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Articles from January 4, 2019

2019 - Party like It's 1975
david sue looks ahead to the coming year in music: who to see, who to listen to, and who will take us by storm...WERE OFF TO A FLYING START Planning to spend the month of January in quiet hibernation? Well, forget about it because Manchester music -...
Analysis
¦ GUARDIOLA DECISIONS PAY OFF CITY were brilliant to a man against Liverpool and Pep Guardiola finally got his reward for another left-field selection.The Catalan has lost more games to Jurgen Klopp than anyone else in his career, but did not enjoy a...
Cig Thieves in Masked Raid on Shop
POLICE have released CCTV images after three men broke into a Tesco and stole cigarettes.The trio, who were wearing balaclavas, used a brick and crowbar to force their way into the supermarket on Silk Street, Rochdale.One of the men stood watch outside...
City Is the Place to Be for 2019's Big Events
FROM parades and festivals to massive gigs, there's never a dull moment in Manchester. The calendar is fast filling up with all the events coming up in 2019, so get your diaries out - you won't want to miss out on any of these highlights.From the return...
City Rated
EDERSON Won his battle with fellow Brazilian, more sure with his kicking and opposite number was caught out at near post. 7 DANILO City fans worried about him but, apart from the odd wobble, he was solid at back and linked well with the attack. 8 JOHN...
City Serg into Life to Heat Up the Title Race
THE VERDICT: CITY 2 LIVERPOOL 1 AGUERO AND SANE STRIKE TO INFLICT FIRST LEAGUE DEFEAT OF THE SEASON ON LIVERPOOLCHAMPIONES, Championes was the chant from the home end as Leroy Sane smashed home the winner on a night when Liverpool were reminded just...
Curtains Rise on Great Shows
THE new year is already shaping up to be a huge one for theatre, with the acclaimed comedy musical Book of Mormon confirmed to play in the city for the first time - and its first time showing anywhere outside London in the UK.Alongside that, Alexandra...
De Gea Is All Smiles after Long-Awaited Clean Sheet
DAVID de Gea had been 'killing' Ander Herrera's mind about United's failure to keep a clean sheet in recent weeks - but the goalkeeper finally got his wish after the 2-0 win against Newcastle.The Reds have managed to stop the opposition scoring on just...
Fat Cats Raking in More Than £1,000 AN HOUR
CHIEF executives of leading UK companies are paid 133 times more than the average worker, new research for 'Fat Cat Friday' reveals.A study suggested that by 1pm today, top bosses will already have been paid as much so far this year than average workers...
Giant Piglet to Mark New Year
WE'VE just ushered in 2019 - but the start of another New Year is just around the corner.Manchester will celebrate Chinese New Year next month, with celebrations in and around Chinatown between February 7 and 10. And the highlight of the festivities...
Herrera Vows to Take It One Game at a Time in Race for Top Four
ANDER Herrera is not thinking about the top four despite United racking up a fourth straight win and finally picking up a clean sheet.The decision to sack Jose Mourinho continues to pay dividends for the Old Trafford giants, with caretaker boss Ole Gunnar...
'Hidden Gem' Was Life and Northern Soul of 60s Party
WIGAN Casino, Manchester's Twisted Wheel and the Golden Torch in Tunstall, near Stoke.They were all acclaimed arenas for those addicted to the very opposite of 'Top of the Pops' - rare, obscure, dance hall stomps and torch tunes - 'lost' American music...
Hot Hatch That's a Hoot to Drive
IWELL remember a very long time ago testing the very first Golf GTi and being blown away by what was a total game changer in the hot hatch market.In fact many people attribute that Golf as being the very first proper hot hatch… well now comes an upgrade...
It's Panto - but a Naughty Version!
AS panto season winds up for another year, a production with just as much music, costume and laughter, but with a significantly naughtier side, arrives in Manchester.The Rocky Horror Show will attempt to blast away any January blues with its three-week...
