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Articles from March 24, 2019

7of the Best. HORROR FILMS FEATURING FAMILIES
1THE OMEN (1976) IT'S hard to play happy families when you're bringing up the Anti-Christ. Throw in a creepy nanny and it's no wonder things take a murderous turn. It was said the filming itself was cursed after two planes carrying actor Gregory Peck...
After I Left Oasis I Just Got Drunk for Three Years
T had been more than 20 years since Tony McCarroll had come face to face with Liam Gallagher.IOf course, he'd seen the rock star, his childhood friend, plastered all over TV and radio for the past two decades as Oasis conquered the world - who hadn't?...
A Hotel with Capital Gains
KATIE FITZPATRICK FINDS THE STYLISH ASSEMBLY HOTEL THE PERFECT SPRINGBOARD FOR A ROMANTIC NIGHT IN THE CITY tr avel report LondonWHAT do you really want from a hotel room? Prepare to change your way of thinking if you stay at the Assembly hotel on the...
All United Have to Do Is Stop Messi. but How Do You Do That?
IF any members of the United defence were spending last Sunday evening watching Barcelona, then there may have been a fair bit of tossing and turning during the night.It falls to the Reds to try to stop Lionel Messi in the Champions League quarter-finals...
Also Showing
WHAT MEN WANT (15) HH HHH DIRECTED by one man, produced by two more and marshalled onto the big screen by an army of XY chromosomes, Adam Shankman's gender-reversed remake of What Women Want comes to the shocking conclusion that the sexes want the same...
Arguably, I've Done One of the Great TV Sitcom Characters. [Derived]
He's teased a possible reboot of sitcom Frasier, but until then Kelsey Grammer wants to play against type. He tells Gemma Dunn about new drama Proven InnocentKELSEY GRAMMER has a foolproof criteria when it comes to accepting a role.And it certainly seems...
Bits and Pieces
1970 March 21: It was ominous for Manchester City when former England striker Jimmy Greaves played his first match for West Ham at Maine Road. He had scored on his debut for every senior side he represented - Chelsea, Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and England.In...
City Were Still Right to Let Sancho Leave
IT is doubtful United will put up a 'Welcome to Trafford' poster featuring Jadon Sancho if they manage to sign the former City man in the summer.Old Trafford sources say the Borussia Dortmund star is the Reds' number one transfer target.And apart from...
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Countdown to Crunch Time in the Closest of Title Races
CITY'S fight with Liverpool for the Premier League title looks set to go down to the wire - but that may not be the case.Pep Guardiola's side trail Reds by two points but have a game in hand, which will be played on April 24 against United, a fixture...
Director of Football Would Ensure Reds Have Big Summer
WITH the weeks ticking down until the summer transfer window opens, speculation is increasing as to who United are going to sign.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already said he is helping the club plan for their summer spending spree despite not yet knowing...
Double Meanings
THEBIGINTERVIEW Jordan Peele follows the Oscar-winning Get Out with the sinister horror Us, about a family stalked by their doppelgangers... GEORGIA HUMPHREYS talks to the director and cast about the film's deeper messageJORDAN PEELE'S directorial debut...
Dream Home That's Stood Empty for 20 Years
OR more than 20 years this house has been empty on the shore of Hollingworth Lake.FAnd now Rochdale council, who say it's spoiling the view, want to take it off its owners using a compulsory purchase order.For owners Dr Stephen Watkins, 68, and his wife...
Dress Up Your Dungarees with Pride
HERE aren't many people sitting on the fence when it comes to dunagrees.TFans of the denim onesie say they're practical, comfy and cool, an instant outfit that requires very little thought.On the other hand, some people think they're childish, unflattering...
Eating Your Greens
Grey areas are being banished from the city's restaurants thanks to a firm that's every bit a growing concern, writes Daisy JacksonRED brick, yellow trams, rainbow-hued fountains in Piccadilly Gardens. Very occasionally we might get a glimpse of blue...
Either I Quit My Job Which Pays the Bills, Get a Taxi or Walk
ARIA Brabiner lives about five miles from where she works, as the crow flies.MIf she drove - from near Mocha Parade in Salford, to Trafford Park - her commute would take 15 minutes.But, like the vast majority of people who use public transport here,...
England Set to Ring Changes
GARETH Southgate will make changes against Montenegro in order to balance 'freshness and continuity' as England attempt to build on their impressive start to Euro 2020 qualification.The Three Lions kicked off Group A in emphatic fashion with a 5-0 victory...
FOR Anyone Wondering [...]
FOR anyone wondering just how close to the truth the Real Housewives of Cheshire actually is, the M.E.N. can confirm that what you see is what you get.Following on from the explosive finale of series eight which saw the cast divided into two separate...
Forget the Superstars, Reds Need Prem Experience This Summer
IT'S set to be an extremely busy summer at United.Not only do the club have a final decision to make about who should become the new first-team manager, but an extensive squad overhaul will be needed if the squad are to genuinely challenge for the Premier...
