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Articles from July 4, 2017

Ancelotti Slams Agent Who 'Talks Too Much'
CARLO Ancelotti has hit out at Robert Lewandowski's agent for 'talking too much' amid uncertainty about the striker's long-term future at Bayern Munich.The 28-year-old enjoyed his best ever goalscoring campaign under the Italian last season, scoring...
Anderson Can Put the Frighteners on Proteas
DANE Vilas has warned his South African countrymen they will be facing a 'scary' Jimmy Anderson at Lord's in the first Test.The former Proteas player has been watching the England bowler from close quarters while playing with Lancashire this season.Although...
Best of the Rest
FIRST DATES CHANNEL 4, 10PM TONIGHT'S episode is largely enjoyable for the various reactions to Sherry, 65, as she reveals that she's a dominatrix.Barman Merlin tries his best to maintain normal conversation, but looks largely perplexed and slightly...
Crushed-Spine Mum off to US for Life-Saving Op
A MUM with a rare genetic condition which means her spine is being crushed by the weight of her skull is to undergo life-saving surgery next week.Samantha Smith has raised almost £150,000 to pay for the procedure after a shock diagnosis of Ehlers Danlos...
'Depraved' Mum Jailed after She Groomed Boy, 13
A 'DEPRAVED' mum-of-four who groomed a 13-year-old boy by taking him shopping in her BMW has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.Emma Burton, 35, lavished gifts on the boy, paid for with her husband's company credit card.She bombarded him with Snapchat...
Drugs Baron Has Her £58K Supercar Seized
A DRUG baron's Aston Martin supercar was sold at auction for £58,000 by detectives who smashed her multi-million pound network.Paula White, who masterminded a mail-order trade of so-called 'legal highs' worth around £3m, was jailed for nine years in...
Ed's Habit of Leaving It Late to Seal Deal
ED Woodward's transfer modus operandi is now very clear, and is the reason why there could still be a few new club suits needed to be rushed from the tailors before United's squad fly to America on tour on Sunday.Jose Mourinho will head to a Los Angeles...
'Everything Isn't Fine - Our Lives Have Been Destroyed'
THE life of a victim of horrific sex abuse whose story was told in the BBC's drama and documentary on the Rochdale grooming scandal remains in turmoil, her father has said.Holly - as she was called in the threepart series Three Girls - and her family...
FIVE Things City Boss Guardiola Should Prioritise
PEP Guardiola is not due to be back behind his desk until Monday, when most of his City players also report back for duty.Staff at the City Football Academy are half-expecting the ultra-keen manager to wander back in at some point this week to get his...
Full Squad's Ready for Take off Ahead of the New Season
UNLIKE last year, a near full-strength United squad will assemble in the Manchester Airport departures' lounge when they prepare to fly to California on Sunday.Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Matteo Darmian, David de Gea, Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger...
Gab Needs to Head off Fears over Eye Injury
CITY forward Gabriel Jesus can be forgiven for going easy with his headers in pre-season following his eye injury.But the Brazilian ace has revealed why it isn't the strongest part of his game any way.Jesus recently allayed fears he would need close-season...
Gangland Feuds Result in Gun, Machete and Grenade Attacks
THE shooting came during a two-year spree of gun violence which had put Salford under a national spotlight.Two separate gangland feuds resulted in more than 20 shootings, machete attacks, a grenade attack and the murder of Paul Massey.One erupted after...
Hall of Fame
HE opening scene of a film is hugely significant.It sets the look, tone and plot for the rest of the movie. The same can be said of your home's entrance hall.TOften, the hallway is last on your DIY to-do list. After all, it doesn't have quite the same...
Head into the Blue
Set sail for summer with fresh schemes inspired by stark skies and seaside settings. GABRIELLE FAGAN sources the season's key looksYou can't beat the blues - instead you should embrace them this year, as they're taking the interiors world by storm. Be...
