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Articles from June 16, 2018

A Few Minor Details before Fred's a Red
UNITED are still to finalise personal terms with Fred - despite agreeing a £52m deal for the Brazilian international.Jose Mourinho moved quickly to snap up the in-demand midfielder before the start of the World Cup in Russia. Fred completed a medical...
All Geek to Me
DEADPOOL ASSASSIN #1 THERE'S much love for the Merc with a Mouth at the moment.His second movie is making box office bank, and he's about to get a new six-part comic run.Deadpool Assassin sees the Regeneratin' Degenerate and his old pal Weasel team up...
Ask the Expert
THE fourth series of Love Island started last week, with recordbreaking viewing figures. The ITV2 show is a big hit with younger fans, but its sometimes explicit content might leave some parents worried about what their children are watching.Here's everything...
Back from the Point of No Return
LAKE Constance was a breathtaking sight but, for Lance Corporal Antony Coulthard, it was all the more beautiful because as soon as he had crossed it, he would be free.For three years, he had been a prisoner of war at German camp Stalag XXA in Poland...
Battle through the Crowds for a Date with the Admiral
LONDON'S Trafalgar Square is a hive of activity. I'm a fairly regular visitor to the capital city, but often shy away from the super busy areas like this.With these areas so overcrowded, I often find myself gravitating to the quieter side streets away...
Books Are More Enjoyable Now Than a Knees-Up
If you're after your next good read, Zoe Ball is here to help. The presenter is launching a book club on her weekend TV chat show with help from celebrity friends. She tells KERRI-ANN ROPER why she's so passionate about booksWhat can we expect from your...
Centurions Looking to Avoid Away Day Blues as Tough Run of Games Starts
LEIGH begin their run of five successive away fixtures with a tough trip to high-flying Toulouse this afternoon.Kieron Purtill's side lie sixth in the Betfred Championship table with seven matches remaining, but are just one point behind Halifax in fourth...
Cllr Pat Karney, Chair of Manchester DayWord on the Street 'The Word on the Street',is. for City Celebrations
MORE than 60,000 people are expected to line the streets for tomorrow's Manchester Day festival.The free festival celebrates all the things that make Manchester so unique.Communities gather together for a day of creativity, centering around the magnificent...
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...
Evans Back in Ring after Knife Attack
BOXER Luke Evans is set to make his return to the ring tonight - just 10 months after he was the victim of a vicious knife attack which left him fearing for his life.The 21-year-old from Salford makes his long-awaited comeback when he competes on a bill...
FEAST from the East
MASTERCHEF HOST JOHN TORODE TAKES US ON A JOURNEY THROUGH THAILAND, MALAYSIA AND SOUTH KOREA IN HIS NEW COOKBOOK. LAUREN TAYLOR FINDS OUT MOREMMASTERCHEF veteran John Torode has been putting amateur cooks, and famous faces, through their paces for 13...
'Five Years Later and I'm Still Fighting'
THE mother of Jordan Begley, who died after he was Tasered by police, says she is 'fuming' no officer will face charges.Factory worker Jordan, 23, from Gorton, passed away in hospital from cardiac arrest two hours after an incident involving GMP five-years-ago.He...
Frankie to Face Frank in First Round of Cup!
OLDHAM'S new boss Frankie Bunn will face Frank Lampard's Derby in the first round of the Carabao Cup.Former England midfielder Lampard, who won the League Cup twice as a player with Chelsea, faces a trip to Boundary Park with his new Championship club...
Friendship, Fishing and Facing Mortality
Two of the nation's favourite comedians tour some of the UK's finest riverbanks in their new show, Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. As they are old friends, the result is candid chats, personal revelations - and plenty of laughs - as GEORGIA...
General Knowledge
1. In which English county is the market town of Mildenhall? A Norfolk B Suffolk C Kent D Leicestershire 2. In which U.S. state is Cape Cod? A Massachusetts B Maine C Pennsylvania D Virginia 3. Which US inventor designed the Clermont one of the earliest...
Guardiola Is Unlikely to Let First Signing Go
IF the idea of City selling Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona sounds fanciful, it is worth remembering the transfer window is extremely capable of throwing up a surprise.Joe Hart had already been packed off to Torino before most saw Pep Guardiola's passing-outfrom-the-back...
Guide Dog Snub by Taxi Led to £2K Fine
A TAXI driver has been ordered to pay nearly £2,000 after refusing to pick up a woman because of her guide dog, then driving over her foot as he sped away.Uber driver, Abdul Hamid Hasinyani, 54, was called to collect university researcher Joanna Hearn...
HS2 Plans Set to Cause a Hole Lot of Problems
HIGH Speed Rail bosses are planning to dig four large ventilation shafts in south Manchester - and one is on The Christie Hospital car park.The others could be built at a Fallowfield school, on part of Withington Golf Course and near a busy road junction.The...
I Have Stopped Someone's Heart on Stage. I've Been Injected with Venom. I Want a Jaw-Dropping Reaction
Forensic mind-reader Colin Cloud very nearly turned Spice Girl Mel B into Simon Cowell's 'murderer'. MARION MCMULLEN discovers what's next for the America's Got Talent finalistYou've been called the Sherlock Holmes of entertainment and the master of...
