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Articles from June 21, 2017

A Garden Fit for a Hero
THERE'S a lot to be said for the winning combination a trowel and spade, a few hardworking volunteers - and Alan Titchmarsh. The ever-cheerful gardener is back with a new series of this greenfingered version of DIY: SOS.Each week Alan surprises someone...
AGUERO: I Will See out My Contract at City
By JAMES ROBSON james.robson@men-news.co.uk @JAMESROBSONMEN SERGIO Aguero insists his future lies at City - despite Pep Guardiola's pursuit of Alexis Sanchez.As revealed by M.E.N. Sport last month, Guardiola wants Sanchez and Aguero in his squad next...
All Change at Macc Is a Good Thing for Club Says Fitzpatrick
MACCLESFIELD Town defender David Fitzpatrick believes an overhaul of the team may help the club moving forward.Fitzpatrick recently committed his future to the Moss Rose after putting pen to paper on a deal that keeps him at the club until next season.He...
Alves Target of Maradona Rant after War of Words
CITY are inching towards a deal for Juventus defender Dani Alves - but not everybody is a fan.The 34-year-old has upset Argentina legend Diego Maradona with his comments about his infamous 'Hand of God' goal.Alves, who has reportedly agreed a two-year...
Beautiful Words for Tragic Ellen, 18
THE boyfriend of tragic Ellen Higginbottom has written touchingly about their relationship in a beautiful tribute to her.The 18-year-old was found dead in the Orrell Water Park area of Wigan at around 2.30am on Saturday.Ellen was reported missing by...
Best of the Rest
ACKLEY BRIDGE CHANNEL 4, 8PM MORE soap opera drama from the series about a multi-cultural Yorkshire school.And it's all love, lust and bad behaviour - with seemingly no regard for any moral compass on the part of either the teachers or the pupils.Missy...
Cabbie Hails Good Samaritan
A TAXI driver has spoken of his gratitude after a Good Samaritan returned his bank cards, documents and holiday money after he left them on an airport trolley.Steve Atkinson felt like he was 'going to have a heart attack' when he realised he had left...
Chilling Threat to Lawyer by £75K Blackmail Plotter
A PENNILESS gardener sent a chilling extortion threat to a Cheshire lawyer after becoming envious of his successful lifestyle.Eamonn Dunne, 50, received a letter demanding cash to be dropped off in a sports bag or his family and friends would be harmed.He...
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Council Chief Quits Day before He Faces Disciplinary Hearing
BURY council's chief executive has quit the day before he was due to a face a disciplinary hearing.Mike Owen handed in his resignation with effect from midnight on Sunday.He was due before a disciplinary panel on Monday along with two other officers.Mr...
Davies Fires Up Lancashire with His Third Century
ALEX Davies scored his third century of the season as Lancashire set up an intriguing final two days of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Hampshire at Emirates Old Trafford.The wicketkeeper missed most of last season with a serious knee...
Developers in Appeal over Plans for Derelict Pub Site
By BETH ABBIT beth.abbit@menmedia.co.uk @BethAbbit DEVELOPERS hoping to transform an historic south Manchester pub have put in an appeal after plans for the site were turned down.The Britannia Group wants to convert The Tatton Arms, in Northenden, into...
Gearing Up for Festival of Sport and Live Music
FAMILY festival GoFest launches in Manchester for the first time this weekend, bringing two days of sport, dance and live entertainment.More than 40 activities are taking place over the weekend with masterclasses from top sports clubs including Sale...
Homeless John Is Such a Kind Sole
A HOMELESS man came to the rescue when a diner was turned away from a fancy restaurant because he was wearing sandals.Akbar Badshah was supposed to be celebrating his wife's birthday - and also breaking his fast on the first day of Ramadan.Akbar and...
Ibrahimovic Has Had Offers from around the World
ZLATAN Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola has claimed the striker has 'many offers from the US and beyond'.The 35-year-old is due to become a free agent next month when his contract ends at United.He suffered a cruciate knee injury during the Reds' Europa...
IT WAS Quite the [...]
IT WAS quite the family outing for Manchester's showbiz Thomas clan - with three generations heading out in the city centre to celebrate Father's Day.Former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas and his younger twin brothers, Emmerdale's Adam and Love Island...
Kompany Thanks the Fans for Helping Him Return to His Very Best for Blues
VINCENT Kompany has credited City fans' love for the underdog as a big factor in his amazing return to action.Many people thought the Blues skipper's career was finished when he suffered more injury woes in Pep Guardiola's first season after two years...
'Liv Was a Unique Soul. So Kind and Beautiful'
A BRAVE teenager who was badly injured in the Manchester Arena terror attack spoke of 'unique soul' Olivia Campbell-Hardy as he paid a touching tribute to his friend at her funeral.Adam Lawler was at the Ariana Grande concert with Olivia - who was one...
Mangala Close to Joining French Side
ELIAQUIM Mangala is closing in on a move to Lyon after arriving in the French city yesterday.The City defender has been pictured outside the Ligue 1 club's training ground, and it is hoped that a deal, worth up to £18m, will be tied up in the next 24...
