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Articles from December 22, 2017

2018 Set to Pack a Punch for Our Boxers
THE past 12 months have been a hit and miss year for Manchester boxing, but 2018 has the potential to be a real knockout.Tyson Fury has finally been cleared to fight again after a lengthy battle with UK Anti-Doping, with the former undisputed heavyweight...
All Change at Foxes after Shock Cup Loss
JOSE Mourinho has suggested he will make wholesale changes to the United team after Wednesday night's appalling Carabao Cup defeat to Bristol City.Korey Smith's 93rd-minute winner dumped the holders out at the quarter-final stage on an evening Mourinho...
'Annihilation' Spice Blighting the Streets
THE grim sight of 'catatonic' drug users is haunting the city centre after a new super-strong strain of Spice has hit Manchester's streets.As a suspected heroin addict collapsed yards from Deansgate shoppers on Thursday, these shocking pictures by an...
Arts Hub Set to Close
A MUCH-LOVED community arts hub is due to close next year as organisers say keeping it going is no longer sustainable.Seven Miles Out, on Market Place in Stockport town centre, was opened by the Barratt family four years ago in an effort to breathe new...
Balotelli: I'd Come Back and Play for Free
MARIO Balotelli loves City so much he would come back to play for free for the club.The fiery Italian enjoyed an explosive three seasons at the Etihad between 2010 and 2013 that saw him make headlines off the pitch and contribute on it.As well as revealing...
Barbecue Bliss. Korean Style
it's been a while coming, but baekdu has finally opened in its new spot in stockport... two years after closing its place in manchester's shudehillAS the pile of freshly barbecued meat in front of me grew quicker than I could eat, I knew I had ordered...
Burnham Named New President of the RFL
GREATER Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has been appointed the new president of the Rugby Football League, a role he will take up in July next year.The former MP for Leigh is a long-time Leigh Centurions fan and honorary vice president of the recentlyrelegated...
Child Services on Right Route to Improvement
MANCHESTER'S children's services are no longer 'inadequate', Ofsted has ruled, three years after it downgraded them in a damning report.In its latest assessment, the inspectors have upgraded the department to 'requires improvement', while praising leadership...
Conte Says Hazard Move 'Just Rumour'
CHELSEA coach Antonio Conte has played down speculation linking Eden Hazard with a move to United.Reports earlier this week suggested United manager Jose Mourinho had earmarked Hazard as an attacking option amid concerns over a lack of creativity in...
Corrections and Complaints
If we have published anything that is factually inaccurate, please contact the editor on 0161 211 2920 at newsdesk@men-news.co.uk or at Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham OL9 8EF and, once verified, we will correct it as soon as possible.The...
Cruising in a Cathedral of Class That Can Hit 190mph
THE trouble with Bentley's latest Mulsanne Speed model is that you end up running out of superlatives - fabulous, stunning, amazing, sumptuous, luxurious all apply.So let's take it as read that everything about this high-speed gentleman's club on wheels...
Cup Fixture Boost for the Busy Blues
CITY have been handed a boost after their Carabao Cup semi-final dates with Bristol City were confirmed.The Blues' progression in the competition adds to what was already a busy January, taking them to eight games in 31 days.However, the scheduling has...
Dai Another Day?
AIHATSU stopped importing cars into Britain in 2011 because the exchange rate meant they made too little profit.DSo the youngest - apart from a very few far eastern imports - dates from then.It was a shame they stopped selling here, because the Sirion...
Drive for Switch to Cleaner Diesels
DO YOU drive an older less efficient diesel? It appears that many of us do and there is a national call to replace them with the new cleaner variety.New analysis released by Kwik Fit, reveals the potential benefit of removing the oldest diesel cars from...
Drunken Yob Is Spared Jail for Race Rant
A MAN who launched a drunken racist tirade against Jewish people - calling them 'rats' - has been spared prison.Anthony Spencer, from Oldham, said he had drunk so much he had 'no recollection' why he had travelled to Broughton.Manchester Crown Court...
Emotional City Run Raised £8.7 Million
JUST six days after the Arena bombing atrocity in May, more than 40,000 runners united in Manchester in a show of strength and unity.Now it's been revealed that they raised a staggering £8.7 million for good causes.Concerns competitors might stay away...
Family Appeal to Missing Mum
THE son of a woman who vanished from her home in Altrincham three days ago has made an emotional appeal for her safe return.Marie Scott was last seen at around 12pm on Monday on Sandileigh Avenue in Hale. The 57-year-old is believed to have walked out...
