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Fish return to the River Medlock after £250k restoration project

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The Environment Agency say fish have returned to a stretch of the River Medlock in Greater Manchester after a major project to transform it back into its natural state.

Juvenile Brown Trout have been found at Clayton Vale following a quarter of a million pound project which began five years ago.

The increased presence of fish is seen as particularly encouraging as the Environment Agency and Manchester City Council are also installing baffles in the rivers to further help fish move up and down the river.

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WATCH: IoM School children plant trees for 10th anniversary of Trees of Life project

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School children on the Isle of Man have planted the 5,000th tree ten years on from saplings first planted at Conrhenny plantation.

'Trees For Life' saw Year 1 and Year 3 pupils from Henry Bloom Noble Primary plant the 5,000th tree in the community woodland.

Some saplings had been brought over from Scotland for the occasion.

WATCH: Gary Neville faces hostile backlash

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has faced a hostile public meeting over his plans to build a training ground on greenbelt land.

The footballer turned club owner wants to turn part of a flood plain at Turn Moss in Stretford into training pitches for his club Salford City.

Our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue was at the meeting.

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