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Articles from December 21, 2018

£34M for Pochettino May Prove Good Value
THE last time United appointed a manager who was under contract at another club it was November 1986 and Alex Ferguson, yet to work the miracles that led to the knighthood, was on his way from Aberdeen to Old Trafford.Since Ferguson left United in 2013...
50 Homeless People Died on Our Streets in a Year
AT least 50 homeless people died in Greater Manchester last year, according to the first ever official data on the tragedies.Brand new figures issued by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) also show those deaths shot up a massive 66 per cent across...
Army Hunting for Gatwick Drones
DRONE operators have deliberately targeted Gatwick Airport, causing chaos for more than 120,000 people just days before Christmas.And last night the military was called in after the perpetrators escaped capture.An emergency Whitehall meeting was also...
Bar
HAS Manchester's bar scene ever been richer? We don't think so.THE city is teeming with places to drink, whatever your choice of poison and this year's shortlist reflects the variety out there.THE PATRON THE Northern Quarter is growing up - and it's...
Bouncer Attacked Reveller Who Was 'Slow' Leaving Club
A BOUNCER attacked a reveller at a Gay Village nightclub because he and his friends were leaving slowly at closing time, a court heard.Amir Naghdlou, 30, avoided jail after being convicted of common assault following a Manchester Crown Court trial.He...
Breakthrough Act
WITH Manchester's rich musical heritage, it's unsurprising that the city continues to produce great musical talent across genres.The CityLife breakthrough act award celebrates the best of Manchester's emerging acts, with the award last year going to...
'Bully' Used a Camera to Spy on His Girlfriend
A BULLY who installed a surveillance camera in his lounge so he could use it to mock his girlfriend's weight has been banned from contacting her over his 'oppressive and degrading' behaviour.Machine operator Janusz Jelen, 34, would log into the device...
Carrick and McKenna Keep an Eye on Academy
UNITED assistants Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna are closely monitoring the academy players' progress as they look to promote more teenagers to the first-team squad.McKenna, 32, switched from Under-18 coach to first-team coach in the summer while...
Casual Dining
THE so-called 'casual dining crunch' has hit the headlines a lot this year as chains like Prezzo, Carluccio's and Byron have buckled.But the phrase does a disservice to the brilliant, successful indies of Manchester's casual dining scene.Offering top...
City's Flab Has Been Trimmed from Squad
REMEMBER the days when City were still paying Emmanuel Adebayor, nearly two years after he left? And can you recall where you were when you realised Danny Mills was still on the payroll at the Etihad Stadium, three years after his last involvement in...
'Clean Air' Charge May Hit Vans and Cab Drivers
MOST diesel vans, lorries, taxis and buses would be charged for driving into and within Greater Manchester under proposals privately being worked up to tackle the region's air quality crisis.That is understood to be the 'preferred option' of council...
Cliff Up against Old Team-Mates
SCRUM-HALF Will Cliff knows a muchimproved performance is needed if Sale are to beat his former side Bristol Bears tomorrow.The Sharks lost their perfect record in the European Challenge Cup as they were beaten 17-14 by Bordeaux in dreadful conditions...
Club Night
MANCHESTER'S well on its way to becoming a 24-hour city, with the city's nightlife recognised globally.It's home to Warehouse Project, now nearing the end of its last-ever season in its spiritual home on Store Street near Piccadilly, as well as some...
Coaching Exodus from Carrington after Jose Sacking
ALL of Jose Mourinho's staff have left Manchester United with the exception of goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez.Alvarez had not worked with Mourinho prior to joining United in 2016 but was drafted in due to his relationship with David de Gea, having...
Comedy Night
MAKING people laugh is no mean feat. So the people and events that are able to do so deserve high praise indeed.From the stalwart venues to up-and-coming nights, Manchester has a rich comedy scene that caters to all kinds of humour.XS MALARKEY COMEDIAN...
Curry: Injury Has Made Me Stronger
TOM Curry believes his injury problems have helped him become bigger, faster and stronger.The Sale Sharks flanker had his Autumn International series cut short by an ankle injury he suffered in England's opening victory over South Africa.It meant weeks...
Dad Died after Taking Black Market Painkiller
A DEVOTED father-of-one accidentally killed himself after he took a black market painkiller without realising it was the heroin substitute methadone, an inquest heard.Labourer Simon Field, 37, was so frustrated at a delay in the issuing of his prescription...
Dad Puts Booze Behind Him to Turn Life Around
"YOU don't ever think you will be drinking hand wash when you start drinking cans of beer, but that is where alcoholism can take you."After decades of heavy drinking, James Carter was declared 40 per cent alive in 2014 after suffering a severe internal...
