Manchester Evening News

Articles from November 30, 2015

80MPH GUSTS CAUSE CHAOS ...AND THERE'S MORE TO COME ; STORM CLODAGH BATTERS MANCHESTER: Two More Days of High Winds and Torrential Rain on the Way after Gale Creates a Path of Destruction in Our Region
ABATTERED Greater Manchester was picking up the pieces today after Storm Clodagh tore through the region with winds gusting up to a terrifying 80mph. The storm stripped roofs from buildings, ripped up trees, forced some flights to be diverted away from...
Ammies Miss Chance to Move Joint-Top ; Non-League
SALFORD CITY spurned the chance to join Nantwich Town at the top of the Evo-Stik Premier on Saturday.With the league leaders and secondplaced Blyth in FA Trophy action, Salford had the chance to make ground on their promotion rivals.But the Ammies remain...
Be Prepared for Delays at Hospitals, Say Bosses
HOSPITALS across Greater Manchester are urging people only to go to A&E in a real emergency tomorrow as they put plans in place to cope when thousands of junior doctors go on strike.Health chiefs are drawing up contingency plans to ensure patients are...
Caballero Back to His Best and Ready for More
STAND-IN keeper Willy Caballero feels he produced his best performance for City in Saturday's 3-1 win over Southampton.Caballero deputised for the injured Joe Hart in just his fourth Premier League start for the Blues and thwarted Dusan Tadic twice as City...
CARE WORKER STRUCK DEMENTIA PATIENT, 85 ; Family Angry after Woman Escapes Jail Following Assault at Sheltered Housing Apartment
AN 85-year-old woman with dementia was struck by a care worker in the sheltered housing apartment where she lived.Rachel Hewitt ended up in court after the assault on May Richardson - but she walked free, sparking fury from the victim's family.Mrs Richardson...
CIGARETTE TAX DODGE MAN GETS YEAR IN JAIL Todd Fitzgerald Hearing Will Soon Take Service, Sandra ; Fraudster Tried to Blame 'A Man in the Pub' after Police Found Stash of Illegal Tobacco
AROCHDALE swindler who tried to blame a mystery 'man in the pub' for his illegal stash of cigarettes has been jailed after admitting to a Pounds 37,000 tax fraud.Andrew Longbottom was caught red-handed by HM Revenue and Customs officers in 2013 after...
CITY HOSTS HERITAGE BUILDINGS GATHERING ; Big Names to Attend Conference Which Will Shine Light on Benefits of Heritage Buildings
ARAFT of influential decision makers and three of the UK's leading heritage organisations will meet at a Manchester conference this week to discuss the challenges and benefits of reusing industrial heritage buildings. Reviving Places By Reusing Industrial Heritage...
City Rated
CABALLERO Good save from Wanyama in first half, and superb one from Davis at 2-1, eased a few of the fears about him saGNa Took a nasty blow to the head, and faced livewires in Bertrand and Mane, but stuck to his task manfully and defended well DEMICHELIS...
CONCERN OVER GARY NEVILLE'S BUILDING PLAN ; Heritage Bosses Say Ex-Red's Scheme Does Not Give Enough Weight to Historic Importance of City Centre Site
HERITAGE bosses have raised concerns over Gary Neville's biggest city centre development project.Historic England, formerly English Heritage, says initial plans for Jackson's Row do not fully take into account the 'signifi- cance' of the buildings already...
County Dumped out of Trophy ; Non-League Sam Byrne
STOCKPORT County's struggles continued with a 2-0 home loss to Nantwich Town in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy.Andy White struck with less than 10 minutes left for the Evo- Stik Premier side before Liam Shotton slotted home a lastminute penalty....
De Bruyne: I Will Shine with Silva ; Match Reaction City 3 Southampton 1
PLAYING for City makes Kevin de Bruyne feel 'free in the head' - and he is looking forward to tearing up the Premier League with David Silva!The Belgian ace returned to top form in spectacular style, scoring one and creating two more as the Blues roared...
