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Articles from July 5, 2018

5minute Briefing
Michael Gove and Boris Johnson Vote Leave inquiry THE elections watchdog is expected to find that official Brexit campaign Vote Leave broke spending rules during the 2016 referendum.The campaign group's former chief executive, Matthew Elliott, said the...
All You Need to Know about Sweden
¦ WORLD CUP RECORD SWEDEN have now played at 12 World Cup finals, finishing runners-up to Brazil when they hosted the tournament in 1958. Previously, Sweden reached the semi-finals in both 1938 and 1950. However, the Scandinavians did not qualify for...
Anderson to Return in Second XI Game Ahead of First Test
LANCASHIRE have re-arranged a second XI match to help Jimmy Anderson prepare for the first Test against India next month.The Red Rose seamer has been managing a longstanding shoulder injury since the end of the series against Pakistan earlier this year.He...
Beware Scammers Targetting People about Their Shares
QYESTERDAY, I was phoned by someone who said his name was John Stone. I had no idea who he was, especially as he asked if I had been receiving the regular reports his firm had sent out. I was confused as I did not know what he was talking about. He then...
Born in Manchester, the NHS Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary
SEVENTY years ago today the NHS was born, marking the dawn of a new era for British society.For the first time ever, people were able to access healthcare from cradle to grave, free at the point of use. And its symbolic birthplace was created right on...
City's World Cup XI Make More History for the Blues in Russia
CITY have clocked up ANOTHER record at the World Cup … although Pep Guardiola might not be too excited about this one!The Blues will have 11 players competing in the quarter-finals. It's the first time any club could field an entire team from the last...
Clampdown on Lorries after Rise in Road Smashes
A NEW police unit set up to enforce checks on commercial vehicles will be piloted for six months.The Commercial Vehicle Unit (CVU) has been created in response to a 20 per cent increase in commercial vehicle casualties between 2013 and 2015.The team...
Corrections and Complaints
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Croft Sets Sights on a New World Record
STEVEN CROFT could become a world record holder if Lancashire reach this year's Vitality Blast Finals Day.The former Red Rose skipper has played an astonishing 143 consecutive T20 games for the county, dating back to June 2006.That puts him third in...
DA1903: Manchester's Forgotten Air Disaster
IT'S been described as Manchester's forgotten air disaster.Forty-eight years ago, on July 3, 1970, a Dan-Air Comet jet from Manchester to Barcelona crashed in the mountains of northern Spain, killing all 105 holidaymakers and seven crew on board. Most...
Daredevils Jumping at Quays 'Dice with Death'
YOUNG thrillseekers have been caught on camera dicing with death by jumping into the water off bridges at Salford Quays.A former lifeguard who witnessed a group of children plunging into a basin of the Manchester Ship Canal in their swimming shorts said...
Eriksson Fires out a Warning Not to Take Swedes Lightly
EX-CITY boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has warned England not to underestimate Sweden.Gareth Southgate's men beat Colombia on penalties on Tuesday night to reach the last eight of a World Cup for the first time since Eriksson was in charge of the Three Lions...
Fabinho Says Old Trafford Move Was Never Close
FABINHO has denied suggestions he rejected United in favour of signing for Liverpool this summer and clarified he never came close to moving to Old Trafford.The Brazilian joined Liverpool from Monaco in a £43.7m deal earlier this summer amid spurious...
Faulkner: It's Been a Tough Time, but Now I Feel Better Than Ever
JAMES Faulkner admits he has had a tough 12 months. But he is looking to revitalise his career with Lancashire in the Vitality Blast.The Australian World Cup winner has signed a two-year T20 deal with the Red Rose, who he helped to victory in the competition...
Fires Leave Me Burning with Anger
THESE wild fires are personal to us all.As I surveyed the fire damage to the moors from Belmont Road, just outside of Bolton, a number of thoughts were washing around in my head.How would wildlife survive? How would adult birds feel about leaving their...
Fires Leave Me Burning with Anger [City Region]
THESE wild fires are personal to us all.As I surveyed the fire damage to the moors from Belmont Road, just outside of Bolton, a number of thoughts were washing around in my head.How would wildlife survive? How would adult birds feel about leaving their...
Five Rules to Keep You Safe from the Fraudsters
IN OUR ever more connected world, these days many thieves have charm, act in a sophisticated manner and make out they are on our side.Sadly I've been engaged in this world personally, as my image has been used across social media and online advertising,...
