Manchester Evening News

Articles from April 7, 2017

Big Pub, Little Pub
NE is Manchester's biggest - the other the city's smallest.OThese are the two iconic Manchester pubs that may differ dramatically in size but are both equally big on appeal to the city's revellers.The Moon Under Water on Deansgate was at one time the...
Broke Mum Who Sold TV Is Back in Business
A mum-of-six who was once so broke she sold her TV to pay the mortgage and buy food has opened her own business.Heidi Greenwood, 45, of Cheadle Heath, was left emotionally and financially devastated when her husband left her in 2007.At the time her children...
Chapple: Now the Hard Work Starts!
GLEN Chapple has warned his Lancashire players they can't afford to have even one session off in what is set to be a cut-throat Specsavers Division One campaign.The new Red Rose head coach leads his side into the first game of the season at Essex today...
Cinema /A Quiet Passion
Born and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she spent most of her adulthood and died at the age of 55 in 1886 from Bright's disease, poet Emily Dickinson evaded the grubby fingers of fame in her reclusive lifetime.A heavily edited first collection...
Comedy /Russell Howard
Manchester Arena Russell Howard wants to recalibrate the world.His solution? "All we can do is laugh at the absurd," the 37-year-old Good News host explains to a packed Manchester Arena."The world's a very dark and depressing place at the moment."The...
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DEFINITLY May Be the ONE
DEFINITLY Red looks set to provide the north with another victory in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree Racecourse tomorrow.It is 40 years since a 'Red' horse, trained in the north landed an historic third victory in the world's greatest steeplechase....
Dua's Worth Waiting For
WHAT are the most essential requirements needed for a pop star to succeed in 2017? Gazillions of social media followers? Ed Sheeran writing your songs? Taylor Swift on speed dial? Ask Dua Lipa - the rising British pop songstress - and she'll surely tell...
Every Week a Whole New Batch of Exciting Gigs Go on Sale, So We've Picked out Our Hot Tickets and Highlights
NU-METAL heavyweights Linkin Park, Manchester's own Everything Everything and New York indierockers The Drums are bringing their beats to us in 2017, and their tickets all go on sale today.Get ready to give your bank account a good bashing with all the...
Family of Brave Girl in Plea for Fundraising Help
THE family of a little girl who has to sleep in the living room because she is too ill to get up the stairs are fundraising for adaptations to their home.Ruth Grace Crosby, eight, who lives with her mum Joanne, dad Stuart and little sister Amelia, was...
Gig /Craig David
Seven Days might be 17 years old, but it's still a song as instantly recognisable as the original Nokia ringtone.But after a phenomenal entry into the world of garage, r'n'b, hip hop and dance back in 1999 with his debut album Born To Do It, Craig David...
Go out of Your Comfort Zone to Discover Some Rusholme Rough Diamonds
S it time for Rusholme to shake off its Curry Mile tag? It's a question we pondered at the weekend as the number of predominantly Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian curry houses that Wilmslow Road was famous for in the 1990s and early 2000s have dwindled,...
Gov't Announces Pounds 23m Hydrogen Fund
THE government has created a new Pounds 23 million fund to boost the take-up of hydrogen vehicles and improve the infrastructure that supports them.Hydrogen fuel providers will have the ability to bid for funding and organisations that currently produce...
Harley's Dynamic Urban Performance
THE new Harley-Davidson Street Rod motorcycle is a muscular middle-weight built to blitz the city streets.An addition to the Harley-Davidson Street model family, the Street Rod is agile, powerful and tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion.The...
Harrison out to Mark His Milestone in Style
ROSS Harrison is set to make his 150th appearance for Sale tonight at the age of just 24.The loosehead prop made his debut for the Sharks in 2012, coming off the bench in an Amlin Challenge Cup victory at Rugby Club La Vila.He then featured for the first...
Here's a Tip, Pal: Don't Dump Your Rubbish Here
A BRAZEN fly-tipper was caught on camera flinging rubbish over a 10ft fence.Shopkeeper Sundesh Ram has been hit with a Pounds 1,400 bill after being filmed on council CCTV throwing ten bin bags and a cardboard box full of waste onto private land in Salford.Bizarrely,...
'I Walk Every Day with My Guitar.'
STING is back with a new studio album - On 57th and 9th - re-energised and ready to share a new bunch of songs with a Manchester Apollo crowd tonight (Friday).His secret to staying inspired and creative? "I love to walk to work. I walk everyday with...
