Manchester Evening News

Articles from October 20, 2012

'Alcohol Alley' Set to Get 22ND Booze Outlet ; Councillors Decide Not to Block Shop Application Community Leaders Furious over Decision
PLANS for a new booze outlet on a road dubbed 'Alcohol Alley' look set to be given the go-ahead - leaving community leaders furious.Amadi's Food Mart will become the 22nd licensed premises on or around a 1.5-mile stretch of Moston Lane in Moston if given...
A Magical Step Back in Time ; TRAVELAbigail Kemp and Family Enjoyed a Fact-Filled Visit to Ironbridge. with History, Industry and Wildlife
AS fairgrounds go it was pretty basic - no blaring music, no 'wanna go faster?' waltzers, no bouncy slides, just a handful of stalls and a couple of wooden rides - but the children thought it was magical.We had stepped back in time 100 years and were...
Ayes to the Right, Tweets to the Left ; David Cameron Isn't Afraid of Social Networks, and He's Now Got His Own Twitter Account to Prove It. What Does This Mean for Political Debate When the Next General Election Rolls Around
DAVID Cameron's first tweet was inoffensive enough: "I promise there won't be too many tweets," he quipped. But the prime minister's arrival on Twitter is something of a milestone.He is the first prime minister in office to create an account on the social...
Banned, 70mph Drink-Driver in 7am Smash ; BMW Ended Up Perched on Grass bankAdmin Assistant Nearly Double Limit, Court Told
ADRUNKEN woman left a BMW perched on a grass bank after losing control at speeds of up to 70mph.DRUNKEN woman left a BMW perched on a grass bank after losing control at speeds of up to 70mph.Victoria Sinclair, 26, was seen speeding down Oldham Road in Miles...
Benny Fought for Ramblers' Rights ; PEAK PRACTICE
CROFTON Avenue, Timperley, is an ordinary, suburban street of respectable semi-detached houses, just like so many others on the western outskirts of Manchester.But it will be the scene next Wednesday of a rather special event at which a blue plaque will...
Blues Boss Expecting Injured Ace Silva to Be Back in Time to Face Swansea
ROBERTO Mancini is expecting the hamstring injury David Silva picked up during the international break will keep the midfielder out until City play Swansea next week, writes ROB DAWSON.Silva was forced off during the first half of Spain's 1-1 draw with...
Caring Charity's Pounds 12m Tonic for Hospital Kids ; Quarter-Century of Moneyraising by Group Now They Join M.E.N.'S Wish List of Hopefuls
^ The M.E.N. is giving away Pounds 25,000 to community groups in the local area. We have now reached our limit for applications onto this year's Wish List. The more tokens the groups on our List have at the end of the campaign, the bigger the share of...
Class War as Osborne Boards Train with Wrong Ticket
CHANCELLOR George Osborne has been accused of being 'out of touch' after he was forced to pay Pounds 190 to go first class on a train - when he only had a standard ticket.The Tatton MP boarded the train to Euston at Wilmslow yesterday afternoon before...
Conjure Up Some Bewitching Tipples ; THE DRINKS CABINET
HERE are some bewitching tipples for howling Halloween parties and bonfire bashes DEVISHLY DIVINE DRINKS Hocus pocus! With the clocks turning back and the streets blanketed in darkness for Halloween (October 31), the night sky and ghostly shadows are...
Creche-Escape Tot 'Millimetres from Being Run Over' ; Boy, 2, Left School and Went to Precinct Car Park Agency Worker Looking after Child 'Won't Be Back'
ATODDLER was able to wander out of a school creche, along a main road and into a busy car park - where he narrowly avoided being run over.The two-year-old boy is believed to have slipped out of a gate at Birchfields Primary School in Fallowfield and...
Cycling Chief Ready to Give Lance Verdict
CYCLING International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid will Monday reveal the world governing body's response to the United States Antidoping Agency's scathing Lance Armstrong report on Monday.Armstrong refused to co-operate with USADA, who last week published...
Drinkers Fined after Deceiving Landlord ; REWINDDEANNA DELAMOTTA
Monday October 14, 1912 Deceiving the landlord IN Bolton Police Court, Thomas Bancks, licensee of the Sportsman's Arms, Chorley Old Road, was charged with keeping his house open during prohibited hours. Arising out of this, six men were summoned for...
