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Articles from August 20, 2016

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WHAT'S COMING UP OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS GIG / PAUPER KINGS This band from York has achieved huge things around the world, building on years of pre-band session work. They're currently working on and off in Nashville, recording a new album with producer...
A Level Results ; ? KEY: A Levels (AS Levels)
AUDENSHAW SCHOOL T Adesunloye 3; A Amatya 3; H Amjed 2; V Austin 3; I Barker 3; E Beardshaw 3; F Begum 3; S Begum 4; A Bhavsar 3; T Bradshaw 3; J Brickell 3; L Callaghan 3; I Chambers 3; M Coffey 3; J Coulding 3; C Doherty 3; T Downes 3; J Flynn 4; J...
A-Star Ellie Makes Grade after Beating Cancer Twice ; 20-YEAR-OLD NOW HEADING TO CAMBRIDGE TO REALISE DREAM OF BECOMING A DOCTOR
AN incredible young woman who beat cancer twice has achieved 4 A*s and one A in her A Levels.Ellie Harding picked up her results from Bolton School on Thursday morning and says she couldn't be more thrilled.A*s in biology, chemistry, maths and an extended...
At Least I Feel Safe Now Says Shot Mum
A MUM blasted in a gangland shooting has revealed how she has been placed under police protection due to fears for her life.Marie Calder, 58, was shot along with her son Scott as they sat in a car outside Gala Bingo in Harpurhey.She is now under police...
Axe Gang Raid Family Home
has understandably left the victims terrified.SHOCKING CCTV shows the moment vicious robbers armed with a crowbar and axe attack a man outside his home."These men have stormed into the house armed with weapons and it is fortunate the occupiers weren't...
Bravery in Gallipolli - DSM Awarded to Hyde Man ; We Look Back at What Was Making the News 100 Years Ago
LEADING seaman Fred Gregory of Railway View, Hyde, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for bravery in Gallipoli. He has written to a Hyde friend that the award has been officially posted. He is the first Hyde sailor to win the distinction....
Cool Combo ; CHOCOLATE CHERRY PAVLOVA (SERVES 8-10)
sugar, a little at a time, whisking constantly until thick and glossy.cool combo Chocolate cherry INGREDIENTS 100g dark chocolate, melted and cooled 4 medium egg whites 220g caster sugar 1/2tsp white wine vinegar 100g skinned, roasted hazelnuts, roughly...
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Corrie Street Story Prompts Pill Campaign ; GOVERNMENT RESEARCH SHOWS AROUND 80 PER CENT OF PUBLIC ARE UNAWARE OF ISSUE OF FAKE MEDICAL PRODUCTS
HEALTH bosses have launched a campaign warning about the dangers of buying diet pills online. It comes as Coronation Street prepares to air dramatic scenes showing Bethany Platt collapsing after overdosing on the tablets in a bid to lose weight quickly.The...
Could Hart Join List of Players Who Left Blues Too Soon?
JOE Hart looks set to leave City in the current transfer window, either on loan or permanently.He was left out of the starting line-up for both City's matches so far and Pep Guardiola now looks set to land Claudio Bravo from Barcelona.It's left Hart...
'Disgusting' Conmen Target Elderly Victims
A GANG of conmen feared to be targeting vulnerable pensioners across Greater Manchester is being hunted by police.Detectives are linking three 'disgusting scams' where bogus workers duped elderly victims out of tens of thousands of pounds.Pensioners...
Down on the Farm
HERE'S nothing quite like some cute animals to put a smile on the faces of kids of all ages.TAt farms and petting zoos across the region children can get up close to animals big and small and enjoy lots of other activities along the way.From tractor...
Fans Treated like Cattle
ON Saturday I went with a friend to watch the City v Sunderland game. My friend, being the holder of multiple Joe's season tickets, and I went to Joe's bar at half time for our 'free' cup of tea, only to stand in a queue that hardly moved for 12 minutes.We...
Far-Right Thug Took Part in Riot
A FAR-RIGHT thug locked up for biting off a man's ear at an 18th birthday party in Salford is facing more jail time for taking part in rioting in Dover.Shaun Jones, who has links to nationalist group North West Infidels, travelled from Eccles to Kent...
