Manchester Evening News

Articles from November 6, 2017

5 Minute Briefing
'Firework attack' DETECTIVES believe an arson attack that left a 56-year-old man fighting for his life in hospital may be linked to a commercial-sized firework.West Midlands Police are appealing for information to help trace anyone who bought the multi-shot...
A Feast for the Senses
IT'S one of the UK's most popular coastal destinations - so when it comes to finding a place to stay in Pembrokeshire, you're spoiled for choice. From holiday cottages to caravan parks and Airbnb to guest houses, camping and even log cabins, you can...
A Journey into Jamon Country
APPETITE WHETTED BY THE PROMISE OF TASTY FOOD, BEN WOODS EXPLORES SPAIN'S LANDLOCKED EXTREMADURA REGION tr avel report EXTREMADURAJUAN Carlos pulls a piece of whittled bone from his pocket and pierces the sallow flesh. He retracts, lifts the sharp tendril...
Analysis What We Learned
¦ THIS IS NOT PARKING THE BUS Much is made of the manner in which Pep Guardiola's side flood forward in devastating fashion.Sergio Aguero's landmark 178th goal against Napoli in midweek was a classic case in point.Defenders are left dizzy by the sheer...
An Epic Trek to Cornwall Made Easy
ZOE CHAMBERLAIN avoids 'are we nearly there yet?' syndrome on a family break to the south west tr avel report CORNWALLCREAM teas, pasties, big skies and smugglers coves - there's something magical about holidaying in Cornwall with the kids. But when...
Baby 'Didn't Get the Care He Deserved'
A PREMATURE baby who died from a serious infection after doctors failed to administer antibiotics 'did not get the care he deserved', an inquest heard.A review has now been ordered after a coroner ruled that neglect 'more than minimally' contributed...
Bisping Says He's 'Crushed' but Rules out Calling It a Day
MICHAEL Bisping insists he won't retire despite losing his UFC middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre in New York on Saturday.Bisping was submitted in the third round of his UFC 217 main event fight with St-Pierre at Madison Square Garden, with St-Pierre...
Children as Young as Eight Are Offered Anorexia Treatment
AN eating disorder service for children as young as eight has been launched in Greater Manchester.Youngsters battling forms of the potentially life-threatening mental illness now have access to treatment at home or in the community.It comes in response...
City Hit the Heights to Move Light Years Ahead
from the moment de bruyne played a one-two with fernandinho and put city in front the result was rarely in doubtNEARLY three years ago, Arsenal strutted away from the Etihad Stadium with three points and a clean sheet against a City team that had high...
City Rated
EDERSON Couple of errors in he second half, but the City fans even loved his nonchalance as he beat down Iwobi's shot. 7 WALKER Had a crucial role in keeping Sanchez quiet, and while he largely managed that, it was a fine tussle. Disciplined. 8 STONES...
Corrections and Complaints
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Data Firm Says Hello to £5.5M
MANCHESTER-BASED Hello Soda, the fast-growing big data and text analytics company, has been boosted by £5.5m as it looks to expand its operations internationally.Having achieved strong sales growth in the last year, the investment will enable the company...
Deaths
BAND (ROSEMARY) - 75 years (nee McManus). Passed away whilst on holiday in Majorca. Loving devoted Wife of Harry. Loving Mum of Kevin, Paul, Deborah, Anthony and Mother in law of Carol, Joanne, Chris and Lynsey. A loving Sister of Walter, Sheila and...
'Disgusting' Yobs Go on Bonfire Night Rampage
FIREFIGHTERS faced astonishing levels of violence as they fought to keep people safe on their busiest night of the year.Emergency teams across Greater Manchester were repeatedly attacked with fireworks and other objects as they dealt with hundreds of...
Drugs Gang Is Locked Up for 50 Years
SEVEN members of a Manchester drugs gang who plotted to flood a seaside town with cocaine have been jailed.The men plotted to move into the coastal resort of Scarborough, north Yorkshire, with significant quantities of the Class A drug from across the...
