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Paedophile Scout leader finally jailed after getting away with his sick crimes for almost FIFTY years

Paedophile Scout leader finally jailed after getting away with his sick crimes for almost FIFTY years

A man sexually abused by a Salford scout leader in the 1960s found the strength to speak out because he was worried his grandson could also be targeted by the paedophile. John Francis Parrish, 70, who was a scout master in Salford , assaulted the youngst

Friday, 19:42 in Regional North West
 
Mum-of-three who allowed a cannabis farm in her garage told bank she earned nearly £45,000 as a barmaid

Mum-of-three who allowed a cannabis farm in her garage told bank she earned nearly £45,000 as a barmaid

A mother who allowed her garage to be converted into a cannabis factory secured a huge mortgage by telling lenders she earned £45,000 as a barmaid. Jo-Ann Walker, 38, went along with the plan to transform part of her Worsley home into a sophisticated dru

Thursday, 17:18 in Regional North West
 
The 'gasworks wall' from Salford anthem Dirty Old Town saved from demolition

The 'gasworks wall' from Salford anthem Dirty Old Town saved from demolition

Ewan MacColl knew it well. His ode to Salford , Dirty Old Town, opens with the lyric: “I met my love by the gasworks wall/Dreamed a dream by the old canal.” Now the city’s rusting gasworks are to be demolished, but the famous wall will be retained - and

Thursday, 12:35 in Regional North West
 
Three years ago Salford council landed £5m to spruce up the Bridgewater Canal - what happened?

Three years ago Salford council landed £5m to spruce up the Bridgewater Canal - what happened?

A £5.5m scheme to spruce up the Salford leg of the histororic Bridgewater Canal is likley to be finished THREE YEARS behind schedule. In February 2014 the city council won funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund to regenerate nearly five miles of the waterw

Thursday, 12:35 in Regional North West
 

A single bullet hole in the windscreen - these pictures give a new insight into the death of Anthony Grainger

A public inquiry into why police shot dead an unarmed robbery suspect has released a picture of the stolen car in which he was killed - showing a single bullet hole in the windscreen. Anthony Grainger, 36, from Salford, was blasted in the chest as he sat

Wednesday, 15:44 in Regional North West
 
Smirking killer sticks two fingers up to justice as he is jailed for murder of Paul Croft in Salford

Smirking killer sticks two fingers up to justice as he is jailed for murder of Paul Croft in Salford

The smirking killer of tragic teenager Paul Croft flicked two fingers at justice as he began a life sentence for a murder which remained unsolved for 12 years. As James Wilde, 29, was sent down for killing the 19-year-old from Eccles back in 2005, he tur

Wednesday, 15:44 in Regional North West
 
Christopher Eccleston speaks about how dementia 'stripped' his father's personality

Christopher Eccleston speaks about how dementia 'stripped' his father's personality

Christopher Eccleston has told the M.E.N. how dementia ‘stripped’ his father’s personality. His dad, Ronnie, left school at 14, and worked as a forklift truck driver at Colgate Palmolive in Salford for 25 years. It was from his father that Christopher in

Wednesday, 15:44 in Regional North West
 
The Bijou Club has had its licence suspended for the second time in a month

The Bijou Club has had its licence suspended for the second time in a month

A nightclub which has hosted music superstars has had its licence suspended for the second time in six weeks. Last month Salford’s Licensing Panel took action after a violent assault at Bijou in Chapel Street. At that hearing, PC Krys Urbaniak, the city’

Wednesday, 15:44 in Regional North West
 
Salford council at war with Peel AGAIN over plans to build huge housing estate on green fields

Salford council at war with Peel AGAIN over plans to build huge housing estate on green fields

Battle lines are being drawn again in an ongoing fight to stop hundreds of homes being built on green belt land. A second public inquiry into plans to build 600 properties at Broadoak, between Worsley and Monton in Salford , will be held in October. A pr

Wednesday, 15:44 in Regional North West
 

How the Anthony Grainger inquiry shone a light on policing the murky world of serious organised crime

Mistakes were made, some of them serious ones. The force is braced for severe criticism about the way it handled the operation and its aftermath, particularly how armed police could be given such wildly inaccurate intelligence overstating their targets’

Wednesday, 15:44 in Regional North West
 
Live from court - two men sentenced over killing of Paul Croft 12 years ago

Live from court - two men sentenced over killing of Paul Croft 12 years ago

The M.E.N. is in court for the sentencing of two men who will finally face justice for the killing of a Salford teenager, 12 years after he was killed. Paul Croft, 19, died in hospital a week after he was found badly beaten in an alleyway in Pendlebury i

Tuesday, 10:53 in Regional North West
 
'The driver is still out there': Deliveroo cyclist appeals after being injured by VW Golf in hit-and-run

'The driver is still out there': Deliveroo cyclist appeals after being injured by VW Golf in hit-and-run

A Deliveroo rider has launched an appeal to find a driver who knocked him off his bike in a hit-and-run. Keiron Derbyshire, 41, was thrown from his bike in the collision on Wilmslow Road, at the junction of Wilbraham Road, in Fallowfield on Tuesday after

11 May 2017 in Regional North West
 
Man stabbed pubgoer in beer garden for no reason

Man stabbed pubgoer in beer garden for no reason

A knifeman who stabbed a man for no reason has been caged. Back in 2009, when he was just 19, Axon MacPhee was jailed for ten years for stabbing a 57-year-old taxi driver and leaving him with life-threatening injuries. Following his early release and whi

11 May 2017 in Regional North West
 
Man charged with beating teenager to death 12 years ago protests his innocence in court

Man charged with beating teenager to death 12 years ago protests his innocence in court

A man accused of beating a teenager to death 12 years ago has protested his innocence. James Wilde, a 29-year-old flooring fitter of Rake Lane, Clifton, Salford, is accused of murdering dad-to-be Paul Croft. Paul, 19, was the expectant father of twins wh

11 May 2017 in Regional North West
 
This terminally ill Man United fan is determined to make his own trip into Europe a success

This terminally ill Man United fan is determined to make his own trip into Europe a success

A terminally ill Manchester United fan is determined to make his own venture into Europe a success. While his team hope to play Ajax Amsterdam or Lyon in the UEFA Europa League Final in Sweden if they beat Spain’s Celta Vigo, football obsessed Zach Simps

8 May 2017 in Regional North West
 
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