Feeding the homeless can "facilitate that lifestyle" of living on the street, according to Greater Manchester's top police officer.
Granada Reports asked Chief Constable, Sir Peter Fahy, if he was "skeptical" about charities who feed rough sleepers. He responded that such work carried a "danger" of allowing people to continue sleeping rough.
Cold again with many places dry and bright. Winds easing. Frosty into Tuesday morning before milder and more unsettled weather moves inRead the full story ›
Clear spells and isolated showers Sunday night. Dry and sunny but cold for most areas on Monday after morning showersRead the full story ›
Wet and windy weather will be replaced by clearer, colder yet showery conditions into Monday. Grey and cold Tuesday. Milder midweekRead the full story ›
A cloudier and windier day with outbreaks of rain. Less cold but rain will clear later to bring a chilly day for MondayRead the full story ›
Cloud increasing and winds gathering strength overnight. Some rain into Sunday, turning heavy for a time into the afternoonRead the full story ›
Saturday may have been the coldest day of the weekend - but it's looking like the brightest too! More cloud and stronger winds for SundayRead the full story ›
A frosty and icy start. very cold day with some lovely sunshine - but also a few sleet & snow showers developingRead the full story ›
The parents of a baby who died at Manchester Children's hospital are considering legal action. A coroner's criticised the hospital for failings in the death of Willow Kemp She suffered a heart attack after being given an overdose of potassium. The Trust has apologised for shortcomings in its care of Willow. Elaine Willcox reports