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Articles from July 25, 2017

Aces Work Hard for Victory as They Overcome Loss of Captain
MARK Lemon was ecstatic to see his Belle Vue Aces perform so strongly against their close rivals Wolverhampton as they claimed an emphatic victory at the National Speedway Stadium.Following the news that captain Craig Cook had withdrawn due to an aggravated...
A Class Apart
PICK OF THE DAY EXCLUDED AT SEVEN Channel4, 9pm SCHOOL boy Jared is telling his teacher that his hands want to blow up the school with explosives. He was just four when he was excluded from school for the first time, and has been excluded a further 10...
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Promises Five-Star Dining
A HUGE new all-you-can-eat restaurant has revealed plans to take over the former Red Hot World Buffet site in Manchester.Promising 'five-star dining at a fraction of the price', COSMO will serve 160 dishes from around the world, including fresh sushi,...
Beer We Go! Is It Last Orders for Our Traditional Local Boozer?
IT is an area where pubs were once the beating heart of the community.But now there isn't a single boozer for its 7,000 residents.Welcome to Brinnington, a part of Stockport where the troubles faced by the pub industry are on stark display.The area is...
Benjamin Could Be Priceless for Pep
MORE than 50 million quid for a defender DOES seem like a huge amount of money.But Pep Guardiola is getting much more than a defender by bringing Benjamin Mendy to City.He is getting a player who had as many league assists as Eden Hazard last season,...
Best of the Rest
IN THE DARK BBC1, 9PM IT'S five months after the Polesford case and Detective Helen Weeks (MyAnna Buring) is prouding patting a large baby bump.But it's actually all rather awkward because she still doesn't know who the father is, and her partner Paul...
Cash Machine Gang Leave Trail of Destruction
BRAZEN robbers tied a rope around an EMPTY cash machine and dragged it out of a Post Office with a van.Four masked men broke into the store, on Eccles New Road in Salford.The gang smashed their way in through a shutter, pulling a rope attached to a van...
Charging on into a Second Mortgage?
nterest rates are at all-time lows - with some mortgages hovering around one per cent. But some credit cards, high street store loans and other sources of credit remain high.ISo it can be tempting to look at any increased value of your home and cash...
Co-Op to Serve Up New Shops in the Region
THE Co-op is set to serve-up two new food stores in Greater Manchester this week following a £1m investment creating up to 35 new jobs.The new stores - located in Palatine Road, Northenden and, Talbot Road, Hyde - both launch on Thursday (July 27).Local...
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Create Your Own Sunny Sanctuary
oing away on holiday is lovely, but there's nothing nicer than enjoying sunny days at home (no packing, flight delays or crowds to contend with).GSo why not turn your home into it's own supersummer destination by creating a desert-inspired setting, perhaps...
Demi Had an Infectious Laugh and Was So Bubbly ... She Loved Life and Her Job
THE heartbroken family of a teenager who died in a car crash said she 'couldn't wait to start her adult life.' .' Demi Paige Grewer, from Burnage, suffered fatal injuries in the collision near Wilmslow town centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.The...
Dirty Care Home Put in Special Measures
A DIRTY, unsafe care home slated by inspectors for having mould on kitchen walls and toilets without locks has been put into special measures.Bosses at Marland Court in Rochdale were ordered to make drastic improvements by the health watchdog in a damning...
Employers Hit 'Like' after Young Dad Makes Appeal for Work on Facebook
THIS is Sam Wainwright.He's qualified, motivated and enthusiastic - and like so many other young people, he's struggling to find a job.Sam has never been out of work since leaving school and never claimed benefits.But for the first time in his life,...
Fears as Man, 46, Vanishes after 'Going for a Takeaway'
CONCERNS are growing for a dad who is believed to have disappeared after leaving his home to get a takeaway.Worried friends of Anthony Agard, 46, have issued a desperate public appeal for help to find him.They believe that married Anthony left his home...
Fosu-Mensah Ready to Be Flexible to Win Slot at United
TIMOTHY Fosu-Mensah admits he is willing to play in any position to satisfy Jose Mourinho following another encouraging display at rightback.The 19-year-old put in an impressive shift at right-back against Real Madrid on Sunday night and stood up to...
