The University of Salford attempts new world record for the largest collection of different models of mobile brought to a public event
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a second, aged 31 has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a shop burglary in Salford.
The residential street where police found a nail bomb on Thursday is in Patricroft in the Eccles area of Salford just west of Manchester.
The road is lined with mostly two-storey terraced homes and is a short walk from Eccles training station.
Manchester Evening News reports that a number of the surrounding roads were cordoned off on Thursday, including Parr Street, Ivy Street, Fir Street and Lewis Street.
Police have also revealed they recovered "several items of literature which could be viewed by some as potentially inflammatory" from a house in Salford on Thursday.
The material was reported to be extreme right-wing leaflets.
Police have arrested a serving soldier after a suspected nail bomb was found at a house in Salford last Thursday.
The area around Mellor Street in Patricroft was evacuated as bomb disposal officers assessed the device.
A 19-year-old man was arrested in Germany on suspicion of illegally possessing explosives, firearms and ammunition. He's been bailed until January.
MP for Worsley and Eccles South Barbara Keeley has criticised the scale of the police presence at the anti-fracking protest at Barton Moss.
Ms Keeley questioned the need for 150 specialist officers plus local officers from Greater Manchester Police at what is she called 'a very small protest'.
She said: '"I am worried that crime could rise locally as a result of our Greater Manchester police officers spending time at the Barton Moss protest rather than patrolling in our local communities.
“The scale and cost of the police force being used at the protest is an issue for tax-payers."
Greater Manchester Police however have rejected Ms Keeley's claims and says the number of officers at the protest is 'safe and sensible'
Police are appealing for information after three masked men robbed a banqueting hall in Salford on Saturday, armed with a stun gun.
The thieves struck at the Buile Hill Park Banqueting Hall after the annual sportsman's dinner for the Salford Boys Club.
Around 300 guests attended but they had all left by the time the robbers arrived.
The gang stole a substantial amount of cash before fleeing.
– Detective Constable Andrew Quinn
"These criminals subjected the staff to a terrifying, frightening ordeal. They were brandishing a stun gun, which although was not used on anyone, was activated several times to cause as much intimidation as possible.
"Thankfully no-one was injured but the distress these men caused was immense and we need to find them."
"If you suspect who may have been involved, or perhaps witnessed these men going into or fleeing the banqueting hall, then please come forward. We need as much information as possible so we can apprehend these dangerous thieves and stop them before they strike again."
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A pensioner with one leg has been awarded compensation after being tackled by police who mistook him for a burglar.
Peter Williams, who is 70 and from Salford, was climbing through a window when officers dragged him to the ground.
The former Merchant seaman was unable to speak as police sat on his back and handcuffed him.
It was only when his prosthetic leg fell off they realised they'd made a mistake.
The family of a teenager who died in a motorbike crash in Salford have paid tribute to a "beautiful, precious son." Shortly after 6.35pm on Wednesday police were called to Bolton Road to reports of a collision involving a motorbike.
Officers found Tom Ackerley, aged 18 had fallen off his bike and was hit by two other vehicles. He later died in hospital.
Tom’s family said: “Tom was the most beautiful precious son ever, he was a much loved son, brother, uncle, cousin, grandson and friend.
“Tom was a ray of sunshine to everyone he met, he was loved by everyone who knew him and had a large circle of friends
“He was polite, outgoing, friendly and kind hearted and was a special person with good morals.
“Tom was the light of our lives and will be missed by so many people. He was born and grew up in "the Height" and was well known and popular in the area.
“Tom had recently started a college course in car graphic design which he was very excited about and was something he loved.
“The world will be a sorrier place without him.”
A man has died following a motorbike crash in Salford this evening.
Police were called to Bolton Road after 6.35pm where an 18-year-old man had come off his motorbike and crashed with a private hire taxi and a Vauxhall Astra.
He later died in hospital.
– Sergeant Danny Byrne, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit
“First and foremost our thoughts and condolences are with the young man’s family and friends at this tragic time, they are being supported by specially trained officers.
“A man has died and we are now trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding this collision.
“It is not clear at this stage how the collision occurred and I want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has any information about the incident to call us.”
There has been a tense stand-off between anti-fracking protestors and police at a site in Salford.
Energy company IGas is preparing to start drilling in Barton Moss to see what type of gas or oil can be found.
But campaigners say they are worried about the environmental impact and are pledging to disrupt the process.
Elaine Willcox reports.