'Flashed At' Officer under Investigation
A SENIOR police officer 'flashed' by a colleague during an alleged row about boobs has been told she is also under investigation for 'inappropriate behaviour.' .' Superintendent Sarah Jackson is said to have watched her more senior colleague, Rebekah...
Gangster's Family Start Secret New Lives after They Are Accused of Being Grasses
THE family of gangster Scott Calder have moved out of Manchester after they were accused of being 'grasses' in the trial of three men who shot him and his mum outside a bingo hall.Yesterday the trio were jailed for their part in the shooting of Calder,...
Get the Celebrity Look at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet This Summer. ; BE INSPIRED BY THE CHIC STYLE OF TV FAVOURITES TO REVAMP YOUR SUMMER LOOK AT THE OUTLET
THEY are known for their super-stylish looks - and now you can take inspiration from TV favourites Kym Marsh, Tess Daly and Anna Friel for your summer wardrobe.We teamed up with MCARTHURGLEN Cheshire Oaks designer shopping outlet to find out how you...
Golden Girl Jade So Happy after Beating Pressure
JADE Jones fought back the tears to retain her Olympic taekwondo title with a thrilling win.The 23-year-old, who trains in Manchester, revealed she had been overcome with emotion before her semi-final clash with Nikita Glasnovic as the pressure of closing...
Heavy Metal! Medal Factory's Incredible Haul
A FANTASTIC clutch of 23 'Made in Manchester' Olympic medals has been scooped by an elite group of athletes.A whole host of Team GB Olympians owe a debt of gratitude to the city after training at the Manchester Velodrome and the GB Taekwondo Academy...
Helping British Bees Will Have You Buzzing. ; Get Busy and Make Your Garden Bee Friendly with Their Favourite Flowers and Easy Projects to Boost Their Flagging Numbers
BEES are in crisis - and we can do so much to help them. Recent years have seen a drastic decline in bee populations, as a result of a perfect storm of different factors.They may be tiny but bees are essential to a healthy environment and healthy economy...
I Figured That You Probably Didn't Fancy Cycling Home. ; RIO HERO KENNY ACTS CHAUFFEUR AS FIANCEE TROTT LANDS BACK IN MANCHESTER WITH HER TWO GOLD MEDALS
CYCLING'S 'golden couple' were reunited tonight but there was no Rio-style emotional embrace as Jason Kenny welcomed partner and fellow Olympic star Laura Trott back home.Jason, now level as Britain's record gold medallist, touched back down in Manchester...
I'm Not Academic, but I Am a Clever Person, Clever in My Own Ways ; If Your Idea of a Nightmare Is Sitting Exams, Pity Reality Star Joey Essex Who Is Taking a GCSE for ITV's Re-Educating Joey Essex: GCSE Special. Essex, Who Left School with a C, D and U Tells KEELEY BOLGER about Pressure, Being Underestimated, and Dating in the Public Eye
How do you feel about finding out your exam results in front of the camera? I DON'T care. I don't care what you think of me, that's why I'm here today. At school, I accepted that I wasn't clever. I remember sitting there as a kid, thinking, 'I can't...
In the Clear for Autumn ; It's a Good Idea to Check Your Home's Guttering before the Leaves Start to Fall, Writes JULIA GRAY
GUTTERING is designed to protect your home's exterior walls from rain by channelling water from the roof to a drain in the ground via the gutters, which run horizontally, and downpipes, which run vertically.If they develop a problem or become blocked,...
Key Issues for Blues Analysis Alex Porter
SAME AGAIN? PEP Guardiola will not have relished a trip to Bucharest ahead of a Saturday lunchtime date with Stoke, but the fivestar win against Steaua ensures that Wednesday's return has taken on the air of formality.KEY FOR As such, there is no need...
Killer's 'Good Progress' Appeal Is Thrown Out
A TEEN killer who battered a young woman to death because she was a Goth has tried to get his jail term cut - because he has made good progress over the past few years.Ryan Herbert, now 24, was only 15 when he and a gang of friends set upon 21-year-old...
