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Articles from August 1, 2017

5 Properties That Aretruly Worthy of Praise
ANCY a property project with a difference? FHow about transforming a church into the perfect home? Or community centre? The Church of England is looking for buyers for five historic GreaterManchesterbuildings -at bargain prices.New owners, however, must...
Aces High with Poole Victory
BELLE Vue strengthened their hold on the Premiership's top spot last night with an emphatic 59-31 win over Poole.The Aces were heavily fancied at the National Speedway Stadium but the Volvo Cars Pirates opened with valiant efforts to negate an early...
Airport Travellers Can Beat Passport Control Queues - but It Will Cost £4
PASSENGERS can now buy a ticket to cut the queues at Manchester Airport passport control.Hub bosses are introducing a 'fast-track' lane in arrivals from this morning.With 'introductory' £4 tickets now on sale, travellers who buy them online ahead of...
Arsonist Set for Jail after Admitting to Starting Hall Blaze
AN arsonist has been told he will be jailed after admitting torching Wythenshawe Hall - causing at least £2m worth of damage.Jeremy Taylor was due to stand trial accused of starting the devastating blaze at the 16th Century Tudor mansion, but dramatically...
Autumn Watch
AS NATURE INTENDED For many, autumn is about reflecting the coolness of the season in the main colour palette. But neutrals have been around throughout the last four seasons thanks to the Scandi revolution, and it's a trend that shows no signs of slowing.Also...
Beer We Go! 23,000 Litres of Ale to Sup at Oktoberfest
MANCHESTER Oktoberfest have released tickets for their colossal beer festival - and this year they are stocked up with a staggering 23,000 litres of German ale.The boozy bash will take over Manchester's Albert Square from October 18 to 22, where visitors...
Best of the Rest
CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER: LIVE LAUNCH CHANNEL 5, 9PM ROLL up, roll up - and prepare for the circus come freakshow that CBB often turns into.Producers have had a week or so to boot out the plebs and give the place a good scrub and a facelift, now it's time...
Blues to Head Back to China Next Year
PEP Guardiola will take City back to China next summer, determined to avoid the farcical events of his first pre-season at the club.The Blues returned from the US on Sunday morning having completed a hugely successful tour, with Guardiola delighted with...
Book Your Tickets for Festival of Booze
BEER fans are also getting geared up for the next instalment of the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival.The festival doesn't take place until January next year, but advance tickets go on sale today and popular sessions often sell out.Organised by the...
Bosses Sleep Rough for Charity
TOP executives will brave the elements and sleep outdoors for a night this winter to raise funds for the homeless.Bosses from some of Manchester's leading businesses will give up the comfort of their bed for a night to help raise funds for those that...
Callers Waiting on Phone to Report Crimes to Police 3 HOURS
FRUSTRATED members of the public are spending up to three and three-quarter hours waiting for 101 police calls to be answered.Nearly one-in-four people transferred to the number last month abandoned their call as the service struggles to keep up with...
Celebration of Those We've Put on a Pedestal
DOTTED around the city centre, Manchester has dozens of fascinating sculptures and statues.From presidents to scientists to aristocrats - there is no shortage of historical figures who are celebrated in bronze and stone across the city.But do you know...
Celebrity Big Brother Is Not Dawn's Cup of Tea. but It Could Be Ampika's
THE Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward has denied she is appearing on Celebrity Big Brother - but fans are now speculating that co-star Ampika Pickston could be heading into the famous house tonight. On Sunday, Dawn ruled out that she is going...
Club Signs Up Wealth Experts Brown Shipley
LANCASHIRE County Cricket Club has signed up Brown Shipley as their official wealth management partner.The enhanced and extended two-year sponsorship, launched ahead of the Fourth Investec Test match between England and South Africa which starts at Emirates...
Detectives Name Knife Attack Murder Victim
MURDER detectives investigating the brutal stabbing of a man in his own flat have formally identified him.Jonathon Herd, 45, was found dead in his Oldham home at 12.20pm on Sunday after he was stabbed multiple times by unknown offenders.It is understood...
Did It Need a Jump Start? Rabbit Travels 12 Miles Trapped in Car's Engine
A RABBIT ended up 12 miles from home after getting trapped inside a CAR ENGINE.Incredibly, the bunny was unscathed following its epic adventure which saw it travel across south Manchester.According to the RSPCA, the animal, understood to be around four...
Diners Set to Be Dazzled by Cafe Chain's Arrival
TAIWAN'S most popular cafe chain is coming to Manchester.With sites across Asia, Dazzling Cafes are known for having phenomenal queues, with people waiting more than an hour to try their dishes. The Singapore branch had a four-hour queue when it launched...
Ed's Really Found His Feet after Poor Start
AFTER that debut blunder against United, Ederson Moraes has proved exactly why Pep Guardiola was prepared to make him the most expensive goalkeeper in English football.The Brazilian endured a horror moment in Houston - racing out of his goal, only to...
Fellaini's Number Is Far from Up at United
WALKING through Oslo ahead of United's comfortable win over Valerenga, something soon became apparent - fans still like getting names printed on the back of their shirts, regardless of what age they are.And while 'Pogba 6' ruled the roost, followed closely...
How 'Chelsea Reject' Will Fit in for United
DAVID Moyes' United were getting battered by Chelsea when Jose Mourinho instructed the club's new signing Nemanja Matic to warm up in front of the away supporters.'Chelsea reject', was the cry as United supporters settled for gallows humour during their...
