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Articles from July 27, 2017

22 Friends Who Will Be Forever in Our Hearts
dreamt ONE night in Manchester, when joy turned to horror, tragically united in their fates.Those who died came from different walks of life and from as far afield as the Hebrides; schoolchildren, students, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, working...
£235,000 Stolen from Hospice after Scam Phone Call
BURY Hospice has had £235,000 stolen after fraudsters called up pretending to be from a bank.Staff were 'shocked and sickened' after noticing that the hospice, which provides care for terminally ill people, had money missing from its accounts.It is understood...
Are These the Most Annoying Buzzwords You Hear in the Office?
BEING asked to 'touch base' to talk about a 'game changer' so you can 'pick it up and run with it' are among the most annoying office jargon, a study shows.Research by Glassdoor revealed some of the ridiculous so-called buzzwords used by workers and...
Best of the Rest
INSIDE THE LONDON FIRE BRIGADE ITV, 9PM IN this gritty documentary, firefighters who tackled the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze speak candidly for the first time about their terrifying experiences on that tragic night.When the disaster struck last...
Bitcoin Genius Kicked Council Worker in Bottom in Row over Trees
A MATHS genius who helped start the Bitcoin phenomenon attacked council workers who came to stop him having trees cut down, kicking one in the bottom.Andrew Bellew, 48, also slapped the two enforcement officers in the face with a single sheet of paper...
Church Paedophile 'Questioned' Victims
VICTIMS of a convicted paedophile were made to attend a Jehovah's Witness meeting where they were interrogated by the man who abused them, a Charity Commission investigation has found.Back in 2014, the M.E.N. revealed how three women who complained Jehovah's...
City Economy Growing 'Faster Than London's'
Region is growing faster than London THE economy of Greater Manchester has grown faster than London's in the three years since the Northern Powerhouse initiative was launched, according to new research.Law firm Irwin Mitchell's UK Powerhouse report,...
Danilo's the Real Deal When It Comes to Staying Strong If the Going Gets Tough
DANILO wasn't the first choice right-back for City this summer and probably won't be first choice for them next season.However, two weeks after Dani Alves put the Blues on the back foot by choosing PSG at the 11th hour, it appears as though it will be...
Dark Deeds and Familiar Faces in This Lake District
DETECTIVE Robin Griffin has left her fiancé at the altar, she's drinking too much and she howls in her sleep. So not doing that well then.Yes Elisabeth Moss, who is also absolutely knocking it out of the park right now in The Handmaid's Tale, is back...
Drug Baron's Ex-Wife Spared Jail by Judge
A DRUG baron's partner who lived the high life has avoided jail after telling a judge she knew nothing about his criminal empire.Rachael Duffy, 37, drove a Porsche, joined an expensive gym, lived in a £450,000 mansion and enrolled her two children at...
Earthquake Was like a Hundred Demolition Balls Hitting Building
MEMBERS of a Greater Manchester family have spoken about the terrifying moment they were caught up in the Turkish earthquake.Carol Wardle and her family were forced to flee their Bodrum hotel rooms after a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck in the Aegean...
Factory Arts Centre Cost Soars by £1.6M
MANCHESTER town hall is having to spend an extra £1.6m changing the designs of the city's new 'Guggenheim of the North' - after finding its theatre, orchestra pit and building facades were not fit for purpose.The £110m Factory arts centre is set to be...
Family's Terror as Yobs Set Fire to Wheelie Bins
A MUM has described the terrifying moment arsonists torched wheelie bins and the flames spread towards her house.Jo Woods, her husband Tom and two-year-old daughter were woken up by a neighbour banging on the front door of their house on Eyet Street,...
Guardiola's £49M New Boy to Miss Start of the Season
CITY new boy Benjamin Mendy is set to miss the start of the season with a minor thigh problem.The £49m buy from Monaco missed the beginning of his pre-season training with his old club after picking up a strain - and his omission from French side's flight...
