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Woman's body found in burning house in Manchester

A woman has been found dead in a burning house in Sale, Manchester.

Police and fire crews were first called to a property on Hayling Road, off Harboro Road, at around 3pm today.

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A joint investigation has been launched by police and fire services to establish what happened, and the road has been cordoned off by police.

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The investigation is in its very early stages and it is unclear at this stage how the small, localised fire started. It is too early to say whether or not there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death, and we are keeping an open mind at this stage.”

– A GMP spokesman

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Sale Art Zoo celebrates Chester Zoo founder George Mottershead

Sale Art Zoo is an installation of 38 fibre glass animals in Sale celebrating the founder of Chester Zoo George Mottershead.

The animals are supported by an exhibition in Sale Library documenting George's life and his amazing determination and achievements.

The trail around Sale is a fantastic day out enjoying the animals, Sale and the summer.

Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing girl

Police officers say they are "increasingly concerned" for a missing teenage girl.

Tess Blandamer has been missing since Monday Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Tess Blandamer was last seen shortly after 10am on Monday 20th June in the Barkers Lane area of Sale.

Tess is described as white, around 5ft7in tall, of slim build with shoulder length brown hair.

She was last seen wearing black jeans, a green parker, brown Timberland boots and is carrying a black East Pack rucksack.

Anybody with information about Tess’ whereabouts should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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