Manchester Evening News

Articles from February 22, 2018

18 per Cent of North West Employees Admitted to 'Pulling a Sickie' in 2017
FOR many workers, 'pulling a sickie' is familiar territory but it can also be a massive inconvenience for the businesses that employ them.While many employers may be unsuspecting when it comes to worker absence, faking sickness can negatively impact...
A Time When Pitch Invasions Were Thing of Joy - and Respect
ONE of the most shocking scenes after the final whistle of City's exit from the FA Cup on Monday night was the shirtless Latics fan openly taunting Blues fans by jiggling his belly in front of the away end!The slightly less than athletic 'big 'un from...
Blues' Success Turns Jose into a Bitter Voyeur
"WE lost like Manchester United like to lose - with dignity, with fair play, with participation in the happiness of a giant-killer."Said Jose Mourinho, the man who burst into the City dressing room, shouting about respect and sparking a 20-man melee...
Blues to Meet Refs in Bid to Change the Rules
REFEREES' chiefs will meet City to discuss the Blues' initiative to clean up bad tackles.The Blues last week requested a meeting with the Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) to discuss dangerous challenges.They specifically want to change the rules...
Blues to Meet Refs in Bid to Change the Rules [City Region]
REFEREES' chiefs will meet City to discuss the Blues' initiative to clean up bad tackles.The Blues last week requested a meeting with the Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) to discuss dangerous challenges.They specifically want to change the rules...
Budget for Your Big Trip
AROUND three quarters of us are planning a big trip in the next 12 months, according to a survey by Admiral Loans - but 68% of those surveyed are concerned about how they'll pay for it.In fact, 40% admit they're reliant on credit when it comes to paying...
Cadets Are Pick of Bunch
WHEN their community needed them, this group of teenagers were there - armed with bin bags and litter picks.In just four hours, they collected almost 50 bags of rubbish that had been dumped around the Baguley Lane area of Sale Moor in Trafford.The 13...
Change for Gunners as City Turn Wembley Blue
ARSENAL and City have revealed what kits they will wear for Sunday's Carabao Cup final.Despite the Londoners initially being told they could not wear their traditional white shorts - and would instead have to wear red - the Football League have changed...
City Starlets Hailed among the Leading Teen Talents
TWO City youngsters have been named in a team of Spain's brightest young talents.And that means the Blues have as many players in the Futbol Draft 2017 team - which selects the best teenage footballers in the country - as Real Madrid, and two more than...
Confused about Pensions? You Are Not the Only One
ARE you looking forward to retiring? After years of the daily grind, you might be fantasising about an extra hour or two in bed and less stress. But are you prepared for when the great day comes and you're free from the 9 to 5? Retirement might seem...
Dale Come Back Down to Earth after Dons Draw
ROCHDALE 0 MK DONS 0 MK Dons succeeded where Tottenham Hotspur failed in keeping Rochdale at bay in a goalless draw at the Crown Oil Arena last night.Dale had the better of the contest without ever recapturing the highs of their performance before a...
Do I Need Extra Warranty for My Electricals?
QVERY often when I buy anything electrical, one of the sales staff asks if I want to "protect" the product for two or three years.They say that if the item breaks down, they'll provide me with a free replacement. It's the same when I buy online - the...
'Ello, 'Ello, 'Ello, Nice to See You after 55 Years
THEIR reunion after 55 years was as touching as the first time they met.An image taken in 1963 captured the moment a little boy lost during Manchester's Whit Walk was comforted by a bobby on the beat and it was preserved in a Manchester Evening News...
Ex-Noma Chef Rediscovers His Northern Roots
IT'S been established that Manchester has a blossoming food scene, but if ex-Noma chef Simon Martin can pin down his Ancoats venue, he's hoping to push the city's restaurant offering to the next level.The 27-year-old chef worked for two years at the...
Fears That Reds Can't Keep Hold of De Gea
FORGET Paul Pogba for just a moment. This night was all about David de Gea.And while Jose Mourinho's relationship with his £89m midfielder looks increasingly uncertain, United's big concern could be just how long De Gea is prepared to put up with occasions...
Flicks to Fizz for Partners in Prosecco
TWO independent filmmakers have launched a business selling one of the world's most exclusive proseccos - which is also sugarfree.Greg Tomaszewicz and Marco Fanton, who work at Lanor Productions in Manchester, are behind new company Dita Grappolo.They...
Guardiola Has Plenty of Decisions to Make for Wembley
Pep Guardiola has said Claudio Bravo will play on Sunday SIX weeks ago, Pep Guardiola's team selection for the Carabao Cup final would have been a cinch.With Vincent Kompany injured, Aymeric Laporte still on the transfer wish-list, Fabian Delph flying...
Hannah's Made Up with New Makeover!
Hannah with her mum Jutta and, below, after her makeover A BEAUTICIAN made a young woman with Down's Syndrome feel 'a million dollars' before she went on a date with her boyfriend.Kim Downing, who works at Boots in the Trafford Centre, spent 45 minutes...
How Not to Get Scammed out of Your Nest Egg
PENSION freedoms have opened a Pandora's box of opportunities for conmen.New figures show crooks have swindled £1bn from savers' pots since 2014, and they keep finding new ways to steal life savings. The latest surrounds the economic uncertainty caused...
