Manchester Evening News

Articles from December 26, 2018

130,000-1 Sisters Both Born on Christmas Day
HAVING a child born on Christmas Day is pretty special - but it's happened to one mum TWICE.Michala McMillan's daughters Holly and Poppy Crowther were both born on December 25, Holly in 2014 and Poppy exactly a year later.The 40-year-old was told they'd...
After 77 Christmas Days, Tree Is Looking Festive
IT WAS BOUGHT FROM WOOLWORTHS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, SO IS THIS THE OLDEST CHRISTMAS TREE IN THE REGION?COULD this be the oldest Christmas tree in Greater Manchester? The artificial tree was bought by a family from a Woolworths store in Ashton-under-Lyne,...
Ammies Hoping to Get Back to Their Best
SALFORD City remain in second place behind Leyton Orient despite their 2-1 home loss to Dagenham and Redbridge at the weekend, which made it two league defeats in a row for Graham Alexander's side.The Ammies face third placed Wrexham today who themselves...
A Perfect Christmas Number One
A MANCHESTER-based digital record label has come up with the perfect formula for landing a Christmas number one.Music data experts at Ostereo have developed an algorithm to find undiscovered artists and used it to analyse every Christmas number one from...
Are You a Manc Musical Mastermind?
O you remember the Manchester beat, the Hacienda or the punk explosion? DHere's your chance to test your knowledge of local music nostalgia with our special quiz.Once again, there are plenty of familiar faces, facts and figures to stir the memory over...
Armed Raiders Fight Their Way OUT of Store
BUNGLING robbers had to smash their way out of a corner shop after getting locked in during a raid.Three armed thugs burst into the One Stop shop in Urmston, Trafford, shortly before 10pm and immediately began threatening staff and demanding money.Shocking...
Avoid the Moaning after the Night Before
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTIES ARE ON THE HORIZON, SO IF YOU OVER-INDULGE HERE ARE SOME TOP TIPS FROM HEALTH EXPERTS TO EASE YOUR HANGOVER, SAYSWHILE there's no such thing as a complete 'cure' for a hangover, there are measures you can take to ease the pain...
Be Mindful of the Moment or You Miss the Fun in Life
ONE of the keys to building a happy and fulfilling life is making sure we have plenty of opportunities to accumulate positive emotions. A life without love, pride, joy or laughter is unlikely to be a happy one. But in order to experience these positive...
Be Slim for Life
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Bits and Pieces
1985 DECEMBER 26: Everton forward Graeme Sharp pounces on the ball to score the first of his two goals in the Division One match against Manchester United at Goodison Park.The Merseysiders won the Boxing Day encounter 3-1 with the other goal coming from...
Bus Driver Still Doing Rounds on Christmas Day
A SINGLE bus snakes through the empty streets of Manchester on Christmas Day, ferrying passengers between the airport and the city centre.The number 43, the only bus running in the region, makes its usual trip along the Wilmslow Road corridor. It's the...
CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS TO KEEP UP ALL Year
HEALTH AND REDUCE INFLAMMATION. ...NOR ARE CRANBERRIES BE A FROM CAROL SINGING TO SPROUTS, SOME FESTIVE CUSTOMS SHOULD BECOME PART OF YOUR WEEKLY ROUTINE, SAYS MICHELE O'CONNOR'ON Christmas Day, when the Twister mat is laid out or Aunt Dorothy suggests...
City Need Return of Winning Ways
CITY must find a response this afternoon after suffering a surprise loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday.Pep Guardiola's side find themselves four points off top spot in the Premier League after a difficult December that has seen them suffer their first...
City's Miserly Defence Has Become Generous
AT the start of December, a statistical look at Manchester City concluded that Pep Guardiola had assembled the greatest Premier League team ever.After 13 games they had conceded just five goals and, at the time of the piece, had gone three months without...
Dad 'Vandalised' Historic House
A DAD who hoped to transform a historic listed building into a home for his family has been fined thousands of pounds after 'vandalising' the property through demolition works.A council says property developer Laurence Daw carried out 'reckless vandalism'...
Dawn Reaches out with Ladies Lunch
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Drink-Drive Warning as 54 Caught in Crackdown
POLICE have issued a drink-drive alert after officers caught 54 motorists suspected of driving over the limit over three days.Greater Manchester Police said yeseterday that 54 drivers were arrested for drink-driving and four for drug-driving within a...
Ex-Red Zaha Backs Zidane to Take over in Summer
ZINEDINE Zidane has been backed for the Manchester United manager's job by former striker Louis Saha.After Mauricio Pochettino and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Zidane is the favourite to take charge of United permanently next summer.Solskjaer got his interim...
Fans Hope for Silva Lining after Defeat
IT was the Christmas Eve social media post that City fans would have been desperate to see. David Silva sat on a grand looking chair with a new pair of boots in his hands, ready to be unwrapped in time for today's game.How City have missed 'El Mago'...
Fans Put Love of Legend Ole on Full Display
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer insists it will be 'special' to see his banner back on the Stretford End during United's visit of Huddersfield today.United fans paid homage to Solskjaer during his player career with a banner that read '20LEGEND' - a reference to...
Grrrrroast Turkey and All the Trimmings on Menu at Dogs' Home Top What Your Dinner -Pages
THE dogs being cared for at Manchester Dogs' Home this Christmas were treated to a turkey roast dinner with all the trimmings and presents.Eight members of staff and volunteers worked at the shelter to make sure all the dogs got to enjoy Christmas.Workers...
