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The Mickflieg Daily 26th January 2017



The Mickflieg Daily is out Today !


When is the Easter Bank Holiday in 2017? – Next year you can treat yourself to more than a fortnight off work without even booking off 10 working days. This is due to the days the bank holidays fall on in 2017. A little while back, we told …

When is Donald Trump’s inauguration date? – After eight years, Barack Obama’s time in the Oval Office has come to an end and after a truly unique election run Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America later …

Coleen Rooney and Manchester Utd star Wayne ‘wouldn’t rule out more kids’ – Mum of three Coleen Rooney has revealed all about how she battled back to her pre-pregnancy weight. Gym sessions and pilates have transformed the 31-year-old into the svelte size 10 she was before …

A mum who tried to smuggle an illegal immigrant into the UK from Calais has had her jail term cut – A mum who was caught attempting to smuggle an illegal immigrant into the UK from France has seen her jail term cut by high court judges. Ana-Maria Roman was expecting her second child when she drov…

Police searching for missing Victoria Cherry for a year find body in Bolton house – Police who have been searching for a missing woman for more than a year have discovered a body in a Bolton house. Detectives have been trying to figure out how Victoria Cherry managed to completely…

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Free entry to Manchester United v Derby County

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Premier League 2 | Monday 19th September, kick-off 19:00 | Old Trafford | Turnstiles open 18:00

Today’s youth, tomorrow’s stars – don’t miss the first of only three opportunities in the 2016/17 season to see Warren Joyce’s under 23 side in action at the Theatre of Dreams.

United U23s take on Derby County at Old Trafford on Monday 19th September. With entry on the night free of charge, this is the perfect opportunity for younger supporters to experience a competitive match at Old Trafford and support our stars of the future.

Turnstiles will open at 18:00 on the night and you don’t need tickets – all you have to do is simply walk-up to the turnstiles. Car parking will also be free; parties arriving by coach should use N2 car park.



Hundreds watch Flying Scotsman steam in Denton for second time in a week

Rail enthusiasts flocked to the station to see the iconic steam locomotive pass through the region

The Flying Sctosman stops at Denton train Station.

Hundreds turned out for the second time in a week to witness the Flying Scotsman arriving at Denton train station.

Rail enthusiasts flocked to the station to see the iconic steam locomotive pass through the region.

The train is normally housed at the National Transport Museum in York, but has been taking part in a rail tour which saw it in Greater Manchester last Tuesday and it made the return journey today.

Kevin McNeese from Reddish said: “I work on the railways, but I’ve never seen it before, so thought I’d come down while it was here.

“It’s a great legacy, people love it.”

The Flying Sctosman stops at Denton train Station

Phil Birdhall from Denton said: “It’s the last of its kind, it’s iconic – engineering at its best.”

Margaret Wilkin from Denton said: “It’s an icon, a blast from the past. When it was here last time, a lot of people didn’t know and missed it.

“It’s spread through word of mouth, there are a lot more people this time.”

And Julie Smith said: “She’s absolutely beautiful. The whole idea of the Flying Scotsman is so romantic.

“It’s just such a sight when it rolls in. We all love it.”

Vincent ColeThe Flying Scotsman stops at Denton train Station
The Flying Scotsman stops at Denton train Station

The famous engine, the first locomotive to break the 100mph speed barrier, underwent a painstaking ten-year £4.2m restoration which was only completed in 2015.

It made its first public appearance for a decade on the East Lancashire Railway in Bury last September and has since been making various tours.

The multi-million pound overhaul began after it was bought by the National Railway Museum in York in 2004. Components and equipment have been fitted in Bury. The engine however will be in its ‘wartime’ black livery when it takes to the tracks in Bury.

The locomotive, designed by Sir Nigel Gresley, was built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) in 1923.

Vincent ColeThe Flying Scotsman stops at Denton train Station
The Flying Scotsman stops at Denton train Station

A year later it was renumbered and given the name Flying Scotsman – after the London to Edinburgh rail service which started daily at 10am.

