Police have released CCTV of masked robbers who held up a motorway service station. It happened at about 11.15pm on Monday 30 September 2013 when two men went into the BP petrol station on the eastbound side of the M62 at Birch Services near Heywood.
One robber held the door open, while the other one male threatened the woman behind the counter with a machete. They then stole a quantity of cash from the till and left. The victim was uninjured.
Twelve dogs including eight puppies have died after a fire broke out on a farm in Birch, Rochdale.
Crews were called in the early hours of the morning to put out the flames but couldn't save the Alsatians. Fire officers think a heater used to keep them warm was the cause.