Police are investigating after a suspicious device was discovered in the Swinton area of Salford. A cordon has been put in place on Clifton Drive. A number of houses are being evacuated as a precaution and motorists are being advised to avoid the area.
We have officers at the scene and are carrying out initial enquiries but believe the device to have been in the grounds of the garden for a number of years. We have taken the decision to evacuate homes as a safety precaution.
Tributes have been paid to members of a Manchester family killed in a horrific minibus crash in Saudi Arabia.Read the full story ›
A couple from Levenshulme who lived a lavish lifestyle funded by money laundered from a drug empire have been jailed.Read the full story ›
Slow improvement to drier yet colder conditions as we head closer towards the weekendRead the full story ›
Six Britons - including a baby boy - have died in a minibus crash in Saudi Arabia on their way back from a pilgrimage to Mecca.Read the full story ›
A Manchester florist has been crowned the UK's number one wedding florist at a prestigious awards ceremony.
The Flower Lounge in Didsbury took the honour at the Wedding Industry Awards held at Café de Paris in London’s West End.
The Awards seek to recognise and reward excellence within the UK wedding industry and after winning the title of North West Florist of the Year in late 2016, the team at The Flower Lounge went on to claim the title of the country’s best wedding florist.
The judging panel praised owner Sian Wild's artistic flair and attention to detail.
“This award is a huge achievement for us and really helps us to put florists north of the M25 on the map.
We have been designing beautiful and innovative creations from our shop in Didsbury for the last 7 years and have worked with some fantastic brides and grooms.
"I was overwhelmed to learn that over 60 couples nominated and took the time to vote for us. This makes the award all the more special.”
A family of five from Manchester are understood to be among seven people killed in a mini-bus crash in Saudi Arabia.
It happened yesterday on a road between Mecca and Medina.
It's understood there were 12 people aboard the bus when it happened, five of the fatalities belonged to a family from Levenshulme and two were from Glasgow.
Staff at the Manchester-based tour operator Haji Tours, who organised the trip on behalf of the family, have offered their condolences to the relatives of those involved.
A slight change to the current cloudy, mild and damp conditions by the time we reach the weekend......Read the full story ›
A pickpocket who stole 19 mobile phones during a single concert in Manchester has been jailed for three months.Read the full story ›
Staying settled for a while yet..Read the full story ›