DO IT AGAIN! ; Old Trafford Could Host Fury World Title Rematch with Beaten Champion Klitschko
TYSON Fury and Wladimir Klitschko will do it all again after the beaten world heavyweight champion confirmed his intention to exercise the rematch clause in their fight contract.The details are still to be determined in terms of dates and locations but...
Five Reasons Ronaldo Could Move to United
BOTH PARTIES WANT THE MOVE TO HAPPEN UNITED attempted to sign a slew of eminent players in the summer but came a cropper when they realised almost all of them would not agitate to join the Reds.Ronaldo's situation, though, has changed so drastically...
Flares Go Up at Football Games ; Figures Reveal a Rise in the Number of Supporters Being Arrested for Smuggling Pyrotechnics into Matches
THE number of football fans arrested for taking flares and smoke bombs into matches has risen over the last five seasons.And both Manchester clubs are in the top seven when it comes to the number of fans held for the offence.In all games in England during...
Flitcroft Unhappy with Shakers' First-Half Display ; MILLWALL ................... 1 BURY ............................. 0
MANAGER David Flitcroft felt a poor start cost Bury dear as they suffered back-to-back league defeats for just the second time this season.Shaun Williams fired Millwall into a 14thminute lead and Flitcroft chose to change things round before half-time...
Furious Dunn Is Unsure of Latics' Fighting Qualities ; CREWE ......................... 1 OLDHAM ...................... 0 Sheldan Keay
OLDHAM Athletic manager David Dunn is unsure whether his players are good enough after they suffered their third straight league defeat at Crewe Alexandra.Adam King got the only goal in the first half to send Latics home from Gresty Road empty-handed.The...
Fury Tells Haye: I'd Rather Vacate My Belts Than Give You Another Chance
TYSON Fury has told David Haye to forget about ever fighting for his world titles.The new heavyweight world champion has dismissed any chance of a Battle of Britain with the Hayemaker.Haye, who has just stepped out of retirement, has twice pulled out...
Hidden Gems Are out There ; Match Reaction Leicester 1 United 1
CHRIS Smalling believes clubs should scour the non-league scene for more bargain buys.The United defender cost the Reds Pounds 10m when he was signed in 2010 from Fulham.Yet the London club picked him up for a cut price Pounds 10,000 down payment from...
Hill Delighted as Rochdale Strike the Right Balance ; ROCHDALE .................. 2 PORT VALE.................. 1
ROCHDALE manager Keith Hill felt his side struck the right balance as they brought in-form Port Vale's four-game winning streak to an end. Chris Birchall fired the visitors in front on 13 minutes, but Dale showed great character as they relentlessly...
IT'S DELPH SERVICE FOR TOURE ; MATCH ANALYSIS CITY 3 SOUTHAMPTON 1summer Signing Fabian Is Injury- Free and Getting the Best out of Yaya
CITY may have hit on an F-plan formula that could keep Yaya Toure at the heart of their team well into his thirties. The big Ivorian had started to become a conundrum for the Blues - they couldn't cope with his defensive shortcomings, but they were not...
Know Your Christmas Shopping Rights ; We Are Well into the Christmas Shopping Season and Have Also Just Experienced Another Black Friday, So It's Important to Know Your Rights, Says Consumer Expert DEAN DUNHAM
SHOPPING IN STORE 1. Gift Vouchers: One of the basic requirements of retailers when you return goods is that you produce the receipt/ proof of purchase.However, when you buy a gift for someone, you don't want to give him or her the receipt in case they...
LACKLUSTRE SALE BLASTED BY BOSS ; Diamond Takes Few Positives from Sharks'draw with Newcastle.SALE SHARKS........................15 NEWCASTLE FALCONS.......15
FIRST the good news. Sale maintained their unbeaten home record and didn't lose a game where they were distinctly second best from start to finish.Unfortunately there the list of positives for the Sharks ends after a display every bit as bleak and depressing...
