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Articles from June 5, 2017

Analysis What We Learned Alex Porter
¦ CARRICK, EVRA AND SEEDORF HAVE STILL GOT IT WHILE most of their team-mates and opponents hung up the boots a few years ago, United heroes Michael Carrick and Patrice Evra kept proving exactly why they are still going into their mid-thirties.ANALYSIS...
An Idyllic Untouched Paradise
FACT FILE: Currency: Euros (€) £1 = €1.18 THE FLIGHT: EasyJet flies direct from Manchester to Halkididki. Flight duration is 3 hours 30, from £152.TIME ZONE: GMT+2hrs BEST TIME TO VISIT: For pleasant temperatures, the best time to visit Halkidiki is...
Ariana Weeps for Fan's Best Friend
A SCHOOLGIRL seriously hurt in the Manchester Arena bomb broke down in tears with Ariana Grande as she told how her best friend had died in the atrocity.Freya Lewis, 14, wept with the pop superstar during an emotional meeting at the Royal Manchester...
Barrage of Bullets as Police Take Three Attackers Down
POLICE fired an 'unprecedented' 50 bullets to kill the three London Bridge terrorists because they believed the attackers were wearing suicide belts, the country's head of counterterrorism said.Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said a member of the...
Bee Mural Gets Whole City Buzzing
IT'S the true Manc tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack, and we think it's the bee's knees.This striking image of 22 Manchester worker bees has been emblazoned on a wall in the Northern Quarter.Each bee, pictured swarming around a honey...
Brave Youngsters Overcome Fears to Watch Hero Ariana
SCHOOLCHILDREN who witnessed the Arena bombing queued in the sunshine and told tales of astonishing bravery, showing millions across the world the true spirit of Manchester.Two little girls caught up in the May 22 atrocity were cheered and clapped as...
'Bring Back Control Orders to Beat Terror'
THERE were calls for the restoration of control orders for terror suspects in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack.Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to review the UK's counterterrorism strategy, with the prospect of enhanced powers for police...
Carrick to Take Break after Day of Emotion
THE VERDICT: UNITED '08 2 CARRICK ALL STARS 2 A CROWD OF 70,000 COME TO OLD TRAFFORD TO SALUTE THE VETERAN MIDFIELDER AS HE SETS HIS SIGHTS ON MORE SILVERWARE NEXT SEASONMICHAEL Carrick has vowed to switch off completely, throw his mobile phone away...
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Derry Looks to the Future
NORTHERN IRELAND'S SECOND CITY HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A FUN-LOVING PLACE THAT STILL OFFERS PLENTY OF HISTORIC INTEREST. MICHAEL MCHUGH SUGGESTS WHAT TO SEE AND DO tr avel report DERRYMY greying rocker guide, Garbhan, does an impromptu wiggle as he...
Dodge the Showers and Soak Up the Spectacular Views
IF you get lucky with the weather there's arguably no better time to visit the Lake District than autumn.Admittedly that's a big if in a part of the world where the heavens can open at any moment.But for my money it's worth the risk because if the meteorological...
Family's Tribute to 'Caring' John
THE family of a Radcliffe man who died in the Manchester Arena terror attack said their lives have been 'shattered beyond belief.' .John Atkinson was one of 22 people killed in the atrocity at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22.The 28-year-old support...
Fan Favourite Nathanial Agrees Deal to Swap Dale for Bluebirds
NATHANIEL Mendez-Laing will leave Rochdale this summer to join Championship side Cardiff City.His deal at the Crown Oil Arena expires on July 1, with Mendez-Laing now opting to make the switch to the Bluebirds.The 25-year-old originally joined Keith...
Fund for Victims Now Hits £10M
THE emergency fund set up to help families affected by the bomb attack has reached the £10m mark.Thousands of generous individuals and organisations have given to the fund, less than two weeks after the M.E.N. launched a crowdfunding page in the hours...
Group Tackling Arena Trauma Pledge to Help Latest Victims
A GROUP inspired by the tragic events at the Manchester Arena says it has become the country's only emergency first response unit for psychological trauma.Members of MA 17 were at the One Love Manchester event offering counselling to anyone affected...
Injured Millie at Benefit Gig in Wheelchair
A COURAGEOUS schoolgirl still in a wheelchair after being injured in the Manchester Arena bomb says being at the One Love Manchester concert 'meant the world to her.' .Millie Mitchell, 14, was hit by shrapnel at the original Ariana Grande concert, spent...
