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Articles from September 15, 2017

Aces Suffer Injury Blow to Smith
BELLE Vue go into the second leg of their Knock Out Cup clash with Swindon 11 points down after a 50-39 defeat at the Abbey Stadium.Already without Craig Cook, after the skipper withdrew at the 11th hour, the Rentruck Aces were cut to just five men after...
Arena Date 'Always Respected'
MANCHESTER Arena bosses say the horrific events of May 22 will never be forgotten by staff - and that the date will 'always be respected' at the venue.The doors were opened for the first time last Saturday as a host of stars, led by Noel Gallagher, put...
Bernardo: Mendy Plays It for Laughs
BENJAMIN Mendy is even crazier in real life than he is on social media, his close pal Bernardo Silva has revealed.The two City stars are close friends from their Monaco days and Portugal international Bernardo is frequently the butt of Mendy's jokes.But...
Bisping Ready to Call Time on Fight Career
UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping admits he may retire after his fight with mixed martial arts legend Georges St-Pierre later this year.Bisping defends his belt against St-Pierre at UFC 217 on November 4, with the bout taking place at Madison...
Bowlers Face Waterloo as Crown Green Action Starts in Blackpool
THE famous Waterloo Handicap spearheads a feast of crown green bowling in Blackpool over the next week.Finals of the event - again sponsored by Co-operative Funeralcare - are an annual magnet for the sport's enthusiasts.The action begins at the Waterloo...
City Bus Service Is Taking Us for a Ride
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukAS far as self-congratulatory reports go, Coun Peter Jones of Transport for Greater Manchester and Salford council takes...
Coach Wants Salford to Continue Run after Making Giant Strides
IAN Watson will be hoping his Salford side can build on last week's victory over Huddersfield as they look to finish the Betfred Super League season as strongly as possible.It is not yet mathematically impossible for the Red Devils to make the play-off...
Concert /We Are Manchester
"MANCHESTER, the centre of the universe", yelled Liam Fray as he and The Courteeners led the crowds into a moshing frenzy at the big reopening gig at the Manchester Arena.It certainly felt like it last Saturday night as 14,000 music fans packed in to...
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If we have published anything that is factually inaccurate, please contact the editor on 0161 211 2920 at newsdesk@men-news.co.uk or at Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham OL9 8EF and, once verified, we will correct it as soon as possible.The...
Corrie Star Cath Reveals How She Lost Five Stone
Coronation Street star CATH TYLDESLEY has spoken out about losing weight and staying healthy - telling everyone to forget fad diets and fat myths. The actress took control of her weight at the age of 17, long before she first walked on the cobbles, and...
Curious Incident of Restaurant Review and a Megaphone!
THIS is a story about a French restaurant, a waitress with a loud hailer and a one-star Tripadvisor review.It all began when a scathing review was posted about the popular Chorlton restaurant Man Bites Frog on the travel site.And it ends with a unique...
Dimes Tells Sharks to Put Things Right after Falcons Loss
STEVE Diamond admits Sale performed below the high standards they have set themselves during last week's narrow home defeat to Newcastle.Now, the Sharks' director of rugby has told his players to put that right when they host London Irish at the AJ Bell...
Docklands Could Home 200 New Apartments
ANOTHER 200 homes are being planned for Salford's former docklands area.The development of 188 apartments and eight townhouses is earmarked for Ordsall Lane on the existing site of city firm Selectric.The development includes retail units and a communal...
Ellen's Murderer May Never Be Released
A TWISTED prowler who murdered an A-level student in a sexually-motivated attack has been jailed for a minimum of 31 years.Ellen Higginbottom was a popular and intelligent 18-yearold from Worsley, Salford, who dreamed of being a doctor.She was targeted...
Ex-Social Worker Stole from Disabled Man to Fund Painkiller Habit
A SOCIAL worker turned escort stole £1,600-worth of goods from a disabled client she had agreed to care for before pawning them to fund her addiction to painkillers.Mum-of-three Michelle Kershaw grabbed a guitar, synthesiser and iPhone from a wheelchair-bound...
Gang Jailed for Total of Years after Brutal Killing 168
A TEENAGER was hunted down and killed by members of a rival gang after he strayed into their territory during a 'tit-for-tat' feud.A judge has now hit out at the 'arrogance' of Manchester's street gang culture as he sentenced 10 men and a 15-year-old...
Homes Plan Will 'Threaten an Erosion' of City Gay Scene
PLANS for new family homes in the middle of Manchester's Village have sparked fears the area's historic gay scene is being 'crushed' and 'sanitised.' .Seven three-bed homes with garages and gardens, plus a two-bedroom maisonette, would be built on Richmond...
Inquiry to Hear Claims of Child Abuse by MP
A PUBLIC hearing into claims that Cyril Smith sexually abused children in Rochdale will begin next month.The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) will investigate allegations the former Rochdale MP and others were involved in the sexual abuse...