Last-Minute Bid to Halt Doctors'strike ; Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Desperately Tries to Settle Dispute with Junior Medics as First Face-to-Face .Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Desperately Tries to Settle Dispute with Junior Medics as First Face-to-Face .Talks Take Place with Union Representatives
THOUSANDS of junior doctors are gearing up to walk out on strike tomorrow as Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tries desperately to settle an ongoing contract dispute.Ministers remain hopeful a series of walkouts, could be averted after union leaders and...
Lucky Escape for Residents as Roof Is Blown Off
RESIDENTS in a Denton suburb claimed it was a miracle no-one was killed when the storm ripped the roof off a row of shops.High-winds tore away the new roof from the parade of shops on Moorfield Avenue, flipping it over and sending it crashing onto cars and...
Mental Health Services Have Always Been a Poor Relation
MENTAL health services form a crucial part of the NHS, and yet they have always been the poor relation in the health service. The Independent Mental Health Services Alliance has found that high demand and mounting financial constraints has resulted in...
Mini Park to Bloom in Spinningfields
ITH Spinningfields'lawns depleted to a strip of grass in front of The Lawn Club by building work in Hardman Square, the neighbourhood has been sorely missing some green space.Not any more - with the launch of The Garden, a new public space now sprucing...
Murray Stars as GB Clinch Davis Cup Victory
ANDY Murray pulled off the most impressive feat of his career by beating David Goffin to clinch the Davis Cup.Great Britain's first title since 1936 was secured when Murray completed a 6-3 7-5 6-3 victory over the Belgian number one at the Flanders Expo...
NEW CAFE SET TO MAKE CAT LOVERS PURR ; Customers Are Sure to Be Feline Fine at Sisters'coffee Shop
TWO sisters are preparing to open Manchester's first ever cat cafe in the city centre.Cat fans will be able to enjoy unlimited cuddles with their feline friends when the unusual cafe opens in the fashionable Northern Quarter next spring.Entrepreneurs...
One-Pound Baby to Heavyweight World Champion
TYSON Fury has written himself into boxing folklore but it all began in the humble surroundings of Wythenshawe, south Manchester for Britain's newest fighting king.Tyson Luke Fury was born in August 1988 to a traveller family, three months premature...
On the Trail of a Real Life Murder ; TODAY'S TV with Sara Wallis
PICK OF THE DAY The Murder Detectives (Channel 4, 9pm) AHARROWING story of the senseless murder of a teenager. Except that this is not a drama, it's very real.This extraordinary documentary series follows the police investigation into the stabbing of...
Police Launch Bid to Stop Loan Sharks' Christmas Lending ; Officers Begin Week of Action during 'Hunting Season'
ACRACKDOWN on loan sharks has been launched across Greater Manchester in the run up to Christmas.Police chiefs aim to raise awareness of the misery illegal money lenders can cause, as new figures reveal the shocking extent of the crime.According to research,...
Pregnant Woman Is Hit by Car and Dragged along on Bonnet ; Baby Is Unharmed but 34-Year-Old Left with Broken Arm and Leg as Motorist Drives Off
APREGNANT woman suffered two broken bones after being dragged along on the bonnet when she was hit by a car in Salford.The 34-year-old, who is five months pregnant, was crossing Bury New Road in Higher Broughton when she was hit by the dark coloured car.She...
Primary Pupils Being Taught the Dangers of Joining Gangs ; Children as Young as Nine Taking Part in Special Lessons Following Rise in Shootings in Salford
CHILDREN as young as nine are being taught about the dangers of getting involved in Salford gangs.The move comes after a spate of gangland shootings in the city - including the murder of Paul Massey and shooting of seven-year-old Christian Hickey, and...
PUPILS IN THE GOOD BOOKS ; Success Story for School as Youngsters Receive Trophy for Coming out Tops in City-Wide Reading Challenge
PUPILS from Stanley Grove Primary Academy proved they are among Manchester's keenest bookworms by winning this year's Summer Reading Challenge school competition trophy.The Longsight school boasted the city's highest percentage of children who completed...