Island Homecoming for the Body of Victim Eilidh
THE body of Manchester terror victim Eilidh MacLeod arrived back in her tiny Scottish island community ahead of the first funeral to come from the attack.A small chartered plane landed at Traigh Mhor beach runway on the remote island of Barra in the...
Lions Take Derby Points against Oldham
SWINTON overcame OLDHAM to pick up two vital points in the derby clash at Heywood Road.It was a very even opening between two sides in desperate need of a victory, but it was the home side that eventually broke the deadlock 20 minutes into the game when...
Local School Choir Melts the Hearts of the Entire World
ON an emotional night, it was perhaps the most moving moment.Natasha Seth, a schoolgirl at Parrs Wood High School, reduced the thousands inside the stadium and at home to tears as she and the school choir took to the stage to perform Ariana Grande's...
London Attack NOT Linked to Manchester, Says May
PRIME Minister Theresa May has said there is 'far too much tolerance of extremism in our country' - in a reaction to the London terror attack, where said it is not connected to the Manchester Arena bombing.Speaking outside Downing Street on Sunday in...
Manchester, Your Bravery Is Our Hope
THE world's biggest music stars focused the eyes of the world on Manchester last night, but it was the city's unbreakable spirit that ultimately stole the show.Manchester was centre stage for all the right reasons as Ariana Grande made her emotional...
Mum Who Shielded Son 'On Pins' at Concert
A MUM said she was 'on pins' at the One Love concert after having to dive over her son to protect him during the Manchester Arena attack.Anne Marie Iaban and her son Brandon, 12, from Oldham, were unharmed following the attack at the May 22 concert.Brandon...
Music Magpie Snaps Up Move to Stockport
STOCKPORT'S growing digital sector just got bigger.Music Magpie, a Europe-wide reselling service, has signed up for 10,118 sq ft at the town's Stockport Exchange office development.The 10 year lease with Muse Developments means only one floor remains...
My Thanks to the Kind People of This City
I WANT to thank the people of Manchester, the city of my birth, for the wonderful response after the terrible events in Manchester on May 22.My beautiful 16-year-old granddaughter was at the concert with a friend. The ticket was a birthday present and...
News /New Routes to Dusseldorf
NEW routes from Leeds Bradford Airport to Dusseldorf have been announced.Flybe has announced an expansion of its 2017 to 2018 winter schedule with a brand new route to Dusseldorf from Leeds Bradford Airport, with up to six flights a week.Seats are available...
News /Rescued Snakes Arrive at Sea Life
SEA Life Manchester has added some new additions to its growing family of creatures.The centre has taken in a nest of snakes, which came from the Brighton RSPCA Reptile Rescue after being abandoned by their owners.The nest, which includes Royal Pythons...
News /Research Centre Is Turned into Fund-Raising Holiday Homes
AN historic scientific research centre which was destroyed by the Cumbrian floods has been transformed into beautiful holiday homes.Mitchell Wyke Bay, which formed part of the Freshwater Biological Association's (FBA) research site at Far Sawrey, had...
News /Will Your Review Bring Legal Trouble?
THIS is how to avoid getting into legal trouble when posting negative reviews online.Restaurant customer Sarah Gardner recently found herself threatened with legal action by the owner, after posting a negative review on TripAdvisor.More and more people...
Now Mourinho's Goal Is to Sign a Number 9
WHERE would Antoine Griezmann have played at Manchester United? Once an inevitability, it is now a mere fantasy after a tiresome transfer saga finally came to a head in the space of a few hours on Thursday.Apart from the odd Champions League knockout...
Old Devil Returns to Haunt Watson's Men
FORMER Red Devil Mason Caton-Brown came back to haunt his former employers, scoring a hat-trick as Wakefield beat Salford at the AJ Bell Stadium.The home side looked to have the game won in the closing stages, but two late Trinity tries took the result...
Pep Sure He Can Capture Defender Target This Time
PEP Guardiola missed not one but two targets last year as he looked to bring in a centre-back at City.Aymeric Laporte changed his mind at the 11th hour and stayed at Athletic Bilbao while Leonardo Bonucci continued at Serie A champions Juventus.A defender...
Popstars Sing in One Voice. All You Need Is Love
THE world's biggest popstars pledged their allegiance to Manchester during the incredibly emotional One Love benefit gig.Stars from across the globe stood side by side with Ariana Grande to show their love for the city and pay tribute to those killed...
