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Articles from December 27, 2018

300 Jobs in Store at Warehouse
PLANS for a huge new warehouse that promises to create 300 jobs has been given the green light by town hall chiefs.Oldham's planning committee gave the go-ahead for the construction of a distribution warehouse to the south of Ram Mill and next to Gorse...
Alexander Searching for Answers as Ammies Are Hammered
WREXHAM 5 SALFORD CITY 1 SALFORD City manager Graham Alexander says his side need to learn from a 'harsh lesson' as The Ammies were well beaten at promotion rivals Wrexham in the National League.An early goal from Shaun Pearson gave The Dragons a perfect...
Animal Campaigners Welcome Plan to Shut Down Greyhound Track
ANIMAL welfare campaigners have welcomed plans to close Belle Vue dog track and build a huge new housing estate.The M.E.N. revealed how developer Countryside Properties has submitted a joint planning application with SCP Investments Ltd to pull down...
Bargain Hunt!
SHOPPERS battled their way through mammoth Boxing Day sales queues at the Trafford Centre.From 4am people came from far and wide to grab up to 70 per cent off at some of the country's biggest shops including Next, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis...
Bernardo: 'We Can't Afford More Mistakes'
BERNARDO Silva admits there is no more room for error if City are to retain their Premier League crown after losing their third league game in four.Pep Guardiola's side slipped to third in the table with their 2-1 defeat at Leicester, seven points adrift...
Best-Dressed 2018
EDDIE REDMAYNE, 36 The Oscar winner looks utterly fantastic in well-cut suits. Red carpet magic every time BE PLAID ALL OVER LIKE JOHN ACTOR/ DIRECTOR John Krasinski went for a classic winter look at a recent screening of his movie A Quiet Place in New...
Best of the Rest
SUPERSHOPPERS SALES SPECIAL CHANNEL 4, 8PM SUPERSHOPPERS is the show that makes you feel like you've been conned every time you've ever gone shopping.But lifting the lid on how big brands sell to us mere mortals, there are moneysaving tips to make us...
Boxing Day Bashing for Oldham as Bunn Labels Team 'Inept'
OLDHAM were victims of a League Two Boxing Day bashing at Brunton Park, losing 6-0 to Carlisle United.Hallam Hope gave the home side the lead when he bundled the ball in at the far post following a swift exchange of passes from Ashley Nadesan and Jack...
Celeb-Rations All Round as Famous Faces Get Festive
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...
CITY Defence Is Big Issue for Pep
THE problem with City's defence is that it isn't set up to defend a lot!Pep Guardiola has made playing on the front foot a trademark of his teams, and by dominating possession the opportunities for opposing teams to build pressure are usually limited.That...
City Must Find Cure to Christmas Hangover
CITY'S difficult December worsened as Leicester City came from behind to seal a 2-1 victory.With Liverpool easing past Newcastle, there is now a seven-point gap at the top of the table and Tottenham's win over Bournemouth moves them into second place.Two...
City Rated
EDERSON Three important first-half saves were the highlights of a solid display with both hands and feet - blameless for goals. 8 DANILO Needed to be stronger in build-up to Leicester's goal when he looked for a foul - this is England, not Spain! 5 JOHN...
Corrections and Complaints
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Don't Be Fooled by False Economies
It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking you're saving money, when really you're wasting it. VICKY SHAW finds out how to dodge 'bad' dealsSOMETIMES, in the quest to save money, we can end up spending more than we would have done in the first place.Seven...
Dream Homes on the Market Now
TAKE a look inside some of the dream homes on sale right now in Greater Manchester.From seven-bedroom country piles to stunning Italian villas, there are scores of beautiful homes on the market if you've got a few million quid going spare.Barrow Lane,...
Family's Tribute as Rough-Sleeper Is Found Dead in Canal
THE man who was found dead in a canal was a 'grafter' who was well liked and worked for decades on the markets in Harpurhey.Anthony 'Tony' Lawless was found near Redhill Street in the city centre by police early yesterday, hours after being released...
