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Articles from December 18, 2017

150,000 Go Mad for It!
IT was the busiest and booziest night out of the festive calendar as more than 150,000 headed into Manchester city centre to celebrate what has become known as 'Mad Friday'.Police praised revellers for their good behaviour after only six people were...
£5M Boost for China Studies at University
A NEW £5m donation will allow The University of Manchester to establish a major centre for China studies.The move seeks to improve mutual understanding in UK-China relations.It will also establish a new Chinese culture gallery at the Manchester Museum.The...
A Classy Trip with Star Appeal
DIANNE BOURNE travels down to derbyshire to try a hotel with a restaurant that's held a michelin star for 24 yearsANOTHER year passes and it's another year without a Michelin star awarded to any restaurant on Manchester's dining scene. But, thankfully,...
Beyond the Blue Horizon
BBC JOURNALIST JENNIE BOND HAS TRAVELLED ON ASSIGNMENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD, BUT HER HOLIDAY OF CHOICE IS A CARIBBEAN CRUISE tr avel report CaribbeanI'VE travelled the world and seen some exotic sights during my years as the BBC's Royal Correspondent....
Bruno: I'm So Sorry to the Women I Sexually Assaulted
DISGRACED former Coronation Street star Bruno Langley has tearfully admitted that his nightclub sex assaults were 'dreadful, disgraceful and shocking.' .In an interview with the M.E.N.'s sister paper, Sunday Mirror, the actor said: "I know I've let so...
Charity's Mission to Rid the World of Land Mines
IN a quiet corner of Manchester, there is a charity trying to change the world, one step at a time.For anyone who has ever stepped on a land mine, the consequences are devastating.A destructive remnant of war-torn countries, land mines still litter towns,...
ChildLine Gave Me Courage to Say I Was Being Abused
THE NSPCC SAYS CHRISTMAS CAN BE LONELY FOR CHILDREN SUFFERING ABUSE, AND ARE TRYING TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR THOSE IN NEED. AS PART OF THE CHARITY'S LIGHT UP CHRISTMAS FOR CHILDREN CAMPAIGN, STOCKPORT TOWN HALL WILL BE LIT UP IN GREEN UNTIL WEDNESDAY....
Final Warning for PC Who 'Abused Position' with Bid to Kiss Woman on Duty
A POLICE officer has kept his job with a final written warning despite being found guilty of gross misconduct for trying to kiss a lone woman while on duty.Pc Gareth Roscoe, who works for the Rochdale division and patrols Heywood and Middleton, 'abused...
Get the Louboutin Look with Makeover That's Free
WHILE Christian Louboutin's super-expensive stiletto heels may be on many Christmas wish-lists this year, there's one way to get a sample of the designer brand entirely for FREE.For the French shoemaker has launched his own make-up and perfume range,...
How Guardiola Has Worked His Magic on Etihad Stars
PEP Guardiola has thrust the words of his critics back down their throats this season.But the City boss has even silenced the niggly doubts of the club's top brass over three players.The coach has been widely praised for getting his team playing in an...
Hundreds at Vigil for Tragic Blaze Children
THEY turned out in their hundreds in the dark and the cold. Parents with their children. The old and the young.Together, they came to pay their respects to the victims of the horrific house fire in Salford.Carrying pink, blue and 'You'll be missed' balloons,...
Kev Will Leave Lasting Legacy at Blues - Pep
PEP Guardiola claims Kevin de Bruyne's influence on City will be felt for years to come.The Blues boss believes the Belgian playmaker's effect on the club goes beyond his match-winning capabilities - insisting he will leave a legacy for emerging talent...
MANCUNIANS Will Be [...]
MANCUNIANS will be able to fly direct to the Outer Hebrides next summer.Loganair is launching summer routes from Manchester Airport to north isles of Orkney and Shetland, and the Western Isles of the Outer Hebrides.The Orkney route begins on June 22,...
Man Makes Big Splash with Proposal
A GROOM-TO-BE who dropped an engagement ring into the water during a romantic canal-side proposal finally hit the jackpot after a frantic wetsuit search.The man had got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend at the canal basin close to the Bridgewater...
Markets Make Big Change
VISITORS to Manchester's Christmas markets have been proving that the festive season really is about giving and not just receiving this year - having donated thousands of pounds to the Big Change homeless fund.For the first time yellow collection tins...
Midfield Is the Central Issue Jose Must Solve
IT was typical of Gary Neville to notice that seven of the United starters at West Brom were at the club during Sir Alex Ferguson's era.'Scary and sobering,' was Neville's verdict.The Reds have spent £590.6m since Ferguson retired, yet even in victory...
New Deal for Pep
PEP Guardiola will be offered a new City contract in the summer … and the Blues are confident he will stay and help create a dynasty.City remain 11-points clear at the top of the Premier League following their stunning demolition of Tottenham on Saturday.And...
News /Manc Markets Are among the Best
IT'S official - Manchester has one of the best Christmas markets in Europe.The city is the only one in the UK to make the cut in the prestigious European Best Destinations Christmas market competition, which is decided on public votes from all over Europe.The...
News /New App for Ski Explorers
CRYSTAL Ski Holidays has launched a new version of its app so travellers can plan their trip from the comfort of their rooms.The new Ski Explorer 4.0 app features more than 125 ski resorts around the world and is designed to help skiers and their friends...
