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Articles from March 28, 2018

£100,000 for Hospice Thanks to Late Doctor
IN life he was devoted to caring for sick children and newborn babies.Now, even after his death, Dr Syed Ahsanuddin Haider's dedication to his work will carry on.The sum of £100,000 from the Bury medic's estate will go to a children's hospice. He retired...
£10,000 Reward after Kidnapping
A £10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted in connection with a stabbing and a kidnapping.Bradley Ward is described by police as 'potentially dangerous.' .The 22-year-old, of no fixed address, has links to...
AJ Excited by Sharks' Attack
AJ MacGinty is delighted to be back with Sale Sharks and is looking forward to an exciting climax to the season.The Irish-born American international fly-half made an excellent comeback against the Worceser Warriors after more than two months out with...
Another Dog Dies from Alabama Rot after a Walk
VETS have confirmed another fatal case of the deadly dog disease Alabama Rot in Greater Manchester. Four-year-old Shih Tzu Paris developed a mysterious paw wound days after a walk in Moses Gate Country Park in Farnworth, Bolton.Within a week, it had...
Best of the Rest
MASTERCHEF BBC1, 9PM/ BBC1 WALES, 8PM IT'S knock-out week and only 12 cooks remain in this "toughest ever" cooking competition. They have been split into two groups, and tonight the first six get their first taste of a professional kitchen.Which means...
Charity in Appeal over Rejected Plan for Campus
A CHILDREN'S charity is appealing after town hall bosses rejected plans for a huge school campus redevelopment following a row over the selling off of green belt land.The Seashell Trust, which helps disabled children with highly complex needs, is appealing...
Christina Lost Four Stone and Found Her Confidence
CHRISTINA Cooper has lost fourand-a-half stone in weight - and gained the confidence to become a beauty queen.The 25-year-old from West Gorton started her fitness campaign two years ago after tipping the scales at 14st 7lbs and a size 16.Inspired to...
City Defensive Rock Keeps Mum over His Greatest Motivator - but Fears United's Hitman
NICOLAS Otamendi has named his two toughest opponents - and one of them plays for rivals United.The City centre-back has had a brilliant season, establishing himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League, and the first defensive name on...
Comics Strip Heroes
Celebrities' first striptease efforts are hilarious, but they are deadly serious about the fight against male cancers PICK OF THE DAY THE REAL FULL MONTY: LIVEITV, 9pmINSPIRED by the iconic 90s movie, which saw six steel workers whip off their clothes,...
Corrections and Complaints
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...
Danilo Could Give Guardiola Possible Solution to Salah
ONE year on, and Pep Guardiola faces the same tough decision … which player does he ask to do a job at left-back? And this time, with Mo Salah in rampaging form, his selection could prove the difference between a Champions League semi-final or more Euro...
De Gea Says He's Feeling the Love ATREDs
DAVID de Gea has dropped another hint he will stay at United beyond the summer.The Spain goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for years in one of the persistent transfer rumours in football.A switch to the Bernabeu fell through at the...
Diversion Gets Diverted after Row over Noise
A DIVERSION route in force because of an overnight motorway closure has been changed by highways bosses.The moves comes after the M.E.N. revealed the plight of homeowners living on a normally-quiet residential road along a stretch of the diversion. One...
England Pay the Penalty as Italy Snatch a Draw
ENGLAND 1 italy 1 ENGLAND'S World Cup preparations continued in encouraging fashion despite the frustration of a video assistant referee ruling allowing Italy to snatch a 1-1 draw at Wembley.Four days after securing a deserved win in Holland, tentative...
Families Have Been Heard, Says Mother of Murdered Martyn
THE mother of Martyn Hett has praised the Kerslake Report into May's Arena attack for giving a voice to families of those killed - as she calls for a handbook to be created for those affected by any future atrocities.Figen Murray was one of many relatives...
Firefighters 'Distressed and Devastated' by Not Being Allowed to Go to Bomb Scene
A GREATER Manchester firefighter has told of his anguish on the night of the Manchester Bomb when he and his colleagues was held back from going to help the dying and injured by their bosses.The Kerslake Report described how it was nearly two hours after...
Four Decades of Prison Life and Death
Nostalgia looks back on 40 years at Strangeways prison from the execution of Margaret Allen in 1949 to the riot of 1990THE longest jail riot in British penal history started just after a Sunday morning sermon in Strangeways' chapel.About 300 inmates...
FriendsFest Is on Repeat to Perk Us All Up!
THE hit FriendsFest exhibition is making a return to Manchester this year as part of a huge 2018 UK tour - with even more sets from the smash 90s sitcom.The celebration of the huge Comedy Central UK show will take place at Heaton Park from August 3-12,...
Griezmann Tells Pogba to Prove Doubters Wrong
ANTOINE Griezmann has told Paul Pogba to prove his critics wrong after being dropped by Jose Mourinho - and the midfielder sent the Reds boss a message with his latest performance for France.Pogba's United future has been thrown into doubt after being...
HALL OF FAME Christopher Eccleston
SCIENCE fiction and superheroes feature strongly in the varied career of Salford actor Christopher Eccleston.He played the ninth Doctor when the TV series Doctor Who was relaunched in 2005 and the sinister Dark Elf Malekith in the Marvel film Thor: The...
In the Darkest Hour, Our Response Fell Far Short. I Apologise Unreservedly for That
GREATER Manchester's new fire chief has apologised 'unreservedly' for the failings of the brigade management during the region's 'darkest hour.' .And deputy mayor Bev Hughes has been asked to carry out a full review of the fire service after fire crews...