Exports to China Now Top £200M a Month
MANCHESTER'S Airport's new flight to Beijing has been good for the region's businesses.Exports from the north to China are now worth more than £200m a MONTH. After the launch of Hainan's new route a year ago, trade profits have nearly trebled - and Manchester's...
Fake Designer Trainers Are Seized after Tip-Off
A COUNTERFEIT goods factory full of knock-off designer trainers has been uncovered in Tameside.The huge haul, which includes fake Nike and Adidas shoes, was discovered in a warehouse in Hyde on Friday morning.Tameside council said officers were led to...
GOING DUTCH IN OLD Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM has a reputation for the Red Light District and cakes you wouldn't offer to your granny.But these are unfair stereotypes the Dutch city is working hard to shake off. Yes, the Red Light District is there (and at least 200 'coffee shops') but...
Guardiola Having Difficulty in Keeping Feet on the Ground
IN one word Pep Guardiola laid out exactly what their Premier League rivals are up against.Asked if he'd ever had to watch on as a team blew away one opponent after another in the manner of his rampant City side, his response was short."No." He followed...
'Guilty' MPs Could Face Commons Axe
MPs found guilty of sexual harassment could be kicked out of the Commons under a tough new crackdown, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has signalled.Ms Rudd predicted that the wave of sleaze allegations sweeping Westminster would lead to a positive "clear-out"...
Hatters Cruise to Win over Rebels
STOCKPORT COUNTY claimed bragging rights over local rivals FC UNITED after an emphatic 4-1 victory at Edgeley Park.It was an excellent start from the Hatters, who found themselves 2-0 up inside 10 minutes after goals from Matthew Warburton and Jason...
'Hello 999, I've Stubbed My Toe.'
A PERSON called 999 for an ambulance because they had stubbed their toe.The minor ailment is just one of a number of inappropriate calls received by emergency call handlers in Greater Manchester in the last month.According to the North West Ambulance...
Impressive Pereira Helps Valencia to Extend Their Winning Run
UNITED loanee Andreas Pereira came on to help Valencia maintain their winning run in La Liga against Leganes on Saturday.The 21-year-old emerged in the 65th minute with Los Che 1-0 up and provided a sweeping cross for Rodrigo to turn in.Valencia eventually...
Join the Hipsters of Shoreditch
THE idea of a weekend in the capital, would make me think of sightseeing, tourist haunts, hours of shopping on Oxford Road, maybe catching a show in the West End.For many, many years, London has been the destination of choice for so many of those reasons,...
Jose's Risk Brings No Reward as Reds Crash
THE VERDICT: CHELSEA 1 UNITED 0 AFTER BEING CRITICISED IN RECENT MATCHES FOR BEING TOO DEFENSIVE, THE UNITED BOSS WAS MORE ADVENTUROUS - AND PAID THE PRICEUNITED supporters are usually their man of the match at Chelsea and they were possibly deserving...
Kun's Gifts Ahead of Gunning Down Arsenal
SERGIO Aguero was presented with two specially-commissioned pieces of art as recognition for his landmark 178th City goal.The Argentine became City's alltime record goal-scorer with his strike against Napoli in the Champions League.It saw him surpass...
Man, 34, Left Unable to Smile after Friend Stabbed Him in Head
A TAKEAWAY worker stabbed in the head by a friend says he can't smile like he used to following the attack.The 34-year-old was knifed by Mohammed Fyaz in the head, stomach and shoulder outside the Rusholme Chippy on Manchester's Curry Mile in a random...
MI5 'Missed Chances to Put Abedi under Surveillance'
SECURITY services missed opportunities to put Salman Abedi under surveillance ahead of his deadly attack at Manchester Arena, it has been claimed.MI5 missed key intelligence warnings that potentially could have identified the bomber as a 'highpriority'...
Mourinho Highlights Impact of 'Fantastic' Fellaini despite Loss
JOSE Mourinho praised Marouane Fellaini's 'fantastic' impact for United after their defeat to Chelsea.Fellaini returned to the United matchday squad for the first time since September 30 after spending a month out with a medial knee ligament injury and...
