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Articles from July 8, 2017

Away the King and I
IT may seem far-fetched, but Elvis fans insist it's a true story. His mother Gladys takes him into their local general store to choose his 11th birthday present. Elvis wants a gun, but his mother points to a guitar hanging on the wall behind the counter."You...
Bar Could Lose Licence after Brawl
A KARAOKE bar where some customers 'have little or no regard for human life and are happy to use deadly weapons against others' could be stripped of its licence.Police want Charlie's Bar in the city centre to be closed down after a mass brawl broke out...
Buttler Has a Blast as Red Rose Claim Win
JOS Buttler led the way with 59 off 39 balls as Lancashire began their NatWest T20 Blast programme with a 52-run win against Durham at Chester-le-Street.Put in by Durham's new T20 captain, Paul Coughlin, Lancashire cleared the rope seven times in their...
Celebration of Our Schools Was Class Act at Awards Bash
THE incredible achievements of outstanding children and teachers were celebrated at the M.E.N.'s Greater Manchester Schools Awards.Youngsters and teachers were treated to an afternoon off lessons to enjoy the fourth annual awards ceremony at the Hilton...
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Dea Getting Paws under the Table
A BLACK cat with webbed feet has found a loving home after being cruelly abandoned in a back garden.Deandra was found 'dishevelled' along with two other cats when they were forced to fend for themselves for WEEKS when their owners moved home.The adorable...
Devils Duo Missing as Reds Face Rhinos in Vital Clash
SALFORD will be without hooker Logan Tomkins and vice-captain Mark Flanagan for their crucial top-of-the-table clash with Leeds Rhinos tomorrow.Josh Wood has been named in the 19-man squad to replace firstchoice nine Tomkins, who was taken from the field...
Ex-United Stopper Is the Perfect Back-Up for Blues
PEP Guardiola needs to add a third-choice goalkeeper before the start of the season.With Willy Caballero completing a free transfer to Chelsea and Angus Gunn sent out on loan to Norwich, Guardiola is well catered for with summer signing Ederson and last...
Fellaini Can't Wait for New Faces to Sign for United
MAROUANE Fellaini is looking forward to welcoming new United signings on the club's summer tour of the US.The Reds leave for the States tomorrow with only one new recruit confirmed.Centre-back Victor Lindelof, a £30.7m arrival from Benfica, will be part...
Five Ways to Get Rid of Bindweed
¦ SNIP OFF WEED AT BASE: Once you have identified bindweed (thick white roots running deep and horizontally, growing stems and leaves where they surface), see how much of it there is. For a small patch, remove the top growth weekly to weaken and eventually...
Footballer's Tribute to Battling Bradley
ROCHDALE midfielder and cancer survivor Joe Thompson has paid an emotional tribute to inspirational football fan Bradley Lowery, who died yesterday aged six.Bradley touched the world of football - and beyond - through his brave battle to overcome neuroblastoma,...
Former Reds Player Sues for Libel over 'Thrown' Tie
Notorious football match: Manchester United V. Liverpool - libel Action by 'Knocker' West A CASE of considerable intent to those connected with football was opened today (July 5, 1917) before Mr Justice Ridley in the King's Bench.The plaintiff, Mr Enoch...
Four Players with Plenty to Prove to Guardiola as City Get Ready for American Adventure
CITY fly out on their pre-season tour next week.There will be a number of players with a point to prove to Blues boss Pep Guardiola.¦ ILKAY GUNDOGAN The German has come back from serious injury before and will need to do so again to build on his bright...
From Back to Front
We've paved paradise and put up a parking lot - in our own front gardens. Bring nature back and up your home's kerb appeal with a few easy tipsFRONT gardens across the country are being lost to a tidal wave of slabs and tarmac. In the last decade alone...
General Knowledge
1. Which country's capital city is Mogadishu? A Uganda B Eritrea C Somalia D Tanzania 2. Which Russian composer wrote Prometheus and the Divine Poem? A Rachmaninov B Scriabin C Tchaikovsky D Schoenberg 3. How was the French fashion designer Gabrielle...
