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Articles from March 19, 2018

A Case of Jose Rewriting History with Pep at Receiving End of His Excuses for Euro Failure
CITY huddled round a screen in Abu Dhabi to watch the Champions League draw together on Friday, and you wouldn't be surprised if Pep Guardiola called everyone back once he heard what had gone down on MUTV.The Catalan is used to Jose Mourinho providing...
Aces Anticipate Tough Opener in Campaign
THE Belle Vue Aces' 2018 campaign gets underway tonight when they welcome reigning league champions, Swindon, to the National Speedway Stadium.Like the 'Rentruck' Aces, the Robins have done exceptionally well to retain five of last year's septet with...
A Green Light for the Way Less Travelled
APANESE people never, ever jaywalk.JIt sounds like a small thing. No big deal. But actually, for someone who's spent most of their life in England, it feels weird. Like, properly bizarre.As the lights pass each other from green to red, small crowds of...
All the Fun of the Faroes
STEVE GRAVES VISITS THE FAROE ISLANDS, CONQUERS HIS LIFELONG FEAR OF FISH - AND GETS HOOKED ON SEAFOOD tr avel report FAROE ISLANDSTELL anyone you've been to the Faroe Islands and you can expect the same question every time in response: "Where exactly...
Ambulance Dug out of the Snow to Get Baby to Hospital
AN ambulance trying to get a baby to hospital had to be dug out after it got stuck in snow.Yasmin Schofield's two-year-old son Alfie suffered a fit in the early hours of yesterday morning in Stockport, but the thick snow meant the ambulance was unable...
A TREAT FOR THE Whole FAMILY
EGGS and soldiers have been a favourite lunchtime snack of mine for as long as I can remember - but I had never been tempted to have it for pudding.Curiosity got the better of me when I noticed it on the dessert menu at the Pickled Hen restaurant in...
Barriers Go Up at Canal Tragedy Site
BARRIERS have been placed along the stretch of water where student Charlie Pope died.Council chiefs estimate around 100 people a day have been using the precarious route to cross the Rochdale Canal.In response, waterways bosses have installed temporary...
Battered by 'Mini Beast'
A CAB which skidded on snow plunged 20ft from a bridge before crash landing on Victoria Station car park.Incredibly the driver and passenger did not suffer serious injuries. The cab had been driving along Cheetham Hill Road in freezing conditions when...
Bernardo Can Wing It If He Is Not Central to Pep's Plan
PEP Guardiola has transformed many a player during his coaching career.From Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi to Philipp Lahm and David Alaba, the Catalan has spotted something in certain stars wherever he has been and made brilliant players even better...
Boxer in Drugs Bust Just Days before Big TV Fight
A BOXER jailed after being unmasked as a drugs boss was arrested days before his first televised fight.Police said Anthony Leak could have been a 'very successful professional boxer' but instead led a drugs gang which peddled heroin and cocaine worth...
Cardle Ready to Take British Title off Ritson
SCOTT Cardle believes that Lewis Ritson has just been keeping his British title warm for him ahead of their showdown this weekend.Cardle, who is trained by Joe Gallagher at his gym in Bolton, will look to regain the British lightweight title when he...
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Cream of the Crop
N the heady heights of the boardroom of Cow Hotels Ltd, dramatic plans for the future are being formulated.IHaving launched the ultra-chic 12-bedroom Cow luxury boutique inn in a little village just seven miles from Derby city centre, they are planning...
Eat Puglia Right Up
CELEBRATED AS THE FOOD OF PEASANTS, THE CUISINE FROM THIS SOUTHERN ITALIAN REGION IS FIT FOR A KING, SAYS AINE FOX'IT'S the squeak in your mouth as you chew," a bystander whispers as traditional Italian cheesemaker Anna Casulli transforms a bowl of curd...
ENJOY THE LUXURIES OF Island Life
BRIDGETOWN is the capital and largest city in Barbados. Its mixture of shops and restaurants, bordered by tropical beaches, means visitors can enjoy all the luxuries of island life, while still feeling like they are in the heart of the city.Must sees...
Food Hope to Fight Diabetes
THERE is no one-size-fits all approach when it comes to making food choices, but it is important that people with diabetes, and those at risk of Type 2, are supported to choose the right foods for them to improve their health and quality of life. That's...
Forgotten Portraits Back Home for Family Reunion
ONCE they were the Lords of Salford's manor.The Markendale family lived at Ordsall Hall, and ran its surrounding farm, from 1815 to 1871. They were famed in the Manchester and Salford area for being prominent and prosperous butchers, tanners and skinners.Now,...
Fowler Thinks Euro Tie Is Bad News for Both City and Liverpool
ROBBIE Fowler says that the Champions League tie between his former clubs Liverpool and City is a nightmare draw… for both sides.The legendary striker feels that both Pep Guardiola's Blues and Jurgen Klopp's Reds would have preferred to play anyone except...
Hill Urging Dale to Make It Count in Front of Goal
ROCHDALE boss Keith Hill felt his side needed to be more clinical in front of goal after their 1-1 draw at home to fellow strugglers AFC Wimbledon. Adedeji Oshilaja's opener for Wimbledon was cancelled out by Andy Cannon and despite plenty more chances,...
How Do You Fancy 84 Halves of Magic Mild?
ORGANISERS of the annual Magic Mild Ale Trail are hoping this year will be a vintage one after a barrel-load of pubs volunteered to take part.The event runs from April 6 to May 13 and drinkers have five weeks to sample at least half a pint of mild in...
If You Come to School in Wrong Shoes, We'll Buy You a New Pair
PUPILS who turn up to a high school wearing trainers or boots will be bought a 'suitable' pair of shoes by the school.Kickers, canvas shoes, trainers and heels are banned at Kearsley Academy, in Bolton, where teachers say they are working to 'drive up...
