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Articles from June 1, 2019

999 Worker Relives Her Heartbreak over Mum
A 999 call handler said that the heartbreaking call she was seen taking in this week's episode of the BBC's Ambulance brought back painful childhood memories.Viewers of the documentary series will have seen Laura Pilling, who works in the control room...
Allotment Brings Me Happiness, Not a Phone
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukWHAT is happening? Red phoneboxes still standing, but are they ever used? Soon, postboxes will be the same, who writes...
Ammies Tie Up Three for New Season
SALFORD City have extended the contracts of three players ahead of their first season in the Football League.The Ammies, who gained promotion to League Two via the playoffs on May 11, have now secured the futures of Lois Maynard, Chris Wiseman and Mani...
Ask Expert The
QMY 14-year-old daughter is obsessed by the way she looks. She thinks she's too fat (she's not), she wears a lot of make-up and also tries to copy the way celebrities look. How can help her realise what she looks like isn't nearly as important as the...
Big-Match Dilemma for the Neutrals
IT doesn't get much better than this for the neutrals tonight… But we are not neutral here in Manchester are we? Liverpool are not by any stretch of the imagination the average United fans' favourite team and Blues supporters I know are still bristling...
Chilling in New York
HIS story could have been very short indeed. "New York City - Oh, my God!", would have been enough.TOf course, that would not do for the city that never sleeps, where everything is bigger, faster, taller, and, during my winter visit at least, a whole...
CITY City Keen on Felix If Sane Heads Home
JOAO Felix, Bruno Fernandes, Luka Jovic.None of those three players will forget the 2018-19 season in a hurry.The trio enjoyed breakthrough campaigns with their respective clubs, with the 19-year-old Felix emerging as one of Europe's hottest young talents,...
Detectives Reveal New Image of Gunmen
THIRTY minutes before a young dad was shot in front of his son, two wouldbe assassins are caught on CCTV at a petrol station.The pair are on a stolen Triumph Sprint GT superbike at the BP Service Station on Seedley Road in Salford.The location is less...
Drink-Drive Footballer 'Too Busy' to Do His Community Service
A DRINK-DRIVING soccer star has tried to wriggle out of completing his community service - claiming he is too busy to do it due to "pressing work commitments". But magistrates refused former United player Darron Gibson's request, after hearing he couldn't...
Family 'Devastated' by Dad's Stab Death
THE heavily-pregnant wife and daughter of a young man stabbed to death 'miss him more than words can ever say'.'Loving, hard-working, family man' David Gavin, 23, was fatally knifed during a 20-minute street fight in Rochdale. His heartbroken wife Bridget,...
Feeling The
Love Island has reduced Caroline Flack to tears. MARION McMULLEN learns how she feels the urge to help those with heartbreak in the villaHow emotionally involved do you find yourself getting once the show is under way? I'M a viewer first, presenter second...
From Wigan. to North Korea
ADVENTURE-SEEKERS will soon be able to take a trip from Wigan all the way to North Korea.But organisers of the trip jokingly say people can miss out Wigan if they're worried about security.Lupine Travel, based in the town, specialise in organised trips...
General Knowledge Quiz
1. How old was Buddy Holly when he died? A 32 B 26 C 37 D 22 2. Which Asian kingdom was formerly known as Siam? A China B Thailand C Mongolia D Burma 3. What name was given to the guerrilla force led by Brigadier General Orde Wingate in Burma? A Findits...
Hero Beats Water Fear in Canal Bridge Rescue
A COUNCILLOR with a fear of water saved a man's life after talking him down from a canal bridge.Coun Phil Burke, who also works as a customer service representative for Metrolink, was on duty at Dane Road Station on Monday, February 18.A commuter then...
I Don't Think It's Possible to Heighten My Anxiety - It's Scarcely Possible to Lower It
Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones tell GEMMA DUNN about the success of Black Mirror and the anxietyinducing twists and turns on the new seasonHEN Netflix dropped three individual episode trailers for Black Mirror this week, fans rejoiced.WThe sci-fi...
Indian Experience Just the Job for Ecclestone
LANCASHIRE star Sophie Ecclestone heads into an Ashes summer in a buoyant mood after a brief but productive spell at the Women's T20 Challenge in India earlier this month.The left-arm spinner, 20, was invited to play in the three-team tournament alongside...