Hearing Loss Linked to Dementia
Shocking research in France has revealed that hearing loss is linked to dementia. A 25 year study has identified that as you age and struggle to hear clearly, social isolation and depression are more likely. This leads to less stimulation of the brain...
Hospital Apologises Three Years after Couple Lose Baby
THE parents of a baby who died because of failings at a hospital trust fear the deaths of other babies may not have been properly investigated.Adam and Hayley Powsney have now received a written apology over their son Joshua's death - more than three...
Hunt for Teen after Knife Raid at Off-Licence
POLICE have launched a manhunt for a teenager they wish to speak to after three off-licence staff were attacked with a knife.Greater Manchester Police have taken the unusual step of naming Myles Moore, 18, last known to be living in Rusholme, who is...
It's Criminal That Police 101 Number Doesn't Work
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukTO Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Chief Constable Ian Hopkins.We are constantly told to ring 101 to contact...
Latest Scholar Greeted at Club by United Legend Cole
BELGIAN teenager Largie Ramazani has joined United on a scholarship contract from League One side Charlton Athletic.The 16-year-old was born in Burundi but began his youth career in Anderlecht's academy before he moved to Charlton to continue his development....
Looming World Cup Could Play into Pep's Hands
VICTORY for Germany on Sunday in the Confederations Cup final elicited the sort of groans across Twitter usually reserved for Brexit mentions.Here was Joachim Low's team, shorn of more than a team full of superstars and yet still with more than enough...
Love Is the Cure as Couple Tie the Knot in Hospital
A HEART attack prompted a man to marry his partner of more than 25 years - the very next day.Philip Pickrick, 82, from Hazel Grove, became seriously ill and was rushed to Stepping Hill Hospital on June 14.After medics told him he had suffered a heart...
Marathon Dad Loses Cancer Fight
AN inspiring dad and runner has died after a long battle with bowel cancer.Ben Ashworth, 38, from Preston, was diagnosed with the disease in 2012 and told he only had months to live.Since then he has run marathons to raise money for charity and increase...
New 'Powerful' Network Will Champion Tech
A 'POWERFUL' new network of tech leaders will be championing the city's digital sector.Influential leaders who have joined up to the Tech Trust Network - part of Manchester Tech Trust (MTT) - include promanchester CEO John Ashcroft, chairman of Urban...
News Rail Staff Make Beeline for a Tattoo
SCORES of rail workers were inked with the worker bee symbol during a mass tattooing session at Manchester Victoria station.Many of the staff were first on the scene after the bomb was detonated in the Manchester Arena concourse on May 22.The worker...
Overweight? You've Got to Be Kidding
Charlie Mee DOMINIC SALTER A MUM says a letter branding her fit and healthy son 'overweight' is 'laughable.' .Katy Mee was sent the letter after son Charlie was checked as part of the National Child Measurement Programme, which takes the height and weight...
Pep's Euro Squad in Balance as He Looks for Fall Guy
CITY boss Pep Guardiola is likely to face another big decision on his Champions League squad - if he signs a foreign centre-back.And if the Blues do land their current transfer targets, it could be midfielder Fernando who is the fall guy to ensure they...
Real Hitman Told to 'Go Where He's Happy' by Ex-Red
FORMER United striker Radamel Falcao has advised James Rodriguez to choose a club which makes him 'happy'.Rodriguez is expected to leave Real Madrid after three years, having been omitted from the Champions League final squad by coach Zinedine Zidane....
Reds to Clock Up Air Miles as Jose Looks to Hit Ground Running
UNITED will travel 15,983 miles this month as Jose Mourinho looks to whip his side into shape.On Sunday, the squad will fly out for the first stage of the club's pre-season programme - a week-long training camp at the UCLA.Mourinho has used his favoured...
Renters Beware
Unscrupulous letting agents are taking advantage of prospective tenants who find getting a roof over their heads has become even tougher.House prices are out of reach for millions, while new regulations forcing lenders to impose further checks on borrowers'...
