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More than 4,000 people ended up in hospitals in Greater Manchester last year after hurting themselves while drunk, putting increasing pressure on an already-strained NHS . The latest figures from public health England reveal that 4,189 people in our region ended up in A&E after a night of drinking in ...
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has announced that he will cut the proposed Mayoral precept by £1 for Band D properties. This means that the precept for the average Greater Manchester household, in Band B, would fall from £7 to less than £6.30. After an assessment of the finalised tax ...

There are reports of tremors being felt across Greater Manchester following reports that a large earthquake has struck in south Wales. A 4.4-magnitude earthquake has shook buildings across parts of Britain, with people from Cornwall to Blackpool reporting strong tremors. The quake struck just after 2.30pm ...
The average time it takes people to commute to work has increased sharply in parts of Greater Manchester. New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal in Bury the time it took people to get to work on average rose from 25 minutes each way in 2015 to 34 minutes a year later - 36pc longer, ...
The mayoral charge would fund a range of functions carried out by the mayor, including the creation of a transport strategy, combating rough sleeping and the development of the Greater Manchester masterplan concerning homes and green spaces known as the 'spatial framework'. Mayor of Greater ...
Why a 'sudden stratospheric warming' could make the next few weeks very cold in Greater Manchester. The phenomenon means that temperatures could struggle to get above freezing - even into March. Share; Comments. By. Cathy Owen. Lee Swettenham. 19:31, 16 FEB 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and ...

Wiganers will get their first chance to grill the Mayor of Greater Manchester on the region's hottest topics at a public question time event. ... Since becoming the elected first citizen of Greater Manchester Mr Burnham has been travelling to a different borough each month and now it is Wigan's turn. At previous ...
It was all eyes to the sky on Thursday afternoon when military helicopters were seen hovering above Greater Manchester. The choppers caused a stir on social media when they were spotted by members of the public around Salford and Bury . Two Chinooks were seen refuelling at City Airport in Barton, ...
A giant family Nerf battle is coming to Greater Manchester giving big and little kids the chance to fight it out. It's the first time that organisers WhizzFit have come to the area with an event which will also feature dodgeball and a tug-of-war challenge. The action-packed family fun day is taking place at Oasis ...
Three Greater Manchester roads named as among the most congested places to drive in Britain. In all, motorists spent an average 39 hours stuck in traffic during peak times in 2017. Share. By. Charlotte Cox. 06:00, 8 FEB 2018; Updated 09:06, 8 FEB 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you ...
Since 2012 there have been at least 17 confirmed cases in Greater Manchester - making it the second worst affected area in the country after Hampshire where there were 18. Signs warning dog owners of the disease have gone up around the Wigan and Salford border in countryside around Boothstown ...
Heathrow Airport boss claims people living in Greater Manchester 'need Heathrow' .... evidence to MPs over the proposed £14bn third runway at Heathrow, chief executive John Holland-Kaye claimed those living in areas like Greater Manchester 'needed Heathrow' to sustain business links with the world.
The Salford school featured in the hit TV show Educating Greater Manchester was put on 'complete lockdown' after a man threatened to shoot pupils in a row over cyber bullying. Security was beefed up at Harrop Fold High, in Little Hulton, after window cleaner Gerald Hoskins, 34, threatened a gang of '20 ...
Mr Leese said proposals for a workplace parking levy had already been rejected in 2007. "There was a view that it would only work if it covered the entirety of Greater Manchester," he said. "You couldn't implement it in some areas. He said like a congestion charge, which was rejected in a 2008 referendum, ...
Since the start of the year, there have been 177 cases of scarlet fever reported in Greater Manchester, up from 88 in the same period in 2017. Numbers also appear to be rising week on week, with 70 in the week to February 4, compared to 54 the week before, 23in the week to January 21, and 16 in the ...
Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, crime statistics, Local News & Events and much more... Share; Comments. Get What's On updates directly to your inbox. + Subscribe. Thank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid email. January has ...