Fallen Leaves Can Do Wonders for Your Soil ; GARDENINGMake Good Use of the Fallen Leaves in Your Garden by Turning Them into Leaf Mould, Hannah Stephenson Advises
RECYCLING garden debris is one of the best and most economical ways of boosting your soil and now's the time to put your eco- friendly hat on and make some leaf mould out of fallen leaves.Leaf mould is a humus-rich soil conditioner which makes a good mulch...
Fledglings Can Fly High Says Magic Chief Forber
MANCHESTER Magic chief Joe Forber is optimistic the club's fledgling players can spread their wings this season, writes ANTHONY JEPSON.Magic and their sister team, the Mystics, have put their faith in youth again for the 2012-13 campaign - and the club's...
Flintoff Ready for His Boxing Day ; Former Lancashire Star Is Determined to Show Ring Debut Is No Laughing Matter
ANDREW Flintoff's professional boxing debut is no joke - especially for the man himself.The former Ashes winner and Lancashire all-rounder makes his ring bow on November 30 when he tops the bill at the Manchester Arena.As yet, he doesn't know his opponent,...
Food We Can All Find Time to Cook
JAMIE'S 15 MINUTE MEALS (Monday, Channel 4, 5pm) JAMIE Oliver must be thankful that this latest series is billed as 'fast-paced'.How does he manage to fit it all in? Dividing his time between writing best-selling cookery books, heading televised healthy...
Giants Wow Crowd with Points Spree ; Jones Hails Fans after Thrashing the Tigers
MCR GIANTS 102 MERSEY TIGERS 51 MANCHESTER Giants crushed hapless Mersey Tigers by 51 points last night - but coach Jeff Jones warned his men must be ready for much tougher tests.rivals from the other end of the East Lancs Road.And while they were delighted...
Going Wild about Chester ; TRAVELAs Half Term Beckons, Claire Mooney and Family Take a Trip to Chester Zoo and Find Time for Cakes and City Sightseeing Too
CHESTER is the perfect mix of the historic and the fashionable, according to the marketing men - but for us it went from the sublime to the ridiculous ... or perhaps the sacred to the profane.The sublime? That would be the stunning Chester Cathedral,...
Grizzly Bear ; Reviews Academy
A DIFFERENT venue for each different album? It's not an idea that promoters would encourage, but it felt like a policy by US alt-rock combo Grizzly Bear when they rocked, yes rocked, the Academy.They were last here three years ago, at a hushed Manchester Cathedral...
Hart Is My Man for All Seasons ; Rain or Shine, 'Cocky' Joe Can Be the Best around Says Roberto Mancini
ROBERTO Mancini needed a little help from his translator to get his head around Roy Keane's suggestion earlier in the week that Joe Hart was 'too cocky'.But when he had finally added the word to his English lexicon, the Italian chose to take it as a...
Here Come the Girls with a Bit More Grit ; US Comedy Follows Lives of Four Friends Praised for Portrayal of Young Womanhood
ASK Zosia Mamet where she lives and she'll tell you it's, at least partly, "on an airplane".The American actress says she has been spending so much time jetting between Los Angeles and New York recently that she's also started referring to herself as...
Horse Power Ruled the Day on Grandfather's Dairy Farm ; MEMORIES
A PICTURE of a horsedrawn milk float (see above) used to illustrate our Rewind the Century column a fortnight ago brought back memories for Roy Jackson of Higher Blackley as he had donated the photograph to Manchester Libraries' Local Image Collection....
In Touch
? NORTH Manchester General Hospital is currently trying to locate family members of the late Mr Robert Jameson, who sadly passed away on September 12, 2012.Mr Jamesons' date of birth was January 18, 1945 and last known address was in Newton Heath.SWe...
Keep Up the Pressure Says Fusilier Fight MP ; Campaign Lifted by Commons Vote Victory Government Warned Not to Be 'Arrogant'
MINISTERS DEFEATED IN CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save our Fusiliers have said the battle is only half won after scoring key victories this week.The 2nd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, has been earmarked for disbandment as part of widespread...