News /Late Deals and Offers
SKI TOTAL SHORT BREAKS IN LES ARCS FROM JUST £499 Why not take a short break to kick start your skiing this season? Ski Total (skitotal.com 01483 791 935) have four night breaks in Les Arcs departing December 15, the perfect way to get your ski legs...
News /More Flight to Lapland
AN airline is adding thousands more seats over winter as travellers head from Manchester to Lapland.Finnair has announced that it will be adding more than 2,7000 extra seats on flights between Manchester and Helsinki, in response to passenger demand.From...
Questions over Rail Line
IT was good to see our plight as passengers on the train line was finally exposed in your article ('All Aboard The 7.50am Sardine Express', M.E.N., November 3), and while the article was in the main well written, there were some pertinent points I feel...
Rochdale Make It Look Easy as Latics Lose £18K
ROCHDALE avoided an FA Cup upset as they easily defeated National League side Bromley 4-0 in the first round of the competition.Two goals each from Brad Inman and Ian Henderson earned Dale the win, much to the enjoyment of boss Keith Hill."It was a very...
Soap Star Strips Back to the Bare Essentials at Cafe
HOLLYOAKS star Kieron Richardson has launched his second Strip health cafe venture in his hometown of Salford.Kieron has enjoyed big success with his first Strip health cafe on the main Bolton Road in Walkden, which launched in February.And now he and...
Stranger Rescues Mum and Her Dogs
A WOMAN who accidentally locked herself out of her car with the key still in the ignition has paid thanks to the Good Samaritan who came to her rescue.Abbie Shores is now hoping to track down her saviour, a stranger who drove all the way to her house...
Thousands Get Switched on to CHRISTMAS
MORE than 20,000 revellers packed into and around Manchester's Albert Square to watch the annual Christmas lights switch-on event.There were soggy skies for much of the extravaganza on Saturday night but it was one of the biggest attendances in recent...
United Rated
DE GEA Should have been punished by Cesc Fabregas when he parried a shot too close to goal. Kept United in the game. 7 VALENCIA Got caught out early on for the disallowed Phil Jones own goal but soon settled and offered good balance. 6 BAILLY Looked...
UPS AND DOWNS IN THE CAPITAL of Scotland
Currency: GBP (£) Time zone: GMT The flight: FlyBe flies direct from Manchester to Edinburgh. Flight duration: 1hr 5mins. From £65.Best time to visit: Visit Edinburgh in August for shows and street performances across the city, although there is plenty...
Utd Fan Getting a Blues Tattoo!
A DEVOTED United fan says he will get a City tattoo to honour his late father if he raises £1,000 for the charity that helped him.Mike Ankers was a lifelong City fan, but his love of the team didn't quite rub off on his son Chris.After Mike died aged...
Volunteers in Gear for Big Clean-Up
A COMMUNITY clean-up has seen a hard-working group of volunteers collect 368 bags of litter from a popular walking and cycle route in east Manchester.Working over three days in October, local people came together to remove drink cans, food packaging...
We Will Remember Them
IT'S almost 100 years since the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany marked the end of the one of the bloodiest wars in history.By the time the final shots had been fired, around 17 million people had died and an entire generation...
'White Powder' Sparks Mosque Security Fears
FRIGHTENED children were locked inside a mosque for hours after a letter containing a white powder was handdelivered.The letter, which contained an unknown substance, also included an image of a skull and crossbones.Counter-terror police are investigating...
Why Pogba Is Reds' Skipper in Waiting
UNITED'S Paul Pogba transfer negotiations were complex.Jose Mourinho was initially pessimistic about his chances of signing Pogba amid expected competition from Real Madrid and the saga was also compromised by France's European Championship campaign.Agents...
'Wouldn't It Be Great If I Could Be a Part of My Father's Life?'
AS an assistant producer at CBBC, Lee Kitchen makes his living from children's stories.But for years a major part of his own story has remained a mystery - the identity and whereabouts of his father.Now a father himself, Lee, 35, has set out to find...
Your Horoscope With
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 What is happening at the moment has the makings of becoming something fantastic. Though you still find it hard to open up. Meanwhile, it's back to work today. Are there enemies lurking behind the scenes? Sometimes you...
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