It's Fine to Be (a Little) Fussy
'THE kitchen table is really important to me," explains chef and author Claire Thomson. "That the kids exist in the kitchen with me, and that it's not some space that just makes food and washes up."The Five O'Clock Apron blogger and Instagrammer, whose...
It's Hip to Be Square
A CLEVER NOD TO THE CLASSIC GAMEBOY, PLAYDATE'S RETRO FEATURE SET LOOKS LIKELY TO CRANK UP SOME SERIOUS EXCITEMENT AHEAD OF ITS SCHEDULED RELEASE NEXT YEARTHESE days, it's quite hard to be surprised by the goings on in the world of technology. Phones...
Joshua's Key to US 'Breakout' for Hearn
EDDIE Hearn believes tonight's fight between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr represents the 'breakout night' for not only the world heavyweight champion but also for Matchroom USA.Since re-establishing Matchroom as a major promotional force in the UK,...
Labour Suspends Israel Rant Official
LABOUR has suspended a senior official after a tape emerged of him saying anti-Semitism has been "whipped up" by the Israeli embassy working within the party.The move to suspend Pete Willsman, who sits on Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC),...
Let Itbee
Lay back and make your garden a haven for visiting creatures to help halt declining numbers - they'll soon pay you backSUMMER is here and our gardens are packed with fluttering butterflies, humming bees and - if you're lucky - hedgehogs, amphibians and...
'Let's Make Display of Manchester Music Stars Live Forever'
A FORMER Oasis photographer has launched a campaign to keep an exhibition of rock music photography on permanent display in Manchester.Striking and gritty images of Joy Division, The Stone Roses, The Fall, The Smiths and Buzzcocks are among those featured...
Man Wins Legal Battle over Police Role Discrimination
A WOULD-BE police officer whose application was rejected because he is white and heterosexual is finally being allowed to become a copper after a force accepted it had discriminated against him.Matthew Furlong, 25, from Frodsham, will join Cheshire Police,...
Masterminds
1. Which Game of Thrones star checked himself into a US 'wellness retreat' this week? 2. Which Formula One legend's funeral was held on Wednesday? 3. Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen was elected an MEP for which party? 4. Which former Number 10 spin doctor was...
Messing about by the River
BOB MORTIMER AND PAUL WHITEHOUSE TALK TO LUKE RIX-STANDING ABOUT THEIR NEW BOOK AND THE HEALTH SCARES THAT INSPIRED ITBob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse fishing MY first question to Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer does not go entirely to plan. We've met...
Mosque Plan at Theatre KO'd as 'Too Harmful'
PLANS to renovate a listed theatre to be used as a mosque have been rejected over concerns work would cause 'substantial harm' to its heritage.The owners of the Theatre Royal in Hyde were given permission for the building to change its use to a religious...
Must-See Shows
the British Soap Awards 2019: LIVE TONIGHT, ITV, 8PM BRITAIN'S soap stars are about to find out which plots and performances made the biggest impact as Phillip Schofield hosts live from Salford's Lowry Theatre. That's not much of a trek for the Corrie...
News Thug Boyfriend Held Blade to Woman's Throat in Barbecue Row
A YOUNG mum has described how her 'psycho' ex-boyfriend held a knife to her throat because she wanted to go to a pal's barbecue.Ian Brewster, 27, attacked Kayleigh Rutter with a blade in his hand; stopped her from seeing friends; and threatened to smash...
No Rage, Just Disappointment over an Unnecessary Sequel
N today's wacky world of entertainment, something only has to be a moderate success to spawn a sequel.ILook at Ghost Rider. Panned by critics and fans alike, but made a modest profit at the box office - meaning we had to endure Ghost Rider 2. Adam Sandler's...
Oh for Another Window like This
UNITED supporters cannot wait to see the back of May and June.United last failed to sign a player in June in 2010 and they had already announced pre-contract agreements with Chris Smalling and Javier Hernandez.Before then, there was a barren June in...
Olivia Culpo on Why She Wants to Be the Next Victoria Beckham
The American Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star chats to KATIE WRIGHT about her beauty must-haves WHEN Huda Kattan started the company that is now valued at $1billion, the first product she sold, back in 2011, was false eyelashes.Now, Huda Beauty sells...
