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Articles from May 19, 2018

A Dam Fine Movie
Film classic The Dam Busters forms part of the 75th anniversary commemorations of the Second World War mission. MARION MCMULLEN looks at the making of a British movie epicIT WAS described as "the story of the 'bombs that had to bounce' - and the air-devils...
Alexis Right at Home at Home of Football!
PLAYERS often have teams they relish playing against.United fans need no reminding of Wayne Rooney's incredible goalscoring record against Newcastle where he hit 13 in 21 appearances in a Reds shirt.Romelu Lukaku has a fondness for playing West Ham and...
A Literary Ade for Kids
Paralympic basketball hero Ade Adepitan has already inspired thousands - now he's keen to bring his motivational message to the next generation. He tells HANNAH STEPHENSON about his new kids' book series, wedding plans, and defying expectationsWITH his...
All Geek to Me
X-MEN WEDDING SPECIAL #1 EVERYONE has wedding fever this week, even the X-Men.Breaking out of the ongoing X-Men: Gold series, this one-off Wedding Special tells the tale of what happens when Kitty Pryde finally ties the knot with Piotr Rasputin, aka...
Arena Bomb Survivor Hopes 10k Will Help Bring 'Closure'
A DAD left paralysed in the Manchester Arena bombing hopes taking part in this weekend's 10k spectacular - two days before the anniversary of the massacre - will help bring some degree of 'closure.' .Martin Hibbert was just yards away from the blast...
Ask the Expert
QI THINK my 12-year-old daughter is being bullied online. She hasn't said anything but I've seen her in tears looking at her phone, and one of her friends hinted that she might be being cyberbullied. What should I do? ADR Liam Hackett, anti-bullying...
Ben's on Mend but Faces Race for Russia
BENJAMIN Mendy still needs to prove his fitness to France coach Didier Deschamps before earning his chance in the World Cup.The 23-year-old was rewarded for his recovery from a long-term injury this season with a place in the squad for the summer competition,...
Blues Need Diaz to Sign Up to Good News Week
IF City's announcement on Thursday felt big, even more impressive than getting Pep Guardiola to give his longest commitment to a club was how unexpected it felt.Three extra years rather than two may have surprised some and does say a lot for the ambitions...
'Bright 21-Year-Old with Potential' Jailed over £200K of Heroin
of high A TALENTED footballer 'betrayed his ambitions' to enter the 'sordid criminal world' of drug-dealing.heroin Small recovered.Ramiro Orr, 21, had a 'promising future' and had dreams of turning pro. He was also training to become an engineer.When...
Can Happen to Is Good to Talk'
so viewers have watched him grow up."However people feel about him, they've already bought into him being part of the establishment."To see this individual who is a bit of a Jack the lad and has been a bit of a terror, to see him in an extremely vulnerable...
Care Extension to Ease Beds Pressure
SEVEN care homes or units have closed in Stockport in the last three years leaving a 'tremendous shortage' bed spaces for elderly people. The lack of capacity is being particularly felt by dementia patients. The borough has an population that is older...
CHANNEL Your Inner Forager
THE flight to Jersey from London is so short, there's almost no time to get hungry. We coast up and then down in less time (well, an hour) than it takes to get through a glass-and-a-half of red and a packet of peanuts.Yet the food is the reason behind...
Chelsea
THIRD ROUND NORWICH CITY Won 5-3 on penalties after 0-0 first game and a 1-1 draw in the replay A LISTLESS goalless draw at Carrow Road was followed by a replay which came to life in stoppage time, as Jamal Lewis cancelled out Michy Batshuayi's strike...
Chips Building Is Legacy of Maverick Architect
IT was the humble chip that inspired Will Alsop to create one of Manchester's most recognisable buildings. The revered architect, who died this week, was the mastermind behind not just the Chips building, but also the urban village which surrounds it...
Crackdown on the Town Shoplifters
POLICE have promised to crackdown on shoplifting in a Tameside town 'overrun' by a group of thieves who have cost businesses tens of thousands of pounds.Traders in Hyde say they're being targeted by 'repeat offenders' and dread going into work. One shopkeeper...
