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Hugh Grant offers £1000 for safe return of veteran's war medals

Film star Hugh Grant has offered £1000 for the safe return of a Stockport war veteran's medals.

Hugh Grant Credit: PA Images

Charity Blind Veterans UK made an appeal to locate Alfred Barlow's Second World War medals.

The 95 year old was returning home from a pilgrimage to Normandy, France, where he fought on the beaches more than 70 years ago. They were lost at Norton Canes Services on the M6 Toll on June 8th.

"We do not want Pip’s life and suffering to have been in vain"

The family of a 15-year-old girl with advanced anorexia who died after being hit by a train say they don't want her death to be in vain.

Pippa McManus had been treated at the Priory Hospital in Altrincham but was allowed home.

She managed to walk to Gatley station in Stockport where she stepped in front of a train.

On an earlier visit, Pippa had left 'goodbye letters' to her family and dog saying she couldn't 'fight anorexia anymore'.

  • Amy Welch reports from South Manchester Coroner's Court.


Nineteen people left without a home after fire rips through Stockport hostel

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Police and the fire brigade are investigating a blaze at a hostel which has left 19 people needing to be rehomed.

All the residents have now been accounted for following the fire on the A6 Buxton Road in Stockport but officials say they're not thought to have been in the building.

The alarm was raised just before 4.30am today when four fire engines were mobilised.

The operation's now been scaled down but fire fighters remain at the scene damping down and ensuring the building is safe.

Fire investigators will be working closely with Greater Manchester Police to establish the cause of the fire.

"There are still 3 residents that are unaccounted for, but not thought to be in the building, however the fire investigation team will be further searching the building for casualties, as well as identifying the cause of the fire.

"We are currently working with Stockport Homes to re house the 19 residents that were rescued."

– Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
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