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Articles from April 22, 2017

A Cruise Men for All the Family
A"WHERE are we going, dad?" enquires our eldest son, Oscar. "France? Italy? Spain? And how are we getting there? Plane? Boat?" I explain that, actually, it's all of the above. Only it's not a ferry like previous family holidays."Tomorrow we'll be on...
Aid Worker Shot and Stabbed after Trying to Stop Fight in Hotel
A RED Cross worker was brutally murdered by an armed gang at a hotel party after stepping in to break up a fight, an inquest heard.Prosthetics specialist Khuram Shaikh, from Rochdale, was beaten, repeatedly stabbed, slashed across the face and neck and...
Analysis Key Issues for Rules
KOMPANY'S BIGGEST CHANCE AFTER a season of missed opportunities, the door has finally opened up for Vincent Kompany.John Stones's absence is unfortunate and City will be for his injury. However, at least they have a man ready to step in.Kompany was solid...
Bill Could Repeal Laws That We Really Need
I SHARE M Vecolm's misgivings (Election is PM's bid to crush all dissent, Viewpoints, April 20) about the so-called 'Great Repeal Bill' which will give the government powers to overturn decades of safeguarding legislation.It could be used to push us...
Blues Honour Visionary Chief Who Led Council
A PATHWAY outside City's Etihad Stadium is being named in honour of former Manchester council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein, the M.E.N. can reveal.Sir Howard retired from public office in March - and is a huge Blues fan. The club said the tribute...
Cancer-Battle Dad Is Conned with Fake Notes
Errol Tate with his son Jawara and the fake money A TERMINALLY-ill man who is trying to raise money to visit his dying mother in Jamaica has been ripped off by a fraudster using fake bank notes.Errol Tate, who is seriously ill with prostrate, lymph and...
Care Home Is Given Thumbs Up in Report after Inspection
CARE chiefs have deemed a newly-refurbished care home to be 'good' after a surprise inspection.Langfield Care Home in Middleton received a positive report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after its inspectors paid an unannounced visit.The home,...
Chilling Screams Heard during Machete Horror
NEIGHBOURS on a street where a man was attacked with a machete have described seeing 'two cars pull up' followed by 'shouts and screams.' .A 20-year-old suffered a serious hand injury in the incident on Timperley Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, at around 8.45pm...
City V Arsenal - Fa Cup Semi-Final Special
CITY XI - HOW THEY RATE CABALLERO Expected to get the nod ahead of Bravo and while, in general, he has been more secure than the Chilean, he is not ideal.6 Navas Sagna is back in training and could still make it, but Navas has done well against Sanchez...
Cream Teas Become a Casualty of War
Fancy Cakes Banned - Saving flour and sugar THE Food Controller is gradually subjecting every branch of public catering to some restriction. The latest order prohibits the making of fancy confectionary for sale and also restricts the bread allowance...
Cushing Sure Blues Can Be Lyon-Tamers
CITY Women have already put themselves on the map in England with their recent success - but now they have a chance to make themselves big in Europe.In their first year in the competition, City have made it through to the Champions League semi-finals...
Didsbury a Property Hotspot despite High Cost
DIDSBURY is attracting more than double the proportion of first-time buyers, despite surging property prices in the suburb, a new report shows.The average house there will set you back Pounds 326,995, according to Zoopla, making it one of the most exclusive...
Diy Donny
QWE HAVE bought a house with gloss-painted concrete paving flags in the garden. They are very slippery, especially when wet. What can we do to stop this? Ian Oddie, by email AYOU could use a paint stripper, such as Nitromors, but it will take forever.You...
Dozens of United Fans Killed in Electric Cable Horror
MORE than 30 United fans are reported to have died in Nigeria after an electric cable fell on them as they watched the Reds beat Anderlecht in the Europa League.The incident is said to have happened at a viewing centre in the southern port city of Calabar...
Eddie's Taking a Risk on Me, Admits Sharks Centre Sam
SALE Sharks centre Sam James admits that England coach Eddie Jones has put his neck on the line by picking him among 15 uncapped players for the tour of Argentina.The 22-year-old was one of four Sharks representatives in the 31-man squad alongside fellow...
Facebook Unveils Its Latest Vision for the Future
THESE days not a month can go by without some massive tech company hosting a huge presentation at which it outlines a future only it has imagined - and the world's press is drawn like a moth to a flame.This week Facebook held its F8 developers conference...
