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Articles from October 4, 2018

5 Minute Briefing
THE chief coroner has called for "distressing" pictures of victims of the Westminster attack to be removed from the internet.The inquest has heard how bystanders used selfie sticks and mobile phones to take snaps of the dead and injured on March 22 last...
A New Rivalry between and RED BLUE
CITY and Liverpool continue to be thrown together in any talk of the Premier League title race.The question on many lips is if Jurgen Klopp's men have finally got what it takes to dethrone the champions after a summer of heavy spending to try to make...
A Peek into the Hidden World of City High Society
THOUSANDS of us pass them every day - but few people ever get to glimpse the secret places hidden on top of some of Manchester's most iconic buildings.The city's rooftops are home to everything from beehives, allotments and gardens to a historic afternoon...
Appetite for Exports See Hike in Profits
EXPORTS of north west food and drink increased to £1.9 billion in the year, new figures reveal.The data for the year to June is a rise of 5.2 per cent compared to the previous 12 months, the latest HMRC figures show.The most popular products from the...
A SEA OF Plastic
work to ensure that all plastic packaging placed on the internal market is either reusable or easily recyclable by 2030.According to the European Commission, packaging dominates the plastic marketplace, accounting for 40% of goods bought by Europeans.That...
A SEA OF Plastic
UROPEANS buy 49 million tonnes of plastic a year - but throw more than half of it away.EIt means that 27 million tonnes of plastic rubbish is discarded annually, according to figures from PlasticsEurope - the European association for plastic manufacturers.However,...
Attack of the Snacks
BRITAIN'S worst food offenders are named and shamed in this revelatory series that aims to save families cash and boost their health.In this episode, Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin help Poppy and Emma Montgomery-Ward and their three-year-old twins Piper...
Austerity Is over at Last, Says May
AUSTERITY is over, the Prime Minister told Conservative party conference in Birmingham in her keynote speech.Addressing the party faithful at the close of the annual Tory athering, she said the hard work of British people had 'paid off',' adding that...
Beat the Chills with These Red Hot Deals
CAPTION: Boy: O'Neill scarf, Sports Direct, was £29.99, now £5.99 SAVE: £24; Her: Vero Moda knitted leopard print scarf, asos.com, was £16, now £12.50 SAVE: £3.50; Girl: Roxy cream scarf, TK Maxx, RRP £35, now £9.99 SAVE: £25.01; Him: Blue tartan check...
Best of the Rest
PRESS BBC1, 9PM AFTER being hounded by The Post's editor Duncan (Ben Chaplin), Holly, a journalist at the rival paper The Herald, has finally decided to give in."Make me an offer," she said. Walking into The Post on her first morning, Herald colleagues...
Builder Admits He Had Terror Documents
A MAN has admitted possessing terrorist documents.Christopher Partington, 33, pleaded guilty to seven offences when he appeared on video link from prison at Manchester Crown Court.Partington admitted six counts of possessing documents useful for the...
Captains, Media Gags and a Late Bus Add to Woes
JOSE Mourinho's decision to appoint Antonio Valencia as United's new captain hardly raised eyebrows earlier this summer. But he may already be regretting that decision.Valencia's predecessor, Michael Carrick, set the standard in the dressing room as...
Caught! the Fly-Tipper Who Drove 5 Miles to Dump Bags
A SHOP assistant drove more than five miles from his home to dump five stinking bags of rubbish in a street.But Ali Jamal Brohi was caught redhanded on film.CCTV captured him pulling up in Cottenham Lane, Lower Broughton, Salford, and furtively hurling...
Chapple: We Have to Find Way to Deal with England Calls
GLEN Chapple says Lancashire must find a way of dealing with England call-ups if they are to enjoy success in County Championship cricket.The Red Rose head coach oversaw the county's third four-day relegation in seven seasons since they won the Division...
Cheap Eats and Discount Dishes - Our Latest List
AS we creep ever closer to the end of the year, cheap restaurant deals across Manchester keep on coming.There's everything from discounted burgers to half price pizzas, with free drinks and sides dropped in along the way. Loosen those belt buckles, reassess...
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...
Dad Tried to Get Relative Deported for Terrorist Plot
AN innocent man was branded a terrorist, arrested and locked up after his brother-in-law framed him in a plot to get him deported.Usman Ahmed, 42, spent months organising the scheme, angry that the victim had split up with his sister after a brief arranged...
Deaths
BRIGGS (PATRICIA) (PAT) Nee Weaver - Passed away peacefully on 1st October 2018 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Patrick, kind and loving mum of Helen and Bec, mother in-law to Nick and Rob, devoted granny of Ella, Sean and Mia and a dear...
Don't Be Lured in by Offer of Free Prize Draw
QI KEEP getting emails from Boots and Tesco promising me a substantial free gift. Some say I will be entered for a free draw with a £1,000 or even more prize - just for looking. I probably know this is some sort of rubbish so am careful to delete them...
