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Bus hits lorry at Chorlton junction

The bus windscreen was cracked in the collision Credit: Mike Ledward, ITV Granada

A bus has hit a lorry at a busy Manchester junction.

The collision happened at the junction of Wilbraham Road and Barlow Moor Road, known locally as "four banks".

The collision happened at a busy junction Credit: Mike Ledward, ITV Granada
The driver side of the bus was damaged Credit: Mike Ledward, ITV Granada

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Loose snake causes a stir in Chorlton

Snake causes a stir in Chorlton. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

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.

The RSPCA were called to capture the snake. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Chorlton traders say no to cash - for one day only

Is plastic fantastic? Credit: PA

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.

No cash needed at Beech Road, Chorlton, for one day only. Credit: PA

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.”

Imagine life with no money! It's cashless Chorlton

Chorlton in cashless experiment Credit: PA

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.

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Family tribute to hit-and-run victim

Craig Rodger was described by his family as "loveable" Credit: Greater Manchester Police

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.”

Two men bailed over hit-and-run with torched Porsche

The burned-out sportscar Credit: MEN Syndication

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.

Porsche hit-and-run victim dies

The hit-and-run sportscar was later dumped and torched Credit: MEN Syndication

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.

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