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Articles from September 7, 2017

500 Not on Anderson's Mind
FATE has served James Anderson well so far, and he will be trusting in it again at Lord's today as he tries to ease the pressure of expectation at the imminent prospect of his 500th Test wicket.It is a unique achievement among Englishmen, and one many...
Acid Attack Student's Astonishing Recovery
A STUDENT who was left in 'unbearable pain' after an acid attack has shared photos of her amazing recovery.Resham Khan posted images of herself on Twitter dressed up for Eid which show the remarkable results of medical treatment, but added that her face...
Army of Help Is Needed at Monastery
VOLUNTEERS are wanted to help Gorton Monastery with the next stage of its restoration.It is 21 years since campaigners began their epic battle to save the iconic Manchester landmark.Elaine Griffiths, the chief executive of The Monastery at Gorton Trust,...
Babysitter Jailed after Battering 2-Year-Old
A BABYSITTER who left a two-year-old girl with injuries like those suffered 'in a 70mph car crash or falling from a twostorey building' has been jailed for 14 years.Nisar Ali, 34, launched a terrible attack on the youngster in a fit of 'inhumane' rage...
Blues Make Legal Threat
CITY have threatened legal action against La Liga president Javier Tebas after he attacked their transfer spending and accused them of cooking the books at sister club Girona.The Spanish supremo claimed City, and Paris St Germain, had been 'peeing in...
Blues Make Legal Threat
CITY have threatened legal action against La Liga president Javier Tebas after he attacked their transfer spending and accused them of cooking the books at sister club Girona.The Spanish supremo claimed City, and Paris St Germain, had been 'peeing in...
'Brilliant' Raheem Is Praised by Southgate
RAHEEM Sterling was 'brilliant' over his disappointing half-time substitution for England last week.The City star was hauled off after a poor first-half performance in the World Cup qualifier against Malta, in which he missed an easy early chance.England...
Businessman Is Stung over Bee Jelly Health Claim
AN ONLINE businessman who claimed bee secretions boost fertility has been hit with a landmark criminal prosecution.Paul Southern, 40, ran a business from his Flixton home selling Royal Jelly - a product derived from honeybees.He fell foul of Trafford...
Care Home Blasted over Legionnaires' Disease Risk
ELDERLY residents were put at risk of catching Legionnaires' disease at an inadequate care home.Urmston Manor in Urmston also failed to improve fire safety after being told it required immediate improvement more than 12 months ago.An inspection of the...
Centre of Educational Excellence
TRINITY CHURCH OF ENGLAND HIGH SCHOOL OFFERS QUALITY HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AS WELL AS A STATE-OF-THE-ART SIXTH FORM CENTRE IN THE HEART OF MANCHESTERTRINITY Church of England High School follows a motto of "Faith in the City, Value in People and Excellence...
'Community Spirit Spurred Looters on in the Riots of 2011'
THE riots of 2011 have been analysed by a psychologist - and he reckons a sense of community drove the looters on.The police killing of Mark Duggan - the nephew of late Manchester gangster Desmond Noonan - triggered nationwide disorder.Greater Manchester...
Corrections and Complaints
If we have published anything that is factually inaccurate, please contact the editor on 0161 211 2920 at newsdesk@men-news.co.uk or at Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham OL9 8EF and, once verified, we will correct it as soon as possible.The...
Council's Fine Threat for Leaving Bins out Overnight
RESIDENTS have been threatened with fines for leaving their bins out overnight.The warning was left on bins that were still on the street after midnight on collection day.The note from Wigan council also said bins could be permanently removed if they...
Cute, Young Owls Now Branching out on Their Own
ONE of the biggest problems in introducing people to wildlife is that there just isn't enough cuddly stuff to shout about.Fox cubs, badgers and cute baby robins are fine, but what about dragonflies, spiders and worms? Not many people want to get close...
Cute, Young Owls Now Branching out on Their Own
ONE of the biggest problems in introducing people to wildlife is that there just isn't enough cuddly stuff to shout about.Fox cubs, badgers and cute baby robins are fine, but what about dragonflies, spiders and worms? Not many people want to get close...
Daylight Robber Snatches Cash
A ROBBER snatched tens of thousands of pounds in business takings from a man as he walked to a bank.Shocking CCTV footage released by police shows the victim running after the robber, as he tries to jump into a moving getaway car. The man, who was walking...
