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Articles from August 12, 2017

Aces Weather Storm to Reign in the Rain
ON a night where they were down two of their regular men, the Belle Vue Aces rallied together to negate a late surge by the King's Lynn Stars and secure a vital 48-43 victory in Manchester.Conditions were far from usual after persistent light rain soaked...
All Geek to Me
DREDD TV SERIES IN THE WORKS? KARL URBAN has said he's in talks to star in a Judge Dredd TV series.The success of 2012's Dredd took studio bosses by surprise, especially when fans struck up a petition for a sequel.In May it was announced that 2000 AD's...
Analysis Simon Bajkowski Key Issues for Blues
¦ CITY TO MAKE HAY LAST seen in the Premier League walloping Watford 5-0, City should take three points away from the Amex if they're to build on last season.Pep Guardiola's men had the second best away record last year and also fared well against the...
Animal Lover Took His Own Life as He Faced Losing Pets
AN ANIMAL lover killed himself in emergency council accommodation after being told he would have to give up his pets, an inquest heard.John Chadwick took a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol at a bed and breakfast after being told he could...
Character Biggest Played I Think My Character May Be the Ar*e Ever Played
Do you faint at the sight of blood? MARION MCMULLEN finds out how Rory Kinnear fared playing a narcissistic, boozy Victorian surgeon in new comedy QuacksDESCRIBED as having touches of Blackadder, new period comedy Quacks, which follows a group of young...
Crackdown on Litter Louts in City Hotspots
MARKET Street is Manchester's main shopping street and probably the busiest part of the city centre.But next time you're there, don't be tempted to throw your rubbish on the ground.Despite the massive footfall, the council's dedicated team patrol the...
Death of Toddler Hit by Car Was 'Tragic Accident'
A 17-MONTH-OLD boy died after being hit by a car outside a Salford Quays hotel in what police say was a 'tragic accident.' .It is understood the child was walking behind his parents in a car park near the Ibis Hotel when he ran into the path of a vehicle.The...
Diamonds Too Bright for Thunder
TWO half-century partnerships at either end of the Yorkshire innings set up a resounding Kia Super League win by 28 runs over Lancashire at Headingley.The Diamonds made the perfect start to this summer's campaign, posting 162 for four and comfortably...
Drama in the Final over as Lightning Lose Roses Battle
LANCASHIRE were undone by Yorkshire skipper Tim Bresnan's six for 19 in a dramatic NatWest T20 Blast Roses at Headingley.The Vikings won the game by 19 runs to take a significant step towards the quarterfinals.Chasing 183 in front of a 15,750 sell-out,...
Family in Plea to Help Save Pet Cat Savaged by Dogs
A FAMILY has launched a fundraising appeal to pay for life-saving surgery to save a cat left with horrific injuries after a dog attack.Tiddles, a silver grey tabby cat, is suffering from horrific injuries after she was attacked by two dogs in Bramhall,...
Family of Road-Death Cyclist, 83, Call for Action over Potholes
THE family of a 'fit and active' pensioner who died following a cycling accident in which he 'probably' hit a pothole hope lessons can be learned from his death.Roger Hamer, 83, died a month after crashing on Bury New Road, Ramsbottom, in March 2016,...
Flyover Shops Plan Awaiting Green Light
AN empty space under the Mancunian Way could be transformed into a food and drink haven, with coffee bars, a brewery and pop-up restaurants.As part of the Circle Square development plans have been submitted to the town hall for units under the flyover...
Giants Must Step Up to Plate for Coming Season
MANCHESTER Giants have confirmed Richard Bell's return to the club for a second season.And coach Danny Byrne is demanding a big impact from the talented British forward.Bell, 26, made 29 appearances with an average of 22 minutes, six rebounds and seven...
Golden Guys Back on Track for Fundraiser
THE greatest British relay squad of all time are to reunite and race in Manchester to raise funds for those affected by the Arena bomb.Manchester-born Darren Campbell, Jason Gardener, Marlon Devonish and Mark Lewis Francis stole the hearts of the nation...
How to Create Your Own Seaside Garden
GOING on holiday to the coast may fuel dreams of a life by the seaside - but creating a seaside garden needs careful thought. Here are a few ideas...¦ Create a windbreak: You need a strong windbreak to minimise damage from sea breezes, which will create...
'I Looked at the Bomber, Then the Shrapnel Hit Me'
A DAD has spoken of the moment he came face to face with Manchester Arena bomber seconds before a bolt pierced his heart.'Miracle lad' Robby Potter, from Prenton on The Wirral, cheated death by just a hairsbreadth.He would not have lived if the bolt...
I Love Child Genius. It Celebrates These Smart Kids, and Tells Them It's OK to Be Smart
As Child Genius returns to Channel 4, ELLA WALKER catches up with quizmaster Richard Osman about how being clever can be cool, and why he'll always love his Pointless co-host Alexander Armstrong PICK OF THE WEEK CHILD GENIUS Monday, Channel 4, 8pmWE'RE...
I'm Proud of Impact BBC's Had on North
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukWHEN the BBC moved a significant part of its operations to Salford the outcry was deafening. The BBC had 'lost its marbles';...
