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Articles from November 6, 2018

150 Fare-Dodgers a Day Fined in Crackdown on the Trams
TICKET inspectors fined an average of almost 150 people a day on the tram in just one month during a major crackdown on fare-dodgers.Metrolink issued 4,510 fines (standard fares) across the network in August, 114 per cent more than over the same period...
£40K Car Stolen from Disabled Family at Airport
A DISABLED family have been left with no transport after thieves stole a specially adapted vehicle from a Manchester Airport meet and greet car park.Karen Cotton, who suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare inherited condition that affects connective...
5 Minute Briefing
Food bank use rising PROBLEMS with Universal Credit are driving an increase in the number of emergency supplies handed out at food banks, new figures reveal.The Trussell Trust said its network provided 658,048 supplies between April and September, a...
7 Simple - but Essential - Exercises for the Elderly
THINK GETTING OLDER SHOULD MEAN PUTTING YOUR FEET UP? LISA SALMON FINDS OUT WHY KEEPING ACTIVE IS ACTUALLY VITAL FOR SUPPORTING HEALTH IN OLDER AGEAS WE grow older, niggling aches and pains can be seen as a sign it's time to slow down and take things...
A Hero of Heroes
Don't miss The Pride Of Britain Awards, Tonight, ITV, 8pm From the last surviving Dambuster to fearless little Ella Chadwick, starry awards night was a celebration of selfless, courageous individualsIT was a breathtaking moment that stunned an audience...
Blues Proving They're in This TOGETHER
SIX goals, five different scorers... again. City have developed the perfect team ethic under Pep Guardiola and the socialist camaraderie of what they do even extends as far as sharing out the goals as equally as possible. And it works.Already this season...
Body Found in Marshland Feared to Be Missing Man
POLICE believe that a man found dead in marshland is missing man John Peter Heyes.Shortly after 3.15pm on Sunday, police received a report that a body had been found in marshland in Marsh Green, Wigan.Emergency services attended, but the man was sadly...
Children's Homes Hit by Arson, Fights and Drug Abuse
SERIOUS attacks on staff, fights, drug and alcohol abuse and arsons were just some of the incidents raised by inspectors at Greater Manchester's worst-performing children's homes.Data from Ofsted shows that several districts had around one in four of...
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...
Corrie Stars Gather for Charity
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...
Council's Arts Centre Bill Doubles to £40M
MANCHESTER'S flagship new arts centre is to cost the council £19m more than expected - almost DOUBLING the town hall's budget for the project.The Factory, which is to be built on the old Granada Studios site off Quay Street, is running two years behind...
Danns Hails Team-Mates as Shakers Batter Macc
BURY captain Neil Danns has said that his side showed great character during their impressive 4-1 victory away at Macclesfield on Saturday.Danns registered his first goals of the season in the match - slotting in a rebound for the opener after 14 minutes,...
Deaths
GORDON (BARBARA) - On 26th October 2018, peacefully in hospital aged 88 years, dearly beloved wife of the late Robin. Much loved mother of David, Debbie, Jenny and Julia, loving Granny to Ted, Mark, Adam and Josh and Great Granny to Evelyn, Annabelle,...
Fake-Poppy Producers Should Feel Full Weight of the Law
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukTHE despicable people responsible for making and marketing fake poppies should be prosecuted to the full extent of the...
Fresh Move for James Briggs CEO
A MANUFACTURER which produces 50 million aerosols a year has appointed a new CEO.Paul Blackaby has been promoted to the top role at Oldham's James Briggs, a producer of speciality industrial and consumer chemicals.The 52-year-old was chief financial...
Girl, 14, among Three Killed in Car Crash Horror
POLICE have confirmed three people died in a crash involving a car and minibus in Alderley Edge over the weekend.A 14-year-old girl and 47-year-old man, believed to be from Manchester, died at the scene of the crash which took place on the A34 Melrose...