It's Time the Airport Sharpened Up Its Act
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukON FRIDAY, March 23, I flew into Terminal One at Manchester Airport with Turkish Airlines from Istanbul.Passengers were...
Joshua Says He's the Best Bet
Joshua says he's the best bet BOXING By SHELDAN KEAY with it, I believe Anthony Joshua knocks Joseph Parker out for sure," said Joshua.journey. It'll be over Sunday, and I will look back and learn from it and move forward."It's just one fight at a time....
Leanne Was Our Light and the Light Has Gone Out
heartbreaking words of parents of detective murdered by 'liar' husband as he is jailed for at least 19 years over 'brutal' killingA POLICE inspector who murdered his detective wife has been told he must serve a minimum of 19 years before he can be considered...
Lehmann to Carry on after Aussie Scandal
DARREN Lehmann will continue as Australia coach but the futures of skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner remain unclear after they were warned they face 'significant sanctions'.A Cricket Australia investigation found Lehmann had no prior...
Male Rape Charity Works with Soap on Storyline
HOLLYOAKS is working with the charity Survivors Manchester on a sexual abuse storyline involving a teenager being abused by his football coach.The local charity, which recently worked with Coronation Street on its male rape storyline involving David...
Passengers Left Trapped in Airport as Doors Lock Shut
PASSENGERS were 'locked in' at Manchester Airport after security doors automatically shut.The incident happened as some passengers apparently attempted to walk back into the luggage hall having left it after two flights landed at Terminal 3 at around...
Plan to Stop IVF on the NHS Is Axed MONDAY,
A PLAN to deny women IVF on the NHS in Trafford has been scrapped.The move, revealed by the M.E.N. last week, would have seen the borough become the first in Greater Manchester - and one of only a handful of areas in the country - to axe free fertility...
Police Hunt Protesters Who Brought Rail Chaos
POLICE have issued an appeal for information after a mass protest blocked all train lines to Manchester Piccadilly for three hours.Scores of passengers were left stranded when around 100 trespassers went on the tracks on Sunday, March 11.British Transport...
Saq Race Is on as Mahmood Looks to New Campaign
SAQIB Mahmood has been racking up the air miles in Australia and the West Indies this winter, but the Lancashire ace says he can't wait to get home show Red Rose fans what he can do.The fast bowler has been at the heart of the England Lions' plans either...
School Fire 'Started by Roof Solar Panels'
A HUGE blaze at a primary school was 'most likely' caused by a faulty electrical solar panel.Firefighters were called to Westleigh Methodist Primary School in Leigh after flames were seen coming from the building just before 11am on Sunday.Upper levels...
Sentence Will Not Be Increased for Driver
A COMPUTER expert who knocked down and killed a young woman while he 'gambled on an amber light' will not have his jail sentence increased.Glenn Michael Wall, 35, was trying to get home for a barbecue when he fatally struck 25-year-old Helena Thurm,...
Seri Scrap
JOSE Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are heading for a collision course over Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri.Both United and City have registered their interest in the Ivory Coast international ahead of the summer transfer window.Mourinho and Guardiola...
Sickening Attack on Two Friends in a Pub
POLICE want to speak to a man in connection with a sickening attack on two friends in a town centre pub.One of the victims was left with a broken jaw and bite marks on his cheek - and the other was hit with a glass and punched and kicked to the floor...
Sterling Provides Grace under Real Pressure for City
PEP Guardiola has gone out of his way to make Raheem Sterling feel loved at City.The England attacker got a phone call from his new boss in 2016 after the shambolic Euros campaign to assure him there was a place for him at the Etihad, and reiterated...
'Superstar or Academy Kid, I Treated Every Player the Same.'
WHEN chief physiotherapist Rob Swire packed away his magic sponge for the last time at United in 2014, Sir Alex Ferguson felt compelled to issue a heartfelt statement thanking him for his 23 years of service.One line, in particular, stood out."A lot...
The Coolest Nightclub in the World
IT'S hard to imagine someone less likely to open the trailblazing Haçienda nightclub than stand-up comedian Bernard Manning.After all, acid house, rave music and stark modernism were hardly Bernard's cup of tea.And he was used to far better sound systems...
Time to Avoid a Sticky Toffee Situation Again
THE prospect of beating United to clinch the Premier League title has, naturally, filled City fans with the joys of spring.But in order to set up that dream scenario for Blues supporters, the team needs to win at Everton on Saturday night.And recent...
'Transition Will Take Five Years' 2018 Northern Tech Awards
BRITISH firms may need a transition period of up to five years in order to properly prepare for Brexit, according to Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC).They have joined forces with London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Business...
Wet Feet as Pete Dives In
COLD Feet returns to our screens later this year, and there's dramatic scenes ahead as John Thomson was spotted filming a rescue in the canal at Castlefield.John, who plays loveable family man Pete Gifford in the ITV1 drama, was seen taking the plunge...
Who's Going to Answer Jose's Midfield Call?
JOSE Mourinho has told scouts to scour the globe for midfield targets as he intends to complete his overhaul of United's engine room.The Reds boss plans to sign at least one midfielder this summer, with Michael Carrick retiring and Marouane Fellaini...
YOUR HOROSCOPE WITH Justin Toper
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 22 It's almost Easter, and you are rising above the pressure which is being piled on at work. What happens next suggests that you may come back down to Earth with a thud, but we all need a reality...
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