Gift of the Gab
GABRIEL Jesus could make a shock return for City tomorrow - with Pep Guardiola even refusing to rule out the Brazilian starting at Wembley.But John Stones will definitely miss the FA Cup semi-final with Arsenal after failing to recover from muscle injury...
'Go for the Games'
GREATER Manchester has been formally invited to bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games after the event's original hosts pulled out.The government has announced that cities across the country are being asked to put in their applications for the event - which...
Gorton Vote 'May Have Triggered General Election'
THERESA May only called the general election because the Liberal Democrats could have won Gorton, party leader Tim Farron has claimed.Launching the Lib Dem election campaign at Cringle Park in Levenshulme, on the border of Gorton and Withington - both...
Guardiola Is Looking to Quench Insatiable Thirst for Silverware
IT is hard not to warm to Pep Guardiola when he talks with such enthusiasm for the game.While foreign coaches are often perceived not to understand the quirks of English competitions, the City manager has shown a willingness to embrace them.Before the...
Head for the Hills to See Beth and the Stranglers
RAMSBOTTOM Festival is back with a new name and another stellar line-up, this year headlined by new wave veterans The Stranglers and singer songwriter Beth Orton.Rebranded as Head For The Hills for 2017, the festival returns to Ramsbottom Cricket Club...
Herrera's All Set to Make a Fresh Start
JOSE Mourinho has confirmed Ander Herrera will start for United at Burnley tomorrow.Herrera was one game away from suspension in the Europa League and spent the gruelling quarterfinal second leg win over Anderlecht on the bench.The 27-year-old, who was...
Hilda's Family Are Saying 'Ta Ra Chuck' to Her Curlers and Pinny
FORMER Corrie star Hilda Ogden's iconic curlers, headscarf and pinny are set to go under the hammer.Following the death of actress Jean Alexander, who played the soap's famous battleaxe, her family are selling some of her alter ego's bestknown items.Jean's...
Hospital Let Us Down, Say Parents of Tragic Newborn
THE parents of a baby girl who died aged just three days old say they were let down by hospital staff who 'disregarded' NHS guidelines by postponing plans for her to be born on Christmas Day.Natalie Powell, 38, from Littleborough, Rochdale, was due to...
I Bit into a Needle in Green Bean, Says Mum
A HORRIFIED mum-of-three says she found a NEEDLE inside a green bean while eating it.Sarah Parry says she wants to warn people after feeling a needle stick into her gum while tucking into the vegetable.She prepared the pre-cut Pounds 1 green beans she...
I'm a Celebrummie
O YOU fancy sleeping in the same bed as Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga or David Beckham? DYou don't have to head to Hollywood or the bright lights of London - you can recline on the very same sofas and sleep in the same four posters as the stars, in Birmingham.From...
Injury Could Be Start of a New Era Once More
THE parallels between Zlatan Ibrahimovic's and Robin Van Persie's United careers continued on Thursday night.Like Van Persie two years ago, the only way United's current Teflon was going to be withdrawn was through injury, and the consequences of his...
Is That Your Becks Dress Victoria?
IF DAVID'S hacked emails are to be believed, getting an honour from the Queen is a big deal in the Beckham household. At the time the former footballer's people said the emails were "hacked", "doctored" and "private".But I can't help but think the scandal...
It Looks like We Are on Holiday. but We Work 14-Hour Days
When you heard there was going to be a second series of ITV's The Durrells, was there part of you that thought, 'yes, another couple of months in Corfu?' I HATE to complain about it, and I can't complain about it, but I have three children, so I do an...
Key Issues for Reds
INEXPERIENCE OR A SQUARE PEG AT CENTRE BACK? Marcos Rojo's injury means Manchester United are down to the bare bones at centre back, and Jose Mourinho has a choice to make.Does he choose Axel Tuanzebe, who has 22 minutes of first-team experience under...
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THE OWL ALWAYS HUNTS AT NIGHT BY SAMUEL BJORK, DOUBLEDAY, Pounds 12.99 (EBOOK Pounds 5.99) HHHHH VETERAN detective Holger Munch is reunited with the singularly perceptive, but haunted investigator Mia Kruger for a disturbing case in which a teenage girl...
Let's Get Bake to Nature
DON'T get in a flap but - should you wish to accept it - the RSPB has got a mission for you this month.The organisation which helps to conserve and protect nature and the natural world around us wants families to unleash their inner star bakers this...
Let's Just Have a Laugh at People Falling over with Massive Heads On
JASON MANFORD has learned a valuable lesson during his 20 years in comedy: He will never be as funny as somebody falling over."You can write the best joke in the world, but somebody will fall over or fart and that will always be funnier!" quips the 35-year-old.With...