Jose Names Five Who Should Score More
JOSE Mourinho has questioned the goalscoring returns of five United players after another profligate Premier League game.United hit the woodwork twice and had a goal disallowed during their draw with Everton, but forced the visitors' goalkeeper Joel...
Man Helped Murder Suspect Flee
A SUPPORTER of so-called Islamic State has been jailed for five years after helping a murder suspect flee to Syria.Mohammed Syadul Hussain gave Mohammed Abdul Kadir Pounds 600 of getaway money - used to head for ISISoccupied territory - after Kadir allegedly...
Micra Magic
THE Nissan Micra is the latest supermini to move upmarket in a move which sees the Japanese car rm taking full advantage of its alliance with Renault. Built in France and powered by proven engines the new Micra is pushing into premium territory.Sharp...
MRS Brown's Boys Are [...]
- MRS Brown's Boys are coming to Manchester, and love it or loathe it, you can't argue with four nearly-booked-up nights at the Manchester Arena.Despite taking a pummeling from critics, the show has been a huge success in both Ireland - where the show...
Mum Brands Officer 'Murderer' in Court
THE mother of Anthony Grainger branded the police marksman who shot dead her son a 'murderer' at a public inquiry into the death.The outburst came from Marina Schofield moments after the firearms officer who killed her son suggested he would do the same...
News GRID
cannabis farm bust Police have uncovered a cannabis farm in Wigan. Officers found tents storing plants during a raid at a property on Richmond Hill, Pemberton. Thirty-one plants of various sizes were seized. A 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene...
Parents Giving Children Their Home Start
MANY young Mancunians are finding it almost impossible to get on the housing ladder without the help of their parents.People in their twenties and thirties are increasingly struggling to get a deposit together to buy their first home.Lack of wage rises,...
Parker: Mourinho Is Wrong for Criticising United's Young Forwards
UNITED boss Jose Mourinho must change his approach to get the best out of Marcus Rashford and his other young prospects.That is the view of former Reds defender Paul Parker.Mourinho admitted some of his players - Rashford particularly - were suffering...
People in Need Are Not Wanted in This City
HOORAY for the plans for another city centre development (Posh hotel planned as Piccadilly gets ready for HS2, M.E.N., April 5).Just what we need! This shows that although now there is an end of cheap (public money) loans for property speculators, those...
Pilot Flew Too Close to Stadium
A PILOT was fined for breaching flight safety law after trailing a banner dangerously close to a football stadium.Alan Elliott, from Bolton, was paid by an Everton fan to display the sign, emblazoned with "Thank you Mr Kenwright", in support of the Merseyside...
Police Stop Man after Bid to Drive Away Bus
POLICE had to restrain a man after he tried to drive a bus which was full of passengers.Bewildered travellers watched on as the man boarded the vehicle at Accrington's new bus station and attempted to start it.Video footage shows the man standing up...
Renault Reprogramming Diesel Emmissions Software
RENAULT is reprogramming the software on its diesel vehicles in a bid to improve real-world emissions.The announcement comes in the wake of damning evidence from consumer organisation Which? that claimed the brand's vehicles emit up to nine times the...
Roman Would Have Handed Pep His P45
CHELSEA would have sacked Pep Guardiola by now. No ifs or buts.Roman Abramovich demands titles. The Premier League or the Champions League - he's not fussy.Anything less and it's a P45 and a handsome severance cheque.Say what you like about the fickle...
Sa'u Boost for Salford as Junior Returns
SALFORD travel to Hull FC tonight looking to extend their run of three consecutive wins and boosted by the return to fitness of Junior Sa'u.The former Melbourne Storm centre has been one of the Red Devils' most impressive performers this season, but...
School Once Praised as Outstanding Slammed by Inspectors
STANDARDS of teaching at a formerly 'outstanding' school have been slammed by Ofsted.Sacred Heart primary in Kingsway, Rochdale, has seen its rating plummet to 'requires improvement' after inspectors found significant shortcomings in the quality of teaching...
Sharp Rise in Attacks on Hospital Staff
THE number of attacks on staff at a trust which runs four hospitals in Greater Manchester has soared, according to a new report.At Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust, 16.8 per cent of workers said they had personally experienced physical violence from patients,...
Sir Howard Takes Up a Role with Big Four Firm
SIR Howard Bernstein has been appointed as a strategic advisor to business advisory firm Deloitte.The former chief executive of Manchester City Council will specialise in health and social care, government reform, devolution, and regeneration.Sir Howard,...
