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Nursery kids and care home residents form bond

A heartwarming relationship has been formed between a care home and the pre-school nursery next door.

Children from the Bright Horizons nursery at Timperley in Greater Manchester have become regular visitors to the elderly residents of Allingham House.

And as it's Christmas, the children and staff at Bright Horizons decided the time was right for another journey to their neighbours to raise the festive spirit a little more. Tim Scott was there:

Video: Tiny pacemaker is keeping cat alive

A tiny pacemaker that can keep a human heart beating, is now working on a cat's heart. Without it, the tabby cat wouldn't be chasing anything. Our correspondent Amy Welch went to meet him at his home in Timperley in Greater Manchester.

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Police trying to trace man after Timperley burglary

Police want to trace this man after a burglary in Timperley Credit: GMP

Police have released a mocked-up image of a man they would like to speak to after a burglary in Timperley.

Officers are appealing for information and witnesses after a man smashed the patio doors of property and searched a house during the night of Saturday, December 12. The perpetrator left through the front door and is believed to have made off with various items of jewellery.

The house was empty at the time of the break in but two young men were seen acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the offence. The Efit corresponds to one of these men. We are asking if anyone recognises the man in the image that they contact police to help with our enquiries.

– Detective Constable Amy Coleman, GMP
  • Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 2391 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Film inspired by Frank Sidebottom released in UK today

'Frank' - a film inspired by the comic character Frank Sidebottom, is released in the UK today.

It is loosely based on the character created by Manchester comedian and musician Chris Sievey, who died four years ago.

A permanent memorial to Chris was created last October when a statue of Frank was unveiled in his home village of Timperley.

Watch our coverage of the event here.