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Articles from July 20, 2018

All That Jazz
HE Manchester Jazz Festival, the city's longest-running festival, returns today (Friday) for its 23rd year.There are 104 events taking place across the city between July 20 and 28, attracting musical talent from across the globe as well as shouting about...
Big Fell's Summer Show Proves Worth
NOT many United players have divided opinion quite like Marouane Fellaini.The underwhelming sole arrival in David Moyes' first and only summer in charge at Old Trafford, the Belgian has never been fully accepted by United's supporters.Fellaini's stock...
Big Pizzas, Taxi Drivers and a Close Call at Passport Control
FIRST night in Chicago, and fighting to stay awake to avoid the jet-lag, we did what any upstanding citizen would do and went to sample the city's fabulous deep-pan pizza.Shambling out of Gino's before midnight, we headed for the Magnificent Mile, only...
Blues Set to Cash-In on £4M Celina to Swansea
A CITY youngster with a knack of scoring spectacular goals is set for a £4m move to relegated Swansea City.If the deal goes through, Bersant Celina will be the latest in a long line of Blues products to be sold for a hefty price tag, despite having minimal...
Blues Won't Have to Worry about Sterling
A FEW eyes will have been rubbed at City last week as the Jorginho deal they had been meticulously preparing fell apart as dramatically as any kind of stability or happiness in Gomorrah.After months of talks with the Neapolitan negotiators, Txiki Begiristain...
...But If You're Staying at Home Get Ready to Top Up Your Tan in a 'Furnace'
IF you're not jetting away in the next month or so, don't worry... it's hot enough here.The UK will feel like a 'furnace' for a fortnight as record-breaking temperatures loom.The Met Office say this summer could eclipse 1976 and become the hottest since...
Cartime Celebrates Birthday with Summer of 6
CARTIME of Bury is celebrating its sixth birthday with a 'Summer of 6' promotion.The prestige used car supermarket is delighted to be offering customers a fantastic incentive to buy, with six years' free MOT, six years' service and a six year guarantee...
CASHING IN on Kids
HE government is making a huge profit from children applying for UK citizenship.TIn fact, the Home Office makes more than £57,000 a day in profit from expensive child citizenship applications.It costs £1,012 for children to apply for British citizenship...
Chelsea Boss Hails Pep as Genius
NEW Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has described Pep Guardiola as 'a genius' ahead of the new Premier League season.Sarri will renew rivalries with the Blues boss in England after a couple of blockbuster clashes between City and Napoli lit up the Champions...
Citylife /Film
SKYSCRAPER (12A) Thirty years after Bruce Willis defied logic and gravity to thwart Teutonic terrorists in Die Hard, Dwayne Johnson performs similar acts of vertiginous heroism in writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber's high-rise, lowbrow adventure.Skyscraper,...
Cycling and Walking Routes Make Beeline for Chorlton
A NEW map shows the first 15 cycling and walking routes set to transform Greater Manchester as part of cycling guru Chris Boardman's £1.5bn 'Beelines' masterplan. The routes, marked out by distinctive bee signs, weave across each of the region's 10 boroughs.However,...
DUSTY Springfield [...]
DUSTY Springfield left a powerful imprint othe world's music scene. Hailed by Rolling Stone as "Britain's best ever pop singer", it's no surprise that the soulful pop star has become the subject of her own landmark musical. And now, after travelling...
Every Week a Whole New Batch of Exciting Gigs Go on Sale, So We've Picked out Our Hot Tickets and Highlights
TWO of the north west's biggest bands have announced a joint tour for this winter as Tim Booth and Tim Burgess bring James and The Charlatans together for a run of shows.Meanwhile, alt-J have announced they'll be bringing their electronic sound to some...
Fame Beckons for Dancer Jorgie
MANCHESTER gets the premiere of the all-singing, all-dancing new production of Fame the musical when it kicks off at the city's Palace Theatre this weekend.And for Salford-raised actress Jorgie Porter it's also her big musical theatre debut in the show,...
Film in Cinemas /Hotel Artemis
STARRING: Jodie Foster, Sterling K Brown, Sofia Boutella, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista, Brian Tyree Henry, Zachary Quinto, Jeff Goldblum. DIRECTOR: Drew Pearce. CRTIFICATE: 15 (94 mins) Style confidently trumps substance in Drew Pearce's intriguing dystopian...
Film in Cinemas / Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
STARRING: Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Lily James, Dominic Cooper, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Cher, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia.DIRECTOR: Ol Parker. CERTIFICATE: PG (114 mins) I had a dream that writer-director...
