A GP has said residents living near Saddleworth Moor have reported problems including bleeding noses, eye irritation and chest problems.Read the full story ›
Fire chiefs battling wildfires on the Pennine moors say there has been a "significant improvement" as the Army began to help.Read the full story ›
Homes in the Calico Crescent area of Tameside are now being evacuated due to their close proximity to the Moorland… https://t.co/sVJDo8eDC9
As seven homes are evacuated in Carrbrook near Stalybridge because of the serious fire on moorland Greater Manchester Police have issued this emergency number via Twitter.
Firefighters who have been working to bring a major moorland fire under control in Tameside are warning people to keep their doors and windows shut.
The grass fire between Stalybridge and Dovestones today has "devastated" an area near Buckton Hill.
Crews say they are making good progress to bring the fire under control, but they are concerned about "a significant amount of low lying smoke".
Stalybridge, Carbrook, Greenfield and parts of Saddleworth are affected.
“Due to the weather conditions and there being a lack of wind, the smoke has settled so it is important for residents to keep doors and windows closed where there is any visible smoke.”
Firefighters are battling against a large moorland fire close to Stalybridge.Read the full story ›
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after police swooped on a street in Stalybridge.
A photograph showed the moment armed police descended on Mottram Road on Sunday evening.
Police were called to reports of a firearms incident inside a property at around 6.30pm. The incident in question is understood to have happened around an hour before.
Two men were later detained on suspicion of firearms offences and remain in police custody for questioning.
Officers investigating confirmed that no shots had been fired and that no one was hurt.
A gun or firearm was not recovered at the scene, police said.
“They have been in detained in relation to an alleged incident earlier on"
Police say this was an extremely serious offence and they are working urgently to find the man responsible.Read the full story ›
Tameside Council says the building is unstable and extremely dangerousRead the full story ›
Police have launched an investigation after a bone was found at a lake in Greater Manchester.
Officers were called after the discovery at Chadwick Dam in Stalybridge.
The bone has now been sent for forensic analysis and an investigation is underway.
Police have released CCTV after armed thieves assaulted a shop worker during a robbery on Wednesday.Read the full story ›