'He Was My Boy and He'll Always Be My Boy'
RELATIVES gave an emotional warning about open-water swimming at the funeral of a Rochdale teenager who drowned in a reservoir tragedy.Paul Lawson, 16, died last month while swimming with friends at Greenbooth Reservoir in Rochdale on one of the hottest...
Housing Bosses to Stop Stripping of Cladding from Flats
A HOUSING association has halted the removal of cladding from its high-rise flats, started after the Grenfell Tower disaster.Salix Homes began stripping covering from eight of its blocks in Salford last month after government testing revealed they contained...
How Time's Flown
people begin to jet off on summer holidays we take a look back at how air travel used to beN 2017, air travel is commonplace - a means for getting from A to B not much more remarkable than catching a train. Just 30 years ago though, flying was a very...
If You Don't Mature You'll Be a Kid Your Entire Life
Former world number one and bad boy of tennis John McEnroe claims he's mellowed - but not completely. He tells HANNAH STEPHENSON about fatherhood, fame and love second time aroundHE USED to be known for his on-court rages, coining the phrase 'You cannot...
In Order to Deal with the Horrors of Police Work, Humour and Sarcasm Can Be Useful Tools
Ripper Street star MyAnna Buring is on the right side of the law in her latest role for new thriller In The Dark. MARION MCMULLEN finds out more about her role as a top copWhat is your character Detective Helen Weeks like? HELEN is a detective and is...
It Couldn't Bee Easier to Improve Your Wellbeing
Sally Bee changed her life-style after suffering five heart attacks. Marion McMullen finds out why everyone from Michelle Obama to Lorraine Kelly are fans of her cooking and approach to healthDoctors told Sally Bee's family to say goodbye when a rare...
It 'S All Geek to Me
A GAME OF THRONES: CLASH OF KINGS #1 WITH just two weeks to go until season seven arrives on TV, it seems timely that Dynamite should kick off a series of comics based on the second Game of Thrones novel.A Clash of Kings has been adapted by George R.R....
It's Manchester, but Not as We Know It!
mike leigh's film about 1819 peterloo massacre, which saw 15 people killed and 600 injured, is being shot in ...lincolnFILMING has started on a new drama about the Peterloo Massacre - but it's not in Manchester.Oscar-nominated film director Mike Leigh...
It's Mite DINO
WELCOME to Manchester's own Jurassic Park.Dozens of life-sized dinosaurs have taken over a park in Manchester as part of a fun festival for youngsters.The country's first outdoor tour allowing children and adults to get up close with life-size growling...
I Was Left Alone in Room with Minister's Confidential Notes
THE Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry made his first official visit to the region to restate the government's commitment to devolution and to meet new mayor Andy Burnham. M.E.N.'s LUCY ROUE gives her take on a visit which didn't quite go to plan.I...
Jose Will Use Blueprint at Old Trafford
JOSE Mourinho's 'Chelsea jigsaw' is missing just one piece at United.The Reds boss is working from the tried and tested Premier League blueprint he used for the Stamford Bridge title successes in 2004, 2005 and 2015 in order to win United's first crown...
Latest Titles
CAPE, £14.99 (EBOOK £9.99) HHHH H SET to the soundtrack of The Beatles in London's swinging Sixties, Anthony Quinn's Eureka is chock-ablock with sex, drugs and rock n roll, gangsters, arson, unrequited love and the decriminalisation of homosexuality.Gregarious...
Lucy's Interview with the Minister
WHY are you the third Northern Powerhouse minister in two years? "It is the nature of government that ministerial departments change. There was a change of prime minister and then we had a General Election, these things are just the way of politics."I...
Manchesterpoptrail
THIS week, we continue the Brian Halpin interview as leader of 50s skiffle group the Riverside Rockets, from Salford.In 1957, the group won through to the World Skiffle Championship in London which put them on the local map, but I first asked Brian,...
