Manchester Evening News

Articles from March 6, 2017

Barbers Survives the Chop against the Odds
TONY'S Barbers has a cult following, but for the last 10 years it has been stranded in a demolition zone.In business since 1971, it was once part of a popular parade of shops in Levenshulme that included Ian's Newsagents and the former Grand Cinema.The...
Car Smashes into Home of Woman, 94, 'After Chase'
A 94-YEAR-OLD woman escaped unhurt after a car, believed to have been chased by police, smashed into her house.The great-grandmother was listening to an audiobook in a rear dining room when the blue Ford Focus careered into the front of her small terraced...
Coach Delighted as Sa'u Is Salford Star
SALFORD bounced back from the contentious defeat last time out to produce another fine performance and leave last year's League Leaders' Shield winners Warrington without a win in three Betfred Super League matches.The Red Devils ran out 24-14 winners...
Cuts 'Could Lead to Catastrophe' for Deaf Children
DEAF children could face 'catastrophic' harm as a result of education cuts planned by Manchester council, a national charity has warned.The National Society for Deaf Children say proposals to close a teaching unit for children with sensory impairments...
Dale in Show of Courage to Leave Blades Blunted
ROCHDALE manager Keith Hill praised his team's courage after they came from behind twice to draw 3-3 with table-toppers Sheffield United.Mark Duffy's indirect free-kick was added to by a Daniel Lafferty screamer to put the Blades 2-0 up within 11 minutes,...
Diamond Couple Prove It's Better Late Than Never!
JEAN Swinfield thought she'd been pranked when her blind date didn't turn up to the cinema.She was on her way home, blaming mischievous friends, when one of them dragged her back.Derek arrived 15 minutes later, and 62 YEARS on, the pair are still going...
'Fairy Godmothers' Need Pounds 2k to Help Kids Go to the Ball
TWO modern-day fairy godmothers are providing free prom wear to youngsters from low-income families - but that could be about to change.Sam Allwood and Lesley Haddrell, founders of A Moment in Time, have made dreams come true by lending prom dresses...
Fly-Tipping Rise Is Not Caused by Bins Change
CONTRARY to the impression given in your article of Friday, March 3, the council does not accept that the change to smaller bins for nonrecyclable domestic waste has caused an increase in fly-tipping.Many fly-tipping incidents involve either commercial...
Grief at Death of Star's Dad
TRIBUTES have been paid to dedicated mental health campaigner Tom McAlpine, the father of Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine.Mr McAlpine passed away on Thursday at home, according to the charity he founded.Tom, whose daughter Jennie plays Fiz in...
Guardiola Feeling So Lucky to Have Silva in His Side
PEP Guardiola has spent the best part of his first season in charge of City breaking up the old guard.But David Silva's place was never in doubt.While Joe Hart was shown the door, Yaya Toure initially frozen out and Sergio Aguero dropped - Silva remains...
Head Makes the Difference as School Is Transformed
WHEN headteacher Fiona O'Sullivan took on Oasis Academy MediaCity UK, it was the worst performing school in Salford.Already in special measures, the academy had been criticised for poor standards of teaching, bullying, and weak leadership.And despite...
HEADY COCKTAIL OF Cultures & History
IN the build up to my trip, every person I talked to muttered excitedly about stopping at Raffles Long Bar for a legendary Singapore Sling.I found just muttering the word 'Singapore' seemed to unleash the cocktail based chatter, which was music to my...
Homeless Students Get a Roof over Their Heads
IT'S the happy ending these three young men deserved.Liam McCloughlin, Matthew Nuttall, both 20, and Nathan McCarthy, 21, were struggling to study for their exams while living on the streets.The M.E.N. highlighted how charity workers were desperately...
Hotel Heaven
DUBAI as a holiday destination is a bit of a contrast. It's sprawling centre is rammed with giant modern high-rise hotels and apartment buildings, extravagant shops and fine dinning restaurants.Yet it is also blessed with a beautiful coastline and fantastic...
Ibra: I'll Take the Blame for Dropping Vital Points
ZLATAN Ibrahimovic has dismissed the excuse that United missed out on a victory over Bournemouth because Jose Mourinho's side are jaded.Instead, the Swedish striker hinted complacency could have crept into the Reds' ranks after their EFL Cup final win...
It Is One Night with Heather
ONE Night In Heaven awaited a host of celebrities and VIPs heading to this year's glittering Childline Ball when M People star Heather Small headed onto stage.Heather performed at the finale of this year's fundraising event, attended by famous faces...
Late Deals /Head for the Mountains
ALPE D'HUEZ SKI FUN WITH ESPRIT SKI PLUS FREE AIRPORT PARKING AT MANCHESTER Where better to ski with the family this March than in the friendly resort of Alpe d'Huez in France, renowned for its sunshine as much as for its excellent snow record. Esprit...
Latics Legend in Dock over Stag Do Violence
OLDHAM Athletic legend Garry Hoolickin ended up in the dock - along with three of his sons - after a stag do descended into violence.Hoolickin, 59, who played for Latics in the seventies and eighties, was out celebrating ahead of his son Anthony's wedding...
