Manchester Evening News

Articles from April 11, 2017

A Look at the Rental Market
ANCHESTER is the build to rent hot spot, almost overtaking London, a new report suggests.MAccording to a study from The British Property Federation, there are currently 5,500 new build to rent development under construction in the borough.This is just...
Best of the Rest
THE BIGGEST NIGHT IN BRITISH THEATRE: THE OLIVIER AWARDS ITV, 8PM JUST in case you had any doubts that this was the biggest night in British theatre, there's a clue in the title.TV producers are clearly keen to ramp up the excitement for this year's...
BOLTON Lostock, Heaton, Bradshaw, Egerton, Lostock, Turton
WITH a perfect mix of affordable housing and good transport links Bolton could be the perfect place to find your next home.The town centre has seen some investment in recent years, including the Pounds 14m development of the Market Place Vaults in 2015.These...
Buyers Beware
T'S completely normal if the thought of buying your first home fills you with equal parts excitement and terror.IGetting a mortgage is a serious commitment, and buying property is often rife with unforeseen costs, no matter how carefully you plan.But...
'Buying This Drug Is like Playing Russian Roulette'
SAMPLES of Spice seized on Manchester's streets contain a chemical linked to 10 deaths in Japan.And Dr Oliver Sutcliffe, who performed the analysis, says buying Spice in the city is like "playing Russian roulette".In the last three weeks, Dr Sutcliffe,...
Coaching House Renovation
HOUSE buyers are being invited to bid for a rare selection of "extraordinary" properties which have been created within the historic Smithhills Coaching House site in Bolton.Smithills Coaching House is part of a 400-year-old story dating back to the...
Corbyn Blamed for Tory Victory
IT was the biggest shock in Salford politics for years - and a report by a grass roots Labour group claims that Jeremy Corbyn is to blame.An internal Labour Party report reveals why it lost Kersal ward to the Tories last month and the national leadership...
Coronation Street [...]
CORONATION Street actor Christopher Harper says researching the murky world of online grooming was 'harrowing' and even drove him to tears.Actor Christopher, 36, talked to counsellors of people who have carried out and are going through treatment for...
Goal Machine Serg Takes 'An Amazing Step Forward'
PEP Guardiola is delighted to be able to welcome Sergio Aguero into his version of City.The Catalan coach has regularly demanded more since arriving at the club, despite the striker continuing to rack up goals.Gabriel Jesus was signed to add competition...
'Golden' Boy Jesus in Running for Award
GABRIEL Jesus is among the frontrunners for the prestigious Golden Boy award, annually given to the most impressive young footballer on the planet.The City striker faces stiff competition - not least from United star Marcus Rashford, with Bayern Munich's...
Government's Initiative Gets Firm's Support
EVERSHEDS Sutherland has become the first law firm to back government's Northern Powerhouse partnership programme Established by Prime Minister Theresa May and led by Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy, more than 90 firms have signed up to become...
Hit Musical Matilda Heads to the Palace
HIT West End musical Matilda is coming to Manchester on its first ever UK tour.The multi award-winning musical, based on the muchloved children's book by Roald Dahl, will head to Manchester's Palace Theatre in Autumn 2018.The musical tells the story...
Kardashian Makeup Artist Gives Stars a Private Masterclass
FAMOUS faces and makeup artists from across Europe flocked to Manchester for a masterclass with the Kardashian and Jenner family's makeup artist Ariel Tejada. Fans queued for hours - and paid Pounds 450 for a coveted ticket - to see Kylie Jenner's go-to...
Kids' Joy as Kidnapped Puppy Found Unharmed
A PUPPY stolen in a burglary has been found after a public appeal.Six-year-old twins Oscar and Ava and their four-year-old sister, Matilda, were left heartbroken after five month-old Bobbie, a Maltese Shih Tzu cross, was taken from their home in Trafford...
Lawrence Salvages Draw to Hold Back Lancashire
DAN Lawrence batted throughout the final day to post the fifth firstclass century of his career and earn Essex a draw in their opening Division One Specsavers County Championship match.Essex had been set an improbable 478 to win. Otherwise they had to...
Leader Griezmann 'A Big Hit in England'
EVER wondered what Antoine Griezmann's one vice is? A plant-based caffeinated hot drink from South America does not immediately spring to mind.But the Frenchman's love of caffine-infused beverage, mate, goes back to Real Sociedad in 2009, when he was...
Legal Notices
MANCHESTER CITY COUNCILTEMPORARY ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14 (AS AMENDED) ORDER NO. MCC0001510 Notice is hereby given that the City Council has made the following Temporary Road Traffic Order(s): (MCC0001510)...
Lingard Symbolises Progression from Youth Team to First Team, So Haters Should Back Off
IT must have been uncomfortable for Jesse Lingard's armchair detractors to see the midfielder have the goodwill to hand a disabled supporter his shirt and decorate it with his signature during United's win at Sunderland.Contrary to his online image as...
Mata Looks for Home Comforts in Race for Top Four Finish
JUAN Mata has pinpointed United's home form as the key to claiming a top-four place.The Spaniard has been ruled out for the remainder of the season and saw some of his frustration eased by the Reds' comfortable win at Sunderland.But, ahead of Sunday's...
