Manchester Evening News

Articles from December 3, 2018

A Food Fan's Tour of the Emerald Isle
tr avel report IRELAND WHAT'S the first thing that comes mind when you hear the word Ireland? Leprechauns? Guinness? Jamesons? Quite often this would be the case.Ireland is extremely well-known across the globe for its mythological creatures and liquid...
Alexander Hails City's 20-Game Winning Run
SALFORD City boss Graham Alexander hailed his team's performance after they extended their unbeaten run in the National League to 20 games.The Ammies comfortably dispatched Havant and Waterlooville 3-0 at Moor Lane as they chase table-toppers Leyton...
Arsenal Clash Now a 'Cup Final' for United
AFTER the 2-2 draw with Southampton, United manager Jose Mourinho admitted his side needed to be more like "mad dogs", but conceded that a draw was a fair result.He said: "I think the result is quite fair in spite of the fact we were more dominant in...
Blues Find a Different Way - with Same Result
HAVING left most Etihad visitors spellbound this season City showcased their more resilient streak in beating Bournemouth.These games are the muck and nettles of the Premier League season. City won't always dazzle, they simply can't given the workload...
Bury Also Crash out to Single Goal
BURY manager Ryan Lowe says he is immensely proud of his Bury side after falling to a one-nil defeat to League One Luton Town in the second round of the FA Cup at Gigg Lane yesterday.There were chances aplenty for both sides in the first half, firstly...
County Are Stung by FA Cup Exit
STOCKPORT County crashed out of the FA Cup after second round defeat to Barnet.Over 1,500 County fans travelled down to the Hive Stadium with the hope that the Hatters could continue their FA Cup dream.However, the Bees spoilt the party early on as Dan...
Dishoom Draws the Crowds with Half-Price Offer
DINERS can't get enough of new Manchester restaurant Dishoom. The London-based Irani-Indian restaurant group opened a branch inside the grade II listed Manchester Hall last week - and customers have been queuing down Bridge Street to get in.Lured by...
Doctors and Nurses Quizzed over Fergie's Medical Records
SEVERAL staff at Salford Royal are reportedly being quizzed for illegally accessing Sir Alex Ferguson's medical records as he lay fighting for life in hospital.Health chiefs confirmed an investigation was under way into the allegations.We have According...
Don't Be Afraid of the Homeless ...Give Them Help
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukI HAVE heard people in Manchester city centre saying they feel threatened by the large numbers of homeless people.It is...
Fury DID Win It Says Ex-Champ Lennox
FORMER world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis led the condemnation of the judges who denied Tyson Fury a fairy tale win over Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles.Despite climbing off the canvas twice - the second knockdown in the final round appeared to momentarily...
FURY: 'I Believe I Won Fight'
TYSON Fury wants a rematch with Deontay Wilder after a controversial draw denied him the chance to become world champion again.It looked like Wythenshaweborn Fury had done enough to win the fight after 12 rounds of their contest at the Staples Center...
Get Festive the Old Fashioned Way
tr avel report LONDON FOR many people, a trip to London at Christmas means an exhausting visit to garish consumer-fest Winter Wonderland, or queuing for hours to stock up on presents at one of the numerous shopping malls.It rarely means taking a step...
Gove: Brexit Deal Will Win MPs' Vote
MICHAEL GOVE has insisted the Government can win the crucial Commons vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal, despite scores of Tory MPs threatening to vote against it.As MPs prepare to begin five days of debate ahead of the vote on December 11, the Environment...
Guardiola's Warning on Standards
CITY'S win over Bournemouth has given Pep Guardiola a weapon to make sure standards don't drop in his squad as they seek to defend the Premier League title.The City boss was disappointed with the last 20 minutes of the first half. The Blues were punished...
HS2 Is Vital to Northern Powerhouse
THE North West Business Leadership Team has fully supported, from the outset, the construction of High Speed 2 (HS2), as part of a wider strategy to support the growth of the North West economy.It will create the infrastructure that this and other regions...
Hunt for the Most-Wanted
THESE are Greater Manchester's "most wanted". They were listed on GMP's website as the people the force want to find the most. They include an alleged burglar and a convicted pervert.Police are seeking Michael Labinjo, 28, from Wythenshawe "in connection...
