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Articles from January 2, 2019

2019 Movie Milestones
1 WITH its slo-mo fights and CGI villains, the world of The Matrix was first seen 20 years ago. Keanu Reeves starred as hacker Neo who discovers reality is not what he thinks. The sci-fi hit was one of the highest grossing films of 1999 and won four...
50 Homes a Day Are Targeted by Burglars
BURGLARS in Greater Manchester targeted houses nearly 50 times a day last year.Exclusive analysis of police records shows that there were 18,028 burglaries in our region during the 12 months ending in June 2018.This works out at 49 a day on average....
Aguero Setting Sights on Record in a 'Huge Game'
SERGIO Aguero is hoping to continue his brilliant strike rate in home games against Liverpool after tagging tomorrow's showdown a 'huge game'.The City record goalscorer has scored in all six games he has played against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium...
Anti-Terror Police Keeping an 'Open Mind' on Attack Motive
THE region's counter terrorism police chief says officers are keeping an open mind about the motive for the knife attack at Manchester Victoria.Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson added that it is not yet believed anyone else was involved in the attack.Forensics...
Burnham: It Appears to Be an Isolated Incident but Remain Vigilant
THE suspected terror attack at Victoria station has 'all the hallmarks' of an isolated incident, Greater Manchester's mayor has said.Armed police will remain at the city centre station today following a triple stabbing on New Year's Eve.Andy Burnham...
Bury Enjoy Afternoon at Home with Win at Lane
BURY manager Ryan Lowe praised his side's character after the Shakers came from behind to beat Crewe Alexandra and resume their promotion push.Jay O'Shea's double sealed a 3-1 win at Gigg Lane after Caolan Lavery had levelled just after the break.The...
Celebrities Share Their Celebrations on Party Night
CELEBS have been ringing in the new year and waving goodbye to 2018 in style.A host of famous faces welcomed 2019 with open arms and shared the celebrations with their followers on Instagram.Former United ace Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated New Year's Eve...
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If we have published anything that is factually inaccurate, please contact the editor on 0161 211 2920 at newsdesk@men-news.co.uk or at Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham OL9 8EF and, once verified, we will correct it as soon as possible.The...
Corrie Star Ties the Knot with Co-Stars Looking On
CORONATION Street star Tina O'Brien tied the knot with her long-term partner Adam Crofts at a New Year's Eve ceremony joined by her soap castmates.Helen Worth, who plays her mum Gail Rodwell, Jack P Shepherd, who plays her brother David and Mikey North...
Dale Suffer Five-Goal Drubbing at Hands of Doncaster
DONCASTER Rovers made it a miserable start to 2019 for Dale as they ran out 5-0 winners at the Keepmoat Stadium.The tone for the afternoon was set after just 40 seconds when Mallik Wells crossed for Alfie May to send a cushioned header looping over Magnus...
Diamond Says Matter over Row Is 'Closed'
SALE director of rugby Steve Diamond has drawn a line under his post-match confrontation with a journalist at the weekend.Diamond will avoid a Rugby Football Union investigation into an angry row which took place after the Sharks' victory at Gloucester...
Early Goals Key for United to Dominate Opposition
JUAN Mata explained how Paul Pogba's early goal against Bournemouth allowed United to dominate the game.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer oversaw his third successive win as caretaker manager of United as his side ran out 4-1 winners against Eddie Howe's Cherries.Pogba...
Ed Draws Up Wish List - but Poch Remains Main Man
ED Woodward has drawn up a five-man shortlist for candidates to become United's next permanent manager, according to reports.It is believed Woodward still identifies Mauricio Pochettino as his first choice to become the next United manager, but other...
Energy at Back Has Driven Blues Forward
WHEN City spent the best part of £130m on three new full-backs in the summer of 2016 it was quickly pinpointed as a key moment in the transformation of Pep Guardiola's side.Full-backs are the fulcrum of many modern teams, especially those built by Guardiola,...
Fearless City Have Not Lost Their Mojo
THE fear, after three defeats in four games, was that City had lost their mojo.Bernardo Silva said, disturbingly, that the players had lost 'emotional control' during the 2-1 defeat at Leicester. The success of last season was based on the fact that,...
'Fearless' Heroes Who Ran towards Danger
'FEARLESS' police officers ran towards danger to protect passengers at Victoria station during the New Year's Eve knife attack.One officer was stabbed in the shoulder as he raced to help a couple after a knifeman had launched a 'frenzied' attack on them...
Fergie Welcomed Back into the Fold
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer insists he will keep Sir Alex Ferguson 'informed' during his tenure as United caretaker coach.Ferguson was invited to United's Carrington training complex to observe their session on Saturday and spent time with Solskjaer and his...
Get the Kids Cooking in the Kitchen after Christmas
"KEEPING the kids entertained over the holidays is no easy task," says Annabel Karmel, leading children's cookery author."Post the big day, when there's extra 'down time', why not extend the festive feel-good factor to get younger family members helping...
Has Where You Live Become 'Gentrified' over the Years?
LOOKING for the biggest hipster hangouts in Manchester? Data suggests Didsbury East, Whalley Range and Chorlton are probably your best bet.A major new investigation by Reach Data Unit has revealed which neighbourhoods in our city have seen the greatest...
