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Altrincham school girl secures maximum MENSA test score

A 12 year old girl from Altrincham in Cheshire is celebrating after getting the best possible score in an IQ test.

Rajgauri Pawar has been accepted into MENSA and now helps her father with his university research work. Elaine Willcox reports.


Watch: School in video scandal gets OFSTED report

Bollin school in Bowden was once a thriving primary given an outstanding rating by Ofsted.

But in its latest report the education watchdog called it "a broken school" in "turmoil" where the teaching is "inadequate."

A former schools inspector has told Granada Reports the problem may not just be at Bollin.

And there could be other schools, currently rated as "outstanding" that he says could be heading for a similar "car crash."

Matt O'Donoghue has this exclusive report:


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Two brothers charged with murder after death of man outside bar in Altrincham

Tributes left for Christopher Thompson Credit: Manchester Evening News

Two brothers have been charged with murdering 'one in a million' Christopher Thompson, during an alleged brawl outside a lap dancing bar in Altrincham.

Aiden Oakes, 26, and Anton Oakes, 22, both from Altrincham, have been charged with murder and section 18 assault against another man, police confirmed.

They are due to reappear at Manchester Crown Court on Thursday, December 29th.

Christopher Thompson, 32, suffered serious injuries during an alleged ten-man brawl outside Totties lap dancing bar in Altrincham town centre during the early hours of Thursday 22nd December.

He was taken to hospital but sadly died later.

Tributes to Mr Thompson, who was an avid Stockport County supporter, have been left at the scene.

Victim Christopher Thompson Credit: Manchester Evening News
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