Manchester Evening News

Articles from October 15, 2018

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Bus travel 'in crisis' PUBLIC transport campaigners have warned that "buses are in crisis" after new analysis showed journeys are at their lowest point since 2006.Latest Department for Transport figures show 1.2 billion local bus journeys were made between...
A Holiday for High-Flyers
LIKE a bolt from the blue, an unexpected sunbeam of an invitation to visit Morocco lands in my inbox and instantly brightens up my ever-darkening September. It promises sun, sea and sand, alongside the sights, sounds and tastes of the ancient port city...
Airport Bypass Finally Opens ... but Not in Time for Rush Hour
THE long-awaited Manchester Airport bypass was opening today - but not in time for the morning and evening rush hours.After decades of planning and months of delays, transport chiefs announced that the £290m road was due to open to traffic at 9pm.Workmen...
A Theme Park with No Rides.?
EMMA GILL and her family find much to admire at a park where the theme is the history of france hen you hear the From hundreds of birds soaring travel report Puy du FouWHEN you hear the words French theme park, most people's thoughts initially turn to...
Benefits of Surveillance Miniscule, Says Watchdog
GREATER Manchester Police has been forced to stop a controversial surveillance programme which monitored every visitor to the Trafford Centre for SIX MONTHS.The force used Automatic Facial Recognition (AFR) technology to scan shoppers for wanted criminals...
Both Modern and Medieval
AGADIR, a city which sits on Morocco's southern Atlantic coast, at the foot of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, is known for its golf courses, the remains of its hilltop kasbah, and its wide, sweeping beach.Virtually destroyed by an earthquake in 1960, it was...
Christine Sparkles at Night of Stars
MCR Fashion Festival brought a night of glitz and glamour to Manchester city centre - on and off the catwalks.Some of the region's biggest names walked the red carpet in a succession of couture gowns at the black-tie fashion extravaganza inspired by...
City Snatch Point with Gaffney Late, Late Show
SALFORD CITY manager Graham Alexander says there are positives for his side to take despite Rory Gaffney having to score late on to salvage a point against bottom side Braintree Town at The Peninsula Stadium.The league leaders started the game off in...
Clinical City Thrash West Ham after Hitting Three in 20 Minutes
NIKITA Parris was pleased to see Manchester City return to their clinical best as they thrashed West Ham.Three goals inside the first 20 minutes - including two from Parris - largely ended the game as a contest as City ran riot after Nick Cushing asked...
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Dad Gets £1K from Council after Abuse Claim Retracted
A FATHER-of-three accused of child sex abuse was forced out of his family home after council bosses said he should not be left alone with children - before the complaint was withdrawn.The man has been given £1,000 compensation by Trafford council after...
Early Strike Sets Up Women for Victory
GOALSCORER Lizzie Arnot felt an early goal proved vital as her Manchester United side maintained their unbeaten FA Women's Championship record with a comfortable 3-0 win over Charlton.Katie Zelem found the net after just 16 minutes thanks to a wonderful...
England Beat the Gloom for Lead in Series
CAPTAIN Eoin Morgan laid the groundwork for England to take a 1-0 series lead over Sri Lanka but praised Chris Woakes and World Cup hopeful Olly Stone for finishing the job in Dambulla.Morgan made 92 as the tourists racked up 278 for nine in the second...
Fewer Crimes Are Taken to Court, New Figures Show
FEWER crimes are being prosecuted at crown courts in Greater Manchester, according to Ministry of Justice figures.Legal experts say police don't have the resources to complete investigations to the standard required by the Crown Prosecution Service,...
Flintoff's Skyscraper Back before Planners
FREDDIE Flintoff's planned new skyscraper will go back before planners next week, a month after residents and councillors warned it would overshadow near-by communities.The city centre residential development - 35 storeys at its height - is proposed...
Florence & THE CUISINE
FROM TOP TUSCAN DISHES TO PHOTO HOTSPOTS, GALLERIES TO GELATOS, SARAH MARSHALL SHARES HER PICK OF THE CITY'S FOOD AND CULTUREPROUDLY fanning their tail feathers, peacocks parade around the rims of ceramic plates for sale in Florentine shop Sbigoli Terrecotte....