Dear Police, Sorry for Messing on the Phone
TWO young boys have apologised to police chiefs in a heartwarming note for 'messing around' by dialling 999 on a phone.The handwritten note - from 'Will and Ted' - was sent by mail to GMP headquarters in Newton Heath.It was accompanied by a drawing of...
De Bruyne Set for First League Start
KEVIN de Bruyne is set for his first Premier League start of the season against Crystal Palace on Saturday The Manchester City midfielder gave everyone a reminder of his genius by nonchalantly firing a shot past Leicester keeper Danny Ward to send the...
Demand for Clampdown on Gas Sale
CHILDREN can buy 'laughing gas' canisters at corner shops in Manchester, have them delivered over the phone or buy them online on sites such as Amazon with just a few clicks.A 16-year-old boy was handed canisters of Nitrous Oxide - known as laughing...
DRESSED Toimpress
STARS from the athletic world were out in force this week for the Sports Personality of the Year Awards, in Birmingham.And while the ceremony was about celebrating this year's biggest sporting achievements, it was impossible to miss some of the glamorous...
Drive to Put Brakes on Car Meeting
POLICE are trying to stop a huge car meet this weekend.Officers are urging people not to attend the 2Rude2Cruise event in Rochdale being advertised on social media. A location for the meet has not been revealed, but organisers say the 'Crimbo special'...
Drug Runner Must Cough Up £396K
A DRUGS runner has been ordered to give up cash and properties in Costa del Sol paid for through his role in a lucrative smuggling ring.Gordon Ruckledge, of Ashton-under-Lyne, must pay up £396,653.71 within three months after National Crime Agency investigators...
Exhibition or Event
MANCHESTER has always been a city that prizes creativity and its vibrant arts scene is testament to that.This year's CityLife best art event exhibition and event nominees showcase the wide spectrum of work created in the city, from large-scale public...
Film in Cinemas /Mary Poppins Returns
STARRING: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Nathanael Saleh, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke.DIRECTOR: Rob Marshall. CERTIFICATE: U (130 mins) ASPOONFUL of nostalgia - make...
Ford Focus on Next Generation
SOME cars are such a part of our motoring lives that when a new version is launched it is a very big deal. So it is with this weeks motor, the all-new for 2018 Ford Focus Since 1998 Ford has sold more than 16 million Focuses worldwide, which is in part...
Founders of Toy Appeal Bringing Christmas Joy
A VAST sports hall is filled with more than 29,000 new toys, books and games.Hundreds of volunteers are hard at work at the centre in Knutsford, sorting through them and carefully packing them into more than 3,700 big red sacks, each bearing a child's...
Free-Scoring Green Signed for Ammies' Promotion Bid
SALFORD City have signed striker Matt Green from League Two Lincoln City.The 31-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at The Peninsula Stadium and joins ahead of a busy winter schedule after 18 months with The Imps.Prior to that he has played...
Help Ensure Rudolph Has Many Happy Christmases
HERE'S a sad Christmas story: The numbers of reindeers in the world has halved over the past couple of decades - from more than four million to just more than two million. The iconic leader of Santa's sleigh is suffering from the effects of overhunting...
Historic Roots of an Unlikely Role Reversal
THE Beijing branch of the Manchester United supporters club might call it karma.But the fact is that the current woes of the Reds - and the serene brilliance of old rivals City - are rooted deep in their respective club psyches.And those attitudes are...
Hornets in Partnership with Mayfield
ROCHDALE Hornets have announced a new, formalised working relationship with local amateur side Rochdale Mayfield.The new partnership has been organised with clear objectives to aid both clubs, including a joint bid to redevelop facilities at Mayfield,...
I Owe Boxing Start to Tyson, Says Tommy
TOMMY FURY revealed his gratitude to older brother and former world heavyweight champion Tyson for paving the way for him to turn professional this weekend.The 19-year-old will begin his journey in the paid ranks on the undercard of Josh Warrington's...
Is Calling in Military on a No-Deal Brexit Fair?
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukI WASN'T wholly of a mind with your correspondent who bemoaned Manchester council's Labour group refusing to stand up...
King of the Jungle Roars Disapproval
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer is not someone who has the attributes to be manager of United according to former Premier League manager Harry Redknapp.Solskjaer was appointed caretaker manager of United on Wednesday in a deal until the end of the season, when...
Live Venue
FROM the enormous monolith that is Manchester Arena through to tiny underground gig venues such as Soup Kitchen and Matt & Phreds, and back up again to open-air sites like Castlefield Bowl and the Etihad Stadium - there's no shortage of live venues...
Ole Football!
Solskjaer hopes to bring back the feel-good factor to Old Trafford OLE Gunnar Solskjaer has promised United supporters the players will start enjoying football again after the turbulent Jose Mourinho era.Solskjaer arrived in Manchester on Wednesday night...