Little Visitors to the Big Smoke
TRIP to the local shopping centre can be tricky with the kids on board, never mind a trek to our great capital city.As we headed south to London after the Friday school pick-up we did wonder how many times we might end up lost on our weekend city break.With...
Livingstone Shines in Lancs Batting Collapse
LIAM Livingstone gave the England selectors another nudge on a dramatic opening day of Lancashire's Specsavers County Championship match with Somerset.Eighteen wickets fell at Emirates Old Trafford, with the visitors having the slight upper hand.After...
Manchester Pop Trail
IT'S hard to believe Manchester Pop Trail is entering its fifth year but I'm glad there Is so much to keep talking about.The fact I've been able to remind readers of important landmarks and milestones in our city's musical history, while unearthing some...
Masterminds
1. When is the General Election, called this week, due to take place? 2. Theresa May announced the election. What is her constituency? 3. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the king of which country? 18. Which colour has shades including cornflower, Prussian...
Multi-Million Pound Drugs Gang Smashed
GANGBUSTING police have been commended for smashing a drugs supply line which trafficked tens of millions of pounds of cocaine and heroin from Manchester.Drugs were smuggled to wholesale buyers in Preston and Hartlepool - in a fleet of specially-adapted...
Murdered Restaurant Boss Faced Drugs Trial
AN ITALIAN restaurateur found murdered in his home was facing trial after thousands of pounds worth of cocaine and cannabis were discovered in the property.The body of 61-year-old Giuseppi Roncari, who was known as Giorgio Roncari, was found at his twobedroom...
Must-See Shows
DOCTOR WHO TONIGHT, BBC1, 7.20PM FRANK COTTRELL-BOYCE is one of the most gifted writers around and can seemingly turn his hand to any format - he's penned novels, produced screenplays, and even wrote the script for the opening ceremony for the 2012 London...
My Money's on Blues and Spurs in Final
I'M convinced City will see off Arsenal - and book a place back at Wembley - hopefully against Spurs - in next month's FA Cup final.City have more backbone than the Gunners and with skipper Vincent Kompany likely to be fit, their sometimes shaky defence...
'Neighbourhood Police under Threat in Cuts'
NEIGHBOURHOOD policing could be wiped out completely if more cuts are forced on GMP.That's the startling view of out-going Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd, who finishes his near five-year tenure on May 7. On that day, Greater Manchester's first...
News Grid
'MAN WITH LIMP' STALKS WOMEN Police are warning women in Trafford following reports of a 'man with a limp' following people home. An 18-year-old woman was followed at around 12.10am yesterday when she was walking home near Bowdon Church on Stamford Road....
ON THIS DAY April 22
THE Second Battle of Ypres began on the Western Front and Germany first used poison gas as a chemical weapon. An estimated 6,000 troops died within ten minutes, primarily from asphyxiation, and many more were blinded. The chlorine gas, being denser than...
Ordeal of Pensioners in Gunpoint Kidnap
POLICE have named a man they want to speak to after an elderly couple were kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to withdraw cash.The man and his wife, aged in their 70s, were at their home on Stone Cross Lane North, Lowton, in Wigan, when an attacker forced...
Pep Needs Cup Win to Kick-Start Revolution
EVERY time City play at Wembley, it seems to be a make-or-break moment.And when the Blues square up to Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final tomorrow, it will be 90 minutes that could make all the difference to Pep Guardiola's career with the Blues.Win, and...
Pep Pleased with Return of Special
VINCENT Kompany is set to keep his place in the City side for tomorrow's FA Cup semi-final.The Belgian defender has not played back-to-back games for his club since September, when he was forced off at half-time in the second of those with another setback.But...
Raise a Glass
ONE of the best things about the UK wine market is the sheer variety of wines available.This week I travelled as far east as Anatolia in Turkey, as far west as San Francisco and as far south as the South African Cape.Here are some of the very best I...
'Remarkable' Woman Killed by Jilted Husband
A MUCH-LOVED nursery manager was strangled to death by her 'controlling' husband - who then left her body for her adult son to find.Chrissy Kendall was found dead at her home at Kinver Road, Moston, in January. Now husband James Neary, 46, who had 'seen...
Six of the bestGADGETS TO HELP TACKLE ALLERGIES
MIELE COMPACT C2 ALLERGY ECOLINE BAGGED CYLINDER VACUUM CLEANER SBD290 Pounds 250, DEBENHAMS GOOD things come in small packages, as this petite vacuum cleaner proves. Miele boasts this cleaner has an effective filtration system - combining a dust bag,...
