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Articles from May 25, 2018

£50M Sandro Is a Perfect Fit for United's Defence
JOSÉ Mourinho and United are in the midst of a well-documented search for one of football's leading left-backs.Ashley Young has done an admirable job in filling the role this season but Luke Shaw, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian have all failed to impress...
All Change for Tram at Stockport
STOCKPORT town centre has changed so much recently. But, as this picture shows, the transformation has only just begun.New, striking images give a glimpse into the town's future. They show how Stockport's planned 'Metrolink-ready' transport interchange...
Bid to Send Chloe on Dream Disney Holiday
THE family of a brave schoolgirl who suffers from serious health problems are fundraising so she can enjoy her dream holiday to Disney World.Chloe Rowland was born with a number of complex medical conditions which means she often has to use a wheelchair.Because...
Boys from Brazil Could Return to Favour at United
IN his second autobiography, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed 'Argentines are deeply patriotic but I found they lack the expressive personalities of Brazilians.' .' Those words, penned in 2013, were particularly apt the following season when Angel di Maria...
Breakfast Time over for Mike
IT was the end of an era this morning as Mike Toolan hosted Manchester's Key 103 breakfast show for the very last time - after 14 years at the helm.Key 103 bosses announced last month the station is to be renamed Hits Radio from June 4 - and will launch...
Citylife /Festival
MANCHESTER PRIDE'S BIG WEEKEND One of Manchester's best and brightest events, Pride's Big Weekend will ring in another megacelebration for the LGBTQ+ community.The weekend promises to be a pop party, headliners include Rita Ora, Jake Shears, Sigala,...
CITYLIFE /Festival
RiZE Replacing the V Festival this year is RiZE, coming to the same location, Hylands Park. Last year's V Festival will be a tough act to follow, which saw Jay Z headline, but this new weekend has already bagged some big names.Liam Gallagher is doing...
Comedy / Sophie Willan Writer[.]
Comedy / Sophie Willan Writer, comedian, theatre maker, campaigner: Sophie Willian is clearly a lady of many talents. But the Boltonborn entertainer, according to her social media profiles, prefers one simple job description: "Professional Over Sharer".Indeed,...
Coming to a Playing Field near You!
WITH the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ on the way this summer, the world's best players will be bringing their skills to the global stage as they try to claim the biggest prize in the sport.POPULAR -----PITCH BATTLE Enthusiastic players their all into the -----BATTLE...
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Delph Is Fitting Addition to Southgate's Russia Squad
THERE was one City player who ended the season in superb form.He was creaming wonderful cross-field passes with pinpoint accuracy. But it wasn't Kevin de Bruyne. He was sharp and incisive in those little rondo-like passing moves which the Blues use to...
Every Week a Whole New Batch of Exciting Gigs Go on Sale, So We've Picked out Our Hot Tickets
BANK holiday weekend is on the way - along with some huge global superstars. This week, The Smiths legend Morrissey announced a huge homecoming gig at Castlefield Bowl as part of the summer Sounds of the City festival.Tickets for Neighbourhood Festival...
Festival No. 6
If you're looking for a coastal getaway as well as your festival fill, Festival Number 6 is two for the price of one.The Mediterranean-inspired, Grade II-listed fantasy village at Portmeirion in Wales will literally be the stage for some festival escapism...
Film in Cinemas /Solo: A Star Wars Story
STARRING: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton and the voice of Jon Favreau. DIRECTOR: Ron Howard. CERTIFICATE: 12A (135 mins)If Ryan Johnson's tour of duty...
Give That Girl FOUR Blue Peter Badges!
A NINE-year-old girl has been awarded FOUR Blue Peter badges.Poppy Hendry, who lives in Poynton, Cheshire, has bagged the prestigious pins over the last year for her poetry, drawings and letters.The youngster's mum Andrea said her daughter still aims...