Fly-Tippers Caught after Housing Staff Do Detective Work
ONE was caught by a discarded medicine bottle and others by mail including letters.After three tonnes of rubbish was dumped in Salford, housing association staff turned detective to catch the culprits.Clues left at the scene led to eight fly-tipping...
GUNNING FOR AARON: Should Reds Make a Move for Ramsey?
UNITED have been linked with an unlikely move for Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey, who is out of contract with the Gunners in the summer. But should the Reds go for him? Our M.E.N. experts give their views...¦ CIARAN KELLY THE big concern for me is consistency....
Here's Why We Can't Do without Our Cars
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukTHE authorities obviously want to dramatically reduce the use of cars, and a pollution charge would be just one way of...
'He's the Best Young Player I've Ever Seen'
FOR Steve Eyre, it is fairly simple."I committed to this before he made a league appearance," the former City coach, who oversaw Phil Foden's development, tells the M.E.N. "I think he's the best young player that I've ever seen with the ball at his feet....
Hospital Apologises and Says There Was an Issue with IT System
SIMON Mehigan, Divisional Director of Midwifery and Gynaecology at The Royal Oldham Hospital, said: "We would like to offer our sincerest apologies to the family for any distress and upset they have experienced; we have continued to support them through...
Infant School Shuts after Ceiling Crashes Down
AN INFANT school is to remain closed after the ceiling collapsed just hours after children had left for the day.The headteacher of St Thomas' CE Primary in Heaton Chapel, Stockport, said the entire ceiling of the school hall collapsed on Friday evening.It...
Join the Church of Relaxation
KATE FIELDER finds an oasis of calm in a converted chapel on the island of anglesey in north wales tr avel report ANGLESEYBERFFRAW is a lovely little village on the south west coast of the Isle of Anglesey.ASurrounded by north Wales countryside, the...
Late Breaks
¦¦¦ MEXICAN RIVIERA: Sail on Emerald Princess for seven nights, departing February 17, 2019, on around trip from Los Angeles calling at Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), Mazatlan (Mexico) and Puerto Vallarta (Mexico). Prices start at £829 per person, based on...
Lights Fantastic
AS the UK's most iconic seaside destination, Blackpool promises family fun all year round but the autumn is a really magical time to visit, given the world-famous Illuminations. More than three million visitors a year can't be wrong and the resort's...
Luke Has Been a Shaw Thing amid Reds Strife
IT has been a sorry start to the campaign for Jose Mourinho's United, who linger in mid-table despite that dramatic win over Newcastle in their last Premier League game.But there have been some plus points for the Reds in terms of individual performances.Here,...
Mum Keeps Sons Away from School after Attack
A MOTHER has taken two of her sons out of school after an attack left her eldest needing hospital treatment.Scott Kierans, 13, had his 'tooth knocked out while another was left hanging by a thread' after being allegedly attacked by another child at Falinge...
My Knife Terror by Mum-of-Two Robbed at Traffic Lights as She Sat in Car
A MUM-OF-TWO has told how she was left fearing for her life when a man smashed his way into her car while she waited at traffic lights.Claudia Iorga, 31, had a blade held to her throat during the robbery in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.She was in her car...
News /Late Deals and Offers
OLYMPIC HOLIDAYS (www.olympicholidays.com, 0208 492 6868) offers seven nights at the four star Labranda Isla Bonita, Tenerife from only £910pp based on two people sharing a room on an all-inclusive. Price includes flights from Manchester on December...
News /Make Some Capital Gains
THIS is how you can save money on days out in London with the kids this half term. National Rail's Family and Friends Railcard offers discounts on rail fares - but did you know it also gives cut-price entry to some of the capital's most popular tourist...
News /More City Breaks on Offer for Winter 19/20
Jet2.com and Jet2City Breaks have launched their biggest ever programme of winter city breaks for next year.The expanded programme means Jet2 has more than 220,000 seats on sale from Manchester Airport to seven city break destinations across Europe next...
News /the World's Longest Flight
SINGAPORE Airlines has launched the world's longest commercial flight.The non-stop service between Singapore and New York takes a mammoth 18 hours and 45 minutes.Using the new Airbus A350-900ULR, flights are initially departing three times a week. They...
