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Articles from July 17, 2017

70 New Staff Set to Bring Safety Boost on Trams and Buses
EXTRA police and security teams will begin patrolling Metrolink and the region's buses this week as part of a passenger safety drive.The move comes after KeolisAmey took over the tram network at 2am on Saturday after RATP Dev Ltd lost its bid to remain...
£75M Man Has Lot to Prove, Says Former Red Phil
ROMELU Lukaku has been warned he faces intense scrutiny at United.The Belgium international striker completed his £75m move to Old Trafford from Everton last week.And former United full-back Phil Neville has offered the 24-year-old some guidance on the...
Aces Star Takes on World Elite
GREAT Britain star Steve Worrall is keen to learn from 'the best last place I've ever had' after proving he could mix it with the sport's elite in the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup final.Worrall bagged six points as GB fell just three points...
All Signs Point to a Rebirth for Chapel Street
LESS than a decade ago, Salford's Chapel Street needed some serious TLC, to put it mildly.Reporting on embryonic plans to regenerate the area - and ultimately hopes of blurring the border with Manchester city centre - an M.E.N. report in 2010 detailed...
A Lot of Ladies Start Later in Life - Their Kids Have Left and They Need Money
AS the manager of a Manchester massage parlour, Debbie runs a tight ship insisting on cleanliness and professionalism.The immaculately clean 'therapy centre' is run from an innocuous-looking terrace house off a main road. Bottles of hand sanitiser and...
AN OASIS IN THE Capital
AT first glance London doesn't seem like the natural destination to enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation. It's a busy, buzzing capital awash with more things to do than could be crammed into a year, let alone a long weekend.But then you walk through the...
Beach Fun Is Here in Spades
BUCKETS and spades, eating ice cream while sitting on the harbour wall, fish and chips and card games on a rainy day.Is the great British holiday about to make a spectacular comeback? Holiday camp giants Parkdean clearly think so, having invested £50million...
Beat Brain Freeze with Mindfulness
DURING the summer months, many of us will be enjoying ice cold drinks and snacks more than usual. While this may help us keep cool, it also puts us at greater risk of sphenolopalatine ganglioneuralgia - or brain freeze to you and me!We've all been there;...
Blues Land Teenage Brazil Star for £10M
CITY have announced the acquisition of Brazil under-20 international Douglas Luiz.As revealed by M.E.N Sport earlier this week, the 19-year-old has left Brazilian club Vasco Da Gama for a fee of around £10m.Luiz is a silky-skilled attacking midfielder...
Buttler Believes Blast Is in Reach for Lancs
JOS Buttler believes Lancashire have the squad to win the NatWest T20 Blast - and may even dance around in just his bath towel again if they do!The England ace posted a video of himself dancing around his bedroom with just a towel to cover his modesty...
Charcoal in Food: What's It All About?
ACTIVATED charcoal is all the rage in foodie circles - but what's the fuss about? You can now get charcoal ice cream, smoothies and, vitamintype charcoal detox capsules abound in health-food shops.And don't get us started on the unappetizing-looking...
'Chinese-Style' Building Boom Is Transforming Whole City
MANCHESTER is at the beginning of a building boom almost 'Chinesestyle' in scale, according to a town hall boss.Cranes have been springing up along the skyline for several years, but development is gathering pace.Vast waves of construction are also taking...
Chorlton Sets Its Stall out for Jumble Trail
IT'S a summer's day in Manchester - which means it's overcast and muggy, just teetering on the verge of a downpour.Not that it puts a dampener on the Chorlton Summer Jumble Trail, a community initiative that popped up in streets all across the leafy...
City Starlet Fires England to U19 Euro Glory with Winning Goal
CITY youngster Lukas Nmecha fired England to European success as he scored the winner in the U19 European Championships.England beat Portugal 2-1 in the final to win the prestigious competition for the first time - with the City midfielder grabbing the...
