Manchester Evening News

Articles from March 31, 2017

Appeal to Find Missing Mum and Her Two Sons
POLICE are appealing for people to help find a mum from Rochdale suspected of abducting her two sons who they believe may now be in Greater Manchester.Samantha Baldwin, who was last seen with nine-year-old Louis Madge and six-year-old Dylan Madge in...
Architect's Life to Be Put on Film
THE life and times of artist and architect Edgar Wood are set to be brought to the big screen thanks to a major funding boost.The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded Pounds 35,600 to the newly-formed Heritage Film Group to help finance a documentary project...
Best of the Rest
THE HOUSE THAT Pounds 100K BUILT BBC2, 9PM A CRACK crisis team swans in to jazz up people's homes in this strangely gripping property show.This week, Jody and Lori of Southendon-Sea, Essex have bought a plot of land for Pounds 115k, and have another...
Big Beast That Prowls and Growls on Hills and Highways
TREE huggers should look away now as this week's monster motor boasts a 6.4-litre, 461bhp Hemi engine that gets through the go juice at a rate of around 19 miles per gallon!At almost 2.5 tonnes and nearly 16 feet long all the numbers on the Jeep Grand...
Boy, 14, Stabbed in Back during Brawl
A BOY aged 14 was stabbed in the back during a fracas between two gangs of youths.Residents ran from their homes to give first aid to the youngster following the attack in Irlam. He was taken to hospital where he is recovering from a serious wound, officers...
Bruntwood Launches New Pounds 8m Building
COMMERCIAL property specialist Bruntwood has opened its Pounds 8m flagship building in Manchester.The redevelopment, known as Neo, has confirmed a host of new occupiers and lettings since launching this week on Charlotte Street.Downtown in Business and...
Car Park to Stay on Part of Green after Land Blunder
THE owner of a restaurant has been allowed to keep half a town's green which he annexed for a car park after a blunder by the Land Registry.The mistake caused a two-year wrangle over the land outside Porada in Whitefield, Bury.The plot was grabbed by...
'Carter-James Was Sent for a Reason, to Help Other People'
THE family of a baby who died when he was just 16 hours old are about to purchase their first 'cuddle cot' for the hospital ward that helped them.Little Carter-James Wilson was born at Wythenshawe Hospital in February last year. Mum Becki Wilson from...
CITYLIFE /Now Booking
ANOTHER week brings another line-up of gigs and shows to Manchester - and this week is looking pretty special.US super-star John Legend is coming to see us, and Cockney Kate Nash has also announced she'll be doing a tour to celebrate the tenyear anniversary...
City Women Book Place in European Semi-Finals
LUCY Bronze made history for Manchester City Women as she headed them into the semi-final of the Champions League.Bronze's first half goal gave Nick Cushing's side a 1-0 win over Danish champions Fortuna Hjorring and set up a semi-final tie with reigning...
Corrections and Complaints
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Cycle Police Target 'Close Pass' Drivers
POLICE are on a mission to make sure that drivers keep their distance... by going undercover as ordinary cyclists.Officers ditched their truncheons and hi-vis jackets for cycling shorts as part of an operation designed to crack down on inconsiderate...
Dad Delivers Son in Front Seat of Car
A CLUB boss has told how he had to unwrap the umbilical cord from around his newborn son's neck after delivering him in the front seat of a car.Darren Rogers, who runs Bredbury Hall Country Club in Stockport, was just 200 yards from his home when little...
'Dangerous' Dog Bit Charity Worker and PC
A 'DANGEROUS' dog bit a charity collector on the hand - then savaged a police officer who was called to investigate.Dooley, described as a large black Labrador, could be put to sleep as a result of the double attack outside Brian Tideswell's home in...
Divine Comedy
COMEDIAN Jack Whitehall is perfectly cast as a posh Oxford University student set upon a quiet life of contemplation as a priest.(He and his friend play chess and plan days out to do brass rubbings. Cue plenty of sexual innuendo and arched eyebrows -...
Elise Sprinter Gets Slimmer
LOTUS has put its new Sprint model on a strict diet - and it's shed 41kg compared to the old model.The iconic sports car has received a minor facelift for 2017, with the British manufacturer adding an even-more-lightweight model to the range, dubbed...
Film /Ghost in the Shell
Based on a cult Japanese comic series, Ghost In The Shell is an action-packed futuristic thriller that poses tantalising questions about our reliance on memories to define ourselves as human beings.Director Rupert Sanders' visually arresting film is...
Getting Tapped Up
HE beer scene in Manchester is booming, with independents setting up across the city.The best way to sample the new generation of craft beers is fresh from the source, and with more breweries opening their doors, punters are bypassing bars in favour...
Gig /the Jesus and Mary Chain
Manchester Academy The Jesus and Mary Chain stride on to the Manchester Academy stage and launch into Amputation - from the band's first album in 19 years.The reaction from the crowd confirms that they're happy to lap up new material, just as much as...
Going under the Radar
Nathan Fake Although he's been active for over a decade and has released multiple albums and EPs via Border Community, his latest full-length Providence on Ninja Tune has propelled the Norfolk musician to a wider audience. Providence is the product at...