Dream houSe BARBIE
Looking forward to some al fresco summer dining? Think big with these deas for building a stylish and imaginative barbecue zone, says Houzz.co.uk contributor AMANDA POLLARDName of prduct and DON'T want your snazzy barbecue rusting over the winter? How...
Emotional Moment as the Lord Mayor's Chains Change Hands
MANCHESTER'S new lord mayor has been sworn in at an emotional ceremony that reflected on the horrific events of May 22 last year.Miles Platting and Newton Heath councillor June Hitchen took up the chains from Eddy Newman, who had led many of the city's...
Filmmaker Using Run to Battle Mental Illness
A FILMMAKER who was diagnosed with clinical depression will take part in the Great Manchester Run to raise money for mental health charity Mind.Cameron Jones, from Prestwich, said running has allowed him to get his life back on track after mental illhealth...
Fire Trial Men 'Are Too Stupid' to Be Murderers
TWO men accused of killing four children in a house fire are 'too stupid' to be murderers, a jury was told.The trial of Zak Bolland, 23, David Worrall, 26, and Courtney Brierley, 20, heard closing speeches from their respective legal teams at Manchester...
Fruit Shoot
AFEW weekends ago, taking advantage of the nice weather I ventured into the garden, trowel in hand, and declared war on the weeds. This weekend, the weeds fought back...Juicy Realm is a gorgeous looking, roguelike twin-stick shooter which flips the food...
General Knowledge Quiz
1. What sort of creature is a rail? A A snake B Abird C A lizard D A mammal 2. What is the name for the decay caused by fungi attacking wood with a high moisture content? A Dry rot B Fungi rot C Wet rot D Moss rot 3. Which female vocalist released an...
Growing Happy
Connecting with nature helps your mind as well as your body, so make simple changes outside and tune in to inner calmGARDENING does wonders for your health. Not only can it help keep you fit but it's a brilliant way to relieve stress and anxiety. It's...
Hazard Warning ...Herrera Is on Your Case Again
GOING viral is maybe valued as much as receiving the man of the match award by some modern players, and Ander Herrera's man-marking job on Chelsea's Eden Hazard 13 months ago was the performance that launched a thousand memes.United fans suggested Herrera...
Head to Head
9 DAVID DE GEA No doubt he is the best goalkeeper in the world - But this could be his last United game if Real Madrid come knocking again in the summer 7 ANTONIO VALENCIA Has produced some solid performances throughout the season. Has adapted well to...
Jennings out to Perform an Old Pals Axe against Former Club!
RED hot Keaton Jennings says playing against his former county when Lancashire take on Durham in the Royal London One-day Cup tomorrow.The Red Rose batsman goes into the North Group game at the Riverside having scored three successive centuries.His tons...
Jones Has His Eyes on Shield Showdown with Blues
PHIL Jones is desperate to win the FA Cup for United - to set up a Community Shield showdown with City at Wembley.And the Reds defender believes a clash with the Blues on August 5 - a week before the start of the Premier League - could set down a marker...
Kev Is 'Complete Player' Says City Manager
KEVIN De Bruyne is a 'complete player' and David Silva is a cross between Xavi and Andres Iniesta!That is how manager Pep Guardiola assesses the strengths of the two City midfield stars who masterminded the Blues' thrilling title victory.The Catalan...
Last Chance for the Managers to Claim Some Silverware
BITTER rivals Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte go head-to-head at Wembley today.Here, we look at some of the key issues as the managers lock horns over the final piece of domestic silverware this season...CUP OF SOLACE RARELY have either of these managers...
Latest Titles
THE BURNING CHAMBERS BY KATE MOSSE, MANTLE, £20 (EBOOK £8.55) HHHHH SET in France in 1562, readers are cast back to the days of the Huguenot "wars of religion", 19-year-old Minou Joubert's world is turned upside down by mysterious letter, saying only...
Let's Hope Cup Final Is a Match Made in Heaven
WILL the Queen be today revealing her true colours ahead of the FA Cup final when she attends the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle just hours before United v Chelsea at Wembley? Betfred are 10/1 that the monarch...