Man Jailed for Causing Devastating Explosion Suicidal Gas
A SCENE of devastation was wrought on a north Manchester neighbourhood after a suicidal man triggered an 'almighty' explosion.In despair after his relationship with his first boyfriend came to a 'toxic' end, Kevin Carroll hacked open a gas pipe with...
Man Threatened to 'Kill Asians' in Wake of Bomb
AN armed and masked man arrested in a park moments after telling police he wanted to 'kill Asians' in revenge for the Manchester Arena bombing has been jailed.Christopher Gordon was wielding a kitchen knife and wearing a balaclava when an officer arrested...
Neighbours in Fear as Arsonists Hit House a Third Time
RESIDENTS living near a house which has been set alight three times in two months have spoken of their fears of the arson attacks escalating.Firefighters were called to Lenham Close, Brinnington, in the early hours yesterday after a petrol bomb was thrown...
New Dawn Starts Race for Life after Inspiring Thousands
A MUM who inspired thousands of people to take up running after a photograph of her went viral will set off a Race for Life tomorrow.The image of Dawn Nisbet looking jubilant - but sweaty - as she was the last to finish a 5km run at Alexandra Park, Oldham,...
New Shocking Report Reveals Extent of Social Care Problems
MORE than a fifth of Greater Manchester adult social care services are deemed to be failing, the health watchdog has said.M.E.N. analysis of 1,115 care homes, nursing homes and community-based support services shows 241 have been deemed 'inadequate'...
Notorious Prisoner Is Gran's New Pen Pal
A DISABLED pensioner who was battered and left for dead by robbers is rebuilding her life - with the help of Britain's most notorious prisoner Charles Bronson.The high-security inmate has been writing and sending paintings to Barbara Dransfield, 64,...
Now a Fress New Look Arrives in the Northern Quarter
If you're going out in the Northern Quarter this weekend, there's another new restaurant and bar to try.Fress is open now at 62 Oldham Street, combining a 'modern Victorian' look with a Europeanstyle brasserie menu.Jennifer Hargreaves, previously a restaurant...
Old Guard Can Still Play Part in Revolution
PEP Guardiola has been speaking candidly about the ongoing rejuvenation of his City team.The former Barcelona coach said recently that the team he inherited at the Etihad "had outgrown itself", and stating the fact that he played with eight or nine players...
Our Expert Answers Your Questions
QTHE bulb has gone in the grill of our Bosch double oven and we can't unscrew the glass cover to get to it. Any ideas? Steve Curtis ATRY an elastic band between the tip of the screwdriver and the screw head. You can also use a hairdryer to soften grease....
Pop Star Deserves a Pride of Britain Nod
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukPRESUMABLY, the Pride of Britain Awards will quite rightly consider some of those brave people who risked their own lives...
Raise a Glass
DURING my recent trip to the Alsace region of France, a word that kept coming up when tasting wines was 'minerality'.It's a word I have used many times in this column.The reason it appears so often in relation to both Alsace wines and the wines of Chablis,...
Romelu Will Be £75M Well-Spent If His Goals Can Give United the Luk of Champions Again
THERE are a mere 75 million reasons why Romelu Lukaku will be judged on goals.But there are five reasons why United can be convinced they will get bang for their buck from the Belgian, who was their top target to replace the departed Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Now...
Roughyeds Coach Forced to Shuffle His Pack against High-Flyers
SCOTT Naylor will be forced to shuffle his deck once more when high-flying Featherstone Rovers arrive at Bower Fold tomorrow.Prop forwards Michael Ward and Joe Burke were rested for OLDHAM'S impressive victory over Toulouse last week, but with Adam Neal...
Stolen 18-Tonne Truck Leaves 'Absolute Carnage' in Its Wake
THESE images show a stolen 18-tonne lorry crashing through a residential street leaving a trail of destruction in its path.CCTV captured the vehicle smashing its way down Hadfield Street, in Oldham, where it crushes cars and overturns vehicles. A total...