Guardiola Right to Eye Pounds 50m Sanchez Move
THERE was a significant development in the Alexis Sanchez contract saga this week.For the first time, a definitive price was put on his head.From unsellable to Pounds 50m. It was a remarkable shift.And in an instant the clutch of clubs monitoring the...
Heroic Red Devils Secure Win to Send Them Up to Third
SALFORD produced an heroic defensive effort to defeat St Helens 22-14 at the AJ Bell Stadium, securing a third straight win to climb to third in the Betfred Super League.Skipper Michael Dobson scored two tries and four goals to ease his side to a fifth...
Hit or Miss? City and United Ratings So Far
Claudio Bravo The most controversial of Pep Guardiola's signings -and a gamble that hasn't paid off. How many more points would City have if Joe Hart was still No.1? Dropped for Willy Caballero and his future is in doubt with Pep looking at others such...
Hospital Issues Apology and Vows to Learn Lessons
THE trust which runs the flagship Royal Manchester Children's Hospital has apologised after failures led to the death of Kayden Urmston-Bancroft.The hospital insisted that it had learned lessons in the wake of the child's death - but did not address...
How Rookie PC Foiled an IRA Murder Gang
BRITAIN'S big cities were living under the spectre of IRA Active Service Units.During 14 months from 1974-75 there were more than 40 gun and bomb attacks in London, in which 35 people died. On November 21,1974, 21 people were killed when devices exploded...
If Brexit Is a Disaster Who'll Get the Blame?
IN the letter headed 'When will the penny drop?' (M.E.N., Viewpoints, March 28) DA Clarke claims that only the Corbynistas want to stay in the EU.In fact the referendum showed that 48 per cent of those voting wanted to stay in.They thought that membership...
Madcap Romp Earns Actor Pounds 10k Prize for First Play
A SALFORD-BORN actor has landed a Pounds 10,000 prize for his first piece of work as a playwright.Simon Bradbury's work will now become a production for Liverpool's Royal Court theatre.His comedy charts the last hours of playwright and actor Moliere's...
Man Killed Sister with Petrol Bomb
A MAN has been found guilty of murdering his sister with a petrol bomb after he was left out of their father's will.Manchester Crown Court heard Julie Archer, 49, was left with 'horror movie' injuries after Stephen Archer doused her with flammable liquid...
MediaCity in Running to Be New Home of Channel 4
GREATER Manchester leaders have been pushing for Channel 4 to move to MEDIACITYUK in Salford for months, the M.E.N. can reveal.They say relocating the broadcaster to Salford Quays, alongside the BBC, ITV and a wealth of other digital outfits, would create...
Mourinho: We Are in a Bit of Trouble
PAUL Pogba is one of five United players who will miss tomorrow's Premier League clash with West Brom.The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in the Europa League win over FC Rostov two weeks ago and has not recovered in time to face the Baggies.Phil...
Mourinho: We Are in a Bit of Trouble. [City Region]
PAUL Pogba is one of five United players who will miss tomorrow's Premier League clash with West Brom.The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in the Europa League win over FC Rostov two weeks ago and has not recovered in time to face the Baggies.Phil...
News Grid
WARNING ON WANTED MAN POLICE are warning the public to not approach a man wanted for a string of violent offences.Bradley Warburton, 21, is wanted for section 39 assault, section 47 assault, affray, threats to commit damage and failing to appear in court...
Nurse Who Showed Sick Video to His Colleagues Is Struck Off
A HOSPITAL nurse who laughed as he showed colleagues an explicit video has been struck off at the High Court.Sanjeev Varghese, 44, admitted showing the WhatsApp video to some of his fellow workers at Manchester Royal Infirmary during a shift in October...
Police Killer's Sister and Her Ex Hit with Pounds 1m 'Gangster Tax'
THE sister of police killer Dale Cregan and her drug dealer former partner have been hit with Pounds 1m 'gangster tax' bill.William 'Billy' Black, 51, the exlong-term partner of Cregan's sister, Stacey Cregan, 30, headed lucrative crime rackets in Tameside...
Police Warn of Spice 'Chaos' in City Centre
POLICE issued an urgent Spice warning after 11 people collapsed in just eight hours across Manchester city centre.Officers were called to a string of casualties on Thursday in Piccadilly Gardens, Shudehill, Albert Square and the Northern Quarter.They...
Pounds 1.2m Spent on Protecting Wildlife around New Road
TRANSPORT bosses spent more than a million pounds on newt ponds, bat roosts, mammal tunnels and other measures to protect wildlife around the new M6 link road.Highways England received the cash from the government as part of a Pounds 192m budget for...
Pride's Big Weekend Is All Set to Be Bliss
MANCHESTER Pride has announced its biggest ever dance line-up for this summer's Big Weekend - including a headline set from Faithless' Sister Bliss.Sister Bliss and Faithless bandmates Maxi Jazz and Rollo shot to attention in the 90s with club classics...
Quiet Man Is Loud in Praise for Mourinho
FOR a man who rarely spoke when he was a player, Paul Scholes' words have become the perfect barometer to measure United's regression and rehabilitation.Scholes avoided microphones and reporters like the plague when the ginger magician was orchestrating...