What happened when a lorry met a sinkhole on one of Greater Manchester's poshest streets. Officers believe the sinkhole was caused by a burst water main. Share; Comments. By. Rebecca Day. 09:51, 1 FEB 2018; Updated 10:21, 1 FEB 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community ...
Greater Manchester police officers executed raids in Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall, Salford and Bacup on Thursday morning as part of a operation into drug ... of hard work have gone into this morning's action, which was part of our ongoing investigation into tackling organised crime across Greater Manchester.
Shocking cases of attacks and abuse against Jewish people have been highlighted in new figures that reveal a worrying increase in anti-Semitism across Greater Manchester. Examples have been detailed by The Community Security Trust in the charity's annual report, published just days after holocaust ...
Which stories in or around Greater Manchester can you get free items? There are currently 39 stores nationwide that opened this week, meaning you can pick up the full six weeks of deals. However these are the ones in or near Greater Manchester currently handing out Welcome Cards in branch.
Stargazers will be treated to a lunar eclipse - but for us in Greater Manchester, it won't appear red. It will however, be bigger and brighter. It's the third in a series of three super moons, which started with the cold moon in December, the wolf moon at the start of January - and finishing with the blue moon on ...
An extra charge on this year's council tax bill has been agreed to pay for Greater Manchester's mayor. Householders will be charged an average of £7 annually to pay for Andy Burnham's £110,000 salary, as well as his transport and housing plans. The precept, agreed unanimously at a meeting of all ten ...
"Many local councils across Greater Manchester will likely be cutting £7m or more worth of services from their budgets this year. In Salford we have lost £186m from our budget since 2010, with a further £11.2m to cut this year with more government cuts to local council budgets planned for future years.
New data published by local authorities shows that Greater Manchester's councils are not providing enough brownfield land for housing. Analysis by planning consultancy Barton Willmore of entries on the brownfield planning register show that brownfield sites fulfil less than half of the identified housing ...
There were at least 110 Greater Manchester firms working with Carillion at the time of its collapse - and the damage could last years, business leaders have warned. These companies, which employ more than 5,000 staff in total, were in contracts with the industry giant on 130 construction projects, either ...
Environmental consultancy LUC has been appointed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to produce a landscape character and sensitivity assessment for its ten constituent areas. The firm's work will underpin the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) which details future development ...
Parts of Greater Manchester could be in for more wintry weather over the next couple of days. The Met Office has issued a 'yellow' weather alert warning of snow and ice for the northern area of the region. It is in place from 11am today (Thursday) to just before midnight on Friday in Oldham and Rochdale.
Lynne Potts MBE, GMP Assistant Chief Officer said "There is no on-going relationship with Carillion with regards to GMP Force Head Quarters at Central Park, however the company does provide third party facilities management services to some of our police stations across Greater Manchester. "As far as ...
Council taxpayers across Greater Manchester are set to be hit by a new 'mayoral charge' of around £10 to fund Andy Burnham's office and its functions, the M.E.N. understands. The annual precept will be separate to those for fire, police and council services and would be added on to council tax bills from ...
government health experts have confirmed more than 120 cases of measles in outbreaks affecting Greater Manchester and four other regions of the country. public health ... An update from PHE this week, relating to data up to January 9, said that Greater Manchester had seven confirmed cases of measles.
Council taxpayers across Greater Manchester are set to be hit by a new 'mayoral charge' of around £10 to fund Andy Burnham's office and its functions, the M.E.N. understands. The annual precept will be separate to those for fire, police and council services and would be added on to council tax bills from ...
There could be more thundersnow on the way for Greater Manchester - but what exactly is it? Essentially, it's a thunderstorm in winter. Share; 3Comments. By ... Forecasters say we could see more 'thundersnow' in Greater Manchester tonight. You all know what that is, of course. But just in case.
More snow, ice and blustery winds expected to hit Greater Manchester tonight. Storm Fionn could be named later on as it develops .... Snow showers and hail reached some parts of Greater Manchester this afternoon, with more expected this evening. Areas of Rochdale and Oldham were covered with a ...