Gundogan: Make No Mistake, We Will Be Better This Season
ILKAY Gundogan has vowed City will cut out the mistakes which cost them so dearly last season.The Blues ended the campaign with seven home draws, many of them due to individual or collective failures, as the team adapted to Pep Guardiola's style of play.But...
Herrera and Mata Injury Boost for Mourinho
JUAN Mata and Ander Herrera 'will probably' return to action against Valerenga on Sunday, according to United boss Jose Mourinho . Mata picked up an ankle injury in the 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake last week while Herrera went off with a hip problem against...
Hundreds Gather to Say Farewell to Superstar Saffie
AS treasured family album photos of Saffie-Rose Roussos flashed up on screens during her funeral service at Manchester Cathedral, her father Andrew stood up and planted a gentle kiss on her coffin. He was saying good-bye to his 'superstar' daughter -...
'I Don't Want to Be the New Drogba, I Just Want to Be Me.'
ROMELU Lukaku insists he wants to 'create my own history' at United as he looks to step out of his idol Didier Drogba's shadow.The Ivorian acted as the 24-year-old's mentor while he was at Chelsea and the pair sat beside each other in the dressing room.Given...
Imagine How Good Sane Will Be Now He Can Breathe!
LEROY Sane has explained how a nose problem meant he sometimes struggled to breathe during games for City last season.Sane missed out on winning the Confederations Cup with Germany earlier this month as he chose to undergo an operation to correct the...
Klopp Hits out at Mourinho over Champions League
LIVERPOOL coach Jurgen Klopp has taken a swipe at Jose Mourinho and claimed he's not interested in what he has to say.The United manager suggested Liverpool could find this season more difficult than the previous campaign because they have to juggle...
Leesa Sleep Raises Funds for Expansion
A LUXURY mattress start-up, launched by a Manchester entrepreneur, has raised £17.6m to expand its product line.Leesa Sleep, which donates mattresses to poor families, raised the money in a round led by One Better Ventures, an investment company led...
Life Is Hectic. Do Things That'll Make You Happy
WITH his weekly magazine show, Sunday Brunch not to mention his restaurants to run, cookbooks to write and young family to look after, Simon Rimmer has a lot on his plate - pardon the pun.Yet the trim chef always looks the picture of health when interviewing...
Lingard Is One of the Big Winners on Tour of States
"ONE goal and he does an interview," Jose Mourinho hissed as he crept into shot for Jesse Lingard's big moment in front of the cameras.While the exchange was a little awkward, there was a telling moment when he got the Warrington lad in a headlock.Knowing...
#Me&myjob
What made you want to get into this line of work? Acting was always a hobby of mine through high school and university - I studied in Lancaster for a degree in Business Management.Upon graduating in 2009 and moving to Manchester in the height of the...
Moment of Terror for Mum and Baby as Car Is Rammed by 'Thieves'
Police in Rosevale Avenue, Burnage A MUM has spoken of her horror after a suspected stolen car that was being chased by police rammed into the vehicle she and her baby were in.Thirty-year-old Rachel McCormick was getting a lift with her neighbour when...
Nine Men Jailed for Fighting in the Stands
ALL four United defendants admitted affray after handing themselves in following a public appeal in the M.E.N. Bullock, Silverwood and Garner were banned from football matches for six years, while Ginocchio received a 10-year ban.? A scaffolder in the...
Pallister: Be Patient, Shaw Will Come Good at United
LUKE Shaw is the only question mark in Jose Mourinho's defence next season.That's the view of former United centre-back Gary Pallister, who believes the new manager has built a strong defensive unit with the additions of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly...
Pals Honoured for Helping Distressed Woman in Street
TWO off-duty hospital staff have been given a police award after coming to the aid of a distraught woman on their way home from work.Mary-Kate Gilmartin and Irene White had finished their shift at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital when, in the Piccadilly...
Pep Shows 'Journalist' Neville Who's the Boss
PEP Guardiola has handed Gary Neville a classic put-down over the former United player's snipe at City starlet Phil Foden.The Blues boss was asked about Neville's jibe that 17-year-old Foden - who looked excellent against United in a pre-season friendly...