Lisbon Voyage ; Portugal's Capital Is Rightly Considered a Must-See Destination, but Strike out from the City and You'll Find a Host of Hidden Treasures, Says Maria Breslin
away LISBON. A credible contender for the title of Europe's coolest city. A year-round destination, the Portuguese capital is home to vintage trams, the world's most expensive chapel and the resting place of renowned explorer Vasco da Gama.A regular...
Made in Manchester. Parade in Manchester! ; Prime Minister Announces Plan to Celebrate Olympic Glory in Our City
A HUGE national parade to honour Team GB's awesome Olympians will be held in Manchester - where 17 medals have already been 'made',' the prime minister has confirmed.Theresa May revealed the parade will take place in October, with thousands of people...
Magic in the Mountains ; STUART BRENNAN Heads for the Hills of Snowdonia for a Week-Long Adventure
USHING my wife off the 200ft cliff was strictly out of the question, they said. Spoilsports.PSo I just had to stand back and watch as she hurled herself into space, alongside my teenaged son Ben, with the jagged rocks of the old Llechwedd slate quarry...
Making a Murderer ; Following Success with the Missing, Brothers Harry and Jack Williams' New Thriller Asks What Everyday People Are Capable of When Pushed to the Limit. the Writers, and Some of the Ensemble Cast, Tell SUSAN GRIFFIN about New Drama, One of Us
Juliet Stevenson, Joanna Vanderham, Julie Graham, Georgina Campbell, Joe Dempsie, John Lynch and Gary Lewis are members of two families who must decide whether to take revenge for the WHILE the phenomenally successful series The Missing, starring James...
Making Great Strides in the Fight against Cancer ; Data Shows Parts of Region Have Made Greatest Progress in Boosting Survival Chance
An extra 2,000 people a year in Greater Manchester are alive 12 months after being diagnosed with cancer compared to 15 years ago.New analysis of official NHS data shows parts of our region have made the greatest progress, nationwide, in boosting people's...
Manchester Pop Trail
I'm making an appeal this week on behalf of author Dafydd Rees who originally worked in the Decca press office back in the sixties.He's writing a book entitled: 1963 - A Year In The Life Of The Beatles, which, essentially, covers each day of that pivotal...
Man's Fingers Cut off in Knife Attack
A MAN lost two fingers in an horrific knife attack in Moston.He suffered a serious hand injury when he was slashed, possibly by a machete or meat cleaver.Detectives have launched an investigation but admit it is 'too early to say' whether it is linked...
May the Force Be with Neil ; Dying Star Wars Fan in Race against Time to See New Film
A RACE-against-time campaign has been launched to grant a terminallyill Star Wars fan his last wish of seeing Rogue One before its release date.Neil Hanvey, 36, from Oldham, was told in April he only has between six and eight months to live.It would...
Medieval Quarter Gets Makeover in Pounds 10m Plan
ONE of the last pieces in Manchester's post-IRA bomb rebuild is finally falling into place, two decades after the process began.Work has begun on reviving the Medieval Quarter around Chetham's School of Music and the cathedral - ahead of a Pounds 10m...
News Hospital Car Parking to Rise by 40 per Cent ; TRUST BOSSES SAY THE HIKE IS PART OF ITS PLANS TO SAVE MONEY AND TACKLE DEBTS
CAR parking prices at Stepping Hill are being hiked 40 per cent as the hospital shuts a ward and prepares to scrap hundreds of jobs.Last month, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust admitted a deficit of Pounds 40m and that it is losing Pounds 75 every minute.According...
One-of-a-Kind Title You Are BOUND to Fall in Love with ; Bound (PS4)
APPEARANCES can be deceiving, I've learned to my cost. The gorgeouslooking toffee cake that begged to be ordered turned out to be loaded with bananas - while the boring muffin I'd rejected in its favour, was packed with white chocolate chunks and had...
On the Radar
NASIR TEAMS UP WITH TOP MAN HIP, East London-based designer Nasir Mazhar, above, has teamed up with Topman on a capsule collection for autumn.Far from your typical designer, Nasir is not a fashion graduate - in fact he trained as a hairdresser - and...