Jose Still Loves Me
ANDREAS Pereira insists Jose Mourinho's recent criticism 'did not hurt' and the Brazilian wants to remain at Valencia for the rest of the season.The 21-year-old United midfielder seemed set to stay after the English transfer window closed, but the Spanish...
JOSE STILL LOVES ME [City Region]
ANDREAS Pereira insists Jose Mourinho's recent criticism 'did not hurt' and the Brazilian wants to remain at Valencia for the rest of the season.The 21-year-old United midfielder seemed set to stay after the English transfer window closed, but the Spanish...
Kev Happy to Be Crowned Assists King
KEVIN de Bruyne admits he gets a bigger kick from setting up a goal than scoring one himself!The Belgium ace earned the nickname King of the Assists when he set a new Bundesliga record with 23 during his Wolfsburg days, before being snapped up by City.But...
Kev: I Can Take Pep Pressure
KEVIN de Bruyne has revealed the REAL reason Pep Guardiola keeps putting him on the same pedestal as the world football greats.The Belgian midfielder was again in brilliant form as City hammered Feyenoord 4-0 to get their Champions League campaign off...
Kev: I Can Take Pep Pressure
KEVIN de Bruyne has revealed the REAL reason Pep Guardiola keeps putting him on the same pedestal as the world football greats.The Belgian midfielder was again in brilliant form as City hammered Feyenoord 4-0 to get their Champions League campaign off...
Killer Who Murdered Mate Has Term Cut
A MURDERER who is serving a life sentence for brutally stabbing his best friend to death has failed to overturn his conviction.But killer Jovan Martin could be freed earlier after his lawyers successfully argued that his minimum jail term was too long.Martin...
Lifting the Lid on Life as a United Youngster
CHATTING up a mop, being struck by a ball wrapped in a towel if you got a question wrong and doing unthinkable things to a Clayton Blackmore calendar.Life on the youth training scheme at United was not as glamorous as it seemed as the club's senior players...
Monastery Offers Warm Welcome as New Wing Opens
ENTRY to the historic Gorton Monastery is going to be free for everyone.It comes after the opening of a new £3m Welcome Wing. Rooms in the friary basement have also been converted into areas for the community to get involved in the arts, health and to...
Monastery Offers Warm Welcome as New Wing Opens
ENTRY to the historic Gorton Monastery is going to be free for everyone.It comes after the opening of a new £3m Welcome Wing. Rooms in the friary basement have also been converted into areas for the community to get involved in the arts, health and to...
Moore SOUL SEARCHING
JAMAICA-BORN, Londonbred songstress Denai Moore realised from an early age that the greatest - or rather, most meaningful - pop stars don't necessarily need to be the most perfect.During her early teens, Moore remembers sitting down to watch a live TV...
'Moyes Target Was Already at United'
PHIL Neville has said David Moyes scouted Borussia Dortmund players Robert Lewandowski, Marco Reus and Shinji Kagawa - even though he was already at United.Kagawa joined the Reds from Dortmund for £12m in 2012 and won a Premier League winner's medal...
Mum Loses 7st ...by Exercising with Tins of Beans!
A DETERMINED mum shed HALF her body weight in less than a year with an unusual exercise routine - using tins of BAKED BEANS as weights.Hollie Nolan lost an impressive seven stone - going from a size 22 to a size eight - in just nine months by lifting...
Musical /the Addams Family
AS TV series go, there seem few more suited to stage adaptation than the theatrical 60s cult classic The Addams Family and the UK premiere of the musical comedy doesn't disappoint.The show at The Lowry, Salford, kicks off with the iconic theme tune,...
Mystery of Dad Found Dead in Empty Building
MYSTERY surrounds the death of a dad-of-seven whose body was discovered inside a derelict building in Manchester city centre after he travelled 100 miles from the West Midlands.Robert Paul Pritchard left his Coventry home on Sunday evening. He was found...
New Plan to Keep People in the Swim
THREE swimming 'missionaries' to get unfit and overweight people back into the pool have been appointed.Salford council has employed the trio, each on a 12-month salary, to take the message about the benefits of swimming to local communities and schools.The...
News Children 'Left Terrified' by School's Mock War
PARENTS say their children were left 'terrified' after a primary school staged a mock bombing raid and told them war had broken out.A number of parents said some youngsters at Ludworth Primary School in Stockport were left in tears - and were sick with...
Pair's Holiday Hell as Irma Hit Cuba
TWO young Team GB athletes had to shelter from Hurricane Irma in a hotel room in Cuba with six other people for 48 hours.High jumper Emily Borthwick, 20, and her pole vaulter boyfriend Harry Coppell, 21, a former world youth champion, had only cheese...
Palmer Not Worried about His F1 Future with Renault
A DEFIANT Jolyon Palmer insists he will be retained by Renault for the remainder of the year amid reports that Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix could be his last in the sport.Palmer's long-term future has been cast in doubt after it emerged that Carlos...
