Manchester Evening News

Articles from February 7, 2018

Andy Takes Ultimate Opportunity with Spot in New Tournament
ANDY Kremner will be representing Manchester when he competes in a new boxing tournament taking place at Event City later this year.Ultimate Boxxer is an elimination tournament format taking place April 28, with eight fighters in four quarter-finals...
Becks Joins Former Players in Remembering Those Killed
DAVID Beckham led the tributes on social media as United marked the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.The former Reds player was among a number to pay their respects to those who died in the crash, with Beckham simply posting: "We Never Forget."United...
Council's New Leader
BOLTON council has a new political leader.Linda Thomas replaces Cliff Morris, who announced he would stand down after 11 years in the post late last year.Councillor Thomas, who served as the council's deputy leader, represents the Halliwell ward for...
Crolla: Fighting in Stadium Would Be Massive Showcase
ANTHONY Crolla admits he would relish the chance to have a stadium fight for the first time in his boxing career.The Manchester boxer has been linked with a slot on the undercard of the unification heavyweight title fight Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker...
Current Crop of United Stars Create Munich Film
THREE United first-team players have participated in a new short film to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.Ander Herrera, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard linked up with the Manchester United Foundation, the charity arm of...
Dale Eye Spurs Clash after FA Cup Win
ROCHDALE set up a potential moneyspinning FA Cup tie with giants Tottenham Hotspur after dumping Championship Millwall out of the competition 1-0 last night.Ian Henderson's second-half strike sent Keith Hill's side through to the fifth round, where they...
Dave Calls Time on Sale Career
SALE Sharks' Dave Seymour has called time on his career - ending a nine-year spell with the club.The 33-year-old open-side flanker joined the Sharks in 2009 from Saracens and went on to make almost 200 appearances for the club, establishing himself as...
Digital Festival Back to Help Plug the Skills Gap
THE Digital Skills Festival is returning to Manchester to help plug the widening skills gap.The four-day event brings together those interested in a digital career with education providers and digital and tech businesses from across the region to boost...
Disgust at Syringes and Human Waste by Canalside
DISCARDED syringes, human excrement, mounds of litter, floating plastic bottles and black bin bags full of rubbish.These dreadful photographs were taken along the Ashton Canal by two friends who visited Manchester for a walk.They say the grotty images...
Do You Remember ?
WHALLEY Range rock band James were a big noise on the Manchester music scene in the 1980s and 90s. Famed for their hit singles Sit Down and She's A Star, the group has sold millions of albums worldwide.¦ The band's line-up originally consisted of Paul...
Ex-Blues Player Faces Prison over £5M Fraud
FORMER City player Paul Sugrue is facing jail for a scam which embezzled £5m of public money reserved to train vulnerable young people.Sugrue, 57, and former Welsh international Mark Aizlewood, 56, were found guilty of fraud at a trial in London. The...
Fif Ormer Coronation Street[.]
FiFORMER Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas prepares to make his debut in the iconic Australian soap Neighbours next week - and it may well be a one-way ticket out of Weatherfield.Manchester actor Ryan played Jason Grimshaw in Corrie for 16 years, but...
From Theatre in Stretford to Stardom in TV's Frasier
IT is a little known fact that John Mahoney, the late star of sitcom Frasier, discovered his love of acting at a small theatre group in Stretford.The 77-year-old, who starred as Martin Crane in hit US sitcom Frasier, died in his adopted city of Chicago...
GRIEVING FATHERS Need Our Help Too
A NEW CHARITY CAMPAIGN IS HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING DADS LIVING WITH THE LOSS OF A CHILD. LISA SALMON FINDS OUT MOREWHEN people think of baby loss, they often think of a mother experiencing a miscarriage or stillbirth, and her resulting...
Hall of Fame James Hazeldine
JUST like John Thaw, Manchester actor James Hazeldine found national fame by starring in a TV series set miles from home - in deepest London!For Thaw it was The Sweeney. For Hazeldine it was playing firefighter Mike 'Bayleaf' Wilson in the LWT drama...
How United Rebuilt - and Conquered Europe
It took a decade for Manchester United to rebuild their team after the devastating Munich air disaster of February 6, 1958. Nostalgia remembers some of the milestones on the wayTHE mixture of exhaustion and emotion on the faces of United players as they...
Is Childcare a Home from Home for the Twins? No. It's So Much Nicer
MY KNOWLEDGE of the childcare system was based on the principle that parents paid heavily if they wanted to work.I'm sure there's a reason for it and better people than me have decided to penalise mums or sometimes dads for seeking employment to support...
KDB Is Player of the Year - by a Distance
KEVIN de Bruyne has covered enough distance in the Premier League this season to have run from Manchester to London.And if there was any doubt that the City star should sweep the board in the individual honours this season, that statistic should dismiss...
Mendy's on Comeback Trail after Knee Injury
MEN BENJAMIN Mendy has stepped up his recovery as the City left back nears his return from knee ligament damage.The French international is set to resume full training next month - but is already moving his knee with almost complete freedom.That has...
Mourinho's Winter of Content
'MERRY Christmas...' As the heavens opened while his hungry troops went through their warm-ups on Old Trafford's lush surface, Jose Mourinho could not resist giving his legion of followers a glimpse into life as United manager on Instagram. On Christmas...
Murderer Who Poured Bleach Down Victim's Throat Gets Life
A DISABLED man was lured to his death by a sadistic murderer.Jiri Ulman, affectionately known as 'stick man' because he needed crutches to walk, was a popular figure seen almost daily begging in Moston's Peace Garden and on his favourite bench outside...
