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  1. Today
  2. Update: 6:55pm, the road has now been reopened to traffic in both directions but there are long tailbacks and things are moving slowly. We are told that the injured woman has now been taken to hospital to be treated via ambulance. Traffic is currently disrupted along Chapel Street after a collision between a female pedestrian and what appears to be a bicycle which happened during the rush hour at around 5:25 pm. The outbound carriageway was initially closed to traffic between Oldfield Road and Trinity Way with diversions in place but due to the build up of traffic, both sides of the carriageway have now been closed off and the area is gridlocked. Motorists are being advised to use alternative routes until the incident is resolved. Deb Clemans, who was on a bus close-by, witnessed the incident and has told us that the woman was still lay in the road being treated by first response paramedics who have managed to push through the traffic to come to her aid. The driver of a number 34 bus went to the woman's aid and stayed with her until the paramedics arrived. We are also being told that traffic has come to a standstill on the opposite carriageway due to people slowing down to rubber-neck, this apparently hampered the ambulance getting to the scene but they finally managed to push through the traffic and are now treating with her. We will update this as we get more information. Photo: TfGM & Deb Clemans
  3. The Met Office has issues a yellow weather warning for very strong winds which will push across the region from approximately 5am until 5pm on Tuesday (10th December). The winds could cause traffic disruption and localised damage in some areas. Tuesday will be wet and windy as locally heavy rain lingers across the region through the day. Maximum temperature will be around 13 Celsius. Wednesday and Thursday will be cold and windy which could have an effect on the General Election if voters opt to stay in doors rather than face the cold rain showers forecast for Thursday (12th December). Some delays to road, rail, air are likely, especially around Manchester Airport Probably some bus and train services will affected, with some journeys taking longer, made worse by spray and surface water Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes across high motorway bridges will be likely Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  4. Police were called after thieves used a car to ram their way into a Pawnbrowkers shop on Fitzgerald Way, Salford precinct on Sunday (8th Dec), in doing so the shops shutters and entrance were badly damaged as a result. The thieves managed to gain entry, although it is unclear if anything has been stolen at this time. The thieves are sad to have fled the scene in awaiting cars after the break-in. So far police have not made any arrests and investigations continue. A GMP spokesperson said, Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5360, quoting incident number 0733 of 08/12/19; or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
  5. Police were called to reports of a fire arms discharge on Church Street in Eccles at around 10pm on Sunday 8 December 2019. They are currently looking for information in identifying an offender was described as a man wearing dark clothing who is afterwards believed to have made off in a grey people carrier. Several shops were cordoned off by police tape along Liverpool Road and police remained at the scene overnight as forensics officers carried out searches. Fortunately no one was injured during the incident and as of yet, there have been no arrests made. Police say that further enquiries are ongoing and that they would like to reassure the public that they are treating the crime very seriously. Detective Inspector Joanne Kay, of the Salford district said, Police urge anybody with information to contact them on 0161 856 5168, quoting incident number 3107 of 08/12/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  6. A man sustained an injury to his hand and had to be taken to hospital for treatment after a fight broke out in a Salford Quays bar. Police were called to the Lowry's Outlet Village after reports of a disturbance at the Lime Bar shortly after 10:30pm on Saturday (7th December). A man with bloodied hands was seen being restrained by police officers before he was taken to hospital to be treated, he was later arrested alongside another man, on suspicion of affray and remained in custody for questioning. Witnesses described large amounts of blood on the floor outside the venue and there were claims on social media that a terrorist attack had taken place but police quickly dispelled the rumour. In a statement, GMP said, A spokesperson for Lime Bar said,