FOURFOURTWO, the Usually Reserved His Feet'. It Makes United the Obvious Bale Would Be a Costly Reds Error
OF all the hand gestures you would imagine Alexis Sanchez to offer the media a wave was not one of them. The Chilean crossed reporters' paths at Carrington recently and, while a team-mate didn't acknowledge them, Sanchez cheerfully gestured as he entered...
Guardiola May Have to Take the Soft Approach to Get Best out of Leroy
SOMETHING strange happened to Leroy Sane this week."His development has been good in both the national team and Manchester City," Germany boss Joachim Low said."He has put in some great performances, but what is more important to me is that he has taken...
Hero Sterling Now One of Our Leaders, Insists Southgate
GARETH Southgate hailed Raheem Sterling's new-found maturity and 'devastating' finishing after the City forward helped England start their Euro 2020 qualification campaign in style.After reaching the World Cup semi-finals and inaugural Nations League...
Holiday from Hell
(GET scared out of your skin by the full-blooded popcorn thrills of this intense home invasion horror which asks cutting questions about identity.A suburban family on a Californian seaside break are forced to fight for survival when they're attacked...
How My Cancer Battle Saved My Mum's Life
NE in nine women will get breast cancer in their lifetime.OThey could be anyone - mothers, daughters, aunties, sisters - the disease doesn't care.A cancer diagnosis is devastating whatever the circumstances, but imagine finding out one of the people...
It Was like Jeremy Kyle with Handbags
PERLA'S INCREDIBLE STORY Yoga instructor Perla joined RHOC in series eight, and straight away ruffled a few feathers (all of them Dawn's) with her no-nonsense, direct approach.But behind the confident exterior, Perla - who has slimmed down from a size...
I've Been Here Six Years Now and I Feel So Settled
REBECCA Adlington OBE is a former competitive swimmer who specialised in freestyle events in multiple Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European competitions.She won two gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 400-metre freestyle and 800-metre...
Jump around! Kickair
PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP WITH A VISIT TO ONE OF THE REGION'S TRAMPOLINE CENTRES The best of Manchester TrampoliningTRAMPOLINING has fast become a popular pursuit for families, with centres springing up across Greater Manchester.Since Jump Nation, now...
Keeper Ederson Can Help Hand Blues More Glory by Using His Feet
EDERSON is on course to break the Premier League's assist record for a goalkeeper.The Blues stopper has been a revelation at City, showcasing weekly his freakish technical ability.Upon arrival in Manchester, Pep Guardiola required a goalkeeper that could...
Labour Could Make Buses the Mayor's Biggest Issue
T has been one of the longestlasting political headaches in Greater Manchester, both for town hall bosses and the public.IThe state of our bus network, while not being a glamorous topic, affects vastly more people than a great many of the issues that...
Lam Eyes Battle with Hastings!
JACKSON Hastings will have a chance to rub salt into Wigan's wounds when the reigning champions take on Salford at the AJ Bell Stadium today.The half-back has played a key role turning around the fortunes of the Red Devils, who have won 10 of the 13...
More Charges Could Come over Tit-for-Tat Gang War
MORE charges could be brought against Salford gangsters after members of the city's notorious A Team were convicted over a botched hit which saw an innocent boy of seven shot on his own doorstep.Six of the gang's members are facing long jail sentences...
Mourinho Expects to Be in New Job by June
JOSE Mourinho has set a deadline of June to return to management after turning down four offers following his dismissal by United.The 56-year-old has been out of work since losing his job at Old Trafford in December. But the former Chelsea, Real Madrid...
Music Is a Catalyst for Celebrating Diversity in This City, Says Gavin Sharp, CEO at Band on the Wall
LIVE music has been a fundamental part of Manchester's cultural life for pretty much as long as Manchester has had a name.In the very beginning, the migrants that came to this growing city brought with them their songs and stories that identified them...
My Frank Was Never Warned about the Dangers of Asbestos
IT started during a family holiday - Frank Ross was playing in the sea with his children when he felt out of shape for the first time in his life.A normally fit and healthy 59-yearold, Frank had been larking about with his twins Francine and Adam, picking...
News You Can Sit at the Stop Waiting for 20 Minutes
BRIAN O'Neil relies on the number 98 bus to take him from his house in Lower Broughton into the city centre.At the age of 73, using public transport is his only option.He uses the bus to go shopping, visit friends and attend medical appointments. It...
One of Italy's Crown Jewels
NAPLES sits on the Bay of Naples near to Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that destroyed the nearby Roman town of Pompeii.Among centuries of important art and architecture you'll find two royal palaces, three castles, and ancient ruins that include...
On the Grapevine
WHETHER it's still, sparkling or a gin thing, rosé is all the rage - and what better way to celebrate Mother's Day than with something rosy-hued? We've gathered together a few of her favourite 'pink' things...Mirabeau en Provence La Folie Rosé NV, France...
Pride of Rugby World
ACK in August 1998, two best friends were at a house party in Manchester.Both in their late twenties, Simon Stanley and Duncan Leckie wanted to set up a new type of sports team.More specifically, a rugby team - but one that would be for men who identified...
