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Articles from October 13, 2018

5 Minute Briefing
Fracking go-ahead ENERGY firm Cuadrilla is to begin fracking at its Preston New Road site today after an environmental campaigner failed in a High Court bid to block operations.Mr Justice Supperstone dismissed Bob Dennett's application for an injunction...
All Geek to Me
ALBERT EINSTEIN TIME MASON #1 DOCTOR WHO may be the Time Lord of the moment, but this new comic series threatens a new - if unlikely - character to give her a run for her money.Albert Einstein Time Mason sees the theoretical physicist reimagined as the...
Askthe Expert
QMY 15-year-old son rarely communicates in anything but monosyllables and I have no idea what's going on in his life. What's the best way of getting him to talk, and listen, to us? AJANEY DOWNSHIRE, a counsellor specialising in teenage development and...
A Tour De Forza Forza
HORIZON 4 XBOX ONE, PC HHHHH ROLLING hills, sheep filled fields, cobblestone walls and changeable weather - nothing could sum up Britain more.So I couldn't help but get a tad annoyed when I was nearly wiped out at a junction by a player on the wrong...
Camera Shy?
YOU wouldn't be a fool for thinking now might not be a good time for Facebook to ask its customers to trust it more than they ever have done before.After all, the social network giant has suffered what you might call a bit of bad PR on the privacy front...
Carrick Still Cautious after Tyne and Cheer
UNITED'S comeback win against Newcastle was 'a big moment for the club', but Michael Carrick has vowed not to 'get carried away with things.' .For the second time in seven months, Jose Mourinho's side recovered from a two-goal deficit at half-time to...
Christie Rated 'Outstanding' by Watchdog
THE Christie has been rated as Outstanding again by the health watchdog - making it the first specialist hospital in the country to receive the top rating twice.A report published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) described the Withington hospital...
City Faithful in Good Voice since Queen Victoria
FOOTBALL songs have become a modern art form, and City fans have a rich and often hilarious repertoire.The common notion is that chanting and singing at football matches was a phenomenon which began in the Swinging Sixties, as the Kippax, Kop and Stretford...
'Deadly Risks' Facing Diabetics
PEOPLE with diabetes are more likely to die from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide, new research has found.A study suggests that the increased risk of death from these causes may be related to the mental health of patients, due to the psychological...
Don't Suffer in Silence
¦ Samaritans (116 123) samaritans. org operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you're feeling, or if you're worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at: jo@samaritans.org,...
Emma Johnson
TIME to get serious this week readers. I need to know where you stand on an issue that is very close to my heart. Leopard print: Do you love it or do you loathe it? As you may have gleaned from my opening paragraph, I adore the stuff. At the last count...
England Boss Is Full of Praise for Foden
PHIL Foden was the recipient of considerable praise from England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd after the City star's impressive debut showing on Thursday night.The Young Lions confirmed their place in next summer's Euro 2019 finals with a 7-0 demolition...
Family's Tribute to Couple Killed in Island Floods
A RETIRED couple who were killed in a flash flood on the tourist island of Majorca had been "looking forward to their latest adventure abroad", their family said.Tony and Delia Green, who were in their 70s and had been married for 55 years, died when...
Fashion Boss in £120,000 VAT Scam Starts Payback
A CLOTHING boss stole almost £120,000 by forging VAT documents.Abdul Majeed, 42, used legitimate invoices as templates to create false sales and purchase documents, HMRC said. He then used the fake invoices as evidence of UK and overseas sales and purchases...
For Keeps
DAVID de Gea's camp remain 'optimistic' he will sign a new contract with United.The 27-year-old has entered the final year of his deal at Old Trafford but the Reds do have the option of triggering a one-year extension - and that appears a mere formality.Indeed,...
Gabe Is Legit in Many Ways , but He Has Dug His Own Grave
PICK OF THE WEEK What happens when you spy on friends, family and neighbours? MARION MCMULLEN finds out about Paddy Considine's role in BBC1's tense new thriller, Informer INFORMER BBC1, Tuesday, 9pmAfter Peaky Blinders and The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher,...