Fraudster's Brum Rap
A FRAUDSTER from Stretford who swindled more than £10,000 from insurance firms adopted a Brummie accent while speaking to old colleagues as he made one of a series of bogus claims.Former AXA worker Jack Burton also exploited his position as a claims...
Furniture Career for Singer Kerry
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...
GMP Is Praised for Leading Way over Hate Crime
GREATER Manchester Police has been hailed as one of the country's leading forces for dealing with hate crime.Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Service (HMICFRS) singled out the force for praise in its first ever report on...
Head's Suspension Adds to Drama at TV Show School
THE cameras were still rolling during a mass protest in support of suspended Educating Greater Manchester headteacher Drew Povey.Filming of the hit television show has gone ahead as normal - despite the suspension of its star head.Mr Povey and his Salford...
HER Hollyoaks Character [...]
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...
In Search of the Mythical Cruffin
OLLEN Bakery is one of those wonderful, word-ofmouth, Manc success stories.POpening quietly two years ago in an old railway arch at the back of Piccadilly train station, it was a passion project for former bankers-turned-bakers Chris Kelly and Hannah...
It's Child's Play
When Emma Cusimano and her partner George Maughan moved into their new-build property 12 months ago, she dreamed of turning their back garden into a children's paradise.But with George, 38, working nights as a transport supervisor and Emma, 27, busy...
Jose Keeping Eye on Star over the Border
JOSE Mourinho went largely unnoticed when he rocked up in Glasgow in March.The United boss was not even spotted as he made his way into Hampden Park at 7.30pm.On the surface, there was a very innocent explanation for the Portuguese being in attendance...
Kick in Teeth as 'Flash' Fraudster's Appeal Is Rejected
A 'GREEDY' fraudster whose 'flash' lifestyle included £3,700 spent on dentistry got a kick in the teeth as top judges rejected his sentence appeal.Dane Fitzwater was convicted after trial of one count of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation...
Last Orders for Bar
POPULAR West Didsbury cafe-bar Mary and Archie is set to close its doors for good.Staff will call last orders at the Burton Road site at the end of the month after seven years in the heart of the trendy south Manchester suburb. Bosses of the family-run...
'Lead Thieves' Are Caught in the Act
BRAZEN thieves appear to be caught on CCTV stripping lead from a family home.The lead roofing was stolen from a property in Fern Bank Court, off Stockport Road, in Gee Cross, Hyde.In the footage, one of two men clambers over a car to reach the material...
Legal Notices
Notice is hereby given that Manchester City Council proposes to make the following Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The title and effect of the Order will be as follows: City of Manchester (Cumberland Street, Ada Street and Wilson Street)...
Luke Can Still Be a Force for Jose's United
JOSE Mourinho has convinced Luke Shaw he still has a future at United after holding talks with the defender this summer.The Reds manager has shelved plans to sign a left-back - and is prepared to give Shaw the chance to prove he can realise the potential...
Man Survives Being Shot in Head in Dutch 'Hit' Horror
A CRIMINAL originally from Sale was shot in the head in an attempted assassination in Amsterdam.It is thought he was blasted by a 'suspected hitman' following a 'gangland feud'. The victim, 55, was shot at point-blank range outside a cafe, the National...
News £46M Flood Defences for Town
WORK on a massive £46m flood defence scheme to protect hundreds of homes and businesses in Rochdale is due to begin next summer.It is aimed at preventing a repeat of the devastation caused in the town by the 2015 Boxing Day floods.A series of huge storage...
Patients 'Still Scared to Go to Hospital'
PATIENTS are still 'scared' to go to North Manchester General Hospital despite considerable improvements over the past couple of years, councillors have warned.Many people are travelling to hospitals further away because of ongoing concerns about the...
Police in Bid to Talk Down Viaduct Man
RAIL services were severely disrupted as police negotiated with a man on the tracks at Stockport Viaduct.The man was first seen on top of the 111 ft-high bridge at 5.30am.British Transport Police (BTP) were still talking to him last night.As the M.E.N....
Record 5 MILLION Holidaymakers Join the Jet Set This Summer
MANCHESTER Airport is bracing itself for its biggest-ever summer getaway - with a whopping FIVE MILLION people passing through the bustling hub.The favourite destinations this summer including Palma in Majorca, Dubai, Dublin, Amsterdam and Alicante.Figures...
Russian Gas Giant to Supply Schools
The Kremlin still owns more than half of Gazprom's shares RUSSIAN state-owned energy giant Gazprom is to supply gas to the majority of Manchester's schools.It comes after the town hall signed a £3.6m, one-year deal with Russia's largest company, which...
