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Two charged after blind pensioner repeatedly targeted

Two people have been charged after a pensioner was targeted three times in a month. The 92 year old man who is also blind was burgled at his Pendlebury home.

Martin Lawrence, of no fixed address, has been charged with three counts of burglary and one count of fraud. Chantelle Doherty, of Clifton Road, Prestwich, has been charged with one count of burglary and one count of fraud.

Both will appear at court later this month.


Scene after stolen car crashes into house

A 3-year-old girl was trapped after the stole car crashed into the front wall of their house in Cadishead as they ate breakfast on Sunday. She escaped unhurt.

The stolen car crashed through the garden wall, then into the house. Credit: MEN Syndication
The car crashed into the front of the house trapping a toddler. Credit: MEN Syndication
The toddler escaped unhurt from the room left full of debris. Credit: MEN Syndication

Toddler pinned to wall as car ploughs through house

Car ploughs into house in Salford Credit: MEN Syndication

A toddler and her dad are lucky to be alive after a stolen car drove into their dining room wall as they ate breakfast.

Three-year-old Scarlett Kent was pinned to the kitchen wall after the VW Passat ploughed through their house, on Dudley Road, Salford. Her dad, Carl ran into the dining room and pulled her free. Both escaped the ordeal unhurt.

Carl's partner Sarah, who was also in the house when the crash happened yesterday morning, told the M.E.N.: “We’re lucky to be alive. I don’t know how we are still here.”

Four people were spotted running from the car and police enquiries are ongoing.

New Bishop of Salford to be installed today

The new Bishop of Salford will be installed today.

Pope Francis appointed Right Reverend John Arnold to take up the position.

Right Reverend John Arnold Credit: ITV Granada

He will be the eleventh Bishop of Salford, succeeding Bishop Terence Brain who was appointed in 1997.

The new Bishop will be installed following a procession along Chapel street attended by Priests, dignitries and People of the Diocese.


Britain's oldest bed returns to Salford after 400 years

Britain's oldest bed

A bed dating back to the 1570's, and lost for centuries, is returning home to Ordsall Hall after it turned up at auction in London recently.

The Elizabeth 1 oak four poster belonged to the Radclyffe family of Salford and graced the Star Bed Chamber at Ordsall Hall, Salford in the late 16th century. It is the only surviving piece of furniture from the Hall.

Made as the wedding bed for Sir John Radclyffe and Lady Anne Asshawe. The Radclyffes of Ordsall Hall were one of the most influential families in England.

Britain's oldest bed

The bed disappeared somewhere around 1650 when the Hall passed from family ownership. It turned up in the 1930's at the house of a Whalley Range recluse. All of his possessions, including the bed, were sold off to cover death duties, purchased by a Mrs. Robinson of Monyash, Derbyshire.

The bed lay in pieces in farm outbuildings until it was put back together and bought in 1968 by Dr Chris Douglas who was a collector of medieval and Tudor furniture.

Appeal to trace missing woman

Vanessa Hayward

Police are growing increasingly concerned of the whereabouts of a missing 25-year-old woman who's been missing since Friday.

Vanessa Hayward from Salford was last seen walking along New Bailey Street, close to Nisa and Salford Central train station at around 9pm after she was separated from friends.

She was wearing a black leather jacket, a blue and black chequered dress, black tights and black boots and wore black acrylic pointed finger nails when she went missing.

"It is out of character for Vanessa to stay out of contact with her friends and family for so long. She was looking forward to moving into a new home with her friend this weekend and I would like to hear from Vanessa herself or from anyone with information who may have seen her since Friday evening.”

– Detective Sergeant Connor from Pendleton
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