Quick Quiz
1. In what position did the UK rank in the United Nations' annual World Happiness Report? 2. To the nearest million, what was the EuroMillions jackpot scooped by Ade Goodchild, who has become the wealthiest singleton to go public? 3. Who has been named...
Restaurant Inspired by Science
THERE are plenty of restaurants around Greater Manchester that allow diners to get fed in an intimate setting, from candlelit Italian restaurants to pubs with roaring fires.But you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere more intimate than a basement in West...
Rio: United Must Follow Fergie Plan
RIO Ferdinand insists United must take a leaf out of Sir Alex Ferguson's book if they are to return to challenging for the Premier League title next season.The Reds have not won the league trophy since Ferguson's last season in charge which was the 2012/13...
Rustic Roast
EMILY HEWARD HEADS OUT OF THE CITY FOR A MEAL WITH FRIENDS AT A COUNTRY PUB Sunday lunch Norfolk Arms, MarpleNESTLED at the bottom of a valley, on the banks of the River Goyt, The Norfolk Arms is the quintessential village pub.Open wood fires waft their...
Soap Dish
EASTENDERS BBC1 THE big news of the week: Keanu is back, so expect much hesitation and furtive looks from Sharon.Phil Mitchell owes Danny, thanks to losing cash in Spain, so he decides to join forces with Keanu to pay off his debt. Later, the sinister...
Solace and Steel Are the Signs of a Great Leader
HAT makes a great leader? WIt seems to be the question everyone's asking recently and not as a result of May's Brexit shenanigans, but following the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand.More than a week ago New Zealand's leader...
Solskjaer's the Most Famous Norwegian on Earth Right Now
UNITED SPECIAL United fans are mad about him but, as Tyrone Marshall finds out, Ole's homeland just can't get enough of the Reds boss eitherNORWAY is normally a reserved country, its people characterised by their humbleness. But over the last three months...
Summer Pep Up!
CITY chief executive Ferran Soriano claims there will be 'some exciting new players' arriving at the club this summer.The Blues have had a £501m overhaul since Pep Guardiola became manager, and are facing a possible transfer ban from Fifa over alleged...
Talking BETTING FRED DONE
HANDS off Paul Pogba! That's my message to Zinedine Zidane who, like the rest of us, is a big admirer of United's record signing - especially now he's got his mojo back since Jose Mourinho left Old Trafford.The French World Cup winner has got me thinking...
The Beer Necessities
WE'VE long tailored our wine choices to our culinary favourites... but who knew you could do the same with the humble beer? Food and drink writer Claire Bullen and Jen Ferguson, co-founder of top London bottle shop Hop Burns & Black, have joined...
Then & Now Philips Park
Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look todayANEW kind of power now holds sway at Philips Park, once a monument to Manchester's industrial heritage...
The Smoke That Thunders
MANCHESTER IS NOW JUST ONE CONNECTION AWAY FROM A SPECTACULAR TRIP TO ONE OF AFRICA'S NATURAL WONDERS tr avel report victoria fallsIMBABWE; it's a country that appears in the news more often than in travel programmes.ZBut behind the headlines is a place...
Three to See
watch at home Missed it at the cinema or on TV? We round up the best streaming and DVD releases of the week..... RALPH Breaks The Internet is an imaginative and deeply satisfying sequel to the 2013 feel-good computer animation Wreck-It Ralph, which warms...
Top Man Laid the Foundations for City's Success
CITY SPECIAL But what has happened to the Chilean's signings who didn't manage to stay the course at the Etihad Stadium?CITY'S transfer strategy has been portrayed as a scattergun approach - fire enough money at the market and you will end up with some...
Tragic Tot's Lock of Hair Stolen from Her Mother
THE mum of a two-year-old girl who died suddenly has been left 'devastated' after a lock of her hair was stolen. Kirsty Baldwin said the snip of blonde hair was all the family 'had left' of her daughter Ellie Louise Baldwin, since she died of bronchial...
Warning over Isco Interest
FORMER City defender Joleon Lescott has issued a warning over a potential summer pursuit of Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco, regardless of how good a player he could be for City.Isco has had a frustrating season at Los Blancos, going from a key...
Wembley Woe for Stockport with Late Strike
STOCKPORT County suffered lastminute heartbreak as their dreams of playing at Wembley were dashed by AFC Fylde.The Hatters conceded in the dying seconds of their FA Trophy semi-final second leg in front of a 6,000-plus strong crowd at Edgeley Park to...
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A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE AZIZ ANSARI AND DINNER FOR TWO AT THE PETER STREET KITCHEN ON 12TH APRILIn collaboration with Peter Street Kitchen and two time Emmy Award winning Aziz Ansari, we are delighted to offer a pair of tickets to Aziz's show 'Road...
Woman's £1,000 Bill for Dumping Rubbish
A YOUNG woman who spent months dodging punishment has been hit with a bill for almost £1,000 after being caught dumping rubbish outside her own home.Farhio Yusuf spent 20 minutes throwing black bags full of waste and other trash onto a grassed area at...
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