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Articles from September 6, 2017

£20M Backing for Call of Duty Animation Firm
CUBIC Motion, cutting edge creator of characters for video games including Hellblade and Call of Duty, has received up to £20m backing as it targets global expansion.The digital animation company is best known for its technology which gives a human face...
Acid Attack 'Melts' Car
THIS image shows a car 'sizzling and melting' after it was doused in acid.The chemical caused the paintwork to burn off and smoke to billow from the vehicle following the incident outside Tesco Superstore, on Burnage Lane.Owner Alan Haider, who works...
City Fans Still Talk about the Overhead Kick
The 1970s were a memorable decade for football in Manchester. Last week we focused on United's triumphs and torments. This week it's the turn of Manchester City...T'S fair to say Manchester City entered the 1970s on something of a high.ILeicester had...
City 'Tarnished' by Drug Rule Oversight
CITY are planning to appoint someone to monitor the whereabouts of players in order to avoid any more breaches of antidoping rules, the club's doctor has revealed.The Blues were fined £35,000 in January for breaking rules which state clubs must provide...
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Developer's Homes Plan at Former Sewage Site Resurfaces
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 250 houses on the site of a former sewage works have been relaunched.Bellway Homes and United Utilities are hoping to develop 40 acres of the old Swinton wastewater treatment works and surrounding land.A new community park...
Europe's Old Guard Must Stop Whining
get used to it barca, city are playing on the big stage and are going to carry on spending COMMENTBARCELONA accusing ANYONE of distorting the football transfer market is hypocrisy on a breathtaking scale.It is right up there with Graeme Souness calling...
Festival Will Be Tripping the Light Fantastic!
A NEW sound and visual arts festival is set to light up Bury, featuring huge award-winning interactive installations.Enlighten Bury takes place from October 20-21 with an array of interactive light and sound exhibits that will bring the streets, venues,...
HALL OF FAME Dora Bryan
BELIEVE it or not, Oldham actress Dora Bryan got her name from a box of matches!Noel Coward said she needed a stage name so she chose Bryant from a box of Bryant and May matches lying on the table.A typographical error knocked the last letter off her...
'Having My Little Cousin with Me Meant I Went into Survival Mode'
JENNIFER Howarth has relived the night of the terror attack and how she and her younger cousin fled the Arena.Jenny, 19, and 13-year-old Jodie had been getting ready to leave the Ariana Grande concert when the bomb went off.Her quick thinking meant the...
How I Survived Arena Bomb Using Handbag
A WOMAN who nearly bled to death after being hit by shrapnel from the blast at the Manchester Arena saved her own life by tying a handbag strap around her leg.Josie Howarth was in hospital for five weeks following the attack in May, which also left her...
'Inspirational' Councillor Found Dead
AN 'inspirational' councillor who worked 'tirelessly' to improve the quality of life for people in Salford has been found dead at his home.The sudden death of highlyrespected Paul Longshaw, the city's housing boss, has stunned colleagues.He had recently...
Juice Carton Helped Catch Chocolate Gang
burglars who stole £16,000 of mars, cadbury and nestle bars jailed thanks to dna found on capri sun drinkA BURGLAR was caught after stealing £16,000 worth of chocolate - because he helped himself to a Capri Sun during a raid.The 16-year-old, who cannot...
Layla-Rose Spent Hours in Hospital, but Doctors Didn't Spot the Signs of Meningitis
DOCTORS thought a little girl who died from meningitis was suffering with just 'bruises' instead of a rash, a damning report has revealed.Layla-Rose Ermenekli, six, was rushed to Royal Oldham Hospital on February 3 with a high temperature, headache and...
Let Unique Home Unlock Your Heart
IT looks like a rambling house in the country, but in fact it's surrounded by bars right in the centre of Manchester.The lock keeper's cottage in Castlefield has a fascinating history - and it's now up for rent again.It is believed to be the only detached...
March towards Safe Standing Gathers Pace
MUST are keen to see safe standing at Old Trafford, with the introduction of rail seats just like at Celtic (inset) UNITED are warming to the idea of introducing safe standing at Old Trafford if and when Government legislation allows the introduction...
Motty Calls It a (Match of the) Day
LONG-SERVING commentator John Motson will end his 50-year association with the BBC when he leaves the broadcaster at the end of the season.The 72-year-old, a veteran of 10 World Cups and more than 200 England matches, will call time on an eventful BBC...
Mum Bites Bouncer in Bar Brawl
A MUM has been jailed for mauling two bouncers during a drunken brawl in a bar - and then returning to the venue to hurl a vodka bottle through the front window.Doormen were forced to intervene when Evonne McCleary, 41, became embroiled in a bust-up...
New Neighbours Are Strutting Their Stuff
TWO peacocks have been ruffling feathers after suddenly appearing in a quiet residential street.The birds showed up at the Prestwich home of Hugh and Christine MacLeod on Monday and have been hanging around their garden and perching on the kitchen roof...
Our Brexit Expectations Are Anything but Great
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukSPEAKING for the EU an exasperated Michel Barnier has urged Britain to undergo a long overdue 'educational process' to...
'Poor' Attendance Led to Sack
MANCHESTER Labour Party has hit back furiously at claims a high-profile Muslim councillor was sacked for being outspoken - instead blaming her 'extremely poor' campaigning and attendance record.The M.E.N. revealed how Hulme councillor Amina Lone - who...
Raheem's Award for Sterling Shows
RAHEEM Sterling has been named City's player of the month for August.The Blues winger has come in for widespread criticism in the past week after being hauled off at half-time of England's win in Malta, and dropped for their game against Slovakia on...
Ruud Backs Marcus the Marksman
RUUD van Nistelrooy expects Marcus Rashford to flourish now United have become a creative side again.England's match-winning World goal hero against Slovakia suffered last term as the Reds struggled for goals.His debut campaign burst of eight goals in...
Time Now Right for Return of the Terraces
BRING back the Kippax … but with rails.The return of standing areas to English football has been a sensitive issue ever since the Hillsborough tragedy - and understandably so.But the time is now right to recognise that modern rail seating areas are not...
Travellers: We Could Be in Hospital Car Park for Five Years
A FAMILY of travellers who took over a piece of land outside a hospital where one of them is being treated have joked they could remain there for five years.The group, from the Republic of Ireland, are living in vans in a fenced off area just outside...
United Boss Dons Gloves for Spell as Goalie in the Grenfell Charity Match
JOSE Mourinho 'went out of his way' to speak to survivors and firefighters involved in Saturday's Game4Grenfell - having only confirmed his involvement 24 hours previously.The United boss came on for David James midway through the secondhalf of the charity...
United Snap Up 'Valuable' Spanish Teen from Espanyol
UNITED have completed the signing of Spain youth international Arnau Puigmal from Espanyol.Puigmal, 16, signed his United contract with the rest of the club's new academy recruits in July but has had to wait for international clearance.Although the club...
United to Beef Up Security at Carrington Training Base
UNITED have announced plans to beef up security at their training ground.The Reds are proposing a range of new security measures at their 44-hectare Carrington base in Trafford including 11ft high gates, new automatic lift barriers, bollards and modifying...
'Woman Killed One Lover and Attacked Another'
A VIOLENT and controlling woman allegedly attacked two of her lovers repeatedly, killing one and beating another so badly her own family couldn't recognise her, a court heard.Becky Reid, 32, is standing trial accused of murder and causing grievous bodily...
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