Jose Still Chasing 25 per Cent
UNITED manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed he wants a player who 'can play from the sides' following Danny Rose's comments about Tottenham's apparent lack of ambition.Rose released a statement apologising for the timing of his comments in a midweek newspaper...
Keeper Says Blues Have Gift of the Gab
EDERSON'S countrymen sold the club's history to him ahead of his summer arrival at City.And he is backing one of them to help create more with a Premier League goal-rush.The Brazil goalkeeper became one of manager Pep Guardiola's five close-season signings...
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THE LESS YOU KNOW THE SOUNDER YOU SLEEP BY JULIET BUTLER, 4TH ESTATE, HARDBACK £12.99, EBOOK £7.99 HHHH H DASHA and Masha Krivoshlyapova were conjoined twins born in Moscow in 1950 during the Communist regime. This is a fictionalised telling of their...
Law Unto Herself
IN HER LATEST BOOK, PHYLLIDA LAW RECALLS THE ADVENTURES AND ESCAPADES OF HER EARLY DAYS IN THEATRE. THE VETERAN ACTRESS TELLS HANNAH STEPHENSON ALL ABOUT ITREMEMBERING lines might not be as easy as it once was, but actress Phyllida Law still has the...
Lions Roar Again Thanks to £60,000 Council Loan
A HISTORIC rugby league club which was facing extinction due to a financial crisis has been bailed out by Salford council.The town hall has given Swinton Lions a loan of £60,000 to secure its future.Last month, Steve Moyse, chairman of Swinton Lions...
Liverpool Boss Tipping 'Incredible' City as Title Favourites
CITY are favourites for the Premier League title, according to the Liverpool manager.Jurgen Klopp got the better of his old Bundesliga sparring partner last season, taking a win and a draw from their two meetings.But it was Pep Guardiola who fared better...
Manchesterpoptrail
ON Monday, August 26, 1957, Carroll Levis rolled into town to hold auditions for his fortnightly show on the ATV television network.Billed as Britain's 'Star-maker,' the former Canadian was the Simon Cowell of his day with his TV Star Search stopping...
Mourinho Reports a Clean Bill of Health Ahead of Hammers Clash
JOSE Mourinho has confirmed he has no fresh injuries for the first Premier League game of the season.United face West Ham at Old Trafford tomorrow as they bid to get their domestic campaign off to a good start.The Portuguese confirmed that the only players...
'Mummy Misses You. Sleep Tight.'
HEARTBROKEN relatives of Sait Mboob have paid tribute to him, laid flowers at the scene of his murder - and urged members of the Moss Side community to 'remain calm'.The young footballer, 18, was stabbed to death after a mass fight broke out in Moss...
Mum Puts Past Behind Her in Bid to Be Crowned Curvy Queen
A YOUNG mum who survived an abusive relationship is raising awareness of domestic violence - by entering a beauty pageant.Sophia Hardman, 27, is a finalist in this year's Miss Voluptuous UK contest.It is the first time such a pageant has been held in...
My Dreams Have Come True with Place in Race
AN ex-soldier from Rochdale says his 'dreams have come true at last' after being selected to take part in a new wheelchair Great North Run.Richard Heather, 50, injured his spine while serving in the Army and also has Tourette's syndrome and post traumatic...
New Keepers Sign on Ahead of Derby Clash
LOCAL rivals go head to head today as WIGAN ATHLETIC and BURY meet in a League One clash at the DW Stadium.Both teams head into the match on the back of wins on the opening day of the season, with Wigan winning 1-0 at Milton Keynes Dons while Bury defeated...
Noted Poet and Speaker Is Killed in War Action
¦ Many casualties: Local officers killed and wounded THE Rev. M.C Taylor of Whitefield, Pastor of the Besses Congregational Church near Prestwich, today received an intimation from France that his only son, Sec.-Lieut. Arthur Martin Taylor was killed...
Our Expert Answers Your Questions
QI HAVE a single-layer brick wall that I would like to make into a seating area by attaching a piece of wood to the top of it. What wood is best and how would you attach it to the bricks? Louise Simons, by email AI'D USE a fascia board and cut it to...
Pros and Cons of Taking the Pre-Order Plunge
O PRE-ORDER or not to pre-order, that's the dilemma facing most fans of anything these days.TFor gamers, the debate can come with a real sting in the tale, when a game which looks great on paper and even better in the trailer turns out to be pants.Marketers...
Raise a Glass
THE key components of an English summer particularly in the north would appear to be a mix of glorious sunshine, blue skies, fluffy clouds and a sobering dose of rainy chill.The better bits have had me reaching once more for a glass of English sparkling...
Raising a Glass to Toast
NEW concept restaurant alert.Toast is the latest restaurant set to open in Altrincham, where everything will be served on - you guessed it - toast.Even the desserts. But with a kitchen headed up by Ed Carr - a chef with experience in the likes of Aumbry,...
Result to Forget on a Night for Memories
SALFORD RED DEVILS 4 CASTLEFORD TIGERS 23 SALFORD had no answer to a Zak Hardaker-inspired Castleford, who now have one hand on the League Leader's Shield after victory at the AJ Bell Stadium.Full-back Hardaker scored two first-half tries for the Tigers...