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Diner Buys Meal for Homeless Man Who Lent Him His Shoes
A HOMELESS man who loaned an optician his shoes to get into a fancy restaurant has been treated to a meal there by his new friend - and has had three job offers.Jonathon Byles lent his shoes to Akbar Badshah, whose sandals had been deemed inappropriate...
Going from Bling to British
WHERE in the world can you get guaranteed sunshine, beautiful sandy beaches, and totally authentic fish and chips? The answer is Dukes Dubai, the sister establishment to Dukes Hotel in London, which aims to bring a bit of British refinement to one of...
House Hunters Join Queue for 'Locals Only' Flats
HOUSE hunters queued for hours in a bid to get their hands on a city-centre flat after developers pledged to reserve them for people who want to live and work in Manchester.The first 20 flats at Crusader Mill in Ancoats will be set aside for local people,...
It's Time to Make Hidden Pain of More Visible Fibromyalgia
HAVE you noticed a post about a fibromyalgia petition doing the rounds on Facebook in recent weeks? If you have spotted it but weren't sure what it was about, you're not alone. It's only a little over two decades since the condition was officially recognised...
Kyle Will Show Us Those Who Fail to Learn from History Are Doomed to Repeat It
"DOES he score goals? No. Does he create them? No. Is he an OK holding midfield? Yeah - but De Jong, Vieira and Gareth Barry do that job already."That was how Sky pundit Paul Merson greeted the news that City had paid an 'outrageous' £25m for a Barcelona...
LOVE Island's Dom Lever [...]
LOVE Island's Dom Lever and Jessica Shears are proving to be the model couple since leaving the ITV show - and Manchester's fashion giant boohoo certainly agree.For they have signed the couple up to model fashions for their hip boohooMAN label.Mancunian...
Mayor Demands Answers over Leaked Bomb Photos
ANDY Burnham is demanding the government push Donald Trump for a full inquiry six weeks after devastating pictures of the Manchester bomb attack were leaked by US intelligence agencies.Mr Burnham, who has kept in touch with the families of those killed...
New Coach Faces Tough Test on First Day of Season
NEW Manchester Giants coach Danny Byrne will go in at the deep end in the new BBL season.The league has released the fixtures for the 2017/18 season - and the Giants start against treble-winning Leicester Riders with a home clash on Friday, September...
News /City Apartment Is One of Best in the World
A MANCHESTER apartment has been named as one of the 30 best holiday homes on the planet.'The Bridge' made it onto the winning list in TripAdvisor's first ever Travellers' Choice awards for Rental, alongside the likes of Greek villas and Costa Rican bolt...
News /Where to Watch Blue Whales
SHARKS are always worth seeing but even more rare are blue whales. Here we pick the five best places to see the world's biggest mammal...Where: Sri Lanka Blue whales can migrate big distances, but Sri Lanka's population tend to stick around for long...
Paddling with Sharks
SHARKS swim exactly how you'd imagine. Their fins stand firm, cutting through the water. Now and then you catch a glimpse of their sleek, grey bodies gliding along below the surface through a break in the waves.We were watching lemon sharks on the island...
Pep's Vision Will Take Time to Come into Focus
PEP Guardiola accepts it will take more than three years to achieve his ambitions at City - paving the way for the Catalan to sign an extended contract at the Etihad.Guardiola has told the club's hierarchy that his bold plans to make them a consistent...
Rash Shines Brightest in the Land of LA Stars
UNITED'S players are enjoying the anonymity of being out in Los Angeles, according to Jose Mourinho.After a sparkling performance in the land of the stars, Marcus Rashford may not be afforded such luxuries for much longer.George Clooney and Tom Cruise...
Resort City That Is Really Wild
ON the east coast of Kenya, Mombasa is the country's second largest city. A melting pot of languages and cultures from all sides of the Indian Ocean, the city is vibrant and exciting, with stunning beaches and wild animals on the doorstep. Many tourists...
Sanchez Gunner Move!
pep's vision may take three years to become reality city special: pages 46-48 CITY target Alexis Sanchez has confirmed that he wants to leave Arsenal.The Chilean forward is one of Pep Guardiola's top transfer targets this summer and has finally spoken...
