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Articles from July 27, 2018

£120 Fine for Lobbing Litter from Your Car
DRIVERS who throw rubbish from their cars could face a £120 fine as a Greater Manchester town hall cracks down on litter.Regulations were introduced earlier this year allowing local authorities to issue on-the-spot penalty notices of up to £150.Wigan...
20 Deaths after Contact with GMP in Past 12 Months
MORE people are dying following contact with Greater Manchester Police, new figures reveal.The police watchdog the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said there were 20 deaths "during or following" contact with GMP in the year 2017-18, an increase...
6,000 Acres Devastated
ALMOST 6,000 acres of unique moorland has been damaged by the biggest wildfire Greater Manchester has ever seen.The blaze at Winter Hill in Lancashire damaged around 4,000 acres of land, with 2,000 acres of moorland destroyed at Saddleworth Moor in Tameside....
£60 Fine to Enforce Bus Lane and School Parking Rules
STOCKPORT drivers could be slapped with a £60 fine if caught travelling in bus lanes or parking outside schools, according to a report.The authority is taking action because it wants to crack down on vehicles clogging up bus lanes and causing hazards...
Airline to Recruit Nearly 100 More Cabin Crew Staff
AN airline is looking to recruit almost 100 new members of cabin crew staff in Manchester.EASYJET has announced the new permanent and fixed term jobs as part of a major nationwide recruitment drive.The airline flies 12 aircraft from Manchester to 52...
All Set for Some Comic Con Cosplay
THIS weekend, the city will be awash with colourful wigs, body paint, inflatable props, Thors and Harley Quinns and Groots, as Comic Con rolls back into town.This year's event is taking place at Manchester Central on tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday, giving...
Ambulance Ticket Sparks Huge Row
AN AMBULANCE being slapped with a parking ticket has sparked heated debate amongst M.E.N readers.We reported yesterday how a parking firm apologised after a warden issued the emergency vehicle with a ticket due to it being parked on double yellow lines...
Arena Tributes to Be Preserved at City Art Gallery
TRIBUTES left to those killed or injured in the Manchester Arena attack will be preserved in an archive thanks to a National Lottery grant.The Manchester Together archive, located at Manchester Art Gallery, is made up of more than 10,000 items left in...
A Taste of the Wild West
THE OLD SCHOOL BBQ RANCH HAS PITCHED UP IN THE MOST UNLIKELY OF SPOTS - JUST OFF THE M60 IN HOLLINWOODI'M sitting on a burlap-covered hay bale surrounded by starspangled American flags and festoon lighting as country music lilts through the air.Where...
Ben's Plan B for Kendal after Run Dmc Drop Out
SOLD out for the 13th year in a row, Kendal Calling is making its mark on the Lake District. The multiaward winning festival will once again take over the beautiful Lowther Deer Park until Sunday.Known for its magnificent lakes, forests and mountains,...
City Teens Offer Bright Blue Future
PEP Guardiola was full of praise for his young team against Liverpool and will not make excuses for the start of the season.A team compromising mostly teenagers impressed against Jurgen Klopp's more experienced side, with Luke Bolton particularly well...
Colourful Tales from Jail
PICK OF THE DAY orange is the new black Netflix AS WE go back behind bars for a sixth series of the comedy-drama set in a women's prison, it's all change for the ladies of Litchfield.Not least, because they're in big trouble.After the fatal events of...
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...
Cross Looking for Another Red Rose Win at the Double
LANCASHIRE ace Kate Cross has her eyes set on double Roses success over Yorkshire in this summer's Kia Super League, starting at Emerald Headingley tomorrow.The England seamer is aiming to make up for previous disappointments in the first two years of...
Emma Sells Toys to Aid Homeless
KIND-hearted Emma Goss was so upset about Manchester's homeless she decided to sell her old toys to raise money for them.The nine-year-old laid out teddy bears, dolls, sandals, games, play dough and clothes on the pavement near her home.But for most...
Even More People Will Visit If City Is Cleaner!
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukJONATHAN Schofield (£670m tourism boom, M.E.N. July 25) is being generous when he says that we could look after the streets...
Every Week a Whole New Batch of Exciting Gigs Go on Sale, So We've Picked out Our Hot Tickets and Highlights
VICTORIA Warehouse's diary is filling up fast - this week alone, they have confirmed two huge gigs for Blossoms, and a night with Sean Paul.Elsewhere, Ocean Colour Scene will play a gig at the Albert Hall, and All Saints will be back with their soulful...
Family Matters
THE MAGIC NUMBERS MIGHT FALL OUT ONCE IN A WHILE... BUT THEY ALWAYS COME HOME THE MAGIC NUMBERS MIGHT FALL OUT ONCE IN A WHILE... BUT THEY ALWAYS COME HOMEMade in Manchester Lilo crowds, lighters and WHO IS SHE? A Mancunian songstress who, following...