Road Safety Campaigner's Drink-Drive Shame after Crashing into Family's Car
A FORMER Tory councillor who campaigned on road safety ploughed into a family's car while nearly twice the drink-drive limit.David Buckley, 69, was driving on the wrong side of the road when he smashed into Dianne and Lee Oliver and their two young children...
Rose Worth Plucking for Attacking Threat
REGARDLESS of whether Daniel Levy is a tougher negotiator than Samuel L Jackson, Jose Mourinho is intent on strengthening United's left-hand side.Danny Rose was identified last month as another Premier League specialist to convert United from also-rans...
Services for Disabled at Airport Rated 'Poor'
MANCHESTER Airport's services for wheelchair users and other disabled passengers have been judged as 'poor' by the aviation regulator.The Manchester hub was one of four airports labelled poor by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in a survey of 30 across...
Simon's Got Good Reason to Smile
THE wedding tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue should be no problem for Blue band member Simon Webbe.He is already busy with wedding plans for next year as he prepares for the release of his long-awaited third...
Sound Judgementthe Latest Album Releases Rated and Reviewed
KESHA - RAINBOW HHHHH KESHA is back with her best work yet.A few tunes, like Woman and Learn To Let Go, have already been released but there are gems galore still to be unleashed, such as the album's title track, Rainbow, which you can bet you'll see...
Spenders the Last of the BIG
PEP Guardiola insists football's spending has reached unsustainable levels - even as he bids to take City's summer outlay to £300m.Guardiola has already brought in £220m-worth of new recruits during this transfer window - and still hopes to sign Alexis...
'Spiteful' Neighbour Could Lose Her Home over Gas Meter Row
COUPLE FACE LEGAL BILL RUNNING INTO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS AFTER JUDGES RULE AGAINST THEM IN DISPUTE ABOUT ACCESS TO LANDA 'SPITEFUL' pensioner launched a bitter campaign to stop her neighbour reading her own gas and electricity meters because they were...
Street-Fighters' Feud May Hold Key in Hunt for Killer
A CONFLICT between street-fighting rivals in Ardwick and Moss Side could provide answers in the search for Sait Mboob's killer.The Manchester Evening News understands that a feud has developed between rival factions of young men associated with these...
Tech That. A ROUND-UP OF THE LATEST NEWS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
APPLE'S GOOD WEEK, BAD WEEK APPLE had a wonderful week, releasing its latest financial results to great fanfare, and posting some sensational numbers that got the stock soaring again.But then someone let certain cats out of the bag that I imagine Apple...
The Bob Is Just the Job
It's been worn by Grace Kelly, Victoria Beckham and Joanna Lumley. Whether it's on the catwalk, in glossy magazines or even street-style snaps, there's no denying the bob is an absolute classicWITH a history reaching as far back as the 15th century (Joan...
The Green INDOORS
Sharing your home with plants is good for your wellbeing - choose wisely and they'll look after you without you needing to return the favourBRINGING plants into the home makes us all happier and healthier. It's a no-brainer - a well-placed houseplant...
'There Was No Better Madam Than Me. It Was One Happy Family'
"IT was a light-hearted, humorous business I ran. It was real fun and there was always a lot of laughter."After three decades working as a madam, Vivien Walden remembers her life working in brothels with fondness.As hostess of the former Toucan club...
Travel News
FLAGSHIP HOTEL AT AIRPORT HAMPTON by Hilton has opened its largest hotel in the world at Stansted airport in Essex.The 357-room property is the brand's third at a terminal and 23rd across the UK.It's connected via a walkway to the airport and guests...
Trending
MOLLIE KING THE Saturdays singer, right, was the first celebrity confirmed for the new series of Strictly, followed by TV presenter Ruth Langsford, EastEnders' Davood Ghadami and Emmerdale's Gemma Atkinson. It's already looking fab-u-lous darlings. Bring...
TV Films of the Week
1 BURIED Tonight, BBC1, 12am TRUCK driver Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) is attacked during a convoy run in Iraq and wakes inside a crudely constructed coffin. With no obvious way out, Paul discovers a mobile phone with a weak signal and hurriedly calls...
Why I'm Backing Jose to Claim the Crown
CITY may be favourites for the Premier League title - but both my heart and head are going for United.Manchester's big two top the betting stakes with more money on the Blues, but more individual bets on the Reds.Now City, who are clear favourites to...
You Don't Want to Stay in Your Comfort Zone
Ever wondered what Paignton Zoo's inhabitants really think about life behind bars? Now you can find out, as Outnumbered star Hugh Dennis and a team of comedy voice artists bring the animals to life in new CBBC series, The Zoo. He tells GEMMA DUNN why,...
Zoltan Builds New Future after Life Knocks Him Down
JUST four months ago, Zoltan Fehrer was sleeping rough in Manchester Victoria station.Having lost his job in construction, he found himself unemployed, homeless and desperate.But the 39-year-old says he has now been given a 'second chance' after finding...
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