Hero Firefighter Saved Man Who Fell off Bridge
AN OFF-DUTY firefighter has been hailed a hero after he helped to save a man who fell from a motorway bridge above the M60.Karl Grindrod, watch commander at Withington fire station, was driving home to Bacup, in Lancashire, one morning after finishing...
Improve Your Life by Being Thankful for What You Have
THIS week I met a woman who had recently undergone treatment for cancer. One of the side effects of her treatment was that she had lost all sense of pleasure when eating.She no longer craves her favourite foods, her mouth doesn't water in anticipation...
I'm So Happy Perceptions of Beauty Are Gradually Changing
From dealing with nerves on Strictly, to looking good and staying healthy, Katie Piper tells GABRIELLE FAGAN how she keeps her life in balanceAUTHOR, campaigner, presenter and charity founder, Katie Piper can now count Strictly contender among her list...
Is This an End to Nemanja's Auto Matic Selection?
JOSE Mourinho does not do untouchables these days. Well, in theory at least. The only United player who has ever been handed that compliment is Romelu Lukaku and the out-of-form striker was dropped for the first time against Everton last month.It was...
It's Exciting. I've Never Had Anyone Want to Help Before
HOMELESS people are being saved from the streets by the chance to learn a trade.A construction firm working on one of the city's most high-profile developments is offering former rough sleepers jobs, in a project organised by the charity Mancunian Way.Paul...
'I Was Thrown off the Bus When I Had a Panic Attack'
A DISABLED teenager who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder following the Manchester Arena bombing claims she was thrown off a packed late night bus after she threw up in her bag because of her anxiety.Kira Glossop claims the driver 'mistook...
Jose Used Hairdryer on Team at Half-Time
JOSE Mourinho gave his players the infamous Sir Alex Ferguson hairdryer treatment at half-time at the Vitality Stadium.Chris Smalling admitted the first 45 minutes against Bournemouth was probably the 'worst half' of football the team has played all...
Leroy Laughs at Idea He Is Moving to Reds
LEROY Sane has laughed off suggestions that he could move to United.The flying City winger capped off a 6-1 win over Southampton to send the Blues into crucial games against Shakhtar Donetsk - and the Reds - in great shape, two points clear at the top...
Liam Quits as Skipper after Just One Season
LIAM Livingstone has stood down as Lancashire captain after just one season in the role.The 25-year-old says he has put the 'team's interests first' in making the decision after a campaign which saw the Red Rose relegated from Division One of the Specsavers...
MEDICAL Notes
TEENAGERS SEEK MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT ONLINE NEARLY two-thirds (65%) of 16 to 24-year-olds would rather look for online support for a mental health issue or concern than talk to medical professionals, family or friends, a survey has found.Safeguarding...
Meet the Winners
M.E.N. Don't miss The Pride Of Britain Awards, Tonight, ITV, 8pm Each one of our award recipients is an inspiring story of bravery, sacrifice and kindness worthy of celebrationEDWARD MILLS GMB Young Fundraiser The young climber scaled the Old Man of...
Muse Land at Etihad as Part of World Tour
MUSE have announced details of a world tour next year, with a massive show at Manchester's Etihad Stadium.The Simulation Theory tour will be in support of their new album of the same name, which is due for release on November 9. The trio will play at...
Music Venue Could Be a Winner for Football Club
A NEW entertainment arena could be built next to the Etihad stadium, the M.E.N. can reveal.Manchester City and the council are in discussions over a potential midsized new venue - one that could host gigs and other shows - as part of the next stage in...
Our Girl Michelle All Smiles as She Bumps into Micah
FORMER Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan was spotted out with her cute sausage dog while back in Manchester working on the new drama Brassic.Michelle, who was raised in Irlam, carried her pet dachshund after visiting the The Garden organic cafe...
Parris's Double Fires Her to Top Super League Scorer De Bruyne the Only Injury for Boss Ahead of Euro Tie
NIKITA Parris's two-goal brace for City Women against Liverpool at the weekend has sent her into the record books as the top goal scorer in the history of the Women's Super League.And the 24-year-old has still plenty of time to add to her record with...