Had I Known How Serious the Risk of Heart Attack Was, I'd Have Done Things Differently
TV personality Christopher Biggins, 70, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2010. He's now fronting a campaign to raise awarenessHE IS something of a national treasure, winning I'm A Celebrity in 2007, and now TV star Christopher Biggins has just celebrated...
Help Find Most Wanted
DETECTIVES investigating sexual assault, burglaries, drug trafficking and tax dodging want to speak to these people.Greater Manchester Police, the National Crime Agency and Crimestoppers all want your help in finding them.Kailem Barlow, 21, is wanted...
Hill Urges Supporters to Get Behind Dale Strategy
KEITH Hill has called for a united front at Rochdale as the club enters a period of change.Earlier this month, chairman Chris Dunphy announced he was standing down at the end of the year, with Andrew Kilpatrick taking oS ver and introducing several new...
How to Gobble Up Those Turkey Leftovers
IS there any meal more gloriously excessive than Christmas dinner? Pork, pork and more pork in the form of pigs in blankets and sausage meat stuffing, three types of sauce, roast AND mashed potatoes, five kinds of veg, cauliflower cheese - and that's...
Juve Plot to Lure Lukaku
JUVENTUS are plotting a move for Reds striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports in Italy.The Belgium international has been out of sorts at Old Trafford this season, scoring just six goals in 22 appearances, but that is not thought to have put the...
Latics Can Close Gap to the Play-Off Places with Carlisle Win
FOLLOWING his side's 3-2 defeat at home to Exeter at the weekend, Oldham manager Frankie Bunn says he is confident his team can bounce back quickly with today's game against Carlisle United."It doesn't matter where we go, we're always motivated to win...
Let Spirit of Goodwill Find Us Friends, Not Enemies
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukTHE Gatwick drone saga may turn out to be caused by alien powers probing our defences, one or more kids with a toy who...
Lindelof Showing He Can Build from Back By
"WE don't have the technical quality to build from the back."Jose Mourinho made some bold statements during his time as United manager but claiming his side did not have a ball-playing defender to kick-start attacks following a 0-0 draw with Valencia...
Manchester Is Place to Be for House Price Rise
HOUSE prices in Manchester are rising nearly three times faster than the national average - while London has seen a slump.The average property price in our city stood at £183,354 in October, according to data released by HM Land Registry.That is up 6.9...
Meet the Christmas Heroes
NOT everyone got a day off with loved ones on Christmas Day.From midwives delivering babies to police patrolling the streets and Samaritans providing a listening ear to those in need, there are many people who worked hard yesterday to keep critical services...
'More People Are Becoming Destitute out of Sheer Poverty'
Bishop of Manchester David Walker MANCHESTER'S homeless crisis is now at levels 'unparalleled' in our lifetimes, the Bishop of Manchester has warned in a damning Christmas message to ministers.Accusing government of taking its 'eye off the ball',' the...
New Deal Puts UKFAST Valuation at £405M
CLOUD hosting firm UKFast is closing a record 12 months by announcing a landmark investment from Inflexion Private Equity.The investment is being made by Inflexion's dedicated minority investment fund, Partnership Capital. The deal sees the firm valued...
News Plea to Reunite Missing People with Their Families
CHRISTMAS is a time for friends and family.But for many, festive celebrations will be tinged with sadness and unanswered questions. Working with Greater Manchester Police, the M.E.N. is sharing the stories of people who are missing. All are desperately...
No Need for Ole to Make Any Changes
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer will take charge of his first home match since becoming Manchester United's interim manager this afternoon.United go into the Boxing Day fixture against Huddersfield full of confidence after the 5-1 win over Cardiff on December 22.Alexis...
Old Trafford Is Smiles Better with Solskjaer
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer's first few days back at United were dominated by the idea of putting smiles on faces.Whether it was making the fans smile or the players smile, it seemed a big part of Solskjaer's brief was simply to lift the gloom that had descended...
Pug's Gift of Love for Kids in Hospitals
THE world through Alfie's eyes is a very positive one indeed.That's because he's a therapy pug - and it's his job to bring a smile to poorly children's faces.Everyone who sees him says 'aww' and gives him a pet and a cuddle - and who can blame them?...
Solskjaer Expects Former Players Will Put Boot In
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer expects to receive criticism from his former Manchester United team-mates who have made the transition into punditry.Solskjaer played with Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes during his 11-year United career and the trio...
Then & Now Central Library
Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look todayTHIS week our photos contrast the fading glory of the Victorian age with an abiding monument to Manchester...
Valencia Says Players Will Not Give Up on Top-Four
UNITED captain Antonio Valencia has vowed the squad will not give up on trying to secure a top four place in the Premier League.United are currently eight points off fourth position but supporters are feeling more positive about the season after a brilliant...
Woman Carjacked at Beauty Spot
A WOMAN was subjected to a 'terrifying ordeal' as she was car-jacked at gunpoint in a beauty spot.The victim, in her 30s, had her Audi Q3 stolen in the car park of Daisy Nook Country Park in Failsworth, Oldham.It came after a car - believed to be a grey...
You Need Hope'
BERNIE McDermott was 59 and just stepping into retirement when he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.The news left his family devastated and shocked - particularly as there not been any real symptoms.Bernie was a keen walker and blamed a nagging...
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