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Articles from December 20, 2017

Actor Max Suing over Hurt Knee in TV Scene
BURNAGE-born actor Max Beesley is suing TV producers for more than £250,000 after injuring his knee booting down a wall while filming hit series Jamestown.Mr Beesley, 46 - who plays Henry Sharrow in the series - suffered his injury after being told to...
A New Chapter for Old Library
A FORMER library building is set to reopen to the public almost two years after it was closed down.Levenshulme Old Library will open its doors this week for the first time since its closure in February 2016 following a long-running community campaign....
Armed Thug Who Held Woman Hostage for 26 Hours Is Locked Up
A MAN who subjected a woman to a 'night of terror', holding her hostage for 26 hours while threatening to kill her, has been jailed.Marc Leigh Schofield, armed with an axe, kitchen knife, and what was later found to be an imitation revolver, attacked...
Beaut Y Buzz
A SHINY mane can hide a multitude of sins, making even the most party-weary among us look put together. It's also an outward sign of inward health, meaning the best way to give your locks a boost during party season is by eating a nutrient-rich diet.Here...
Blues Show They Have the Fringe Benefits
THE VERDICT: LEICESTER 1 CITY 1 (AET CITY WIN 4-3 ON PENS) pep plays a weakened side, gets dodgy penalty decision given against his team and still blues march on in remarkable seasonTHE question of how on earth City can be stopped grows louder every...
Cancer Charity Show Gave Stephanie Back Her Lost Self-Esteem on the to to The
A MUM-of-two who ended up with a colostomy bag and a urostomy bag after being diagnosed with rectal cancer has told how she refused to let her illness get in the way of her career as an air hostess.Stephanie Ashall, who lives in Hyde in Tameside, is...
Centurions Sign World Cup Star
LEIGH Centurions have added further international quality to their squad for the 2018 Championship season with the signing of hooker Kurt Baptiste from Canberra Raiders.The 26-year-old featured in all four of Papua New Guinea's matches at the recent...
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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...
Disneyland Treat for Arena Bomb Families
FAMILIES affected by the Manchester Arena bombing were whisked away on a star-studded trip to Disneyland Paris.Relatives who lost loved ones in the atrocity and youngsters who attended the Ariana Grande concert on May 22 were treated to a magical day...
Dumped Puppy Has New Home for Christmas
THIS tiny puppy - abandoned in a cardboard box on the coldest night of year - was lucky to survive, charity workers have said.As temperatures across the country plummeted, the six-weekold Patterdale terrier pup was dumped outside a supermarket in Manchester...
Ex-Police Officer Jailed over Drugs
A POLICE officer who 'revelled' in leading a double life as the head of a drugs gang - posing in a Breaking Bad T-shirt - 'badly let down' his colleagues, a judge said.Judge Suzanne Goodard QC spoke out as she jailed the gang, led by ex-GMP constable...
Hall of Fame Nat Lofthouse
Tackled from behind, elbowed in the face and brought down by the goalkeeper - yet still he scored.That was the story of Nat Lofthouse's second goal for England against Austria in May 1952.And it earned the Bolton legend his lifelong title - the Lion...
Inquiry into Claims That Murdered Mr Big 'Had Police on Payroll'
AN investigation has been launched into claims Salford's murdered 'Mr Big' had police officers in his pay.Greater Manchester Police are conducting an internal inquiry into allegations made by suspects that people linked to notorious businessman Paul...
Key Issues for Reds Analysis Ciaran Kelly
¦ CAPTAIN PAUL POGBA A LOT can happen in 18 days - and boy have United missed talisman Paul Pogba.Had the France superstar avoided a red card against Arsenal on December 2 the derby headlines may never have been dominated by an 11-point deficit or milkgate.The...
Lingard: We Won It Last Year, Now Let's Do It Again
JESSE Lingard insists United are '100% ready' to retain the Carabao Cup as they again look to use the competition as a springboard for further silverware.The cup represented the first major trophy of the Jose Mourinho era last season following the Reds'...
Mancstermind!
Are you a Manchester mastermind? How much do you know about your city? Here's your chance to test your knowledge of local nostalgia with our special quiz. There are plenty of familiar faces, facts and figures to stir the memory over the Christmas holiday....
Massey Claimed He Was Victim of Witch-Hunt during Investigation
THE ill-fated money laundering investigation centred on claims that a series of short-lived companies had been set up as vehicles to launder 'dirty' money and avoid tax.Paul Massey was among six people arrested and bailed by police as part of that investigation.All...
Money Laundering Investigation Link
THE sensational claim that police officers were bribed with 'brown envelopes' was in a file of evidence in the failed money laundering investigation, the M.E.N. understands.A police source told the M.E.N. that these corruption allegations fatally undermined...
Mourinho Is Taking the Micki to Bristol for Cup
JOSE Mourinho says Henrikh Mkhitaryan has a chance of returning to the United squad against Bristol City in the Carabao Cup tonight.The 28-year-old playmaker has been dropped from eight of the last nine squads and did not even travel to West Brom for...
Mourinho May Struggle to Solve Valencia Problem
JOSE Mourinho can little afford the loss of another of his 'untouchables', and the sight of Antonio Valencia limping off at The Hawthorns provoked worry and frustration.Although the defender insisted he was 'fine', the United manager revealed he was...