Luxury Hotel with a Licence to Thrill ; Ahead of the Release of New Bond Film Skyfall, Justin Connolly Visits London Secret Agent-Style with a Stay at MI6's Favourite Hotel
THE envelope was pushed through the letterbox and dropped to the floor behind the door. It was stamped 'TOP SECRET' and the return address was 'Universal Exports'.But it wasn't addressed to me, it was for my son. His name? Connolly.Finn Connolly. Aged...
Making Fright Night Sweet ; Want to Keep the Kids Entertained This Halloween? Annabel Karmel Has Some Devilishly Delicious Bites, Writes Diana Pilkington
WITH vampires, werewolves and zombies still all the rage on our screens, Halloween is the perfect time to show off your creative side.Even if your costume-crafting skills don't stretch beyond cutting eyes out of a sheet, you can keep the kids happy by...
Martinez: My Bond with Boss Dave Our Strength
WIGAN boss Roberto Martinez has described his relationship with chairman Dave Whelan as the club's biggest strength ahead of today's Premier League trip to his former side Swansea.Martinez left the Swans for Wigan in June 2009 and his position has largely...
More Scares Than Ever at Theme Park
IF you become the victim of a pumpkin shortage this Halloween, blame those purveyors of terror at Alton Towers.The thrill-packed theme park just down the M6 has given itself over to the spooky festivities.For its Scarefest 2012, the place is packed with...
Murder Victim 'Had Up to Pounds 3,000 in His Wallet' ; 84-Year-Old 'Often Carried Large Sums' Police Say He Could May Been Dead 10 Days
APENSIONER brutally murdered in his own home was carrying up to Pounds 3,000 in his wallet, it has been revealed.Widower Vincent Kershaw, 84, was found with serious head injuries at his semidetached house in Milnrow after concerned neighbours contacted...
New Storey, New Chapter: Tower and Library Link 'To Get Go-Ahead' ; 'Son of Beetham' Plan to Be Approved Central Library Bid Also Set for Green Light
TWO landmark city centre projects - including Manchester's second Beetham Tower style skyscraper - are set to be approved by planners.Architect Ian Simpson's 42-storey tower, which is set to transform the city's skyline, and his controversial new link...
Perfect Place to Satisfy the Thirst of Wannabe Bond Girl ; Jemma Gofton Stepped into the Life of 007's Creator and Discovered That His Art Very Much Reflected Life
MY obsession with all things Bond, James Bond started at the Curzon cinema in Urmston. I was there to watch Octopussy and within minutes a suave Roger Moore and a mesmerising Maud Adams had me hooked.It was 1982, I was 12 and from that day on I was desperate...
Perfect Track for Some Grand Views ; WALKSDunham Park Is Delightful and So Are the Surrounding Villages, While the Trans Pennine Trail Beguiles Cyclists, Horse Riders and Walkers. and Then There's the Bridgewater Canal Where We Found the Brew Boat and Enjoyed a Cuppa and Homemade Cake
THE ROUTE Join the Trans Pennine Trail at the car park and turn right. This section of the Trail, which links the North and Irish seas, opened in 1998 and follows the former Warrington and Stockport Railway, built in the 1850s. Cross Station Road and...
'Plebgate' Mitchell Is Right to Go, Say Police ; Chief Whip Resigns but Denies Officers' Claims He Tells PM 'I Will Not Be Able to Fulfil Duties'
POLICE have welcomed Andrew Mitchell's resignation as chief whip as 'the right decision' - following the furore over his confrontation with officers in Downing Street.In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr Mitchell said it had become clear that 'I will...
Salford Talks 'Ongoing' ; Reds Respond after Winding Up petitionVeivers Still Hopeful of Landing Aussie Star
CRISIS club Salford City Reds last night issued a statement revealing that talks aimed at securing the club's future are ongoing.Officials at the City of Salford stadium say they are 'very confident' of a positive conclusion which they believe 'will...
Savile: How the Terrible Truth Got Lost in a Legend ; A String of People Have Now Told Greater Manchester Police They Were in Salford and Manchester during the Late 1950s and 60s. as the Huge Avoided Being Caught for So Long
WHEN Jimmy Savile arrived in Manchester in 1957, he had already mastered one of his greatest talents - being noticed.being noticed.Dressed in expensive smart suits, see-through shirts with pockets full of pound notes, and smoking cigars, 31-year-old...