Experience Excellence with an Open Evening at Bury Church of England
FOUNDED in 1748, with an aim to bring the heart of God to the heart of learning, Bury Church of England is a school that has a global vision.In fact, the school motto of "Luceat Lux Vestra" seeks to encourage everyone to 'let your light shine'. The school...
Forging Family Ties
CHRIS Bevan couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the size of a balloon dog made for his youngest daughter, Seren, at a holiday camp."It wasn't just bigger than her - it was bigger than me," he laughs. "We couldn't even fit it in the car to bring it...
Fund to Help Athletes out of the Blocks
A FUND has been launched to provide support for budding sports stars and help them go the extra mile.The Trafford Active Fund will get £1 of every entry fee from a trio of top Manchester distance runs before cash awards are distributed to aspiring athletes...
Fury over £14M Cost of College That Failed
A FAILED school shut by ministers after just two-and-a-half years will have cost taxpayers around £14m, the M.E.N. can reveal.Greater Manchester University Technical College in Oldham was dramatically axed in February amid shockingly low pupil numbers,...
Giggs: These Massive Fees for Players Will Keep Rising
RYAN Giggs admits 'average players are going for massive sums' - but stopped short of agreeing with Roy Keane that he would be worth £2bn in today's transfer market.The Irishman joked last week that former team-mates Ruud van Nistelrooy and David Beckham...
Gritty Hameed Sends out an Ashes Message
THE Ashes may well be back on Haseeb Hameed's radar.After a wretched season which has seen him fall down the England Test pecking order, the 20-year-old Lancashire opener is starting to look like his old self.And during his stoical, battling innings...
Help Your Child Reach the Top of the Class
F YOU want your child to get to the top of the class, it's not nearly as simple as just encouraging them to work hard.IParents can play a huge role in helping their kids to fulfil their academic potential. Advanced learning expert Professor Deborah Eyre...
Hospitality Industry Is Struggling to Fill Vacancies amid Brexit Fears
THE SECTOR HAS SEEN A 16.3 PER CENT INCREASE IN JOBS ADVERTISED SINCE THE START OF THE YEAR, AS MANY VACANCIES GO UNFILLEDRESTAURANTS and hotels across the UK are being forced to put up more staff vacancy signs amid concerns that Brexit and high employment...
I Helped This Homeless Person. Now He's Here. I'm Scared
CHILLING LAST TEXT FROM MAN STABBED TO DEATH AFTER HE TOOK IN NEIGHBOUR WHO WAS ABOUT TO LOSE HIS FLATA LABOURER was stabbed to death by a neighbour he had taken in because he was about to become homeless.Philip Owen, 42, had spent the evening with friends...
I'm Paying Price of Bad Decisions in the NHS
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukI AM a recipient of a pacemaker which was first fitted in June 2000 at Manchester Royal Infirmary.Since then I have been...
IOD in Search for North-West Chair
THE hunt is on for a new chair for the The Institute of Directors in the north west.The search comes ahead of the departure of incumbent chair Mike Perls.The MC2 founder will complete his three-year tenure this December, paving the way for another influencer...
I Want Pep to Succeed - but There Are a Few Questions He Must Solve
I'M a huge fan of what Pep Guardiola is trying to achieve at City.I grew up watching Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison's freeflowing City team and was hugely influenced in my footballing affections by the Brazil teams of 1970 and 1982. Although I'm not...
Jones Finding New Strength under Jose
JOSE Mourinho had an issue with Phil Jones - he just didn't know how good he was.From a distance the would-be United manager had identified the need to improve the centre of the Reds' defence even before succeeding Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford. Eric...
Man Jailed for Texting Obscene Pictures to Girl Aged 13
A FAST food worker Googled 'can I get in trouble for texting a minor?' after sending a 13-year-old girl pictures of his genitals.Javaun Simpson, 21, has been jailed for 16 months after sending the images in a bid to meet up with the youngster for sexual...
Masons to Move in to Manchester Hall
MANCHESTER Hall has completed its transformation into an eating and drinking hub with the confirmation of another new restaurant. Masons Restaurant Bar will open in the former Freemasons' Hall on Bridge Street on October 20.Spanish tapas and gin restaurant...
