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Articles from February 10, 2016

189 Noisy Neighbours Reported in Five Months
ALMOST 200 noisy homes have been reported in Fallow-field, Old Moat and Withington in the space of just five months. A total of 189 addresses have attracted complaints to police, the council and the universities since September. Noise abatement notices...
A Matter of Life and Death ; TODAY'S TV with Sara WallisPICK OF THE DAY HOW TO DIE: SIMON'S CHOICE (BBC2, 9pm)
HEART WRENCHING doesn't even begin to describe this powerful documentary about one man's unimaginable decision to end his life.Businessman Simon Binner, 57, died last October in Switzerland after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of motor neurone disease...
A Real Treasure of an Island ; Slowly but Surely, ALEX DUDOK DE WIT Steps Down a Few Gears on a Caribbean Island Escape
FOR an island that's named after the stuff, Tobago is short on good tobacco. I'm drifting through the shops in the lush coastal hamlet of Castara, hoping to find something other than the dreaded red Du Maurier packs.My search takes me up into the hills...
At Home on the Ranges ; Big Blue Skies and Long Dusty Roads Set the Scene for NICK MCAVANEY on a Journey through South Australia's Largest Mountain Range, the Flinders
I'M lost in South Australia's enormous blue skies and endless outback, when suddenly my companion John slams the breaks, causing me to grip the dashboard as we come to a screeching halt in our four wheel drive.The obstruction is an emu standing nonchalantly...
BED SAVES WOMAN IN 60ft FALL AT JOHN LEWIS ; ?Fall-Horror Pensioner in Miracle Escape after Plunging from Balcony in Department Store
AWOMAN who plummeted 60ft from a balcony at a John Lewis department store escaped serious injury - after landing on a bed.Shoppers watched in horror after the 60-yearold plunged two storeys to the basement of the Cheadle store.The M.E.N. understands...
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BIG IN CHINA HOW CITY WILL RULE THE EAST ; CITY SPECIALPounds 265m Deal with China Media Capital Clearly Brings Financial Rewards, but Profile in Asia Could Prove to Be Just as Valuable
CITY'S deal with China Media Capital (CMC) could have 'enormous' financial benefits that far outstrip even the initial Pounds 265m investment.It could see them become the leading football club in East Asia, according to Rob Wilson, a sports economist...
Blues Are Giving United a Real Run for Their Money
CITY could overtake United in the Deloitte Football Money League within five years.That's the view of Rob Wilson, a football finance expert at Sheffield Hallam University, who says that City have Europe's four financial powerhouses - United, Real Madrid,...
CELEBRITY Big Brother Finalist Stephanie [...]
- CELEBRITY Big Brother finalist Stephanie Davis has said her ex- boyfriend Sam Reece cheated on her 'time and time again' in an emotional interview.Stephanie, who caused controversy by finding love on the Channel Five show with Jeremy McConnell, despite...
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Corrie Star Paula to Quit the Cobbles
CORONATION Street favourite Paula Lane is leaving the soap after six years of playing troubled Kylie Platt.Paula's exit will focus on the climax of the gripping storyline which saw her character kill Callum Logan in a sensational live episode in September,...
Expanding Treatwell Reveals Growth Plans ; ?the Online Platform, Formerly Known as Wahanda, Connects Customers with Local Salons
TREATWELL, the online platform for booking beauty treatments, has announced ambitious plans to double its network of salons and spas in Greater Manchester.Established in 2008, the website and app connects local salons and spas with customers online,...
FA HONOURS CLUB MEANS BUSINESS ??Former United Chief Exec David Gill among Big Names to Support Initiative
Thriving businesses inMichael Brown Manchester have been given the opportunity to expand their companies by supporting grassroots football.Manchester County FA has launched the Honours Club, an initiative designed to connect Manchester's best businesses...
Five Red Starlets Who Are Aiming to Make the Grade
Will Keane WILL Keane scored five for the Under-21s against Norwich on Monday night, including an audacious chip.It's evidence of his outstanding ability, but his United career is reaching the stage of make-or-break.At 23 years old he can't really be...