Grant Signing Is Throwback to Fergie Days
IF ever there was a giveaway as to the average age of your average keyboard warrior it was United's announcement they had signed Lee Grant. Because the Reds had recruited a 35-year-old journeyman rather than Cristiano Ronaldo and it left some 'disgusted'...
Hatton Belts out the Right Notes with Busking Duo
BOXING legend Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton belted out one of Oasis's finest hits when he joined Chester band The Lovelies for a spot of busking in the city centre.It's believed Ricky had been at the races when he teamed up with Pauline Brenda Williams and...
Helping You Breathe Easy
MANCHESTER'S public health team have laid bare the effects of pollution, starkly outlining the link between poor air quality and health.The city's public health annual report is dedicated to improving the issue of air quality, improving people's understanding...
Heroes of the Last 16 Could Have Been in the Blues' XI
CITY may have more World Cup quarter-finalists than any other club side, but 11 could have been 13 if Pep Guardiola had got what he wanted.There must have been a rueful smile fixed on the face of the City manager as he watched two of the standout players...
I Apologise to Cyclists for Walking on Footpath
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukI'D like to apologise for blocking the narrow pavement on Bury Old Road whilst walking to work this morning.I'd inadvertently...
Neil's New Role Will Take Tech Firm to Next Level
CLOUD firm UKFAST has created a new role of chief technology officer to oversee the next stage of its growth.The Manchester-based tech firm has promoted current IT director Neil Lathwood to the position.He will be tasked with accelerating the company's...
Net Gains
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Not for Real!
mbappe boost for city as madrid announce they haven't done a deal The forgotten men still on the Blues' books - City special P60 & 61REAL Madrid have been forced to deny reports they've agreed a deal for Kylian Mbappe, as City continue to monitor...
Not for Real!
REAL Madrid have been forced to deny reports they've agreed a deal for Kylian Mbappe, as City continue to monitor the French international's position at Paris St Germain.The European champions have issued a statement condemning stories they'd secured...
'Nursing Is a Vocation. You Don't Do It for the Money, You Do It for the Love'
PERHAPS the people who know the NHS best are those working on the front line in our hospitals, ambulances and communities.So we asked a number of health workers to tell us what the NHS means to them...l ? LINDY MIRABITUR was born on the same day the...
On the Radar
THE FEDERER'S NEW CLOTHES HE IS the favourite to lift this year's men's trophy and eighttime Wimbledon champion Roger Federer was this week unveiled as Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo's newest Global Brand Ambassador.After 10 years of wearing Nike sportswear,...
Pictured: More Children Dicing with Death to 'Surf' on Trams
POLICE and Metrolink bosses have issued a stark safety warning saying children who have been seen 'surfing' trams in a bizarre and dangerous new craze are putting their lives at risk.The M.E.N. reported yesterday on an incident where a child had jumped...
Police Appeal for Help to Find Man 'Actively Evading Arrest'
POLICE want your help to track down a fugitive who is 'actively evading arrest.' .Officers have tried in vain in catch Kyle McGovern, 21, who is wanted over alleged assaults and burglary.But Mr McGovern, normally of Walderton Avenue in Moston, is 'actively...
Police Now Treating Vast Moorland Blaze as Arson
A HUGE moorland fire on Saddleworth Moor is now being treated as an arson attack.The fire, on land near to Buckton Vale in Tameside, has been burning for more than a week and firefighters have been working around the clock to bring it under control.Witnesses...
Prisoner Fails to Get Jail Term Cut for 'Filthy' Attack
A SALFORD thug who threw faeces and urine over a prison officer in a 'filthy and disgusting' attack has failed in his bid to get his jail term cut.Neil McRoy, 42, of Barff Road, was handed a three-and-a-half year sentence at Manchester Crown Court in...
Red Devils Hit by a Double Injury Blow
SALFORD have suffered a double injury blow with both Jack Littlejohn and Kris Welham needing surgery on the knocks they picked up during last week's defeat at Warrington.It means Red Devils head coach Ian Watson will again be required to shuffle his...
Remember These? They're Still with City L
CITY are closing in on deals for Jorginho and Riyad Mahrez, but the Premier League champions' recruitment drive for the world's most exciting emerging talent started long before this summer's transfer window opened.The Blues' network of global scouts...
Saddleworth Moor: A Place of Mystery, Tragedy and Peace
THE rugged uplands of Saddleworth Moor form Greater Manchester's untamed edge.This landscape, over 1,300ft above sea level, has a unique place in the popular imagination and a dramatic, at times tragic, history.This week's inferno, in which 9,000 year-old...
'Somebody Give Us a Big Screen!'
