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Emergency Services were called to the canal tow path close to Monton Bridge yesterday (April 7th) after reports of an elderly man having collapsed. Sadly the man in his 80s had died at the scene and police temporarily cordoned off the area along the towpath as well as the entrance to it along the top of Verdun Road. Police and Paramedics from North West Ambulance Service attended. There are no suspicious circumstances and the police have now informed his family. A spokesperson for GMP said: Our condolences to his family and friends at this awful time.
A visit to Barton upon Irwell, Eccles today and a tour around the area and it's myriad delights. We took a close look at Barton Swing Aqueduct, the first and only swing aqueduct in the world which opened in 1761 and replaced in 1894, still working and a pleasure to watch in action/ Stonemason's marks in Pocket Park and the mystery of the 1824 stone engraved tablet, W.R.B. all explained. We look at the disgraceful condition of the 1894 Barton Road Swing Bridge, peeling paint, exposed metalwork and even the original wooden setts are showing through the potholes on the bridg
Developers paid out £3.2 million in Section 106 (S106) contributions last financial year which are designed to mitigate the impact of their development and just over £1 million of that money came from clawback agreements. Councillor Derek Antrobus, lead member for planning and sustainable development, said: However, some would disagree: http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=4641 Main Photo: SV Stock