Look Who's Talking Now - a Legend
GOOGLE has unveiled a range of new products focused on artificial intelligence, which the technology giant hopes will make its services easier to use.At the firm's annual I/O developer conference, Google's latest innovations included revamps for its...
Magic News for Devils as Lui Back in the Fold
ROB Lui returns to the Salford squad for tomorrow's crucial Magic Weekend clash with Catalans Dragons in Newcastle.The Red Devils have struggled since the half-back limped off with a calf injury during the victory over Wakefield a month ago, suffering...
'Male Rape Anyone. It
FOR the last six weeks, Coronation Street viewers have watched David Platt struggling to cope with the aftermath of being raped by a man he thought was his friend.Actor Jack P Shepherd has vividly portrayed the effects of the secret torment on the character,...
Mother Stabbed in Head by Stranger in 'Random Attack'
A MOTHER was stabbed in the head and neck by a stranger in a 'random' attack as she walked home from the shops.Detectives described the woman's terrifying ordeal as 'everyone's worst nightmare.' .Her attacker, Genesis Edwards, has now been jailed for...
MOURINHO This Final Won't Define Season
JOSE Mourinho insists United's season will not be defined by today's FA Cup final.The Reds finished second in the Premier League, a distant 19 points behind runaway champions City, but have the chance to round off their campaign by lifting some silverware...
News Mayor Accuses Northern Rail of 'Planning Cancellations for Next Day'
NORTHERN Rail managers appear to know dozens of trains are 'likely' to be cancelled the night before, but don't tell the public, it has been claimed.The under-fire operator, which insists it always plans to run a full service, has been accused by Greater...
Northern Rail Service to Seaside a 'Shambles'
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukI WAS reading the M.E.N. article about Northern Rail and wanted to share the horrendous experience I and my family had...
Pep: Sing When We're Winning - and Losing
PEP Guardiola has told City fans they are free to boo his players.The Premier League champions broke a host of records this season - becoming the first club to break the 100-point barrier.Guardiola has signed a two-year extension to his contract, which...
Plans Rolling for 'World's First City of Skateboarding'
THE city centre skate park under Mancunian Way could be transformed and expanded as part of plans to create 'the world's first city of skateboarding.' .Not-for-profit community group Projekts MCR, which runs the existing site on London Road, wants to...
Plant with Perennials for Pots of Seasonal Inspiration
SHORT of time but still want a riot of colour on your patio? HANNAH STEPHENSON suggests permanent container plants that will come back year after year ¦ CLEMATIS THESE are among the most colourful, rewarding climbers. When you're buying, check the label...
Police Find Stash of Weapons Hidden in Piccadilly Gardens
THIS is the shocking stash of weapons found hidden in Piccadilly Gardens.A hunting knife, hammers and a screwdriver were among the items discovered by police at the landmark city centre spot yesterday. They were found in places such as planters and under...
Politics Is Show Business for the Ugly
A Very English Scandal marks Hugh Grant's first small-screen role since the early 90s and the self-professed panicker has gone all out to impress viewers. He tells GEMMA DUNN why preparation was key to him nailing the roleUGH GRANT is about to tick off,...
Raise a Glass
THIS week I'm trying to convince readers to drink refreshing Beaujolais for the summer and why, you're popping fizz this weekend, bottle of French Cremant could be fabulous budget alternative to Champagne.When the weather is as pleasant it has been,...
Red Rom's Race
UNITED will leave it as late as possible to decide whether Romelu Lukaku plays in today's FA Cup final against Chelsea.The striker has not featured since he suffered an ankle injury in the Premier League win over Arsenal on April 29 - and has spent the...
Ref Oliver Has Happy Memories of Chelsea and United
MICHAEL Oliver says he is 'proud and humbled' to be refereeing today's FA Cup final.And the 33-year-old says the fact it is United v Chelsea adds to the significance of the day."It's funny how things work out because the 1994 Final between Manchester...
Royal Wedding Invites for Grandma of Bomb Victim and Charity Worker
THE grandmother of a young girl killed in the Arena blast and a charity stalwart are among dozens of people from Greater Manchester attending this weekend's Royal wedding.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot on Saturday in a ceremony watched...
Sanchez Will Be Kicked All over Pitch in the Final!
