rated outstanding by watchdog - 20 months after they set it up to fill gap in marketTWO years ago Susan Robinson tried in vain to find support at home for her poorly mother.She was due to go on holiday but would not go unless...
Your Horoscope
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 This should be your big night out to enjoy quality time with friends. You are like the king of the social scene. However, because Mars is at odds with Pluto in Capricorn this weekend, there could be a personality clash,...
Zlatan's on Bench as He Makes Return
JOSE Mourinho has confirmed Zlatan Ibrahimovic will start on the bench for United against Newcastle today.Ibrahimovic, 36, is fit again after recovering from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in the Europa League quarter-final victory...
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