Sharks Think Big for Cup Mission ; Sale Chief Bryan Redpath Will Send out Most of His Star Names for Sale's Heineken Mission in France
SALE boss Bryan Redpath has taken a bold gamble by unleashing the bulk of his available big beasts for tomorrow's daunting Heineken Cup mission in Montpellier.The bid to face down the Top 14 big guns at their imposing Le Stade Yves du Manoir ground comes...
Sir Alex Rap for Roberts over Protest
SIR Alex Ferguson has called for a united front against racism as some black players threatened to boycott the wearing of 'Kick it Out' t-shirts as a protest.Clubs have sanctioned the wearing of the t-shirts in the warm- ups before the weekend's matches...
Spy's the Limit as Hilton Takes Swankiness to New Heights
YOU can keep your Martini Mr Bond. Whether shaken or stirred, it's not my tipple of choice - I'm much more of a Champagne cocktail kinda gal.POP Bar at the London Hilton on Park Lane is the fizz drinker's friend. Small, colourful and trendy, the bar,...
STAY YAYA ; Mancini Keen for Toure to Miss Africa Cup of Nations
ROBERTO Mancini is set to hold talks with Yaya Toure in a bid to persuade the Ivory Coast midfielder not to abandon City to play in the Africa Cup of Nations.There have been suggestions the midfielder could announce his retirement from international...
Tears and Smiles with Teacher's Tale ; BOOKS
Please, Miss Bernadette Robinson (Hodder, Pounds 6.99) EARLIER this Greater Manschool EARLIER this week a study found that almost half of teachers in Greater Manchester take food into school for hungry pupils. Bernadette Robinson's memoir of her career...
The Best of the Web What You're Commenting on at Manchestereveningnews.Co.UK
Old soldiers march on London as Manchester Evening News campaign helps win Parliament vote to save Fusiliers An interesting report which doesn't face the fact that one man's regiment being cut is another's being saved. (Remember 'Save the Argyles'?)...
The Day the Music Died for Despairing Don ; INTERVIEWExactly 40 Years Ago, Don McLean Was Basking in the Instant Worldwide Fame Afforded by His Masterwork American Pie. Happy Times? Apparently Not, Explains the Melancholic Singer-Songwriter to Paul Taylor
TALKING to Don McLean about his 40-year career, I'm reminded of a particular phrase from one of the best-known lyrics in popular music."The day the music died," he keened on American Pie.For McLean, one of life's glass-half-empty people by his own admission,...
Twenty20 Worries ; Cumbes Concerned over ECB's New Plan Counties Will Struggle to Attract Big Names
LANCASHIRE chief executive Jim Cumbes is yet to be convinced the ECB's new plans for county cricket are going to work.The game's governing body have announced a shake up of the domestic season from 2014 onwards.Following a survey which involved around...
Video Games
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PS3, Pounds 37.99) ..... Strategy games have come on in leaps and bounds since 1994, when the first XCOM title was released, and there may only be a pocketful of gamers who remember the original with the fondness it deserves. Eighteen...
We'll Stand Tall against Stoke Giants, Says Boss
UNITED are refusing to be scared into submission against Stoke's 'jolly green giants' and are ready to slay Tony Pulis's side at Old Trafford today.Stoke's emphasis on aerial bombardment has upset the Premier League elite since they achieved top level...
Whitmarsh Putting Safety First in Delhi
F1 McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh is not prepared to put the lives of his staff on the line in India this year after his nervewracking experiences of New Delhi's crazy roads last season.India boasts the highest road accident death rate in the...
Young Will Wing Back to the Top! ; Fergie Backs His Fit-Again Wide Man to Emerge out of Old Trafford's Shadows to Make a Contribution
ASHLEY Young is ready to jog a few memories as he bids to polish up his act and prove a wing gem's worth against United's new diamond formation.The Reds' England winger has been sidelined since the Old Trafford opener against Fulham in August.A knee...
Your Stars with Claire Petulengro
LIVE PSYCHIC UK: 09061 743 577 MEDIUM: 09061 743 578 CREDIT CARD: 08000 631186 TAROT: 09061 743 579 SMS: Text Claire4 to 86010 Capricorn December 22 - January 20 What you thought to be a promise from a close one could well have been just a suggestion.Try...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.