Manchester Evening News

Articles from December 14, 2017

Analysis What We Learned
WHAT BY SAMUEL ¦ SHAW PUTTING PRESSURE ON YOUNG THIS was the first 'opportunity' Jose Mourinho promised Luke Shaw after his man of the match comeback against CSKA Moscow last week and he again performed like someone affronted by the prospect of being...
Bastille's Reworking of Songs a Class Act
BASTILLE have announced a UK tour for April 2018 - giving their back catalogue a classical reworking.The 'ReOrchestrated' Tour will see the band giving their back catalogue a dramatic re-imagining, using different instrumentation and ideas.We deconstructed...
Boss Sure Pleased for Shaw and McTominay
UNITED manager Jose Mourinho was delighted with and Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay's performances following their first Premier League starts of the season in the 1-0 win over Bournemouth.Shaw made his first league start in seven months and 13 days while...
Couple Cleared of Killing Baby
A COUPLE accused of killing their fourday-old baby have walked free from court after being cleared by a jury.Anthony Clark, 35, and Catherine Davies, 25, denied the murder of Ian Arthur Davies Jr in August last year.The Bolton couple admitted a second...
Decision Expected on Hotel Block
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new apart-hotel on the edge of the Northern Quarter are due to be recommended for approval today - despite opposition from local councillors.The proposed building would be 13 storeys at its tallest point on Shudehill, a height...
Disabled Children Reveal Their Fears
MANY disabled children in Greater Manchester fear they won't be able to become parents or have a stable future, a charity has revealed.The anxieties faced by have been shared by Childline counsellors who have given them help and reassurance. In the last...
Four-Some Display as Record Is SMASHED
perfect night for the blues as they claim new english record with a brilliant 15th straight win topping arsenal's run in 2002FIFTEEN straight wins, a new English record - not bad for a bunch of ill-bred louts, divers and cheats!The Blues claimed the...
Fury Could Have Boxing Licence Back in Weeks
TYSON Fury could have his boxing licence reinstated by the British Boxing Board of Control as early as next month.UK Anti-Doping has cleared the 29-year-old Manchester heavyweight to return to the ring following his acceptance of a backdated two-year...
Gomes Signs His First Professional Deal with the Reds
MANCHESTER United have confirmed that talented teenager Angel Gomes has signed a new contract.The 17-year-old, from Salford, has caught the eye as a creative midfielder and is already a part of United and Premier League history.He was handed his first...
Hospital to Create 90 More Beds
PLANS to expand a mental health hospital in Stockport, creating beds for 90 more patients, have been submitted to council bosses.The Priory Hospital hopes to build a new 60-bed unit, along with a 30-bed unit, at its facility in Cheadle.According to planning...
I'm Very Sorry, but Family Must Always Come First
PETER Kay has cancelled his UK tour due to 'unforeseen circumstances.' .The comic announced his live comeback last month - his first live tour in eight years - selling out 22 nights at Manchester Arena across 2018 and 2019.He was set to perform more...
It's Easy to Help the Most Vulnerable This Christmas
IT'S easy to forget sometimes, but we Brits are a generous bunch.I was passing through a tube station in London earlier this month and watched volunteers from Wrap Up London taking part in the annual collection of warm coats and clothes for the homeless...
Jo Morfee Is Director of Liverpool Girl Geeks
What made you want to get into this line of work? I'm passionate about equality of opportunity for all. I believe that education can provide people of all ages with more opportunities in life and broadens their horizons.I love working with young people...
Jose Needs to Fire Up Lacklustre United
mourinho must remind his team - and fans - that the season is far from over with lots to play for after downbeat performanceEMPTY seats around Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson scrolling through his phone. Romelu Lukaku barely breaking a smile after an...
Kingfisher Feels Winter Chill
THIS may seem a bit like déjà vu but I do get really worried about our wildlife at this time of year.In fact, I am probably more worried than they are. Our wonderful birds and mammals just huddle together, fluff up and wait for the return of spring.I...
Lancs Stars Play Santa with Visit to Hospital
LANCASHIRE players, coaches and staff visited the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to help spread some Christmas joy as they dropped off presents for patients.The Red Rose squad took time out of their busy winter training schedule to distribute some...
Little Lia Becomes Fourth Blaze Victim
A BLAZE at a family home in Salford has claimed a fourth child victim.Lia Pearson, aged three, who was rescued by fire crews from the burning terraced house in Walkden early on Monday morning, has lost her fight for life.The fire had already killed her...
Lorenzo Looking to Follow in Footsteps of His Idol Sergio
LORENZO Gonzalez is ready to spring into life as City start another FA Youth Cup campaign.The Swiss starlet made an instant impact after moving to the club last year, finishing as top scorer for the Under-18s with 14 goals in 22 games as his explosive...
Mad Friday's Back on! Well, for Half of Us
ARRIVA BUS COMPANY PUTS STRIKE ACTION IN REVERSE FOR BUSIEST FESTIVE WEEKEND - BUT FIRST STAFF STILL PLAN DECEMBER WALK-OUTCHRISTMAS just got a lot easier for thousands of bus passengers after Arriva staff called off their December strike action.A series...