Injury Means Vinny May Miss First Game
VINCENT Kompany is still not certain to make Belgium's World Cup squad with days to go until their first game of the competition.And if the skipper is not deemed fit enough to make the tournament, Pep Guardiola will have concerns about City's pre-season...
It Was Odd for a Black Reporter to Go into Apartheid South Africa
Sir Trevor McDonald, the first person to interview Nelson Mandela after his release from prison, returns to South Africa for a documentary to mark what would have been Mandela's 100th birthday. He tells GEORGIA HUMPHREYS about the poignant trip and nerve-racking...
Jobs Boost after Planning Chiefs Approve New Store
FORTY jobs will be created after Trafford council approved plans to transform a former computer and electrical shop into a discount food store.Lidl had been seeking permission to redevelop a unit previously occupied by PC World at 750, Chester Road,...
Jose: Ron Is a Superman, and How to Slow Mo
JOSE Mourinho has revealed how to stop Mo Salah.The Liverpool striker was nullified by Ashley Young in United's 2-1 win against their fiercest rivals in February.It was arguably Salah's tamest performance in an incredible season that saw him score 44...
Judge Sends Thug to Jail with Other 'Idiots'
A MAN who said a jail was 'full of idiots' after serving time on remand was told 'you are one of them' by a judge as he sent him back to prison.William Bollard, 34, was jailed for 16 months for throwing a cereal bowl at his partner, who is the mother...
Ken Wants to Still Be on Corrie When He's Years Old 100
CORONATION Street legend William Roache has revealed the daily ritual he credits for helping him to stay young. The Ken Barlow actor, the longest-serving in a TV soap opera who was honoured by the Guinness World Records, wants to stay on Corrie until...
Kicking Curse of Back-to-Back Titles
CITY will start the 2018/19 season as favourites for the Premier League, but no side has retained the title since 2009.United, Chelsea, Leicester and City have all claimed the trophy in the past decade - but none have been able to show their class over...
Kids Are Alright as World Cup Weakens Squad
IT will be hard to miss a United player at the World Cup. In fact, only six clubs have developed more players at this summer's tournament. Spread across seven nations, a team of stars will be involved in Russia.David de Gea (Spain), Ashley Young (England),...
Magnificent Mascots
WITH THE WORLD CUP ABOUT TO KICK OFF IN RUSSIA MARION MCMULLEN LOOKS AT THE FORGOTTEN STARS OF THE TOURNAMENT... THE FOOTBALL MASCOTSTHEY'VE never scored a World Cup goal or even taken a penalty kick but football mascots have become a traditional part...
Meet the First Baby Chimp at Zoo in a Decade
AN extremely rare chimpanzee has been born at Chester Zoo - for the first time in a decade.The female western chimpanzee was born on June 4 and is said to be inseparable from mum ZeeZee.The last baby chimpanzee to be born at the zoo was Tina, back in...
'My Mum's Hell at the Hands of Irish Nuns'
councillor demands answers about harrowing treatment of her mum in religious homes in ireland - and asks if sister she never knew is still aliveA MANCHESTER woman whose sister vanished from a mother and baby home is demanding answers from the Irish government.Bury...
News CAUSE OF CHINATOWN DEATH FIRE MAY NEVER Be Known
THE cause of a fire which engulfed a derelict Chinatown building, killing two homeless men as they slept inside, may never be known an inquest heard.James Evans, also known as, 'Popeye,' 57 and 51-year-old Wayne Bardsley, aka Uncle Albert, died after...
NICOLA Thorp Has Quit Coronation [...]
NICOLA Thorp has quit Coronation Street after a year of playing killer Pat Phelan's daughter Nicola Rubinstein.New mum Nicola and her step-mum Eileen Grimshaw have both headed off for pastures new in Bristol, taking baby Zack with her. Coronation Street...
Northern Train Collides with Another at Station
PASSENGERS claim they were thrown to the floor after a Northern train hit a stationary train at Manchester Piccadilly.Commuters on the 6.58am Chinley to Piccadilly service said they felt a jolt on board the train and then some were thrown to the floor.A...
Out and about with the Kids
TOUCH THE SKY FOREST SCHOOL, STALYBRIDGE PLAY sessions at the Touch The Sky Forest School have also been proving a hit with families.Mum Sarah Crossley takes daughter Sophie and says they have 'loads of fun'.On the last Sunday of the month - the next...
Planning Officials Back Urban Village at Victorian Mill Site
PLANNING chiefs are backing a massive project to create an 'urban village' on the site of a Victorian-era cotton mill in Droylsden.Officers at Tameside council are recommending the 127-home 'Victoria Gardens' development off Buckley Street be approved...
Pupils Helping Homeless of City during Ramadan
SCHOOLCHILDREN from south Manchester have been embracing the values of Ramadan by helping Manchester's homeless.The youngsters have been collecting food donations to give to city centre-based charity Coffee4Craig.Kingsway Community Trust, which runs...