  7. Police officers are currently looking for members of the public who may have witnessed a violent assault by a man on Windsor Street at around 6.25am on Saturday 7 December 2019. The woman, described as being in her early 20’s was thrown out of a car by a man on Windsor Street, who then drove off in the direction of Liverpool Street. The woman is said to have suffered visible injuries to her arms and back but unfortunately police are still searching for her whereabouts as she had already left the scene before they arrived. So far police have made no arrests have been made and enquiries are still ongoing. Detective Inspector Dave Jones of the Trafford Division said: Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9403 quoting incident number 2835 of 07/12/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  8. The orange suited controversial climate protesters have erected and sat atop a triangular frame at one end of Manchester's Great Ancoats Street opposite the local Aldi store, bringing traffic chaos on a busy route across the City. Other members of the group are sitting on the tarmac holding banners whilst stopping traffic from moving, in a defiant attempt to highlight the dangers of traffic pollution in the City as well as against plans for a new car park to be built on an area of wasteland along the road. They are being joined by other protest groups around the country who are staging similar events throughout the day as part of a wider UK action to highlight air pollution and climate change. A recent report disclosed that levels of Nitrogen Dioxide have exceeded the legal limits for some time, something the group is hoping to raise awareness of with today's action. Similar scenes have been witnessed in London, where protesters have glued themselves to blocks of concrete at Leicester Square and a truck was used to block the road. Bus services across Manchester have been affected with most being rerouted to try and avoid the congestion which ironically has been caused. Police have warned drivers to expect heavy congestion in the area throughout the day. The protests have been met with a mixed reaction on social media, with many in support but also many who have questioned why the police have not removed them and are instead seemingly diverting traffic. Photo Credit: Trees Not Cars MCR & Extinction Rebellion
  9. Yesterday
  10. Andy Whyment, best known for his beloved roll as long suffering Kirk Sutherland who has been walking the famous cobbles of the fictional town of Weatherfield since his debut in 2000. On the 21st of November Andy entered the ITV jungle with fellow contestant Cliff 'Minty' Parisi, but unlike the later who was voted out by the public earlier in the week, Andy has endured, winning over the support of viewers up and down the country. Andy was an instant hit with fans when he arrived late into the jungle and is now the clear favourite to win after surging ahead of his fellow campers Roman Kemp and Jacqueline Jossa as the first eliminations loom. The actor has been dubbed 'The Terminator' by fans after donning a super hero costume to take on the shows now infamous 'Celebrity Cyclone' in which contestants have to face the elements to carry four starts across the finish line to win food for the camp. Whyment earned his new moniker after marching relentlessly without fear through the onslaught of wind and rain to get the job done to make sure his fellow campers didn't have to eat the now familiar diet of beans and rice. The odds as they stand currently are: Andy - 4/9 Roman - 4/1 Jacqueline - 10/1 Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: Andy's win is not secure though so in order to bring home the crown to Salford we urge you all to download the I'm A Celebrity App onto your smart phones and smash the votes for Andy. Voting is FREE. You can download the app from the iTunes or Google Play stores.
  11. Emergency services were called shortly before 11pm (7th Dec) to reports of what is believed to be a road traffic accident between a motor-vehicle and pedestrian close to the junction of Manchester Road and Billy Lane in Clifton. The road was temporarily closed and traffic diverted whilst emergency services dealt with the situation, although by 1:15am the following morning (8th Dec) the roads were reopened. @manctraffic is reporting the A666 has now been reopened and traffic is moving freely once more. A witness reported that there was heavy rain fall in the area with a considerable amount of surface water visible on the road shortly before the incident. Police and Ambulance services attended but as yet it is unclear as to the medical status of any those involved. We have asked GMP & NWAS for more information. This is the second serious accident on Salfords roads within 24 hours after a car ended up on its side after a collision in Kersal yesterday afternoon (7th Dec). Photos: https://twitter.com/nee_si via Twitter & Steve Worsley
  12. Last week
  13. Miraculously only one minor injury was sustained by the driver of one of the cars after it flipped before hitting a wall and coming to rest in the front garden of a home on Littleton Road. Four other occupants travelling in both vehicles required no treatment and no one had to be taken to hospital. Witnesses describe how one of the vehicles hit a parked car before being hit by the other car which ended up somersaulting into the frontage of a house before landing on its side in the front garden. A spokesperson for Manchester Fire and Rescue said: Police are now trying to determine the cause of the crash. Transport for Greater Manchester reported that traffic in the area was being diverted due to road closures. Drivers were advised to seek alternative routes, but the road has now been reopened. Photos: Social Media/Google