Man Left 13 Snakes to Die without Any Food or Water
A MAN has avoided jail after being found guilty of causing the death of a number of snakes by leaving them for weeks without food and water.Lee William James, 31, was keeping the reptiles locked in cages without food and water, a court was told.The RSPCA...
Moment That Changed the Face of English Football Forever
NOBODY thought that a collision between two players when Bury played Sunderland in a Second Division league match in 1962 would change the world of football forever.But it did. The Bury player was goalkeeper Chris Harker and the Sunderland player was...
Morata Would Be a Bargain, Even at £79M
UNITED want Alvaro Morata - but not at Real Madrid's asking price of £79m.A differential of around £20m in the two clubs' valuation has proved the biggest stumbling block in Jose Mourinho's bid to install the striker as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's replacement...
Mourinho's Squad Is Already Taking Shape
THE transfer window is yet to officially open, Cristiano Ronaldo is being linked with United again and only Victor Lindelof has arrived, but Jose Mourinho's squad for his second season is already starting to take shape.Mourinho agreed with Ed Woodward...
No U-Turn for Pep over Aubameyang
PEP Guardiola is pressing ahead with his bid to sign Alexis Sanchez, despite the availability of long-time target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The City manager has ruled out a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Aubameyang, who he tried to bring to the Etihad...
Our Paul Was the Life and Soul ... without Him We're Just Numb
THE heartbroken mother of a teenager who drowned in a reservoir has told how she begged him not to go swimming.Paul Lawson, 16, died on Monday night at Greenbooth Reservoir in Rochdale. It is understood the college student was swimming with pals at the...
Our Spirit Will Always Be Shining Through
THE Great Get Together event in Manchester city centre on Friday was a tremendous celebration of all that is good about Manchester, so I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a success.The event was inspired by the memory...
Police Urge Businesses to Retain CCTV
POLICE chiefs have issued a plea to businesses to retain CCTV records for longer following the Manchester Arena attack - in the hope they could foil further terrorist atrocities.Speaking of the investigation into bomber Salman Abedi, Detective Superintendent...
Radio Star Becky Ties the Knot
BBC Radio Manchester star Becky Want has married her long-term love Toby Gladstone - after an incredible 35 years after they first met at university.The couple became friends when studying at Bristol University in the early 1980s and had dated for six...
Real Chief Says Madrid Have Ended Their Chase of De Gea
REAL Madrid president Florentino Perez has indicated the club will not attempt to sign United goalkeeper David de Gea in the summer.M.E.N. Sport revealed last month the Reds were confident De Gea would stay - and reports in Spain recently suggested Madrid...
Residents' Shock over Bomb Squad at House
A HOUSE raided by police remained cordoned off yesterday after a stash of guns and possible explosives were discovered.Officers forced entry to the house on Newton Hall Road in Hyde, Tameside, and said they found 'a large number of guns, ammunition'...
Rising Stars Get Festival Boost
ORGANISERS of a festival for youngsters have thanked the council for not being party poopers after it has been allowed to go ahead as planned.Concerns had been raised that the B Music and Food Festival, in Woodbank Park, Offerton, Stockport, would disturb...
Rooney's Back in Training, but Exit Door Still Looms
WAYNE Rooney has returned to training early with his United career at a crossroads.The England forward has got back to work ahead of the majority of his team-mates as he bids to hit the ground running for the new season.But it remains unclear whether...
Sharks Add Aussie Star as Diamond Bolsters His Back Options
SALE Sharks have signed Australia international James O'Connor on a three-year deal from Toulon.The 26-year-old utility back, who was suspended by the French club in February for drug offences but has since returned to action, becomes the Sharks' latest...
Stars Make Beeline to Help Charity Fund
SOME of the biggest names in Manchester's music scene and beyond have signed a painting being auctioned off for those bereaved or injured in last month's terror attack.Elbow, Johnny Marr, Peter Hook, Clint Boon, Dave Haslam and The 1975 have all added...
Teachers on Strike over Uni Job Cuts
TEACHING staff have been out in force to protest a slew of redundancies at Manchester Metropolitan University.Union members are taking part in two days of strikes after university chiefs announced they will be closing the Crewe campus.The site is due...
Tosin Aiming for First Team after New Deal
TOSIN Adarabioyo has committed his future to City by signing a new four-year deal.And the the 19-year-old defender has vowed to join the fight for firstteam places - and aims to follow in the footsteps of his mentor Vincent Kompany by wearing the captain's...
Two Arrested in Hunt for Killer of Teen Stabbed in Street Fight
A TEENAGER who died after being stabbed in a street fight has been named locally as Karl Harrison.A murder probe has been launched after the 19-year-old was killed in an 'altercation' on Bradley Avenue in Lower Kersal, Salford, on Monday night.Mr Harrison,...
When the First Man in Space Dropped in on Our Sir Bernard
THE space race came to Manchester in July 1961 when Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin warmly shook hands with scientist Sir Bernard Lovell in the Town Hall.It was the height of the Cold War and Gagarin had become an overnight sensation following the Vostok...
Woodward MUST Bring Ronaldo Back to Reds at Any Price Say Legends
UNITED are being urged to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, no matter what it costs.The World Player of the Year has set Reds fans' pulses racing after it was revealed he wants to quit Real Madrid and Spain.The 32-year-old - who won three...
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