Raise a Glass
MY drinks life is peppered with dates to remember and one just round the corner is one of my favourites: World Gin Day.I had a smashing chat with Rachel MacDonald, the brand ambassador for Isle of Harris Gin (RRP £37) and discovered a fascinating story...
Recalling Five United Champions League Bit Players
THE United Champions League winners of 2008 will never be forgotten.Ask a United fan now to recall that team and they'll have no problem reciting its main stars.Here are some of the less remembered names to have featured on that run to the final: ¦ GERARD...
Reds Must Build Strong Foundation - Neville
UNITED have been urged to follow in the footsteps of Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham by former player Phil Neville.United find themselves in a situation where they have not won the league since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013 and Ole...
Review after £24M Health Centre Failure
HEALTH bosses plan to overhaul leadership and governance in the wake of the failed £24m medical centre which hasn't treated a single patient.The action is in response to the findings of an investigation which uncovered a series of 'catastrophic' failings...
Right-Hand Man Arteta a Vital Cog in Pep's Machine
MUCH has been said about City's treblewinning achievements this season, but the fact it was made possible after Pep Guardiola had to make a huge backroom re-shuffle last summer makes it all the more remarkable. City kept almost all of the record-breaking...
Singing in the Rain
INCREDIBLE new photos released to the M.E.N. provide a candid look as the Spice Girls perform at the Etihad Stadium.The girls' reunion tour has been documented by their official tour photographer, Andrew Timms.He's captured Baby Spice Emma Bunton, Ginger...
Starlings Make a Real Racket at My Dinner Table
OUR back garden was like a Friday night out on Deansgate one morning this week, an astonishing racket as young starlings were leaping around looking for food and drink.We counted about five fledglings all demanding food from mum and dad, so there were...
Take That Drive Their Fans Wild
THE DIARY Email: katie.fitzpatrick@reachplc.com Phone: 0161 211 2816 Email: vickie.scullard@reachplc.com Phone: 0161 211 2194 See more celebrity pictures, videos and interviews online at: manchestereveningnews.co.uk KATIE FITZPATRICK & VICKIE SCULLARD...
Tech That. A ROUND-UP OF THE LATEST NEWS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
WHO REMEMBERS THE IPOD? IT doesn't seem that long ago, to me at least, that the launch of new iPods would have created a news tsunami that would wash round the planet at least twice.Now you're more likely to hear people say: "Do they still make iPods?"...
That's How You Get Your Movie Made These Days: You Call It TV
Renee Zellweger, 50, takes on her first leading role in television thanks to new Netflix miniseries What/If, a social thriller that explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. GEMMA DUNN finds out...
Top of the Pots Spot for Blues and Cream of Europe
CITY have already confirmed their place in pot one of the draw for next season's Champions League and either Tottenham Hotspur or Liverpool can follow suit tonight.The Blues landed the honour of a place in pot one for the second consecutive year after...
Trending
sophie turner AFTER emerging a triumphant survivor from the bloody cull of characters in Game of Thrones' final season, the British actress, 23, right, now takes centre stage as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, out in cinemas this week.love island LOVE...
Tributes as Respected Journalist Loses Battle with Cancer
HIGHLY-RESPECTED BBC journalist Jonathan Ali has died.The 50-year-old worked for BBC Radio Manchester for 26 years.He'd been ill with a rare type of bone and tissue cancer called Ewing Sarcoma, and died at The Christie Hospital, Manchester. He continued...
TV Films of the Week
1 STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS Today, ITV2, 5.20pm THE First Order has risen from the ashes of the Galactic Empire, under the yoke of snarling Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) and his protege, Kylo Ren (a terrific Adam Driver). General...
Utterly Moorish
CHEF and restaurateur Ben Tish might have grown up in fish and chip shop-strewn Skegness, but his ultimate passion is the food of the Med.He's travelled to the region every year for more than a decade, spending lots of time in Sicily, Andalucia and on...
'We'll Queue for Weeks for Chance to Buy New Home'
PROSPECTIVE house buyers have been sleeping overnight in their cars to make sure they are first in line for homes at a new development.They use relatives to do 'shifts' in the parked cars and they bring food, sleeping bags and hot water bottles to make...
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