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Articles from January 18, 2018

120 Cases of Measles Recorded
GOVERNMENT health experts have confirmed more than 120 cases of measles in outbreaks affecting Greater Manchester and four other regions of the country.Public Health England (PHE) said the latest cases are connected to 'ongoing large outbreaks' in Europe.An...
13% Dip in Profits for Cyber Security Expert
GLOBAL cyber security and risk mitigation expert NCC Group has reported a dip in profits for the first half of the year.The Manchesterheadquartered group saw adjusted operating profit for the six months through November fall 13 per cent to £14m, compared...
A Real Diamond Couple
A COUPLE who spent much of their first two decades of married life apart have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.George, 81, and Sylvia Brewster, 78, of Marple, first met shortly after he joined the Royal Navy in 1954.He served alongside Sylvia's...
'Blue Badge Holders Used to Buy Luxury Cars in Scam'
SOFT-TOP Bentleys and Porsches were bought by disabled drivers in a multimillion pound scam, jurors in a Manchester Crown Court trial have been told.Blue badge holders were recruited by 'sophisticated criminals' to buy luxury motors because they could...
Blues Top a Million to Silence Critics
CITY have blitzed the 'Emptihad' jibes of United fans by topping a million ticket sales for league games last season.The Blues racked up 1,026,361 sales, placing them 10th in the list of Europe's biggest ticket sellers - ahead of Liverpool, Chelsea and...
Blunder at Anfield Won't Overshadow Ederson's First Season
EDERSON is still the 'perfect fit' for City despite making a costly mistake during the defeat by Liverpool on Sunday.The Blues 'keeper saw his skewed clearance punished at Anfield as Mohamed Salah lobbed the ball into the net after the 24-year-old had...
Brush with a Fox Left Us All Frozen in Winter Delight
AROUND this time of year, myself and my friends really enjoy wrapping up and heading out to the garden to toast marshmallows.If you have it in you to embrace the cold and dark of January, it can make for some really magical evenings.The garden provides...
Bungling Thief Leaves Fingerprints at Scene
A THIEF left fingerprints behind after trying to steal cash from a restaurant - then went on to swipe £9,000 from the nearby pub.Taurean Edwards, 30, was caught by police after leaving evidence linking him to both crimes.Detectives said that Edwards,...
Butcher Fined for Fly-Tipping
A FLY-TIPPING butcher who dumped waste covered in blood in communal bins outside his flat complex has been fined.Bolton council have released images of rotting fish covered in maggots, mouldy vegetables and plastic wrapping caked in blood.Hamed Ahmed,...
Byron Ready to Hit 'Em for Six!
SALE'S Byron McGuigan says he can't wait to play in 'one of the greatest tournaments in the world' after being named in Scotland's Six Nations squad.And he has paid tribute to his Sharks team-mates who, says the winger, are the main reason he has been...
Can You Afford to Take the Self-Employment Plunge?
A PERCIEVED LACK OF FINANCIAL SECURITY IS PREVENTING 56 PER CENT OF BRITS FROM BECOMING THEIR OWN BOSS, RESEARCH REVEALS...ABETTER salary, worklife balance and working environment are among the factors which make the majority of Brits want to work for...
Chapple Had Mennie Reasons to Sign Joe
GLEN Chapple believes Lancashire have a 'hungry player at the peak of his career' after signing Joe Mennie as their overseas player.The 29-year-old, who has played one Test and two one-day internationals, is available to play in all three formats - although...
Christie Fire 'Caused by Welding Work on Roof'
A DEVASTATING fire at The Christie hospital was caused by welding work on a roof, an investigation has concluded.The blaze left the Paterson building, used as a research centre by the University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK, badly damaged. A...
Death on the Railways One Trespasser Killed Every Nine Days, Figures Reveal
MORE than 600 people have been killed trespassing on railway tracks in England and Wales in the last 16 years. The shocking figures, released by the Department for Transport, work out as the equivalent of one death every nine days. The fatalities were...
