A homeowner from Hyde is furious at the pile of rubble construction workers have left close to his home. Alan Hallworth, 62, says his terraced house is being completely overshadowed by the pile of earth, which has built up at a construction site just yards from his home on Lodge Lane, Hyde, Tameside.
And Mr Hallworth, who himself works as a builder, claims the pile of rubbish and dirt on the site of the new Flowery Field Primary School is getting bigger by the day.
He told the Manchester Evening News: “They are building a school and have piled hundreds of thousands of tons of soil up. It’s an absolute eyesore and it will be there for months and months. It’s about 15 yards from the back of our house. It just keeps getting higher and higher.”
Plans to build a new school just behind Mr Hallworth’s property were approved by Tameside Council in April 2013. It's due to open in February of next year. Mr Hallworth, objected to the scheme at the planning stage.
Dean Williams, of contractors Interserve Construction, said: “Now that we are aware, we will investigate and work with residents to resolve the matter as quickly as possible to their satisfaction.”
A former soldier from Hyde, facing extradition to the US to face fraud charges, is taking his fight to the European Court of Human Rights.
David McIntyre served with the Queens Lancashire Regiment in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Authorities in the US want him to stand trial on eight charges of fraud relating to a contract between a security firm he ran in Baghdad in 2009 and an American company working to prevent conflicts abroad.
It is alleged that McIntyre, who says he has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), overcharged the institute by 100,000 US dollars (£66,000). He denies the accusation.
The 43 year old recently lost a legal challenge to his extradition in the High Court in London. ,
A former soldier from Hyde has lost his legal challenge against extradition to the US where he is wanted on fraud charges.
Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas and Mr Justice Cranston, sitting at the High Court in London, rejected an appeal by David McIntyre, 43.
The judges, who were told at a hearing in March that McIntyre is "at high risk of suicide", ruled today that there was no legal "impediment" to his removal to America.
McIntyre served with the Queen's Lancashire Regiment in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The US authorities want him to stand trial on eight charges of fraud relating to a contract between Quantum Risk, the security firm he ran in Baghdad in 2009, and the US Institute of Peace, which describes itself as an American "national security institution" devoted to preventing conflicts abroad.
It is alleged that McIntyre, who says he has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), overcharged the institute by 100,000 US dollars (£66,000).He denies the accusation.
He was serving as a Royal Military Police Territorial Army sergeant at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan in July 2012 when he was flown home to face extradition proceedings.
At the March hearing, Edward Fitzgerald QC, for McIntyre, argued there was convincing medical evidence that he was suffering from a mental disorder and it would violate his human rights if extradition went ahead because of the suicide risk.
He suggested McIntyre could stand trial in the UK. The US authorities opposed the bid to block removal.
McIntyre's supporters say of the extradition threat: "Is this really the way Britain should be treating its brave soldiers?"
The ex-soldier has said in an online blog: "If I was given an order to be extradited to the US I am fearful that I would take my own life as I would rather be dead then be locked up in an American prison away from my family.
"I think, after serving my country all my life, the least I can expect is to be helped with my PTSD and being allowed to prove my innocence in my own country."
But the judges said they were satisfied there was no "injustice" in the case.
Lord Thomas said there was "no conceivable basis" on which an application in the case could be made to the Supreme Court.
A shopkeeper from Hyde has been jailed for leading a gang who helped illegal immigrants gain British citizenship. Atour Talakdar and six others created completely new identities with passports and utility bills in false names.