  14. On Sunday 17 November 2019 at around 6.10pm, police were called to a report of a hate crime at a takeaway in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. The two men entered the shop and started to verbally abuse an employee as they sat awaiting their order. Before they left the premises both men made a Nazi Salute towards the man. Since the incident police have conducted several lines of enquiries and analysed CCTV footage of the incident which they have now released a still image from to the public in the hope they can aid in identifying the men. Police are urging anyone with any information to come forward as a matter of urgency. Antisemitism is a cancer in society and should be not be tolerated, this was a hard working man trying to earn a living, it is utterly disgusting that he should be treated in such a way. Police Constable Lukman Intwala of the City of Manchester Division said: Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 3129 quoting incident number 2498 of 17/11/2019, or the independent charity Crime stoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  15. The Royal Horticultural society has announced that all Salford residents will be eligible for free Tuesday access to the new site when it opens later next year. What's more, the paying public will be able to gain entry for a discounted price of just £9.50 per person with half price access for children and the disabled. Yes that's right, Salford residents will be able to visit RHS Garden Bridgewater free on Tuesdays thanks to an arrangement which has been agreed between the RHS and Salford City Council for the benefit of residents, families and school children across the City. Planned to open in summer 2020, the 154 acre RHS Garden Bridgewater will bring the lost historic grounds at Worsley New Hall to visitors as a spectacular new tourist attraction in the north of England. An ambitious masterplan by renowned landscape architect, Tom Stuart-Smith is blending the local history, including a walled garden, with new world-class horticulture. The following people will also have free access to the garden: Under 5s School children on guided and self-guided school visits Adult education and special education groups Colleges and further educational establishments with a focus on horticulture Carers with a disabled visitor Blue Peter Badge Holders Coach drivers when bringing coach parties, group leaders, Tourist information Centres, group organisers pre-visit Press / journalists / photographers Armed forces personnel on Armed Forces Day HF ‘ThankToYou’ campaign beneficiaries once per year Affiliated societies will be entitled to one visit per year As well as RHS staff and volunteers, members plus guests, family / friends of members of staff with pass. 'The development of the RHS’ new fifth Garden is the biggest hands-on gardening project the charity has undertaken in its 211-year history and was enabled in partnership with Salford City Council and Peel L&P. Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: The substantial and far-reaching benefits that RHS Garden Bridgewater will bring to Salford and the region are all encompassing from economic and social to community, health, environmental to education, cultural, heritage and tourism. You can view progress of the garden at https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/bridgewater Entry will remain free for all RHS members and will initially cost less than £10 for non-members.
  16. Police have made arrests this morning after a very elderly male was targeted by a pick-pocket in Eccles town centre earlier this week, this latest incident follows on from a similar incident two weeks previously in which an elderly female had her purse stolen after being taken from her handbag. This morning eagle eyed police in Eccles made arrests of those they suspect of being responsible for both incidents after an intensive search by officers over the last few days. Police were seen putting one individual in the back of a police van on Morrisons car park this morning (Fri 6th Nov). The suspects will be questioned regarding other related thefts also. A spokesperson for Eccles police said, With the festive season now in full swing, shoppers are being warned to be on-guard for opportunistic pick-pockets taking advantage of the crowds. There are a few simple things YOU can do to make their attempts harder. The Do's Do keep purses and bags closed and secure at all times. Do carry bags in front of you or diagonally across your chest. Do return cards to your purse or wallet quickly and zip it up or button it. Do use a purse that’s difficult to open. One that zips or snaps shut is best, and keep it closed. Do use a money belt if you’re carrying a significant quantity of cash. Do conceal your wallet in a buttoned or zipped pocket where it doesn’t bulge. Do keep a list, separate from your wallet and phone, of contact numbers of family in case your phone is stolen. Do keep a photocopy of your airline tickets, passport, credit cards and any other documents that would be impossible or inconvenient to replace if stolen. The Don'ts Don’t hang stuff on the back of a chair. Don’t leave anything on the back of a pushchair. Don’t place your belongings out of sight on the floor. The only real way to ensure you don't become a victim is to make sure you are always fully aware of your surroundings and that your valuables are secure on your person at all times.
