The weekend is nearly here and with it comes another huge crop of events across Manchester and beyond. Among this weekend's highlights is Manchester Day, which returns with its annual parade on Sunday . The World Cup has kicked off too, and we've picked out some of the best sports bars to watch it in . To stay on top of everything happening in the city, give our two new Facebook groups a follow - Eating out in Manchester and Going out in Manchester - for all the latest restaurant, bar and nightlife news, reviews and offers. Manchester restaurant deals and offers in June 2018 Comedy - Doug Stanhope With his acerbic wit, fierce intellect and caustic social commentary, uncompromising American comic Doug Stanhope has become renowned for saying the unsayable. Here is a man who has joked about his own mother’s self-administered euthanasia. Someone who tells humorous anecdotes about the time he once worked as a gay sex line operator. A comic who frequently and brazenly attacks all … [Read more...] about Things to do in Manchester this weekend: June 15 to 17
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Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have arrived in Israel for the opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, an event that is due to be met with widespread protests by Palestinians and others opposed to it. Donald Trump’s eldest daughter arrived as part of the official US delegation, technically headed by deputy secretary of state John Sullivan, and containing Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and 12 members of Congress. While Mr Sullivan may be heading the US party on paper, most eyes will be Ms Trump, 36, who is effectively representing her father, whose decision to break with years on international diplomatic agreements and shift the embassy to Jerusalem, infuriated many, but pleased Republicans and his evangelical supporters. The ceremony was brought forward to coincide with Monday’s 70th anniversary of the nation’s declaration of independence. “We look forward to celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary and the bright future ahead,” Ms … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump arrives in Israel for controversial opening of US embassy in Jerusalem as Palestinians plan protests
The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry lashed out the other day at a red T-shirt dress with the Soviet emblem and the abbreviation "USSR" on it, reproaching the German sportswear manufacturer for indulging in "unhealthy imperial nostalgia." Being sick with "imperial nostalgia" — it still occurs. A bit surprising from the famous @adidas, though. https://t.co/fRjAQCH525 pic.twitter.com/kgdGobszTS — LT MFA STRATCOM (@LT_MFA_Stratcom) 5 мая 2018 г. The model was notably inspired by Soviet sports fashion of the late 1980s, and is dedicated to the upcoming FIFA football championship, which Russia is due to host from June 14 to July 15. Ten years ago, Lithuania adopted a law that bans showcasing the USSR's emblem, even in the context of fashion; perpetrators may face an administrative penalty and a fine of up to 289 euros. A new wave of football fashion. … [Read more...] about Back to USSR: Fashion Brands Adopt Soviet Symbolism, Worrying Some Neighbors
Alfie Evans's dad says he will meet with doctors today to ask to take the sick toddler home - three days after his life support was switched off. Tom Evans, 21, slammed medics at Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital - where his son is being treated - as he spoke to reporters this morning. He said they were "wrong" and his little boy had been given a "misdiagnosis", claiming: "For the third day now, there's been not one single problem with him." He also suggested Alfie could live for "months, possibly years". In a separate interview with LBC presenter Nick Ferrari, Tom also revealed how the toddler's brave mum is keeping him alive by cradling him on her chest. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now “Alfie’s fought through the night the last two nights because he’s been lying on her chest nonstop," he said, as he praised his partner, Kate James. The dad has vowed to go back to court if … [Read more...] about Latest as Alfie Evans’ dad reveals how toddler’s brave mum is keeping him alive
It’s the question right on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Marvel’s not been shy about promoting Avengers: Infinity War as the ultimate superhero crossover: it’s the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the heroes of Wakanda - all teaming up to defeat the ultimate evil in Thanos. 20 heroes! 30 heroes! The entire population of Reykjavik! Posters packed to the brim with increasingly tiny figures, faces upon faces. And yet nowhere can be found one of the central, original Avengers. Where, oh where, is Hawkeye? Read more Infinity War cast play Family Feud- and its delightfully shambolic Deadpool 2 trailer destroys both DC movies and Avengers: Infinity War The most likely characters to die in Avengers: Infinity War It’s an observation that’s gone from joke, to genuine concern, all the way back to joke again. Though Jeremy Renner is certainly credited with an appearance in both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, he’s been absent from every … [Read more...] about Avengers Infinity War: Why haven’t we seen Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye yet?