Police are appealing for witnesses following a hit-and-run which killed a 25-year-old man
A £20,000 reward for information has been offered by police, ten years on from a hit-and-run which killed a five-year-old boy in Manchester.
Police are investigating after the body of a man was found dead in Chorlton. An officer on patrol found the body on Wilbraham Road.
Many of us of a certain age will remember the likes of Danger Mouse and Chorlton and The Wheelies.
They were children's TV made in Manchester by the Cosgrove Hall animation team.
Good news, the company is now back on our screens with a new show.
Tim Scott popped into their studios to bring us this report:
A four foot snake caused alarm when it was spotted slithering down a street in Manchester.
Shocked residents in Chorlton couldn't believe their eyes when they saw the reptile on the pavement.
They called the police after the reptile appeared on Tuesday morning.
Officers arrived on the scene and the RSPCA were also asked to attend and capture the creature.
Shoppers on one street in Chorlton are being given a snapshot of a cashless society as retailers spend the day trading entirely without notes or coins.
Independent stores on Beech Road, Chorlton, are going ‘cashless’ today - for just one day - as a social experiment to test consumer and business reaction.
Those who run the road’s bars, restaurants, takeaways, bakery, hairdressers, convenience store, deli, boutiques and other stores have agreed to ditch notes and coins and encourage customers to pay only with their cards.
Mary Paul, of the Beech Road traders association, said: “Businesses can see the way things are going with more money being taken on cards across the board, so this is a very interesting glimpse into the future for all of us.”
Shoppers in Manchester are being given a snapshot of a future cashless society in the first street in the UK to trade entirely without notes or coins. Stores on fashionable Beech Road, Chorlton, are going 'cashless' tomorrow (Saturday) for one day as a social experiment.
It will test consumer and business reaction to the point in the not too distant future when paper money becomes redundant.
On May 7, 1964, hundreds of young people hopped aboard a very special train heading out of Manchester towards the suburb of Chorlton.
What happened next made musical history.
In a statement released by police today, Craig's family said:
“Craig was a normal 25-year-old.
"He was a loveable pain but he was ours. We are devastated by what has happened to our Craig.
“If anyone knows who was driving the car that hit Craig just tell someone. Whoever it was still has their family after all this is over.
“It can never be over for us though, we cannot begin to think of closure until someone does the decent thing and tells us who killed Craig and left him dying in the middle of the road in Chorlton-cum-Hardy that night.
“We can’t begin to explain how this feels for us all. We thank everyone for their support and ask that we be left in peace to try and grieve.”
Police have bailed two men who were arrested over a hit-and-run that killed man in Manchester.
Craig Rodger was mown down by a Porsche in Chorlton on Monday night. The driver did not stop. The sportscar was later found abandoned and burned-out.
Detectives questioned two men, aged 25 and 32, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Both have been bailed until April.
A pedestrian has died after he was mown down by a Porsche in a hit-and-run in Manchester.
The 26-year-old had fought for his life in hospital since being struck in Chorlton last night.
Police later discovered the sportscar had been dumped and burned-out.
Officers have arrested a 32-year-old man.
Police are searching for the driver of a burned-out Porsche that was involved in a hit-and-run in Manchester.
The vehicle was dumped and torched, after hitting a man who was crossing Wilbraham Road in Chorlton at 10.20pm last night. He is now critically ill in hospital.
Officers say the driver "knows who they are and what they have done" and insist they "will find them no matter how long it takes".
The sportscar's registration is MX10 OBK.