Manchester Evening News

Articles from April 27, 2018

£20M Cost of Scrubbing Up Viaduct
IT'S one of Greater Manchester's most recognisable landmarks.But it's filthy - and isn't likely to be properly cleaned any time soon because doing so will be very, very expensive.Stockport Viaduct is a gem, but is in a poor state.And it could be up to...
20 Youngsters in Park Brawl
A MASS brawl involving around 20 children and teenagers at a Tameside park has prompted police to increase patrols.Disturbing footage posted on social media shows youngsters fighting on King George V Playing Fields in Ashtonunder-Lyne.The video, taken...
Ballroom Group Take Next Steps to Restoration
WORK is under way to transform and restore this historic ballroom back to its former glory.Stretford Public Hall, which stands on the corner of Chester Road and Kingsway, was built by John Rylands in 1878.Several years ago, a community group was granted...
Boy Blues Will Have Chance to Impress in the States
CITY will head to the United States for their summer tour with a hotch-potch of a squad.But while the limelight will be on first-teamers who will not be at the World Cup in Russia - basically Eliaquim Mangala, Claudio Bravo, Aleks Zinchenko, Phil Foden,...
Ced the Red
UNITED are considering a move for Southampton right-back Cedric Soares as they mull over a replacement for Antonio Valencia.Soares, 26, started Portugal's knockout ties en route to Euro 2016 glory and is being looked at by Jose Mourinho with Southampton...
Ced the Red
UNITED are considering a move for Southampton right-back Cedric Soares as they mull over a replacement for Antonio Valencia.Soares, 26, started Portugal's knockout ties en route to Euro 2016 glory and is being looked at by Jose Mourinho with Southampton...
Citylife /Reviews
EVERY DAY (12A) We've all secretly wondered what it would be like to walk in someone else's shoes (preferably flats).Director Michael Sucsy's otherworldly romance, based on the young adult novel by David Levithan, tests the elasticity of that conceit...
Cultured Stones Has to Show Pep Ugly Side
WHEN John Stones sat in a Sky Sports studio in December, he was in the final stages of recovery from a hamstring injury.He'd been sidelined for two weeks and City's medical team had set a return date for the New Year.Discussing how 'demanding' Pep Guardiola...
Decision to Amputate My Leg an Easy One
A young woman who was left in agony after a freak accident in the street finally asked doctors to AMPUTATE her leg to end the pain.Victoria Snell told how she was strolling home from the cinema and suddenly felt pain, before hearing a bone 'audibly snap.'...
Drozdz Back for Belle Vue after Crash in Early Season
DAMIAN Drozdz has been declared fit to return to active duty for Belle Vue following a brief injury lay-off and will take his place at No.2 for their home meeting against Somerset on Monday.The 21-year-old suffered a fractured scapula in only his second...
Elbow Star Is Professor of Song
ELBOW frontman Guy Garvey is hoping to help nurture the next generation of music stars as he becomes a professor in songwriting.The Bury-born star has taken on the role as visiting professor at the writing school at Manchester Metropolitan University.Guy,...
Every Week a Whole New Batch of Exciting Gigs Go on Sale, So We've Picked out Our Hot Tickets and Highlights
AS the weather gets warmer, the tickets are getting hotter - and we've got some scorching announcements this week.Madness are making a comeback with a huge UK reunion tour, and Rudimental have just revealed they'll play a date at Manchester's O2 Apollo.Keep...
Fancy This Convertible Range Rover, Anyone?
A BRAND new Range Rover had its roof ripped off and another vehicle was badly damaged after a car transporter ploughed into a bridge in Bolton.The drama unfolded on the M61 near Kearsley at around 10.30am on Wednesday.The transporter had just made a...
Fergie Sends Foe Wenger a Final Farewell Message
ARSENE Wenger has revealed he has received a message from old foe Sir Alex Ferguson following the announcement he will leave Arsenal at the end of the season.And former United striker Danny Welbeck, taken from Old Trafford to the Emirates by the Frenchman,...
Film in Cinemas /Avengers: Infinity War
STARRING: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Chadwick Boseman, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch.DIRECTORS: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo....