Six More Years of 50mph Speed Limit
THE smart motorway is coming to the rest of the M60... and it will mean delays for another SIX YEARS.For the last three years, drivers have faced lane closures and 50mph speed limits during an upgrade of parts of the M60/M62.Highways bosses say the Pounds...
Super Smooth Coupe That's Seriously Fast
GOOGLE 'typical BMW driver' and the search engine will beat you to it - suggesting the words before you get past the M. Then you'll be presented with nearly half a million results headed up by videos, memes and blogs dedicated to stereotyping the German...
Term-Time Hols Sent Packing
PARENTS have reacted to a landmark court ruling against a dad who broke the law and took his child out of school during term time.Many families say they will just not be able to afford a holiday abroad after a new ruling confirmed peak-time holidays...
' Than Brother Noel 'Even If I Was Liam to Make Solo Debut at Festivals by EMILY HEWARD Will
LIAM Gallagher will play his first confirmed UK solo shows at Reading and Leeds Festival this summer. The former Oasis frontman will perform at both Bramham Park in Leeds and Richfield Avenue, Reading, over the August bank holiday weekend in a UK festival...
Theatre You Can't Miss
MANCHESTER is alive with the sound of theatre this month, with international and local premieres of productions you shouldn't miss. There's something for everyone among this collection of amazing theatre being shown across the city. Some great shows...
'The City Has Taken Trams to Its Heart'
IT FEELS like the Metrolink has been in Greater Manchester forever.But in fact, the idea of bringing back trams to the region was seen as laughable by some - and a costly mistake by others.And while the system has had its ups and downs over the years,...
There's No Promises for Kompany despite Manager Calling Him One of Best
PEP Guardiola has hailed Vincent Kompany one of the best centrebacks in the world - but the City captain will not be guaranteed his place even if he can prove his longterm fitness.The Belgian international made his first Premier League start since November...
THURSDAY Theatre / Twelfth [...]
THURSDAY Theatre / Twelfth Night It's been a busy year for the legendary Manchester transgender performer Kate O'Donnell. From touring her awardwinning stage show Big Girl's Blouse and appearing in BBC sitcom Boy Meets Girl to launching her own theatre...
Traffic Chaos as Busy Road to Stay Shut until Summer
A BUSY road closed since January will face further disruption for the rest of the year.Residents say the continued closure of Mill Brow, Streetbridge, and Middleton Road in Chadderton, Oldham, is causing traffic chaos on the route close to North Chadderton...
Tributes to Tragic Sports Fan
TRIBUTES have been paid to a Belle Vue Aces stalwart and Manchester City steward who has died in a tragic forklift truck accident at work.Ron Lowe, 61, had been involved with the historic speedway club since the mid-1970s.The forklift truck driver died...
TUESDAY Extended Preview [...]
TUESDAY Extended preview - Music / British Sea Power Back in 2015, Brighton indie stalwarts British Sea Power embarked on a special tour to celebrate the 12th anniversary of their debut album The Decline of British Sea Power. Ahead of their Manchester...
Unsung Hero Deserves the Top Accolade
THERE was a brief flicker of hope that Antonio Valencia would recover for Everton's visit when a picture of him circulated on social media on the morning of the match.Valencia was sat at his breakfast bar clad in a United tracksuit, hood up and cradling...
Venues. with Star Quality
THERE is a long line of celebrities who have dabbled in the food and drink industry here in Manchester, with Corrie stars, footballers and musicians all attempting to make their mark on the region's thriving hospitality scene over the years.The latest...
Woman Left Children to Play near Broken Glass
A WOMAN has been locked up after she left three children to play barefooted amongst broken bottles as she slept off a boozy night.Carly Aldred dozed as the youngsters were downstairs in a house with broken window panes and just a carton of dry cereal...
Yeti Another Winner?
SKODA'S Yeti was one of a crop of SUVs that all appeared around the same time and it is available with both two and four wheel drive.Chunky Tonka toy looks have always found a ready market in the UK and it doesn't seem to matter whether they have 4WD...
You're Pregrrrrs!
MEET Chesney - the pregnancy detecting dog.The pooch's owner claims the lovable pet is able to rumble expectant mothers, when even family and friends are unaware of their good news.Office worker Freya McAnally is the latest mum-to-be sniffed out by Chesney...
Zoo's New Arrival Is Walking Tall Already
THIS beautiful baby giraffe is the latest addition to the family at Chester Zoo.The Rothschild's calf, who is already 5ft tall, arrived at 3.20pm on Monday, to proud parents Orla and Meru.Orla, eight, delivered the youngster smoothly following a four-hour...
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