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Articles from November 2, 2019

100-Strong Biker Gang Cause Havoc
PARENTS say their kids were left too frightened to trick or treat after gangs of bikers were reported causing mayhem across south Manchester.Residents described seeing 'up to 100' masked men driving en masse through the city, pulling stunts, speeding...
All Geek to Me
JOKER: KILLER SMILE #1 WITH the movie dividing opinion, this new comic explores what happens when Joker encounters a new mental health professional - and it's not Harley Quinn.Killer Smile introduces, Dr Ben Arnell, a brilliant young professional asked...
A 'Murder' You Don't Want to Miss
IT'S that time of year again, the gangs are massing in noisy groups ready to huddle together as the cold creeps in.I'm not talking about the gang of youths outside your local shop, although there seem to fewer youngsters braving the cold to intimidate...
An Eye for Great Taste
Our trio of amateur cooks tackle recipes from Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski's debut cookbook. So how will they fare?THERE have been many snarky asides at Antoni Porowski's expense. As beautiful, charming and thoughtful as he may be, as the food and...
Ask Expert The
QWHEN I tell my 15-year-old son to do his homework, he often ignores me or does something completely different. Is there a better way for me to speak to him?" APROFESSOR Silke Paulmann, pictured below, a psychologist from the University of Essex, has...
'At Least 30' Buildings Are Still Covered with Grenfell-Style Cladding
MORE than two years on from the Grenfell Tower blaze, it has emerged 79 apartment blocks in Greater Manchester still don't meet fire safety standards.The figure was released by the Greater Manchester High Rise Task Force as the report of the first phase...
Banned Driver Sped at 50mph through Hospital Grounds
A ROGUE driver led police on a highspeed chase - which included travelling at 50mph through the grounds of a hospital, Manchester Crown Court heard.A judge said it was fortunate Hawreh Khoshnaw, 20, didn't hurt or kill anyone when he stole an Audi and...
Boss Has Young Guns in His Contract Sights
UNITED are hopeful Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong will sign new contracts following the recent renewals of Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood. The pair, both 19, have entered the last eight months of their deals and the Reds do not have the option of...
Building to Start on 100 Council Houses
ANOTHER 100 council houses are to be built in Salford.The council will start constructing them next spring after securing a £7.7m grant from Homes England.The city once had a housing stock of just under 20,000 homes in the 1960s and 1970s.But they became...
Costume Drama
CELEBS enjoyed some ghoulish fun for Halloween, looking a far cry from their on-screen roles.Soap and reality TV stars and their families went all-out for the occasion, dressing up in their best ghastly costumes. And the compliments came flooding in...
Eric Closing in on First-Team Shirt Says Pep
ERIC Garcia is close to challenging for the City first team in the Premier League, according to Pep Guardiola.Brought to the club from Barcelona's academy in 2017, the Spanish centre-back has impressed with every opportunity he has been given, and his...
Extra Time
FERNANDINHO insists he can still play at the highest level as his City contract enters its final months.The 34-year-old Brazilian has been one of Pep Guardiola's most important players in the last two seasons, helping the Blues to win seven of the last...
Farage in Warning to Tories over Deal
NIGEL FARAGE has thrown down a General Election gauntlet to Boris Johnson, calling on him to ditch his Brexit deal and form a "Leave alliance".The Brexit Party leader said he will field a candidate in every seat in Britain if the Prime Minister does...
Farrell's 'Let's Go for It' Message for Final
CAPTAIN Owen Farrell expects his England team-mates to seize the opportunity to realise their boyhood dreams by emptying the tanks in today's World Cup final.South Africa stand between Eddie Jones' side and the Webb Ellis Trophy as the sport's top two...
Fears over Centre for Mental Health Patients Next to Rail Line
A MENTAL health facility is to be built next to a railway line - despite concerns over a potential suicide risk.Plans for the supported housing scheme in Ashton-under-Lyne were approved by Tameside council last month. The facility on Rutland Street will...
Foreign Aid Has Saved Many Lives - Even Yours
VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.ukI WRITE in support of Steve Roman's response to J McCulloch's letter about cancelling foreign aid (Viewpoints, October...
General Knowledge Quiz
1. Which TV series followed the further adventures of Trude Mostue and others after their graduation? A Doctor, Doctor B The Graduates C Vets in Practice D Airport 2. Who was the fourth wife of Henry VIII? A Anne Boleyn B Anne of Cleves C Jane Seymour...
Give Them a Hedge Start
Make a point of helping hedgehogs with homes, food and safe paths and these creatures will repay you in the gardenHEDGEHOGS have to be our most adorable native mammal - and they are also a gardener's best friend, gobbling up pesky slugs, snails and caterpillars.So...
Halloween Mayhem on the Streets
GANGS of yobs brought Halloween mayhem to the streets Greater Manchester.Fireworks were thrown at houses and firefighters and eggs hurled at windows A fire service watch manager was left with a burn to his skin after a firework was thrown at him as firefighters...
