Manchester Evening News

Articles from October 30, 2018

£124K under a Bed Trapped Drugs Gang
A FORMER professional rugby league player whose career was cut short by injury has been jailed after he headed up a huge cocaine conspiracy.Robert Foxen, 30, is one of 13 people who have been sentenced to a total of 77 years for their part in the 'carefully...
5 Minute Briefing
A Loggerhead turtle trapped in a plastic net Wildlife under threat GLOBAL wildlife populations have fallen by 60% since 1970 as humans overuse natural resources and pollute the planet, a report has warned.WWF has called for an ambitious "global deal"...
Another Top Eatery Closes in City Centre
FINE dining restaurant The Rabbit, formerly known as The Rabbit In The Moon, has announced it will close next month.The restaurant, which occupies the top two floors of the Urbis building at Cathedral Gardens, will serve its last meal on November 17.The...
A Rare Chance to Buy a Villa on One of Cheshire's Most Exclusive Roads - for £3M
GENERALLY regarded as Knutsford's premier residential address, homes on Legh Road rarely come onto the market. But there are currently two properties on this amazing avenue for sale and their buyers could be excused for thinking they were buying holiday...
Blues Pitch Perfect at Off-Colour Wembley
THE VERDICT: SPURS 0 CITY 1 CITY'S TECHNICIANS SMOOTH OVER ROUGH EDGES IN FIRST HALF BUT HAVE TO DIG DEEP FOR VICTORYWHEN the Premier League markets itself as the best in the world, Pep Guardiola's City and Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs are undoubtedly...
Buttler to Step in for Bairstow
LANCASHIRE'S Jos Buttler is being primed to keep wicket in England's first Test against Sri Lanka, with Jonny Bairstow's fitness being monitored day by day.Bairstow suffered ligament damage in his right ankle while playing football during the one-day...
Call for Refunds after Fire Drama at Alt-J Gig
MUSIC fans are calling for refunds after claiming Bridgewater Hall staff told them a gig was cancelled following a fire.Indie band Alt-J were forced to delay their set on Sunday night by about an hour after a small fire broke out at the Lower Mosley...
Cashcall to Save Park's Crumbling Colonnade
THE towering Grecian-style columns were once the face of democracy in Manchester - an imposing facade welcoming visitors to the city's old town hall.Now the crumbling structure stands sealed off in Heaton Park - and it has been for more than four years.But...
Child Vandals Given a Hi-Vis Punishment
FOUR children caught vandalising a block of flats in Manchester were ordered to wear hi-vis vests and spend two hours litter picking around their local community.The youngsters - aged between seven and 14 - are said to have caused more than £1,000 of...
Corrections and Complaints
A previous article suggested that Manchester University's Students' Union had 'banned' clapping. Since publication, the Union has issued a statement to confirm that the resolution was to encourage BSL clapping but was not intended to be interpreted as...
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...
EY Set Their Sights on Growth with Staff Shuffle
PROFESSIONAL services firm EY has set it sights on growth after an increase in staff.The north west arm of the business grew 4 per cent with a string of strategic senior hires, promotions and relocations.It takes the number of employees at the regional...
Final Chapter of Tragic Life
IN beautiful autumn sunshine the final chapter in Pauline Reade's tragic story was completed.Specialist workmen had gently exhumed three bodies from her family's plot at Gorton Cemetery, screened off by two black tents.When they reached the remains of...
Find Your Home's Real Value
Most of us have no idea there can be a vast difference between the value of our homes and the cost to rebuild them if disaster strikesHow much is your home worth? That's easy - a local estate agent's window or going online should give you a fairly good...
Fred Proves He's Got What It Takes to Be an Ideal Red
WHEN the team-sheet dropped into the Old Trafford press box on Sunday afternoon, all eyes were on the forward line named by Jose Mourinho.Romelu Lukaku was the man dropped from the starting XI against Everton, however, it was the man who replaced him...
Gambler Gets Life for Brutal Killing of Wife
A GRANDMOTHER was stabbed to death by her gambling addict husband who felt 'belittled' after she refused to let him be named on the deeds to their new home, a court heard.David Pawluk, 59, met Margaret Howlett, 63, through her job as manager of a bookmakers....
I Had No Job but Refused to Claim Benefits
JORDANNA hated the idea of claiming benefits so much that she refused to do it.Pride and confusion about her future prevented her from signing on - but she had no job and had been forced to drop out of college after falling ill.So with no job and no...
I'm Sorry, Death-Crash Driver Tells Family as She Is Fined £500
A HIT-AND-RUN driver who killed a 77-year-old man while she was having a 'hands-free' phone conversation with her boyfriend at the wheel of her car wept as she was fined £500.Anna Edwards, 25, was speaking legally through a car headset to her partner...
I Saw Pauline in the Street Just before Hindley Lured Her into Her Car
moors murder victim's best friend tells of moment she vanished as family lay her to rest for a second timeTHE best friend of Moors Murder victim Pauline Reade has relived the moment the teenager was lured into Myra Hindley's car.Pat Garvey spoke on the...
'I Want Clean Sheets and a Killer Instinct'
JOSE Mourinho admits he is still unsatisfied with facets of United's defending and attacking despite securing the vital Premier League win over Everton.Goals from Frenchmen Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial either side of half-time clinched a 2-1 victory...