I Kept My HIV Secret for 14 Long Years
ACTOR REVEALS HIS TORMENT AS HE PUTS ON A SPECIAL STAGE SHOW TO MARK WORLD AIDS DAY Nathaniel Hall was 16 when he contacted HIV. After 14 years of 'living a lie' led to a mini-breakdown The Stockport-raised theatre actor, writer, producer and activist,...
I'm Now Sleeping on My Aunty's Sofa Because I Can't Get Universal Credit
HOLIDAY REP WHO'S RETURNED FROM SPAIN IS TOLD HE CAN'T GET BENEFIT UNTIL HE'S BEEN BACK FOR 'A SUITABLE PERIOD'A JOBSEEKER has been told he can't claim Universal Credit because he spent a short stint living in Spain.Matthew Stockall, from Manchester,...
Kick Back in a Tropical Paradise
A Cuban beach PIC: Ilya Yakubovich TROPICAL paradise, Cayo Coco, Cuba, is known for its white sand beaches, turquoise waters and magnificent coral reefs. Cayo Coco, named after the white ibis, known locally as the 'coco bird,' has a relaxed, slow paced...
Late Breaks
HOLIDAYS Islands in the sun magical mauritius ENJOY the sun on this sevennight holiday staying at the 5* Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa. Price from £1,225 includes return flights from London Gatwick Airport on December 5 with seven nights' half board....
Monumental Memories
VERYTHING is bigger in America isn't it? The cars, the roads…. the plate sizes.EBut the Canyon Country of the southwest provides a whole new meaning to the word scale, enough to make even those larger-than-life characters of the US left feeling awestruck.I'm...
Mum's Quick Thinking Saves Little Baby's Life
A MOTHER'S instinct saved the life of bouncing baby Alfie Unsworth.Mum and dad, Lauren Butterworth and Damian Unsworth, initially dismissed his sudden tiredness and high temperatures as a bug.But getting more and more concerned, Lauren decided to ring...
News /Is This the Most Remote Hotel in the World?
SET in one of the most epic locations in the world in east Greenland, you may not be able to pronounce the name of the Ittoqqotoormiit guest house, but you'll certainly want to visit it.If you can handle the three flights and a helicopter ride it takes...
News /Late Deals and Offers
CITY BREAKS FROM MANCHESTER AIRPORT ¦ New York JFK from £299.99 return - New York is the ultimate romantic winter break and Thomas Cook Airlines is offering return flights from just £299.99 for travel from Manchester from January - March. Book between...
News /Late Ski Deals and Offers
CRYSTAL Ski has unveiled a range of new late deals - and it includes Christmas skiing for under £450.The Alps, Finland and Austria all feature, and some of the deals offer a better than half price saving.The deals include flights from Manchester Airport...
News Partners of Mums-to-Be to Get Mental Health Checks
PARTNERS of new and expectant mothers will be offered mental health checks and professional support if they need it as part of a NHS shake-up of perinatal care.It means partners of expectant and new mothers who suffer from existing mental health conditions...
News /the Best Spots for a Stop-Over
AMSTERDAM has been named the best destination for a stopover to break up a long journey.Long-haul flights can be a necessary evil. The triple whammy of jetlag, lack of sleep and hours in a cramped seat can take its toll, and it sometimes takes days to...
Plan Your Route through London
LONDON IS GREAT FOR A WEEKEND BREAK WITH THE KIDS - BUT IT CAN BE DAUNTING WITH LITTLE ONES, SAYS ZOE CHAMBERLAINT'S GREAT to go sightseeing with the kids, exploring all the places you've not visited since you were children yourselves.IBut not too much...
Plea to Parents as Gang of 35 Teens Run Riot
OUT-OF-CONTROL children have been wreaking havoc in a town centre, racially abusing police officers, attacking innocent people, and even trying to climb the Christmas tree.A gang of around 35 teenagers are behind the chaos which has been plaguing Macclesfield...
Power over Pace a Sin at Saints as Points Lost
FOR the eighth time in this Premier League season United conceded first and for the fourth time they refused to concede defeat. Only the comeback was incomplete at Southampton.They could not match the heroics at home (Newcastle and Bournemouth) and abroad...