Explosion Tears Hole in Factory
AN explosion tore a hole in the side of factory in a quiet town near Rochdale last night.Emergency services rushed to a manufacturing plant on Todmorden Road, Littleborough, at around 6pm.Shutters were blown off the building and the roof partially collapsed...
Fears Eased over 5,000 Jobs Linked with Carillion
MORE than 100 Greater Manchester firms were working with Carillion at the time of its collapse, employing more than 5,000 people experts say.Carillion's liquidation on Monday, after talks to drive down its £900m debt failed, triggered uncertainty for...
How. to Survive a Debt Hangover This Month
JANUARY is a challenging time - particularly if you're nursing a debt hangover after over-spending at Christmas. One-in-six (16%) people say they are likely to fall behind in January as a result of Christmas spending, according to National Debtline,...
January Sucks, Doesn't It?
IT'S freezing outside, everyone's got a cold, we're back to work with no holidays in sight and payday is miles away.That January payday is especially difficult after overspending at Christmas or in the sales. We work through our pay packets a lot earlier...
Loan Star Fosu-Mensah Is Soaring with Eagles
UNITED will not want to recall Timothy Fosu-Mensah from his loan spell with Crystal Palace because he is learning how to win football matches in the Premier League, according to Eagles chairman Steve Parish.The 20-year-old, who is on a season-long loan...
#Me&myjob
What made you want to get into this line of work? It wasn't part of my life plan, believe me. I come from a long line of market traders and my mum was a barrister. I was planning on a career change and becoming a horticulturalist, despite not having...
More Children in Care Are Turning to Drink and Drugs
ONE in 12 children living in care in Manchester has a drug or alcohol problem, figures show.Charities say vulnerable youngsters are more likely to turn to illicit substances and drink to deal with hardship.Data released by the Department of Education...
Morley Makes Appearance as Higham Says Farewell to Centurions
FORMER Salford captain Adrian Morley will be one of the guests of honour at Leigh's 'Battle of the Borough' friendly with Wigan this weekend, helping to celebrate the career of close friend Micky Higham.Morley and Warrington Wolves skipper Chris Hill...
Murder Hunt 3 Years after Death of Teacher
A MURDER investigation has been launched after the death of a teacher who was an 'inspirational' figure at Manchester Grammar School.Retired schoolmaster and novelist Peter Farqhuar, who has been described as a 'father figure' to boys at the top independent...
Nic's New Deal
NICOLAS Otamendi aims to celebrate his new City contract by setting a personal record.The Blues defender has been rewarded for his spectacular form this season with an improved deal aimed at keeping him at the club until 2022.And while his main aim is...
Nic's New Deal [City Region]
NICOLAS Otamendi aims to celebrate his new City contract by setting a personal record.The Blues defender has been rewarded for his spectacular form this season with an improved deal aimed at keeping him at the club until 2022.And while his main aim is...
Now Mata Faces Another Battle to Stay in Reds Side
IT does not get any easier for Juan Mata.After appearing to have seen off Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who had been one of the main reasons why he was banished to the right wing, Alexis Sanchez could yet present a new challenge.The Arsenal forward's preferred...
One Defeat Doesn't Mean Time to Panic
UNITED fans have been getting a bit giddy at the prospect of reviving their title challenge.And it's spreading to their players. City are 'wobbling' - just a little - after their narrow defeat at Anfield on Sunday, so the theory goes.And the overconfident...
Picture Dad Took of Killer Moments before He Was Murdered
A PHOTO taken by a father moments before he was murdered helped police catch his killer.Lee Walker, 33, has been jailed for life after stabbing 38-year-old Shaun Murphy in the heart while the dad-ofone was sat in his car in Wythenshawe. The image taken...
Players Enjoying Life in the City
TEN years ago, Manchester footballers almost invariably lived outside the city.The meadows and meandering lanes of Cheshire were the chosen destination of City and United stars … apart from a few local lads like the Neville brothers and Ryan Giggs, adopted...