Gardens 'The Best Home for Markets'
MANCHESTER Christmas Markets need a new home for the next four years - and you've told us where you want them to go.Albert Square has hosted the Markets for the last 20 years but due to a £13m revamp of the Town Hall, the main market now needs to be...
Grab a Wick Bite
THE BODY COACH IS BACK - THIS TIME WITH A BATCH OF 30-MINUTE RECIPES. HE TELLS LAUREN TAYLOR ALL ABOUT ITAS bestselling cookbook authors go, Joe Wicks is a bit of an anomaly. He's not had any professional chef training, never even worked in a kitchen...
Help Me Get Filthy Rich!
AS eBay listings go, Stuart Hampton's is definitely one of the more unusual ones.The artist is selling piles of dirt online for £10 a pop, in a bid to raise money to create his own hippie commune.What The artist, 35, who grew up in Darnhill, Heywood,...
History in the Making - How New Medieval Quarter Will Look
PLANS to completely transform the area around Manchester Cathedral have been submitted to the council - including a brand new tree-lined river park.Architects SimpsonHaugh have revealed their design for the city's 'Medieval Quarter' - the area surrounding...
Hop, Skip and Jump Your Way to a Stronger You
Health and fitness expert RUTH LYNCH looks at why our kids are not as strong today as they were 20 years ago - and what we can do about itCHILDREN are becoming physically weaker, according to a recent report from the University of Essex.The team, compared...
Hospital Porter Called Colleague 68 Times in a Day to Ask for Date
A HOSPITAL porter at the Manchester Royal Infirmary has been banned from contacting one of his colleagues after he phoned her 68 times in one day to ask for a date - and told her 'if I can't have you then nobody can'.Obsessed Anthony Wells, 38, left...
Hues Who of Trees
WHATEVER SIZE SPACE YOU HAVE, THERE IS A TREE THAT WORKS FOR YOU, SO GET INSPIRED ON AN AUTUMN FOREST STROLLWOODLAND walks are one of the most wonderful things about autumn. Spectacular hues of golds, reds and ambers flush through the leaves. And strolling...
I Don't Have People Waiting for the Latest Alfred Molina Movie
MARION McMULLEN GETS READY FOR AN ART ATTACK AS ACTOR ALFRED MOLINA, 65, BRINGS A WEST END HIT, RED - ABOUT ARTIST MARK ROTHKO - TO CINEMASWhen did you first become interested in acting? MY mum says I was nine years old when I told her I wanted to be...
I'm Fuming! Pollution Tax Will Just Hit Hard-Up
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukA VIRTUALLY unheard of environmental law charity, condescendingly named Client Earth, is behind the government's decision...
I Thought Other Writers Would Say: 'Oi! Clear off! Go and Do Your Chat Show!'
As chat-show favourite Graham Norton becomes a fully-fledged member of the literary set, he tells HANNAH STEPHENSON about how his storylines echo life's highs and lowsADMIRING the skyline of London from his publisher's impressive offices, Graham Norton...
'It's about Time Police Stopped Moaning and Got on with the Job.'
THE police should 'stop moaning' about cuts and 'live within their means' a councillor - and former GMP worker - has said.Salford politician Robin Garrido, who worked for the force as a civilian for eight years, said officers need to start 'organising...
It's a Quiet Night for England
CROATIA 0 ENGLAND 0 ENGLAND should have secured their first Nations League victory after Gareth Southgate's men dealt with the quirks of playing behind closed doors and had the best chances against Croatia.Just 93 days after the Three Lions lost to Zlatko...
It's So Moving, So Real and Unlike Anything I Have Read before or Seen Before
David Tennant stars as the dad of a child with severe learning disabilties in a groundbreaking new series. Here he talks about what attracted him to the roleWRITER Shaun Pye, who you may remember as Ricky Gervais' nemesis Greg in Extras, has penned a...
Kym Enjoys Her Fringe Benefits
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...
