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Articles from April 28, 2017

Aguero: I Have No Problems with Pep
SERGIO Aguero says he had no problem with being benched by Pep Guardiola earlier this season.The Argentine striker was dropped by the Blues boss in January when he favoured new signing Gabriel Jesus.He regained his place and impressed when the Brazilian...
Applause Is Only for the Dogged Defence
UNITED players were back slapping each other at the end of their Titanic defensive dogfight at the Etihad Stadium and if you needed it then that showed Jose Mourinho's battle plan for this derby.There will be those among the Reds support who will find...
Auto Trader Revving Up Growth with Latest Deal
MANCHESTER-BASED Auto Trader, the UK's largest digital automotive marketplace, has snapped up Macclesfield-based Motor Trade Delivery for an undisclosed sum.Motor Trade Delivery, which was founded in 2013, operates an online real-time marketplace for...
Big Chip Awards Finalists Are Revealed
Nearly 90 businesses across the North of England have been shortlisted for a prestigious awards ceremony recognising digital and creative excellence.Now in its 19th year, The Big Chip Awards celebrates excellence in digital and technology taking place...
Champ Ed Goes around Revolution Once Again
THREE-TIME Olympic champion Ed Clancy has his eyes set firmly on defending his Revolution Series Champions League title this season after his JLT Condor team were confirmed as part of the line-up for season 15.Manchester-based Clancy will once again...
Changes to Busway Mean I'm Back in Car
HAVING initially being one of the many doubters of the need for the Leigh Guided Busway, I have become a regular user to commute between Boothstown and Piccadilly Gardens to link with the trains to London.I have found this to be much faster journey time...
Christie Lifesavers Now Need Our Help
VIRTUALLY every family in Greater Manchester has been touched by cancer.The disease has brutally claimed the lives of the young and the healthy - sons and daughters, mums, dads and grandparents.That's why the devastating blaze at the world-renowned Cancer...
Club Getting 'Back to Business' after Attack
THE owner of celebhaunt nightspot The Bijou Club has revealed the venue will reopen for a series of Bank Holiday events - following an incident at the club which left a man seriously injured.The club's owner Damien Matto says he wants to "set the record...
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Could Motorway Be Reds' Latest Signing?
COULD United sponsor the M6 motorway? That's the bizarre proposal put forward to raise funds for the country's transport infrastructure.Companies including sports teams, tech firms and supermarkets are among those who could buy rights to name major roads...
Every Week a Whole New Batch of Exciting Gigs Go on Sale, So We've Picked out Our Hot Tickets and Highlights
THIS week, Manchester music lovers are in for a treat, as a shed load of great performers are coming to Manchester and have tickets on sale this week.We've got punk-rock band, Paramore, Folk singer Newton Faulkner, and blue eyed beauty, Sheryl Crow heading...
Ex-Soldier in Fight for Life after Attack
THIS striking photograph shows an Army veteran fighting for his life in hospital after a brutal attack.His family have released the image in a plea to the Moss Side community to help catch those responsible.Former soldier Glen Smith was left with serious...
FANCY Yourself as a Bit of a Daredevil? [...]
- FANCY yourself as a bit of a daredevil? Then clear your plans for the last weekend in April as a pop-up indoor bike park takes over Manchester's Great Northern Warehouse.Dirt Factory's Urban Action Weekend will have a series of events for you to get...
Film /Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
STARRING: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Kurt Russell, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and the voices of Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel.DIRECTOR: James Gunn. CERTIFICATE: 12A (136 mins) Prodigal sons with tortured...
Gabriel Can Fire Us to Top Says Pep
PEP Guardiola is banking on Gabriel Jesus to secure Champions League football for City.The Brazilian international was within millimetres of settling the derby after coming on as a late substitute.His potential winner was ruled offside, but it was a...
Gig /Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran could have given his voice a rest during his Saturday night gig at Manchester Arena, if he'd wanted to. From the off, the arena, which was packed to the rafters, was happy to sing each song for him, word-for-word."I want you to sing everything,"...
Inmate, 51, Found Dead in Prison
AN investigation is set to be launched after the death of an inmate at HMP Forest Bank prison in Salford.The 51-year-old man's death is not being treated by police as suspicious.The man hasn't been named and no further details have been released.But...
Jose: Aguero Made Most of Headbutt
JOSE Mourinho suggested Sergio Aguero exaggerated Marouane Fellaini's headbutt which saw him sent off during the derby.United held on for the next six minutes - plus an additional six minutes of added time - to earn a point at the Etihad.But when Mourinho...
Leese: We Don't Want a Fight to Host Games
MANCHESTER council has written to the government to say it 'stands prepared' to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 - but that it does not want to enter into a competition with other cities. Ministers announced last week they were inviting cities to...
Little Gizmo Inspires Plan for Vegan Dog Day Care
MANCHESTER could soon have its very first vegan dog day care centre.There are plenty of places in the city for pooches to have fun while their owners are at work, but as yet, none cater specifically for meat-free mutts.Couple Janna Dobson and Rachel...
Make the Most of the Long Weekend
STARTRAX GET down to the Startrax this bank holiday for Caravan Carnage. There you can enjoy a day of vehicle-on-vehicle mayhem with the BriSCA F1 and F2 Stockcars, National Ministox, 1600cc Bangers WQ3 and caravans.The cars start revving their engines...