Flushed out - Robber Caught on Prison Loo with Mobile Phone
A ROBBER serving time in Strangeways was caught using a mobile phone to send a text while sitting on the toilet, a court heard.John Grimshaw, 28, was found with two handsets in his cell at HMP Manchester.He also had other items, including phone batteries,...
Founder of 'Evil' School Jailed for Child Cruelty
THE founder of an 'evil and twisted' boarding school has been jailed for violence and cruelty against boys.Derrick Cooper, 77, was a teacher at the notorious Knowl View School in Rochdale, where the town's MP, Cyril Smith, is believed to be among paedophiles...
Freebies Jose Could Snap Up in Summer Window
IN just three weeks, the Premier League transfer window opens.Work has been ongoing behind the scenes at United for some time now after Jose Mourinho handed his summer wishlist over to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. This will be Mourinho's most...
Gemma Looking Loved Up with Strictly's Gorka
STRICTLY couple Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Márquez stepped out in Manchester for a Key 103 charity night - ahead of Gemma taking the radio station into its new era.Radio station bosses announced last week that Key will be changing its name to Hits Radio...
Gig /Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa is a force to be reckoned with on the music scene and despite a slow ascent, the 22-yearold's patience is finally paying off with a storming start to 2018.After becoming the moststreamed female artist of last year, the model-turned-singer cemented...
Greater Manchester - Country's Crime Capital
huge increases in violent crime mean more people across our region will be a victim than anywhere else in england and wales as reported incidents surgePEOPLE in Greater Manchester are more likely to be victims of crime than anywhere else in England and...
'I Don't See That Passion around These Days'
MANIC'S BASSIST NICKY WIRE DOESN'T THINK THE CURRENT CROP OF YOUNG BANDS KNOW HOW TO ROCK 'N' ROLL...UNDER most circumstances, Nicky Wire - the bassist, lyricist and chief spokesman for Welsh rock giants Manic Street Preachers - wouldn't mind receiving...
Interest Is High as Old Bank Sells for a Million
THIS former bank has been sold for more than £1m.The NatWest Bank building, in Withington village, closed its doors for good two years ago.The building, which is just off busy Wilmslow Road in the heart of the village, sold for double the listed guide...
It's the Land Bruiser
S I always say, when it come to proper big boy's toy off-roaders - size matters.ASo this week's test car is already off to a good start as the revised for 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser really is a big beast.Weighing in at a shade under two and a half tonnes...
'I've Proved a Point. I Have Justice of a Kind'
For 30 years Joseph Ryan lived with nightmarish memories of abuse suffered at a private residential school Underley Hall.Only now has anyone been made to pay for what happened at Underley - and it came after Joseph and another ex-pupil, disappointed...
Klopp a Load of That! Bellamy's City Fear
LIVERPOOL will provide the greatest threat to City in their bid to retain their Premier League crown next season.The Merseysiders have been the only team able to truly resist Pep Guardiola's side this season, beating them twice in the Champions League...
Machete-Wielding Thugs in Raid on Food Store
MASKED thugs armed with a machete and a screwdriver stormed a south Manchester shop before stealing cash, cigarettes and alcohol.Three men - who had their faces covered - walked into Co-op Food, in Whalley Range, carrying weapons on Wednesday night.One...
Madrid Set to Test Reds for De Gea, Again!
UNITED fans might be starting to wonder whether Keylor Navas is remote controlled by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.The goalkeeper's gaffes are happening in the wider exposure of the Champions League, and whenever Navas trends on Twitter United...
Mendy's a Champion, but He Could Have Been
BENJAMIN Mendy is Mr Popular with City's fans.And the feeling is mutual. The French left-back has been taken to the hearts of Blues, despite him missing most of the season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in City's 5-0 home victory over Crystal...
Mourinho Faces Midfield Dilemma If Fellaini Leaves United in the Summer
EVEN when Marouane Fellaini is doing more running down his contract than on the pitch, Jose Mourinho is still a stickler for the Belgian.United are resigned to Fellaini leaving in the summer and sources have dismissed him as effectively 'gone', despite...
Mum's the Word for Chef Saju
UT of humble beginnings, some of the best things are born - and so it is with Amma's Canteen.OThe Chorlton cafe's Keralanborn owner Saju Ravindran brought just $100 and a love of cooking with him when he arrived in England in 2003.A classically-trained...