It hauled the first ever non-stop London to Edinburgh service, reducing the journey time to eight hours, in 1928. Then, six years later, the Scotsman was clocked at 100mph – the first locomotive to have reached that speed.

In 1948, with railway nationalisation, it was renumbered again and painted Brunswick Green.

NATIONAL FLAG DAY – June 14th 2016


National Flag Day June 14


On June 14 we honor Old Glory on National Flag Day. This day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.

On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents.  Representing independence and unity, the Stars and Stripes have become a powerful symbol of Americanism and is flown proudly.

While Betsy Ross has been given credit for stitching together the first American flag, there isn’t any sound evidence supporting the story.  At the same time, there is any to disprove it, either.  During Ross’s Revolutionary time, several standards were carried bearing red and white stripes and varying symbols where the blue field and stars now reside.  Since 1977, the design of the flag has been officially modified 26 times.  For 47 years, the 48-star flag was in effect.  In 1959, the 49-star version became official on July 4.  President Eisenhower ordered the 50-star flag on August 21, 1959.

Seventeen-year-old Robert G. Heft of Ohio designed the 50-star American flag.  His was one f the more than 1,500 designs that were submitted to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 


Many people have died protecting our country.  On National Flag Day, raise the flag and fly it proudly. Use #NationalFlagDay to post on social media.


On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation deeming June 14 as Flag Day.  President Wilson stated, “It is the anniversary of the day upon which the flag of the United States was adopted by the Congress as the emblem of the Union.” He also wrote, “On that day rededicate ourselves to the nation, ‘one and inseparable’ from which every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty, and right shall be excluded and in which we shall stand with united hearts.”

1966 World Cup final shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst could fetch £500,000 at auction

Geoff Hurst during the 1966 World Cup final

The football shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst in the 1966 World Cup final is expected to fetch up to half a million pounds at auction.

Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Sir Geoff became the first and only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final during England’s historic 4-2 triumph over West Germany at Wembley.

The auction on July 12 will come almost 50 years to the day of the game – England’s greatest footballing triumph.

The red long-sleeved jersey, with the famous Three Lions badge on the front and the number 10 in white stitching on the back, was going on display at Sotheby’s auction house in London today ahead of the sale next month.

Striker Sir Geoff, who went on to make 49 senior appearances for England, scoring 24 goals, was awarded a place in the starting line-up after striker Jimmy Greaves was injured earlier in the tournament.

He went on to guarantee his place in English football history by scoring the game’s decisive goals.

Geoff Hurst’s football shirt, pictured in 1998, sold for more than £90,000 in 2000

Auctioneers Sotheby’s estimate the cotton Umbro jersey will attract bids of between £300,000 and £500,000.

Gabriel Heaton, a specialist at the auction house, hailed a ‘really special, unique item’.

He said: “Half a century on, the immense importance of this match to the English game and nation is being underlined once again with the extensive commemorations of the match’s 50th anniversary.

“This shirt, worn by the match’s star player, is the most significant obtainable artefact relating to this historic match. It represents a legendary moment in the annals of English football, and a sporting achievement that has never been repeated in half a century.

“It’s a really special, unique item – there is a premium attached to it and it’s these sort of items that increase in value over the years.”

The shirt has been auctioned before – in 2000 it was sold by Sir Geoff for more than £90,000, Mr Heaton said.

The jersey will go on display at Sotheby’s auction house in central London ahead of the sale on July 12.

The famous final gave rise to one of the most iconic sayings in English football, when Bolton-born BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme said “some people are on the pitch, they think it’s all over. It is now” as Sir Geoff’s final goal went in.

Holidays Calendar for June 3, 2016

Martyrs' Day in Uganda

Uganda annually observes Martyrs’ Day on June 3. This is a public holiday in Uganda, that is why everyone has an opportunity to make pilgrimage to Namugongo, Holy Land of Uganda.