Georgia Opens Up on Her Battle with Anxiety
FORMER Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote has opened up about her battle with anxiety, saying at one point 'making it to Christmas seemed impossible'.Georgia, who played Katy Armstrong in Corrie, has shared a moving post on her Instagram to show...
Great Country Walks to Help Burn off Those Festive Feasts
MOST of us will have spent the majority of December running from Christmas party to family gathering to last-minute Christmas shopping around the Arndale. Fresh air's been pretty low down on the agenda.But now that all that madness is out of the way,...
Guardiola: I Have to Help Struggling Stars
PEP Guardiola will spend the next few days trying to work out how to get his City team firing again.For the second game in a row, the Premier League champions eased into a lead only to be quickly pegged back and eventually suffer defeat.It is a rare...
'I'm Lucky I Woke Up or I Wouldn't Have My Little Love'
A MUM has described how she woke up in the middle of the night to find a stranger in her home - sitting with her two-year-old son.Police were called to a property in Hyde at around 4am yesterday, after the mum discovered the intruder sitting on the stairs...
Interested in the Cost of an Exorcism? You're Not Alone
INTERESTED in the cost of exorcisms signed off by your town hall, or the number of licences issued for wild boar owners? If the answer is yes, then you're not the only one.Both are genuine requests sent to one Greater Manchester council under Freedom...
It's My Job to Keep Britain Safe - Javid
SAJID JAVID said he took the Rochdale grooming scandal personally because it involved his home town and men who were from a Pakistani background like him.The Home Secretary defended the Government's decision to strip some members of the gang of their...
It's Payback Time - Make Sure Firms Don't Take You for a Ride
IF YOU'RE worrying that you might have overspent this Christmas, don't panic. Here are four things you might not have thought of that can save you cash - and could mean you could also claim back money.CRAFTY DEBITS: A new form of payment - the continuous...
Jorginho Transfer Snub Has Left Blues Lacking in Midfield
IF City fail to defend their Premier League title, you can trace the root of the problem back to the scorching hot days of early July.Pep Guardiola was chivvying the club's transfer team to get the signing of Napoli midfield kingpin Jorginho over the...
Look at Our Perfect Christmas Presents
AS Santa travelled the world on Christmas Day dishing out presents, midwives in Greater Manchester were hard at work helping to deliver the best gifts of all.The birth of any child is special, but there's something extra magical about those born on December...
Lowe: We Lacked Desire
BURY boss Ryan Lowe says bad decisions cost his side dear as they slipped to defeat at Mansfield.CJ Hamilton and Tyler Walker netted for the promotion-chasing home side in the second half to claim the points, despite a late goal by Jay O'Shea for the...
Low Note as Thieves Rob Band's £2K Drum Kit
A REGGAE band hoping for a festive chart-topper hit a bum note thanks to festive thieves.Manc buskers, Ruff Trade, from Gorton, released their single 'It's Christmas Time Again' last week, as reported in the M.E.N. Already famous on Market Street with...
No Room at the Hospital
THERE are fewer than three beds for every 1,000 people in UK hospitals - one of the worst rates in Europe.Figures from Eurostat show that Germany has 8.1 beds for every 1,000 people - the highest of 35 European countries for which data is available.Liechtenstein,...
Pack Up and Go
documentary follows wolves' EPIC JOURNEY TO FIND A NEW HOME PICK OF THE DAY THE SNOW WOLF: A WINTER'S TALE BBC2, 9pmTHIS sounds like it could be a centuries old fairy tale, the extraordinary journey of the magical snow wolf journeying through the freezing...
Patience Is a Virtue for Hill as Dale Get Winner against 10
ROCHDALE finally broke the resistance of ten-men Blackpool as Ian Henderson's 89th-minute goal handed them a 2-1 win.Keith Hill's men took the lead in the 19th minute when Henderson's cross was turned goalward by Matty Gillam, goalkeeper Mark Howard...