Hooky: MIF Leaves 95pc of Manchester Wondering What on Earth Is Going On
PETER Hook has criticised Manchester International Festival, claiming the 18-day celebration of arts, music and culture is lost on most Mancunians.The biennial festival goes over the heads of most, he said."I do think that it's a little bit high art,...
How Agent P Lured Lukaku to United!
PAUL Pogba nicknamed himself 'Agent P' after persuading his best mate Romelu Lukaku to join him at United.And now his tactics have been revealed by the big Belgian.The pair spent the summer together in Los Angeles where Pogba, along with Jose Mourinho,...
Jose Wants Mour of the US after a Triumphant Tour
JOSE Mourinho is so happy with United's 'perfect' US tour he wants to return next summer.And the Reds boss insists the hectic pre-season schedule will help rather than hinder their preparation for the new season.The Portuguese complained about United's...
La House with a Star-Studded Past
If only walls had ears then 100 Delfern Drive would certainly have a story or two to tell. This stunning Los Angeles mansion has been home to a catalogue of legendary Hollywood stars over the years including Audrey Hepburn, who lived here with her first...
London: £2,595 North West: £99
TWO years ago ministers promised a fully electrified Manchester to Leeds rail line would be 'at the heart' of the Northern Powerhouse. After pausing it for a 'review', they swiftly un-paused it in the face of public outrage and a campaign by the Manchester...
Lynzi Has Been Piling on Kilos to Lose Weight
A POWERLIFTER who shrunk dress sizes from a 24 to a 10 can now lift the amount she used to weigh.Just two years ago Lynzi Shepherd was snacking on four packets of crisps before lunch and weighed an unhealthy 19 stone.The NHS manager, 29, says she was...
Mangala and Nasri Was a Message to the Blues from Boss
Caption ghghgh gh ghgh gh ghgh gh ghgh ghghgh gh PEP Guardiola's peculiar tour squad increasingly feels like it was a thinlyveiled message in what is a pivotal transfer window.Crucially for the City manager, it worked.The inclusions of Samir Nasri and...
Mendy Warns He Will Be a Joker in the Pack!
BENJAMIN Mendy can't wait to get started under Pep Guardiola as he begins his City adventure.Blues supporters got a glimpse of what the flying full back is capable of in the Champions League matches last season and the 23-year-old is confident he can...
Metrolink Has Some Questions to Answer
HOW safe is Metrolink? There appears to be no evidence to say it isn't, but it's a question we are entitled to ask after the second major breakdown on the system in just three months.On both occasions - the second being on Saturday - the tram network...
More Bands Set to Play in Your Neighbourhood
MANCHESTER'S city-wide music festival Neighbourhood has revealed the second wave of acts joining this year's line-up.Scottish indie rockers The View will perform their debut album Hats Off to the Buskers in celebration of their debut album's 10th anniversary,...
Most Wanted Who in Places You Are
THEY are hiding in resorts where thousands are heading for their summer holidays.On-the-run criminals and suspects wanted for murder, rape and drug dealing remain at large in Spain, Holland and Malta.The National Crime Agency has vowed to hunt them down...
Mourinho Left Waiting for Injury Update on Herrera
ANDER Herrera will be assessed in Washington DC after he was forced off against Real Madrid in Santa Clara on Sunday night.The United midfielder was one of eight half-time substitutions but lasted just six minutes following a heavy challenge from Oscar.Juan...
New Operator but Same Old Problems Bring Trams to a Halt
POINTS failures, signal failures, overhead line faults, communications faults - Metrolink passengers will be all too familiar with these terms.Although caused by differing glitches in the network, they all have one thing in common - the chaos and frustration...
Over the Blue Moon
CITY'S top brass are said to be 'delighted' with their recordbreaking transfer window. The Blues took their spending to around £208m by wrapping up the purchase of Benjamin Mendy for £49.1m yesterday.That figure eclipsed the £195m splashed out by Real...
Own a Scottish Island for £325K
HIS idyllic island that features its own lighthouse has gone on sale for just £325,000 - but it has a grisly secret.t. Little Ross Island, off the south-west coast of Scotland, is on the market for around the same price as a two-bedroom flat in Manchester...
