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Articles from October 12, 2017

Accident Waiting to Happen on Pavements
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukI'M angered at the growing number of cyclists who persist on cycling on the footpaths.Even more worryingly, is the many...
Alert Red
JOSE Mourinho has warned his United players about the threat of his ex-Chelsea star Mo Salah ahead of United's clash with Liverpool at Anfield.The Reds boss bought the Egyptian from Basel in January 2014 but just over 12 months later was allowing the...
Blues and Reds Ready to Take on the World
AFTER a dramatic final round of fixtures, nearly all of the teams have been confirmed for next year's World Cup.A Lionel Messi hat-trick booked Argentina's place while Gabriel Jesus's brace helped ensure Claudio Bravo's Chile will not be going.City should...
Brits' Screen Habit Means TV Engineers See Biggest Boom in Pay, Figures Show
IT SEEMS the British demand for everything in high definition has paid off for audio engineers. TV and audio engineers have experienced a 40 per cent increase in their hourly wage over the last five years - the biggest pay jump of any profession in the...
Businessman Sorry over Royal Jelly Health Claims
A BUSINESSMAN has apologised for a series of overblown claims about royal jelly - including that it could 'shrink tumours' and treat dementia.Paul Southern, 40, has now withdrawn the claims on his website after being prosecuted under a new law clamping...
Captive Audience Is Easy Prey for the Jail Jihadists '
AND I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you... The quote was famously adapted from Ezekiel 25:17 by Samuel...
Classic Encounter Is on the Cards. but Could It Really Be Another 4-0?
I'M supremely confident I will be celebrating a famous United win at Anfield on Saturday when the Premier League returns with a bang.The Reds on this side of the East Lancs Road have a heaven-sent opportunity to end all the jibes from City fans in particular...
Community's Plaque Is Tribute to Arena 22
A PLAQUE dedicated to the 22 people who lost their lives in the Manchester bombing has been unveiled in Gorton.The plaque, which reads: "In memory of those who died, and those who were injured in the Manchester Arena bombing 22 May 2017," was unveiled...
Crime Is Forcing Us out of 'Upside Down' Houses
RESIDENTS are leaving a landmark regeneration project following a campaign of crime and vandalism. Young professionals - thought to include BBC, ITV and other MediaCityUK workers - snapped up the socalled 'upside down' houses on the Chimney Pot Park...
Daughter's Hunt for Clues after Dad's Asbestos Death
A WOMAN who lost her dad to a deadly asbestos disease is hoping to find his former colleagues.James Spencer died in July 2016 - 13 days before his 81st birthday - after developing the fatal asbestos disease, mesothelioma.James worked as a fire equipment...
De Klerk: We Have Been Too Slow out of the Blocks
FAF de Klerk believes the lesson from the first six Premiership games of the season is that Sale need to get out of the blocks quicker.The Sharks found themselves on the end of a whirlwind opening by Harlequins at the Stoop in last Friday's defeat as...
Emergency Services Staff 'Face Mental Health Crisis'
THERE has been a huge rise in the number of emergency service workers forced to take time off due to stress, anxiety and other mental health issues, the M.E.N. can reveal.Unions say police officers, fire service staff and ambulance staff are almost at...
Extremists 'Tap into Gang Mentality of Young Males'
COMMUNITY worker Ismael Lea South first started doing 'interventions' on radicalised youth after his nephew and a group of his friends were jailed for robbery.While inside, 'nine of ten of them converted to Islam'. When he came out, his nephew told him...
Holidaymakers Stuck in Airport as Flights Axed
HUNDREDS of passengers spent the night trying to sleep on an airport floor after their Ryanair flights were cancelled and they were forced to queue for help.Among travellers stranded at Palma Airport in Majorca were Tony and Joanne Johnson, due to catch...
'Human Error'caused Gran's Death
A BLIND grandma was mistakenly given a fatal dose of morphine meant for a neighbour with a similar name because of 'human error', a detective has said.Christina Ann Fletcher, 58, took an overdose of the painkiller after it was accidentally delivered...