Hospitals Axe 9,000 Operations
HOSPITALS in Greater Manchester are cancelling an average of 27 operations a day.Exclusive figures show hospital trusts across Greater Manchester cancelled 9,762 operations in 2017/18 - the equivalent of 26.7 a day.The number of cancellations at the...
Key Issues for Reds Analysis
¦ WILL WE SEE THE REAL ALEXIS? A lot has happened since Alexis Sanchez last played for United, back in November, but the Chilean looks hellbent on making his move to Manchester work.Sanchez has only scored four goals in a red shirt and knows he will...
Latics Take Three Points after 'Proper Oldham' Performance
OLDHAM began the new year with a 'proper Oldham performance' after a 2-0 victory over Notts County.Goals from defenders Tom Hamer and Peter Clarke made the difference and earned Wild a second win in as many games.Peter Wild said he was delighted with...
Mood Is Good at Indigo Following 'Standout' Year
WE Are Indigo, the Manchesterbased PR and events agency, is celebrating another 'standout year' as it sets its sights on further expansion in the UK and internationally.The agency, which is led by founder and director Gemma Krysko and husband Matthew,...
News THE SKY'S THE LIMIT
THE continued expansion of Manchester's skyline has been impossible to miss in 2018.As work has got going on a vast array of projects granted approval by the council over the past couple of years, still more have been making their way through the system.Some...
New Year, Same Old You?
IT'S hard to avoid the New Year promises that we're all making right now. Dry January, dieting - sugar-free, carb-free, you name it we're abstaining from it - and my particular favourite, which I saw on social media of course, plans to take a digital...
Police Patrols Are Stepped Up in City
POLICING has been ramped up in Manchester city centre after the 'horrific attack' at Victoria station.Armed officers and community support officers will remain on platforms and on the station concourse in the wake the shocking incident, which unfolded...
Police Swoop on House in Terror-Attack Probe
TERROR police are still searching a property in connection with a 'frenzied' triple stabbing at Manchester Victoria station.A 25-year-old man arrested following the incident was assessed by specialist medical staff and detained late last night under...
Recent Reminder That City Are Only Human after All Won't Mean They Throw Money at Problems in Transfer Window
THREE defeats in four games for City in December changed the look of the Premier League table and leaves question marks over the depth of the squad heading into the New Year.Having recently been touted - with what looked like sound analysis at the time...
Reds Sweating over Rashford
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer will have to make at least one change when United face Newcastle tonight - and could be forced to make another as he goes in search of a fourth consecutive win.Eric Bailly's red card in United's victory over Bournemouth means Solskjaer...
Sanchez Is Gunnar Fire for Ole's Reds
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer expects Alexis Sanchez to benefit from United's new fluid attacking approach as he prepares to make his comeback from injury.Sanchez has been sidelined for over a month with a hamstring injury but returned to training last week and...
Solskjaer Yet to Put a Foot Wrong at Reds
THERE is the lift that a new manager provides and then there is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's start to life in the United hot-seat.The caretaker boss became the first manager in Premier League history to oversee more than ten goals in his first trio of fixtures...
Sport How England Cricket Slowly Came to Flower
ENGLAND gradually flowered under Joe Root after a familiarly miserable setback in Sydney but their conquerors are still rudderless after one of the most shameful episodes in their history.Root was laid low by a severe bout of gastroenteritis - which...
The Hunt Is on for Fun
E'RE going to the theatre.We're going to see a Bear Hunt.What a beautiful Play! We're not scared....Ten years after its first tour, the smash-hit production of We're Going On A Bear Hunt is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the much-loved picture book...
Then & Now Albert Square
Welcome to Then And Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look todayHIS week we focus on Albert Square, where Mancunians have traditionally congregated to mark major events.TNew...
This Week
1962 January 2: Shoppers pack into Lewis's department store in Manchester to snap up a bargain in the January sales.The Market Street store was a magnet for Mancunians at Christmas and the New Year. Children loved Santa's grotto and parents delighted...
Tragic Security Guard Killed in Knife Attack
A SECURITY guard has been stabbed to death and three others injured as they tried to bar a group of men from entering a New Year's Eve party in London's West End.Emergency services were called to the property on Park Lane in Westminster at around 5.30am...
We Have to Show EU Dictators Who's Boss
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukWHEN Britain joined the Common Market in 1973, we joined it purely on trading terms, which is what it was originally set...
We Name You Lux Koala Williams
baby name website nameberry, predicts what we will be calling our new arrivals in 2019... and some of them are pretty wildOLIVIA and Oliver may currently be the UK's favourite baby names, but what will take the top spot in 2019? Researchers at baby name...
When Big Freeze Gave Soccer the Cold Shoulder
THE winter of 1962-3 was unique for Bolton Wanderers. They didn't concede a point or a single goal - and never lost a match.But they didn't win any either. In fact they failed to play at all from December 8 to February 16.Bolton were frozen out - quite...
Woman Held Cabbie at Knifepoint in Mugging
A WOMAN has been jailed after robbing a Manchester cabbie at knifepoint.Angela Hughes stole the driver's wallet, mobile phone, car keys and a small amount of cash.Police described it as a 'terrifying ordeal.' .It came after she got into the cab in the...
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