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GOOD MORNING & MERRY CHRISTMAS JOSHUA BROWN 15 YEAR OLD MALE FOUND SAFE AND WELL. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed via Twitter that 15-year-old Josh Brown has been found safe and well.
His mum Samantha had previously put out an emotional plea to find her son in time for Christmas who had been missing for four days.
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The Environment Agency say work's been completed on a ten million pound scheme to reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Salford.
Two flood basins are will store water and slowly release it back into the River Irwell.
The basin is expected to reduce flood risk to 1400 homes and 500 businesses in Lower Kersal and Lower Broughton.
The giant basin – which can hold the equivalent of 260 Olympic swimming pools – can be operated over winter, although work still continues on-site as the basin, when not storing flood water, will soon be open to the public as a recreation area with a nature reserve, wetlands and space for seven sports pitches.
This is one of the most complex engineering projects the city has ever seen.
The basin is unique in having a dual purpose. Its main function is to work alongside the original flood basin at Littleton Road, to capture, store and slowly release flood waters back into the River Irwell. That part is now fully functional and it will do that.
Most of the time it will not be needed to store water, so then it will provide a new leisure facility for local people. Creating that has been a major project in itself and it will open in the New Year.
Community groups were involved in the design of that and the plans include wetland habitat for a range of birds, including the Little Egret and Little Ringed Plover that have already been spotted in the area.
The embankments have been planted with wild flower meadow flowers, and a new network of paths has been created around the site for pedestrians and cyclists and there is room to reinstate seven sports pitches with improved surfaces and drainage.