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Family pay tribute to 9-year-old killed in car crash

Olivia Edohasim Credit: Family Photo

Relatives of a schoolgirl, who was killed in a car crash in Greater Manchester, say she was a "little bundle of joy."

Olivia Edohasim, 9, died when the car she was travelling in hit a brick wall in Altrincham, a fortnight ago. Two other people, a 45-year-old man and an 11-year-old girl, were badly hurt. They are believed to be related to Olivia.

The youngster's family say she was their "star daughter, sister, granddaughter and god daughter."

She brought smiles to all faces at all times. She was exceptional at school and left a blaze of success in all that she engaged in and was never afraid to step out of her comfort zone. She grew up and was nurtured in her family's traditional Christian beliefs. She will be greatly missed by all of us but will remain in our thoughts and hearts forever.

– Family tribute to Olivia

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New pictures of damage inside Wythenshawe Hall following blaze

Credit: Mark Waugh

New photographs of the damage caused by a fire inside 16th century manor Wythenshawe Hall have been released by Manchester City Council.

Over 50 firefighters were called out to tackle the blaze that ravaged the Tudor mansion in March.

Credit: Mark Waugh

The roof and most of the timber structure were destroyed in the fire.

The manor was once besieged by Oliver Cromwell's parliamentarian soldiers during the English Civil War.

Work to restore the building is ongoing.

Credit: Mark Waugh
Credit: Mark Waugh

“A huge amount of work has already gone into helping protect Wythenshawe Hall, most visibly the scaffold cocoon that is helping to stabilise the damaged areas of the property and will support the new temporary roofing.

“Inside, countless hours have been spent making sure anything that can be saved is saved. Everything from the largest pieces of furniture that were on display in the building, to the smallest artefacts being unearthed by highly-trained archaeologists.

“It will be a long road to recovery for the building, but working with our partners and the friends’ group, we will see Wythenshawe Hall back to its best.”

– Councillor Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council
Credit: Mark Waugh
Credit: Mark Waugh
Credit: Mark Waugh
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