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Fatal fire in Sale not suspicious

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Police investigating a fatal house fire in Sale say the cause was not suspicious.

Police and fire crews were first called to a property on Hayling Road, off Harboro Road, at around 3pm on Monday.

After a search by firefighters, the body of a 64-year-old woman found inside.

A joint investigation with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was launched which has now determined the cause of the fire to be non-suspicious.

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Madison Barclay died at two days old Credit: family photo

A grieving couple are trying to raise awareness about a condition which kills a newborn baby every single day. Mel and Andy Barclay from Rochdale lost their daughter Madison in 2012 to Group B Strep. She was just two days old. Now there's a call for screening for all pregnant women between 35 and 37 weeks to pick up early signs of the infection.

Woman's body found in burning house in Manchester

A woman has been found dead in a burning house in Sale, Manchester.

Police and fire crews were first called to a property on Hayling Road, off Harboro Road, at around 3pm today.

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A joint investigation has been launched by police and fire services to establish what happened, and the road has been cordoned off by police.

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The investigation is in its very early stages and it is unclear at this stage how the small, localised fire started. It is too early to say whether or not there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death, and we are keeping an open mind at this stage.”

– A GMP spokesman

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Parents left devastated after company bosses sentenced for their son's corporate manslaughter

Ben Edge. Credit: ITV News.

The parents of a man who fell to his death while working on a roof in Bury, say they can never forgive his employers.

The company SR and RJ Brown admitted corporate manslaughter.

But a court heard how attempts were made to cover up the failings that led to Ben Edge losing his life.

Our correspondent Rob Smith reports:

Four arrested as police raids net a kilo of 'Spice'

The Spice seized by police. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

More than a kilogram of ‘Spice’ has been seized a raid in Rochdale today.

Police targeted two properties in the Spotland area as part of a crackdown on the supply of psychoactive substances.

Over a kilogram of the herbal smoking mixture known as ‘Spice’ as well as drugs paraphernalia were recovered from the addresses.

Three men - a 29-year-old, a 23 -year-old, a 22 -year-old - and 19-year-old woman were all arrested and remain in police custody.

The Spice seized by police. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

“This warrant is part of an on-going campaign to clampdown on the supply of 'Spice' - a highly addictive and extremely dangerous drug which is often used by the most vulnerable people in our community.

“This is truly a terrible drug with the police experiencing first-hand the dangers of it and its impact on the community.

– Sergeant Daniel Shirazi, greater Manchester Police

Watch again: The Granada Debate on Metro Mayors

In seven weeks time the North West will have two Metro Mayors. But does anybody really know what that the job means, and do we actually need them?

Joining Alison Mackenzie in Westminster were David Rutley, the Conservative MP for Macclesfield; Debbie Abrahams, shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth; and Jack Hunter from the Institute of Public Policy Research North.

Where is the best place to live in the NW?

This is one story that may cause some controversy - where is the best place to live in the North West? Well according to the Sunday Times its Knutsford in Cheshire.

Acacia Avenue, Knutsford Credit: pa

Judges on the panel used a wide range of criteria including jobs, exam results and broadband speed, community spirit and local shops and culture.

Perhaps in a move to keep the good people of our region happy, a number of other areas of the north west were also voted as among the best places to live in Britain. Here are some of them in no particular order.

  • CUMBRIA
  • LIVERPOOL
  • CLITHEROE
  • KENDAL
  • ANCOATS
  • LYMM
  • SADDLEWORTH
  • RAMSBOTTOM
  • WEST KIRBY
  • KIRBY LONSDALE
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