Man and Woman Are Charged with Murder
A MAN and woman have appeared in court charged with the murder of three children in a house fire.Zac Bolland, 22, of Blackleach Drive, Walkden, and Courtney Brierley, 20, of Worsley Avenue, Little Hulton, both Salford, are charged with the murders of...
Manchester a Vehicle Crime Capital
MOTORISTS in Manchester are more likely to have their car stolen than almost anywhere else in the country, new figures show.Last year, some 1,600 vehicles were stolen in the city - up from 1,153 the year before.That equates to more than four car thefts...
May Suffers Key Brexit Bill Defeat
MPs have "taken back control" of the Brexit process and inflicted a humiliating House of Commons defeat on Theresa May with the help of around a dozen Tory rebels.In a damaging blow to her already diminished authority, Tory rebels rallied around ringleader...
Mum Had 10 Pints and Stole Car
A MUM sank ten pints of lager during a girlie night out and then mowed down a motorist after she stole his car, a court heard.Jessica Marron, 29, jumped behind the wheel of Joe Fishwick's Vauxhall Zafira after falling out with him at a house party.She...
Pep: 'We Are Happy in Our Lives and Jobs'
PEP Guardiola was elated after seeing his City side make history.Not only have 15 consecutive wins been enough to seen the Blues 11 points clear at the top of the table, it is a feat that has never before been achieved in the English top flight.City's...
Police Appeal for Rape Witnesses
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a young woman was raped as she made her way home from a nightclub.The victim, in her 20s, was walking back from Guilty, in Stevenson Square, in the Northern Quarter, when she was attacked.She told a person nearby...
Police Launch Derby Smoke Bomb Probe
BOTH Greater Manchester Police and the FA have launched investigations after a smoke bomb was thrown onto the pitch during the derby.The incident occurred in the dying minutes of Sunday's match at Old Trafford as City midfielder Bernardo Silva was preparing...
Pound Notes
BUSY MUMS 'BELIEVE HECTIC LIVES PUT THEM AT FRAUD RISK' AROUND two-fifths of mothers believe their busy lives make them more at risk of fraud, research has found. Some 38% feel hectic schedules make them more susceptible to scams, according to a survey...
Rogue Builder Is Spared Jail
A ROGUE builder who left his victim with a roof full of holes and more than £7,000 out of pocket has escaped jail.Joseph Gerrard, 48, took £3,500 from Patsy Stevens for a new roof at her home in Little Hulton but abandoned the job before it was finished....
Salford Set for Early Clash with Big Ben
SALFORD will come face-to-face with their former star second-rower Ben Murdoch-Masila earlier than expected in the new year after the Red Devils confirmed a friendly against the Tongan international's new club Warrington.The match - on Saturday, January...
Should Delay in Complaining Cost Me a TV?
QI BOUGHT a 50-inch screen HiSense TV from Currys online at the end of August, paying £499. It was delivered the next day but because I had a fractured toe at that time, I was more or less immobile and I certainly could not cope with the effort needed...
Simple Ways to Save Money This Winter
We all feel the pinch at this time of year - but it is possible to limit the damage, says VICKY SHAWWINTER can put a chill on the wallet, with Christmas bills throwing even the most carefullyplanned budgets off course, and plunging temperatures leaving...
Sleep It off on the Snoozeliner!
DRUNK passengers, glaring lights and cramped conditions on the bus are often the price you pay for a night out or working the graveyard shift.But the creators of the proposed 'Snoozeliner' service claim their 'next generation' night bus could change...
Snow Work for You Today
" CAN'T get into the office due to the snow" is a common excuse heard around the country as the winter weather takes a grip.However it turns out as many as 27 per cent of the workforce have an ulterior motive to have a snow day at their employer's expense.Office...
The End of Democracy
COULD there have been a more pitiful site than the Prime Minister Theresa May sulking off to Brussels in the small hours of Friday morning, summoned by the unelected EU bureaucrats to deliver Britain's surrender of its own sovereignty? Juncker took great...
Town Hall's £5.5M Homeless Overspend
MANCHESTER town hall is facing a £5.5m overspend due to soaring numbers of homeless people and vulnerable children going into care.At their latest executive meeting council bosses admitted huge pressures on social services have left them facing a shortfall...
UK Workers 'Most Open' to Leaving Their Current Job
THE ADP Research Institute has revealed that 70 per cent of UK employees would consider leaving their current job, with nearly a quarter (24 per cent) actively looking for new opportunities and nearly half (46 per cent) passively looking. This figure...
United Rated
DAVID DE GEA Had one of his busiest 45 minutes of the season as he had to make multiple saves to prevent Bournemouth. 8 ANTONIO VALENCIA A standard performance from the Ecuadorian. Solid throughout without offering much in an attacking capacity. 6 PHIL...
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