News /Top Tips for Festive Flights with Kids
AN expert has shared top tips for travelling long-haul with children this Christmas.Jade Cobbs, Emirates cabin supervisor, has shared her advice to help make festive travel a stress-free experience.Emirates is also providing a number of special features...
Our Liam's THE Boy in This Hood
LIAM Gallagher ended his 2017 UK tour with a storming show at the Manchester Arena.Mixing up a set that weaved Oasis classics into tracks from the recent debut solo album As You Were, Liam was in triumphant mood on a frosty Manchester night.He seems...
Pep: I'll Drop Kun If I Feel It's Right
PEP Guardiola insists he will not let sentimentality threaten City's trophy hunt this season.The Catalan is prepared to upset his biggest players in his bid to maintain the Blues' incredible form so far in this campaign.Sergio Aguero was substituted...
Put Parenting on Curriculum
TO address the problems caused by one in three children not being literate when they start school in Greater Manchester (M.E.N., December 14), I have an additional suggestion of my own to add.For a great many families up and down the country being a...
Quiet Man Rom Shows Respect for the Baggies
JOSE Mourinho insists Romelu Lukaku opted for another muted goal celebration against West Brom because it was against his former club.The United striker made it three goals in four with a 27th-minute header, four days after he nodded home the Premier...
Rampant Blues Leave Spurs in Their Wake
THE VERDICT: CITY 4 TOTTENHAM 1 guardiola's city hand out a footballing lesson to tottenham as they secure their 16th straight league victoryPEP Guardiola wanted as many as four Tottenham players last season.On the basis of this latest exhibition from...
Resting Place of a Revolutionary
SANTA Clara is the capital of Villa Clara in central Cuba, known as the resting place of the revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara and a thriving tobacco museum.Must sees for free The Parque Vidal is the central square in Santa Clara, where tourists and...
Return of the Bredi!
WE'VE all done it, and now Asda have made it official.The supermarket officially renamed its French baguettes 'Bredi Master' after a nine-year-old Star Wars fan wrote to them telling them they make the perfect light sabers.In an adorable letter, George...
Rochdale Drop into the Relegaton Zone
ROCHDALE have dropped into the League One relegation zone after they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Oxford United.Keith Hill's side couldn't find a breakthrough at the Crown Oil Arena, but the Dale boss says he didn't see it as a negative result."As...
Sharp Rise in Number of Children with Anxiety
THE number of children getting help for anxiety has risen in the last two years, according to the NSPCC.Thousands of children and teenagers have contacted Childline as they battle anxiety, with some suffering panic attacks as they struggle to get help.The...
Stand with Us and Run a Marathon
IF you have set yourself the challenge of completing a marathon in 2018 then here's your chance to get a free place.We have 10 spots on offer for you to be part of the M.E.N.'s We Stand Together Team in the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon.The fast...
'Sultry' Gemma Stuns Judges in Strictly Finale
Gemma Atkinson and Aljaz Skorjane- on Saturday night. HOLBY City star Joe McFadden may have claimed the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball - but Bury's own Gemma Atkinson got everyone talking with her sensational showdance in the spectacular grand final.Former...
THE FREE Bears
tr avel report CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA HAS BANNED THE TROPHY HUNTING OF GRIZZLIES. SARAH MARSHALL VENTURES INTO THE CARIBOO MOUNTAINS TO MEET GARY ZORN, AN EX-HUNTING GUIDE AND BEAR TOURISM PIONEERWADING through waist-height devil's club shrubs with...
Three-Day Week for Everyone Is the Future
Letters, comments and emails VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukI HAVE enormous sympathy with the notion of Christine Flanagan that we should all be able...
Today's the Day for Tim Hortons Launch
CANADIAN coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons has confirmed the opening date for its first UK drive-thru in Salford - and there'll be FREE food for the first 100 visitors.The Broughton branch opens at noon today at 282 Bury New Road and, to celebrate,...
Tree Drama at Dawn's Festive Do
THE palatial home of Real Housewife of Cheshire Dawn Ward is impressive enough on an ordinary day, but just look at it all decorated for Christmas.Property entrepreneur Dawn threw open the doors of Warford Hall to guests for her annual festive ladies...
Two Weeks on, James Has Read All 9,560 of His Birthday Cards!
IT has taken him two weeks, but James Weir has finally managed to wade his way through the thousands of birthday cards you sent him - all 9,560 of them to be precise.The young autistic man's dream of 'going viral' came true on his 21st birthday when...
United Rated
DAVID DE GEA Could do little for the goal as his defenders left him rooted to the spot. One brilliant goalkick played Rashford in on goal. 6 7 ANTONIO VALENCIA Coped admirably with the pace and persistence of James McClean before injury. Huge blow.PHIL...
Valencia Is Hit by 'December' Injury
ANTONIO Valencia was forced off with a hamstring injury during United's win over West Brom.The 32-year-old was substituted in the 66th minute after going down on the far touchline and was replaced by Marcos Rojo, as Ashley Young switched from left to...
VIRGIN Holidays Has Teamed [...]
VIRGIN Holidays has teamed up with legendary reggae band UB40, to encourage tourists to return to the idyllic Caribbean islands following Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Jose.The band filmed a new music video for their hit 1989 singe Come Back Darling, in...
You'll Want to Be in This Club
tr avel report JERSEY MARCU HUGHES says there are few pleasures equalto finding a hotel that truly captures the tranquil and leisurely atmosphere of the channel islandsTUCKED up behind the harbour of Jersey's breathtaking seaside capital of St Helier,...
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