Manchester Evening News

Articles from August 3, 2017

Almost Half of 'Generation X' Want to Make Positive Contribution to Society
GENERATION X are ready to perform their civic duty, says new research. According to GatenbySanderson, 44 percent of Gen-X workers want to make a positive contribution to the community by working in the public or not-for-profit sectors.Born between the...
Best of the Rest
TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL BBC2, 9PM AFTER last week's slow series opener, which was relentlessly bleak, it's good see things improve.We flashback to the Lake from series one to find out more about what happened with Robin's relationship and the wedding...
Deal Sees Drug Firm Pay Back Local Authority
REDX Pharma, the Cheshirebased drug discovery company which was forced into administration after failing to pay back millions to Liverpool council, has agreed to sell some of its assets - meaning creditors can be "paid in full."Liverpool council forced...
Debut Hero Toby Planning to Wow the Crowds at OT
THERE is no doubt Jimmy Anderson will still be the home fan's favourite when England's fourth Test against South Africa starts at Emirates Old Trafford tomorrow.But there will certainly be another seamer nibbling at his heels as the Three Lions look...
Eilidh's Dad Pays Emotional Tribute to Piping World
THE father of Eilidh MacLeod, who was killed in the Manchester Arena attack, has issued a heartfelt thank you to piping and drumming bands in Manchester for their support.Eilidh, 14, was among the 22 people who died after a bomb was detonated at the...
Emma Gets Back to Her Roots
IT'S nothing new for the people involved in this show to shed a tear or two. Even if they vow not to, the waterworks usually kick in at some point. But Emma Willis must hold the record for the quickest ever weep. Barely three minutes have gone by before...
Family's Plea Year after Dad-of-Three Vanished
IT is exactly a year since dad-of-three James Hodgkiss was seen wheeling a black suitcase towards Bolton town centre - before disappearing without a trace.His heartbroken family have not seen or spoken to him since. Today, they are renewing their appeal...
FIGHT YOUR FITNESS Fears
FOR some people, it's not the burpees, 10 mile runs or leg crunches that are the hardest part of working out - it's walking into the gym, class or sports group they've signed up to.We've all had that familiar feeling; you pump yourself up ready to go,...
Four City Youngsters Make It My Girona for Season!
FOUR young City players have joined Girona on loan for the season.The Blues have extremely close links with the Spanish side, which is part-owned by Pep Guardiola's brother Pere.A number of players have spent time with the newlypromoted La Liga side...
Gundogan Loves Being Centre of Attention!
A SERIOUS injury hasn't spoiled the move to City for Ilkay Gundogan.The former Dortmund midfielder arrived at the Etihad with a back problem and was still on the road to top form in December when cruciate ligament damage to his knee brought an abrupt...
'He Had His Whole Life Ahead of Him'
A STABBING victim died after falling into the River Irwell as he fled a city centre fight.Tashan Stevens, 27, described as a 'loving, family-orientated man' was being followed by police after escaping from the large scale disturbance - but they lost...
Homeless Get Shelter They Have Helped Plan
THERE is finally a plan to help solve Manchester's homelessness problem - and it might actually work. A building on the edge of the city centre is being transformed into a completely new type of shelter.The former Kashmir House on Cheetham Hill Road...
How a Salford Sailor Perished at Hands of Feared German U-Boat Captain
A HUNDRED years ago this month one of the most heinous war crimes of the First World War was committed.Among the victims was a seaman from Salford.The SS Belgian Prince, a British merchant ship, was torpedoed by German U-boat U-55 commanded by the infamous...
'I Want Becky Want' - Loner's Harassment Left DJ 'In Fear'
A BBC Radio presenter felt 'anxious and dirty' after being showered with unwanted gifts from an obsessed fan who declared his love for her during a campaign of harassment, a court heard.David Madden sent Radio Manchester's Becky Want parcels to her place...
Joe's Goal after Beating Cancer for Second Time
ROCHDALE star Joe Thompson has his sights set on returning to the football pitch having beaten cancer for a second time.The midfielder has told how it was his love for his family and the game that helped him through the darkest times of his illness.It...
Joint Bid for Games a 'Natural Fit'
THE chairman of Liverpool's bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games believes their joint campaign with Manchester is a 'natural fit' for the event.The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is assessing a bid from Birmingham along with the joint proposal...
Licence Fee Adds Up to Good Value for Money
SOMEONE who begins their correspondence telling me they hardly watch the BBC on TV these days then goes on to tell me how poor their output is should perhaps be taken with a pinch of salt.Mr M Dawson laments the diminishing sports coverage ('Soon BBC...
Local Boozer Scoops Regional Crown
The votes have been counted, and today the most extraordinary pub in your area can be revealed.We teamed up with John Smith's to find pubs which, just like its beer, are Only Ordinary By Name. Entries flooded in from boozers across the region which might...
Make a Play Date for a Club Night with a Difference
A CLUB night with a playground for adults is coming to Manchester - encouraging grown-ups to let loose their inner child.Self-described as the 'world's most magical club', Foreverland has been a global hit for its carefree, nostalgic shenanigans, and...
Matic Shows United Just Why They Signed Him
IRISH United supporters merrily swayed to Depeche Mode inside the Aviva Stadium and after 45 minutes they just couldn't get enough of Nemanja Matic.One female follower will particularly cherish Matic's maiden appearance in a United shirt after his 38th...