Labor Day in the Bahamas

Islanders of the Bahamas traditionally observe Labor Day on the first Friday in June. This public holiday celebrates the achievements of workers and their contribution to development of nation and society.

World Clubfoot Day

World Clubfoot Day is an annual awareness day observed in June 3. It was established by the Ponseti International Association, a global organization dedicated to training and educating healthcare providers on the treatment for congenital talipes equinovarus, commonly known as clubfoot.

Mabo Day in Australia

June 3 is Mabo Day in Australia. This day commemorates a Torres Strait Islander Eddie Koiki Mabo and his campaign for land rights.

Opium Suppression Movement Day in Taiwan

June 3 is Opium Suppression Movement Day in Taiwan. The holiday commemorates burning of opium in the First Opium War. This holiday is observed in every city of Taiwan, but it’s not an official day-off.

National Doughnut Day in the USA

National Doughnut Day, also spelled as National Donut Day, is an informal American holiday celebrated on the first Friday in June. It was created by the Salvation Army in 1938.

National Egg Day

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? We’re not going to look for the answer to this hard question. Instead of this we celebrate National Egg Day, that falls on June 3.

LOOMIS DAY – May 30th 2016

National Loomis Day May 30


Loomis Day is observed annually across the nation on May 30. Washington, DC dentist, Mahlon Loomis, received US patent number 129,971 titled “An Improvement in Telegraphing” on wireless telegraphy in July of 1872.

Born on July 21, 1826, Mahlon Loomis was a dentist, the inventor of artificial teeth and one of the earliest inventors of wireless communication.  Loomis died on October 13, 1886.

Leading up to his patent, Loomis conducted many experiments in electricity using kites flying miles apart in the mountains of Virginia. Then in 1968 before several scientists and Congressmen, he demonstrated his wireless telegraphic system.  While he couldn’t explain how he was able to produce the transmission, he appealed to Congress for an appropriation to incorporate the Loomis Aerial Telegraph Company for research. Senator Charles Sumner introduced the bill and on May 30 in 1872, the Committee on Commerce reported poorly on the bill.  Stripped of its appropriations, it eventually passed in 1873 strictly as a bill of incorporation.

Born on July 21, 1826, Mahlon Loomis was a dentist, the inventor of artificial teeth and one of the earliest inventors of wireless communication.  Loomis died on October 13, 1886.


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Things you only see in Manchester when it’s sunny


Put your top back on, you’r in the city centre

See that massive yellow round thing up there? Amazing init?

It’s hot. So very hot. Hotter than Madrid, apparently, which is why one of Manchester Utd’s Spanish players couldn’t actually speak during their game against Norwich.

British people – Mancunians included – have a set pattern of behaviour when the sun comes out. Namely, to clear out the local supermarket of all meat products, immediately buy and build a barbecue/paddling pool/ill-considered gazebo, and stock up on more multipacks of Carling than you can actually fit in your house.

Here are some things you only ever see in Manchester when the sun comes out.

Jeans on, tops off

Is there anything less attractive than the site of the urban male striding confidently down Market Street with their baggy jeans flapping around and their naked, pale torso, covered in a thin film of sweat? Come on lads. Cover up.

A new approach to sunbathing

Any time. Any place. Anywhere.

Hastily arranged and slightly rubbish picnics

Primula is not a meal

Seriously. Anywhere.

People not thinking about oddly-shaped tanlines

Pic Dominic Salter

Every beer garden is RAMMED from 12.30

People lose their minds near fountains even though you’re now wet for the rest of the day

Pic: Joel Goodman

Nobody works in the afternoon. At all

People trying to have meetings outside and not really knowing what to do

‘Honestly. I’m in a meeting’

Exchange Square becomes Henman Hill even though there’s no giant TV to look at any more

And people still look up. At what?

People not getting carried away because it’s Manchester after all

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