Jolly Ole Jets Squad off with Three Priorities
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer is already thinking ahead. To March and April, at least, when it could all be to play for in the race for the top four, the latter stages of the FA Cup and maybe even the Champions League knockouts."We go to Dubai (after Reading)...
Kompany Should Have Seen Red, Says Klopp
JURGEN Klopp compared Vincent Kompany's tackle on Mo Salah to Sadio Mane's red card at the Etihad in 2017 as he bemoaned a 'really bad decision'.City's captain was given a yellow card by referee Anthony Taylor for lunging in on Liverpool's forward in...
Man, 79, Dies after Attack on Christmas Day
AN elderly man has died after being attacked at a house.Graham Liddle was taken to hospital with multiple injuries on Christmas Day after police were called to reports of an assault on Egerton Drive, Sale.The 79-year-old died in hospital three days after...
Man Jailed after Rape Threats Sent to BBC Presenter
A MAN who sent a barrage of "disgusting and frightening" greetings cards threatening to rape a BBC regional news presenter has been jailed for two years and six months.Gordon Hawthorn, 69, previously admitted one charge of stalking involving serious...
Man Took Knife into Pub after Bingeing on Rum
A TROUBLED man took a large knife into a pub in Didsbury after drinking a bottle-and-a-half of rum - then later forgot why he even had it, a court heard.Ronald Morley, 66, wandered into The Railway near his home on Lapwing Lane with the kitchen blade...
Man Who Failed Driving Test Smashes into Police Station
A MAN who failed his driving test four times smashed his car into a police station after drinking 'six or seven beers' - before wandering inside giggling, a court heard.Jacques Pierre attempted to drive his Mazda 3 home, but ended up ploughing through...
Miracle Clearance Proves to Be Pivotal
JOHN Stones believes his miraculous goal-line clearance changed the game for City last night in their title showdown with Liverpool.The Blues defender amazingly hacked clear the ball when it was just 1.12cm from being over the line.It kept the scores...
Mum, 37, Smuggled Drugs into Jail in Bra
A MUM smuggled thousands of pounds worth of drugs into prison in her bra after being told her partner would be stabbed if she refused, a court heard.Lisa Wright, 37, was spared jail after admitting two counts of conveying prohibited items into HMP Forest...
News Arrest as Pensioner Dies in Road Horror
AN elderly man has died after being struck by a car.Emergency services were called to reports of the collision on Hall Street, at the junction with St Mary's Way, in Offerton, Stockport, shortly before 8.15pm on Wednesday.A 76-year-old man was taken...
No More Talks on Brexit, Says EU
THE EU has confirmed "no further meetings are foreseen" with the UK on updating Theresa May's Brexit deal - as negotiations have concluded.A spokeswoman for European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the leaders of the remaining 27 countries...
Ole Could Be 'Front Runner' for Hotseat
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer will be the frontrunner for the permanent United manager's job if he carries on the way he has started, John O'Shea believes.The Reds' caretaker manager has won his first four games in charge at the club, becoming the first manager...
Ole Effect Luks to Be Paying off for United Trio
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer's first job after retirement? Giving Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez advice in front of goal.Some coaches may find that a little daunting in their first coaching role, particularly when you have previously been rivalling...
Parents Picking Up the Tab for 'Free' Childcare
MORE parents in Manchester are using the government-funded 30-hours-a-week of free childcare, according to official figures.The scheme was introduced in the autumn term of 2017 to provide additional free care for three and four-year-olds.Latest figures...
Rise in Number of Baby Deaths
THE number of babies dying in Manchester has risen by nearly 40 per cent since the beginning of the decade, new figures reveal.A town hall report said council bosses are 'extremely concerned' by the sharp increase, which leaves the city with the fourth...
Sharks Plan to Attack Champs
ATTACK will be the best form of defence for Sale Sharks when they welcome reigning Premiership champions Saracens to the AJ Bell Stadium tonight, according to Josh Beaumont.The Sharks will contest their first game of the new year against Mark McCall's...
