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GMP issues images of their first most wanted suspects of 2017

GMP issues images of their first most wanted suspects of 2017

Police have issued their first most wanted list of 2017. Just weeks into the start of the year there are four men from around the Greater Manchester area that officers want help apprehending. Paul White , 39, of Little Moss Court, Swinton , is wanted by

yesterday, 11:56 in Regional North West
 
GMP used CS grenades without permission for years, Anthony Grainger inquiry hears

GMP used CS grenades without permission for years, Anthony Grainger inquiry hears

Greater Manchester Police used incapacitating CS grenades without permission from the Home Secretary for five years, a public inquiry has heard. The force’s firearms unit used the devices even though government scientists could not sanction them because

yesterday, 11:56 in Regional North West
 

Man discovers bomb in his garden while digging for an extension

A dad discovered a bomb in his garden while working on an extension to his garage. Police were scrambled to the house in Clifton Drive, Swinton , after Colin Ainscough found the device, which was live. He was digging a hole at about 4.15pm on Thursday in

Friday, 07:59 in Regional North West
 
Salford's mayor attacks government saying he's been 'forced' into hiking council tax

Salford's mayor attacks government saying he's been 'forced' into hiking council tax

Salford’s mayor has launched a stinging attack on the government claiming he has been ‘forced’ into hiking council tax by five per cent to prop up hard-up social care services. Paul Dennett said the town hall had been ‘backed into a corner by a vicious T

Thursday, 11:57 in Regional North West
 
Candlelit vigil to be held a year after death of homeless man killed in horrific attack

Candlelit vigil to be held a year after death of homeless man killed in horrific attack

A vigil will be held for a young homeless man murdered by two other rough sleepers one year ago. The event will remember 23-year-old Daniel Smith and others who have died while living on the streets. People are being invited to gather on Friday at 7pm un

Thursday, 11:57 in Regional North West
 
Marksman who shot dead unarmed Anthony Grainger says he believed colleagues were in 'extreme danger'

Marksman who shot dead unarmed Anthony Grainger says he believed colleagues were in 'extreme danger'

A police marksman who shot dead an unarmed robbery suspect has said he fired his weapon believing his colleagues were in ‘extreme danger’. The officer told investigators that he fired his Heckler and Koch MP5 sub-machine gun when he saw Anthony Grainger

Thursday, 11:57 in Regional North West
 
Salford school blasted by Ofsted after inspector was told 'pupils were going off site to take drugs'

Salford school blasted by Ofsted after inspector was told 'pupils were going off site to take drugs'

A failing Salford school for vulnerable youngsters has been blasted by Ofsted bosses for allowing students to leave at breaks and lunchtime unsupervised following reports some were taking drugs. New Park School - which has nearly 100 pupils aged eight to

Thursday, 11:57 in Regional North West
 
Optician who made lewd remarks to woman tried to bribe her to drop a complaint - with free glasses

Optician who made lewd remarks to woman tried to bribe her to drop a complaint - with free glasses

A Salford optician made lewd remarks about a young woman’s figure during an eye test - then tried to bribe her to drop a complaint by offering her £1000 and a free pair of glasses. Stewart Clough, 53, made a cupping gesture with his hands while telling t

Thursday, 11:57 in Regional North West
 
Police marksman who shot dead Anthony Grainger thought he was 'reaching for a firearm', inquiry hears

Police marksman who shot dead Anthony Grainger thought he was 'reaching for a firearm', inquiry hears

A police marksmen who shot dead an unarmed robbery suspect believed the target was ‘reaching for a firearm’ when he opened fire, an inquiry has heard. Anthony Grainger, 36, a dad-of-two from Salford, was gunned down during a pre-planned operation at a ca

Thursday, 11:57 in Regional North West
 
Firefighters tackle blaze at Salford industrial estate

Firefighters tackle blaze at Salford industrial estate

More than 30 firefighters tackled a blaze at an industrial unit. Crews were called to reports of a building on fire at Wardley Industrial Estate on Shield Drive, Wardley, Salford, just after 5am on Wednesday morning. At its height, seven fire engines wer

Thursday, 11:57 in Regional North West
 
Gas blast, massive firework or sonic boom? What did cause the huge bang heard across Greater Manchester?

Gas blast, massive firework or sonic boom? What did cause the huge bang heard across Greater Manchester?

The cause of a mysterious loud bang heard across Greater Manchester remains unknown. Residents in Trafford , Salford , Urmston , Chorlton and Sale reported hearing the noise at about 11pm on Sunday evening. An image shared shortly afterwards on social me

16 January 2017 in Regional North West
 
More than twenty Greater Manchester churches will be closed under a radical shake up

More than twenty Greater Manchester churches will be closed under a radical shake up

More than 20 Catholic churches across Greater Manchester are set to close amid a radical shake up of the region’s diocese. And 100 other parishes are set to be amalgamated under the proposals, with dozens of other warned they may be considered for amalga

16 January 2017 in Regional North West
 

Video shows motorcyclist who was awaiting trial for death by dangerous driving fleeing police at 90mph

A motorcyclist, who was already facing trial for death by dangerous driving, led police on a 90mph chase. When police spotted Leighton Santos, of Tonge Moor Road, Bolton , speeding past a junction in Boothstown he tried to flee on his motorbike. In the f

13 January 2017 in Regional North West
 
Plans for nearly 600 flats and townhouses at Salford Quays

Plans for nearly 600 flats and townhouses at Salford Quays

Plans for nearly 600 more swanky flats and townhouses on Salford Quays will go before planning chiefs next week. The city’s incredible growth is set to continue with an application for a huge new development at Furness Quay. Fortis Development bosses wan

13 January 2017 in Regional North West
 
Shop worker threatened with knife by robbers who ordered him to lie on the ground

Shop worker threatened with knife by robbers who ordered him to lie on the ground

A shop worker was threatened with a knife by robbers who ordered him to lie on the ground then stood on him. Two men burst into a newsagents on Weaste Lane in Salford at around 7.35am on Wednesday. The 36-year old was told to lie on the floor before both

13 January 2017 in Regional North West
 
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