Firefighters are expected to remain at the scene of a fire in Salford for several days. The fire involves thousands of tonnes of waste.
Salford and Eccles MP says she needs to spend more time with her family.
A man who raped his "highly vulnerable" victim over a nine-year period after he trafficked her into the UK has had his sentence increased.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is reassuring residents near to Duncan Street in Salford as firefighters continue to fight the fire at a recycling plant.
They say health risks to the public are low, but where possible, people should try and stay out of the smoke.
The family of 24 year old Rebecca Ayres has said: "Becks was our hard working, ambitious and fun loving princess who lived life to the full. She had a smile that would light up any room, and the hearts of every one she came into contact with.
"She was a special daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, aunty and friend to many. She was a doting mum to her three-year-old son who was her life.
This has had a devastating impact on us all, her community especially 'MONACO' Morris Dancing Troupe of which she was a member from an early age.
"On behalf of her family and friends, we would like to thank you for all the messages of support, tributes and condolences received and take comfort in the amount of support shown."Life will never be the same, and it is unfair that we have to go on without her in our lives."
A 17 year old girl was walking down a ginnel between Winster Avenue and Stanton Avenue in Salford, when she was pushed to the ground.** The man began sexually assaulting her whilst while rummaging through her pockets. He stole some cash before the woman fought him off by kneeing him in the groin. **
The offender is described as white, 6ft tall, of medium build in his late 20s or early 30s. He was wearing a black baseball cap and smelt of Paco Rabanne 1 Million aftershave.
The attack happened at around 10:15pm on Thursday 7th March.
A campaign is being launched in Salford to urge people to get screened for bowel cancer. It's the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK, anyone aged between 60 and 74 can get checked for free
Brian Downes a retired computer engineer and a Salford resident for over 30 years, received and completed a bowel cancer screening kit towards the end of 2008 when he was 66 years old.
‘It is easy to do and it saves lives’. Father of three and Grandfather of five, Brian, can testify. Blood was found in his sample, and he was referred onto Royal Bolton hospital, where they arranged for him to have further tests. Brian was shocked to receive a diagnosis of bowel cancer.
‘I had no symptoms, no pain and was completely unaware of the cancer before taking the screening test.
‘My surgeon told me that if I had not taken the screening test, by the time the symptoms had become recognisable, I would have been rushed in as an emergency and they would have had to operate immediately’
‘By it being picked up through the screening process it meant they could do all the required scans and they were therefore much better prepared for my operation.’
When Brian was operated on at Salford Royal, they found that the cancer had also spread to his liver. After an operation for this at North Manchester General Hospital, he also received chemotherapy at Christies.
Regular surveillance meant that a tumour was found in his liver in 2011, and in 2014 a further tumour was found, which he will begin a course of chemotherapy on shortly.
His message to people who are unsure about taking part in bowel screening is
‘Just do it. Despite what I have been through, I am glad I took part. For most people, it would give them peace of mind. And for those who do need treatment, like myself, early intervention is much better’.
Salford Royal’s the best place to work in the NHS according to a national survey of staff.
That's out of all NHS provider organisations. Staff were satisfied in their work and would recommend it as a place to work or be treated.
– Chief Executive Sir David Dalton
“We are absolutely thrilled with these results, the best results across all Trusts, of every type. It's absolutely fantastic. It’s now our ambition to be considered one of the best places to work in the country, not just in the NHS, but in any sector or industry.
“We know that there’s a strong link between highly engaged workforces and high quality patient care so these results are not only fantastic results for our people but for our patients too."
Firefighters are expected to remain at the scene of a fire at a recycling plant in Salford for several days.
Crews were called to the fire - which involves thousands of tonnes of mixed waste - at the plant in Duncan Street, close to Regent Road just before 11.30pm on Sunday, March 2.
Smoke could be seen for miles around and six fire engines and GMFRS' Command Support Unit remain at the scene
Because of the serious nature of the fire crews worked to limit the risk of the building collapsing and stopping the flames spreading to the neighbouring businesses and railway line.
Firefighters are now cooling the outside of the building to prevent its collapse allowing the fire inside to burn out.
Group Manager Lee Coleman, said: "Because of the serious nature of this fire we could remain at the scene for several days.
We're getting on top of the fire and the smoke is going up into the atmosphere and dissipating without causing any significant problems to people.
"If the weather changes, it cools down and the smoke starts to come down please keep your doors and windows closed."
National Police Air Service Barton have released new footage of the fire in Salford taken from their helicopter.
Forty fire fighters were needed to bring it under control.
A nearby rail line was suspended for a time this morning over fears the building could collapse.
A Salford university student has been jailed after a number of women from around the world were duped into handing over money to someone they met over the internet.
Emmanuel Stephen Jack admitted 11 counts of money laundering totalling £186,000.
Detective Constable Stuart Donohue, from Greater Manchester Police said: "Woman from across the globe were targeted and exploited. Women, who in most cases were vulnerable and lonely. Some took out loans and others have lost life savings."
He was sentenced to three years in prison.