Football Clubs' Greed Means All Fans Suffer ; Write To: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK
LIVERPOOL Football Club have been in the news due to thousands of fans walking out of their last home match in the 77th minute in protest at the club's intention of introducing some ticket increases to Pounds 77 per match next season.This despite the...
Headteacher Fighting Back in Bid to Restore College's Reputation ; . ?It's Been a Challenge but We're Moving St Bede's Forward, He Says after School Hit by Historic Abuse Scandals
AH E A D T E A C H E R tasked with rescuing the reputation of a leading Catholic school has spoken of the challenges and rewards of his job.Richard Robson has been in post at St Bede's College for a year and has ambitious plans for the beleaguered school.It...
Heagerty Insists There Will Be No Let-Up from Leaders Macc
MACCLESFIELD head coach Giles Heagerty has underlined the importance of constantly improving as his team chase promotion from National League Two North.The Blues have been a dominant force this season as they look to bounce back to National League One...
How Martial Could Have Been a Blue!
ANTHONY Martial could have become a free City player long before United sealed a potential club-record fee for the French striker last summer.But now the Reds 20-year-old hitman only has eyes on reaching the standards of former Old Trafford legends from...
Hundreds Expected at Funeral of Boy, 15, Who Gave Gift of Life ; ?Teenager Whose Organs Saved Three Sick Children Died after Suffering Asthma Attack
HUNDREDS of people are expected to gather for the funeral of a 'hero' teenager who gave the gift of life to three desperately-ill children.Luke Senior died after an asthma attack last month.The 15-year-old suffered irreversible brain damage after the attack...
I'M YOUR FAN! ; Pep's Move to City Could Tempt Me to Join Blues, Says Barca's Busquets
BARCELONA star Sergio Busquets has admitted Pep Guardiola could tempt him to consider a move to Manchester City.The 27-year-old is regarded as one of the finest midfielders in the world.And he has a close bond with the incoming City boss, who handed him...
Jailed, Drug-Fuelled Groom Who Punched Bridesmaids ; ?Wife Stands by Apprentice Printer as He Is Locked Up for 12 Months for Car Park Attack
AGROOM has been jailed for punching two bridesmaids during a booze-fuelled wedding from hell.John Campbell, 27, admitted he 'flipped' while high on booze and cocaine, punching Rachel Walsh, 23, and then decking mother-of-two Samantha Dewar, 26.His new...
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- JESSE Lingard believes his costly miss at Newcastle last month has triggered an improvement in his finishing.The United forward made it two goals in two games with a slick finish past Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on Sunday to notch his fourth...
JOE Hart Says It [...]
..JOE Hart says it has been 'really easy' to handle the furore around the Pep Guardiola announcement.Confirmation that the Bayern Munich coach will take over at City next season sent shockwaves around football.The news has been followed by speculation...
Jones Hints at Changes as Sale Star Is Drafted In
EDDIE Jones has hinted England might make changes for Sunday's Six Nations clash with Italy in Rome after naming Sale's Josh Beaumont in his 25-man squad.The Red Rose began the Championship with a 15-9 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield and, alongside...
Largest Ever MIPIM 2016 Partnership Is Announced ; ?This Year's Partnership Welcomes 36 New Organisations, Including LCR and Patrizia
MANCHESTER will be represented by a record delegation of 99 organisations at this year's MIPIM, the world's largest international property market event.This year's partnership welcomes 36 new organisations, including John sisk & Son, LCR, Patrizia, and...
Lee Told Me He'd Killed a Man and a Woman, but I Didn't Believe Him ; ?BODY IN THE BOOT MURDER: Innocent Pensioner Tells of His Time with Drifter in the Aftermath of Horror Crime
AN innocent pensioner has told how he was arrested for murder on his 70th birthday after unwittingly driving around in a car with bodyin-the-boot killer Lee Nolan.Ted Tunnicliffe said Nolan 'could have killed me any time he wanted' to keep him quiet...