News Grid
stolen puppy found safe A puppy stolen in a burglary has been found safe after a huge public appeal. Six-year-old twins Oscar and Ava and their four-year-old sister, Matilda, were left heartbroken after five month-old Bobbie, a Maltese-Shih Tzu cross,...
News/ Prisoners Use Spice to Kill Time and Come out ADDICTS
A LEADING criminologist claims prisons are 'churning out' Spice addicts because the drug evades current testing.Dr Rob Ralphs, a lecturer and researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, said the illicit substance has no smell when smoked and testing...
On Reflection
ASK any interior designer and they'll tell you mirrors can be pretty magical - and we're not talking fairytale queens and princesses here.Forget genies and their wishes, godmothers and their magic wands - if you want a home that's the best, brightest...
Premier Silva Is in a League of His Own
FORGET Eden Hazard, forget Dele Alli and forget Zlatan Ibrahimovicfi the best player in the Premier League is at City.And before you Reds and Cockneys start frothing at the mouth, this is not a claim that David Silva should win any of the player of the...
Reds Golden Boys Take Spot in Top Awards List
UNITED duo Marcus Rashford and Timothy Fosu-Mensah have been nominated for the Golden Boy award.Rashford, 19, has enjoyed a stratospheric 14 months, which has included Premier League and international debuts, an England squad berth at the European Championship,...
Reds Keeper Departure a REAL Danger
REWIND two years ago and, either side of the international fortnight, David de Gea committed unsettling errors as he left his near post unguarded against Daniel Sturridge and Kevin Mirallas, while a Christian Benteke shot slithered underneath him.Over...
Reformed Hooligan 'Working Door at United Legends' Football Hotel'
A REFORMED football hooligan has revealed he is working at the hotel owned by United legends Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs.Tony O'Neill, 59, is said to have been working as a doorman at Hotel Football, opposite Old Trafford, for a number of weeks. Mr O'Neill...
Remembering a True Legend of Comedy Victoria Wood, Left, Who Died Last Year
AYEAR after her death from cancer last April, Victoria Wood's extraordinary career is celebrated by her friends, peers and co-stars in this six-part series.Considering the BAFTA award-winning comedian, actress, singer and writer had a career spanning...
Root Cause of Spice Is Stress of Surviving
CONCERNS over an increase in anti-social behaviour fuelled by Spice - said to leave users in a 'zombie-like' state - has prompted a police crackdown in Manchester. If the use of such drugs is ever to be eradicated, we need to look for the root cause.Today...
Serg in from Cold to Figure in Pep's Plans
TWO months ago, Sergio Aguero's nose was so out of joint that a player used to letting his goals record speak for itself was having to stop for reporters after games to get his message across.When the striker acknowledged he had to learn from a rookie...
Sheep Theft a Real Ewe Done It
IT'S a mystery which could have come straight out of an Agatha Christie novel.A community has been left in shock by the disappearance of a beloved plaster of Paris sheep, which disguises itself as a tiger.The sheep, with tiger's markings, belongs to...
Showhome Launch Success
UNDREDS turned out for the opening of the first ever showhome at Greenbooth Village in Norden.HRussell Homes welcomed visitors over three days of events, with guests treated to Prosecco and canapes while they toured the four-bedroom Cawson, taking in...
Soap Villain Overturns Driving Ban
HOLLYOAKS star Jamie Lomas overturned a driving disqualification after a court banned him from the roads without his knowledge over a hit-and-run prang in his BMW.The 41-year old actor who plays badboy Warren Fox in the Channel 4 soap had been disqualified...
Spice Turns You into a Zombie. You Just Stop Caring about Your Problems
"YOU just feel brain dead half the time. They say people look like zombies and that's how it feels."Matthew Nuttall was a teenager when he first smoked Spice with a group of friends.At that point the substance known as Kronic, which he put in a joint...
Taking a Dramatic Turn
MUCH-LOVED Edwardian theatre in Manchester is going up for auction - with a guide price of Pounds 300,000.ABuilt in 1902 it was originally named the Grand Junction Theatre and Floral Hall, but several years later became known as the Hulme Hippodrome.For...
The Fabulous Baker Buy
JANE BEEDLE enjoyed 10 weeks of national fame when she made it to the final of last year's The Great British Bake Off, the last one before the programme transfers to Channel 4. The 61-year old mother of three says her life hasn't changed since baking...
Town Hall Is Blasted over Golf Ball Nets Bid Approval
GIANT nets to stop bad golf shots raining down on the Manchester Airport relief road have been approved - but council work began without planning permission.Stockport council granted its own planning application to erect a 95m-long, 20m-high fence between...
Your Chance to Make a Splash at Iconic Baths
SWIMMERS have the chance to take a dip in the iconic Victoria Baths for the first time in more than two decades but there's a catch... it's going to be chilly.The Grade II* listed building, in Chorlton-on-Medlock, is currently undergoing a huge restoration...
Your Horoscope With
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 22 Doing basic chores, taking the rubbish out first thing is a good leveler. It wouldn't harm to keep your feet on the floor, and remain calm. Doors are about to open like seldom before. Today's...
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