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Articles from September 20, 2018

£1M Drugs Found in Case
A DRUGS smuggler who hid more than £1m of amphetamine in the lining of a suitcase has been jailed.Gholamreza Pourmirzaei, from Moss Side, was stopped by Border Force officers at Stansted Airport after flying to the UK from Turkey.X-rays revealed a huge...
5 Minute Briefing
CHANNEL 5 has announced a raft of new dramas as it seeks to change direction in a network overhaul.After declaring that Big Brother would be axed from its airwaves, Channel 5 has commissioned five fresh dramas as it seeks to alter its output "from top...
Albion Academy: A School Transformed
LAST YEAR, OFSTED NOTED THE SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT AT ALBION ACADEMY, WHICH IN JANUARY WILL JOIN ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND SUPPORTIVE TRUSTS IN THE UK...WARM welcome awaits all students and parents at this caring school at the heart of our community.AYou...
Amazing New Facilities at Co-Op Academy Manchester
CO?OP Academy Manchester in Higher Blackley is celebrating the fantastic achievements of its school leavers in their exams.is included the academy's highest ever number of the top grades!But as Year 11 leave, a new and even bigger group of students have...
At Q School, All Our Livelihoods Are on the Line
SALE golfer Haydn McCullen is attached to Delamere Forest and plays on the EuroPro Tour.He progressed through the first stage of European Tour Qualifying School last week. Here is the first of what is a regular column from the 22-year-old...AFTER bogeying...
Baby's Death 'Accident Waiting to Happen'
A BABY girl who died at just 12 days old would still be alive today if not for the 'catastrophic state of affairs' at a hospital maternity ward, a coroner has said.Scarlett Marshall passed away at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester in September 2016. Her...
Bernardo: We Aren't Euro Favourites
BERNARDO Silva insists City are not favourites to win the Champions League after the Blues fell to a shock defeat against Lyon at the Etihad.City were uncharacteristically abject in the first half and respective mistakes from Fabian Delph and Aymeric...
Best of the Rest
PRESS BBC1, 9PM ANOTHER day and another newspaper needs to go to print. Last we saw, The Post editor Duncan (Ben Chaplin) wondered about poaching The Herald's Holly (Charlotte Riley). His first move was buying her an umbrella, let's hope he steps up...
Care Teen Involved in 'Drugs Running'
CHILDREN from a care home smoked, took drugs and performed card tricks on the streets for cash to buy takeaways and computer games.Youngsters regularly went missing from the privately-run home in Oldham, which was blasted by Ofsted bosses after inspectors...
City Growth 'Stifled by Lack of Quality Homes'
THE potential growth of Manchester is being stifled by a failure to offer quality homes for Millennial and Gen Z workers, a new study has concluded.Analysis by real estate advisors Colliers International found that 4,000 units will be delivered across...
City Rated
EDERSON Given no chance with either of the Lyon goals, but he got a vital touch to turn Depay's shot on the post to prevent third 7 WALKER At sixes and sevens with his defending at times, and some of his attacking lacked the necessary nous 5 STONES Great...
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...
Dalot: Team-Mates Made It Easy for Me
DIOGO Dalot has thanked his teammates following victory on his United debut.The 19-year-old had a great start to life at the club as he helped keep an impressive clean sheet on his first appearance following his summer move from Porto.Jose Mourinho named...
Debut Star 'Could Be Here over 10 Years'
JOSE Mourinho said debutant Diogo Dalot could play for United for more than 10 years after their clinical Champions League win over Young Boys.United began the group stage with an assertive 3-0 victory at the Stade de Suisse, where Dalot made his United...
Defending Champs Aces out of Cup despite Big Home Victory
THERE were mixed emotions in the Belle Vue camp after the Rentruck Aces bowed out of the Premiership Knock Out Cup, despite bagging a 50-40 home win against Somerset.It was not enough to overcome the 14-point advantage established by the Cases Rebels...
Didsbury High School: Levelling the Playing Field
EVERY student, regardless of background or circumstance, will develop the qualities to open the door to the future of their choice - that's the ethos behind one of South Manchester's newest schools, Didsbury High School.Providing much-needed secondary...
Eight Ways to Make Sure Children Eat Healthy Snacks
BEING a toddler is an energetic business that needs plenty of fuel - including lots of snacks. As well as three meals a day, young children require two to three snacks a day to meet their energy requirements.But research by baby and toddler food brand...