Hyde: I'm over the Moon to Have Joe in My Corner!
CRUISERWEIGHT prospect Sam Hyde believes he now has the chance to reach his full potential after linking up with trainer Joe Gallagher.The Sale boxer had spent the start of his career training at the Champs' Camp, but has revealed a change had to be...
Justin Toper YOUR HOROSCOPE WITH
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 22 It's back to work though it should be a cake walk.It's back to work though it should be a cake walk. Fake it till you make it is a phrase you may also be familiar with. It's advice you ought...
Man Bites Dog - Offender Sinks His Teeth into Brave Theo's Ear in Chase
A WANTED man was caught on camera biting a police dog.German Shepherd Manpol Theo was deployed by his handler after a violent offender refused to surrender to police following a chase through Hyde in Tameside in June.The man, filmed on a mobile phone...
Man with Bomb in Luggage Was Allowed to Fly Days Later
A MAN who attempted to smuggle a pipe bomb onto a plane at Manchester Airport was allowed to fly again days later because police did not realise the device was viable, a court heard.Nadeem Muhammad, 43, was attempting to board a flight to Bergamo, Italy,...
Mobikes Are Seen as Real Capital Idea
LONDON will follow Manchester's lead - with plans for bike rental scheme Mobike to launch in the capital next month.The shared cycling scheme came to Manchester a month ago when the Chinese firm delivered a thousand bikes to the city centre.Already a...
Officers Arrest Man over Drug Deals to Children
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of drug dealing after a spate of children were rushed to hospital having been sold illegal substances.Police have been investigating a series of reports - some dating back to last December - of children in south Manchester...
Police Solve Mystery of 'Missing Fingertips' Man Who Died on M61
POLICE believe they now know the identity of a man with missing fingertips who was killed on the M61 two weeks ago.The pedestrian was struck by two cars on the southbound carriageway of the motorway in Swinton on July 16.At first police struggled to...
Putting Your Stamp on a New Home
tamp duty is, for most people, a tax you pay on buying a property - either outright or with a mortgage.SBut it can apply to other assets - nowadays largely shares on the stock market. The phrase comes from the official government stamp that went onto...
Questions for the Boss after American Tour
What are Pep Guardiola's remaining transfer plans? HE'S spent more than £200m already this summer and is still pursuing at least two more signings before the transfer window closes at the end of August.Alexis Sanchez and Kylian Mbappe have been targeted...
Silva Jets in to Finally Join Up with the Blues
CITY'S first signing of the summer is finally in Manchester to start training ahead of the new season.Pep Guardiola made Bernardo Silva his opening deal of the window as soon as last season finished, but due to his involvement in the Confederations Cup...
Soon BBC Sport Will Just Be Live Tiddlywinks
I HARDLY watch BBC on the TV now. The general quality of programmes has dropped drastically over the last few years.What has happened to sport? It is diabolical on the BBC now.Highlights of football, F1 motor racing, golf, etc are now the norm.Sooner...
Steve's Got the World at His Feet
A FOOTBALL fanatic is travelling the world having a kickabout in as many countries as possible.Steve McCluskie, 48, is blogging from exotic locations across the globe as part of his 'Around the World in 80 Games' project.Steve, from Ramsbottom, came...
The £3.25M Turner Prize
Theatre and film director Mike Leigh is known for his bleak and angst-ridden dramatic productions including Abigail's Party on TV and Vera Drake on film.But this eye-catching property starred in one of his more genteel efforts, 2014's biopic Mr Turner....
The Generation Game
IN an ambitious experiment, 10 four-year-olds are leaving behind their nursery classroom to go and join 10 pensioners in a retirement village near Bristol.Run by geriatric specialists and based on similar successful schemes in America, the two groups...
Tribute That Would Have Made Martyn So Proud
STOCKPORT'S first-ever Pride festival was celebrated with a special tribute to Martyn Hett.The 29-year-old, who was killed during the Manchester Arena bombing, was remembered with a special stage on Castle Yard named in his honour.Martyn, from Heaton...
United's New Boy Matic Wanted Mour
NEMANJA Matic says it was always his 'ambition' to play under Jose Mourinho again after being reunited with his former boss.Matic has signed a three-year deal with United to become their third addition of the summer.Mourinho re-signed Matic for Chelsea...
United Star Is Banned over His Reaction to Missing Bomb Tribute
UNITED star Phil Jones has been hit with a two-match ban after trying to temporarily delay a random drugs test so he could pose with team-mates to pay tribute to those killed in the Manchester bomb.Club bosses are said to be furious after the Old Trafford...
'We're Working Hard to Meet Big Demand.'
SUPERINTENDENT Chris Hill from Greater Manchester Police has urged people to continue to call 101 and said the force is looking into addressing people's concerns.Supt Hill said: "We have seen an increase in calls to Greater Manchester Police through...
WE Thought Bethany Platt's [...]
WE thought Bethany Platt's grooming hell was finally over on Coronation Street - but it looks like things are about to go from bad to worse when she's KIDNAPPED by Mel Maguire.Spoiler photos show Bethany, played by Lucy Fallon, being dragged by a deranged...
What's All the Fuss about Leasehold Houses? MCR Moneyman Explains
THE big property story of July has definitely been the Government's intervention into new-build houses being sold on a leasehold basis rather than freehold so in this article I will try and explain what's been happening.WHY HAVE BUILDERS BEEN DOING THIS?...
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