Goodbye to the Hat
ONE of the best things about pop stardom, according to James Bay, is the chance to collaborate with all those people that you admire. Over the past few years, the charttopping singer-songwriter has most certainly seized upon those opportunities: teaming...
Gridlock Fear over Housing Proposal
A NEW housing development in Worsley could bring 'daily gridlock' to an already congested road, according to the local MP.Plans have been put to Salford council asking to demolish a detached twostorey building on the eastern side of Walkden Road and...
Guardiola Hails Rival as Boss of Gunners
PEP Guardiola will come up against a familiar face next season after Unai Emery's appointment as Arsenal manager.The Spaniard has been tasked with turning the fortunes of the Gunners around after a trophyless season that saw them finish sixth in the...
Gun Found in Garden near Child
BRITAIN'S answer to the FBI have named a man they want to speak to after a gun and ammunition was found in a garden where a two-year-old child was playing.The National Crime Agency are trying to track down Dean Anthony Kirby, 30, originally from Stretford,...
How Much Are Your Friends Worth to You?
From bickering over bills, to resentment over people not paying their way, money can be a common source of friendship fall-outs. VICKY SHAW finds out how to prevent itOU can't put a price on a good friend - but it seems many of us find ourselves falling...
If Fellaini Goes, Jose May Just Get New One
THE collective sigh of relief from large swathes of United fans on social media was palpable.A three-year contract offer from AC Milan for Marouane Fellaini could be the final tipping point. Pictures of the oft-maligned Belgian moving out of his Cheshire...
Let's Give Royals a Break, They Need One
I'M a firm believer in our monarchy, though this isn't because I think they are wonderful saints without the failings that beset us all, more because they spare us political presidents and periodic beauty contests of vapid superficiality.Of course they...
Make Sure You Are Ready to Cope with Delayed Flights
FLIGHT delays are by far the most complained about travel trauma - and Resolver helped more than 120,000 people reclaim their money for free last year. Delays can be caused by lots of problems - anything from sudden snowstorms, foggy mornings or even...
Model Smuggled Drug into Jail after Threats from Facebook Thug
A MODEL who smuggled cannabis into a jail says she was forced to become a drugs mule by a hoodlum who threatened her after they met on Facebook.Chloe Buckland, 26, was caught sneaking 50 grams of the drug to an inmate at Buckley Hall prison in Rochdale...
More Help Needed for the Victims of Historic Sex Abuse
ROCHDALE council's deputy leader has called on the authority to do more to compensate victims of historic sex abuse.Coun Sara Rowbotham said victims should be 'proactively' sought out to help compensate them for the abuse they suffered.She was speaking...
Notebooks Prove Downfall of 'Greedy' Tobacco Crook
THE kingpin of a tax-dodging ring kept meticulous notes in tiny notebooks as he raked it in selling millions of illegal cigarettes and thousands of kilos of tobacco.The hand-written records were like 'gold dust' for investigators.They helped bring Iqbal...
OAP Punched and Robbed
AN elderly woman was punched in the face before a robber stole her car in Stockport.The 87-year-old victim was approached by a man while she was gardening on Clifton Park Road, in Davenport, at around 4pm.The man was very friendly and said he was desperate...
Pep Plans a £120M Swoop at the Double
PEP Guardiola wants to sign Jorginho and Riyad Mahrez before the World Cup.The City manager wants to get his summer business completed early to ensure his Premier League champions make the best possible start to their title defence.With neither player...
Protecting Your Bling When You're Planning the Perfect Wedding
WEDDING season's under way - and for many couples busy preparing for the big day, making sure their pricey new purchases are properly insured may slip down the list of priorities.Halifax Home Insurance says it received hundreds of claims for lost or...
Recovery Plan Is Launched for 'Northern Fail' Service
GOVERNMENT bosses have been forced to come up with a 'recovery plan' for Northern following hundreds of cancelled and delayed trains.Driver rostering, training and additional contingency drivers will be introduced as part of the action plan developed...
