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Articles from May 3, 2017

A New Mayor: What It Will Mean for You
GREATER Manchester will elect its first ever mayor on Thursday, May 4, - but for many of us, the powers and purpose of the role may still seem a little unclear.So on the eve of the vote we have created this handy guide to the mayoralty, how the role...
Arrest after Man Filmed Punching Dog in Its Face
FOOTAGE of a man repeatedly punching a dog in the face has sparked uproar on social media.Police are now investigating after the video was posted to Facebook and a man has been arrested. The footage shows the dog cowering following the attack.The dog...
Best of the Rest
BENIDORM ITV, 9PM THIS sunny comedy wraps up with one final disaster to befall the Solana resort.Baby Jesus, aka the 10-year-old boy who has been working at the hotel, has poured weed killer into the filtration system of the swimming pool.The pool water...
Blues and Liverpool Could Meet in European Play-Off
CITY and Liverpool could be heading for a tense play-off for a place in the Champions League next season.And if they do have to meet in a tense clash, either Old Trafford or Goodison Park would be the likeliest neutral venue.The Blues are currently three...
Carney to Miss Eight Games for Racial Abuse
SALFORD winger Justin Carney has been banned for eight matches after admitting racially abusing an opponent.The Australian winger was sentenced following a four-hour hearing at the RFL's Red Hall headquarters for an incident in the Red Devils' Challenge...
Chef Has Recipe to Help Homeless across the City
A FORMER cruise liner chef is planning to write a recipe book of Mancunian favourites to raise cash for the homeless - and he needs your help.Noel Goulding prepared banquets for the super rich on the Queen Elizabeth 2. But recently he has been making...
CLASSICAL Times Should Do Well [...]
CLASSICAL Times should do well in the Watch Racing UK Today Just Pounds 10 Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Redcar tomorrow.The daughter of Lawman shaped with abundant promise on her racecourse introduction at Haydock last October, showing plenty of latent...
Coach Reveals How 12-Year-Old Marcus Was Always Streets Ahead of Other Young Players
MARCUS Rashford showed so much promise as a 12-year-old that he was fast-tracked to train alongside Paul Pogba when still playing on the street with mates.Pogba was five years his senior and pushing for his first-team breakthrough alongside Ravel Morrison...
Decade of Heartache and Hope for the McCanns
TEN years ago today, three-year-old toddler Madeleine McCann vanished from a holiday home in Portugal. She was presumed to be snatched from her bed while she slept next to her two-year-old siblings, while her parents Gerry and Kate McCann dined with...
Euro Fat Cats Living Sumptuous Lifestyle
THE Euro elite are claiming that the United Kingdom should pay a Pounds 60bn fine for leaving the European Union. An obvious case of pre-negotiation sabre rattling.These Euro fat cats are living a cosseted and sumptuous lifestyle partly at the expense...
Ex-Soldier Wakes from Coma after Brutal Attack
AN ARMY veteran who was brutally attacked in Moss Side has woken up from a coma - and his family hope he will soon be able to speak again.Glen Smith, 58, was viciously assaulted on Alexandra Road last month.Although he has now opened his eyes for the...
Fans Unhappy at Season Ticket Price Increases
A CITY fans' group has reacted angrily after the club revealed increased season ticket prices.Prices are to go up by an average of two per cent and supporters have been sent details about securing their seats for next season.In most cases the rises equate...
Fury: 'I Could Beat AJ with One Arm.'
TYSON Fury believes a match-up with Anthony Joshua is the only fight people want to see and claimed he would win with "one arm tied behind my back".Joshua is not expected to be short of options following his sensational 11th-round stoppage of Wladimir...
Gambling Addict Who Chopped Up Pal Gets Life
A DEBT-RIDDEN gambling addict who brutally murdered his rich pal so he could blow Pounds 180,000 at the casino has been jailed for life.Ming Jiang, 43, was told he must serve a minimum 33 years behind bars before he can be considered for parole.He had...
Giant Steps for Brave Ria at New Pounds 30k Playground
A LITTLE girl who was once told she would never walk has taken her first steps on a climbing frame.Ria Stonehouse, ten, who has cerebral palsy, recently underwent lifechanging surgery in America, which has allowed her to walk without a frame.The youngster,...
'He Was Full of Laughter and Jokes'
A FAMILY have paid tribute to a grandfather who died following a parachute jump.Carl Marsh, who is believed to be originally from Manchester, took part in the jump at Black Knights Parachute Centre on Hill Lane, Cockerham, Lancaster on Saturday.The 46-year-old,...
Industry Is Woven into Our History
FROM the cotton mills of the 19th century to the computer games of today, Manchester has always been at the heart of Britain's industrial heritage.Trafford Park was the world's first industrial estate and major international companies including Ford...
Kun Confident He Can Be Part of Double Act
SERGIO Aguero believes he CAN play with Gabriel Jesus fi by reverting to his old position of second striker.And if he can convince Pep Guardiola, it could head off the dilemma of whether he will want to leave City in the summer.The Argentina ace played...
Live the High Life at Pounds 3m Home of Former City Stars
TAKE a look around this stunning six-bedroom property in Bowdon - which Premiership stars Jesus Navas and Wilfred Bony have both called home.The Pounds 3.2m house on Devisdale Road, with swimming pool gym and home cinema, is thought to have been rented...