Pogba Can Be My Red Leader Mourinho:
JOSE Mourinho believes Paul Pogba's importance at United increased after Zlatan Ibrahimovic succumbed to injury.The striker ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Anderlecht in April, but the Swede's absence from the United team was offset by...
Police Face Inquiry after Armed Siege
AN armed siege which lasted almost 26 hours until officers stormed a house will be investigated by the police's internal standards branch.A man locked himself inside a property on Pemberton Way, Shaw, with a woman and two children at around 3.15am on...
Pupils Sing for Harmony in World
YOUNGSTERS joined voices to promote diversity during a special unity concert in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing.Children from Cavendish Community Primary School in West Didsbury gave a moving rendition of the Oasis classic 'Don't Look Back In...
Robbers Hold Weapon to Head of Bookies Worker
CCTV footage captured the moment a weapon wrapped in a plastic bag was held against a staff member's head during a robbery at a bookmakers.The terrified worker was shoved around by a masked man wielding an unseen weapon as a colleague handed over wads...
Rom's Luk Is in after Nightmare at Chelsea
ROMELU Lukaku's first encounter with United was not a happy one.Having been demoted to Chelsea's reserves just months after his bigmoney move from Anderlecht, the confident teenager ended the season strongly with a flurry of goals in 2012.And, while...
Sherry Lovers Will Flok to New Bar
SHERRY specialists Flok are now open in the Northern Quarter, serving Spanish vermut on draught and a huge range of fortified wines.The space was formerly a picture framing and gift store called Incognito, current owner Martin Hennin decided to change...
Sitting on a Fortune!
AN entrepreneur who never went to high school is on her way to making her first million after launching a sofa business.Mum-of-three Maddison Santamaria started company, Love My Sofa, 10 months ago while on maternity leave.Her success comes despite her...
Spending Is Going off the Rails with HS2
AT a time when our national deficit is still rising - last month borrowing an eye-watering £6.9bn - the government has committed to increased spending on healthcare, defence and overseas aid.Yet it beggars belief that the government has also committed...
Surfers Paradise Star Now Enjoying His Life as a Shark
IN the cafeteria of Sale's Carrington training base, the club's long time media man Dave Swanton is chatting over a brew about 'how it used to be'.When Sale were the best club in England, Swanny had the job of fending journalists off prize scoops with...
The Moors the Merrier
ABOUT 15 years ago we moved into a village on the edge of the West Pennine Moors.Like many towns and villages in Lancashire and Greater Manchester the moors dominate the scenery.From The Lancashire Wildlife Trust's reserves in Salford, Wigan and Bolton,...
The Real Housewives of Cheshire [...]
THE Real Housewives of Cheshire favourite Ampika Pickston was rocking a Kardashian-style braided hairstyle as she headed to a launch event in Hale.The glam beauty entrepreneur showed off a sun-kissed glow and a new hairdo following a recent trip to the...
'The Worst Stadium Violence in Years.'
FOUR United supporters and five Liverpool fans have been jailed after a fight at Old Trafford described as the 'worst disorder inside a football stadium in Manchester for 18 years.' .The violence at the Europa League match involved otherwise 'intelligent...
Toure: I've Had to Change My Style for Pep
YAYA Toure admits he no longer plays how City fans want him to - but he was prepared to alter his game to save his Etihad career.his The Ivorian produced a remarkable turnaround by signing a new one-year deal at the end of last season - months after...
Warriors Heading Down under to Make RL History
REIGNING Super League champions Wigan will play their opening fixture of the 2018 season in Australia, taking on Hull FC in Wollongong on February 10.The Warriors will play the current Challenge Cup holders in the first ever Super League match to be...
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Zero-Hours Contracts Affect Young People's Health, New Study Finds
YOUNG people who are employed on zero-hours contracts are more likely to have worse mental and physical health than peers with more stable positions, a recent study has found.The new research, which came from the UCL Institute of Education, showed that...
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