FIlm in Cinemas /Also Showing
STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI (12A) As the end credits roll on Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, replete with a poignant on-screen tribute to "our princess Carrie Fisher", a bell tolls on nostalgia-steeped memories of George Lucas's epic...
Film in Cinemas /Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
STARRING: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Rhys Darby, Alex Wolff, Ser'Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner.DIRECTOR: Jake Kasdan. CERTIFICATE: 12A (119 mins) More than 20 years after familyfriendly...
Film in Cinemas /Pitch Perfect 3
STARRING: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Hana Mae Lee, John Lithgow, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks, Ruby Rose, DJ Khaled. DIRECTOR: Trish Sie.CERTIFICATE: 12A (93 mins) After...
Film in Cinemas /the Greatest Showman
Michael Gracey directs a showstopping musical about the rise of one of the great figures of modern showbusiness, accompanied by original songs composed by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who won this year's Oscar for their exemplary work on La La Land.As...
Fourth Lane on M62 Is Finally Open to Traffic
THE M62's long promised fourth lane is finally open following delays due to fog.Highways England told drivers to expect the opening following threeand-a-half years of works to convert both the M62 past Rochdale and the M60 around Manchester into a smart...
Get Festive with a Spot of Christmas Afternoon Tea
HEN festive spirit is running high, a plain ol' afternoon tea just doesn't cut it.WThe Christmas take on this traditional treat has taken off big time, with scores of people wondering what on earth they did for last-minute Christmas presents before the...
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
LIAM Gallagher has ruled out an Oasis reunion - but says he has reached a 'truce' with brother Noel.'Speaking to the Australian Age, Liam said there would be 'no more slagging' on the internet -but ruled out an Oasis reunion."I got a little thing through...
Hill Hoping to Work a Bit of Magic in the January Window
KEITH Hill is trying to 'work a little bit of magic' to add players to his Rochdale squad in the January transfer window.Dale have dropped into the League One relegation zone following their 0-0 draw at home to Oxford United on Saturday.A busy festive...
Jose: 'Robins Had All the Luck, but Were Good'
JOSE Mourinho believes Bristol City were 'lucky' to beat United but admits it was 'not a big night' for some of his players.The Carabao Cup holders were dumped out of the competition following an injury-time winner from Robins' midfielder Korey Smith...
May: Police Must Answer Questions
THERESA May has said she expects the leak of information by a former senior police officer about the discovery of pornography on the Commons computer of Damian Green to be "properly investigated".The Prime Minister, speaking during a visit to Poland,...
Minute Briefing
Who's he, Miranda? MIRANDA Hart gets a big kiss from David Tennant in this first-look picture from the comedian's Christmas programme on Channel 4 on Wednesday.Miranda Does Christmas sees Hart joined by a host of celebrity guests, including The Great...
Mourinho Thrives by Living on the Edge
JOSE Mourinho is in unchartered territory.Second in the table and without the slightest concern about his position.His biggest issue this season has been with regard to just how fat and long his next United contract will be - not whether he will still...
Mum Walks Free after Allowing Tot's Death
A MUM whose baby boy was murdered by his father after she left them together in the family home, despite knowing the 'significant risk' he posed, has been spared prison.Chantelle Flynn's eight-monthold son Leyton was brutally killed by her partner Craig...
Mystery Fire in Drugs-Find Lorry
DETECTIVES are investigating after a lorry full of cannabis was found on fire at the side of the road in Rochdale.It was discovered after the driver walked into a takeaway in Shaw, Oldham, suffering serious facial injuries.He said he had been assaulted...
NEVILLE: Nothing Can Stop City Now
LIKE Jose Mourinho, Gary Neville does not appreciate City's zealous celebrations as they have powered away from all their Premier League rivals.Unlike the United boss, Neville has no problem with the way Pep Guardiola's team have been conducting themselves...
OAP Caught with Bullets in Coat Pocket at Airport
A MAN who triggered a security alert at Manchester Airport after being caught with 10 bullets has escaped jail after claiming they were from 'gunfire celebrations' at a wedding in his native Turkey.Suleyman Kilincarslan, 69, was caught with the ammunition...
One of the Last Little Untainted Streets in the Northern Quarter
TIB STREET HAS LONG BEEN THOUGHT OF AS THE NQ'S BACK STREET, BUT IT'S ONE PLACE THE AREA'S SPIRIT HAS REMAINED UNTOUCHED...OR some people, the Northern Quarter has lost it.FThe creative enclave of Manchester made a name for itself with its buzzing boutiques,...
