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Wythenshawe Hall restoration continues as bell tower lifted back into place

A significant step forward has been made in the restoration of Manchester's Wythenshawe Hall.

The 16th century mansion was nearly destroyed by fire two years ago and the work to repair and restore it has been a huge undertaking.

Today, one significant part of the building was put back in place - a sign that The Hall is on the way to being back to it's former glory.

Tim Scott reports.

Witness appeal after crash which left young man 'fighting for his life'

A young man is fighting for his life after a crash in Manchester.

Police say a grey Fiat 500 Sport crashed into a tree on Simonsway in Wythenshawe in the early hours of Wednesday 8 August.

Officers called to the scene found the driver - who is in his 20s - with serious injuries.

They're appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or any information about the crash to come forward.

It happened at the junction of Simonsway and Haslington Road Credit: Google Earth

My thoughts are with the man as he fights for his life and his family at this awful time.

– Police Sergeant Jon McColl

Police officer taken to hospital after breathing in 'unknown chemical' in flat

GMP, paramedics and several fire units were seen on the quiet cul-de-sac in Wythenshawe. Credit: MEN Media

A police officer has been taken to hospital by his colleagues after reports he breathed in an unknown chemical at a flat in Wythenshawe.

Officers have cordoned off Bryony Close in Woodhouse Park after the incident on Thursday evening.

Police say there is no wider threat to the public.

Three fire engines were called to the scene and firefighters wearing specialist breathing apparatus are now trying to establish what the chemical is.


Police appeal after man left with serious injuries

Police are appealing for witnesses after a scooter driver was let with multiple injuries following a crash in Wythenshawe.

Officers were called to Walney Road at 12.20pm yesterday afternoon following reports of a collision involving a silver Skoda Rapide and a silver Honda NES scooter. The vehicles collided at the crossroads.

The 29-year-old man riding the Honda scooter was taken to hospital where he is currently being treated for a facial fractures and other serious injuries.

No arrests have been made.

“My thoughts are with the man as he receives treatment in hospital and I would urge anyone who witnessed this collision to please get in touch.

“Road closures were in place for over five hours while investigation work was carried out and our enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision remain ongoing.

– Police Constable Philip Shaw
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