Life's a Pitch for Overworked Lee
OLDHAM Athletic grounds manager Lee Williams has explained the difficulty he is facing in the job after revealing the home pitch is currently beyond its life expectancy by FOUR years.Latics have had two games postponed at SportsDirect.com Park over the...
LILLIAN'S LONG LIFE IS CHOC-FUL OF MEMORIES ; . ?Birthday Girl, 104, Claims Determination and Dark Chocolate Are Key to Reaching Grand Age
BIRTHDAY girl great granny Lillian Barrow has just hit 104 - and reckons her astonishing long life is down to 'determination and dark chocolate'.Mrs Barrow marked the big day drinking champagne with her family, friends and carers at the Sunrise Senior...
Manager Hill Rages at Inconsistent Rochdale Side
ROCHDALE manager Keith Hill admitted his side's inconsistency was 'infuriating' after they 'shot themselves in the foot' in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at lowly Crewe Alexandra.Fresh from their impressive 2-1 win against League One leaders Burton last time...
MAN'S 'CONFESSION' TO OFFICER AFTER STUDENT IS STABBED TO DEATH ; ?Murder Suspect, 36, Told PCSO There Was a Body in Halls of Residence at University
AMAN suspected of killing a student in his halls of residence stopped a police officer in the city centre and 'confessed' to the crime. He then led them to a Salford University block where the body of the 30-year-old student was found. The victim had...
Murderer with a 'Chilling Lack of Remorse' Jailed for 18 Years
DAD-OF-FOUR Lee Nolan, has been jailed for life for murdering 'loving' Katelyn Parker - and then driving around with her body in the boot of his car.Nolan, 48, was known to people in Heywood as a harmless eccentric who lived a nomadic, happy-golucky...
NO GROUNDS FOR FALL-OUT Tom Bramwell ; ?Wigan Athletic and Warriors Overcome Pitch Woe
SHAUN Wane has insisted there are no issues between Wigan Warriors and Wigan Athletic after the pitch at the DW Stadium was relaid at short notice ahead of the football side's clash with Oldham on Saturday.While the DW is usually resurfaced each summer,...
Oh Baby! Pal's Special Delivery as Ralph Makes Early Appearance ; ?Off-Duty Midwife Robyn Springs into Action as Friend Goes into Labour at Home
AMIDWIFE had a very special surprise delivery - when her best friend went into labour at home.Danielle Madden, 26, had been to hospital to be induced, but was sent home to get her bags after being told she wasn't in labour yet.But when she started to...
Parklife Festival GETS SET TO WELCOME LORDS OF THE DANCE
PARKLIFE Festival has revealed its line-up for 2016, when it returns to Heaton Park in Manchester on Saturday 11 and Sunday, June 12.Celebrating their seventh anniversary, confirmed headliners set to perform across the weekend include The Chemical Brothers,...
Pep Will Give Kids Chance to Make It
YOU suspect that the word 'holistic' will not be widely used when Pep Guardiola is welcomed by a City fanfare in the summer. Three years ago it was the buzzword of the moment as Manuel Pellegrini took over from Roberto Mancini.The fans loved Bobby Manc,...
QUIGG READY TO SCALE FRAMPTON'S HEIGHTS ; ?Bury Boxer Treating IBF Champion like He Is King Kong Ahead of World Title Fight This Month
SCOTT Quigg has revealed that he is treating Carl Frampton like he is King Kong ahead of their world title unification showdown later this month.Bury boxer Quigg will put his WBA super-bantamweight title on the line against IBF champion Frampton at the...
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REDS STILL IN NEED OF A CURE FOR BACK ACHE ; United speciALBilbao Powerhouse Laporte and Everton Star Stones Just the Latest in a Plethora of Central Defenders Targeted by United
LOUIS van Gaal's search for a new United centre-back started before he had even been unveiled as the club's new manager.Having agreed to succeed David Moyes while he was still manager of Holland, it was in early conversations with Ed Woodward in 2014 that...
Reds Weigh Up Swoop for Bilbao Ace Laporte
UNITED are considering a move for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte as planning for next season gets underway.with Jose Mourinho about taking over from the Dutchman.Laporte is on a list of potential defensive targets along with Everton's John...
