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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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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.

Cheadle FC to take on Dinamo Bucharest in prestigious friendly

Cheadle Town FC is a member of the North West Counties Football League. Credit: Cheadle Town Football Club

Cheadle Town Football Club will take on top-flight Romanian side, Dinamo Bucharest in a pre-season friendly tonight.

Dinamo is one of the two most successful Romanian football teams, having won 18 Romanian league titles, 13 Romanian cups and 2 Romanian super cups. Founded in 1948 they have spent their entire existence in the top flight of Romanian football.

Cheadle is a member of the of the North West Counties Football League.

Dinamo is one of the two most successful clubs in Romania. Credit: Fotbal Club Dinamo Bucure?ti

The club's media manager Stuart Crawford said: "This is a fantastic fixture for Cheadle Town Football Club - to play such an iconic and well known European club like Dinamo Bucharest.

"It will certainly be a massive test against Cheadle Town, as they come up against a side full of international players.

“The fixture will help provide the Football Club with a massive boost, both locally and hopefully nationally.”

The game is to be played at The De Vere Mottram Hall Hotel with a 7:30pm kick off.

For more information, visit the website of Cheadle Town FC.

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