New Flats Could Pay for Refit of Old Block
GREEN space and woodland could be flattened to make way for 100 private flats so a housing association can make money to carry out urgent repairs to another block.The eight-storey Canon Green Court in Trinity, Salford, dates from the late 1950s and is...
News Victim's Terror during Attack by 'Deranged' Man
A MAN has told of his horrific ordeal at the hands of a 'completely deranged' stranger who attacked him at a tram stop in Manchester city centre.Ben Klemenzson was kicked and punched on a busy Saturday afternoon on Market Street.The 49-year-old was set...
Next Stop: Hundreds of Flats and a Hotel
PLANS for a brand new neighbourhood next to Cornbrook interchange - including a hotel and nearly 300 flats - have been tabled.Development giant Peel has submitted proposals in the hope of kick-starting wider development around the tram stop.Plans being...
Pep's Approach to Youth Team Is a Contradiction
CITY'S seventh substitute at Burnley joins the 23rd man in a World Cup squad as a topic that generates fierce debate despite being utterly irrelevant when the football starts.Pep Guardiola used just one reserve at Turf Moor - an academy product, funnily...
Prime Minister Sings Praises of We Stand Together Campaign
THE Prime Minister has backed the M.E.N.'s We Stand Together campaign as an example of the best in local journalism - as she announced new plans to help support regional press in the digital age.Speaking in Manchester to mark the centenary of the first...
Rail Chiefs Told: 'Clean Up Our Iconic Viaduct'
LEGAL action could be taken against transport giant Network Rail over the state of one of Stockport's most iconic structures. Stockport Viaduct, which carries trains into the town's main station, is covered in limestone stains and graffiti.Town hall...
Repairs to Stop Airport Relief Road Collapsing
EMERGENCY repair work will take place to stop part of the Manchester Airport relief road collapsing as more problems hit the project.The existing westbound A555, which will form part of the £290m route, will close on Monday for 17 weeks so 'significant...
Residents Deserve Nature on Doorstep
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukNEAL Keeling's recent article (Town hall facing £100k legal bill in beauty spot fight, M.E.N., January 31), highlights...
Rooney Reveals That Fergie's Man-Management Was Second to None in All-Conquering Era
WAYNE Rooney has revealed how simple Sir Alex Ferguson's team talks could be during his garlanded United career.Rooney joined United from Everton as an 18-year-old in 2004 for an eventual fee of £27m and spent 13 years with the club, winning five Premier...
Sanchez Has Every Reason to Be Hacked off with Fouls
ALEXIS Sanchez set a new Premier League record on his home debut for United.Unfortunately for the Chilean, it was a painful statistic.The forward has been targeted by opposition players and fans alike since signing from Arsenal in the January transfer...
Shots Fired at Family Home with Child Aged Eight Inside
A FAMILY including a child of eight escaped unhurt after shots were fired at their home - and three cars.Police were called to the terrace house on Ansdell Street in Cheetham Hill early yesterday morning.Residents heard a series of loud bangs at around...
The End Is Nigh for Evil Phelan
CORONATION Street has travelled to West Cumbria to film Pat Phelan's exit scenes in the ITV1 soap.The ITV1 crew and stars Connor McIntyre and Sue Cleaver have set up on Whitehaven harbourside, near the town's lighthouse, as the end draws near for Corrie...
Then & Now SMITHFIELD MARKET
Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look nowTHIS week it's the turn of Smithfield Market, photographed from High Street. Our original image, dating from...
Thriller Builds Up a Decent Head of Steam
IT takes a brave man to take on an Alfred Hitchcock thriller, which is probably why Craig Warner decided to opt for a slightly different approach with his stage adaption of Strangers on a Train.Reworking Patricia Highsmith's 1950 novel, Warner's taut...
'Tragic Lapse' of Cyclist Who Died in Lorry Crash Horror
A POPULAR Polish student had a 'tragic lapse in concentration' before cycling across a road and into lorry, an inquest heard.Oliwia Wojciechowska, 18, was left with catastrophic injuries after hitting the HGV as it turned through a 'tight' junction from...
Tribute Ensures the Babes Will Never Die
MUNICH Air Disaster survivors Sir Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg were joined by the United first-team, manager Jose Mourinho and former boss Sir Alex Ferguson at a poignant service to mark 60 years since the tragedy.The snow was falling at Old Trafford...
United in Memory of the Babes
THERE was an eerie ambience on the drive to Old Trafford yesterday afternoon and how Mancunian that was to do with the weather. Only there was no rain.Snow was swirling and drifting hypnotically to the ground, a sombre and symbolic reminder of the fate...
Ups and Downs at Belle Vue
Belle Vue was the north-west's premier leisure park for decades. Tears were shed when its circus finally closed in February 1982. Nostalgia looks back on its historyTHE dogged protesters of the Belle Vue action group knew there was little chance of a...
'Vengeful' Conte Plays Second Fiddle to Jose's Number 1
THE telling quote from Antonio Conte's Vicarage Road interrogation was 'I am not worried about my job.' And why should he be? Should Conte become the ninth Chelsea manager to be sacked by Roman Abramovich within 14 years he is likely to swan back to...
'We Were All Very Close. Red or Blue Didn't Come into It'
"IT'S one of those events that make you realise that life itself is a greater game than football."It matures you. It makes you realise what life is all about and though it's difficult to understand at the time, it did actually put football in its place."Football...
Your Horoscope With
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 The accent is on money and property matters.You should thrive independently of others, even though you are a giver - as if that makes any difference! Chances are, somebody doesn't pay rent or live with you, and you...
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