Sisters Jailed over Tax-Free Shopping Con
A LOUIS Vuitton sales assistant and her two sisters have been jailed after stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds in a tax-free shopping scam.Yuan Ting Yue, who worked at Selfridges in the city centre, and her sisters Yuan Yee Yue and Yuan Ling Yue,...
Solskjaer Admits He Doesn't Want to Leave United
OLE Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated he does not want to leave United at the end of the season.The Reds' caretaker coach was appointed for a five-month period on December 19 but the Reds have enjoyed a perfect start under the Norwegian, who emulated Sir...
Stretch of Motorway to Close for Five Weeks
A TWO-MILE stretch of the M56 will be closed at night and weekends for roadworks.Repairs on the carriageway between junction 3 of the M60 at Cheadle and junction 3A of the M56 at Wythenshawe - known as the Sharston Link - will start on Wednesday, January...
That Win Came from the Gut, Says Kompany
VINCENT Kompany says City's victory over Liverpool was like 'nothing he had every witnessed before'.The Blues captain played a starring role in the win as he and his team-mates ended Liverpool's previously unbeaten start to the Premier League season.Leroy...
There's No Value in Yet Another Rail Price Hike
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukTHE annual UK rail fare increase - with prices jumping up by an average of 3.1 per cent on January 2 - made the return...
Thugs Wield Lump Hammer in Cash Raid at Warehouse
A ROBBERY gang armed with weapons including a lump hammer threatened a security guard outside a cash-and-carry warehouse.Police are hunting four men who escaped with a 'significant amount' of cash in the raid.The masked gang struck outside Ahmed Brothers...
Top Award Delight for Red Rose Ace Sophie
LANCASHIRE Thunder left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone has been voted the ICC Women's Emerging Player of the Year after taking 18 wickets in nine ODIs and 17 in 14 T20Is during 2018.The 19-year-old was also named Lancashire Thunder's Young Player of the...
Tram Staff Hailed for Bravery during Attack
TWO Metrolink security officers understood to be first on the scene during the attack at Victoria Station have been praised for their 'bravery and swift action'.The two officers were on the opposite platform when the incident, in which two members of...
Tributes as Transgender Campaigner Dies Aged 64
TRANSGENDER activist and campaigner for Manchester's Gay Village Julia Grant has died aged 64.According to tributes posted by friends Julia passed away on Wednesday morning, January 2, following a short illness.Julia, who owned Hollywood Showbar on Canal...
Two Arrests over Illegal Migrants Crossing Channel
TWO people were arrested in Manchester on suspicion of arranging the illegal movement of migrants into the UK.The National Crime Agency said officers arrested a 33-year-old Iranian national and a 24-year-old British man in Manchester.A National Crime...
Welcome to the Week Ahead
¦ O2 Ritz / academymusicgroup.com/o2ritzmanchester / 0161 714 4140 / Wednesday, January 9, 7.30pm / £15 TODAY Music / Y.O.U.N.G If you've ever wondered what Royal Blood would sound like with Lethal Bizzle on lead vocals, then hotlytipped Manchester rap-rock...
We're Plugging into Electric Car Revolution
ELECTRIC car technology is advancing rapidly, and the latest figures suggest that Greater Manchester is getting on board the green revolution.From October 2017 to September 2018, the number of registered plug-in vehicles in the area increased by almost...
What to Fork out on Next
emily heward tells us what we can expect from the latest venues where you can eat in the new yearIT promises to be another bumper year for Manchester restaurant openings in 2019.Rapidly-developing pockets of the city such as Ancoats and the Oxford Road...
Woman, 62, Forced Young Girl into Sex Act
A WOMAN who forced a young girl to perform a sex act on her has been jailed.Paedophile Eileen McBrien, 62, is starting a six-year prison sentence after a case described by police as 'harrowing.' .The victim later told her mother what had happened.She...
You Will Be Moved by This People Mover
VAUXHALL seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment - after some time in the doldrums - picking up a number of awards for their latest vehicles.The most recent success came for our second test car this week, the Combo Life MPV, which has won AUTOBEST's...
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