Plain Saleing
The sales are in full swing and NISHA MAL has all the details on the discounts for men, women, kids and the homewomenswear. Michael Kors. GET up to 50% off selected menswear and womenswear, as well as shoes, handbags and accessories. We spotted this...
Pogba and De Gea Give Fans Boxing Day Treats
IN a game where United were poised to be judged on how they would win, rather than if, the manner of their opening goal was an ode to their caretaker coach's greatest moment.An inswinging corner, a near post header and a far post finish. It did not have...
Pound Notes
MOTHERS 'MORE LIKELY THAN FATHERS TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO USE MONEY MANAGEMENT APPS' MUMS are more likely to instigate conversations about finances with their children, and rely on technology to facilitate this, according to new research from Fidelity...
Residently Set to Make Room for 30 New Staff
AN online rental firm is set to create up to 30 jobs in Manchester on the back of a recent funding round.Residently, which has offices at Mount Street where it currently has 11 staff, said the new roles will be focused in the product and technology teams.Additional...
Re-United! Ole Says Pogba of Old Is Back
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer believes the old Paul Pogba has returned for United after his matchwinning performance against Huddersfield.The midfielder, who started just two of Jose Mourinho's last six games, was recalled for Solskjaer's first match in caretaker...
Ross and Curry Sign Extensions to Stay at Sale
CAPTAIN Jono Ross and flanker Ben Curry have signed contract extensions with Sale Sharks.Ross joined the club from Stade Francais ahead of the 2017-18 season and was named captain at the start of the current campaign.The 28-year-old flanker has now put...
Sanchez in Training on Xmas Day
OLE GUNNAR Solskjaer says Alexis Sanchez came in on his day off on Christmas Day.The United winger has not played since his substitute appearance against Crystal Palace on November 24 due to a hamstring injury but returned from Chile last week to continue...
Talking BETTING
WARRINGTON are 4/1 at Betfred to go one better and win the Grand Final in 2019 - while St Helens are again favourites.Salford, who made a better than expected start last season, are among the outsiders for the Betfred Super League crown at 100/1. Despite...
TeleData Aim for 'Resilient' Cloud Service
DATA centre operator TeleData is making a six-figure investment into the development of its cloud platform.The Manchester-based company said its new offering comes as cloud services adoption continues to grow.The new platform will be branded CloudActiv...
Turkish Delight for Deansgate
A NEW Turkish restaurant has opened in the old Prezzo site on Deansgate.It has launched softly and is open every day until its official launch date in January.Kai has been set up by the team behind Chester Road Indian restaurant, Zouk.Owner Tayub wanted...
United Rated
DAVID DE GEA Made a magnificent save from Depoitre at 1-0. Is playing ball out from the back more under the guidance of Solskjaer. 8 DIOGO DALOT Did not receive the ball often enough, despite the space he was afforded. Missed a great chance to score...
What Bus Firms Are Doing Just Isn't Fare
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukTHE letter from Gary Nolan, the chief executive of Onebus ('Don't believe the myths about why bus fares go up…', M.E.N....
What We Learned
¦ CITY LOSE THEIR TITLE AURA FOR at least a year, it simply did not feel like City would lose a football match.From utter steamrollerings to last-gasp winners, it got to the point that even opposition managers and players were going into games without...
What We Learned
¦ SOLSKJAER'S RECEPTION SINCE his appointment was confirmed a week ago Old Trafford had been counting down the days until Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returned.The 5-1 win at Cardiff and the manner of the performance only heightened the excitement. Forget Christmas...
Why Was There a Travel Delay on Passport?
QMY wife renewed her passport, paying £75.50. Without delay, the Passport Office (HMPO) emailed saying "We've sent your new passport by secure delivery with courier DX which has 48 hours to deliver".The next day, DX emailed about the procedure for changed...
'You Can Tell We're Not Scammers as There's No Money to Be Made Today'
ON both Christmas Day 2016 and Christmas Day 2017, the M.E.N. published a series of grim photographs showing people waking up on the streets of our city on what should be a day of joy. Christmas Day 2018 was no different.This year, once again, as the...
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