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Watch: Report on hospital trust's 'inadequate' ratings

Two of the region's hospitals have been called unsafe, understaffed and poorly led. NorthManchester General and the Royal Oldham Hospital were inspected over nine days,back in February.

The result is a rating ofinadequate - the lowest of all - from health watchdogs.

The Care QualityCommission also raised concerns about the overall trust that runs thehospitals, but they did find that staff were caring. Since then, hospitalbosses say huge improvements have been made and patients need not worry.

Rob Smith has this report.


Wanted: Man convicted of sex assault

Brian Warren Credit: GMP

Police officers are searching for Brian Warren after he breached his licence conditions.

The 60-year-old was released from prison on licence in 2014 after being convicted of sexual assault in 2011.

It is thought he could be in the Oldham area and has links to Greater Manchester.

A police spokesperson said:

Anyone who sees Warren, or has any information about his whereabouts, should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Wanted: Gavin Handford from Manchester

Gavin Handford, 28, is wanted by Manchester police Credit: GMP

Warrants have been executed across Gorton and Oldham in the search for wanted man Gavin Handford.

At 6.30am this morning police officers in Manchester searched properties on Bryson Walk and Hampden Crescent, Gorton, and Randolph Street, Oldham, in a bid to find the 28-year-old.

Handford is wanted by police in connection with two assaults and supplying Class B drugs.

He has links to Ashton, Oldham and Gorton.

As part of the warrants a man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A and Class B drug with intent to supply and is currently in custody.

Anyone who recognises Handford, or has any information about his whereabouts, is urged to call police on 101.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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