School's Sporting Win
A PRIMARY school is celebrating after raising more than £60,000 for a new multi-sports facility.St Mary's RC Primary School, Levenshulme, posted its ambitious plans on a new online crowdfunding site that specialises in civic projects - launched last...
'Survival Sex Is a Way for a Homeless Lad to Make Cash'
? Continued from page 5 Fundraising co-ordinator Helen Clayton says: "Homelessness is a massive issue for us at the moment. And of course if women are homeless they can't get healthcare. Our work is about empowering women to make changes at their own...
Teacher Told Pupil He'd like to See Her Sunbathe Topless
A MATHS teacher who said he wanted to see a female pupil sunbathe topless has been banned from the classroom.Geoffrey Nuttall, a former teacher at Canon Slade School in Bolton, was struck off following an educational misconduct hearing.Mr Nuttall, who...
The Changing Face of City's Sex Trade
POP-UP brothels. Survival sex. Slavery. There's a lot more to Manchester's sex trade in 2017 than the calling cards that used to line phone boxes a decade ago.Once the industry had a clear structure. There were street prostitutes, rent boys and escorts....
The Man in Black Who Killed for Fun
It was a gruesome murder, but at first it seemed like a one-off. And although people living nearby on the normally crime-free island of Anglesey in North Wales were shocked, they weren't frightened.Then, a month later, another man was killed in a near-identical...
'The Second Car Hit a Lamp Post and Then Hit a Couple Walking Together'
A COUPLE were left seriously injured after being struck by one of two cars which jumped a red light moments earlier.The man and woman were walking next to the A6, south of Stockport town centre, when they were mown down.A police officer in a stationary...
Throne Together Again
HARDCORE fans will have already seen this belter of an opener before they read this - it premiered at 2am this morning! But for the more lackadaisical masses, you will have to wait until tonight to catch up. Yes, it's barely started, and we're already...
Travel Experts CTI Sell Stake in Major Deal
MANCHESTER-headquartered business travel management company CTI has sold a majority stake in the business to private equity investor Endless.The deal for an undisclosed sum was led by Endless partner Mathew Deering, assisted by Kerry Battiscombe and...
United Rated
DAVID DE GEA Might as well have brought a deck chair with him and caught some rays just before the sun went down. 6 ANTONIO VALENCIA Had little to do defensively and was played in a couple of times but his crossing is still too predictable. 6 CHRIS SMALLING...
Victorian Charm Modernised
YOU can't miss the Metropole. The impressive fourstar hotel and spa looms large as you enter Llandrindod Wells.Its lofty spire can be seen sneaking above the rooftops of the town that made its name in the Victorian era for the rejuvenating properties...
Walker Set to Hit the Ground Running at City
IT TOOK £45m and months of negotiations to sign a player Tottenham were willing to sell.The story of Kyle Walker's record move to City explains exactly why Pep Guardiola withdrew his interest in Dele Alli at an early stage.It is also concrete evidence...
What We Learned Analysis
¦ UNITED CAN JUSTIFY THREE AT THE BACK SOME will quibble over the formation but United produced their best performance last season with a back three against Chelsea. It was a flexible and fluid formation which enabled Paul Pogba to play with freedom...
While on the Streets I Was Brutally Raped
THIRTY pounds - it could buy you three cocktails in the Northern Quarter. A new pair of trainers. A couple of new records. It's also the paltry amount prostitutes earn for having sex with a stranger in Manchester's red light district.Working all hours,...
Will Having Polycystic Ovaries Stop Me Getting Pregnant?
CONSULTANT obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Karen Morton, founder of Dr Morton's The Medical Helpine, says..."THE answer to the question is: it can do. There is an enormous difference between women whose ovaries are or have been rather lazy, and women...
Your Horoscope With
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 22 You may be half asleep as this week begins.may be half asleep as this week begins. Safer to be tucked up in bed, or wrapped securely in the arms of someone who is like medicine. In truth, you...
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