Manchester Evening News

Articles from October 31, 2018

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New hunt for Suzy POLICE investigating the 32-year mystery of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh's murder are preparing to excavate the garden of a home previously owned by the prime suspect's mother.Miss Lamplugh was declared dead after going missing aged 25...
9 Tips to Slash Sugar Intake
SUGAR has become public enemy number one in recent years, as the alarming amounts of the sweet stuff we unwittingly consume has come to light.From yoghurts and breakfast cereals, to sauces and breads, sugar can be particularly difficult to cut from your...
Benefit Cheat Magistrate Locked Up for £26K Fraud
A MAGISTRATE cheated the benefits system by pretending she could barely walk - despite being seen dancing at her own wedding and walking around the Trafford Centre, a court heard.Single mum Sandra Howell, who sentenced people to prison in her role as...
Biker Left for Dead after Crash
ABIKER was left unconscious in the middle of the road following a hit-and-run.Michael Tait was driving home from work when a car pulled up in front of him on Bowness Road in Middleton on Monday, October 22, at around 4.40pm.The 29-year-old did not have...
Boy Aged 3 'Ripped from Mum's Hands' by Stolen Van
A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy was 'ripped from his mum's hands' and flung across a pub car park after being hit by a stolen van.Leo Durrington's devastated family remained at his bedside as he fights for life at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.Senior...
Brewer Hoping to Bag Beer Success
A BEER lover has launched a homebrew kit aimed at encouraging more women to join the DIY scene.Steve Fisher has created The Kitbag Brewery, 'the world's first' brewery in a bag. The kitbag contains all the equipment, ingredients and instructions amateur...
Cardiff Boss Warnock Believes City Will Edge Title Race
CITY are better placed to win the Premier League title over rivals Liverpool, according to Cardiff manager Neil Warnock.Warnock has seen his Cardiff side fall to heavy defeats against both City and Liverpool this season, and believes it is Pep Guardiola's...
Chelsea Pay Price for Ugly Scenes at Bridge after Draw
CHELSEA coach Marco Ianni has been fined £6,000 by the Football Association after admitting to an improper conduct charge for his over-exuberant celebrations against United.Maurizio Sarri's second assistant coach sparked a touchline fracas after celebrating...
Child-Killing Firebomber in High-Security Jail Fight
A JAILED murderer who helped to slaughter four children in a firebomb attack has been disciplined after getting involved in a brawl behind bars. David Worrall, 26, was in a fight with another inmate at the high-security HMP Frankland in Durham where...
CITY Blues Show Silk and Steel with Spurs Win
TRIPS to Tottenham tend to be a good barometer of exactly where City stand in the scheme of Premier League things.The last three times they have won the title, they have gone to White Hart Lane - or latterly Wembley - and produced emphatic victories.In...
City Boss: 'No Need to Ask Mahrez If He Wanted to Play'
RIYAD Mahrez knew exactly how to mark his City goal against Tottenham when it came.As the club record signing explained in a touching interview after the game, it has been a difficult few days for a man that has such a strong connection with the Leicester...
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...
Courteeners Back in the Fray with New Huge Gig
THE lead singer of Manchester's Courteeners has told of his pride at headlining a sold-out city concert which took place just a week after the Manchester Arena terrorist attack.Liam Fray said the group were 'stunned' at the support from Manchester fans...
Dale's Hard Work Pays off as Boss Full of Praise for 'Honesty'
WORK rate and honesty have been the cornerstones of Keith Hill's success at Rochdale AFC - and they were back in abundance at the weekend.Dale earned only their second home win of the League One campaign when they beat Charlton 1-0 thanks to Ian Henderson's...
Deaths
BAKER (FLORENCE AGNES) (NEE OLDHAM) - On October 18th 2018 peacefully in hospital aged 96 Years. Beloved wife of the late Harry Baker, Florence was a much loved Auntie who will be very sadly missed by all her family & friends. Requiem Mass at Our...
Ella's the Pride of Britain
INSPIRATIONAL schoolgirl Ella Chadwick has been handed a Pride of Britain award after raising thousands of pounds for the hospital that saved her life.The 11-year-old, from Rochdale, was told the news by United and England legend David Beckham.But she...
England's Attack Toil in Colombo
ENGLAND found themselves in the unusual position of crossing their fingers for more subcontinental spin after their bowling attack struggled to make inroads on the first day of Test preparations in Sri Lanka.With a week to go before the first Test the...
Five More Arrests over Gunning Down of 'Tank'
FIVE men have been arrested in connection with a murder during a series of dawn raids.Police executed 10 warrants in the early hours of yesterday in Ashton-under-Lyne, Droylsden, Stalybridge, Audenshaw, Beswick, Oldham, Newton Heath and Prestwich in...