Man's Death Linked to Badly-Fitted Catheter
THE death of a former headmaster was accelerated by an injury caused when a catheter was fitted badly in hospital, an inquest heard.Brian Comerford, 79, was admitted to Wythenshawe Hospital in January 2014 when he started to feel unwell after a family...
Marouane's Moment of Madness Mars Derby
WITH the world watching, millions of pounds worth of talent on show, and a place in the Champions League possibly at stake, this derby will be remembered for an act of utter stupidity.It has been a mixed season for Marouane Fellaini, but surely the Reds...
N Brown Seals 'Power Brands' Deal with Tesco
N Brown, the plus-size clothing retailer has unveiled a tie-up with Tesco for its 'power brands' Jacamo and Simply Be as it announced full year profits were down.The Manchester-headquartered company said group revenues were up 2.5 per cent to Pounds...
News Grid
rail services are hit by strike today TRANSPORT bosses warned that strike action by Northern Rail staff will cause disruption to commuters today. The walk-out is the latest in an ongoing battle over plans to introduce driver-only trains, removing the...
Parents Slam Fake Break-In at School
TEACHERS at a primary school staged a break-in - to help children develop their writing skills.Pupils, aged nine and 10, returned after a break to find their teacher's lunch had been half-eaten, her Easter egg 'stolen' and their classroom ransacked....
Rooney: I Have Still Got a Lot to Offer United
WAYNE Rooney has refused to reiterate whether he will be a United player next season.But he insists he is not finished as a top-level player.The England forward is expected to leave the Reds in the summer and has been linked with moves to China and MLS.And...
Skoda Packs in the Value
F SIZE matters then the Skoda Octavia is quids in.IPound for pound no other family car has as much space and it's a feature which has propelled the Octavia to be Skoda's top seller in the UK.e current version - launched as an estate and a hatch four...
SOAP Watch
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm AFTER everything that has happened with her baby daughter Eliza going missing, Megan is worried about Social Services getting involved. Will there be repercussions for the mum? Meanwhile, Rhona is incredulous when Pierce tries to manipulate...
Stories from Inside Syria
AN elderly man walks stooped amid the twisted metal carcasses of tanks in the Syrian border town of Azaz in this striking image captured by Manchester photojournalist Musa Chowdhury. In another, a young boy rides his bike through a battle-scarred street...
SUNDAY Music / Sounds from the Other [...]
SUNDAY Music / Sounds From The Other City As any hardened festival goer will testify, it's often the more random, unpredictable stuff that makes for a great festival experience. Forget the big headline acts; the most exciting stuff really happens when...
Superior City Fail to Take Chances
CITY could not grab the three points but they made it plain which team remains kings of Manchester.And the way that the United fans celebrated at the final whistle, like fans of a lower league club that has just earned a cup draw, indicates that they...
Taking It Outside
PICK OF THE DAY sarah millican: outsider Channel 4, 10pm SQUEAKY-VOICED comedian Sarah Millican is not one to be held back by British inhibitions, sharing way too much information once again. Recorded live at the Brighton Dome during her Outsider tour...
Theatre /Wonderland
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has inspired plenty of film and stage adaptations in the 150 years since it was first penned as a children's book.The story of a girl falling down the rabbit hole into a madcap kingdom of bonkers characters...
The Surgery's in Good Health
URMSTON, like so many historic market towns, seems to have fallen prey to that most heinous of things - the retail-led town centre redevelopment.A dull, grey square, punctuated by chain coffee shops (Costa, in this case), and a rotating carousel of Aldi,...
THURSDAY Comedy / Micky Flanagan [...]
THURSDAY Comedy / Micky Flanagan A few years back, as Micky Flanagan finally cemented his place within the British comedy firmament - sell-out arena tours, a best-selling DVD, ubiquity on panel shows, even his own catchphrase 'out out' - the tousle-haired...
Town Could Cut Links to French Twin in Far-Right Mayor Row
STOCKPORT'S ties with its French twin town could be cut after its far-right mayor was fined for inciting racial hatred by a Paris court.Front National politician Robert Menard was reprimanded for comments regarding schools in Beziers. The case relates...
TV Judge Is Referee for Rugby Club Bosses' Row
RIVAL rugby club bosses went head-tohead in court room drama Judge Rinder over a bitter contract dispute.Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash and Leigh Centurions' Derek Beaumont starred on the ITV show to solve a long-running disagreement over the...
Visitors to New Arts Venue Plant Seeds of Creativity
MANCHESTER'S newest arts space launches today, promising to get the public involved in its creative events.Plant, based in Sadler's Yard, is a huge 300 sq m gallery and arts space which includes a pottery studio, textile studio, and woodwork facilities...
What We Learned
CITY STILL CAN'T FIND THEIR OLD SELVES Punchy, clinical, mesmerising. City were outstanding in September at Old Trafford as they passed triangles around United and stung them with two goals in the opening 45 minutes. That was then, though, and this is...
What We Learned Analysis Samuel Luckhurst
SAMUEL LUCKHURST left-back. That used to be a problem position for Mourinho but now, with Luke Shaw having endeared himself to him, he has two fine options. Darmian produced maybe his finest performance against Chelsea earlier this month and he topped...
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