Revealed, School at Top of Our League Table
THE Manchester Evening News has used a unique combination of data to reveal the top secondary schools in Greater Manchester.The most up-to-date statistics about schools across the region have enabled us to form a full picture about exactly how well they...
Robins Get a Win While FC Drop into Bottom 3
ONLY Altrincham and FC United were in action for the region in the National League North on Saturday.John Parkinson's side took the lead at Brackley Town's St James Park through Simon Richman, who slotted home when Kallum Mantack's effort was cleared...
Running Late: The End of Chaos on the Railways Won't Be Here Soon
RAIL bosses have confirmed that the widespread problems experienced by passengers during the launch of the disastrous May timetable will not be fully rectified until next year.Sold as the "most ambitious in recent railway history", the May timetable...
Sex Assault on Woman in Town Centre Car Park
AN investigation is under way after a woman was sexually assaulted in a car park.The victim, who is in her 20s, had been walking along Wallgate in Wigan, close to the railway station, when she was attacked. Police say she was followed by a man into the...
Sharks Get Their Teeth into Bath for Hard-Fought Draw
IT WAS not the prettiest of occasions but Faf de Klerk insists Sale Sharks have many reasons to smile after securing a share of the spoils with Bath Rugby at the Rec on Sunday.The Sharks climbed back off the foot of the Gallagher Premiership Rugby standings...
Shoppers Overjoyed as Kendals Wins Reprieve
M.E.N. readers have taken to social media to express their joy after the news that Kendals department store is set to be saved.There was dismay when House of Fraser announced it would be closing the 180-year-old store in October following a rent dispute...
Smalling and Bailly Set to Blast Gunners?
JOSE Mourinho said he would not be surprised if Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly were available to play for United against Arsenal.Both travelled down to the south coast but were ruled out of the Southampton game through injury.Bailly picked up a back...
Starter for Den
ADRIAN CAFFREY REINTRODUCES HIS KIDS TO THE JOYS OF OUTDOOR PLAY... WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM BEYOND ESCAPES IN SOUTH DEVONALITTLE piece of south Devon is leading the fight back against the modern day scourge of computer games, phones and Netflix. Self-catering...
Stylish Kym Tells of Joy at Her Gran-Tastic News
THRILLED grandmotherto-be Kym Marsh cut a stylish figure as she officially launched Christmas in Manchester. Kym, who is celebrating the news that her daughter Emilie is expecting a baby, was all smiles as she switched on the Christmas lights at swanky...
Tallinn Tales
THERE IS A LOT MORE TO ESTONIA'S CAPITAL CITY THAN JUST CHEAP BEER AND RAUCOUS STAG PARTIES, SAYS LIZ CONNORVERY so often, you land at a destination that steals your heart and has you rhapsodising about it for months afterwards.EBoarding my morning flight...
The Clue's in the Name!
A LATE-night joint called Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun has opened in the Northern Quarter - and we'll give you three guesses what they serve.The Oldham Street restaurant and bar, known as CBRB for short, offers bowls of ramen, bao buns and a selection of...
Trail of Devastation as Car Crashes into House
A STOLEN car has crashed into house , causing massive damage.Police were called to Elizabeth Street, in Cheetham hill - opposite Manchester Fort Shopping Centre, around 7.20am yesterday morning to find the devastation.No one was injured in the incident.It's...
What We Learned Analysis
¦ THE PERFECT RESPONSE FROM MARCUS RASHFORD A lot has been written about Marcus Rashford this week following Jose Mourinho's reaction to that miss against Young Boys on Tuesday night but he sent a timely reminder about why he kept his place in the side...
WHAT WE LEARNED ANALYSIS Tyronne Marshall
¦ THE GO TO MAN WHILE Pep Guardiola rung the changes for City there was one man he was never going to leave out - Raheem Sterling.The 23-year-old is becoming close to undroppable for the Blues this season and he's particularly enjoyed feasting on the...
Words That Show How Woman's Life Has Gone from Worse to Verse
THERE are two things that Amanda says have changed the quality of her life.The first is admitting she needed some help, and the second is writing poetry as a therapeutic hobby.Life and back problems had got on top of Amanda, to the point where she couldn't...
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