  17. The production, which is currently playing to packed houses at the Bridge Theatre in London, broke box office records when it premiered at Leeds Playhouse in 2017. This extraordinary adaptation of CS Lewis’ much loved novel re-tells the story with a mix of Cookson’s trade-mark theatricality, humour, music and puppetry. It will see audiences step through the wardrobe into the icy, enchanted realm of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Audiences will join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to war-time Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch. Sally Cookson’s previous productions include Peter Pan and Jane Eyre for the National Theatre, Hetty Feather in the West End and the Olivier Award-winning A Monster Calls at London’s Old Vic and on tour. Tony and Olivier Award-winning designer, Rae Smith is the designer of the National Theatre’s internationally successful production of War Horse, and will be designing the upcoming West End production of Hello Dolly with Imelda Staunton. Joining Cookson and Smith on the creative team are writer in the room Adam Peck, movement director Dan Canham, puppetry designer and director Craig Leo (part of the National Theatre’s original War Horse creative team), lighting designer Bruno Poet, sound designer Ian Dickinson and composer Benji Bower. Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber present this Leeds Playhouse production of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on tour. Recent reviews include: ★★★★★ Sunday Times “Sally Cookson’s vision of Narnia will restore your faith in theatre” ★★★★★ DAILY MAIL “Spectacular new life for Narnia” ★★★★ THE TELEGRAPH ‘An absolutely spellbinding return to Narnia’
  18. Rail services between Patricroft and City Centre Manchester are currently either suspended or delayed after a casualty was discovered on the tracks shortly after 5am this morning (Friday 6th). Paramedics arrived at an area of track close to Patricoft station in Eccles, not long after and the person was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation has now begun to determine the circumstances of how the body came to be there has now started. Attempts are currently being made to identify the person and inform the family. As a result all routes were blocked during the morning rush hour. Police say the incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner. Passengers using the line were being advised to use other options to travel else face delays this morning. National Rail says, Travel to Wales and Manchester Airport was also disrupted.
  19. From the 2nd to the 5th of December, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) coordinated a week-long crackdown on knife crime with police officers from Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and North Wales. During the week, 35 cease and desist letters were issued across Greater Manchester. These notices aim to educate potential buyers of illegal knives and discourage further offending. Additionally, 74 individual weapons were also confiscated in Greater Manchester alone, comprising of 10 swords, 15 knuckle dusters, 25 knives and 24 batons. This follows a month of activity where specialist officers intercepted parcels containing knives and weapons, which are illegal in the UK. Officers from the ROCU’s Regional Disruption Team (DT), which specialise in disrupting organised crime networks, worked with the six North West Police Forces alongside Border Force, Royal Mail and other partner agencies to help reduce the number of illegal weapons being imported into the North West from overseas. Detective Superintendent Ryan Davies from the North West ROCU said:
  20. Council planners gave the go ahead today (5th Nov) for a new major trauma centre to be built between the current Hope building and the neighbouring Clinical Science building. The new six storey building will house five new operating theatres as well as space for 72 beds and would be open 24/7 all year round. It is hoped that the new build with its roof top helipad will save upwards of 50 more lives per year from across the region as every second counts for critically injured patients. The current system requires patients to be shuttled across to the hospital by an awaiting ambulance after landing at a nearby playing field. The new system will take out that part of the journey from the equation and in turn reduce the valuable time it takes for the severally injured to get the vital care they need. Additionally the committee green-lit a separate dedicated 60 space intermediate care unit to be house on a plot of land next to the Stott Lane playing fields car park, which would allow patients to transition from hospital, back to their homes after treatment. To negate the loss off 42 spaces on the car park, the hospital has agreed to extend the parking permit scheme in the local area as well as install cameras and better signage. Questions were raised by local residents regarding the impact the two schemes would have on local residents but it was decided by the planning committee that the benefits to the community would outweigh any detrimental impact.
