Eleven people, aged between 19 and 38 have been arrested for multiple sexual offences against children in a crackdown by child protection agencies and police into child sexual exploitation in south Manchester.
Greater Manchester Police said offences included:
- Sexual activity with a child
- Attempted indecent assault
- Inciting a child into prostitution
Eleven people have been arrested as part of a crackdown on child sexual exploitation in the south Manchester area, Greater Manchester Police said.
The strong winds seen across the country today have hit transport and video has revealed the difficulty planes had landing due to ex-Hurricane Gonzalo.
The plane can be seen being buffeted by strong winds as it tries to land at Manchester Airport.
The plane did land safely.
A pregnant woman lost her unborn baby after she was robbed at a bus stop.
The victim was sitting at the stop in Cromwell Road, Salford, on Saturday morning when she was attacked by three teenagers who stole her handbag, Greater Manchester Police said.
"As a result of the attack the woman has lost her baby," a spokesman added.
A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with robbery and is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court today.
The passion stirred up by the Yes campaign in Scotland has inspired similar feelings among some in northern England's larger cities.
In Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle, there is a growing sense that they too, should be given more powers to self-govern.
ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports:
Simon Cowell has pledged £25,000 to Manchester Dogs' Home after it was left devastated by a fire.
The X Factor judge told Good Morning Britain he was "horrified" to hear that 60 animals had died in the blaze, and felt the donation was the "least he could do".
Police are investigating after a body was found in a burning skip near the O2 Apollo theatre in Manchester. Police were called to the A57 Hyde road in Ardwick at around 5.30 this morning, the area has been sealed off for investigations. More information to follow.
The flood of support given to Manchester's Dog Home "has been absolutely overwhelming," the manager of the animal rescue's sister facility told Good Morning Britain.
Anna Stansfield, who runs Cheshire Dogs' Home thanked everyone for their support and reassured people the charity would continue.
"We have been here since 1893, we want to remain in our pay for, hopefully, the next 115 years."
Localism in England should be about devolving power to the lowest appropriate level - down to councils, to neighbourhoods and to individuals, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said, after a report suggested that Manchester should lead the way on devolution in the UK.
Mr Pickles said: "There may be some role for combined authorities on a strategic level to promote economic development and transport, but there is a real risk they will suck power upwards away from local councils and local taxpayers.
"Nor should localism be a fig leaf for hitting hard-working people with a new range of municipal stealth taxes. Creating new taxes, more politicians and new tiers of local administration is not the answer - the starting point should be increasing local democracy and local accountability."
English cities should be able to set its own taxes, the director of a think tank has suggested, calling for full devolution in Manchester.
Phillip Blond, of ResPublica, said:
Financial freedom must come to Greater Manchester. Its population is bigger than Northern Ireland's. Its economy is bigger than Wales. And it has a higher growth rate than Scotland.
This is why it should be able to set its own taxes. It should have an elected Mayor.
These plans outlined in today's report, will allow it to turn its fortunes around, lifting the population out of the doldrums. This is a blueprint for independence for cities in England.