Sixth Form Will Close after Drop off in Students
HIGH school bosses have confirmed a Pounds 5m sixth form centre will close.The sixth form at St Monica's RC High School, in Prestwich, was opened just six years ago.The decision to shut the centre comes after a public consultation.The school admitted...
Smarter for 10
for an election. party? 1ready PRIME Minister Theresa May surprised Westminister by announcing she plans to call a General Election on June 8. The country will go to the polls little more than two years since the Conservatives, then led by David Cameron,...
Speed Limit Cut on Double-Death Road
MOTORISTS must drop their speed to 30mph when the Princess Road limit is slashed at the end of the month.The busy commuter route - one of the main arteries between south Manchester and the city centre - will be cut from a 40mph zone to 30mph from Sunday,...
Tech That
PROJECT PONG I LOVE a bit of old school charm, but this project to bring the classic 70s video game back to life goes beyond that - it takes a digital classic and tries to make it analogue.The original Pong was an Atari arcade machine so successful it...
Terrorism Is the One Thing I Won't Be Writing About
GENIAL and witty, Stuart MacBride does not initially strike me as the type of man who would make his living writing about grisly murders, the stench of post-mortems, rotting bodies and smoked corpses."It is in my imagination," the Scottish author explains...
The Lost World of Lowry
FIFTY years ago a teenager was commissioned to take photographs of a great artist.The images of LS Lowry were for a pioneering new taboo-breaking and radical fashion magazine, Nova.Just a few of the shots 18-year-old Clive Arrowsmith took were used.But...
The Need for Feed
HAVE you ever wondered just how the council manages to grow and maintain such enormous, healthy-looking plants at your local park? It might look like magic but there's really no trick to it. The answer is judicious use of fertilisers.Strong, healthy...
The Stakes Are High for Derby Day
OLDHAM ATHLETIC host ROCHDALE in a League One Greater Manchester derby which could impact on both ends of the table.The Latics could confirm their place in the third tier, while their visitors are still vying for a spot in the play-offs.Dale need both...
Toure's Past Heroics in Wembley Clashes
YAYA Toure promised the City fans one last gift before he left the club.And while he REALLY wanted it to be the Champions League, it would be fitting if the midfielder's final hurrah for the club came with an FA Cup triumph at Wembley.It looks increasingly...
Trending
DAME JESSICA ENNIS-HILL THE retired heptathlete, right, who took gold at the London Olympics and silver in Rio, was this week made a Dame by the Duke of Cambridge at a glittering ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Jessica, who is expecting her second child,...
TV Films of the Week
1 BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Tonight, ITV, 10.40pm GURINDER CHADHA'S comedy, about a young woman striving to realise her dreams on and off the football pitch, is an entertaining mix of East Is East and Billy Elliot. Eighteen-year-old Jess Bhamra (Parminder...
Victoria Battles Constant Pain to Take on 10k Race
AN inspirational woman who had both legs amputated due to an agonising rare condition will take on the Great Manchester Run.Victoria Abbott-Fleming had to give up her career as a barrister after being diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)...
Voodoo Vince Is Still Pin Sharp but It's Time for PaRappa to Wrap It Up
PARAPPA THE RAPPER: REMASTERED XBOX ONE VOODOO VINCE PC, XBOX ONE IF THERE'S one thing gamers of a certain vintage enjoy, it's a bit of nostalgia. I only have to hear a few tinny pings of chip music to be transported back to the heady days of 8-bit graphics,...
Wenger Expects Gunners' Delight
ARSENE Wenger has laid down the gauntlet to City ahead of the FA Cup semi-final.The veteran coach has failed to win his two league meetings with Pep Guardiola's Blues this season and faces a tall order to finish in the top four.But having scooped up...
Wolfpack Turned into Underdogs by Devils
SALFORD face-off against rugby league's first-ever transatlantic sports team tomorrow as they look to progress to the next stage of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.The Red Devils welcome Toronto Wolfpack to the AJ Bell Stadium for the lunchtime kick-off,...
Yaya: FA Cup Win Started Blues on the Path to Glory
YAYA Toure has explained how FA Cup success in 2011 changed everything for City.The Ivorian scored in both the semi-final and final to ensure silverware in his first season at the club and the team have gone on to win two Premier League titles.Toure...
YOUR HOROSCOPE WITH Justin Toper
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 22 It's not too late to get away. Don't deliberate for too long. Nor worry if friends can't join you this weekend. There is magic in the air, even if it's only a short romantic break. Any heartache...
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