Old Trafford Is Set for Its Greatest Summer of Cricket
INDIA'S World Cup clash with Pakistan will be played in Manchester as part of the greatest summer of cricket ever at Lancashire's Emirates Old Trafford.The mouth-watering showdown between two of the sport's fiercest rivals is one of six World Cup matches...
Police Plea over CCTV Footage of Fence 'Yobs'
'BRAZEN' hooligans ripped out a fence panel and hurled it at a car - before flicking the Vs at a resident who confronted them.A boy was caught on CCTV spinning around on the spot with the wooden panel before launching it towards the vehicle.He then fled,...
'Public Is Starting to Feel Impact of Cuts'
GREATER Manchester's top cop Ian Hopkins said there were a number of reasons for the spike in crime across the force, including improved methods of recording offences and the sharp rise in internet-related crime such as online grooming."Today's crime...
Pupil 'Traffic Wardens' Issue Tickets at School
PARENTS are being slapped with 'parking tickets' by children as part of a clampdown on bad parking around schools in Tameside.Youngsters from Russell Scott Primary School, in Denton, have been handing out warnings to drivers around Clare Street to try...
Renewable Energy Is Cheapest of Options
A COUPLE of weeks ago (April 10) I wrote about the expansion of windpower generation in Scotland and on Saturday had lunch in a pub watching turbines turning outside Burnley.I agree the UK shouldn't be held to ransom by foreign gas producers able to...
Runner's Tribute to Nurses Who Help Mum
A WOMAN from Stockport will take part in the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run to raise funds for the dementia charity which helps care for her mum.Nicola Aldcroft will tackle the 10k event in May for Dementia UK, which has provided help and support...
Saints Dish out Punishment to Devils
SALFORD RED DEVILS 10 ST HELENS 60 SALFORD'S winning run came to a shuddering end in the most brutal of fashions as they were hammered by Super League leaders St Helens.Saints even overcame the dismissal of forward Matty Lees at the AJ Bell Stadium to...
Salah Is Weak Link in Bid to Topple Blues
PEP Guardiola was seen as being disrespectful to Tottenham when he described them as the 'Harry Kane team',' when in fact it was more of a compliment to the England striker.He would be within his rights, given recent events, to call Liverpool the 'Mo...
Shame of Pensioner Who Made Nuisance 999 Calls after Bomb
A PENSIONER made a string of nuisance 999 calls shouting 'Muslims out' in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing.Dorothy Anlezark repeatedly rang emergency services while drunk just over a week after the atrocity.In court, her lawyer said the calls,...
Students Count Cost of Strikes
JACQUELINE Skiptunis paid £17,000 to move to Manchester from the US to do a Masters. She's missed a month of lectures due to staff strikes. She says she now needs counselling.Jacqueline worked for a year and a half in her hometown of New York to save...
Teen Held as Police Chase Ends in Four Car Pile-Up
A TEENAGER has been arrested after a dramatic police chase finished in a four-car pile-up in Chorlton.A black Audi A5 ploughed into three other cars on Brantingham Road after being pursued by a number of GMP vehicles along Keppel Road.The Audi hit a...
The Chief Can Go His Own Way
LMOST a decade has passed since Noel Gallagher officially walked away from Oasis.AIn that time he's put out three solo albums with his High Flying Birds - the most recent of which divided fans and critics alike.If nothing else though, The Chief has earned...
Tyson Inspired Fury to Make His Ring Return
TYSON Fury has revealed his comeback is being fuelled by his determination to defend the honour of his hero Mike Tyson.And he has also admitted he felt ashamed about his own treatment of another ring legend, Lennox Lewis.Former heavyweight champion Fury...
Yobs Smash Up Cars
RESIDENTS on a south Manchester street woke to find a scene of devastation after vandals had trashed 15 cars in a mindless wrecking spree.Yobs went on a rampage on Platt Lane in Fallowfield as people slept, smashing windows, breaking wing mirrors and...
Young Mum Died in Crash as She 'Dashed to Work at 6am'
A YOUNG mum newly promoted to manager at McDonald's died in a road smash as she raced to her early morning shift, an inquest heard.Holly Carter, 21, was thought to have been running late for her 6am start and drove at speeds of more than 60mph in a 50mph...
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