Feeling the Squeeze
HOUSEHOLDS are officially feeling the squeeze - with four-in-10 people having less than £6.60 per day to spend on themselves after paying the bills, according to a new report. That's just enough to perhaps stretch to a supermarket meal deal, coffee and...
Finding out True Costs of Betting Terminals
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukIT is good to see a thinktank, like the Centre for Economic and Business Research, reasoning more deeply and delving behind...
Girlband Expo Spices Up the City for Longer
THE exhibition dedicated to the Spice Girls has extended its stay in Manchester and is settling in at the Great Northern - this time with the Spice Bus in tow.The original Spice Bus, which appeared in Spice World The Movie, has parked up just outside...
Home-Work in Progress
WHILE REVISION IS VITAL FOR EXAM PREPARATION, IT SHOULDN'T BE ALL HARD GRAFT FOR TEENAGERS. LISA SALMON LOOKS AT HOW PLAYING GAMES COULD HELP...S EVERY parents knows, kids aren't always cooperative - particularly when it comes to doing their homework...
Hospice Gives Lifeline to Devoted Family
THE outside of the apartment block looks very much like any other.But inside the pristine home in Chorlton lives a family whose courageous dedication to one another is remarkable.Sisters Zabiha and Maliha Yasin both have the life-limiting neurological...
'I Looked Down and Saw My Hand Had Been Cut in Two'
A MAN has gone on trial accused of cutting a person's hand 'in two' in an alleged machete attack Ryan McPhee, 27, is charged with unlawful wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm following an incident in Castlefield, Manchester city centre.He...
Jailed £32M Drugs Boss Was 'Person of Interest' in Double Pub Shooting
A DRUGS boss who started a multi-million pound racket after returning to Manchester from Spain was wanted by police in connection with the notorious Brass Handles shooting.Marcus Callaghan led a gang who ran a cocaine, heroin, amphetamine and cannabis...
Mayor's Message Is Recycle Right to Help Environment
DO you recycle right? New research shows that more than half of people in Greater Manchester put at least one item in the general waste that could be recycled, while a large majority (86 per cent) add one or more item to their recycling collection that...
'Merciless' Rapist Faces Life in Prison
A RAPIST who launched a 'merciless' attack on his victim and left her too terrified to leave his house for 11 hours could receive a life sentence, a judge said.Nial Healey subjected the woman, a stranger, to a horrific ordeal after she met him on the...
Michael Braves the 'Rather Strange' World of North Korea
MICHAEL Palin is one of our most famous globe trotters. So when he says he's had "the most revealing journey of my life", it's going to mean something.He's in North Korea, a highly secretive country under totalitarian rule that has been cut off from...
Mikel: That Was Just Not Good Enough
MIKEL Arteta tried to put a brave face on City's shock defeat to Lyon, but did not hide from a performance that left him stunned."At this level," he put it bluntly, "it's not good enough."City really weren't, and the bewilderment around the Etihad centred...
My Default Setting Is Mildly Unimpressed
Back with a second series of sitcom Bad Move, comedian Jack Dee tells Georgia Humphreys, he's not always as miserable as he appears his wife Kerry woes, ON THE SCREEN SMALLJACK Dee knows he doesn't come across as particularly approachable on TV.However,...
On the Radar
DESIGNER DOUBLE THERE'S a very Versace feel to some of the key looks from Zara this season as the scarf print trend, so hot in womenswear, makes itself known in menswear too.We expect this printed bomber jacket, £49.99, and matching trousers, £29.99,...
Pale Blues Fail French Test in Euro Horror Show
IT was billed as Mikel Arteta's audition, his chance to show that he could be the boot-room successor to the peerless Pep Guardiola.And in the space of 24 hours in which he stepped in for the suspended manager, the 36-year-old learned two valuable lessons...
Paramedic Who 'Tutted' at Patient Is Struck Off
A PARAMEDIC who rolled her eyes and tutted at a patient, telling them 'you would have had to have no arms and legs to have so much pain', has been struck off.Helen Middleham also left a heavily pregnant woman to make her own way to hospital - despite...
Pound Notes
FINANCIAL FACT HOUSEHOLDS' non-mortgage borrowing slowed to its weakest annual growth levels in nearly three years in July, Bank of England figures show. The annual growth rate of consumer credit - which includes borrowing on credit cards, overdrafts...