Maybe Granny Does Know Best
Your grandmother's generation might not have known what a hashtag was, but they were nailing some self-care goals STEREOTYPICAL grandmothers probably no longer exist. But for the sake of this list, think old-school, 'grew up in the 1930s/40s/50s' granny...
#Me&myjob
What made you want to get into this line of work? I studied software engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University. In my first job I was building software on the personal digital assistants in the early days of smartphones. I saw how these devices...
Mourinho May Yet Need Some More Back-Up!
"IN the next couple of days we will have the understanding of why I play Lindelof and Smalling," Jose Mourinho said in Washington last week.It was a little longer than that, but Uefa's announcement that Phil Jones would serve a two-match suspension for...
Mum Hails 'Angel' Stranger for Saving Her Life
A YOUNG mum has thanked the 'angel' good samaritan who rushed to her aid when she collapsed at home.Aimerance Arinde's son, Enosh, was unable to wake up his mum when she fell unconscious after collapsing at home in Audenshaw.Left alone with his two baby...
Nemanja's Pledge to Boss Mourinho: I'll Be Ready to Start
NEMANJA Matic has promised Jose Mourinho he will be ready for the start of the competitive campaign despite not having a full pre-season.The 29-year-old played his first pre-season game as he featured in United's 2-1 win against Sampdoria in Dublin.Mourinho...
Plan to Merge Hospitals Clears the Final Hurdle
THE multi-million-pound merger of two Manchester hospital trusts is to go ahead later this year.Plans to bring together Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust - which runs Manchester Royal Infirmary and six other hospitals - and University Hospitals...
Poch Takes a Pop at New £50M Blue Kyle
MAURICIO Pochettino has given his verdict on Kyle Walker's move to City.The flying full-back flourished at Tottenham and the Spurs coach insists there were never any problems between the two - despite the speculation last season.He expects Walker to...
Police Chief Demands 101 Line Improvements
GREATER Manchester's police chief has branded failures in the region's 101 hotline 'simply not good enough', after the M.E.N. revealed callers waiting on the phone for more than three hours at a time.Baroness Beverley Hughes, the deputy mayor appointed...
Prisoner Felt 'Unsafe' in Jail So Hid Weapon in Cell
A HARDENED criminal serving 12 years in prison for a brutal armed attack felt 'unsafe' in Strangeways - and hid an improvised weapon under his pillow for protection.Gary Watts has been ordered to serve an extra eight months behind bars, after a sharpened...
Red Devils Struck by Double Injury Blow for Super 8s
SALFORD have been dealt a major blow with the news that both Mark Flanagan and Lama Tasi will miss the remainder of the season through injury.Loose-forward Flanagan was one of the key factors in the Red Devils' superb start to the year, which culminated...
Scott: I Have Got No Regrets over Booking
CITY Women's star Jill Scott insists she has no regrets after picking up a booking that has ruled her out of England's Euro semi-final clash against Holland tonight.The midfielder was handed her second yellow of the tournament in the historic victory...
Silva Needs to Become a Goal-Den Wonder for Pep
THERE has been a common theme with City's new signings this summer.Be it Benjamin Mendy's crossing, Bernardo Silva's scheming or Ederson's punts downfield, the Blues are awash with the promise of assists.If that will have Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus...
Simply the You Can Be Best
ANGIE BEST is still glamorous and strutting her stuff as a model at 64, but even she doesn't pull her punches when talking about ageing: "Getting older is an absolute b**** and not for the faint-hearted! Your brain's still young, but your body is doing...
Soundtrack to the British Summertime
AREN'T chaffinches lovely? Isn't it an absolute treat that these wonderfully colourful birds come to visit our gardens? A pair of these beautiful creatures are regular visitors to our bird table, even more so when they are feeding their young.The female...
Three Months after Blaze, Christie Cancer Research Is Back Up and Running Again
LIFE-SAVING research is back 'up and running' three months on from a devastating blaze at a world-renowned cancer centre.Scientists working on projects to improve patient treatments have been redeployed from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute...
United Rated
DAVID DE GEA Reacted excellently to prevent a comical Daley Blind own goal inside 10 minutes and performed securely. 7 ANTONIO VALENCIA Produced some of United's best wing play all tour.Instigated the counter from which Mkhitaryan scored. 8 CHRIS SMALLING...
Unsung Heroes' Sporting Chance in Pride Awards
NOMINATIONS are open for an awards ceremony which celebrates those who have gone the extra mile to help with sport across all levels.The Mirror's Pride of Sport Awards will take place at a star-studded ceremony hosted by TV presenter Ben Shephard in...
Wanted Man Tasered after Police Stand-Off
A WANTED man was Tasered following a three-hour rooftop stand-off with police.The man stood on the ledge of the building in Chinatown in Manchester city centre, surrounded by barbed wire as specially-trained negotiators spoke to him yesterday morning.St...
Wonderful Way for Phil to Help Charity
PHIL Neville and his family will be swimming, cycling and running 100 miles as they work to support a new fundraising website.Former Manchester United and England footballer Phil and his wife Julie are throwing their support behind philanthropic organisation...
Workers in the North West Urged to Go Green in a Bid to Find Job Satisfaction
WORKERS in the north west are being urged to change their lifestyle in a bid to relieve stress in the workplace as job satisfaction has slumped to a two-year low.According to a new survey by outdoor holiday experts, Camping in the Forest, more than a...
Your Call Could Help Trace These Missing People
IN the second and final part of our series looking at missing people in Greater Manchester we list a further 15 people who have disappeared without trace.If you can help please call the Missing People's free helpline on 116 000. It is open 24 hours a...
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