Overton Struggling for Melbourne
CRAIG Overton admits it may be 'tough' for him to be fit in time for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.The bowler has earned many admirers for his bravery in his first two Tests, but has suffered a hairline rib fracture for his trouble.The 23-year-old...
Pog Has Finally Found Perfect Role at United
JAMIE Carragher called him a 'defensive liability, Frank Lampard was unsure of his best position while Paul Merson even suggested he would rather have Jordan Henderson in his team. Seriously.To be fair to Lampard, at least, his criticism back in March...
Quadruple? That's Just Not Going to Happen, Claims Pep
PEP Guardiola told City to carry on celebrating like champions - but has ruled out an unprecedented quadruple.The runaway Premier League leaders booked their place in the semi final of the Carabao Cup with a penalty shoot-out win against Leicester.Guardiola...
Question Time
From 'Is Father Christmas real' to 'Why is the sky blue?', youngsters know how to put parents on the spot. LISA SALMON asks an expert how best to answer these and other tricky questionsHAS your young child ever asked you a question you just can't answer?...
Reports to Children's Charity of Sexual Abuse Are Up 45pc
THE number of sexual abuse cases relating to children reported in Greater Manchester went up by 45 per cent last year.The children's charity saw 115 referrals in 2016/17, compared to 79 the year before.Across the north west, 680 referrals were made to...
Save Our Skin
WE ASKED THE EXPERTS WHAT WE CAN DO TO PREVENT TOTAL COMPLEXION MELTDOWN IN THE RUN-UP TO CHRISTMAS. KATIE WRIGHT BRINGS YOU THE ANSWERSTHERE'S a lot of indulgent fun to be had at seasonal shindigs but if you're not careful, by December 25, your face...
Serial Fly-Tipper Avoids Prison
A MAN who turned fly-tipping into a business has escaped jail.Patrick Keenan ran his racket on an industrial scale leaving vast amounts of rubbish across east Manchester.Keenan, 23, of Bosworth Street, Manchester, denied any involvement in flytipping...
Silva: We Deserve to Keep Winning
IT was another impressive win for City.While the Blues didn't thrash Leicester by a blistering margin, they did achieve a draining win despite making nine changes from the side which breezed past Spurs on the weekend. Pep Guardiola's side needed penalties...
Spirits Raised as Bridge Is Finally Open to the Public
A NEW bridge connecting Salford to the Trafford Centre is now officially open - ending two years of delays, controversy and congestion.The lifting bridge spanning the Manchester Ship Canal is part of relief road works contracted by owner Peel Land and...
St Ann's Square Teddies to Go to Needy Children
IN the days and weeks following the Manchester Arena attack, St Ann's Square was flooded by a sea of heartfelt tributes to all those affected by the atrocity.It was a sight that touched the nation, and one that will never be forgotten.It is estimated...
Substance Abuse in Youngsters
MORE than 2,200 people in Wales under the age of 25 were admitted to hospital for drug poisoning and alcoholspecific conditions in 2016/17 - and 15.2% of them were repeat admissions.Figures from the annual profile for substance misuse in Wales show that...
Taxi Firm Sorry for Guide Dog Snub
A TAXI driver who refused to pick up a guide dog was suspended after claiming to be 'medically exempt' from doing so because of his asthma, his former bosses have said.As the M.E.N. reported yesterday, blind Jeanette Fyfe was left stranded in the pouring...
Teen Hacker Spared Jail for Cyber Attacks That Affected Millions Computer Genius Netflix, Amazon
A TEENAGE computer genius who helped one of the world's major online criminal gangs launch cyber attacks that affected millions has avoided jail.Jack Chappell, from Stockport, was involved in targeting multinational organisations such as Netflix, NatWest,...
Top Brains Should Be Doing Good Not Harm
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukAS we prepare for a season of goodwill and peace, I was saddened to read, 'Manchester University scientists help build...
Webber Is Planning an Old Pals Axe to Help the Sharks
ROB Webber can't wait to get one over his former team-mates and help Sale get over their European Challenge Cup disappointment.Having lost 14-6 to Pro 14 Cardiff Blues at Arms Park last weekend, the Sharks return to the Premiership on Saturday when they...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 M.E.N. 55 What We Learned Analysis Richard Fay
¦ NOT THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY IT'S only natural that Kelechi Iheanacho was subject to a lot of attention ahead of kick-off. The 21-year-old was a frightening prospect for the Blues only last season, and even started the 2-1 derby win at Old Trafford in...
White Lion Set to Roar Again as New Homes
A PUB that dates back to the 15th century and has stood empty for years is due to be converted into stylish new flats and restuarants.The Grade II-listed White Lion, which is situated on the corner of Great Underbank and Lower Hillgate, in Stockport...
White Winter Wonderland
The odds on a white Christmas are good this year according to bookies and weather experts. To catch the mood, Nostalgia presents scenes of snowy (and rainy) weather from winters pastARE you dreaming of a white Christmas? There's nothing quite like waking...
You Could Buy Bristol City Side for Price of Darmian!
BRISTOL City will look to bridge a huge gulf in resources when they welcome United to Ashton Gate tonight.City lie third in the Championship, four points outside the automatic promotion places and with their sights fixed on the big time - but the comparison...
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