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Builders launch campaign to rebuild dogs' home

Danny Fletcher, left, with Meg, and Aydee Dixon, with Bronx Credit: Manchester Evening News

Two builders have offered to help rebuild Manchester Dogs’ Home for free, and have called on other tradespeople to join them.

Aydee Dixon and Danny Fletcher said they were ‘gutted’ by news of the fire and wanted to use their skills to help the sanctuary rise from the ashes.

Read: Manchester Dogs' Home destroyed by huge fire

Damage done to dogs' home

The pair, who own Powerhouse Property Services in Hyde, set up a Facebook page asking for other workers to help out too. The page has around 30,000 likes.

For information on how you can help get involved, click here.

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Warning after reports of men acting 'suspiciously' towards children

Police are urging the public to be mindful after receiving three reports of men acting suspiciously towards children in Manchester.

The first involved a man in an old type Land Rover or Range Rover who had been approaching children in the Abbey Hey area.

Shortly after, police received a report of a second incident where two men in a car spoke to an 11-year-old girl while she was out jogging, telling her they had been sent to take her home.

A third incident was reported just after 7.00pm when a man on a swing took pictures of young girls in Clayton Memorial Park on his phone before following them when they walked off.

We are keeping an open mind about these incidents, which at the moment amount to suspicious activity.

The children have done exactly the right thing in telling parents and the police.

– Detective Inspector Mark Hudson

Museum expansion tells the brave story of the Fusiliers

A Victoria Cross on show at the Fusiliers Museum. Credit: ITV News

A £1.4million redevelopment of the Fusilier Museum in Bury will open its doors today.

The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, includes a new home for the Fusilier Archive and the opening of a state-of-the-art conference and events space which includes a new exhibition area to display more of the museum's growing collection.

The official opening will conducted by Colonel Brian Gorski, Chairman of the board at The Fusilier Museum and Tiffany Hunt, North West Committee Chair for the Heritage Lottery Fund.

On October 25 a free family open day will take place for for Bury and Lancashire residents.

Find out more about the Museum here.

Prince Harry to visit Greater Manchester

Prince Harry sharing a joke with Salford fire fighters on his last visit to Greater Manchester. Credit: PA

Prince Harry will visit Greater Manchester today where he will help out at a rugby training session and meet fire fighters.

The Prince, who is patron of England Rugby’s All Schools Programme, will take part in a training session for teachers which hopes to get more of them to become rugby coaches and enable more young people to take up the sport.

Later, he will meet fire fighters from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and talk to some of the young people involved in their community cadet scheme.

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