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Toddler found alone on Manchester bus

Piccadilly bus station
Piccadilly bus station Credit: Manchester Evening News

A three-year-old boy has been found all alone on a bus in Manchester.

The toddler was discovered by a passenger on the 216 from Ashton just after 1.30pm.

Passengers realised the boy has been travelling alone and told the driver when they arrived at Piccadilly Gardens.

The driver then handed the three year old to an Inspector who called the police.

It is believed the 3-year-old may have climbed aboard the 216 Stagecoach bus in Droylsden on his own.

It's understood the little boy got on the bus at the same time as a teenage girl and the driver assumed they were together.

The boy's mother has been informed.

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Mixed reaction to changes to special needs education

There is a mixed reaction to plans for one of the biggest shake ups to special needs education for 30 years which has already been on trial in Wigan.

In future a child with special needs won't get a statement - instead there will be an individual plan which includes education, health and care.

The idea is to give parents more control - which is being welcomed.

But there are also fears it could put main stream schools off taking children with special needs because of the costs involved.

Dan Hewitt reports.

Murder investigation launched after woman is found dead in Rochdale

Woman found murdered in Rochdale
Woman found murdered in Rochdale Credit: PA

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found in Rochdale.

At around 1.35pm on Tuesday 26th August 2014, police were called to an address on Boleyn Court, Heywood, after reports of a concern for welfare.

When officers got there, they found the body of a woman believed to be in her forties.

Police say a formal identification has not yet taken place and a post mortem is due to take place this evening.

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