Salford Sign Rooney as Class of '92 Push for League Status
east ADAM Rooney says the ambition shown by Salford is the reason he has decided to swap Aberdeen for England's fifth tier.my to the and other The Irishman has been part of an Aberdeen side which has finished best of the rest in Scotland behind Celtic...
Second Chance
TWISTED WHEEL ARE BACK, WITH FRONT-MAN JONNY BROWN PUTTING A DARK FEW YEARS BEHIND HIM, AND GETTING READY TO PAY BACK THE FANSDURING a rare hiatus from slating his brother Noel on Twitter, Liam Gallagher recently took to his favourite social media platform...
Stage Now Set for Teenage Striker to Impress City Boss
SERGIO Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Lukas Nmecha.A quick look at the first-team squad page on City's website displays those three names beneath the 'strikers' subheading.Aguero is the Blues' all-time top scorer with 199 goals in 292 appearances and Jesus,...
Stringer Defends Brexit Votes
THE Greater Manchester Labour MP who helped Theresa May force through crucial Brexit votes two days in a row has defended his actions - and insisted he did not prevent his party from fighting a general election.Veteran Brexiteer Graham Stringer also...
Summer Fun for All the Family
MAXWELL'S FINE ART AUCTIONEERS Maxwell's Fine Art Auctioneers is one of south Manchester's premier auction houses.It offers a full service for the valuation and sale of fine art, antiques and household chattels. Valuations for inheritance tax and insurance...
Surely It Is Easier to Just Get the Tram
SO, Mr Burgess uses the excuse for his and others irresponsible parking habits on the cost of parking in Manchester (Wheelie bin protests, M.E.N., July 13).I notice that Mr Burgess comes from Eccles. Now the last time I looked there was a perfectly adequate...
The Best SUV in the World?
FEW years ago a wellknown car maker described one of their models to me as the Rolls-Royce of SUVs.AWell that is a claim they can no longer make, as Rolls-Royce have unveiled their own SUV - the Cullinan - with a return to the brand's 'spiritual home'...
The Heads Up
in association with BRINGING YOU A 'HEADS UP' ON THE WEEKEND'S M.E.N. FANTASY FOOTBALL ACTION AUBAMEYANG READY TO SHINE FOR ARSENAL UNAI Emery has breathed new life into Arsenal and it's already showing in pre-season.The Gunners have fired 17 goals in...
There's a Buzz about the City
MANCHESTER'S ICONIC WORKER BEES AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE ARE POPPING UP ALL OVER THE CITY AS PART OF A SPECIAL ARTS PROJECTAN astronaut, a robot, a rock star - take a look at Manchester's iconic worker bee as you've never seen it before. The...
Thiago a No-Go for City
CITY are considering a move to strengthen their midfield before the transfer window shuts but have gone cold on the idea of a marquee signing.Personal terms were agreed with Italian international Jorginho last month - but Chelsea struck up a late double...
Thiago a No-Go for City
CITY are considering a move to strengthen their midfield before the transfer window shuts but have gone cold on the idea of a marquee signing.Personal terms were agreed with Italian international Jorginho last month - but Chelsea struck up a late double...
Tram Drivers Eye Bank Holiday Strike
METROLINK drivers could stage a strike this summer in a dispute over pay - on the August bank holiday Manchester Pride weekend.Members of Unite are being balloted for a walk-out as negotiations continue. A date for action is not yet certain, but the...
United Manager's Scorn in the U.S.A
UNITED staff had informed us that Jose Mourinho was in a 'very good mood'. He certainly exuded a breeziness as he shook hands with the English reporters before his first press conference in two months, having told us at The Grove Hotel in May 'I'm gonna...
UNITED Tour Diary
IN the colleges in America they call it hazing.So Drake Stadium at the UCLA campus, where United are basing themselves for the start of their pre-season tour, seemed like an apt setting for new signing Lee Grant to undergo a bizarre initiation.Traditionally...
Vilas: It's in Lancs Contract, We Shall Not like Yorkshire!
DANE Vilas may be from Johannesburg, and in only his second season at Lancashire, but he already has developed one compulsory Red Rose trait."It's part of your contract," smiled the South African wicketkeeper batsman. "I think it's clause 13 on there....
Warriors Second Best in Clash of Local Rivals
WIGAN 6 ST HELENS 14 ST HELENS have moved 10 points clear at the top of the Betfred Super League table after a 14-6 derby victory over fierce rivals Wigan at the DW Stadium.It was a first home defeat of the season for the Warriors - who are in the midst...
Welc Ome to the Week Ahead
Today (FRIDAY 20) Clubbing /AMP House Party A welcome new addition to Manchester's clubbing scene, the AMP House Party puts the focus on inclusivity and aims to cater for music lovers of all needs and abilities. Taking place at HOME's impressive events...
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