Festival / Bluedot
It's difficult to imagine a more fitting headliner for Bluedot than The Flaming Lips as they open their Friday night set with Strauss's epic Also Sprach Zarathustra - better known to most as the theme to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.Confetti...
Film in Cinemas / Mission: Impossible - Fallout
STARRING: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Vanessa Kirby, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett. DIRECTOR: Christopher McQuarrie. CERTIFICATE: 12A (147 mins) In 1996, when a fresh-faced, 30-something Tom Cruise...
Finally Sanchez Fires a Warning on Lethal Talent
IF Alexis Sanchez is this good when it gets competitive then the Twitter 'Martial FC' types may rebrand themselves as 'Sanchez FC'.The United number seven arrived late in the United States but has begun his season early, bringing a fierce edge to United's...
Firefighters Race to Another Moorland Blaze
FIREFIGHTERS were tackling a large blaze which ripped through the moors in Derbyshire yesterday.Crews from Ashton and Hyde are using water backpacks to battle the flames above the village of Tintwistle, near the border with Tameside.The blaze broke out...
Fred Brings Tech to United's Midfield
FRED has confirmed he is on his way to meet his new United team-mates in the US.The 25-year-old has been enjoying a three-week holiday following Brazil's exit from the World Cup earlier this month.Jose Mourinho previously revealed that both Fred and...
Gallagher Album Makes Mercury Prize Shortlist
NOEL Gallagher and Everything Everything are among the nominees for this year's Mercury Prize.The former Oasis star is shortlisted for his latest High Flying Birds album Who Built the Moon, which reached number one on its release last November.It is...
Get on Your Bike to Beat Heart Disease with a Great Deal
M.E.N. readers are being offered the chance to take part in the landmark Manchester to Blackpool Night Bike Ride at a bargain price.Working in partnership with the British Heart Foundation, the Evening News has arranged for readers to be able to register...
GET STUCK INTO THESE NEW BARS & Restaurant S
NOTHING stays still on Manchester's bar and restaurant scene for long and this month there's another glut of new openings to get stuck into.August's crop of newcomers brings with it everything from a new craft beer taproom from Cloudwater to a new pan-Asian...
Green and Pleasant Land Burns Away
STUNNING images from space show just how much the heatwave has scorched Greater Manchester's usually lush greenery.Within just two months, parks and fields have been reduced to yellowing dustbowls.Mapping experts used images beamed back to Earth by two...
Guardiola Has Thrown a Handful of Names into the Mix When Asked about a Hole in Midfield
SINCE the Jorginho deal collapsed, Pep Guardiola has twice been asked how he proposes to cope with that Yaya Toure-shaped gap in his squad.He has thrown in several names - Ilkay Gundogan, Fabian Delph, and even name-checked new boy Claudio Gomes, making...
Hospital Worker Forged Own Sick Notes in Benefits Scam
A HOSPITAL receptionist who forged her own sick notes to claim benefits then worked another job has been spared jail.Samantha McDermott, 50, used her secretarial job to forge official sick notes claiming she had severe depression following intimate surgery.At...
Hot Ways to Beat the Heat
IT was another scorching hot day in Greater Manchester as temperatures rose to near 30C.So Mancs - who are used to a more temperate climate - found unique ways to keep cool.Neil Williams, who works as a paint sprayer, had the ingenious idea of using...
Klopp U-Turn Puts Smile on Jose's Lips
JOSE Mourinho finds Liverpool's record spending 'funny' after Jurgen Klopp criticised United over the world-record £89m signing of Paul Pogba.Two years ago, Klopp said: "Other clubs can go out and spend more money. I want to do it differently. I would...
Last Push to Unearth Reno
CAMPAIGNERS are making a final push to land a prestigious award for a heritage project celebrating a famous Moss Side soul and funk club which became a sanctuary against racism.The Reno, a basement nightclub which played rare records imported from America,...
Let's Give Every Rough-Sleeper a Bed for Winter Says Burnham
GREATER Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has called on the region's boroughs to provide a bed for every rough-sleeper during autumn and winter this year.Manchester council has already pledged to do so and now Mr Burnham is hoping the region's other town...
Lorry Slams into Bridge on the M6 and Closes Road
THIS dramatic image shows how a lorry slammed into a bridge on the M6.A section of the motorway was shut southbound between junction 33, for Fleetwood, and junction 32, for Preston, yesterday as the impact of the collision has left the bridge unsafe....
Luke Sure about His Future at the Reds
AS the Uber driver approaches the Beverly Hills hotel it soon becomes apparent his is the smallestsized vehicle crammed into the parking lot. There are Bentleys, Range Rovers and even a souped-up Batmobile.The doorman obligingly beckons us towards the...
Man Tries to Go on Hols with Knife and Fake Gun
A KEBAB shop worker has been jailed after he was caught at Manchester Airport trying to take an imitation revolver and a knife on holiday.Dennis Hasan, 25, was about to board a flight back to his native Bulgaria when security officers found the items...
