Manchester Evening News

Articles from August 17, 2017

100 Days in Office
political history was made when andy burnham became our region's first mayor. now 100 days on, m.e.n. political editor jennifer williams looks at challenges he has facedTHIS week marks 100 days since Greater Manchester made political history.On May 5,...
Ahoy Mateys! Get on Board for Pirate Parrr-Ty!
FANCY DRESS AND RUM PUNCH WILL BE THE ORDER OF THE DAY AT FUN DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILYTHERE'S a huge pirate party coming to Levenshulme this Friday (August 18), where fancy dress is encouraged and rum punch will be flowing.Hosted by Levenshulme Market,...
Anger as Bridal Gown Shop Closes
BRIDES-TO-BE say they have been left hundreds of pounds out of pocket and without anything to wear on their big day after a bridal shop closed suddenly.Long-established boutique Brides of Leigh announced that it was ceasing trading at short-notice -...
Belle Vue out of Luck at Rockets
A CHALLENGING night saw Belle Vue leave Rye House with a hard-earned consolation point after biting back against the resilient Rockets, who took a 48-44 victory in Hoddesdon.Heat 1 would set the tone for a very close encounter as the Rentruck Aces took...
Best of the Rest
TAXI OF MUM AND DAD CHANNEL 4, 9PM THIS could have been called Gogglecar, to give you the gist. Eight families have had their cars rigged with multiple cameras, allowing us to eavesdrop on their conversations.But more specifically, it's a snapshot of...
Blues Needed to Spend Big on Full-Backs
A MYTH has grown up around City's summer transfer spending.If you spend any time on social media - and I don't recommend it - you might be left with the impression that the Blues have vacuumed up every available full-back on the planet, in some shadowy,...
Blues STILL IN FOR THE Kyl
CITY are one of three clubs still in the hunt for Monaco's teen sensation Kylian Mbappe.That is the view of Paris Saint-Germain football director Luis Fernandez, who names the Blues, along with his own club and Real Madrid, as being the teams "in the...
Blues STILL IN FOR THE Kyl CITY, PSG AND REAL 'IN THE HEAD' OF FRENCH FORWARD
CITY are one of three clubs still in the hunt for Monaco's teen sensation Kylian Mbappe.That is the view of Paris Saint-Germain football director Luis Fernandez, who names the Blues, along with his own club and Real Madrid, as being the teams "in the...
Boss Says: I'm Running a Spa - Not a Brothel
Spa boss Jennie Lawrenson says her staff are bombarded with sexual requests from male customers A SPA boss has told how her staff are bombarded with requests from men for 'extras' - including one customer who threw a £5 note at a therapist before pointing...
Brown Teams Up with Ex-Coach for Indian Adventure
WES Brown is travelling 5,142 miles to keep alive his love affair with football.The former United defender has signed for Indian Super League team Kerala Blasters."I just love being in a football environment, being with the lads, getting the buzz, playing....
Conservatory Fraudster Is Jailed after £175K Scam
A MAN who set up fake conservatory companies to scam customers out of more than £175,000 has been jailed.James Simpson Taylor, of Ivy Green Drive, Oldham, took payments for roofing work that was never carried out.After taking deposits of between £1,000...
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Couple Bring Plush Kids Showroom to Rochdale
A SPECIALIST in high-end childrens' furniture is to set up shop in Rochdale . Conrad and Victoria Parrott set up Adorable Tots seven years ago after spotting a gap in the market for high-end children's furniture.The enterprising pair started out online,...
Decision over Road Repair Work Is Offside!
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukHOW considerate for Manchester council to allow roadworks to start closing the Alan Turing Way and Queens Road from August...
Don't End Up a Victim of Food Poisoning Misery
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE GET FOOD POISONING IN THE UK EVERY YEAR. LISA SALMON TELLS YOU HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR FAMILY IS NOT AMONG THEMFROM cramps to nausea and worse, food poisoning can be truly miserable when it strikes, and in some cases even lifethreatening.Every...
Every Day I Have Insecurities about My Body
SHE'S been the poster girl for partying, famously had sex on MTV reality series Geordie Shore, and happily admits bed-wetting after a drunken night out, but Charlotte Crosby insists these days she's finally toning down her wild persona."Honestly, I've...
Family Secret Makes Lulu Want to SHOUTP
OP STAR Lulu has always wanted to get to the bottom of a family mystery. She knows that her mum Betty, the middle child of seven, was the only one to be given up by her birth parents and raised by another family, but she has no idea why."The story of...