Reds and Celebs United for Glamorous Charity Gala. ; Louis Van Gaal's Squad, along with Some of Their Wags, Put on Their Glad Rags for Money-Raising Event.
lOUIS van Gaal, his Manchester United players and their partners donned their glad rags at the United 4 UNICEF gala dinner last night.The first-team squad and their partners walked the red carpet in their smart black tie attire for the club's annual...
REDS CAN'T PLAY FOXY FOOTBALL ; MATCH ANALYSIS LEICESTER CITY 1 UNITED 1leicester Play like the United of Old - but Van Gaal Is Still Smiling
AS Louis van Gaal walked out of Leicester City's media room following his post-match press conference just before he exited he turned and said: "We did better than last year!" He went off with a smile on his face after a previous tetchy delivery of his...
RISE IN VICTIMS USING SEX ASSAULT CENTRE ; Service at St Mary's Hospital Sees 21 per Cent Increase in People Attending over the Last 12 Months
THE number of people seeking help for rapes or sexual assaults in Greater Manchester has risen by a fifth in just 12 months, the M.E.N can reveal.More than 1,400 female victims of rape or sexual assault attended St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre...
Simon's Still a Wild Boy at Heart
IN the famous Duran Duran hit Wild Boys he sang the line 'wild boys never lose it.' And 80s pop icon Simon Le Bon certainly proved his point when he visited Bijou club to celebrate a triumphant start to their tour at the Manchester Arena.The Hungry Like...
The State Pension Is Changing - Know the Facts ; ADVERTISING FEATUREThe Changes Will Make the System Less Complicated in the Future
THE State Pension is a regular payment from the government most of us can claim when we reach State Pension age.On April 6 2016, the new State Pension will be introduced for women born on or after the April 6 1953, and men born on or after April 6 1951....
THEY Can Always Be Relied on to Put [...]
T? THEY can always be relied on to put on the glitz for a night out on the town.And the stars of The Real Housewives of Cheshire were out in force to party at Club Liv in Peter Street on Saturday night.WAGS Dawn Ward and Leanne Brown were looking super-glam...
Too Many Cars Can't Be Good for Congestion ; Write To: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK
THERE has been much talk about the city centre congestion, which seems to be particularly bad. Most people appreciate there are some temporary causes - scheduled Metrolink roadworks and the unforeseen problems with the sinkhole(s).But a lot of people...
Tyson Knew It Was His Time to Shine ; Big Fight Reaction Klitschko V Fury
fROM the first time he wrapped a tea towel around his hand and sparred with his brother on the kitchen floor, Tyson Fury knew he would be heavyweight world champion.After 12 rounds in Dusseldorf against the man who has dominated boxing's glamour division...
United Rated
7 DE GEA Crucial second-half save from Ulloa kept it 1-1. By his standards, might have expected to save from Vardy 667 DARMIAN Culpable for Vardy's record breaker. He also didn't create enough going forward and delivery was poor MCNAIR With so little...
Volunteers Create Dream Home for Grieving Family ; Charity Helpers Give Boost to Dad and Children of Woman Who Died Following Childbirth
AYOUNG family who lost their mum within hours of her giving birth have had their Bury house transformed into a dream home.Lianne Hindle died at North Manchester General Hospital three hours after having Poppy - the baby girl she had always wished for.Chris...
Weller Is Still Modern as Well as Mod
PAUL Weller has good reason to look behind him, to cash in on 40 impressive years writing bona fide anthems by pulling all those best bits together for a greatest hits tour.Certainly, this crowd would lap that kind of show up; the energy in the arena...
Who Will Our New World Champion Make His First Title Defence Against?
AFTER shocking the world, what next for the new heavyweight king Tyson Fury? The dust is still settling on his unanimous points win against Wladimir Klitschko - but such is the nature of big-time boxing that thoughts are already turning to the next challenges...
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