Jesus Is on Double Top Form for Brazil
GABRIEL Jesus sent out a warning to Mark Hughes - scoring twice for Brazil ahead of Saturday's clash with Stoke.The City striker is set to lead Pep Guardiola's attack in the absence of the injured Sergio Aguero.And his return to scoring form comes at...
Jodrell Bank Is Shortlisted for Accolade
JODRELL Bank could join the Taj Mahal and Stonehenge as a World Heritage Site.The Manchester University observatory, near Goostrey, Cheshire, has been selected as the next UK candidate for UNESCO's prestigious accolade.If successful, it would join some...
Klopp Always Dreamed of United Role, Says Mentor
JURGEN Klopp wanted to manage Manchester United before eventually being appointed Liverpool boss and was even recommended as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor, according to mentor Eckhard Krautzun.The former defender spent just 98 days under Krautzun's watch...
Long Haul to Reopen Hall
IT could be another two years before fire-struck Wythenshawe Hall reopens to the public as painstaking repair work continues.Huge progress to repair the £5m damage caused by arsonist Jeremy Taylor has already been made.But Friends of Wythenshawe Hall...
Meet the Entrepreneurs Driving Economic Growth in the North West
THROUGHOUT 2017, LDC is searching the entrepreneurial heartlands of England, Scotland and Wales as part of its Backing Business Ambition tour, to uncover and showcase Britain's most inspiring and ambitious businesses. Today, we visit the North West.There...
Men in the Middle Hold Key for Jose
ON the 11 occasions Jose Mourinho has taken a team to Anfield he has started with three central midfielders in 10 of them. The exception was a month before his first Chelsea dismissal, when Claude Makelele was an incongruous presence on the bench and...
Move Will Put Spring Back into Onions
KEATON Jennings believes Graham Onions will be a huge asset for Lancashire next season.The veteran seamer has followed Jennings from Durham to Emirates Old Trafford having both had long careers at Chester-le-Street.Lancashire head coach Glen Chapple...
MP 'Assaulted Sick Youngster'
AN alleged victim of the late MP Cyril Smith has described being denied urgent medical attention for a ruptured appendix until the politician had finished 'fondling' him.The man, speaking anonymously, told the national child abuse inquiry that he suffered...
Mum Loses 17 Stone So She Can Play with Her Son
46-year-old sheds half her bodyweight in two years after finding it hard to keep up with six-year-old boyA MUM lost more than HALF her body weight so she could keep up with her young son.Two years ago 46-year-old Mandy Fraser from Oldham weighed 28-anda-half...
My Journey from a Market Stall to Peddling Hate
IN 2008, a man called Ray, a newcomer to Manchester, began hanging around a dawah (preaching) stall at Longsight Market. Stalls of this kind have become a familiar sight in urban areas - typically a table laid with pamphlets promoting Islam, and a couple...
New Lifeline for Women in Need of Help over Periods
NO-ONE likes getting their period, but for most women it's not much more than a mild annoyance.However, for those who are homeless or living in poverty, and unable to buy sanitary products, it can be nothing short of a disaster.That was the realisation...
News Racist Thug Uses Samurai Sword to Attack Takeaway
A YOB with a Samurai sword jumped on a takeaway counter and hurled racist abuse at the owner while waving the weapon around.Mohsi Afad Nanna, 39, jumped back when the masked man pointed the blade directly at him and hit the counter with the sword as...
Old People with Walking Frames Are Targets of Con Artist
'VERY well-presented' con artists are stealing purses from pensioners with walking frames by pretending they are lost, police have warned.The men - wearing suits - are understood to approach elderly people asking for directions.They then unfurl maps...
Pogba Hands Boost to Mourinho
PAUL Pogba has given United fans a positive fitness update as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.The 24-year-old has not played since he was forced off just 19 minutes into the Reds' Champions League win over Basel on September 12.Pogba...