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IN A HOUSE OF LIES BY IAN RANKIN, ORION FICTION, £20, EBOOK £10.99 HHHH H JOHN Rebus clings on, lungs rattling, body raddled. Spinning another Edinburgh tale with the ex-cop as lynch-pin isn't easy, but Rankin succeeds. His latest isn't his best but...
McGuigan Is a Tri-Scorer
BYRON McGuigan's hat-trick got Sale Sharks' European campaign off to a perfect start as they recorded an impressive 41-24 win over Perpignan in hostile conditions at Stade Aime Giral.A raucous home crowd made for an often unpleasant atmosphere in the...
Mourinho Must Find Way to Bridge Tough Test Ahead
WHEN United return from the international break they've got the small matter of a trip to Stamford Bridge to contend with.After a string of disappointing performances, discounting the second half against Newcastle, a visit to Jose Mourinho's former side...
Must-See Shows
BLACK HOLLYWOOD: "THEY'VE GOTTA HAVE US" TONIGHT, BBC2, 9PM WHEN Moonlight was named Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars, it was the first film with an all-black cast to take the prize - becoming a symbol for black cinema. It's the starting point for this...
New Free School Will 'Challenge Status Quo'
BOSSES at a huge new free school have pledged to challenge the 'status quo' and give state pupils a 'level playing field' compared to those in private education.The Laurus Ryecroft academy will be built on the site of the former Littlemoss High School...
News MP Reveals His Struggles with Mental Health
AN MP has candidly opened up about his affliction with mental health following World Mental Health Day.Andrew Gwynne, 44, bravely talked about his on-going struggle with mental-ill health after he was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness in 2010.The...
Off the Beaten Rak
MICHAEL PEARSON went in search of a more authentic side of the United Arab Emirates and found it in the hidden gem that is Ras Al Khaimahaway RAS Al Khaimah. It's the Arabian gulf coast emirate you've probably never heard of. But probably should - before...
Olaf a Minute on a Disney Marathon
PAULA RADCLIFFE, world record holder for the women's marathon and ambassador for the Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend, is staring at me with amusement and incredulity.I'm painting a vivid mental image of the costume I'm wearing tomorrow for my first...
Police Want to Speak to Woman over Gig Attack
POLICE have issued an image of a woman they want to speak to in connection with a 'vicious' attack outside a concert.A woman in her 50s was stood outside the Waterside arts complex, near Sale Library, when she was assaulted.GMP say the woman was asked...
Rail Strikes to Cause Problems for Rugby Supporters
RUGBY fans heading to tonight's Super League Grand Final are being warned of a train strike.Wigan will take on Warrington at Old Trafford at 6pm in a battle to claim the prestigious Super League Trophy.But supporters travelling on the rail network will...
Raise a Glass
THOSE wine labels are key to our buying habits and Aldi has hit on a canny marketing idea to draw us in to a new range of wines.If you see "chicken" or "lamb" or "pizza" shouting at you in italics from the retailer's wine aisles it is because the "this...
Shaw Brief Highlight at Troubled Old Trafford
IT has not been a vintage start to the season for United as a poor run of form has been accompanied by a string of worrying off-field incidents.However, among the turmoil at the club there has still been brief moments of joy in a so-far lifeless season....
Show Buzz
DAYS OF FUTURE PAST AWARD-WINNING comedian Al Murray, the Pub landlord, above, will be putting the world to rights next year with his 43-date Landlord Of Hope And Glory tour.He promises: "Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly...
Smashing Pumpkins
EVERYONE loves a good pumpkin for Halloween and it's even more exciting if you can pick your own.Pumpkin festivals and events are running at various sites in and around Greater Manchester where kiddies can pick their own to take home - and enjoy a host...
Sneaky Peeky Blinders
THE Peaky Blinders gang are back in town and the backstreets of Manchester have been transformed into 1930s Birmingham as filming for series five continues.Cillian Murphy, who stars as Tommy Shelby in the hit BBC gangster drama, was seen in the city...
So That's Why
IT baffled us all - but maybe that's the point.On Tuesday two naked women covered themselves in jam and settled down on a bench in Market Street.Artists Riikka Enne and Sophia Moffa took to the city centre to present their latest 'happening' to the people...