Mazey Named New Chairman at Lions
SWINTON have appointed former Leigh director Andy Mazey as new chairman as the Lions begin 'emerging from the storm clouds'.The club were threatened with extinction earlier in the year with debts believed to amount to more than £100,000, but a significant...
#Me&myjob
What made you want to get into this line of work? After 15 years producing TV programmes, predominantly for the BBC, it was time for a change. I moved from London to Cumbria and have set up my own PR agency. Where once I left work and travelled on trains...
Mourinho Can Now Be Three and Easy!
ANDER Herrera has entered the last year of his United contract and is warming the bench - which would usually spark rampant speculation at other clubs.Barcelona fluttered their eyelashes at the midfielder before Jose Mourinho demoted him from the United...
Mourinho's Clever Business Has Saved Millions
JOSE Mourinho insists United were 'clever' to complete their transfer business before Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain.Nemanja Matic joined the Reds for £35m four days before the Brazilian completed a world record £198m move from Barcelona to PSG, inflating...
MP Sees Red as Green Belt Is 'Flattened'
AN MP has hit out at 'environmental vandalism' after two protected fields were flattened without warning.Anger is raging in the hills above Bury over the green belt land in Ramsbottom - and police have been contacted.MP James in the field James Frith,...
'My Whole World Was Shattered in a Single Moment'
A WOMAN has recounted the heartbreaking moment she learned that her husband had been killed in a crash.Driving back from work, Cathryn Wilcox had heard about a fatal collision on the radio - then saw a police car parked outside the family home.Her husband...
New Chapter at Arena Begins with Benefit Gig
MANCHESTER Arena reopens on Saturday after three months with a benefit concert.The We Are Manchester show will start a new chapter in the venue's life following the bomb - and changes will be made.Ahead of the concert, bosses at the Arena have revealed...
No Laughing Matter as Plaque Taken
A BLUE plaque commemorating 'all the acts who have died on stage' at the Frog and Bucket comedy club has been stolen.The tongue-in-cheek memorial was created and unveiled in 2015 to celebrate 21 years of Manchester's first club dedicated to alternative...
Pensioner Needs New Hip after Being Hit by Cyclist
A PENSIONER needed hipreplacement surgery after being struck by a cyclist who was allegedly riding on the pavement.Police are now investigating after the incident in Chapel Street, Salford, and council bosses have also vowed a crackdown.Marlene Crossley,...
Play Shows the Way to Be More Martyn
A NEW play will celebrate the life and the legacy of Martyn Hett, one of the 22 people who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena bomb attack.Since Martyn's death, his friends and family have campaigned for people to 'Be More Martyn', encouraging more...
Rashford Is Now Learning to Relish Life on the Flank
IT has been quite a few weeks for Marcus Rashford.After starring in United's 4-0 win against West Ham, the 19-year-old was met by a chorus of chilling boos any time he touched the ball at the Liberty Stadium a week later.Swansea fans, it seems, have...
Sanchez Reveals Gloom over Failed City Move, Which Will Cost Arsenal £140M
ALEXIS Sanchez has issued a statement ahead of his first meeting with Arsene Wenger since the dramatic collapse of his move to City.The Chilean international has endured a miserable couple of weeks - losing back-to-back World Cup qualifiers with his...
Scooter Crooks Rob Eight People in Hour-and-Half
EIGHT people were robbed in 90 minutes by two men riding a red scooter across Didsbury, Rusholme, Ladybarn and Levenshulme first thing in the morning.Police are investigating the unusual spate of attacks which happened within a two-mile radius on Monday...
Thug Walks Free after Machete Attack on Dad
A DAD was cut with a machete after refusing to let a teenager see his daughter.Kade Huddart drove to a quiet cul-de-sac in Salford, rang the bell and demanded to speak to 'Amy'.Her father Mark Wolstencroft turned him away and when he asked how he knew...
Two in Five Low-Paid Young Parents Are Penalised for Requesting Flexible Working, New Report Warns
YOUNG parents who ask for flexible work arrangements are being "penalised" with fewer hours, worse shifts and even losing their job, a new report says.A survey of 1,000 young mums and dads by the Trades Union Congress found that more than half of those...
Why Sterling Is Worth Pep Sticking With
MANY football fans - and England fans in particular - were aghast City did not bite off Arsenal's hand when they offered to take Raheem Sterling in part-exchange for Alexis Sanchez.It looked like a no-brainer to those who see Sterling infrequently.Sanchez...
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