Para-Cycling Takes 'Huge Step Forward'
DAME Sarah Storey hopes the inaugural integration of para-cycling into the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup will ensure its regular appearance in the years to come.The 14-time Paralympic champion is Britain's most decorated para athlete and competed on a landmark...
Peugeot's Rifter Is the One for Mr Shifter
NEED to move lots of stuff and five adults in comfort? Then the 2018 Peugeot Rifter could be just the car for you.Yes that's right it's a car - for despite it looking like a van (and being based on the successful Partner van range) the Rifter is car-like...
Pub
WHETHER it's an after-work pint or a Sunday afternoon glass of red, an ice cold G&T on a hot day or a sly hair of the dog on your lunch hour, Manchester's got no shortage of excellent pubs.BAY HORSE TAVERN, To Be Cheerful Some date back centuries,...
Pumped Up on Drugs and Alcohol You Thought You Were Lord of the Manor
MURDERER Tyrone Patrick was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 26 years and nine months after being found guilty of the murder of dad Mike Grimshaw.It took a jury 27 hours to convict the 33-year-old.The cocaine-addicted thug claimed he had...
Restaurant
IT'S been a big year for big restaurant openings, with The Ivy, Dishoom and 20 Stories all attracting huge crowds. But the ones that keep people coming back time and time again are often smaller, less shouty establishments that champion local talent...
Revealed: The Major Car Manufacturers Facing CO2 Fines
NEARLY two-thirds of top car manufacturers are facing 'massive' CO2 fines, according to new research.A Press Association study has found that eight out of 13 of the major brands selling in Europe are on course to fail new emissions standards to be imposed...
Ruff and Smooth
WALKING past them on Market Street it's hard not to feel the urge to dance as the spirit of Bob Marley lingers.They almost demand you find some natural rhythm.Now Gorton reggae band, Ruff Trade, well known Manc buskers, are on the brink of something...
Sunshine on a Rainy Day
FOR many families, huddling around the telly to watch Morecambe and Wise on Christmas Day was a festive tradition. A show dedicated to the muchloved comedy duo will attempt to recreate that feeling of warmth and nostalgia.Showing at The Lowry over the...
Sweet Success
VICKY Day makes cakes for a living - and her husband makes biscuits - but with willpower and determination she has lost five-and-a-half stone.The mum-of-two, from Stockport, says her weight loss has 'given her her life back.' .Vicky, 40, said she is...
Theatre Show
THE dynamic theatre scene in Manchester continues to grow and thrive year on year with an exciting range of productions, from small independent shows to huge Broadway hits.Here are our five top picks from the theatre calendar this year.SPRING AWAKENING...
The Elder Statesmen
WHEN The Maple State first decided to reform last year, the cult Manchester band did so with their expectations firmly in check.There would, the band decided, be no excessive fanfare or selfcongratulatory bluster surrounding their return. Instead, the...
The Race to Replace Theresa May
BORIS Johnson is who the public would both most and least like to see as the next Prime Minister.Following the survival of her noconfidence vote with a majority of 83 earlier this month, Theresa May said she would not lead the Conservative Party into...
Thousands of Parents Could Get Free Childcare
FEWER than one in five preschoolers are getting 30 hours of free childcare in Greater Manchester.The surprising figures from the Department for Education show that an estimated 13,726 children in the region were accessing their entitlement during the...
Warning after Baby Son Dies in His Parents' Bed
A CORONER has issued a warning to all parents about the dangers of co-sleeping with their newborns after a doting couple found their baby son dead when they dozed off alongside him.Keeley Makin and partner Nicky Marsh would routinely allow onemonth-old...
Welcome to the Week Ahead What Not to Miss over the Next Seven Days
TODAY Theatre / MancMade Xmas For all those with an aversion to panto, here's a terrific alternative Christmas show. Following a similar format to the excellent JB Shorts, MancMade consists of seven new short plays, written by and starring local theatre...
'We Miss Mike Every Minute of Every Day'
MIKE Grimshaw's family and partner, Michelle Pook, spoke of him being a 'wonderful father' and 'awesome' partner.Victim impact statements from his mother Janet and fiancee Michelle Pook were read before Tyrone Patrick was jailed for life.The killer will...
WINE with Andy Cronshaw
BUBBLES are an essential Christmas and New Year accessory and there's no shortage on offer.Champagne is, of course top of the Christmas tree, but French Cremant makes for a decent alternative.I've said before that in my opinion, the best non-vintage...
X Marks the Spot
SUPER-economical diesel engine is being tted to Vauxhall's latest breed of SUVs courtesy of new owners PSA.A. It is the French car group's new 1.5-litre unit and which rst appeared in Peugeot and Citroen models earlier in the year and is now making its...
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