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Coronation Street set could be opened to the public

The famous Rovers Return. Credit: PA

Fans of Coronation Street could soon walk along the famous cobbles after filming moves to a new site.

ITV is considering a planning application which could see the Quay Street set in Manchester opened to the public for a six month period.

Production of the soap will move to new studios in Trafford early next year.

The new Coronation Street set under construction in Trafford. Credit: PA

Man dies after being hit by car in Trafford

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian died following a collision with a car in Trafford Park. At about 11.20pm on Friday 18 October 2013, police were called to Wharfside Way in Trafford Park following reports a black Audi S3 had hit with a 44-year-old pedestrian.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and remains in police custody for questioning.


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Charity worker's mother: 'Drugs destroy people's lives'

The parents of charity worker Nick Bonnie who died after collapsing at a Manchester nightclub have paid tribute to their son. The 30-year-old's death is suspected to be drugs related.

Andy and Pauline Bonnie told ITV News' Dan Rivers he "touched so many old and young".

Mrs Bonnie, a drugs rehabilitation worker, also appealed for people to avoid illegal substances.

"If anybody's thinking or offered or believes that it's a good thing to take drugs it isn't.

"Drugs destroy people's lives, the impact it's having for our family is a permanent one, and I don't think we'll never get over it...he was a special boy."

Family pay tribute to man who died at music event

Nick Bonnie with his girlfriend Leah Credit: GMP

The family of the man who died after collapsing at a music venue in Trafford have paid tribute to him.30 year old Nick Bonnie from Gloucestershire died at the weekend after becoming ill at a club in Trafford. His family say his death has devastated them.

Police are investigating Nick Bonnie's death Credit: GMP

They go on to say that, "Nick was known by many as having a big heart, big personality and the most infectious smile ..... Our lives and all those who were blessed to share a part in his life, are broken. Our life will never be the same without Nick and he will never be forgotten."


Tribute to man who died at music event

Tributes have been paid to a Princes Trust manager who died after becoming ill at a music event in Greater Manchester. Tests are underway to find out why Nick Bonnie died, and at least 15 others were hospitalised this weekend, after going to the Warehouse Project in Trafford.

“We are deeply saddened to hear this news. Nick was a talented and valued colleague and he will be missed. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.”

– A spokesperson from The Prince’s Trust

Man 'critical' after visit to music venue

A man's been admitted to hospital after it is suspected he swallowed a quantity of drugs at a music venue in Trafford.

It happened at the Warehouse Project, Trafford. In a separate incident a 30 year old man died after collapsing there early yesterday. Five others were taken ill.

In the latest incident the man was seen by security staff shortly before midnight.

He was detained and taken to a security cabin where they called the police.

Officers were called to the venue where they arrested a 25-year-old man for possession of class A drugs.

Police say it is suspected that he swallowed a quantity of drugs that had been in his possession.

He was taken to Salford Royal Hospital where his condition was initially described as critical and he is still undergoing treatment.

“The main point to get across is you do not know what is in the drugs you are taking and the potential effects they can have.

“A number of other people had to receive treatment last night after taking drugs at the venue, both from the onsite medical team and at local hospitals.

“At this stage in the investigation we do not know what this man has consumed but this will form part of our enquiries.

“We will be speaking to the venue’s management to review the security at the premises but ultimately individuals need to recognise the risks they are taking when they use drugs."

– Chief Superintendent Mark Roberts, divisional commander for Trafford
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