31-hour snow warning issued for Greater Manchester - and we could get strong winds and downpours too. Forecasters .... Snow, ice and blustery winds could batter Greater Manchester this week, forecasters say. ... Met Office forecasters say weather in Greater Manchester will be very 'unsettled' this week.
In Greater Manchester, they include rail and highways projects, Airport City, apartment and office schemes and university halls. Carillion, which has been struggling under £900m of debt and a £590m pension deficit, has seen its shares price plunge more than 70 per cent in the past six months after making ...
"On a per-mile travelled basis, the fatality rate for bikers is around three times higher than that for other so-called vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists," he added. Pennine Acute hospitals NHS Trust saw the highest number of biker admissions in Greater Manchester in 2016/17 with 76, ...
A spokesman for Staffordshire police said: "Victims have received a phone call from a fraudster who tells them they are speaking to a police officer from Greater Manchester Police and that they need them to assist in an undercover investigation. "Victims are requested to withdraw cash from their bank ...
One thing is clear: "You must exercise proper control of your vehicle at all times." Share; Comments. By. Alexandra Rucki. 10:34, 5 JAN 2018; Updated 15:00, 5 JAN 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, crime statistics, Local News & Events and much more.
Lying callers tell their victims they are speaking to a police officer from Greater Manchester police who needs them to help in an undercover investigation. (Image: Lichfield mercury). A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "Victims have received a phone call from a fraudster who tells them they are ...
Aussie flu 'red zone' map shows deadly bug has spread in Greater Manchester. After the M.E.N. reported that Bolton and Bury were among the worst hit areas in the country, Rochdale has now also seen a spike in the strain. Share; Comments. By. Andrew Bardsley. 21:41, 5 JAN 2018; Updated 21:42, 5 JAN 2018. News.
Parts of Greater Manchester have been revealed as among the areas worst-hit by flu - as the deadly 'Aussie flu' strain spreads across the country. An online map - covers all types of influenza - shows how many cases there are in every area of the UK, using a colour gradient indicating everything from no ...
Two Northern Rail services in Greater Manchester are among the country's worst 10 when it comes to lateness. The 7.50am Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly was late 235 times last year, while the 6.46am Manchester Piccadilly to Gorton service missed the mark 233 times. They were the sixth and 10th ...
A Greater Manchester police officer is to face a gross misconduct hearing after visiting the home of a man who later died. PC David Perry attended the home of Jim Wright and his wife, in Bolton, in response to reports of Domestic Violence on 18 October 2016. Mr Wright was admitted to hospital the following ...
A lightning-quick steam locomotive that thrills rail fans and has been seen on the big screen will soon carry passengers across Greater Manchester. The 60163 tornado, which took 18 years to build and reaches speeds of more than 100mph, will travel along the East Lancs Railway four times a day from ...
More than 40,000 schoolchildren in Greater Manchester don't own a single book. ... Of the 40,367 without a book - 6,187 in the city of Manchester and the rest in Greater Manchester - those receiving free school meals, boys of all ages and teenagers are the most likely to say they have no books of their own.
Whether you need to know the dates to book a break away, or you want to know when to avoid the chaos of half term soft play, here are the dates for this year's February half term across Greater Manchester. The dates shown here are from the local authorities and some voluntary-aided, foundation, ...
Forecasters say strong winds will sweep across Greater Manchester from midnight until 10pm. Wind speeds could reach 40 to 50mph. More exposed areas could be hit harder. Storm Eleanor, the fifth named storm to reach the UK this winter, is expected to reach coastal areas and Northern Ireland from 6pm ...
Nearly 400 people have died in Greater Manchester in the past 10 years while waiting for an organ transplant, new figures show, with MPs set to vote on a bill to change donation laws. Figures show there were 386 deaths of people on the active or suspended transplant in the region list between 2007/08 ...
Frasier actor John Mahoney's early life in Greater Manchester. The 77-year-old, who starred as Martin Crane in hit US sitcom Frasier, died in his adopted city of Chicago on Sunday - but grew up and discovered his love of acting in the region. Share; 5Comments. By. Charlotte Dobson. 11:47, 6 FEB 2018. News. Enter your ...


 

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