Our Expert Answers Your Questions
QLAST winter we had a big problem with our windows dripping condensation. Should we replace them? They're double glazed and have been in for 15 years.Jacqueline Newman, by email AIF THEY are dripping condensation on the inside, the windows have no thermal...
Pep: Joe Can Go. or Stay and Be Great
JOE Hart has been told he can leave City . But Pep Guardiola is convinced he can turn the England goalkeeper into one of the world's finest if he stays.City's manager confirmed he will not stand in Hart's way if he decides to quit the Etihad after being...
Pogba: I Don't Have a Problem with Sir Alex ; MIDFIELDER HOLDS NO GRUDGES OVER FIRST OLD TRAFFORD DEPARTURE
PAUL Pogba has revealed his 'only problem' with former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was that he didn't get to play enough during his first stint at Old Trafford.The Frenchman left United for Juventus in 2012 prompting Ferguson to hit out at the midfielder's...
Pogba's Happy to Be Home ... and to Start with a Win
PAUL Pogba says he is 'back home' after making his full Manchester United debut in the 2-0 win over Southampton last night.The Frenchman was exceptional, demonstrating his pace, power and technique as United dominated Claude Puel's side and made it six points...
Pounds 400k Water Turbine Wrecked by Festive Floods ; Specialist Screw Device Now Deemed 'Beyond Repair'
A SPECIALIST water turbine which cost almost Pounds 400,000 and is supposed to power Rochdale Interchange has been broken since the Boxing Day Floods.The 'Archimedean screw,' which was supposed to generate electricity using the flow of the River Roch,...
Prepare for Nake off ; as Another Batch of Kitchen Whizzes Prepare to Whip the Nation into a Frenzy on the Great British Bake off, Keeley Bolger Meets Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry
PICK OF THE WEEK THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF Wednesday, BBC1, 8pm MARY Berry is convinced her fellow Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood's steely glare "puts the fear of God" into contestants.For a fortunate few, the icy gaze is a decoy, followed...
Raise a Glasswith Andy Cronshaw
I'VE built up quite a thirst watching the Olympics from my sofa.Luckily a box of bottles arrived from online retailer Rude Wines with wine matching suggestions for several of the events.And that really is the beauty of online ordering; a click of a mouse...
Retreat to a Weekend of Luxury ; ALICE IRVING Samples a London Summer Special Package at a Wonderfully Stylish West End Hotel
ONE Aldwych, a high-end hotel nestled in London's arts scene, has been sitting at the point where the Strand meets Waterloo Bridge in Covent Garden since 1998.Its neighbours include the likes of the Lyceum Theatre, Somerset House and The Royal Opera...
'Rochdale Seven' Will Appeal over Party Ban
A GROUP of ex-Labour members expelled for bringing the party into disrepute after calling for an investigation into Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk's conduct when he was a Parliamentary candidate are fighting to be reinstated seven years later.After Mr Danczuk...
Salad Days ; FREEKEH SALAD WITH PAN FRIED DUCK BREAST AND PICKLED CHERRIES (SERVES 2)
salad daysFREEKEH SALAD WITH PAN FRIED DUCK BREAST AND PICKLED CHERRIES (SERVES 2) INGREDIENTS For the pickled cherries: 150ml red wine vinegar; 150ml water; 60g caster sugar; Bay leaf; Star anise; 1tsp coriander seeds; 3 black peppercorns; strip of...
SAS Shows on TV Are Too Fake. It's All Pretty Girls and Overthe- Top Acting ; as His Latest Novel, Bad Soldier, Is Published, Ex-SAS Soldier Chris Ryan Opens Up to HANNAH STEPHENSON about His Move to Florida, How Post-Traumatic Stress Affected His Family Life and His Opinion of the Likes of Bear Grylls
GEORDIE ex-SAS soldier Chris Ryan has spent much of his career in war zones and life-threatening situations - but these days, he'd much rather be writing fiction.Chris, 55, the only member of the eight-man SAS mission Bravo Two Zero to escape from Iraq...
