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Articles from August 15, 2017

American Imports on Their Way for Giants
MANCHESTER Giants are on the verge of adding American reinforcements to their BBL squad for 2017/18.Coach Danny Byrne has confirmed three further returns from last season. And he is set to bring in a couple of American players - believed to be a guard...
Analysis Key Issues for Blues
¦ GUNDOGAN RETURN ILKAY Gundogan could return to action for City tonight after eight months out through injury.The German midfield star has not played since damaging his cruciate ligaments in December, and had initially targeted the Blues' pre-season...
A Quacking Comedy
BRITS are notoriously hard to please when it comes to comedy - probably because we've produced so many good ones over the years.But with an impressive cast and fun premise, here is one that's worth tuning in for.Set in Victorian London, the raucous medical...
Best of the Rest
THE BIG FAMILY COOKING SHOWDOWN BBC2, 8PM KUDOS to TV producers who have managed to come up with yet another cookery show, albeit with a slightly different format - just when you thought it couldn't be done.This one is all about home cooking, and is...
Bikers' Tribute as Karl Is Laid to Rest
THERE were dramatic scenes as dozens of bikers roared through the streets to pay tribute to a teenager as he was laid to rest.Scores of friends and family gathered in Salford for Karl Harrison's funeral as motorbikes were spotted in the city - and in...
Cliff-Top Crib That Costs More Than a Fistful of Dollars
Actor Clint Eastwood is best known for his portrayal of tobaccochewing gunslingers in 1960s spaghetti westerns such as A Fistfull of Dollars, the Dirty Harry films of the 1970s, and his more recent directorial successes including American Sniper.But...
Confused about Help to Buy Schemes? MCR Moneyman Is Here to Help
WHILST it is widely accepted that there is a national housing shortage, the Government has launched several schemes over the years under the "Help to Buy" banner designed to get people onto the property ladder should they wish to do so.Unfortunately...
Cricket Fans' Dream Home
England cricket fans have good reason to be cheerful following the team's decisive victory over South Africa in the third test at The Oval last month.And if you were watching the action on TV then you will have seen, as always, the batsmen emerging from...
Danilo Is Alright, Even When He Is Playing on Left
DANILO looked every inch the raiding wing-back that Pep Guardiola has craved … apart from one thing.The man who made his name at Porto as a right-back, and also starred for Santos as a midfielder in a Copa Libertadores final, had just one shortcoming...
Devastated Family Pay Tribute to 'Perfect Son'
THE devastated parents of a little boy who died after being hit by a vehicle in a hotel car park in Salford Quays have paid tribute to their 'perfect son'.Jackson Yates, aged 17 months, was run over at the rear of the Ibis Hotel, off Trafford Road, last...
Don't Say Pensioners Should Pay for Brexit
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukI FOUND Peter Herridge's letter (Viewpoints, August 10) to be insulting to people over 65, especially those who receive...
From Stables. to Dinner Tables
RAILWAY stables which have laid unchanged for nearly two centuries are expected become the heart of a new bar and restaurant district.The stables - which were uncovered during work to build the Ordsall Chord railway project - were built beneath the 'Zig-Zag...
Green Light for Hotel in St Peter's Square
NE of the last elements of St Peter's Square's regeneration has been given the green light, adding another tower to the Manchester skyline.OThe derelict Peterloo House, immediately behind the One St Peter's Square office block, will be turned into a...
Henrikh Likes the Look of New Boys
HENRIKH Mkhitaryan knows exactly what Victor Lindelof is going through - but is convinced United's £30m summer signing will prove his worth.Lindelof struggled in pre-season following his move from Benfica and the Swede was left out of United's Premier...
Hunt for Stranger Who Paid £85 Train Fare So This Girl Could Get Home
A MUM has launched a nationwide appeal to find a kind-hearted stranger who paid £85 for her stranded daughter's train ticket home.The mystery woman is said to have stepped in when Andrea Ballancore's 16-year-old daughter missed her return train from...
I Want People to Know Sait Was an Amazing, Talented Person, an Inspiration
A TEENAGE friend of Sait Mboob has described their poignant last conversation.Mesha Davis, 17, from Wythenshawe, says Sait told her there was something stirring in Moss Side that night - and that she urged him to 'be careful' in the minutes before he...
Larry Joins Blues.But Immediately Heads to Italian Club
CITY are reported to have signed Nigeria striker Olarenwaju Kayode - and are expected to loan him out to Girona.According to reports from Lagos, as yet unconfirmed by the Blues, City have swooped on the 24-year-old Austria Vienna front man, ahead of...
Lindelof Needs Time to Adapt to Demands of the Premier League Says Mourinho
JOSE Mourinho has suggested Victor Lindelof is in a similar situation to Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the start of his United career.Lindelof was demoted from the United squad for the Premier League opener against West Ham having struggled on his debut against...