Revelations from Betrayed Girls
HOW the authorities failed to act on the sexual grooming of vulnerable white girls by gangs of largely Pakistani-heritage men is explored in new BBC documentary The Betrayed Girls.The 90-minute follow-up to acclaimed drama Three Girls delved deep into...
Rooney Will Fly to States Seeking Showdown Talks
WAYNE Rooney is set to fly out with United on Sunday for the club's tour of America - and have talks with manager Jose Mourinho about his future during the 17-day trip.The 31-year-old Reds captain is keen to discover if his playing time will be limited...
Something Bugging You?
Late June is a wonderful time of the gardening year - my home plot is full of flowers and lush green growth. However, among the spectacular displays, there's still work to be done.Inspecting my borders the other evening I came across foliage which was...
Storm Boss Hopes New Arrivals Will Be Big Hit on the Ice
MANCHESTER Storm head coach Ryan Finnerty has backed new signing Ryan Trenz to have a big impact at the club.Trenz joins the Storm following a season with ECHL side Alaska Aces, having also spent four years with Northern Michigan in the NCAA.He now arrives...
Struggling Striker Reveals Talk with Pep before His Spell out on Loan
WILFRIED Bony is still willing to fight for a place under Pep Guardiola ahead of his return to City.The former Swansea striker failed to make the grade at the Etihad under Manuel Pellegrini and was sent out on a season-long loan to Stoke last season.Bony...
The Car Pulled Up, I Heard a Pop, Then I Felt a Burning Sensation in My Torso
A FATHER who was shot after nipping out to buy a carton of milk was a victim of mistake identity, Dale Brierley, 34, was blasted in the chest near his home in Salford.Now a family-of-three - a man, his mother and stepfather - have been jailed for more...
The New Development at Potato Wharf Brings Modern Urban Living to Castlefield
MANCHESTER is a changing city. With the wind at its back, new regional powers and businesses are increasingly making the move up north and the city is biting at the heels of London for its share of economic power.The first modern industrial city, Manchester...
'They've Committed Crimes but They Are Human Too'
RETIRED church minister John is preparing to make the 800 mile round trip from Cornwall to visit his son Mike in a Scottish prison.He desperately wants to forgive his son for his crimes, but is struggling. The 81-yearold says: "I expected him to be an...
Tuck into Some Hip Hop or a Spot of Jane Eyre
TWO new restaurants are set to open in Ancoats - including a chippy with a hip-hop twist.Local street food trader The Hip Hop Chip Shop will open their first permanent restaurant next summer in Sawmill Court.Owner Jonathan Oswald said: "We're going to...
Watson Eyes Strong Finish from Salford
AT the start of the season, the conversation surrounding Salford was more about whether the club could avoid competing in the Middle 8s and a possible repeat of last year's Million Pound Game participation, than achieving any form of real success.But...
We Should Have a Say on Design of New Buildings Says Fire Chief
GREATER Manchester's fire chief has called for a major strengthening of the region's safety rules in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy - regardless of what the government does next.County Fire Officer Peter O'Reilly says the brigade's involvement...
Whereto Rent
Find your next home in this property hotspot Consider Prestwich. Right now you can expect to pay around £450 for a onebedroom apartment, but prices are set to rise...AN INCREASINGLY popular 'hipster hotspot' with plenty of bars and restaurants - and...
Whereto Rent
The M.E.N's top places to find a cracking rental property We made our choices according to the criteria of affordability, availability, amenities and transport links. Guess which areas came out on top...LAST week we shared two areas we think are ideal...
Whole of Manchester Deserves to Win Award
CORONATION Street stars commended Manchester for its resilience following the Arena bombing as they backed the Pride of Britain Awards.Kym Marsh and Jennie McAlpine, who play Michelle and Fiz, broke off from filming to urge people to submit suggestions...
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