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Local news from in and around the Manchester area.

Andy Burnham says 'wealth creators' must be valued as much as NHS staff
Friday 29th May, 2015 12:01 AM

Condemning the 'politics of envy', he said Labour must not be seen to give the workshy 'an easy ride'

Watch: Prince William reveals he turned down the chance to support 'run of the mill' Manchester United
Thursday 28th May, 2015 10:34 PM

The second in line to the throne said he wanted to support a team that would give him an emotional rollercoaster

Salford couple smuggled 25 tonnes of illegal tobacco worth almost £4m into the UK
Thursday 28th May, 2015 09:53 PM

Feng Gao and his partner Mingshu Yang pleaded guilty to the crimes, but 39-year-old Gao has gone on the run

Women should breathalyse themselves the morning after boozy night to avoid drink-driving, says celeb lawyer
Thursday 28th May, 2015 08:48 PM

Celeb lawyer Nick 'Mr Loophole' Freeman is urging female motorists to invest in breathalyser kits to avoid drink driving arrests

M60 smart motorway work postponed because chiefs underestimated the weight of gantries
Thursday 28th May, 2015 08:34 PM

The smart motorway work between junction 12 and 10 of the M60, previously planned for this Saturday, has been cancelled.

Tributes to the Manchester architect credited with ending scourge of high-rise blocks
Thursday 28th May, 2015 08:26 PM

As well as designing an extension to Manchester Airport and an overhaul of what is now Salford University, he replaced high rise blocks with more traditional homes

Former Gorton soldier who lost leg in service will use crutches to complete London 10k run for charity
Thursday 28th May, 2015 08:00 PM

Mike Mulvey hopes to raise more than £2,000 for a veterans' charity

Revealed: First glimpse of Manchester Metrolink's Exchange Square stop on Second City Crossing
Thursday 28th May, 2015 07:52 PM

The scheme is part of a £1bn project ove the next two years to improve public transport systems

McDonald's to create 65 jobs at new branch in Piccadilly Gardens
Thursday 28th May, 2015 07:20 PM

Fast food giant to open in city centre basement of listed building

Teen denies bragging about alleged fling with Swinton High teaching assistant Louise Aspinall
Thursday 28th May, 2015 07:01 PM

Louise Aspinall, 36, denies all charges of sexual activity with a child who the court heard told six friends and his brother about the alleged affair in 2013

Man fined after fly-tipping found in Heywood street
Thursday 28th May, 2015 06:46 PM

Nathan Jackson was convicted in his absence after rubbish dumped near town centre

Live: Manchester breaking news – May 28, 2015
Thursday 28th May, 2015 06:25 PM

Manchester Evening News' breaking news service

Teen arrested on suspicion of Andre Marshall murder released on bail
Thursday 28th May, 2015 06:22 PM

Andre, 29, was killed after suffering seven gunshot wounds besides St Clement's Church in Urmston last week

Fury over six-year sentence handed to teen driver who bragged about speeding at 142mph before killing motorist
Thursday 28th May, 2015 05:34 PM

The sentence has provoked a furious backlash from readers with many calling for such cases to be dealt with the same as murder

Two people stabbed in Ardwick shop robbery - recap
Thursday 28th May, 2015 05:32 PM

A third person was also injured. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion on wounding and attempted robbery

Manchester doctor killed in Sydney bike crash after moving to Oz to start new life with his family
Thursday 28th May, 2015 05:32 PM

Dad-of-four Henri Sueke, 36, was fatally injured after his bike collided with a truck - just months after he emigrated from Manchester

Driver who brawled with Manchester traffic warden over selfie to make official complaint
Thursday 28th May, 2015 05:25 PM

Haider Kamal attempted to take a 'selfie' with the warden as he thought he was getting a ticket unjustly

Chorlton terror twins who fled to Syria 'influential in Islamic State'
Thursday 28th May, 2015 05:01 PM

Salma Halane and her twin sister Zahra are believed to have flown to Turkey and onto Syria last June

Jail for pair caught out for stripping stolen luxury cars by Porsche tracking device
Thursday 28th May, 2015 04:37 PM

Shazad Dhean and Tomasz Gutkowski were caught out partly due to a tracking device fitted to a Porsche following an investigation into a conspiracy to steal high-powered cars

Town hall chiefs defend spending thousands of pounds dealing with homeless protest in Manchester city centre
Thursday 28th May, 2015 04:32 PM

Council bosses say they have invited members of the camp to talks, but say protesters have refused to engage with them

Rail workers to strike TWICE next month after rejecting latest pay offer
Thursday 28th May, 2015 03:54 PM

RMT union to hold 24-hour and 48-hour strikes in June, saying 'dispute could have been settled for a fraction of the money handed out in senior management bonuses'[

Live: Manchester Traffic and Travel – May 28, 2015
Thursday 28th May, 2015 03:49 PM

All the latest from the roads and public transport through the day

Adam Salah jailed over 'harrowing' attempted sex attack on woman in Salford park
Thursday 28th May, 2015 03:33 PM

Police said Adam Salah had to be tasered by officers to stop him after they followed the woman's screams and found him on top of her

FIFA crisis: UEFA could boycott World Cup if Sepp Blatter is re-elected
Thursday 28th May, 2015 03:17 PM

Embattled FIFA chief refusing to quit and still intends to stand for re-election in Friday's presidential vote

Amanda Thompson: Tragic mum died after eating sorbet despite warning travel agent of allergies
Thursday 28th May, 2015 02:41 PM

Amanda Thompson from Rochdale died after eating a strawberry sorbet dessert but had told hotel staff about her allergies