Fire Station Thief Sold £18K of Life-Saving Equipment On
A SECURITY guard who was assigned to protect a newlybuilt fire station secretly plundered the store room for lifesaving equipment so he could sell it on eBay, a court heard.When officers raided Karl Sheldon's home they found a stash of two-way radios,...
Fred's Million Pound Menu Returns for Second Date
MILLION Pound Menu is back in Manchester this month as the cameras start rolling on another six fledgling restaurants hoping to make the move from pop-up to permanent.Fronted by First Dates star and maitre d'extraordinaire Fred Sirieix, the BBC Two show...
From Bad to Verse for Bungling Raider
A THIEF who bungled his way through two unsuccessful raids has been jailed.Andrew Hutchinson's incompetence as he tried to swipe electrical goods, whisky and charity collection money even moved police to write a poem about him.At one point, the crook's...
Guardiola Is Happy to Learn a History Lesson in Germany
PEP Guardiola says City have to experience difficult situations in the Champions League to make them stronger in the latter stages.The Blues required a late David Silva goal to earn then their first three points of this season's competition against a...
Hastings Battle Next for Salford
LAST week's win over Toulouse guaranteed Super League safety for Salford and also maintained Jackson Hastings' 100 per cent winning record since joining the club in July.The Australian half-back left his homeland under something of a cloud, but his performances...
Hiss and Chips! Woman, 82 Finds Snake in Oven
A WOMAN in the eighties cooking chips got the shock of her life when she discovered a huge snake lurking inside the oven.She slammed shut the oven door and called the RSPCA, who sent out an inspector to rescue the reptile. It was a non-venomous African...
Hollyoaks Steph: I'm a Celebrity. Get Me in There!
THE DIARY In association with Got a story? Email: katie.fitzpatrick@trinitymirror.com Phone: 0161 211 2816 Twitter: @CelebManchester See more celebrity pictures, videos and interviews online at: manchestereveningnews.co.uk katie fitzpatrick with all...
How to Protect Your Cash in Case There's Another Crash
TEN years ago, in London's rather joyless Canary Wharf, an ordinary morning was punctuated by flocks of bankers looking dazed and wandering around clutching papers and pot plants in cardboard boxes.Back then I was chatting to a consumer rights organisation...
Iddon's a Top Ten Hit in Holland
DESPITE nursing a broken collarbone, Stockport's Christian Iddon scored a brace of top ten finishes as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship made it's annual pilgrimage to Assen in Holland.Starting seventh on the grid for race one, Iddon ran as...
'I'm Telling You, Zidane Won't Go to Manchester'
CHRISTOPHE Dugarry, a friend of Zinedine Zidane's, has said the Frenchman won't take charge of United.The former Real Madrid boss has been linked with the manager's job at Old Trafford.United have failed to win any of their past four games, drawing with...
I Share Your Agony, Says Corrie's Kate
CORONATION Street favourite Kate Ford has opened up about living with the debilitating condition endometriosis.The popular Corrie actress, who has played Tracy Barlow in the soap since 2002, told her followers on Monday that she was forced to cancel...
'Jealous' Man Attacked Girlfriend as She Slept
A TEENAGER woke up to find her boyfriend punching her before he held a pillow over her face and threatened to kill her, a court heard.The 18-year-old victim was put through a 'terrifying ordeal' at the hands of 'controlling and jealous' partner Tomasz...
Lack of European Tour Event in This City Is Outrageous
CHUBBY Chandler is a former professional golfer from Bolton. He set up International Sports Management (ISM) in Cheshire in 1989 and has managed major winners, including Darren Clarke and Louis Oosthuizen...AFTER Europe, Thomas Bjorn and the European...
Make Sure You Don't Fall Victim to Scammers
We offer tips on how to keep your cash safe as figures show crooks have conned people out of £145 million in six monthsINANCIAL fraudsters are out in force and coming up with sophisticated scams to take your money.FSome £145 million was stolen in the...
Man Is Tasered after Smashing Up Fire Engine
A MAN was shot with a Taser by police after he smashed a fire engine's window with a hammer.Officers said the attacker also threatened firefighters with a knife during the incident in Salford.The vehicle's front windscreen was broken and locker panels...
Masked Gang Steal £7K Bike
A MASKED gang took a motorbike from a rack in front of stunned witnesses in Manchester city centre.They used bolt cutters to break through a chain before wheeling off the Yamaha on Fountain Street.An eyewitness told the M.E.N. it happened in front of...
More People Being Killed on Our Roads
MORE people are being killed or seriously injured in road accidents, despite a drop in road casualties.Department for Transport data shows 10 people were killed and 179 people seriously injured on Manchester's roads last year.In 16 of those accidents...