It's All Dover for Macc's Great Run
MACCLESFIELD TOWN saw their great run of form come to an end on Saturday as they lost 2-0 at Dover Athletic.Two first-half goals from Keanu Marsh-Brown was enough to condemn the Silkmen to defeat at the Crabble Athletic Ground.Macc remain two points...
It's the End of a Journey for Mr Metrolink
THE man who made Metrolink happen is retiring after 41 years as a councillor - and nearly four decades as a transport leader.Andrew Fender has campaigned for - and overseen - all the major transport developments in Greater Manchester since 1977.Earning...
'Join Us' Plea as Tidy City Bid Launched
MANCHESTER council and Keep Britain Tidy are joining forces with the aim of making Manchester the country's first 'Tidy City' by 2020.The 'Keep Manchester Tidy' campaign is the first formal partnership between a UK city and the national charity and is...
Jose Singles out Shaw for Criticism
JOSE Mourinho accused some United players of being 'scared' and not wanting to be on the pitch during the gritty FA Cup win over Brighton.And he singled out Luke Shaw for more personal criticism.Goals either side of half-time from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja...
Late Breaks
SPANISH SUNSHINE FIRST Choice offers seven-night holidays to Spain staying at the 4Sun Holiday Village Costa Del Sol on an all-inclusive basis from £991 per person.Price is based on two adults sharing and includes flights departing from Bristol airport...
Lingard Looking for the Positives in Win
JESSE Lingard stressed the importance of United simply having got back to winning ways after they defeated Brighton on Saturday.United produced a fairly underwhelming display as they secured a place at Wembley, and United boss Jose Mourinho, the day...
'Lorries Diverted from M-Way Are Ruining Our Street'
A FRUSTRATED homeowner filmed more than 100 HGVs driving past his house in one night - after traffic from the M60 was diverted onto a residential road.He set up a GoPro camera to prove his point - and the time-lapse footage captured 111 wagons rumbling...
Mill Ravaged by Fire
SMALL businesses and community groups have been left devastated after fire tore through a mill in Tameside.The blaze broke out at 11.43pm on Saturday and fire crews worked through the night to battle the flames. Roads around Ray Mill in Stalybridge were...
Mourinho Still Fans' Favourite - for Now
THE VERDICT: UNITED 2 BRIGHTON 0 supporters voice their confidence in united manager but jose seems to have lost his in highest profile signings pogba and sanchezJOSE Mourinho had his say - and now United fans have had theirs.They will follow their manager...
News /Join the Flight Academy This Easter
MANCHESTER Airport's Runway Visitor Park is holding a whole host of Easter activities for the entire family to enjoy.Back by popular demand, the park is running a children's flight academy during the Easter holidays.Children will have the opportunity...
News /Uniform Upgrade for Aer Lingus
AN airline's iconic uniforms are being retired and replaced with a fresh new look by a leading designer.Aer Lingus' famous 'teal green' uniform was designed by Louise Kennedy and has been the longest-running Aer Lingus uniform - first taking to the 'runway'...
Niall Nails Place and Puts in Solid Display
AFTER a tough week off the field, Salford produced their best performance of the season to secure a vital victory over Hull FC.Here's five things we learned from the match...¦ END OF THE ERRORS In the away defeats to St Helens and Castleford over the...
'Only Now Are Blues Fulfilling Club's Dreams'
City skipper Vincent Kompany CITY are standing on the threshold of everything that their owners dreamed of achieving.And skipper Vincent Kompany, who has been central to the Blues' thrust for the top from day one, is determined to be part of the final...
Police Hunt Machete Trio after 'Chilling' Attack in Bar
POLICE are searching for two men and a woman in connection with a brutal machete attack at Barca in Castlefield.A man remains in hospital after he was left with injuries to his hand described as 'life changing' in the assault at the bar in Catalan Square...
'Putina Special Effort'
NEMANJA Matic claims Jose Mourinho is still the Special One - and warned United's players to respond to his demands.United manager Mourinho was stinging in his criticism of his side - despite their 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final victory against Brighton on...
Scholes Says Luke Must Move to Be Best in World
PAUL Scholes says Luke Shaw may have to leave United to become one of the best defenders in the world.Shaw has seen his position at United come under severe scrutiny as he battles Ashley Young for the left-back starting role.The 22-year-old joined United...
Sociology in the Spotlight
MANCHESTER is to welcome more than 3,000 sociologists and other academics when it hosts the European Sociological Association (ESA) conference.The event will take place at Manchester Central from August 20-23.The delegates will exchange research findings...
Stock Exchange Is 'Next Step' for Investment Firm
INVESTMENT platform AJ Bell could go public on the London Stock Exchange by the end of the year.The Manchester-based group has appointed Numis Securities to explore an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.The...
The Smell of Cooking Floats over a Buzz of Chatter and Laughter
AT first glance the concrete car park behind a station doesn't seem like the most inspiring setting for one of south Manchester's most popular events.But once a week the area behind Levenshulme railway station, just off The Street With No Name, is transformed...
What We Learned Analysis
¦ SHAW WAS NOT THAT BAD JOSE Mourinho was on a couple of players' cases before Luke Shaw's highlights stood out amid the snowfall. Mourinho was hollering animatedly from the opposite side at Shaw, seemingly urging him to move further forward and supplement...
World-Class Rehab for Arena Bomb Survivors
WE LOVE MANCHESTER FUND WILL PAY FOR INJURED PEOPLE TO BE TREATED AT INSTITUTE WHERE TOP SPORTS STARS GET EXPERT CARESOME of the most seriously injured survivors of the Manchester Arena attack will undergo rehabilitation at a world-class facility which...
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