'Patient Safety Is Paramount to Us'
¦ A STOCKPORT NHS Foundation Trust spokesman said: "We always take these errors extremely seriously. If they occur, an investigation immediately takes place to ensure even greater safeguards and checks are put in place."¦ A BOLTON NHS Foundation Trust...
Pep Learns from Monaco Mauling
PEP Guardiola saw City's Champions League hopes extinguished by Monaco's overwhelming firepower last season - and responded in kind against Feyenoord.The Catalan claims he caught the Dutch champions by surprise with his three-pronged attack of Sergio...
Rather Impossible to Enjoy
IMPOSSIBLE arrived on Peter Street with something of a fanfare recently - thanks to a £3m fit out in a building that's hard to miss.It's also been a tough nut to crack for incoming operators too, since its days at Bar 38. A couple have tried, with short-lived...
Red Rose's Title Bid Is over as Essex Wait for Crown
ESSEX will today be crowned Specsavers County Championship winners, ending Lancashire's hopes of winning the title.Having wrapped up a comprehensive innings defeat in three days over bottom-of-the-table Warwickshire, the Chelmsfordbased side know that...
Report Slams Hospital over 'Patient Risk'
A HOSPITAL has been ordered to make urgent improvements after inspectors found some children and patients needing emergency care were being put at risk.The Government's health watchdog carried out a surprise visit to the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary...
Rooney Girl Lifts Lid on Night out with Former United Star
LAURA Simpson has spoken out in a TV interview about her night out with Wayne Rooney.Lettings agent Laura was with the former United footballer when he was arrested for drink-driving earlier this month near his home in Prestbury.Yesterday she spoke out...
Rupert Takes Rivals Back to the Future
FORMER Coronation Street star Rupert Hill is preparing to breathe new life into The Royal Exchange's restaurant space - by taking it back in time with a heritage look.The Rivals restaurant opens to the public today, and has been given an extraordinary...
'Shambolic' Care Agency Is Slammed
SOMEONE could die if a failing care agency - which looks after pensioners and people with disabilities in their own homes - is not overhauled, a concerned family member has told a health watchdog.Town hall chiefs in Bolton have terminated the council's...
'She Made the World a Better Place with Everything She Said and Did.'
THE parents of Ellen Higginbottom lived through an ordeal that no family should have to experience.Ellen's devastated dad Mike, a businessman, and schoolteacher mum Kay, had believed their daughter would return safely after she went out for a walk before...
Soldier Caused Tragic Death of His Comrade
A SOLDIER has admitted causing the death of a comrade from Greater Manchester at an Army camp in Iraq.Scott Hetherington died while with his regiment helping to train local forces to fight Islamic State militants.The 22-year-old father, who had a baby...
Surgeon Operated on Wrong Body Part
WRONG body parts being operated on, patient mix-ups and items being left inside people after surgery.These are just some of the 'never events' at hospitals in Greater Manchester in the past three years.Health watchdogs say the incidents have 'the potential...
Theatre / We're Not Really [...]
Theatre / We're Not Really Here From relegation to the third tier of English football to winning the Premier League title within 15 years - Manchester City fans, it's safe to say, clearly know a thing or two about the ecstatic highs and agonising lows...
The Draw Quip On
EVERY WEEK A WHOLE NEW BATCH OF EXCITING GIGS GO ON SALE, SO WE'VE PICKED OUT OUR HOT TICKETS AND HIGHLIGHTS exhibition about politics of cartoonsTheScript GET your credit cards out and your cursors poised over the refresh button - it's that time of...
There's Music in Them There Hills
HEAD for the Hills wraps up festival season this weekend - and it's grown into a pretty big deal over the last few years.The renamed Ramsbottom Festival boasts Maximo Park, Beth Orton, The Stranglers, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) and Manchester's Dutch Uncles...
The Slow, Glacial Rise of Icelandic Band Sigur Ros
FOR a band that have sold millions of records across the world and headlined the Hollywood Bowl, they don't get as much attention as you'd expect in their home, Iceland."Whenever I walk around Reykjavik and see people I know, they normally ask me if...
True Sports Car That Delivers Flair and Fun
IF you had to bring two major manufacturers together to create a great small sports car you would not go far wrong with Fiat and Mazda.The former for their Italian design flair and rich history and the latter for the Japanese nation's ability to make...
Who Can Fill Reds Void Left by Pog?
THE only positive aspect about Paul Pogba's lay-off is another international week is nearly upon us. The timing of the October games might be welcomed this year after Pogba was seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches on Tuesday night, but he could still...
Why Graduates Come to Love Manchester So Much, They End Up Staying
THEY have the world at their feet - but these promising young graduates only want to live in Manchester. Home to four universities, Greater Manchester draws thousands of young people to study each year, many local, but many others from other parts of...
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