Manchester Opening for Healthy Fast Food Chain
INDEPENDENT healthy fast food restaurant Friska is planning to open its first eatery in Manchester.The restaurant chain, known for its ethically sourced food, has chosen Manchester Science Partnerships' flagship 70,000 sq ft Bright Building for its restaurant.Bristol-headquartered...
MY MANCHESTER David Cross
EVERY week Nostalgia finds out what makes Manchester special for local characters and personalities.This week it's the turn of well-known former footballer David Cross, who scored 223 goals in 599 appearances.He played 31 times for Manchester City scoring...
New Ale Leaves Bitter Taste at a Famous Club
A NEW beer has not gone down well at Salford Lads Club.The IPA, made by Robinsons in Stockport, is one of three new craft beers being sold in Co-op stores.The labels have been designed to reflect the Co-op and the brewery's northern roots.The IPA features...
News Grid
range rover blocks trams An orange Range Rover was left blocking trams through the city centre when it broke down on Mosley Street yesterday. The 4x4 stopped in front of an East Didsbury-bound tram at about 2.40pm. Transport bosses believe the vehicle...
Nicky: 'Prem Will Have a Hart'
PEP Guardiola made a mistake when he forced Joe Hart out of City at the start of the season.And Nicky Weaver thinks that Premier League clubs should be queuing up to take him on next year.Hart was sent on a season's loan to Torino, and City will seek...
No-Frills Defender Is Jose's Welcome Matt
MATTEO Darmian is something of a throwback - and not just because of those wispy sideburns.The Italian is one of the few toplevel footballers who dislike tattoos and his straight-laced personality translates onto the field.Disciplined, determined and...
Only Third Polled Say Mayor Is a Good Idea
ONLY a third of people polled by the M.E.N. say electing a mayor on Thursday is a good idea.Nearly 40 per cent of those surveyed online said they still did not know enough about the role to tell whether they supported it in principle or not - while more...
Our Lovely Pip Was Failed from Beginning to End
THE parents of an anorexic schoolgirl who stepped in front of a train five days after being released from hospital have said their daughter was 'failed from beginning to end.' .Pippa 'Pip' McManus's mother Marie and father Jim were speaking as an emotional...
Owen Says Signing Griezmann Sends Wrong Message
UNITED would 'not send a great message' to Marcus Rashford if they signed Antoine Griezmann in the summer, according to former Reds' striker Michael Owen.Jose Mourinho has been heavily linked with an Pounds 86m move for the Atletico Madrid superstar,...
Poet Relives Troubled Life during Stage Show A Of
"IT'S the hardest thing I have ever done on stage in my career but it's the greatest thing I have ever done as well."Manchester poet Lemn Sissay speaks matter-of-factly after a remarkable two-hour production of The Report in which he heard - for the...
Police Manhunt after Hairdresser Robbed with Knife
POLICE have released CCTV images after a hair salon worker was robbed at knifepoint.The 43-year-old victim was working at the hairdresser's, on Market Street, Droylsden, when a man walked in claiming he was being chased.When the woman asked him to leave,...
Pounds 2m Centre to Ensure Babies WILL Still Be Born in Salford
A DEAL has been struck to ensure that women can still have their babies at an NHS unit in Salford.A former care home is to be transformed at a cost of Pounds 2m into a new birth centre - with the help of the public and the city's millionaires.It will...
Rashford: Jose Has Made Me a Better Player
MARCUS Rashford has poured cold water on the notion that United boss Jose Mourinho is not a young player's manager.Mourinho has acquired a reputation for preferring seasoned campaigners.But 19-year-old striker Rashford insists the critics could not be...
Shame on You
UNITED legend Roy Keane says his former club should be ashamed of only fighting for a top four place.The Reds sit fifth in the Premier League table, a point behind City in fourth, leaving them scrapping to make Champions League qualification for next...
Tea Light Blaze Engulfs Home as Family Are Asleep
A MUM and her children have been left with nothing after a fire caused by tea light candles tore through their family home.Angela Smith was sleeping on the sofa at her home in Mill Hill, Little Hulton, Salford, when she was woken up by a smoke alarm.She...
Time to Join against Fake the Fight Stories
TODAY, the M.E.N. joins forces with local and regional titles across the UK to launch a campaign to fight fake news.As we approach the most significant national election in a generation, the need for independent local newspapers and their websites to...
Top Four Finish Will Benefit Everyone. Even Youngsters
JUST in case City do not have enough incentive to make the top four, their academy needs them to.Lee Carsley's Under-18s froze in the Youth Cup as Chelsea romped to a third successive finals victory over City last week.Plan A didn't work, Plan B was...
Vegan's Beef with Restaurant after He Is Served Meat Dish
A VEGAN was horrified to discover he had eaten meat for the first time in five years after a restaurant served him a meal containing beef.James Smith, from Salford Quays, was looking forward to a quiet night in and decided to try out the new vegan menu...
YOUR HOROSCOPE WITH Justin Toper
An upheaval at home is indicated. It won't be down market or a modest property. Not every Capricorn will be calling in the removal van. Most likely, a slight adjustment in your living arrangements. Nothing should derail your plans. Even if it means sending...
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