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Cheadle's bright green stream leaves locals perplexed

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This is what happens when The Incredible Hulk Sneezes.That's the joke by residents in Cheadle, Stockport, after a stream in some picturesque contryside turned bright green.

This slimy green body of water is actually a stream in Cheadle. Dog walkers and residents were left puzzled when they came across the almost neon-coloured water on Adswood Park, off Councillor Lane, on Monday.

There were many suggestions by residents it came from a radioactive leak to something that came out of the Hulk’s nose.

But the mystery is something rather more straighforward. It is in fact a specialist dye purposely put in the stream by United Utilities.

A spokesman for company says they were contacted by the Environment Agency to help them trace the source of a pollution problem.

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We were called on Monday afternoon by the Environment Agency because we have specialist equipment that can help trace where leaks and pollution issues are coming from. Our teams have used a non-toxic dye in which the Environment Agency officers will be able follow to where the source of the problem is. It’s non-harmful to wildlife and will clear within around 12 hours.

– United Utilities
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Watch: Driver pulls out of a junction into oncoming traffic

Driver turns into oncoming traffic Credit: MEN SYNDICATION

This footage was captured by stunned Amanda Lodite on her dashcam as she followed a vehicle on Adswood Road in Cheadle on Sunday afternoon.

Both cars had been stopped at the lights for a few minutes waiting to turn right but when they changed to green the driver in front turned into oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the island.

She posted the video on Facebook with some suggesting the driver may have been confused by the road layout, but others argued the claims saying if people can’t understand basic road signage then they shouldn’t be on the road.

Amanda believes the driver was male and said that he would’ve had plenty of time at the lights to observe where he was going if he wasn’t familiar with the junction.

She said:

“I was behind him for quite a while and then he stopped in front of me at the lights to turn right the same way I was going.

“The lights changed and he went down towards the oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the island.

“There was plenty of time whilst the lights were on red for the driver to observe where he was going if he wasn’t familiar with the junction.

“He then crossed from the wrong side of the road around the island to end up in front of me again as I slowed down for him to do so as I wasn’t sure what he was doing.

“As I drove past, myself and the lady who he was heading towards while on the wrong side of the road looked at each other in disbelief.”

– Amanda Lodite

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Cheadle - Conservative Gain from Liberal Democrats

Cheadle - Conservative Gain
  • Mary Robinson (C) 22,889 (43.11%, +2.27%)
  • Mark Hunter (LD) 16,436 (30.96%, -16.11%)
  • Martin Miller (Lab) 8,673 (16.33%, +6.97%)
  • Shaun Hopkins (UKIP) 4,423 (8.33%, +5.61%)
  • Matthew Torbitt (Ind) 390 (0.73%)
  • Drew Carswell (Above) 208 (0.39%)
  • Helen Bashford (IE) 76 (0.14%)
  • C maj 6,453 (12.15%)
  • 9.19% swing LD to C
  • Electorate 73,239; Turnout 53,095 (72.50%, +0.02%)

MP questions PM over paediatric first aid training

The Cheadle MP Mark Hunter has today asked the Prime Minister why changing the law to make paediatric first aid training compulsory for all relevant nursery staff is taking so long.

Joanne Thompson from Stockport, founded Millie's Trust to help train people in paediatric first aid after her baby daughter Millie choked to death on her food at a nursery in Stockport.

She was been named ITV’s Lorraine inspirational women of the year for her campaigning.

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Thunderstorms light up the skies across the North West

Lightening in Royton in Oldham Credit: Tom Noakes
Lightening in sky in Sale area of Manchester Credit: Chris Ramsden
Lightening in Cheadle area of Manchester Credit: @Plucky1995
Lightening above Timperley Credit: Neil Booth

Torrential downpours and storms light up the sky across the North West overnight.

A second wave of storms and thundery weather is forecast over the next 24 hours.

Large hail, thunder and heavy rain could cause disruption.

Lightening over the skies of Altrincham in Cheshire in the early hours of the morning.

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