Rain Winner in Aces' Battle with Wolves
THE elements once again won out over Manchester, bringing an abrupt end to Belle Vue's hotly anticipated top flight finale with Wolverhampton after a massive downpour drowned the circuit.It was an intense battle-in-themaking between two of the Premiership's...
Red Alert
JOSE Mourinho has warned his United players about the threat of his ex-Chelsea star Mo Salah ahead of United's clash with Liverpool at Anfield.The Reds boss bought the Egyptian from Basel in January 2014 but just over 12 months later was allowing the...
Sabrina, Stockport's Very Own Marilyn Monroe
SHE was Britain's original blonde bombshell and the darling of 1950s TV, Stockport's Norma Ann Sykes has died after many years living as a recluse in LA.As a teenager, she couldn't sing or dance and her acting ability was limited to giggling, pouting...
Scholes in Line for Latics Job
PAUL Scholes has been interviewed for the Oldham manager's job.M.E.N. Sport understands that club officials met with the United legend and his agent at an undisclosed location yesterday morning to discuss the role.Scholes is up against another former...
SCHOLES IN LINE FOR LATICS JOB [City Region]
PAUL Scholes has been interviewed for the Oldham manager's job.M.E.N. Sport understands that club officials met with the United legend and his agent at an undisclosed location yesterday morning to discuss the role.Scholes is up against another former...
Silva Is City's Undervalued Golden Boy
CITY'S flying start to the season has been built around Pep Guardiola's determination to make David Silva his side's Andres Iniesta.Guardiola has filled his squad with attacking talent since taking over at the Etihad last year - but always considered...
'Society Is Prejudiced against the Children Who Are in Care'
GROOMING gangs are exploiting society's 'deep prejudice' against children in care, poet Lemn Sissay has said.Lemn, who was raised by a foster family in Wigan before spending his teenage years in numerous care homes, says kids in care are still viewed...
There Will Only Be One Colin Bell but De Bruyne Is One Player Who Comes Closest
HAVE City finally found a player who can truly be compared to the great Colin Bell? I believe they have, though I also believe that comparing players from different generations is almost impossible - and the truth is there will only one Colin Bell.Since...
Time Is Now Right for Bale to Swap Madrid for Reds
AT the age of 28, Gareth Bale needs to choose his next move wisely.The Welshman turns 29 next summer. By no means will he be ready for the scraphead.Just a look at his Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo's enduring brilliance - aged 32 - should serve...
UP to 20 United Players [...]
UP to 20 United players could compete at next year's World Cup in Russia.Ahead of the final round of qualifiers in Europe and South America, 17 nations' participation has been confirmed for next summer's finals and Nemanja Matic was one of the latest...
Use Language of Faith to Deal with Extremists'
IN WORDS that may sound controversial, former extremist Adam Deen - who now describes himself as a 'rational, liberal Muslim' - believes the roots of the problem lie with the contradictions of religion itself."Unfortunately, a Pandora's Box has opened,...
'We Need a Reboot - Tackle All Kinds of Extremism. the Whole Prevent Thing Is Tainted'
THE government's response to the challenge posed by radicalisation on the streets is the Prevent Strategy. Designed to identify people at risk from extreme views, it aims to turn them away from such attitudes and relies on information from relatives,...
Wigan Make Early Move to Bring in Aussie for Next Season
WIGAN Warriors have begun their recruitment for the 2018 Betfred Super League season with the signing of the highlyrated young Australian forward Gabriel Hamlin from South Sydney Rabbitohs.The 20-year-old, comfortable at prop or loose forward, has signed...
Wildlife Breathes New Life into Our Historic Mines
FOR anyone who hasn't been, wander along to the Lancashire Mining Museum in Astley Green, just off the East Lancashire Road.It has the last standing pit-wheel in Lancashire and an amazing engine house, which bursts into noisy life every couple of months.The...
Yob, 12, in Race-Hate Attack
A 12-YEAR-OLD yob who stamped on a Muslim schoolboy's head in a race-hate gang attack has been warned he will be locked up if his thuggish behaviour continues.The youngster also chased and 'terrorised' a 10-year-old boy with a crutch while wearing a...
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