Local Engineer Expands with Key Global Deal
A GREATER Manchester-based engineering and fastening business has accelerated its growth in the Middle East and the US with a number of key deals.Francis Kirk Group, which is headquartered in Denton, Tameside, services a range of industries including...
Man's Arm Ripped off in Conveyor Belt Accident
A MAN has had his arm ripped off in an horrific accident at a recycling centre.It is understood the employee was working on a conveyor belt at the Sharston tip in Wythenshawe late on Sunday evening when his arm was caught in the machinery.Police and...
Masterchef Reveals First Class Menu
MASTERCHEF winner Simon Wood is preparing to take the leap into the restaurant world proper later this month - opening his own place in the city centre.The Chadderton chef - who won Masterchef in 2015 - is opening Wood on First Street on August 31 -...
McTominay Grows into a Player of United Stature
YOU might not recognise a young Scott McTominay.The diminutive midfielder went long spells without 11-a-side football as he struggled with growth issues and was not capable of playing a full game for United's under-16s.But, by the age of 19, McTominay...
Mel's Giving Up His Medieval Mansion
Mel Gibson has never been shy of controversy. As well as relationship problems with his now ex-partner Oksana Girgorieva he also made some welldocumented contentious comments during a newspaper interview in 1991 and to a police officer after being stopped...
Mission to Give Youth a Voice
A TEAM of teenage activists on a mission to boost 'youth power' have created a video diary of their tour through every borough in Greater Manchester.Team Future Campaign - part of youth charity RECLAIM - hit towns across the region to talk to young people...
Monster Mat! Nemanja's Key Role for United
TWELVE seconds.It was a classic Jose Mourinho goal - one built on transitions and United's newfound ability to win the ball back swiftly and break at devastating speed.Fittingly, two of the Portuguese's handpicked additions were at the heart of it -...
Of Tribute to Peterloo Heroes 198 Years On
ACTOR John Henshaw will pay tribute to the victims of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester on the 198th anniversary.The TV star will take part in a commemorative event alongside others tomorrow at St Peter's Square in the city centre.Armed cavalry charged...
Pep Reveals His Early Dilemma over Sterling
PEP Guardiola claims he only had ONE big selection decision to make for his first team of the new Premier League season - whether to include Raheem Sterling or not.In the end, he left the England ace out of the starting side for the 2-0 win at Brighton,...
Perisic Is 'Determined to Stay at Inter Milan'
IVAN Perisic is 'determined to stay' at Inter Milan despite being heavily linked with a move to United, according to boss Luciano Spalletti.The Croatian was named in Inter's 28-man squad for their pre-season tour of China and Singapore and played in...
Pub Worker Jailed for Sex Attack after Stalking Girls
Luke Weldon A PUB worker who stalked two young girls through the streets before grabbing and sexually assaulting one of them has been locked up.Luke Weldon slowly drove his silver car in a Salford suburb following the pair, Manchester Crown Court heard.They...
Rebel Walsh Back in Football to Help Ams to the Top
ONE of the founders of FC United - who left the club amid some acrimony - has joined a new football project.Andy Walsh left his position as general manager of the Rebels at the end of last season as the supporter-owned club - formed by United fans in...
Salford's Season Is Already a Success
IF SALFORD go the remainder of the Super 8s without winning another match and finish dead last in that stage of the competition, it will still represent a successful season for the club that came within seconds of relegation last year.Simply finishing...
Special Needs Children 'Let Down by Council'
A DAMNING independent report says children and young people who have special educational needs and their families 'have been let down' by Bury council.It reveals a 'worrying degree of complacency' in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)...
St James Park - the Next Chapter
OUSING association Salix Homes, which owns St James Park has already established itself as the premier new address in Didsbury. It offers a leafy haven of modern luxury living, just a short walk from the independent shops and restaurants of the village's...
The Interior of This Humble Home Is Unbelievable
This terraced property in Droylsden doesn't really stand out too much from the outside. But thanks to the enthusiasm of its owner, it has the 'wow' factor...ROM the outside, it looks like any normal terraced house.FBut Stephen Jennings' home is anything...
The School Fees Are More Than Eton, but My Son Received No Education
CLAIRE Crossley spoke out about her struggles with SEND services after becoming so disillusioned she resorted to setting up her own charity to help other parents.Her eldest son Joseph, 16, has autism and hypermobility, while between them, her eight-year-old...
Titchard: Thunder Must Get on Roll
STEVE Titchard is not labelling tomorrow's Kia Super League clash with Surrey Stars as must-win for his Lancashire Thunder side, but he knows games soon will be if they don't triumph.The short and sharp nature of the fivegame KSL means losing sides have...
What Does the Future Hold for Streets Which Were Once the Jewels in Our City's Crown?
ST Ann's Square and King Street have been at Manchester's heart for centuries.Steeped in history, the cobbled medieval plaza fronting St Ann's church has long been associated with the city's defining eras and moments, including most recently the aftermath...
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