Five Reasons Why
1 IT WILL STRENGTHEN YOUR MUSCLES Exercise physiologist Dr Irv Rubenstein says: "For muscles to grow stronger, all you need to do is make them work harder than they are accustomed to working. This is called the 'overload principle'."It's as simple as...
Fury 'Truly Humbled' by Words of Wisdom from Legend Sir Alex
UNITED legend Sir Alex Ferguson has sent boxer Hughie Fury an inspiring letter as he gears up for his world heavyweight showdown with Joseph Parker.And the gesture has left the fighting Reds fan 'humbled'.Fury - cousin of former world champion Tyson...
Gang Jailed after £3M Drug Bust
A COUPLE from Rochdale are among a gang jailed after police found drugs with a street value of £3m in their flat.Abid Hussain and Mariam Akhtar were found to be hiding heroin, crack cocaine and cocaine in their home on Meadowcroft Lane in August last...
Gerrard Wishes New Star Nemanja Was on Merseyside
LIVERPOOL legend Steven Gerrard isn't known for his effusive praise of United but he could hardly contain his admiration for Nemanja Matic after his match-winning Premier League debut.The 29-year-old joined United from Chelsea for £35m this summer and...
Hippodrome Left to Rot Could Yet Have a Future
IN its heyday Hulme Hippodrome played host to The Beatles, Laurel and Hardy and Nina Simone.Stars from across the globe visited the ornate Edwardian music hall to play sold out shows.Performers at the venue, which opened in October 1901, ranged from...
Honouring the Fallen of Massacre
ST PETER'S Square fell silent on the spot where at least 16 people were killed during the Peterloo Massacre nearly 200 years ago.Early Doors actor John Henshaw read out the names of the victims before a minute's silence was observed at around 1pm - the...
How You Can Be a Success If You Mess Up Your A-Levels
RESULTS day for A-level students is here - and for many youngsters the fear of failing is all too real.At the time it feels like your entire future is decided by a simple slip of paper. And for many teens it is one of the most significant days of their...
Ilkay Gunning for Liverpool Return
ILKAY Gundogan is targeting City's home clash with Liverpool for his comeback.The Blues midfielder played the last 20 minutes of the friendly match at Girona on Tuesday night, his first outing since he damaged cruciate ligaments in his knee in December.But...
Injured Rojo Reminds Supporters He's Working Hard
MARCOS Rojo has given United supporters an upbeat update on his recovery from a knee injury.Rojo could struggle to play again this year after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in the April Europa League win over Anderlecht but travelled to the...
Is Four Still the Magic Number for Mourinho?
JOSE Mourinho has been making his point to United senior staffers all summer.Four signings. From the end of last season and across the breadth of the US, press conferences have always featured the phrase 'four signings.' .While he insisted he would settle...
'I Thought I Was Dying. I Tried to Sit Up but I Fell'
A BRAVE woman has spoken out after she was punched, choked unconscious and had her head smashed on the floor by her monster boyfriend.Paige Hegarty thought she was gong to die after Elliot Beckwith left her with a catalogue of savage injuries during...
It's Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been
WITH 92 PER CENT OF UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD GRADUATES FINDING WORK OR GOING ONTO FURTHER STUDY, YOU COULD GRADUATE CONFIDENT AND READY TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP ON YOUR CAREER PATHTHE University of Salford lives and breathes industry - since it was founded...
Listen Our Kid, Manc Voted UK's Sexiest Accent
EH, our kid - apparently our Manc accents are the sexiest in the country. I know, it's dead good that.It's not clear there's any science behind this revelation, but I'll speak for all Mancs in saying that we'll take it.A list published by website Lovin...
#Me&myjob
What made you want to get into this line of work? My interest in events and working with people was consolidated when I interned during university. I always knew a client-facing role, where I managed projects and people, would be the one for me.How long...
No More the Ugly Duckling
WHEN you settle down for half an hour in any countryside cafe you cannot escape the wildlife antics outside.I even remember having a coffee in a retail park in Wigan, while being entertained by pied wagtails outside. This week I was watching the world...
Opinion Split over Arena's Benefit Gig
Manchester Arena and, right, Lisa Newton with her daughter, Amelia Mae Thompson SURVIVORS of the Manchester bomb planning to attend the Arena's re-opening benefit gig have been urged to consider the 'emotional challenge' of returning to the scene of...
Passenger Taken off Jet after Vodka Binge
A HOLIDAYMAKER who downed half a bottle of vodka on board a flight was so drunk police had to remove him from the plane.Bradley Underwood had bought the one-litre bottle from the airport in Malaga for his son - but while on the short flight to Manchester...