  21. Police are currently looking for Anthony Keighery (13/02/1979) was released from prison in September 2019 after being jailed in 2014 for burglary and knife point robberies in Tameside and South Manchester. He is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the conditions of his license. Keighery is also known to have links to the Tameside and Fallowfield areas of Greater Manchester. Anybody with information regarding the whereabouts of Anthony Keighery should contact police on 0161 856 6013 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
  22. The ceremony was attended by Assistant Chief Constable of GMP Nick Bailey, the evenings officiating magistrate Stephen Paine, the Special Constabulary Chief Officer Mike Walmsley and Special Constabulary Inspector Phil Heyes, the Specials Trainer at GMP. The attestation marks the end of the recruits five month training programme and the start of their volunteer role, giving at least four hours a week of their free time to assisting GMP officers to help keep Greater Manchester safe. All special constables share the same powers as regular officers, including the power of arrest. Before being sworn in as a Special Constables and receiving their policing powers, officers make a declaration which is known as the Police Oath. Friends and family are invited to the attestation and it is a proud day for all involved. Volunteering as a Special can bring with it a wide range of benefits, and all new recruits have their own reason for joining. Lewis Lyons is currently studying for a degree in Policing and Criminal Investigation. He has joined as a Special to gain an insight into frontline policing and gain valuable experience to help towards achieving his long term goal of becoming a regular in the future. Lewis has been posted to Tameside. Ellie Bradley-Wilkinson has been posted to Bury where she began her career as a GMP apprentice in January 2018. She has joined the Special Constabulary so she can get a glimpse of life as a regular officer, with hopes to join as a student officer in the future. Ellie has already received a Branch Commanders commendation for her work in her current role. She hopes to build on her experience, gain new skills and develop her confidence. Anfas Akram currently works for GMP as an Operational Support Officer and feels this will give him an advantage whilst being out on patrol. Anfas is looking forward to helping make a difference to the local community to the experiences which he hopes will support him to become a regular officer one day. He is proud of how far he has come, and believes there’s something for everyone to achieve in their life. Nathan Fairhurst grew up in Bolton and is the eldest child of two long serving officers of GMP and Lancashire Constabulary. Nathan has decided to follow in his parents footsteps and he has been posted to the Bolton district as a Special Constable. GMP Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey said:
  23. Officers from Salford City Council carried out the raids after receiving tip offs from the public. Using sniffer dogs they found dozens of faked brand name cigarettes including Marlboro, Rothmans, Benson and Hedges and some which had been illegally imported from abroad without duty being paid. In total, they seized 26,870 cigarettes and 247 pouches of hand rolling tobacco during the raids, with a street value of £18,133. Trading Standards’ financial investigator also seized £1605 cash under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), suspected of being gained through illegal sales. POCA money is ploughed back into positive community projects, such as steering young people away from crime and into more enforcement activity. Many of the counterfeits contain asbestos, arsenic, rat droppings and even human poo, they also contain even higher levels of cancer-causing toxins than standard cigarettes. Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, said: The raids were carried out across the city in Broughton, Swinton, Irlam and Little Hulton.
  24. As we head into the festive period, many of us will be having a tipple or two as part of our Christmas and New Year festivities. With that in mind Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has issued a timely warning that alcohol and the city centres many water courses do not mix well. Over the last five years there have been 1,481 accidental deaths in the UK and more than 30 per cent of the victims were found to have alcohol and/or drugs in their bloodstream. Firefighters have delivered water safety training to managers and landlords of bars close to waterways as part of its plan to educate more people about water safety and prevent drowning incidents, particularly in Manchester city-centre. Training has taken place around Deansgate Locks jointly delivered by GMFRS and Royal Life Saving Society UK, with support from CityCo and Greater Manchester Police. The prevention work supports that carried out across the UK by organisations and charities, such as the Royal Life Saving Society UK – which is running its latest Don’t Drink and Drown Campaign from Monday, December 2 until Sunday, December 8. The main messages of this year’s campaign are for people not to walk home near open water - such as the canals that run through Manchester city-centre – and to stay with their friends after they have been drinking. Area Manager Damian O’Rourke from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: Following the death of 19-year-old Charlie Pope in March 2018 in Manchester, his father, Nick Pope, has been working closely with the Manchester Water Safety Partnership. Earlier this year barriers were installed along the stretch of canal where Charlie drowned, with the fencing now directing people to cross the canal using an existing footbridge. Nick attended a student safety event in Manchester on the evening of Thursday, November 28, 2019, organised and led by Greater Manchester’s Night Time Economy Adviser Sacha Lord and attended by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. Sacha Lord, Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, said: Nick Pope said: The Don’t Drink and Drown campaign gives essential advice to party-goers to make sure they know how to stay safe when they’re out celebrating. Find out more here Follow activity on social media #DontDrinkAndDrown Source: GMFRS