Health Notes
TEETH AN INDICATOR OF NEGLECT CHILDREN with severe dental decay should be referred to local safeguarding teams as it may be an indicator of wider neglect, dentistry experts have said.Researchers at London's King's College Hospital said two out of five...
I'd Love to Play for Pep's Team
CITY legend Georgi Kinkladze says he would love to play in the current team under boss Pep Guardiola.The Georgian playmaker is a cult hero among Blues supporters for his exploits in a struggling team in the mid-to-late 1990s.He lit up an otherwise wretched...
I'll Carry on until I've Lost My Cricket Buzz
JIMMY Anderson says he will carry on playing cricket until he loses 'the buzz' for the game.And the Lancashire star has told the England selectors he doesn't want to be rested from another Test series until he retires.At the age of 36, there is a train...
Insider at Madrid Claims President Wants Mour Back
REAL Madrid president Florentino Perez would prefer Jose Mourinho over any other manager to replace Julen Lopetegui, according to a source close to the club.The La Liga giants announced the sacking of Lopetegui after a poor start to the season for the...
Is Signing Up to a Warehouse Club Worth It?
IN ASSOCIATION WITH QI COULD do with cutting my shopping bills - the daily stuff like food and cleaning materials.I sometimes buy things at lower cost supermarkets such as Aldi and Lidl, and I am generally happy with these when I go there, although not...
Ivy Promises Supersized Venue for Spinningfields
THE Ivy has confirmed the opening date for its Manchester restaurant, which will feature four floors of dining including a new Asian restaurant and bar and a roof garden. The new Spinningfields site will be the largest restaurant to open in the UK this...
Jose Expects Reds to Him in Market BACK
JOSE Mourinho expects the United board to reinforce the central defence in the January transfer window after their failure to clinch a defensive signing in the summer.Sources have told the M.E.N. Mourinho has continued to discuss the centre-back issue...
Keith with Student Jailed for One Punch That Killed
A STUDENT has been jailed for killing a grandfather with a single punch outside a takeaway.Jafar Ali, an aspiring football manager who had never been in trouble with the law, aimed a swinging right hand at Keith Maden, who a judge ruled had been 'at...
Laporte Breaks Premier League Unbeaten Run Record
CITY'S 1-0 win at Tottenham will not be remembered for its quality of football, but may prove crucial in the Premier League title race.But as well as the significance the victory could have for the team, it also marked a record-breaking achievement for...
Lowry's Race Meeting Tipped to Go for £2.5M
A PAINTING of a race meeting by L S Lowry is expected to sell for £2.5m.The work will go under the hammer at Christie's auction house in London. But closer to home five pencil drawings, two watercolours, and an oil painting by the artist will go on sale...
Missing Girl's Mum Warns of Sex Gangs
THE mother of a missing schoolgirl feared murdered by grooming gangs has told how she will 'never stop fighting' for the truth.Charlene Downes went missing 15 years ago this week - aged 14.Her parents, Karen and Bob, were forced to endure courtroom claims...
Mum Drove While Four Times Limit after Downing Vodka
AN ex-policeman's daughter has been banned from driving for three years after being caught moving her car while drunk on vodka and lemonades.Danielle Grimshaw, 29, was almost four times the alcohol limit when police discovered her sat at the wheel of...
Nev Running out of Patience with Tony
Martial celebrates his stunning goal against Everton ANTHONY Martial needs to be more physical and make more runs if he is going to reach the level of Eden Hazard and Sadio Mane, according to Gary Neville.The Frenchman impressed in United's win against...
News the Spooky Hall Where 'You're Never on Your Own'
IT'S the time of year when ghosts and ghouls come out - and this spooky medieval manor house has more than its fair share of those.Ordsall Hall is one of Salford's most famous landmarks, dating back 750 years, and was the home of local nobility who controlled...
New Zealand 'Has Real Connection with Royal Family'
The Duchess of Sussex receives flowers in a boot during a walkabout in Auckland NEW ZEALAND has developed a "real connection" with the royal family and the question of becoming a republic "doesn't sit at the fore" for Kiwis, the country's prime minister...
No Word of a Lie, a Virtual Border Force Could Soon Keep Us Safe
IF you're like me, the phrase lie detector conjures up images of love rats being caught out by a polygraph on Jeremy Kyle.But it could soon mean something else entirely - a way to catch dangerous criminals who try to enter countries illegally.Scientists...
Only Trains Travel with No Crowd Control
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukIT was our misfortune on Wednesday, October 23, to have booked seats weeks ago on the 9.56 Virgin train from Macclesfield...
Passengers 'Had to Wait 4 Hours' for Airport Bags
HOLIDAYMAKERS claim they had to wait up to FOUR HOURS to collect their bags at Manchester Airport.Passengers on board a TUI flight from Fuerterventura complained of long queues and little information.Some claim they were told there was 'no staff' manning...