Red Rose Are Bowled over by Yorkshire
LANCASHIRE suffered a resounding three-day defeat against Yorkshire at Headingley.The Red Rose slipped from 141 for four overnight in their second innings to 209 all out, setting a victory target of just 60 half-an hour before lunch.Yorkshire, for whom...
Rob's Sculpture Is Lasting Tribute to Our Tragic 22
THE man behind the incredible sculpture in St Ann's Square is a joiner from Bury whose passion for art led him to create a beautiful tribute to those killed in the Manchester Arena bombing.Rob Lewis, a joiner from Radcliffe, Bury, decided to create something...
Singer Meets Grieving Families
ARIANA also met with some of the families of those who died in the terror attack.It is understood the meeting happened at a secret location on Friday.Dan Hett, brother of Coronation Street megafan Martyn Hett, who died in the blast, tweeted a photo of...
Singer's Tears after Meeting Mum of Terror Attack Victim
ARIANA Grande told of the emotional moment she met with the mum of one of the children killed at her Manchester Arena concert.The singer, 23, described meeting Charlotte Campbell, whose 15-year-old daughter Olivia was one of the 22 people who lost their...
Skipper Wants Finals Flourish at World Cup
THE 2018 World Cup motivated Vincent Kompany's return from injury - and it could give him more time at City.After another injury-plagued season, Kompany - who missed Euro 2016 last summer - fought his way back into contention under Pep Guardiola and...
Sterling Delighted by 'Uncle Yaya' Deal
RAHEEM Sterling admits it will be a pleasure to continue to share the pitch with 'Uncle Yaya' - after the Ivorian signed a new one-year extension at City.The 34-year-old was the only one of City's six free agents to sign a new deal after a stunning comeback...
THE British Soap Awards May Have Taken Place [...]
THE British Soap Awards may have taken place in Coronation Street's back yard, but Emmerdale was the big winner.The Yorkshire-set soap scooped six awards at the glittering ceremony, including the Best Soap gong, at The Lowry theatre in Salford.The show's...
THE Manchester Bee Was the Biggest [...]
THE Manchester bee was the biggest style statement on the British Soap Awards red carpet as the nation's soap stars paid their tributes to the victims of the Manchester terror attack.The bee has become a symbol of unity for the city after the atrocity...
The Orient Excess
ALEX HIBBERT SAMPLES HONG KONG'S GLORIOUS ASSAULT ON THE SENSES AND ENJOYS THE LIFE OF LUXURY AT THE OPULENT KERRY HOTEL tr avel report HONG KONGPHILOSOPHER Aristotle said 'adventure is worthwhile', and it's a sentiment which always struck a chord with...
Two Men Arrested as Officers Raid Home and Close-Off Petrol Station
POLICE raided a house in Moss Side in the early hours of the yesterday after arresting a man in connection with the terror attack on Manchester Arena.The 20-year-old was detained when officers sealed off a Texaco petrol station on Cheetham Hill Road...
United Rated
VAN DER SAR The Ajax director still looks like he could have played in goal for the Dutch club in Stockholm in Europa League final. 9 Brown The hardest man in all the town can still throw his weight around just as well as Damien Duff and Marcos Senna....
United Set Sights on £100M Bale after Cooling on Antoine
UNITED could contemplate an audacious move for Gareth Bale after their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann all but ended.M.E.N. Sport understands United cooled their interest in Griezmann partly because they would prefer to spend a lavish fee on a more teamfocused...
Varane Could Have Joined United. If It Wasn't for Zidane
RAPHAEL Varane has admitted he considered joining Manchester United last year.Jose Mourinho beat United to sign Varane while he was Real Madrid coach in 2011 and the Portuguese was keen to reunite with the 24-year-old France international following his...
Vin Will Be Pleased When It's All Quiet on Injury Front
VINCENT Kompany admits the "best feeling ever" will be when he is able to walk through the media zone and not be asked about his injury problems.The 31-year-old started City's final eight games of the season after struggling for fitness for much of Pep...
'We Will Make Pep Happy Next Season'
PEP Guardiola is 'not happy at all in himself' after his first year at City - but Yaya Toure is expecting a much better showing next season.The Catalan led the Blues to a third-place finish in the Premier League, but did not win a trophy for the first...
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