Petit Blasts 'Shameful' Reds after Cherries First Half
UNITED have been hammered for a 'shameful' first-half performance against Bournemouth by former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit.Chris Smalling described the opening 45 minutes against Eddie Howe's side as the 'worst half of the season' and Jose Mourinho's...
Points to Ponder before Giving a Home to a Relative
It might be a great solution but building an annex is a big decision. LISA SALMON discusses the granny flat boomThanks to rising property prices and expensive care home fees, a growing number of families are opting to live with, or right next to older...
Police Took Four Hours to Turn Up after I Was Attacked by Racists
A HOSPITAL consultant injured by yobs during a vile racist attack has slammed the police for taking 'four hours' to turn up.Wolid Deeb, 34, was attacked by '10 teenagers' while walking on Great Bridgewater Street in the city centre. He said they hurled...
Ronaldo Full of Praise for 'Pitbull' Rooney
CRISTIANO Ronaldo has revealed he would love to play with former United team-mate Wayne Rooney again.The pair played together for five years at Old Trafford where they won three Premier League titles and the Champions League and Ronaldo, who will come...
Scholes Says Herrera Turned It Around
PAUL Scholes identified Ander Herrera as the key to United's win against Bournemouth.The midfielder was a 53rd-minute substitute at the Vitality Stadium and injected life into what had been a lacklustre United showing.Callum Wilson had handed the home...
Sdl Auctions Does the Double in Top Property Industry Awards
SDL Auctions North West, part of SDL Auctions has achieved a double success in a prestigious property industry awards ceremony, winning both the Gold award in the large business category and the Best Overall Supplier award at the EA Masters.The competition...
Serb Speaks about Why He Doesn't Wear the Poppy
NEMANJA Matic has revealed he did not wear a poppy in United's win against Bournemouth because it is a 'reminder of an attack' he felt as a 'frightened 12-year-old boy'.The Serbian received abuse on social media after he was the only player on the field...
Should Men Listen to Their Biological Clock?
Women are often being reminded that their fertility declines after a certain age - but what about men? LIZ CONNOR talks to some expertsWOMEN have long been reminded of the so-called 'ticking time bomb' they face when it comes to fertility. The curse...
Spice Blamed for Increase in Number of 'Probation' Deaths
A GROWING number of ex-prisoners are dying on probation - and campaigners say the street-drug Spice is one of the reasons why.There were 71 deaths of offenders on probation supervised by Cheshire and Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Companies...
Sterling Worked Hard to Earn His Success at City
RAHEEM Sterling has earned a bumper new contract.From not being challenged as much as he should have been in the limp, last days of Manuel Pellegrini's regime, Sterling has had all manner of hurdles placed in his path to success at City under Pep Guardiola.And...
Table Service
Whether you host dinner parties, family lunches or meals for one, give your dining table a makeover fit for a Michelin Star eateryhristmas is fast approaching and chances are at some point during the festivities, your dining table is going to take centre...
There Is Danger in the Dark
Many people get miserable when the clocks go back. But for one group, the hour change is bonanza time. Britain's burglars love darker evenings - it can mean getting into your property, stealing your valuables and disappearing before you get home.According...
'Why Is He Not Here?' Judge Asks as Ant Misses Court Date
TELEVISION presenter Ant McPartlin has been told off by a High Court judge after failing to attend a preliminary hearing of a divorce court fight over money with his estranged wife, Lisa Armstrong.Ms Armstrong attended the hearing in the Family Division...
World's Best Mums
The Chinese have a saying - "if you would be happy for a lifetime, grow chrysanthemums". They'll certainly make you happy in November by bringing cheer and colour to otherwise flowerless plots.It's perhaps for this reason that garden 'mums' are making...
Zlatan Speaks of His Pride at Being at United Player
ZLATAN Ibrahimovic is 'super proud and super happy' to have played for United.The 37-year-old revealed he will be attached to the Reds 'forever' after a spell at Old Trafford that saw him score 29 goals in 53 appearances.And never short of confidence...
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