Restaurant Is Facing an Investigation
MANCHESTER'S Almost Famous restaurant is facing an investigation into whether it breached health and safety legislation after an inquest heard a customer with a dairy allergy died when she was served a chicken burger which had been marinated in buttermilk.Shahida...
Sanchez Arrival Would Take the Pressure off Jose in What Could Well Be a Tricky Summer
AFTER a dismal festive season, Christmas has finally arrived for United.Jose Mourinho may have spent more than £164m on Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba, but the Alexis Sanchez deal will go a long way to keeping him happy as he prepares to sign a new deal...
Sanchez Showing He Is Not Right for Blues
PEP Guardiola's all-or-nothing style of management has already made its mark at City.So when one Blues source said that if Alexis Sanchez was not desperate to play for the club, the manager would not want him anyway, he was not kidding!That statement...
Santander Fake Job Ad Convinces Hundreds of Brits to Apply to Work as 'Money Mules'
ONE third of British people fell for a fake job advert set up by Santander, inviting applications to work as a 'money mule', helping criminals launder their money. The experiment involved presenting 2,000 British adults with a falsified job description...
Several Theories Were Ruled out, Say Fire Service Chiefs
GMFRS assistant county fire officer and director of prevention and protection, Geoff Harris, said: "GMFRS has concluded that the fire was caused by used hot welding rods, embers and splatter that were being produced by welding work taking place on the...
SPECIALMourinho Has Exactly What He Wanted
THIS transfer window promised to be a defining one for Jose Mourinho and United following that Boxing Day transfer outburst.The Reds boss had already privately pined for greater backing in the market and ended 2017 claiming the £286.2m he had spent was...
Stokes Given All-Clear to Play Again by ECB
BEN Stokes is to resume his international career next month in New Zealand.England have deemed the all-rounder unavailable for selection ever since his initial arrest following an incident in Bristol in September, but the ECB's 13-strong management board...
Tast-Ing Catalonia
KING Street could get a taste of Catalonia, if plans are approved for new restaurant and bar, Tast.The venture, backed by people behind Brazillian rodízio chain Fazenda, is hoping to open at 20-22 King Street, a unit which has seen two restaurants come...
Teen Tells Court 'He Thought He Would Die in Gang Attack'
A TEENAGER told a jury of the moment he thought he was going to die after he was injured during the attack which led to the death of Sait Mboob in Moss Side.The witness, who gave evidence at a Manchester Crown Court murder trial anonymously behind a...
That Midnight Tram from Victoria
THE LAST tram home will leave Manchester city centre after midnight on Sundays - an hour later than the current service.Transport bosses have also promised better connections from Manchester Airport, additional platforms and carriages in a bid to improve...
The Burnham Bill
COUNCIL tax payers across Greater Manchester are set to be hit by a new 'mayoral charge' of around £10 to fund Andy Burnham's office and its functions, the M.E.N. understands.The annual precept will be separate to those for fire, police and council services...
Time for a Little Plastic Surgery
If Christmas spending has left your credit card balance looking ugly, don't wait to sort it out, follow our step-by-step guideFinding the right 0% card is vital to get balances down as quickly as possible LETTERBOXES become dangerous at this time in...
Transport Always Bad in the North despite Plan
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukREGARDING the north of England transport masterplan. This I have heard all my life. During the war the government stated...
Two More Tenants for Flourishing Redrock
ANOTHER 19,400 sq ft has been let at Redrock Stockport as bar operator Loungers and The Gym Group add their names to the line up.The additions mean that South Manchester's newest leisure destination is now 90 per cent let, and tenants are reporting that...
'We Don't Believe Helix Caused Blaze'
IN response to the report's findings, bosses at Helix Roofing Contractors of Wallasey, Merseyside, claimed the cause of the fire was not proven and welding being the reason was 'unlikely'.In a statement, the firm added: "The report from GMFRS is the...
YOUR HOROSCOPE WITH Justin Toper
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 22 You may be in the first flush of love, so you won't mind how much cash goes out of your wallet? Apart from sharing the washing up and the duvet, you must discuss with your beloved whether to...
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