Publication: Manchester Evening News

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UKIP on tour: Nige comes to town

The UKIP leader is going on a walkabout in Knutsford this afternoon as nominations close for the local elections. But a 'public meeting' being held tonight turns out to be a little more private than billedAfter the Wythenshawe by-election, the UKIP storm ... [Published Manchester Evening News - 45 mins ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Coronation Street star Barbara Knox pleads not guilty to drink driving

Coronation Street star Barbara Knox will now go to trial at Macclesfield Magistrate in July after pleading not guiltyCoronation Street star Barbara Knox has pleaded not guilty to one count of drink driving after appearing in court today.The soap actress, ... [Published Manchester Evening News - 4 hours ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Phoebe, 10, cuts her locks to help children suffering from cancer

10-year-old Phoebe Locke opted for a bob after losing 11 inches of her hair to help children suffering from cancerLittle Phoebe Locke is cutting it in the world of fundraising – by having her waist-length hair chopped off.The 10-year-old opted for a bob ... [Published Manchester Evening News - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Illiterate postmaster pens debut novel

Matthew McCarten, of the Lord Lane Post Office, was labelled illiterate as a child but has gone on to publish his first bookAn Oldham   postmaster labelled as illiterate as a child has gone on to publish his own book.Matthew McCartan was told by teachers ... [Published Manchester Evening News - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Five pop band reunions we do want to see

We named the band we don't want to reappear, but here's a selection of those that should..Pop music has thrown up some shockers over the years, and some would say the following five pop bands should never return, like this lot.But here, Denise Evans argues ... [Published Manchester Evening News - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Grant Thornton names Carl Williams as north west managing partner

He succeeds Les Ross, who is retiring in the summer after more than 35 years’ with the businessBusiness advisory firm Grant Thornton has appointed Carl Williams as its north west managing partner.He succeeds Les Ross, who is retiring in the summer after ... [Published Manchester Evening News - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Former miners to gather to honour the fallen at Agecroft Colliery

A new memorial garden will be unveiled in tribute to the historic Agecroft Colliery in Pendlebury with ceramic plaques to honour 12 miners who lost their lives there between 1958 and 1990Former miners will gather this weekend to commemorate those who ... [Published Manchester Evening News - 3 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Stockport Council to plough on with £7.5m primary school plan despite public opposition

Stockport Council wants to merge Orrishmere and Queens Road primaries in Cheadle Hulme and create a new school buildingCouncil bosses are set to build a £7.5m primary school – despite the majority of those who responded to a consultation disagreeing with ... [Published Manchester Evening News - 3 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Tear down this wall, Sir Richard: When will the Concrete Curtain be toppled?

A town hall battle of wills over Piccadilly Gardens has been won. But the public don't just want a makeover - they want it goneExactly a year ago this week, I wrote my first M.E.N. column.As anniversaries go, it's not really up there with the moon landing ... [Published Manchester Evening News - 3 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Miss Manchester 2014 - Who would you like to see win the crown?

Tonight 28 finalists will battle it out to be crowned Miss Manchester 2014 at a glitzy ceremony at The Palace HotelThe new Miss Manchester 2014 will be crowned tonight.Twenty eight finalists will look to try and win the title in front of a host of celebrity ... [Published Manchester Evening News - 3 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

Manhunt launched after bungling gunman points weapon at shop staff - and runs away

Police believe the man may also have been spotted carrying a gun down Rusholme's Curry Mile last weekShop staff have described the moment a bungling gunman burst into the store - before turning around and running away empty handed.The man burst into Ocean ... [Published Manchester Evening News - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

Pub gang threaten to burn woman and batter her boyfriend in terrifying attack

The three men broke into the Union Inn, on Broadstone Road, Reddish, on Easter Monday at 4.30am and carried out a ‘sustained attack’ on Darren Crowther, 31, who lives above the puA violent gang threatened to burn a woman with an iron and battered her ... [Published Manchester Evening News - Apr 22 2014]
Entities: Iron, Police, CCTV, Torture, Android

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"We are the only party that still believes in hosting public meetings and taking our argument straight to the voter" says Mr O'Flynn
The lyrics "I am not your Casanova, me and Romeo have never been friends" are among the best in pop music history
Town hall bosses say another alternative – repairing and extending both schools - would cost almost £4m and would leave "children in inadequate buildings that are unfit for purpose on two neighbouring sites" . The planned site, they say, will be fit for the next 60 to 80 years
Angela de Frouw, of AdF management who organises the event, said: "It is going to be fanatastic."

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