Residents Must Leave Care Home in 2 Months
rESIDENTS at a care home for disabled people have spoken of their shock after being given just two months to find somewhere else to live.Charity Leonard Cheshire Care, which runs the Honresfeld home in Littleborough, Rochdale, told residents and their...
Revealed: Revamp at Empty Children's Hospice Cost Pounds 1.2m ; ?Future of Centre Now in Doubt as Crunch Meeting Called to Determine How to Manage Its Debts
ANEW children's hospice which has stood empty for more than a year was refurbished at cost of Pounds 1.2m, the M.E.N. can reveal.Backed by Radio 2 DJ, Sara Cox, Grace's Place, is meant to serve families with sick children in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and...
'Save Kirstie's Job - and All Those She Helps' ; ??Charity Which Helps People to Beat Addiction and Crime Launches Appeal for Money to Keep Key Member ??Charity Which Helps People to Beat Addiction and Crime Launches Appeal for Money to Keep Key Memberof Staff Who Has Helped Hundreds of People in Desperate Need Thanks to Her Own Bitter Experiences
manchestereveningnews.co.uk kIRSTIE Wood has helped hundreds of desperate people with their addictions.She was hired last year by Stockport's Wellspring last year. Her own history living on the streets has means she can gain their trust.Kirstie first...
Selfridges Worker Made Crude Jokes as I Shopped. ; . ?Married Dad Claims Perfume Assistant Hounded Him and Pal
aMARRIED man has complained to Selfridges over claims he was 'hounded' and sexually harassed by a female shop assistant when out looking for a Valentine's Day gift for his wife.David Lee, 37, had been at the Trafford Centre with a friend when the alleged...
SHARKS SMELL BLOOD IN RACE FOR EUROPE ; ?Beaumont Hails 'Biggest Win of Season' but Warns Pace-Setters That Sale Won't Stop Now
JOSH Beaumont has challenged Sale to build on Saturday's 'biggest win of the season' at Leicester and cement their challenge for a push on the Premiership top six.A first win in eight years at Welford Road not only stunned a packed 23,000 crowd in the...
Silkmen Have to Play It Again after FA Trophy Thriller
MACCLESFIELD TOWN face a replay in the FA Trophy after playing out a six-goal thriller at Torquay last night.The Silkmen thought they had booked a place in the last eight when Kristian Dennis gave them a 78th-minute lead.But the hosts struck four minutes...
Take Bollywood Route or Spin by the Casino
HERE'S the third part of our guide to the best places to eat and drink on Peter Street in the city centre.Once upon a time, venturing down there for a night out was considered an act of bravery, but thanks to a huge makeover, it's now got plenty to offer.ASHA'S...
The Midday Scot
Bob Green From Pounds 99 pp Steam to Edinburgh Saturday 19th March 2016. Travel to Edinburgh by steam, including an exciting climb up to Grayrigg and Shap summits, crossing the border at Gretna Junction, in the company of historic locomotive 'Pacific'...
VICTOR Valdes Has Revealed [...]
- VICTOR Valdes has revealed he became so lonely while training at United's training ground he feared for his safety.Valdes, 34, completed a loan move to Standard Liege last month after he was ostracised by Louis van Gaal in the summer for questioning...
Wagner Conduct Is Music to Giles'ears ; Cricket Graham Hardcastle
ASHLEY Giles is convinced Neil Wagner is the right man for Lancashire.The Red Rose coach and cricket director has revealed that the New Zealand quick's character was the first thing he made sure of when deciding whether or not to offer him an overseas...
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What Should I Be Doing to Manage the Health and Safety of My Students When I Take Them on a School Trip?
AS a specialist health and safety consultancy for schools, we are often asked for guidance relating to risk assessments, in particular for those wishing to take children out of school premises.These types of activities can make some schools reluctant...
Youngsters Learn New Skills in Style
YOUNGSTERS have put their creative skills to the test by crafting clothes for a fashion show.A total of 94 young people, aged between 13 and 25, gained new talents in textiles through a series of workshops and activities held at the Moss Side Millennium...
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