Sam Climbs to £500 in Honour of Grandad
SAM Lewis conquered Snowdon...without setting foot in North Wales.The 12-year-old wanted to do a sponsored climb in memory of his grandad, Tony Wilde.He set his sights on the Welsh peak, which is 3,720ft.But then came up with a target closer to home.The...
The Case That Shocked Greater Manchester
THE shocking trial of three people accused of murdering four children in a house fire in Walkden lasted almost four weeks.The jury at Manchester Crown Court were told right from the start to try to keep their emotions out of the decision and to concentrate...
There's Kids in There!
'NO, NOT THE CHILDREN. NOT THE KIDS' WAS THE SCREAM A NEIGHBOUR HEARD THROUGH THE WALL AS THE BLAZE TORE THROUGH THE HOUSE 'We are going to do your house'Evil Zak Bolland slaughtered four innocent children by firebombing their home as they slept.For...
The Science of Having a Ball
FROM rock 'n' roll to real ale, from prog-rock to popup pubs and even a splash of science and industry - there's a festival to suit almost every taste and budget heading to Manchester and its surrounding region over summer.Here, in our big annual festival...
'They Have Taken Away the Light of Our Lives' THE
TWO men convicted of murdering four children by firebombing their home as they slept have been jailed for life.Zak Bolland, 23, was told he must serve a minimum 40 years behind bars while his friend, David Worrall, 26, must serve at least 37 years before...
Towers 'Will Harm Cathedral Views'
HISTORIC England has warned that council-backed plans for new skyscrapers on Deansgate's Ramada hotel site will have an 'overbearing' impact on the nearby listed cathedral.The town hall revealed its blueprint for the area - which it has been attempting...
Turning over a New LEAF
IADMIT that, as a dyed-in-thewool petrol-head, I was not much looking forward to this week's test car - the all new, all electric Nissan LEAF.Proceeding down the road in total silence just does not seem right… and when I first got into our Tekna version...
Unemployment Rise 'Due to Brexit'
UNEMPLOYMENT in Greater Manchester is now the highest in nearly four years in a rise public officials are linking to the impact of Brexit.Joblessness increased for the third consecutive month in March and now stands 11pc higher than it did before the...
United Need to Add Bite in Middle
UNITED are considering signing a box-to-box midfielder as they prepare to lose Marouane Fellaini.The Reds are close to completing a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk defensive midfielder Fred, and are intent on making an attack-minded addition to their midfield...
United Need to Add Bite in Middle [City Region]
UNITED are considering signing a box-to-box midfielder as they prepare to lose Marouane Fellaini.The Reds are close to completing a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk defensive midfielder Fred, and are intent on making an attack-minded addition to their midfield...
Up to Her Neck
IF any actor can make a role work where they spend most of the play buried up to the neck, it is Maxine Peake. The acclaimed film and TV star, writer and activist returns to the Royal Exchange Theatre this week, a stage that has witnessed some of her...
USUALLY This Job Is All [...]
USUALLY this job is all about driving brand new cars, but just occasionally I get an even bigger treat behind the wheel of some motoring legends. And one such memorable moment came my way last Friday as Honda brought their heritage fleet to a Northern...
Who Should Face the Etihad Exit?
CITY fans haven't had much to complain about this season.And though Pep Guardiola's recordbreaking squad is already the best in the Premier League, the Catalan coach is set to add to it with Napoli midfielder Jorginho and Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez...
World Cup Is Another Stage for City Stars to Shine
"A TEAM without a Brazilian isn't a team, but also a squad with three or four Brazilian athletes, depending on their profile, cannot make a great team too!" Jose Mourinho may have been kidding, but the United manager's words - not for the first time...
YOUR HOROSCOPE WITH Justin Toper
Further misunderstandings are possible. With Mercury in Taurus at perfect angles to Pluto in Capricorn, an emotional rescue is at hand. Nor do you mind being pursued. Friends will continue to rally round. Let them choose the venue. This is certain to...
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