  25. Foxtrotting to The Lowry next year, the show is based on the award-winning, global film phenomenon, ‘Strictly Ballroom’ that inspired the world to dance. This all-singing, all-dancing and all-glittering nine-month tour will see the show dazzle audiences all over the UK & Ireland. Casting announcements will be made in the coming months. Featuring a show-stopping book by Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce, and bringing together a sublime cast of over 20 world class performers, Strictly Ballroom brings to life iconic songs, including Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time with dynamic and joyous verve. This tour will also feature some amazing new songs by internationally acclaimed artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect. The show’s scintillating singing, dazzling dancing and eye-popping costumes will combine together to bring audiences a story of heart, comedy and drama, and promises to be an unforgettable night under the glitter ball. Craig Revel Horwood said: Strictly Ballroom The Musical tells the beguiling story of Scott Hastings, a talented, arrogant and rebellious young ballroom dancer. When Scott’s radical dance moves see him fall out of favour with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner with no moves at all. Inspired by one another, this unlikely pair gather the courage to defy both convention and their families – and discover that, to be winners, the steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom… This uplifting and courageous musical originated as a stage play that Baz Luhrmann devised with a group of classmates at Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1984. Eight years later he made his screen directorial debut with ‘Strictly Ballroom’, the first installment in Luhrmann’s acclaimed Red Curtain Trilogy. The vibrant film enjoyed staggering success, winning three awards at the 1993 BAFTA awards and a 1994 Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture, going on to become one of the most successful Australian films of all time, earning more than $80 million at the box office. In April 2014 Strictly Ballroom The Musical had its world premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical is a fabulous, feel-good evening full of sequins, singing and salsa. This unmissable kaleidoscope of glitz and glamour is a tonic for the soul and will send your heart soaring and toes tapping long after you leave the theatre! Listings Information Strictly Ballroom Dates: 30 November - Sat 5 December 2020 Tickets: £26.50 - £41.50 Box Office: 0343 208 6011 Website: https://thelowry.com/whats-on/strictly-ballroom/ Instagram: @strictlyballroomtouruk Facebook: @strictlyballroomtouruk Twitter: @sbtourUK
  26. It has taken six weeks of hard intensive training, involving going out and about to busy environments to meet and mingle people and other dogs. GMP are happy to announce that both pooches passed, are now ready for action and will be out on the streets of Salford & Greater Manchester with their new handlers. Aayla is a 15-month old Springer Spaniel who was born at GMP and bred specifically to be a police dog. Despite her subdued look, she is a bundle of energy and power and her natural ability to search was shown on her course when she visited venues across Greater Manchester. Her pet police officer PC Mark Richardson will work alongside his new boss, an amazing young lady whose nose has already led her to many successful finds during her training. She has a bright future ahead. Aaylas fellow colleague Murphy, is a two-year-old Springador (Springer Spaniel cross Labrador) who through no fault of his own, found himself in the care of Spaniel Aid, who are a charity that helps re-home dogs. He is a very clever dog and the charity thought he was best suited to a working role so he started his working life at GMP. Over the last few months he has been out to places, such as, Manchester Airport and Piccadilly train station where he has met lots of lovely new people. He has taken everything in his stride and is very popular and will be working alongside his pet, PC Rob Kinley.
  27. As we edge closer to the 12th of December, election fever is hotting up as candidates push to secure as many votes as possible. last week the candidates for Salford and Eccles took part in a live streamed debate organised by Salford University. However, Green Party candidate Bryan Blears had hoped to hold a public hustings for the Salford & Eccles candidates tomorrow (4th Dec) but sadly he has had to cancel it after the two main parties in Salford failed to confirm if they would take part. The event was to be held rather oddly in Winton Social Club in the neighbouring Worsley and Eccles South ward due to it being the only place available at such short notice. The Liberal Democrats, Green Party and Brexit Party were signed up to attend but sadly due to a lack of response from the Conservative and Labour candidates, The Brexit Parties Matt Mickler decided he did not want to go ahead without their involvement. This would have left just Bryan and Liberal Democrat candidate Jake Overend attending. So it would seem that despite Bryans best efforts their will be no opportunity for the public to grill the candidates this time around. We did hear rumour that there was to be a similar event for those in the Worsley & Eccles South ward but since, nothing has come to pass.
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  29. The unsuspecting caller then asks the victim to press a number on their phone which then connects them to a live scammer who then attempts to gain remote access to the victims computer and may even install online banking for you which gives the thieves all they need to steal your money. The number this time began 0191 123, giving the impression it is from the UK – do not respond and hang up the phone. Trading Standards have warned not to give personal or financial information to anyone who calls or emails out of the blue. It has been advised to wait at least 30 minutes before ringing your bank using a number you have found yourself and if possible, call from a different phone. The scammers have been known to keep the call connected at the other end, always check for a dial tone before proceeding. You should never share you bank details with anyone, especially so your pin number and the 3-digit CVS code on the back of your card. Katy Worobec, managing director of economic crime at UK Finance, said: Please share this information with friends, relatives and neighbours – especially the more vulnerable among us. Report to actionfraud on 0300 123 2040 or at www.actionfraud.police.uk
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