MANCHESTER council has no plans for a big screen to show England's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden - unless someone else pays for it. Booze-fuelled trouble which left 40 people injured when the 2006 World Cup game between England and Paraguay...
Spice-Addled Thug Caught on Return to Shop He Raided
John Collins A SPICE-ADDLED robber was caught after going back to the same shop where he left a member of staff terrified days earlier.John Collins, 41, went into the Co-op in Blackley armed with a knife just after the store opened at 7am on January...
Stones Ready to Win Back Starting Place at City as He Comes of Age at World Cup
REWIND 16 months to the Champions League clash between City and Monaco at the Etihad Stadium.John Stones v Radamel Falcao, a European novice against a top-class striker with a point to prove following his calamitous sojourn in the Premier League with...
Student Dies 3 Years after City Centre Attack
A BUSINESS student who spent three-and-half years bedbound and unable to talk or move after a 'Mad Friday' attack at Deansgate Locks has died.Police believe Noordin Jilib, from Hulme, was assaulted after he left the former Sugar Buddha bar on Whitworth...
The Last Ship Could Keep Sailing Says Sting
THE DIARY In association with Got a story? Email: dianne.bourne@men-news.co.ukorkatie.fitzpatrick@trinitymirror.com Phone: 0161 211 2816/2484 Twitter: @CelebManchester See more celebrity pictures, videos and interviews online at: manchestereveningnews.co.uk...
The Party's Getting into Full Swing
HEATON Park's Treetop Trek and Nets is celebrating its first birthday with a tree party like no other.The attractions have fast become a favourite of families in Manchester and beyond since aerial adventure company Treetop Trek brought its world class...
There's No Need to Fear Chelsea's Money Any More
THE response from one well-placed source inside United said it all.City were officially out of the race to sign Alexis Sanchez - but Chelsea were about to mount a late challenge for the Chilean.There was a shrug of the shoulders, followed by a dismissive...
Three Lions Fever Sweeps the Nation
? ENGLAND'S penalty shootout win against Colombia in Moscow was the UK's most watched television event since 2012, according to ITV.ITV's coverage of the Three Lions' last-16 clash at the Spartak Stadium attracted an audience of 16.5 million.Viewing...
Thug Jailed after Battering Railway Worker with Bar
A MAN who hit a railway station worker on the back of the head with an iron bar has been jailed.Jamie Parker, who British Transport Police (BTP) say was drunk at the time, attacked the man after demanding money from him at Brinnington railway station...
Tonic for Gin Fans as Festival Comes to Town
A THREE-DAY gin festival is taking over Upper Campfield Market as part of this year's Manchester Food and Drink Festival programme.The grade II-listed Victorian market hall will be filled with dozens of gins to try, all under one magnificent glass and...
Trail Is the Bee's Knees
MANCHESTER will soon be abuzz with hundreds of giant bees - and the first ones have already landed in the city centre.The Bee in the City trail will place eye-catching fibreglass sculptures of the insects at key landmarks around the city centre and surrounding...
Twitter Hoping Love Is in Air for Flight Passengers
IT'S a story as old as time - boy meets girl, another girl becomes intrigued by the prospect of a fledgling romance and live blogs every moment of their first meeting, the internet becomes obsessed.It started innocently enough, when Texan Rosey Blair...
Vote for Your Animal Heroes
THE Mirror's Animal Hero Awards are back for a sixth year to celebrate the most inspiring examples of bravery, dedication and resilience in the animal world with a prestigious award ceremony.The Mirror - a sister title of the Manchester Evening News...
Water Bosses Warn Hosepipe Ban Looming
Holden Wood Reservoir, near Haslingden A HOSEPIPE ban could come into force unless people stop using so much water, United Utilities has warned.Despite the ongoing heatwave and moorland fires, water bosses say reservoir levels are normal for the time...
'We're Fearless and Hungry.' MAGUIRE:
HARRY Maguire insists England showed they are 'fearless' by beating Colombia on penalties in Moscow to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.The Three Lions looked to be heading through in normal time following Harry Kane's penalty, only for Yerry Mina...
Williams Sisters Set for Semi Tie
A HOST of top names have fallen by the Wimbledon wayside but Serena and Venus Williams, with 12 titles behind them, have moved ominously into round three.Just as second seed Caroline Wozniacki was tumbling out, joining Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova,...
Youngsters Have to Get a Move on When on the Course
STOP dawdling boys, you need to get a budge on!That's the message from the man now in charge of England Golf's regional coaching system in the north west.From September, under-16 and under-18 squads all over the country will be merged. In and around...
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