NAMES of players from United and Chipping Sodbury will appear on the official match ball for today's FA Cup final.The names of 137 goalscorers from this season's competition appear on the so-called 'Ball for All', to mark the 137th anniversary of the...
Spice Up Your Life
SPICE Girls fans rejoice - a major exhibition celebrating the iconic girl band is heading to Manchester.News of the #SPICEUPLONDON exhibition sparked something of a fan frenzy when it was announced last year, but now organisers have revealed to cope...
Stadium Will Be United for Hero Wilkins
JOSE Mourinho believes the FA Cup final will be 'very emotional' for Ray Wilkins' family, with the ex-United player's widow presenting the trophy to one of his former teams.Wilkins won the FA Cup as a player with United in 1983, memorably scoring in...
Striker Says He Made Blues Boss Very Angry
SERGIO Aguero has revealed he made Pep Guardiola angry during the Catalan's first season in charge of City.The Argentine scored 33 times in Guardiola's maiden campaign in England but never seemed to have the full backing of his manager - and briefly...
'Targeted' Grenade and Gun Attacks on Homes
A GRENADE was hurled at a house in Salford before a gunman opened fire at another home.Police are linking the incidents and say they were 'targeted' attacks.Officers were called to Beech Lawn Close in Langworthy after a 'distraction grenade' was lobbed...
Tech That
GUESS WHO - IS IT YOU? FACIAL recognition software should be dropped by police amid concerns it is "almost entirely inaccurate", campaigners have warned.Figures revealed in response to Freedom of Information requests by Big Brother Watch have shown that,...
'Thank You for Saving Son in Sea'
A MUM has told how strangers jumped into the water to save her young son after he fell out of a pedal boat in Greece.Ali Webb, from Platt Bridge in Wigan, had been sat next to five-year-old Jonathan when he somehow fell overboard. Immediately, the 26-year-old...
The Big Takeaway from the Show Is Inspirational Female Voices
With series two of dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale hitting our screens in the midst of the #MeToo movement, star Joseph Fiennes can't ignore how timely it feels. He chats to GEORGIA HUMPHREYSIT'S won countless awards, has prompted conversations about...
The Food of Love
Little Viet Kitchen's Thuy Diem Pham tells ELLA WALKER that, in her home country, great dishes are the way to show someone you careTHUY Diem Pham is a chatterbox and a feeder, of the loveliest order. Attend one of her supper clubs and there might be...
The Road to Wembley
semi-final. tottenham Won 2-1 Mourinho's side came from behind to beat Spurs 2-1 and give the Portuguese the opportunity to become just the third manager to win the FA Cup with two clubs. Sanchez cancelled out Dele Alli's opener before Herrera netted...
'Tony Would Sit in the Cafe and Earwig Mums and Battleaxes to Get Inspiration for Corrie.'
TONY Warren would have a brew at a greasy spoon on Swinton Precinct and eavesdrop on the chatter of local women.For the man who created Coronation Street, it was a gold mine of gritty northern humour and sharp-tongued one-liners.Customers' banter and...
United Have Edge over Chelsea in Final Showdowns
CHELSEA and United will be meeting for the fourth time in a major cup final today.Here, we look at the three previous meetings.1994 FA CUP FINAL CHELSEA 0 UNITED 4 UNITED had finished eight points clear of Blackburn to lift a second successive Premier...
Wembley May See Final Act of Bitter Feud
THERE is certainly no love lost between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.The pair have clashed several times in the two seasons in which they have been in charge at United and Chelsea.The feud began in October 2016 following a 4-0 defeat for Mourinho...
When It Comes to Restaurants I'm like Keanu.I Can See the Matrix
Million Pound Menu sees budding restaurateurs vying for investment. Presenter, First Dates favourite Fred Sirieix, tells GEORGIA HUMPHREYS, about showing viewers another side of himself and the best advice he was givenMillion Pound Menu looks to be a...
Your M.E.N. Is Crowned Best in Britain
THE Manchester Evening News swept the board at the regional news Oscars, winning seven categories.We won both the main prizes, Newspaper of the Year and Website of the Year, at the Regional Press Awards held in London yesterday.The judges said: "The...
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