Lions Retain Two and Add Prop Halton as They Shape Their Squad
SWINTON have continued to form their squad for 2019 with the retention of Paddy Jones and Chris Worrall, plus the addition of former Leigh Centurions prop Frankie Halton.Second-rower Jones came through the academy system at dual-registration partners...
Love Island Lads Together Again
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...
Love Island's Dom[.]
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...
Mahrez Tribute to Foxes Owner
RIYAD Mahrez dedicated his matchwinning goal for City against Tottenham to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who tragically died in Saturday's helicopter disaster.Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people to lose their lives in the tragedy,...
Man Fights for Life after House Blaze
A MAN is in a critical condition in hospital following a fire at a house.Emergency services were called to Kirklee Road in Castleton, Rochdale, just before 8am yesterday.Police say a second man, who is in his 20s, managed to escape the flames by jumping...
Man Needed 40 Staples after Attack
A DAD needed 40 staples in his head after he was attacked.The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, also suffered a broken cheekbone and cuts after he was stabbed with a blade from behind on Bolton Street in Bury town centre.He was out celebrating...
New Leisure Centres Continue to Be in the Running across Trafford
TRAFFORD council's leisure strategy that includes sports centres earmarked for Altrincham and Stretford has been tabled.However, the document states that further 'feasibility studies' are needed before plans to replace Sale's sports hall can progress.The...
No Plans for Evra United Return
ED Woodward and Patrice Evra have just been 'catching up' at United games and there are no plans for the Frenchman to make a sensational return to Old Trafford.Evra lives in London and has been spotted sitting alongside Woodward in the directors' box...
Pool Tragedy Boy's Grandad Calls for Pre-School Swimming Lessons
THE grandad of a little boy who drowned on holiday is calling for swimming lessons to be free and a priority for pre-schoolers.Tributes flooded in for 'little angel' Presley Stockton, four, after he died in a hotel swimming pool while on holiday in Los...
Posters to Show Those Hit by Homelessness
HUGE portraits of former rough sleepers and homeless people will take pride of place at Manchester's biggest train station.The Inspirational Voices exhibition aims to challenge misconceptions of homelessness by capturing each person's individual achievements...
Question Time
As a survey reveals many buyers wish they'd known more about their property, TV's Phil Spencer shares his expert tips. By ABI JACKSONBuying a property can be a very lengthy process with lots of back and forth - but many buyers still end up wishing they'd...
Refugee Children Still Need Our Help
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukTHIS November marks 80 years since Britain demonstrated its great humanitarian spirit by helping 10,000 child refugees...
River-Rescue PC Is Named British Hero
A BRAVE police officer who was branded 'The Hoff' after diving into a freezing river to rescue a man has been named a British hero.Pc Mohammed Nadeem, 32, leapt into the icy and fast-flowing waters of the River Irwell after a man he was trying to help...
School Cash Spent on Bosses' Stay at £270-a-Night Hotel
PRIMARY school funds were used to pay for leaders of an academy trust to stay in a London hotel where rooms cost more than £270 per night.The hotel spending was among a list of 'significant failings and weaknesses' exposed in an official review of finances...
Sharks Draft in Springbok Rob
SALE Sharks have drafted in South African fly-half Robert du Preez on a three-month contract to cover for the injured AJ MacGinty.The Springbok Test international, who plays for the Sharks in his homeland, is set to arrive later this week to link up...
Social Media Wags Have Field Day over NFL Gridiron at Wembley
FANS laid into the state of the Wembley playing surface as City took on Spurs at Wembley a day after the venue hosted an NFL match.The game kicked off just 30 hours after the stadium hosted the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles.Spectators...
Stones: We Adapted Our Game to Surface
JOHN Stones says City's players had to take matters into their own hands when playing on the damaged Wembley pitch against Tottenham last night.Pep Guardiola's side ran out 1-0 winners at the National Stadium on a surface the City boss said was not fit...
Supporters' Trust Call for Sky to Pay Compensation
MANCHESTER United Supporters' Trust (MUST) are continuing to fight for compensation for fans left out of pocket by the Everton fixture change.The game was originally due to be played on Saturday October 27, however, it was pushed back to Sunday after...
Tech Giants Face New £400M Tax
TECH giants will face a new tax under plans set out by Philip Hammond in his Budget - but it will raise just £400 million a year.The Chancellor used his Budget to declare that "austerity is finally coming to an end" as he loosened the purse strings with...
Tony Can Be One of League's Best, Insists Nemanja
ANTHONY Martial can become one of the best players in the Premier League with 'more confidence' - and Jose Mourinho has been driving home that point, according to Nemanja Matic.The Frenchman has scored four goals in his last three league starts and put...
United Set to Confirm Signing of Goalkeeper Woolston
UNITED are set to announce the signing of former Newcastle goalkeeper Paul Woolston next week.The M.E.N. reported in September the Reds had taken the 20-year-old on trial after it emerged the club was attempting to sign a new goalie to provide competition...
Winter Is Coming It's Time to Get Your Garden Ready ... before the Weather Gets Too Cold
The transition from late summer into autumn had been very gentle - until recently at least - thanks to the unusually warm weather this year. After six months of balmy weather, we could have been lulled into a false sense of security and imagine that...
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