Storm Callum Gales Send Trees Crashing
STRONG winds brought trees down trees across Greater Manchester.It cames after a weather warning of strong gusts was issued for Greater Manchester yesterday as Storm Callum swept into the region.Gusts of 45mph were recorded, while winds were expected...
Strangeways Riot Leader Locked Up for Aggressive Begging
THE prisoner who sparked the Strangeways riot has been jailed again - for aggressive begging.Paul Taylor, 53, has been jailed for robbery and breaching an injunction handed out by a council last year.The injunction was issued for harassing, intimidating...
Swinton to Face Just 12 Men as Workington Struggle to Find Players
LESS than 24 hours after the final whistle is blown at Old Trafford this evening, the final match of the 2018 season will be held - and the stakes are arguably even higher.Swinton welcome Workington Town to Heywood Road at 3pm tomorrow afternoon for...
Tackling a Story about Transgender Kids Is a Great Responsibility
Butterfly follows separated parents divided over how to support their child, who was gender assigned male at birth but has identified as a girl from a young age. Star Anna Friel talks to GEORGIA HUMPHREYS about the sensitive subject matter, her experience...
Talking BETTING
I'M off to Old Trafford tonight…and can't wait for one of the nation's sporting highlights.The Betfred Super League Grand Final between Wigan and Warrington will be an absolute humdinger.I have been involved in virtually all sports throughout my working...
Tech That
GO BENEATH THE SURFACE MICROSOFT is still fighting to be relevant in a time of upheaval, as more people rely on smartphones to do all the computer things they need to do outside of work.Which is why most of Microsoft's new suite of Surface-branded devices...
This Is One Game the Invincibles Can't Win
THE Centurions versus the Invincibles as the best team in Premier League history? It's not even a debate. In fact, to suggest that they are the only two candidates for such a high-falutin' title is dodgy in itself - you would have to consider United's...
Transgender Sex Attacker Jailed for Life
A TRANSGENDER sex attacker preyed on inmates in a women's prison while being held for raping a woman in Manchester.Karen White, 52, was born a man but identifies as a woman. After being charged with raping two women - one in Manchester - and stabbing...
Travel News
LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANSKO in Bulgaria is the best value European resort for ski trips this winter, according to the Post Office Travel Money Ski Resort Report.At around £405 per person for a week's ski holiday essentials including equipment...
Treasure Trove
A HUSBAND-and-wife team is on the rise thanks to the expansion of their acclaimed bakery and cafe.Levenshulme's acclaimed Trove - run by Marcus and Katy Saide - has opened a new brunch cafe, bakery and bar in Sawmill Court, Ancoats.The couple have earned...
Trending Tanking
TAYLOR SWIFT NOT only was the singer, right, named Artist of the Year at this week's American Music Awards where she called for young people to vote in her acceptance speech, but an Instagram post in which the 28-yearold encouraged her 112m followers...
TV Films of the Week
1 GOLDSTONE Tonight, BBC4, 9pm THE sequel to the Australian thriller Mystery Road (which also spawned a TV series), finds Aaron Pedersen reprising his role as Detective Jay Swan, an indigenous cop who heads to an Outback township to investigate the disappearance...
Village Is Hit by 54 Crimes in a Month. but Just ONE Shoplifter Is Facing Prosecution
A VILLAGE was hit by 54 crimes in one month - and only a single shoplifter is facing prosecution.Angry residents have accused Greater Manchester Police of letting Boothstown, Salford, an area of around 10,000 people, become an 'easy target' for criminals.Police...
Warriors Cannot Let Emotion Win the Day
WIGAN captain Sean O'Loughlin is hoping for a fairy tale ending for coach Shaun Wane and his departing team-mates - but warns that emotion will only take the team so far.Today's Grand Final at Old Trafford will bring down the curtain on the Wigan careers...
Watching the Detectives
HEN it comes to pageturners it is hard to beat a good whodunnit.WSome of the world's top murder mystery classics are featured in 1,000 Books To Read Before You Die.Author James Mustich has spent 14 years putting his lists and essays together, and the...
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