Pep Is Preaching Team Ethic in Bid to Win Silverware
IF the message wasn't clear from the first City team selection of the season, Pep Guardiola spelled it out after victory over Brighton.The manager knows all too well the pressure and expectations focussed on the Etihad after a disappointing first campaign.A...
Red Rose Keeping Blast Hopes Alive
LANCASHIRE'S NatWest T20 Blast hopes are still alive going into the final group match of the campaign tomorrow night after a comprehensive win over Worcestershire Rapids.But more than likely they will need another big win against Birmingham Bears at...
Rojo's Hope over Knee Injury Return
MARCOS Rojo has given United supporters an upbeat update on his recovery from a knee injury.Rojo could struggle to play again this year after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in the April Europa League win over Anderlecht but travelled to the...
ROJO'S HOPE OVER KNEE INJURY RETURN [City Region]
MARCOS Rojo has given United supporters an upbeat update on his recovery from a knee injury.Rojo could struggle to play again this year after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in the April Europa League win over Anderlecht but travelled to the...
Saints Chief Won't Rule out Van Dijk Departure
SOUTHAMPTON chairman Ralph Krueger has insisted that Virgil van Dijk will not be sold but stopped short of categorically ruling out a deal.The club's captain has handed in a transfer request in a bid to force a move, and City were interested earlier...
Saving into Pension through Work Is 'Now Seen as Normal', Research Shows
WORKPLACE pension saving has become "the norm" for many employees, according to new research released by the government.More than four in five (83 per cent) employees eligible for automatic enrolment now see saving through a workplace pension as the...
SPECIALMatic Proves He's Already the Main Man
AFTER witnessing 10 Premier League draws at Old Trafford last season United supporters were entitled to get giddy following their weekend walloping of West Ham.The visitors took a knife to a gunfight but the Reds of 2016-17 would have fired blanks and...
Take the Stress out of Sending Your Kids Back to School
GETTING your kids ready to start school is one of the most hectic times of the year for families.WITH children learning and playing in close proximity all day, coughs and sniffles can spread around schools like wildfire.Boots' pharmacists and their colleagues...
Terror of Horrific Daylight Attack on Road
A MAN was rushed to a police station by a terrified member of the public after he was stabbed on a major road into Manchester city centre.The man was driving on Oldham Road through Newton Heath when his blue Peugeot was hit from behind by a red Audi...
The Dog Days Are over for Kenny as He Bounces Back!
YOU would never imagine that nine months ago this happy, playful dog was just days away from death after being found callously dumped on a street corner.Kenny was severely emaciated and suffering from a chronic skin condition that had caused his skin...
There's a Spot with Your Name on It
DIDN'T RECEIVE THE OFFER YOU WERE HOPING FOR? DON'T WORRY, THERE ARE STILL MANY PLACES ON A VARIETY OF COURSES AVAILABLE... HERE'S HOW TO GET THEMSO WHAT do you do if you didn't manage to get the grades for your number one choice for university? Don't...
Thugs Attack Taxi Driver after Call Out
A GANG of yobs has been caught on camera attacking a taxi driver in his car after luring him into a dead-end street.The shocking dashcam video footage shows one boy running up the bonnet and windscreen of the vehicle as his friends hurl rocks at the...
Thug Wrecks Couple's 'Lifeline' to outside World
AN ELDERLY couple have had their 'lifeline' to the outside world destroyed after a yob dropped a ladder out of a tower block window onto their car.Joseph and Sylvia Mulvey, aged 80 and 75, had left their yellow Hyundai Mika outside their Pendlebury Towers...
Wenger Still Refusing to Sell Contract Rebel Sanchez
ARSENE Wenger insists that Alexis Sanchez will still be an Arsenal player next month even though no progress has been made on a new contract.The Chilean is currently out injured and missed the Community Shield clash against Chelsea, as well as the Gunners'...
Would You Relocate for a Pay Rise?
THERE HAVE BEEN CALLS TO ADDRESS SOME WORKERS' RELUCTANCE TO RELOCATE FOR JOBS AFTER REPORT SHOWS IT'S AT ITS LOWESTWORKERS are missing out on a £2,000 pay rise by not moving around the UK for work, according to a new study which shows employee mobility...
Your Clearing Questions Answered
GETTING your results can be a stressful time, especially if it doesn't all go to plan Clearing is the process run by UCAS to help students nd a higher education course to study in September.e Manchester College's Clearing team has compiled a list of...
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