Penthouse Perfection
If you had to choose a handful of films that summed up the 1980s then 9½ Weeks, starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger, should be on your list. Its heady mix of materialism and sex made it a product of its time; the US - like the UK - was revelling...
Pep's Big-Money Bid to Buy Some Monaco Magic
IF you can't beat them - buy them.Pep Guardiola watched his Champions League hopes wrecked by a rampant Monaco team last season and immediately drew up a wish-list of the players he wanted to lure to Manchester City this summer.Kylian Mbappe was discussed...
Perfect 10 for Summer ASK DIARMUID
Designing gardens is a job I love - choosing the plants and painting colourful pictures with them. Then, after they are planted, I like to drop in to check up on progress and see how the plot is welding together every six months or so.This year, I have...
Provence Price-Cut
Eric Clapton's rural retreat in the French countryside has been on the market for some time now despite its connections to the Slow Hand guitarist.The 72-year-old's Provence farmhouse recently had €1m knocked off its asking price, and Eric is hoping...
Quickstep on the Ladder
Kevin Clifton is the only professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing to have competed in four consecutive finals - with partners Susanna Reid, Frankie Bridge, Kellie Bright and Louise Redknapp. But what few people realise is that Kevin has a second...
Sex Beast Sent Disturbing Letters Written in Felt-Tip to DJ
A STALKER sent disturbing letters to Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox after buying her address details online.Police discovered a fake BBC pass and a Google map print-out of Ms Cox's sister's work address at the home of convicted paedophile Anthony Collins, a court...
Shops and Homes Planned in Chorlton Makeover
A DRAMATIC plan to change the face of central Chorlton has been revealed - and it will be very different.The shopping precinct and former leisure centre would be knocked down and replaced by new stores and housing.And 70 luxury homes would be built on...
SPECIALUnited Have a New King Eric to Get Behind
CITY have come close to breaking the world-record transfer fee for a defender with the £49.1m addition of Benjamin Mendy - and the value of his rearguard ilk is as startling as some BBC employees' salaries.Virgil van Dijk is priced at a minimum £60m...
Swanky Flats Plan Could Get £25M Loan from Council
GREATER Manchester's leaders are planning on lending developers ANOTHER £25m for upmarket citycentre flats - three months after suggesting there would be no more such payouts.Friday's meeting of the region's 'super council' will consider loaning the...
These Feats of Engineering Will Blow Your Mind!
From the world's tallest tower to the fastest warship in history and a telescope that could detect alien life billions of light years away - they are miracles of engineering that seem to defy logic.But because of their staggering scale, military secrecy...
This Us a into a Was. A Traffic Officers Help with a Very Special Delivery
TWO hero police officers have been praised for rushing a heavily-pregnant mum-to-be to hospital - just in the nick of time.Constables Lee Watkinson and Stuart Lupton were flagged down by Charlotte Finney's partner Aaron Grayson on Princess Parkway in...
Watson in Cup Threat to His Salford Players
IAN Watson has vowed to ring the changes ahead of Sunday's Challenge Cup semi-final against Wigan after Salford slumped to a 25-0 defeat to Leigh.The result ensured the Centurions did not end the regular season at the bottom of the Super League table,...
With a Bit of Altar-Ation, Old Churches Could Get New Lease of Life
FANCY a property project with a difference? How about transforming a church into the perfect home? Or community centre? The Church of England is looking for buyers for five historic Greater Manchester buildings - at bargain prices.New owners, however,...
YES. That Is Julia Roberts in a United Top. [...]
YES. That is Julia Roberts in a United top.Hfor The actress was among the fans soaking up the atmosphere as United took on Real Madrid in glorious Californian sunshine on Sunday night.A picture of A-lister Julia, wearing a button-up United top and glasses,...
Young Keeper Richardson Joins List of United Stoppers
UNITED have completed the signing of goalkeeper Theo Richardson.Following a spell at Leeds, the 18-year-old joined the club on trial earlier this year and made his debut in the mini derby at the Etihad in March.The Lincoln-born keeper impressed in the...
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