Six of the Best ; BACK TO SCHOOL GADGETS
WATCH THIS SPACE WATCH, Pounds 13, Smiggle (smiggle.co.uk) ONCE they've mastered how to tell the time, children may find themselves obsessed with stationery emporium Smiggle. This cool, rubber watch reveals a digital clock every time you press it, which...
Smarterfor 10 ; BAKE OFF IS BACK AND MARION MCMULLEN FINDS OUT WHAT SOME OF THE STAR BAKERS ARE DOING NOW
1 who found the recipe for success? ED KIMBER was the first Bake Off winner in 2010. He quit his job afterwards to pursue a career as a food writer and food stylist. He has published three books, most recently Patisserie Made Simple, and has been resident...
Speakers Got You in a Tinny Temper? ; PUT UP WITH POOR SOUND QUALITY NO LONGER WITH THE BRILLIANT BEOPLAY RANGE
THE father of a friend of mine, when I was a callow youth, had two rules in life - cars must be Alfa Romeos, and stereo systems must be Bang & Olufsens."Why?" I asked, foolishly."Because they are the best," came the flabbergasted reply. He had a point.I...
Tech Five ... ; AND EXPLORE THE GREAT OUTDOORS
1 WILD WEATHER (iOS and Android, Pounds 1.49) THEY SAY: Combines hand drawn illustrations with accurate forecasts. Featuring dozens of hand drawn illustrations Wild Weather matches your location, time of day and current weather condition.WE SAY: Wild...
The Bard's Birthplace Has Another Claim to Fame. ; STEVE HOWARTH Visits Stratford as Shakespeare's Hometown Marks the 400th Anniversary of the Death of Its Most Famous Son
NOW everyone knows where Shakespeare came from but not many people know that Stratford Upon Avon also gave us the Teletubbies! That was just one of the fascinating facts I learned during a great late spring weekend break to the birthplace of the Bard.Just...
The Pies Have It ; CHERRY AND BAY PIE (SERVES 6-8)
The INGREDIENTS 350g self raising flour 160g cold unsalted butter, cubed Pinch of salt 1tbsp vanilla essence Ice cold water (90ml-100ml) 1 egg Granulated sugar, to garnish 100g/3 1/2oz good- quality black cherry jam 1/2tsp grated nutmeg 1 bay leaf 1tbsp cornflour,...
Travel News ; Latest Travel Advice, Offers and News
WARSAW FOR CULTURE VULTURES CULTURE vultures who want to save hundreds of pounds on the cost of a high-brow city break should head to Warsaw.The Polish capital was cheapest by far of 17 cultural capitals surveyed for this year's Post Office Travel Money...
Trending TANKING
HOMELAND THE spy series starring Claire Danes, right, may have long since lost Damian Lewis but that has not stopped it being renewed for a further three series.SPARKLING WINES WE just cannot get enough of the bubbly stuff in the UK. There has been an...
United Rated
6 DAVID DE GEA Rarely required as United's defence impressed. Might have many more uneventful evenings under Mourinho 7 ANTONIO VALENCIA Purposeful again and needed to be as Anthony Martial struggled to get involved in United's attacks on the left.7...
Water Way to Spend a Day Let the Kids Have Fun While Keeping Cool on Hot Days
SUMMER'S here and that means lots of fun in the sun. And with heatwaves on the horizon, why not play water games to keep to cool when the temperatures rise? In fact, even if the sun doesn't shine you can still wade in with a host of water games and,...
Yoga Fan Beauty in Shape of Her Life
HOLLYOAKS beauty Gemma Merna is in the best shape of her life - and it's all thanks to yoga.The former soap star turned yoga instructor, from Worsley, credits practicing yoga for her super-toned body.After leaving the Channel Four soap in 2014 Gemma,...
Zlat Puts Pogba and Eric in the Shade ; THE VERDICT: UNITED 2 SOUTHAMPTON 0ibra Takes Centre Stage to Steal the Show from World Record Signing - and Legend
FEW players could upstage a world record buy - but then few players are like Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Even the man whose impact many believe the Swede will replicate, Eric Cantona, didn't woo Old Trafford quite so quickly. It wasn't until a month after his...
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