Pitiful Players to Blame for Exit, Not Jose
TEN internationals started for United at Ashton Gate at a cost of at least £233.9m. It was a team laden with title-winners, World Cup finalists and five lined up in May's Europa League final triumph. Whatever the angle, the defeat at Bristol City was...
Prince Harry and Meghan's Xmas Cheer
ROMANTIC images of Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle have been released by the couple to mark their engagement.An intimate black and white portrait of the couple embracing has been published alongside this endearing but more formal picture...
Roc-Ing and Rolling
ITH demand for small SUVs showing no sign of waning Volkswagen is pitching in with the T-Roc.WIt's a compact crossover that's about as good as you can get - big on style, performance and practicality.Prices range from £18,950 to £31,485 and that puts...
School for Autistic Pupils Is Put into Special Measures
A SOUTH Manchester school which deals exclusively with autistic children has been placed into special measures.Ofsted inspectors found a string of failings at the Grange School, Gorton, during a visit in September.'Weak' leadership and teaching were...
Second Class Services the Shocking Speed Gap
BRITAIN'S regions are getting a raw deal on rail compared to London - with trains to and from key cities to the capita 63 per cent faster than those outside it.With the government accused of skewing transport spending towards London, our data team has...
STARS of the Real Housewives
STARS of The Real Housewives of Cheshire and Emmerdale's Danny Miller and Adam Thomas are set to run the gauntlet of fear in the new series of Release The Hounds.Adam's twin brother Scott, who appeared in the 2016 series of Love Island, will also face...
Tackles 'Not Malicious' Says Pochettino
MAURICIO Pochettino says there was no malice behind the horror tackles made by Harry Kane and Dele Alli during the heavy defeat at City.England internationals Kane and Alli were each shown yellow cards by referee Craig Pawson for their respective studs-up...
The Untold Stories of Colonial Soldiers
ANEW exhibition at Manchester Central Library will explore the untold stories of Black and Asian soldiers in the First World War.The Poppy Retake, an emotive exhibition by Manchester-based Kooj Chuhan, is open from now through to February 24, 2018.In...
Time Finally Right to Lure Virgil to Etihad
CITY have been here twice before with Virgil Van Dijk, but this is easily their best chance of signing the centre-back.A year ago the player was posing for pictures in a City shirt as part of Southampton's unofficial secret Santa as the Blues sniffed...
Today (FRIDAY 22) Music [...]
TODAY (FRIDAY 22) Music / The Wilde Wild Xmas Show Back in 2015, a music survey was conducted to determine which decade produced the best Christmas pop music. The result of that survey, unsurprising to anyone who grew up in that decade, was unanimous...
Tories Put on a Brexit Punch and Judy Show
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukAS reported in the M.E.N., 'Britain must make its own rules' - (Viewpoints, May 20), Theresa May told her cabinet to 'Strike...
Volunteers on Call for Children at Christmas
HUNDREDS of vulnerable children are expected to contact Childline's call centre in Manchester during the Christmas period. Every year youngsters who feel they have nowhere to turn contact the NSPCC's helpline for support with issues - including sexual...
Warnings over Quick Getaway This Christmas
THE roads, airports and train stations were due to be flooded with festive travellers from today as the great Christmas getaway begins.With a raft of rail engineering works and train cancellations due over the coming fortnight, many people are expected...
Welcome to the Jungle Chaos
WALKING into a room to see Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black, a triple threat of comedy movie stardom, feels like walking into the eye of a storm."You're here for the ruckus!" Jack shouts.He is not wrong. Spending time with this trio is chaos.It's...
White Van Gang Caught
TEN members of a 'white van man' gang that trafficked drugs using secret compartments in vehicles have been brought to justice.The group's leader Jamie Hughes ran the nationwide criminal enterprise out of the North West, and even kept a stun gun which...
Who's the Best? It's Time for You to Decide
THESE are the pick of Manchester's food, drink, music and culture spots - as we reveal the shortlists for the CityLife Awards 2018.The annual awards celebrate the best of the city's diverse cultural mix - and all the winners will be decided by YOU.The...
Woman Is Scared Officer Will Return
A WOMAN who reported a police officer for trying to kiss her while on duty says she lives in fear of him returning to her home.Earlier this week the M.E.N. revealed that Pc Gareth Roscoe made a bizarre attempt to kiss a mother-of-two in her own home,...
Youngsters Get Perfect Pep-Up with Stars' Visit
CITY players spread some festive cheer to hundreds of children at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.Players from the men's and women's team went for their annual visit to deliver presents to the brave children in the hospital.The players split...
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