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WATCH: Manchester turns out in march for Grenfell Tower victims

A march for Grenfell has taken place in Manchester. It coincided with a march in London to show solidarity with the victims of the disaster.

The silent candlelit march was led by people who carried photographs of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire last June.

Among those supporting the march was the Bishop of Manchester, Dr David Walker.


Greater Manchester Mayor on a mission to end homelessness

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Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham will deliver a speech about how homelessness in the city is being tackled.

The mayor has given a commitment to end rough sleeping in Greater Manchester by 2020.

In the speech, he will outline the progress that has been made so far – recognising that whilst the problem has got worse in recent months, the response is getting better.

Figures issued last month saw an increase in rough sleeping of 42% in Greater Manchester.

Stars to turn out for Chester FC fundraiser

A fundraising match will be held for Chester FC later at the Swansway Stadium.

Ian Rush and Michael Owen will be making appearances in a bid to raise money to secure the club's long term future.

45 thousand pounds has been raised for the struggling club who are looking at relegation from the National League.

Liverpool legend Ian Rush will giving his support at the match Credit: pa

WATCH: Stopping children choosing a life of crime.

Can you persuade children to say no to a life of crime? Well that's what Rod Carter and Matthew Norford from Manchester are trying to do.

Rod Carter used to be a policeman and spent fifteen years tracking down criminals. Matthew Norford. was groomed into a life of crime at the age of 13 and went on to head up one of the area's most notorious gangs.

They take hard-hitting stories into schools to help children make the right choices, and understand the consequences if they don't. They took time out to speak to Lucy and Tony on Granada Reports.

Police hunt man who tried to rape 10 year old girl

Police patrols have been stepped up after a man tried to rape a 10 year old girl in Openshaw.

Just after 2pm yesterday (Saturday 10 February 2018) she became separated from her friends on Kincraig Close.

A man approached her and attempted to rape her in open land nearby, but she managed to escape and stopped a dog walker to ask for help.

Police were immediately called and searched the area to try and find the offender.

The man who attacked her is described as being in his 20s, of slim build and dark skinned. He was wearing a dark coat.

What happened to this young girl is understandably very upsetting and specially trained officers will continue to support her in any way they can.

Parents and neighbours will be concerned and we have stepped up our visible police patrols throughout the coming days and nights. If you do have any worries then please feel free to approach them and they will try and assist.

I also want to stress that we are doing everything in our power to find the man responsible for this and a dedicated team of detectives are working round the clock.

So far we have a number of witnesses who are being extremely helpful, while we will also be continuing to knock on doors in the area to see if anyone else saw anything suspicious.

Extensive CCTV is being examined and I can confirm that we haven’t received any other reports of this nature in the area over the weekend.

With the help of this brave girl and the community we have a good description of the attacker and if anyone recognises it or recalls seeing a man matching that description in the area, then please call us.

– Detective Chief Inspector James Riley, GMP


Man critically ill after brawl in Manchester

A man's fighting for his life after he was injured trying to break up a mass brawl in Manchester.

The man in his 50's was knocked to the ground outside the Printworks as he tried to intervene in a fight between 15 people.

He suffered a head injury

A man and a woman, both in their 20's, have been arrested and released under investigation.

Police appeal for dashcam footage after fatal crash in Ardwick

Police are appealing for witnesses after the fatal crash Credit: PA

Police in Greater Manchester are appealing for dashcam footage after a crash in which a pensioner died.

Officers were called to Hyde Road in Ardwick shortly before ten past eight to reports that two cars had been involved in a collision.

A woman has died following a collision in Ardwick.

Police say that a black VW Golf was travelling towards Hyde when it collided with a grey Nissan Micra travelling in the opposite direction.

The woman who died was a passenger of the Micra, and the driver is being treated for life threatening injuries. Both of them are in their 70s.

The driver of the Golf – who is in his 30s - suffered minor injuries, he has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drink-driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody for questioning.

My thoughts are with the family at this terrible time.

We will continue to offer them support as we try to establish exactly what happened last night.

I would appeal to anyone who saw this collision take place, to please contact us as a matter of urgency.

I would also ask that anyone who was driving along that stretch of road, who has a dash cam, to please check their footage. There might be something on there that could be vital to this investigation.

Information can be passed on by calling the SCIU team direct on 0161 856 4741.

– Sergeant Lee Westhead, Greater Manchester Police

Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after fatal crash in Ardwick

Police are questioning a man on suspicion of drink driving and causing death by dangerous driving after a woman died in a crash in Greater Manchester.

She was in her 70's and a passenger in a car driven by a man, also in his 70's, who is fighting for his life in hospital. Their Nissan Micra car was in a collision with a Volkswagen Golf on Hyde Road in Ardwick just before ten past eight last night.

The driver of the Golf, who is in his 30s, suffered minor injuries.

He's been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drink-driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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