Tech That. A ROUND-UP OF
Facebook's Aquila drone FACEBOOK DRONES Facebook has revealed has completed a second test flight for its solar powered drone Aquila. They say it flew for 46 minutes in a test flight over Arizona May at an altitude of 3,000ft, and landed safely.So, why...
Teenager Latest Arrest in Arena Bomb Inquiry
A 19-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by police investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack as he stepped off a plane.Detectives swooped to arrest the teenager at Liverpool John Lennon Airport yesterday afternoon and went on to search his house on Thelwall...
The Killers Heading to Manchester This Year
THE Killers are coming to Manchester on a UK tour later this year.Brandon Flowers and co will hit the road for 12 shows around the UK and Ireland in November this year, including a date at Manchester Arena.The Las Vegas new wave revivalists have their...
TONNES of Thanks as Public Donate to Foodbank TONNES
GENEROUS supporters have donated more than TWO TONNES of food after a desperate appeal for help.Middleton Central Foodbank made an urgent plea for donations - and had an incredible response.Last week our sister paper the Middleton Guardian reported how...
Travel News
BREXIT BOOST FOR STAYCATIONS TRAVELODGE'S annual Holiday Index suggests that 2017 is set to be another strong year for the Staycation.More than half - 55% - of British adults will be holidaying in Great Britain over the next few months. Holidaymakers...
Trending
THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE FOR her first Wimbledon as Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Kate, right, made sure all eyes were on her this week by not only lopping four or five inches off her long locks but leaving her nude court shoes...
TV Films of the Week
1 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Tonight, BBC2, 11.15pm CO-WRITTEN with Arthur C Clarke, Stanley Kubrick's visionary fable stands the test of time. The film constructs a philosophical treatise on man's place in the universe from a sublime marriage of image and...
Two Officers Charged over Drug Dealing
TWO constables from an elite unit within Greater Manchester Police have been charged with being involved in dealing Class A drugs.Pcs Adam Jackson and Kerry Reeve, both 35, are due to appear in court later this month, along with three others, following...
Unicorn Craze Comes to a Shaky Conclusion
THE 50th title in the internationally bestselling That's Not My... series of books is out this week and the latest is all about a unicorn.A sparkly, touchyfeely book, it features a magical unicorn to talk about, and a little white mouse to spot on every...
Villa Ready to Make Bid for Hart after Terry Signing
CITY goalkeeper Joe Hart is reportedly the subject of interest from Championship side Aston Villa.The England No.1 returned to Manchester from a season-long loan at Torino, and is currently set to join his City team-mates at pre-season training at the...
Virtual Reality Check
SOME of us have a hard enough time dealing with actual reality at the moment without having to worry about a virtual one as well.That, of course, has not stopped the main-players in the tech world forging ahead with efforts to bring VR to the masses.They've...
Warning as Tower Block Fire Started by Barbecue
Caption ghghgh gh ghgh gh ghgh gh ghgh ghghgh gh been on fire, with wooden decking. Acton, chair of the Fire Chiefs have issued a warning after a barbecue caused a blaze in a block of flats in Manchester.Crews were called to Tempus Tower, in Miradel...
Watchdog Investigates Girl's Death
THE police watchdog has launched an investigation into GMP's response after a teenager was found dead hours after she was reported missing.The body of college student Ellen Higginbottom, 18, was discovered at Orrell Water Park in Wigan at 2.30am on Saturday,...
What's in Store for the Summer?
UMMER is traditionally drought season for gamers, as developers hold off on big releases.s. But that doesn't mean there aren't a few gems sneaking out that are worthy of attention.July sees the release of a remastered Final Fantasy game, The Zodiac Age,...
You Girls Glow
It's back to the Eighties for Netflix's all-female wrestling comedy-drama GLOW, but alongside the era's iconic style sits the tricky subject of gender equality, say its creators. GEMMA DUNN ducks into the ring to find out morePICK OF THE WEEK Glow Streaming...
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