'Peggy Holds the Key to a Gallagher Reunion.'
THE MAN WHO INTRODUCED THE MEMBERS OF OASIS TO EACH OTHER SAYS IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO REUNITE Peggy their music of be them. "I lastTHE man who introduced the band Oasis is calling for the band to get back together - and he believes Liam and Noel's mum...
Plank Thug Attacks Pensioner, 72
TERRIFYING CCTV footage shows the moment a hooded thug smashed an elderly man over the head with a plank of wood in a newsagents.The victim, 72, was walking down Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, when the yob approached him on an off-road bike and threatened...
Pogba May Change His Penalty Run-Up Technique
PAUL Pogba has made fun of his penalty technique after he was heavily criticised following United's weekend 2-1 win against Everton.The World Cup winner took 26 steps before finally taking the spot kick which was saved by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.Pogba...
PR Firm Expands Network of Consultants to New Markets
MANCHESTER PR agency Chapman Poole is expanding into new markets.The firm, which is run by a husband and wife duo, is expanding its network of consultants into Spain, France, Germans and America, in response to client demand.Having taken on several new...
Pub Where Whisky and Gin Aren't the Only Spirits
A PUB has been named one of the most haunted in the UK.Ye Olde Man and Scythe, in Churchgate, Bolton, is said to be haunted by at least 25 spirits while eerie CCTV footage recorded in the pub appears to show a shadowy figure behind the bar.It has been...
Region's Long-Term Homes Plan Faces Yet More Delays
GREATER Manchester's long-term vision for new homes and businesses could be delayed yet again, after the government issued its latest guidance on how many houses the region needs.The conurbation's spatial framework had already been put back four times...
Rule Breakers Could Be Putting Their Insurance at Risk
MORE than half of Brits have committed offences that void their car or home insurance, according to new data from leading price comparison website MONEYSUPERMARKET, despite knowing it could leave them unprotected in the event of an incident or burglary.From...
Shakers Not Nasty Enough Says Keeper Murphy after Port Vale Loss
BURY goalkeeper Joe Murphy has asked for his defence to start being 'nastier' with each other during matches following his side's 1-0 defeat to Port Vale on Saturday.The Shakers were in control for much of the game at Vale Park registering 22 shots in...
Sir Alex Leads Tributes as M.E.N. Writer Dies at 88
SIR Alex Ferguson led the tributes to legendary former Manchester Evening News football writer David Meek, who has died aged 88.David had a long and distinguished career, spending 37 years as the M.E.N.'s chief United reporter, having taken over the...
Sparkling Savings
YOU DON'T NEED TO BURN A HOLE IN YOUR POCKET TO CELEBRATE BONFIRE NIGHT IN STYLE WITH THESE DISCOUNTSFOR HER FOR KIDS FOR HIMCAPTION: Pastel ribbed gloves, Peacocks WERE £7, NOW £5.60, SAVE £1.40; Regatta cream 'Frosty' knit hat, Debenhams WAS £25, NOW...
Sporting Stars of City Are Honoured
Paul Colton, People's Champion, with former World No.1 Squash Player Lee Beachill and Chris Ostick of the M.E.N.John Smith, Coach of the Year, presented by England Netball Coach Tracey Neville and Nathan Jack, from Wythenshawe Community Housing Group...
Stones Says Players Were Distracted by Gridiron Lines at Wembley
ON a difficult night for both teams at a dishevelled Wembley, four of the 20 outfield players for City and Tottenham found the game more chastening than the rest.Kieran Trippier's error enabled Raheem Sterling to nip in and set up the only goal of the...
'Stupid' Burglars Blasted Dad with Shotgun in Raid
THREE 'stupid' thugs who plotted to burgle a family home have been jailed for a total of more than 35 years after a father-of-two was blasted in the stomach with a sawn-off shotgun.Dominic Burke, 21, who played a 'leading role' in the conspiracy and...
There Is a Strong Presence Up There
THE M.E.N. spent the night at Ordsall Hall with an organised ghost-hunting group, Haunted Happenings.We filmed on Facebook Live as a vigil in the attic space of the building took place.Six experienced ghost hunters and the leader of the group, Niki Hart-Holden,...
This Week
1996 November 1: United manager Sir Alex Ferguson reopens the temporary Marks and Spencer store in Manchester four months after Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb blast in the city.Sir Alex is holding baby Sam Hughes who was lucky to escape the explosion...
Twenty Years of Tumultuous Change
In the second of our features marking the 150th anniversary of the M.E.N., Nostalgia looks back at scenes of Manchester life from 1930 to 1950ORLD-SHAPING events rubbed shoulders with people's daily routines as Manchester lived through the tumultuous...
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