Shakespeare in the Age of Instagram
N the shadows of a dimly lit warehouse, one of Manchester's brightest young theatre companies is beginning to shine.INorthern Rep is the city's first dedicated repertory company in more than 50 years, based inside the Great Northern Warehouse - just...
Sharks Coach Says Table Doesn't Lie
SALE Sharks attack and skills coach Paul Deacon says that his side are where they deserve to be in the Aviva Premiership table.A promising performance at Sandy Park saw Sale threaten to pick up an unlikely win against high-flying Exeter Chiefs before...
Stepping Up
THERE are two common approaches to building budget priced cars - make lots of them and use old designs to save money.Combine both methods and you'll have something that's certainly cheap but is unlikely to be cheerful too.Probably better to buy a secondhand...
Surgeon at Hospital Warns 'Lives Are Being Put at Risk'
A SURGEON has launched an extraordinary attack on his own hospital - warning that lives are at risk due to a huge demand for surgery.Basem Khalil, paediatric surgeon at the MRI, claimed there was a top-down focus at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital...
Take That Show Will Really Shine
AKE That say theatre-goers are going to be 'shocked and blown away' by their new musical, The Band.TBandmates Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen say that they have "laughed, cried and danced in the aisles" watching early rehearsals for the musical,...
The Accessible Jeep
IF YOU'Ve always fancied a Jeep but were put oby the tough as nails and basic Wrangler or the price and size of the Cherokee then smaller Patriot is worth a look.e Patriot is a softer Jeep, designed for people who want the ability and security of four-wheel...
Theatre /the Commitments
Palace Theatre Following a record-breaking two-year West End run, cult classic The Commitments - a tale of down-atheel Dubliners who form a band, is here in Manchester's Palace Theatre.The show, based on the eponymous 1991 film and 1987 book by Booker...
The 'Killer Squad' Sentenced for a Grand Total of 627 Years
THE five members of the gang got 16 life sentences at Manchester Crown Court in 1976 for conspiracy to murder and cause explosions and possessing arms and explosives. Their sentences, including concurrent terms, amounted to 627 years. The five are: Brendan...
The Problem Is Unstoppable
IKE every show on his current UK tour - Stormzy AKA The Problem AKA Big Mike AKA Stiff Chocolate - sold out the Manchester date almost instantly.LGiven the success of his debut album Gang Signs and Prayer, that's hardly surprising. But when the show...
This Sushi Secret Is Out
IT used to be that Umezushi was a well-kept secret among those in the know - now it seems like everyone's aware of this secluded sushi joint.Many big names have traversed the underbelly of Victoria Station to the secluded city centre arch way, and with...
Thugs Tied Man Up and Stabbed Him in the Eye
TWO violent thugs have been jailed after they tied a man up in his own home and stabbed him in the eye during an 'horrific' attack.Ryan Patton, 21, of Brinnington, and Kyle Bond, 19, of Reddish, first met their victim, near McColls newsagents, on Mersey...
Toddler Died after THREE-DAY Wait for Vital Operation
A WHISTLEBLOWER has hit out after a toddler died after waiting three days for life-saving surgery.Bosses at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital have admitted blunders which led to the death of Kayden Urmston-Bancroft after an urgent operation to...
Tomorrow [...]
TOMORROW (Saturday) Clubbing / Return to the Electric Chair Under the watchful eye of DJs-turned-restaurateurs Justin Crawford and Luke Cowdrey (aka The Unabombers), The Refuge by Volta has, in less than a year, become one of Manchester's most respected...
Top Two-Wheel Trek
THE majority of Morocco's roads are well maintained. Some, however, don't deserve the space they occupy on a 1:1,000,000 scale map.The road we found ourselves on seven days into a motorcycling epic to North Africa definitely fell into the latter category.It...
Track-Focussed Abarth 595 Announced
A NEW track-focused Abarth 595 has been revealed in the form of the Trofeo, with uprated performance parts and a price tag below Pounds 20,000.Based on the Fiat 500 and modied by the Italian manufacturer's tuning arm Abarth, the standard 595 has a reputation...
War Hero Won Victoria Cross - Then Became a Lollipop Man
A HERO soldier's bravery on the battlefields of Belgium will be remembered 100 years on.Sergeant Joseph Lister, who survived both world wars to become a lollipop man in Stockport after he retired, was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry during the...
Wenger Warning for Guardiola
ARSENE Wenger delivered a warning to Pep Guardiola ahead of City's clash with Arsenal on Sunday.The Gunners boss claims the Catalan will be in line for the 'same treatment' as him if he can emulate his longevity in the English game.The Arsenal manager...
We're Being Driven Round Bend by Jet Set Parkers
A COMMUNITY crackdown on parking in an affluent suburb near Manchester Airport has received a mixed response from M.E.N. readers.People are split down the middle as to whether holidaymakers are being anti-social or canny when they leave their cars in...
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CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 22 This should have been a successful week, but equally disappointing or without merit. Everything that seemed difficult has been dealt with, and you now have access to every single party or social...
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