News /Virgin Atlantic to Launch the First Pride Flight
VIRGIN is set to add a healthy dose of flamboyance to its trademark flair with the launch of the UK's first ever 'Pride Flight' The one-off flight will be hosted by Tituss Burgess - Broadway musical actor and star of the hit Netflix show Unbreakable...
Neymar Defends Blues Forward as He Ends Goal Drought
NEYMAR has leapt to the defence of Gabriel Jesus after the Manchester City forward ended his international goal drought on Friday night.Jesus scored his first goal for Brazil since June as his country secured a 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.It...
'Players Need to Concentrate' Says Hill as Dale Beaten
ROCHDALE manager Keith Hill says lack of concentration cost his side in the 3-2 defeat to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.Dale made it five League One games without a win after goals from Ali Crawford, Andy Butler and Jermaine Anderson sealed victory for...
Pledge to End Misery of Homelessness
MANCHESTER'S commitment to ending homelessness has taken another step forward, with a pledge to make homelessness as rare as possible, as brief as possible and where possible a one-off experience.These are the key tenets of Manchester's Homelessness...
Plumber's Sick Images Found by Meter Man
A SMART meter installer was left horrified after he discovered a customer had four framed indecent pictures of naked children on his wall.the barrister Gilbert, police process end thing He had gone upstairs in Phillip Gilbert's home to the toilet and...
Reaching across the World to Discover Fresh Talent
FROM Colombia and Uruguay to Japan and Scandinavia, few clubs can rival the size of United's scouting network - but it is going to take time for that to pay off.United's scouting set-up has been overhauled in the past five years and that will culminate...
Ready for Some Carol-Oke?
BAR Hutte will be making a welcome return to Spinningfields this winter, bringing the snug apres-ski vibes to the city.Most importantly though, they will also be bringing back the 'caroloke' huttes, where you can rent your own cosy shed with a built-in...
Red-Tape Agony for Parents of Still-Born Baby
A COUPLE who endured a still-born birth have been caught-up in a redtape wrangle where they have been threatened with prosecution.Mohammad Ali and his wife had been expecting a boy when the 20-week scan identified the heart wasn't fully-formed.The couple,...
Sane's Inexperience Blamed for Missed Chances
LEROY Sane showed his inexperience in Germany's humbling by the Netherlands on Saturday.That's the view of his national team manager Joachim Loew, who watched his World Cup flops lose 3-0 in Amsterdam.Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay and Gini Wijnaldum...
Star Trio Helping Keep Blues Ahead of the Rest
IT has been a promising start to the campaign for Pep Guardiola's City, who return to the Premier League after the international break top of the table.But who have been the stars of the show for the champions? Here, our M.E.N. experts give their views...
The People Who Have Died but Estates Lay Unclaimed
SIX people who died in Greater Manchester this year have left unclaimed estates.Three of the six are also known to have been born in the region.When someone dies with no known will or family, their estate - including money, buildings, or personal possessions...
Thieving Care Home Boss Told to Pay Back £18K or Face More Jail
A FORMER care home manager who stole the bank card of a 'vulnerable' girl to buy cocaine faces an extra year in jail if she does not repay £18,000.Rachel Quinn, 34, of Wythenshawe, was jailed for 16 months in June after admitting theft.Now a judge has...
'Trust in Media' Tops Agenda at Major Summit
MANCHESTER'S top police officer is to join the debate at a major conference in the city next month over whether the media has lost the trust of the public.Ian Hopkins, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, will take to the stage with some of...
Warriors Send Chief out in a Grand Style
WIGAN kept their promise to send coach Shaun Wane out on a high as they ground out a fifth Super League title with a 12-4 victory over Warrington in an error-strewn but compelling Grand Final.Winger Dom Manfredi, only recently back from more than two...
You've Found My Shotgun? I'm Not A**ed
A CAREER criminal has been jailed after telling police he was 'not a**ed' about a sawn-off shotgun found in his kitchen cupboard.Officers followed Reece Rogers, 28, as he was driving in Wythenshawe in a Kia Sportage, concerned he wasn't wearing seatbelt...
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