Racing Reinvented
HE trouble I always have with traditional racing games is that I don't actually enjoy the racing.TMonotonous laps, having to make sure you don't hit the car you're passing, the endless engine and body tinkering needed to improve your vehicle enough to...
Racing Tips
FOXTROT Lady can lead the opposition a merry dance in the valuable six-furlong handicap at York today.The Andrew Balding-trained filly is on an upward curve and may still be underestimated by the assessor ahead of the Pavers Foundation Catherine Memorial...
Rail Tunnel under City Not Needed with Chord
Letters, comments and emails VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukTHE prospect of a new rail tunnel under Manchester would have been a good idea before the...
Raise a Glass
The two wine recommendations this week are made by Mancunian flying wine-maker Antonio Rizzo, whom I met last week at Carringtons wine merchants in Chorlton.One is from Priorat in Spain, and the other, in a first for this column is from the Azores. Antonio's...
Rash Roars Back for Lions Ahead of Monday's Opener
MARCUS Rashford was back in full training with the England squad having missed the first two sessions through injury.The 20-year-old missed training on Wednesday and Thursday with a knee issue and had to work individually for the first two days in Russia.Southgate...
Retired Judge to Run Inquest on Victims of Bomb
with relevant authorities over the appointment of a retired judge with 'specialist skills and experience', who would ultimately have to be nominated by the Lord Chief Justice.The pre-inquest review heard changes to the law would have to be made to allow...
Russian to Find the Best World Cup Apps?
ARussia as the 2018 FIFA World Cup roars into life. Make sure you stay in the know with the best apps to follow all the action.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA (iOS and Android, free) ¦ They say: The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Official FIFA App is a must-have...
Scam Artist Travel Agent Told to Pay Back Firm
A FRAUDSTER travel agent who used her job to get cut-price holidays and give friends discount travel has been told to pay back her former employers or face jail.Rebecca Waterfall, 28, left her bosses £23,000 in the red, and a family was humiliated after...
Shaw Is Putting in Hard Yards for Jose
LUKE Shaw's situation at United has not changed and he is already working hard to establish himself as the club's first-choice left-back next season, according to a source close to the player.The 22-year-old has seen Ashley Young take his place for both...
Stayer De Gea
DAVID de Gea has agreed a new five-year deal with United.The Spanish international made an uncharacteristic howler in Spain's Wold Cup clash with Portugal last night.But he is still seen by many as the best keeper in the world, with Real Madrid again...
Talking BETTING FRED DONE
TWO of Manchester's finest players are out to make to take the spotlight on the greatest stage.First up Paul Pogba, who is 9/4 at Betfred to score any time against Australia in Kazan today. The United midfielder, who has still to win over his nation's...
Tech That
MUSK SELLS BORING FLAMETHROWERS THERE can't be many things less boring than a flamethrower especially, I imagine, if you have one pointed at you), but that is, indeed, the joke.This flamethrower is built by a company owned by Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla...
The Corner of Kenya That's Close to Prince William's Heart
Praised by the Duke of Cambridge, Lewa conservancy has set a blueprint for community conservation in Africa. SARAH MARSHALL goes on safariON a Google Earth map glaring from a wall-size computer screen, hundreds of small red dots cluster and bundle like...
Thousands Gather for Eid Celebrations
MUSLIMS from across Greater Manchester gathered to mark Eid al-Fitr.With a month of fasting during Ramadan coming to an end - and after a morning of prayers - it was time to celebrate.Parks and open spaces were filled with worshippers for the first day...
Tragic Teenager Took Ecstasy with Friends before Camping Trip
A TEENAGER who died on a camping trip had taken ecstasy, an inquest heard.Joshua Connolly-Teale, 16, was in the middle of his GCSE exams and was taking a break from revision when he went camping with three friends in Rochdale last month.Yesterday, the...
Travel News
FALLING IN LOVE WITH MALLORCA IF WATCHING Love Island has got you lusting after a trip to the Balearics, you are not alone. It appears we Brits are quite suggestible when it comes to TV viewing and holiday habits.Love Island host Caroline Flack According...
Webb in the Driving Seat for Shot at Career Best in le Mans
MANCHESTER racing driver Oliver Webb is gearing up for his fifth appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend.Webb comes off the back of a strong opening race of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium,...
Why Not Come along for the Ride?
It's National Bike Week, until June 17. With the Tour de Yorkshire having just finished and the Tour de France happening next month, cycling couldn't be hotter right now, says fitness expert RUTH LYNCHFANS of two-wheeled transport include Pippa Middleton,...
WILD Go on Days out with Family
Out and about with the kids... here is our list of adventure days out for children a short drive from manchester...THERE'S nothing quite like a day in the great outdoors to let the kids burn off some energy.You'll very rarely hear a child moan that they're...
You Can Rest Assured That Sanchez Will Fire United after a Break
UNITED will benefit from a fully-rested Alexis Sanchez for the first time in five years.Chile's failure to qualify for the World Cup means the forward has been given his first full summer off since 2013.Sanchez's exhausting international commitments...
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