I'M MORE CONFIDENT IN MY LATE 30s THAN I WAS IN MY 20s
SHE may have quit as team captain on Celebrity Juice after 10 years but Fearne Cotton isn't taking things easy.As well as being mum to six-year-old Rex and Honey, four (her children with husband Jesse Wood), writing a vegan cookbook and launching a jewellery...
In Icon Crolla Should Be on Queen's Honours
ANTHONY Crolla is a true Mancunian Rocky story - and he deserves to be recognised in the Queen's Honours List.Emotions will be high tonight as he has one last dance against Frank Urquiaga at the Manchester Arena, bringing the curtain down on an amazing...
Key Issues for Blues Analysis
¦ STONES TO STEP UP? AFTER being overlooked in the Champions League meetings the previous year, John Stones started both of City's ultimately pivotal league games against Liverpool last season. In a campaign that saw the head-to-head meetings between...
Key Issues for Reds Analysis Richard Fay
¦ FRED CAN PROVE HOW FAR HE HAS COME IT'S 365 days since United last travelled to face Bournemouth in the Premier League, and it is an opportunity for Fred to showcase just how far he has come.Twelve months ago Jose Mourinho described himself as the...
Knifeman's Threat to Stab Hospital Guard
A DISTURBED man armed with a kitchen knife threatened to stab a hospital security guard and rape his children, a court heard.Lee Steenson, 31, who claimed to be a member of Salford's notorious A Team criminal gang, left a trio of security guards in shock...
Let's Get Back to Nature
As a new report confirms nature helps us to de-stress, SAM WYLIE-HARRIS reveals how families can squeeze an extra 10 minutes of greenery into each dayWE all know fresh air is good for us and even a short walk can lift our spirits - think dappled sunlight,...
Masterminds
1. What type of musical instrument, worth more than £250,000, is believed to have been stolen on a London train? 2. Who has had to pull out of Strictly after a knee injury? 3. Which food product was recalled by most major supermarkets this week after...
Must-See Shows
STRICTLY COME DANCING, TONIGHT, BBC1, 7PM HALLOWEEN was last week but will there be any more frights as Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present the seventh live episode of this year's series? The 10 remaining couples will be taking to the dance floor,...
November Is a Gift for Gamers
REMEMBER, remember the month of November. Once the sparkly delights of Bonfire Night are over, it's a straight run to Christmas. And while most of us have our thinking caps on for gift ideas, let's not lose sight of the great titles which hit the shelves...
Now That's Boosted Our Kitty!
A KIND-HEARTED stranger walked into a charity shop and made a £20,000 donation by bank transfer.The woman said it was in memory of her late mother.Volunteers at the newly-opened Cats Protection charity shop in Didsbury were left stunned by the amazing...
Number of 'Second Homes' Soar Due to Tax Loophole
THE number of unoccupied properties classed as second homes is soaring in Manchester.Campaigners say that the increase is likely due to a 'perverse incentive' to declare so-called buy-to-leave properties as second homes in order to avoid tax premiums.Official...
Ole Warming to Scott and Fred Midfield Combo
leader mctominay 'a man united boy' says reds boss OLE Gunnar Solskjaer says Scott McTominay is developing into a 'very good midfielder' at United.The Scot, 22, has started all 10 of the Reds' Premier League games this season and established himself...
Parents Put in Picture as Young Yobs Wreak Havoc
POLICE are cracking down on antisocial behaviour by sharing CCTV images of suspected troublemakers online so their parents can see what they've been getting up to.Over the past few weeks, a large gang of youths have been causing mayhem in Leigh town...
Praise for Scouting Set-Up
CITY'S most important work with players goes on before Pep Guardiola gets his hands on them, according to the man himself.The Blues boss was asked how he gets so much out of his footballers after being reminded that England rugby head coach Eddie Jones...
Ragged Sale Pay Penalty for Game Marred by Errors
ERROR-STREWN Sale Sharks fell to 16-10 defeat to Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership at a sodden Ashton Gate.A trio of first-half penalties from Bears fly-half Callum Sheedy and Ioan Lloyd's late try saw Sale, who lost skipper Jono Ross to injury...
Raise a Glass
MY inbox is busy with updates on new wines, new brands and new ideas from the retail world. And mainly because people are now gearing up to that magic word - Christmas. I'll be dusting myself down and getting into the festive vibes with you soon.For...
Romero States the Case for Stronger Defence
SERGIO Romero believes United are more 'solid and stable' thanks to their recent formation switch under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The Reds started the season playing in their usual 4-2-3-1, but have switched to a three-man defence in recent weeks in order...
ROXANNE Pallett Is Reportedly [...]
ROXANNE Pallett is reportedly engaged to New York firefighter Jason Carrion.According to reports, Jason popped the question to Roxanne after meeting her mum for the first time during a recent visit to the UK.It was 'love at first sight' for the couple...
Salford to Rain on County's Parade!
SALFORD City's promotion credentials will face a real test today as they travel to Newport County in League Two.Last season's play-off finalists haven't lost at Rodney Parade in the league since February and have lost just twice all season.The Ammies...