'Intelligent' Carer Broke Student's Cheek with Bottle
A JUDGE told an 'intelligent' young carer he must be locked up after fracturing a student's cheekbone with a bottle during a night out.Tyler McLaughlin, from south Manchester, drunkenly attacked his victim in Liverpool city centre, a court heard.McLaughlin,...
LGBT Question Time on Historic Day of Protest
THRITY years ago tens of thousands of people came together in Manchester to march on Albert Square against the introduction of Section 28 of the Local Government Act.The act stated that 'councils should not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish...
Lose My Licence? My Driveway's Too Long
A CHESHIRE widow caught drunk at the wheel told a court she couldn't lose her licence because she has a QUARTER-OF-A-MILE driveway.A court was also told that Barbara Woodward, 56, was unable to do community service because she had never worked and would...
Man in Star Wars Court Fight
A STAR Wars fan is suing film and TV production company Lucasfilm for £1.35m, claiming the firm unlawfully scuppered his plan to make a fortune by beaming a live interview with Darth Vader into cinemas.Marc John, 46, who runs a business streaming satellite...
Matters of Interest
Ignoring those letters from your mortgage lender? You'll probably want to read this expert advice then, says VICKY SHAWDID you know that some home owners could be at risk of losing their property for good - because they've ignored correspondence from...
#Me&myjob
What made you want to get into this line of work? I studied Marketing at Lancaster University and I was lucky enough to gain a place with Michelin on its marketing graduate scheme back in the pre-recession days when the job market was still buoyant and...
Mendy Still in Frame for World Cup Call from Did
BENJAMIN Mendy is still 'absolutely' in France's World Cup plans, according to manager Didier Deschamps.The City defender made an impressive start to his career in England, however, he has been a long-term absentee after suffering a serious knee injury...
Mourinho Questions Medical Department over Herrera Injury
UNITED manager Jose Mourinho questioned his medical staff's insistence that Ander Herrera was fully fit to face Sevilla.The midfielder started last night's Champions League game despite missing the last three matches with a muscular injury.The Spaniard...
Mum Is Told: 'Put Obese 2-Year-Old on Fitness Course'
A MUM says she is disgusted after her toddler was labelled 'obese' and referred to a health and fitness programme.Kelly Kinsella's son Kean was weighed and measured when she took him along for his two-year check, a governmentled review which tracks the...
Nev Needs a Red Card over Green Space Plans
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukI GUESS Gary Neville has noticed that his repeated attempts to take over parts of Manchester city centre for yet more...
No Moore Plans to Quit Training
JAMIE Moore has revealed he had plans to retire as a boxing trainer back in September - but is now blessed to find himself with one of the best stable of fighters in the country.Moore is going from strength-tostrength in his career as a trainer, with...
Our Favourite Visitor Flocks to Gardens as Spring Nears
MY cousin David knows the wildlife well in his back garden and recently told me that he had seen lots of robins this year.Being awkward I poo-pooed his sightings and suggested that it was rare for two robins to be seen together outside the breeding season,...
Pogba's Dogged Self-Belief Must Come to the Fore
THE dearly departed Red Issue fanzine documented an accurate version of the heated meeting at the time, and Mino Raiola corroborated their snippet by recounting the exchange which ended Paul Pogba's United career nearly six years ago.Sir Alex Ferguson...
Spice Dealer's 10-Year Ban from City Centre
armed crook who claimed to be homeless sold 'zombie' drug to rough-sleepers - and 'threatened to kill woman with knife'A SPICE dealer who pretended to be homeless and cycled around Manchester selling the 'Zombie' drug to genuine rough-sleepers has been...
Technology Saved My Sister's Life
A WOMAN who suffered a stroke while FaceTiming her sister says the technology helped save her life.Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a call with her sister, Adumea Sapong, in Manchester, when Mrs Sapong noticed that her elder sibling...
Thieves Rip Up Paving Stones from Driveway
A WOMAN has been left devastated after crooks stole the Yorkshire stone driveway from her former family home.Emma Hezelgrave-Whitworth, 43, lost her father in September last year and had agreed a sale for his home on Towncroft Avenue, in Middleton earlier...
United Rated
DAVID DE GEA Seems assured of winning save of the season and regaining United's player of the year award. Magnificent. 8 ANTONIO VALENCIA Predictable in attack and, for someone rarely beaten, vulnerable in defence. His form has dipped drastically. 5...
Webb Now Ready to Test Himself against F1 Star
MANCHESTER'S Oliver Webb will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship this year to take part in the eagerly-anticipated 'Superseason'.It begins with the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in May and ends in June 2019 with the 24 Hours of Le Mans - which...
We Want Justice for Our Sharon 43 Years after Her Horror Death
IT was a case that appalled Greater Manchester - and more than 40 years on no one has been brought to justice.On September 11, 1974, the body of nine-year-old Sharon Sparks was found dumped on a grass verge on a remote country lane in Rochdale.She had...
What We Learned Analysis
WHAT ¦ DE GEA WILL BE BUSY DURING AWARDS SEASON COME May, David de Gea could have the Golden Glove, the Save of the Season trophy and the Sir Matt Busby statue. His denial of Luis Muriel was another stop which defied belief and the Save of the Season...
Woman Held after 'Sex Trafficking Gang' Raid
A WOMAN has been arrested in Manchester on suspicion of being a 'key member' of an international sex trafficking ring which terrorised victims by making them 'eat raw chicken hearts' in 'voodoo' rituals.Spanish police say an organised crime group trafficked...
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