McLaren Confirms Range Will Be Fully Hybrid by 2025
MCLAREN is to make exclusively hybrid vehicles by 2025, while also introducing 18 new cars over the next seven years.The British firm revealed the plans as part of its Track25 road map, which will also see it develop a battery system capable of superfast...
'Mindless Litter Louts' Leave Piccadilly Gardens in Mess
THIS was the disgusting mess left in Piccadilly Gardens by 'mindless litter louts' during the heatwave in Manchester.Council contractors were drafted in on Wednesday morning to clear up the area where alcohol bottles, cans and takeaway wrappers had been...
'NeIws Will Be Back to Watch the Team'
SIR Alex Ferguson has thanked medical staff who cared for him after he suffered a life-threatening brain haemorrhage.Manchester United have issued a video message from the club's legendary former manager - the first time he has been seen in public since...
New Devil Set to Take a Bow as Leeds Come to Town
JACKSON Hastings is in line to make his debut for Salford tonight as they welcome reigning champions Leeds to the AJ Bell Stadium.The Rhinos have had a difficult season and regardless of the result in the final round of the regular season tonight, will...
Number of Male Rapes Increases in Last Two Years
REPORTS of male rapes have soared in Greater Manchester following the jailing of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell.There were 530 reports of male rape to police in 2017/18, with the figures almost doubling in just two years.Shockingly more than...
Passenger's Video Rant over 'Chaos' at Airport Car Park
A PASSENGER caught up in traffic chaos in the pick-up area of Manchester Airport posted an angry video ranting at parking charges.Chris Barrow was waiting for family to pick him up in the Terminal Three car park after a trip to Northern Ireland. He was...
Passenger's Video Rant over 'Chaos' at Airport Car Park [City Region]
A PASSENGER caught up in traffic chaos in the pick-up area of Manchester Airport posted an angry video ranting at parking charges.Chris Barrow was waiting for family to pick him up in the Terminal Three car park after a trip to Northern Ireland. He was...
Phil's Journey from Ball Boy to Big Talent
EVERY City fan remembers the moment that Vincent Kompany's header rippled the United net to set the Blues on their way to the 2012 title.And for an 11-year-old ball boy called Phil Foden, the crazed atmosphere inside the Etihad Stadium on that April...
Range That's a Winner from Top to Bottom
LOOK at the two cars above - apart from the fact that one is white and the other black can you spot any obvious differences? Well this week we have an interesting comparison as our test car is the top-of-the-range Range Rover Evoque Si4 Autobiography...
Role Model Miss Will Do City Proud
M.E.N. FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 @MENNEWSDESK 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...
Row as Council Refuses to Reveal Top Brass Salaries
TRAFFORD council has been accused of breaching its own pay rules and possibly even the law after refusing to disclose how much it is paying a raft of new top brass.A row was sparked at the town hall's latest meeting when the Tory opposition questioned...
Rubbish Is Turning Streets into 'Slum'
PILES of dumped rubbish are causing parts of Oldham to decline to 'slum level' and residents are calling on the town hall and MP to take urgent action.Resident Mark Birchall told a meeting of the full borough council he had lived in Medlock Vale for...
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M.E.N. FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018 @MENNEWSDESK 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...
Sniffer Dogs Help in Baby Death Case
POLICE sniffer dogs have been brought in as detectives continue to comb an area close to where the body of a newborn baby girl was found.A 48-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, understood to be the child's parents, were arrested on suspicion of murder...
Tampopo Gets Fresh and Fast!
TAMPOPO is preparing to open another new restaurant in Manchester, this time focusing on fast, fresh food.East Street will take over the old Rice site at Piccadilly Gardens, and will add an 'on-the-go' element to the flavoursome pan-Asian food Tampopo's...
The Heads Up
HEADS UP in association with THE BRINGING YOU A 'HEADS UP' ON THE WEEKEND'S M.E.N. FANTASY FOOTBALL ACTION CAN KEITA BECOME THE NEW KOP KING? JURGEN Klopp has made it very clear: Liverpool MUST challenge for the title this year.The German has spent big...
The Nexo Level
IF HYDROGEN is the fuel of the future then Hyundai is putting itself at the front of the grid with the new Nexo - the second fuel cell electric vehicle from the Korean brand. With SUV-style looks and a power system that makes it a world leader when it...
Two Bikers Killed in Crashes
TWO bikers have died within hours after separate crashes just one mile apart.The men both tragically passed away yesterday after two collisions in Stretford.Police have launched investigations into the crashes and are appealing for witnesses to come...
Welcome to the Week Ahead
TODAY (FRIDAY 27) Music / Norma Winstone One of the most eagerly anticipated shows of this year's Manchester Jazz Festival, the venerable Norma Winstone is appearing at the RNCM to perform songs from her latest LP, Descansado. Her band includes pianist...
What W Rld Thinks about Manchester
WE all know Manchester is an incredible city - that goes without saying. But sometimes it takes an outside perspective to see 'home' in a whole new light. And as Manchester enjoys a tourism boom - visitors from overseas brought £670m to the economy last...
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