Miami Nice
GLAMOROUS Miami, home to rows of art deco boulevards, a glittering club scene and palmtree-lined white sand beaches, is one of America's most visited destinations. Spend time in the city enjoying its art galleries and restaurants then head out to the...
News /Get to London for a Tenner as Virgin Marks Its 20th Birthday
MANCHESTER travellers will be able to get to London for just a tenner as a train operator slashes prices to celebrate its 20th birthday.Virgin Trains is launching a six-day sale to mark its anniversary, as a thank you to customers.The deals on offer...
News GRID
Pounds 90 fine for drunk who spat at police A DRUNK reveller who 'kicked off' at door staff and spat at a police officer has escaped with a Pounds 90 fine. Police were called to Deansgate Locks at 10.25pm on Saturday after a drunk man was seen arguing...
News /Why Swedish Passport Is the Best
THE Swedish passport is the 'best' in the world, according to new research.The world's 199 different passports were ranked, based on how many countries holders can travel to without a visa, tax freedoms, the world's perception of the country and its...
Reality Is Cast Adrift
O NOW TV producers have now taken to scouring the history books for ideas.s. Did you know that 230 years ago, after the legendary mutiny on the Bounty, a group of sailors were abandoned in a tiny boat in the Pacific? But in an incredible feat of survival,...
Reds Need Someone to Fill Boots of Zlatan
THE question has been posed so many times this season: Where would United be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic ? Here was your answer. Not being able to beat a struggling 10-man opposition at Old Trafford.Last Sunday's EFL Cup winning goalhero Ibrahimovic looked...
Restaurant Sets Sights on National Expansion
ITALIAN inspired restaurant chain Gusto is aiming for national expansion thanks to Pounds 9m funding boost. The Pounds 23m turnover company has received the cash from Santander to support its growth plans and target new sites across the UK.Gusto was...
Rise to the Challenge of Teaching
COULD 2017 be the year for you to make a change in your career - and change the lives of disadvantaged youngsters along the way? Today Trinity Mirror - the Manchester Evening News' parent group - is launching its new teacher recruitment campaign 'Challenge...
'Selfish and Lazy' Fly-Tippers Cost City Pounds 2.1m
THIS is an horrendous snap shot of rubbish fly-tipped across Manchester.The M.E.N. discovered mattresses, sinks, toilets and sofas all abandoned on streets and alleys.It comes as the scourge of flytipping in Greater Manchester was laid bare in a shock...
Snow, Snow, Thick, Thick Snow!
TUCKED away in the north of Italy with its back against the Swiss border is Breuil-Cervinia. The resort opened as Breuil in 1936 but Italy's then premier Benito Mussolini renamed the village 'Cervinia' in honour of Mt Cervino which towers over it. You...
Soap Watch
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm BRUISED and battered, Aaron is alone and in pain. Seeing him struggling, his cellmate Ethan offers him a joint to relieve the pain, but will Aaron take it? Aaron refuses cellmate Ethan's offer of a joint Later on, Aaron is cornered...
Spoil Yourself with a Getaway to the Food Capital of Yorkshire
If you consider yourself a bit of a foodie, you might want to give Malton in North Yorkshire a try for your next weekend getaway. This gem of a market town is tucked away in the picturesque countryside along the River Derwent, not two hours drive from...
Tisha Has a Very Merry Time at Ball
IT was a night of sparkling glamour as a host of stars donned their most fabulous dresses for the glitzy annual Mirror Ball. And Coronation Street ladies Katie McGlynn, Faye Brookes and Tisha Merry led the style stakes in stunning full-length sequin-encrusted...
TOP DOGS Pep's Men Stroll Past Black Cats
OFF the pitch, the future of Sergio Aguero is being called into question, irritating the hell out of manager Pep Guardiola.And yet ON the pitch, the brilliant striker is on course to rack up the highest goals tally of his career after his 23rd of the...
Two Years Brewing Took Cloudwater to Global Success
RATEBEER annually releases its top 10 breweries list, and this year there was a surprising entry.Manchester's Cloudwater Brew Co was listed at number five in the world after just two years of trading.It was a huge achievement for the young brewery, which...
United Rated
UNITED rated DE GEA Brilliantly denied Benefik Afobe with the scoreline goalless, but was helpless to prevent Joshua King's penalty.VALENCIA A consistent threat.Bournemouth struggled to handle him and he assisted in Marcos Rojo's opener.JonesReturned...
Walking Dead
A HORRIFYING new strain of the drug Spice is turning Manchester's homeless people into 'the walking dead.' .It appears to 'freeze' those who smoke it, leaving them standing or squatting like statues. In some cases they then keel over.Over the last week...
'We Don't Practise Penalties Because We Never Get Them'
JOSE Mourinho claims Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed his penalty against Bournemouth because United players have not practised them for four months.The Reds were awarded a secondhalf spotkick in their infuriating Premier League draw with The Cherries but Ibrahimovic...
Yellow Brick Road Gets Spring Clean
TWO community events have begun the process of transforming a canal path in east Manchester into a beauty spot that local residents can once again take pride in.A section of Stockport Branch Canal, known locally as the 'Yellow Brick Road', has seen a...
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