Serial Shoplifter Stole to 'Escape Drug Addict Ex'
A WOMAN who nicked thousands of pounds-worth of goods from Trafford Centre shops has walked free after claiming she stole to fund her escape from her drug-addict ex-boyfriend.Lauren Andrews, 34, looted perfumes worth £2,360 from Abercrombie and Fitch...
Shirt Show Kicks off at Football Museum
A NEW exhibition coming to Manchester's National Football Museum will feature the UK's largest-ever display of football shirts.The exhibition, which will make its debut here in Manchester this month, will see more than 200 iconic football shirts displayed.Strip!...
'Someone Has to Act on Too Many Games'
PEP Guardiola has backed up rival manager Jurgen Klopp in his criticism of the fixture obligations for Premier League clubs.The pair have been rivals since they were at Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund respectively, and are battling again now at the...
Sometimes We Even Give the Chefs Hugs. on a Really Bad Day
MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS IS BACK AND THE COMPETITION IS TOUGHER THAN EVER, SAY JUDGES MARCUS WAREING AND MONICA GALETTI. GEMMA DUNN FINDS OUT MOREPICK OF THE WEEK MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS BBC2, Tuesday, 8pm ARCUS WAREING and Monica Galetti...
So Much Water for Tee
T'S a simple enough equation.ISport equals golf. Country equals Portugal. Add them together and the answer must be the Algarve, right? There are marginally more courses strung along this 100-mile stretch of coast than Brexit permutations, with more than...
Store Guard Hit Shopper 29 Times in Pastries Row
A SECURITY guard at a shop in Piccadilly Gardens punched a man 29 times in the head and face after a row over two pastries.John Campbell is now starting a four-and-a-half year jail sentence after admitting a further assault on the same man an hour later.Three...
Talking BETTING
ANYONE else noticed we're doing pretty well at United at the moment without a certain Paul Pogba? He's still injured and without him the squad is beginning to have a look of the Reds from yesteryear.That's three away wins on the bounce for us since the...
Tech That
APPLE AIRPODS GO PRO FOLLOWING on from the release of its stellar new iPhones, Apple has updated its wireless earphones with the awkwardly-named AirPods Pro, bringing a wealth of new features - not least a snugger fit with a choice of three sizes of...
The Golden Key to Our Public Transport
IT was the key that unlocked public transport in Manchester.And now, thanks to a very lucky break and a successful fundraising campaign, the golden piece of transport history is back where it rightly belongs.The year 1901 was a landmark moment for public...
Top Club 'Tokes' Set to Reopen
ONE of Oldham's most loved nightclubs is set to reopen this month.Tokyo Oldham - known to most simply as 'Tokes' - will be relaunching on Roscoe Street with four rooms of music.The ground level, which was turned into German-style Bierkeller in 2015,...
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TRENDING THE MORNING SHOW OK, OK, reviews for the first big original drama from Apple TV+ have not been 100% glowing. But come on, a TV show starring the sublime Reese Witherspoon, right, AND Jennifer Aniston... we've got to at least give it a go. It's...
TV Films of the Week
1 QUEEN OF KATWE Today, BBC2, 3.30pm QUEEN of Katwe chronicles the incredible true story of a Ugandan chess prodigy, who emerged from a slum in Kampala to proudly represent her country on the international stage. We're introduced to 10-year-old Phiona...
VOLT Sets My Pulse Racing
MY RELATIONSHIP with cycling has been complicated - I both love it and hate it almost at the same time.I love the freedom of feeling weightless and flying through the streets as mere mortal pedestrians plod on, held back by gravity.But I hate it when...
'We Help Each Other out Here, That Is Why Things Are Definitely on the Up.'
"IN some areas of the country, people don't even speak to their neighbours, but here we help each other out."Talk to anyone from Wythenshawe, and they'll tell you how proud they are of their roots - so what is about this sprawling area of south Manchester...
We Really Had to Wait for TV to Go Epic to Make a Series on This Scale
His Dark Materials, an adaptation of Sir Philip Pullman's acclaimed series of novels, hits the small screen this weekend. KERRI-ANN ROPER asks stars Ruth Wilson and James McAvoy, plus executive producer Jane Tranter and writer Jack Thorne, what we can...
With Time's Up, People Wanted a Vulnerable Male Characterand a Strong Female
Two years after The End Of The F***ing World ended on a huge cliff-hanger, it's back. Star Jessica Barden, 27, talks to GEORGIA HUMPHREYS about slipping back into a character she loves, and why the show was a hitTHE End of the F...ing World series one,...
You Don't Wake Up Famous, You Wake Up Scratching Yourself like Everybody Else
'THE BIG YIN' TALKS TO LUKE RIX-STANDING ABOUT HIS PARKINSON'S, THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS, AND WHY HE WILL NEVER, EVER STOP SWEARING'I'VE got Parkinson's disease," Sir Billy Connolly writes in his new book, Tall Tales And Wee Stories, "and I wish he'd...
Your Winter Checklist for the Garden
AS winter begins to make itself known, you may want to hibernate in front of a roaring fire - but there are some jobs that just won't wait unless you're prepared to have to do more work, and spend more money next year. So, put on your woollies and your...
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