Rash Has to Show Plenty of Front to Be a Leading Man
UNITED forward Marcus Rashford has been told he must 'fight off' the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez if he wants to become the club's firstchoice striker.Rashford's United career has been the subject of much discussion ever since ex-Liverpool...
Red Devils Fixture Change Has Knock on for Roughyeds
THE rescheduling of Salford's trip to London Broncos this weekend has had further consequences, resulting in a later kick off and change of venue for Oldham's match against London Skolars.Because the rescheduled Red Devils fixture was set to clash with...
Repress Something and It Might Come out in Another Form ...Emanating from Something Darker
RUTH WILSON'S NEW FILM THE LITTLE STRANGER IS FAR MORE THAN A SPOOKY HAUNTED HOUSE TALE. IT'S ALSO A REFLECTION ON TOXIC MASCULINITY, CLASS AND GENDER, SHE EXPLAINED TO LAURA HARDING it after " ON THE SCREEN BIG thrustRUTH Wilson is used to alarming...
Shooting Arrest
POLICE have made an arrest after a group of men armed with a shotgun fired at a house.A 30-year-old man was held on suspicion of possession of a firearm.The arrest followed a swoop by police at a house in Harpurhey.Four men approached the house on Firbeck...
Social Media Can Put a £400-per-Year Dent in Millennials' Wallets
THE average 15-24-year-old checks their social media 30 times a day - and it's also leaving a dent in their wallets, a survey by Barclays has found.More than half (51%) of young adults across the UK say they've bought items, gone on days out or visited...
Student Arteta Could Still Be a Master at City
DESPITE last night's defeat, Mikel Arteta could still be the next great football coach by learning at the right-hand of Pep Guardiola - and possibly his successor at City.The former Arsenal and Everton midfielder has stepped into the breach left by the...
'Student Skyscraper' Could Bring 850 Flats
A NEW 'student skyscraper' could be built in Manchester city centre.Student accommodation developers Student Castle have revealed plans for new tower on Hulme Street.The red-brick building would stand at 165 metres and consist of 850 studio apartments....
The Rise of FOREIGN-BORN MUMS
MORE than one in every four babies is born to a mother who was born outside the UK - the highest rate on record.There were 679,106 babies born in England and Wales in 2017.More than a all babies in born to outside Nearly threequarters (486,417) were...
Top Tips for First-Time Students and Parents
ACROSS the land, anxious parents are getting ready to drop off young people at universities far from home, looking nervously at the big cities and tiny student accommodation.Today's students face tons of challenges that their parents' generation didn't....
Two Children Apply for Each Place at First Choice Schools
THESE are the most popular schools in Greater Manchester, according to new figures.Some schools across Greater Manchester were so oversubscribed this year that they had double the amount of children wanting to attend than places available for them.Across...
United Are Fantastic on Plastic with Dalot
UNITED have won three successive matches for the first time since April and that turbulent transfer window has suddenly become irrelevant. At least it would be had the Reds' latest debutant not performed at a level that belied his inexperience.Diogo...
United Rated
DE GEA Made two crucial saves at 0-0. They were relatively straightforward but significant given United's first-half revival 8 LINDELOF Seemed unsettled amid the intensity of the crowd in the first 30 minutes. Indebted to Smalling for his vigilance....
'We're Going to Have a Broken Community with People - Not Mancs - Living in Luxury Flats'
MANCHESTER city centre risks becoming a 'broken community', a councillor has warned, due to a 'complete void' of social or affordable housing.Labour's Jon-Connor Lyons raised his concerns during a town hall meeting that focused largely on the city's...
What We Learned
¦ AN ENCOURAGING DEBUT FROM DIOGO DALOT GOING into this game, Diogo Dalot had played just 170 minutes of reserve team football since undergoing a knee operation in May.But Jose Mourinho felt this was the ideal occasion to hand the right-back his first-team...
What We Learned
IT will have been grim consolation for Pep Guardiola that he told us all this would happen.Back in April while City were still basking in a superb title procession, the serial league champion was recounting lessons learned from his Barcelona and Bayern...
You're My WONDERWALL
AN AMAZING mural paying homage to all things Manchester City - but remarkably painted by a United fan - has been unveiled.Lee Rigby, and wife Joanne, both 43 and who live in Heywood, wanted something special to adorn the walls of a summer house they...
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