Mourinho Is Dragging Our Great Club Down
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukWHAT a mess at our great club Manchester United.Sorry but I now think this is the worst United squad I have ever seen,...
News DIE, DIE, DIE
A VIOLENT thug who carried out a vicious random knife attack on a taxi driver has been jailed.Christopher Smethurst, 32, shouted 'die, die, die' as he repeatedly stabbed his victim in the face and body after he had been taken to an address in Moss Side.The...
No Kidding, Players like '8-YEAR-OLDS'
SEVERAL figures in the United squad are 'behaving like eight-yearold kids' - according to a source close to the dressing room.While it has been acknowledged that the club's current crisis 'could have been handled better by all concerned',' there is growing...
On the Radar
A MANLY MOVE FOR MALONE HER scents have always had a unisex appeal but October sees the launch of Jo Malone's first Men's Collection.A collaboration between the perfumier and the tailor, Huntsman Savile Row, Jo Malone X Huntsman features four fragrances,...
Over Half of Deaths Are in Hospital
MORE than half the deaths in Manchester happen in a hospital, according to the latest data published by Public Health England. But the proportion has fallen to 55per cent in 2016 from 60pc five years earlier.The data identifies the four most common places...
Pc's Widow in Blast over 'Lax Security'
THE widow of Pc Keith Palmer has criticised "lax security" at the Palace of Westminster as a coroner found his death may have been prevented.Michelle Palmer said her husband was left "alone, unarmed, guarding an open gate" when he was stabbed by a marauding...
Police Red Card to Jose over Late Bus
POLICE have hit back at Jose Mourinho after he blamed them for United's late arrival at Old Trafford for their Champions League clash with Valencia.The Reds boss blasted GMP for not providing their team bus with police escort on Tuesday night, causing...
Pound Notes
YOUNG DRIVERS WARNED ABOUT BUYING FAKE CAR INSURANCE DRIVERS aged 17-24 are most likely to fall victim to fraudsters selling fake car insurance - also known as 'ghost brokers' - according to crime reports received by Action Fraud between November 2014...
Put Some Energy into Finding the Cheapest Deal
ENERGY bills are about to be hit by a double whammy. The big firms are all putting their prices up (again) and many of the cheapest deals you can switch to have been pulled.So let me be plain - NOW IS THE TIME to switch before winter, every week's delay...
Reds' United Front before Stalemate
UNITED players 'wanted to show that we are together' by gathering in a pre-match huddle before their draw with Valencia, according to Marouane Fellaini.On the eve of the Champions League Group H clash, Jose Mourinho admitted 'some players cared more...
Sane Hails Silva's Perfect Timing as He Shines Again
LEROY Sane felt David Silva lifted City's frustrations by grabbing his late winner at Hoffenheim.The Spaniard struck three minutes from time on Tuesday to snatch a 2-1 win and secure City's first points of the Champions League campaign.Prior to that,...
Schools Are Facing Huge Spending Cut
SPENDING per pupil in Manchester's schools has plummeted in real terms, according to an analysis of figures from the Department for Education.In 2018-19 the council will spend £186 less on each pupil than last year, after the figures are adjusted for...
'Still Two or Three Minutes Left. Maybe We're Not Dead Yet'
EDIN Dzeko has described the overriding feeling of seeing Sergio Aguero find the net in injury time on the final day of the 2011/12 season.The striker came on as a substitute to equalise in the 91st minute against QPR, leaving City needing one more goal...
Three's a Crowd! Fury at More T3 Queues in Airport
LONG and winding queues are once again greeting passengers at Manchester Airport - and hub bosses have admitted the Border Force have 'fallen short of target times.' .On Monday and Tuesday, passengers flying into Manchester slammed the delays at Terminal...
Tony Insists There's No Problem with the Reds Boss
ANTONIO Valencia insists he has 'never had any problems' with Jose Mourinho after being dropped from the match day squad against West Ham.Mourinho appointed the 33-year-old as club captain earlier this summer but has not been shy in criticising him.While...
Tram Vandals Aged 10 Clean Depot as Their 'Punishment'
A GROUP of children who threw rocks at trams have been ordered to carry out cleaning and gardening work at a Metrolink depot.The five youngsters, all aged 10, were responsible for hurling the stones at three passing trams on the Rochdale via Oldham line...
We Don't Watch United for Goals, Says Scholes
PAUL Scholes perfectly summed up how boring United are to watch right now by admitting he was watching other games during the dreadful draw with Valencia.The 43-year-old former United player was on the BT Sport panel alongside former Reds Rio Ferdinand...
Wonder If Uncle Albert Sailed One of These during the War
MEET the Only Fools and Horses superfan who has spent £4,000 transforming his narrowboat into Del Boy's iconic van."After four pints of Guinness in the pub it seemed like a good idea at the time so we went ahead and did it," says Tony Vaughan, from Stockport....
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