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K300 Local news - Manchester

Local news from in and around the Manchester area.

Commuters face rush-hour disruption due to bus drivers' strike - live updates
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 04:06 PM

Around 700 First Manchester bus drivers are participating in the strike action

Are we heading for a glorious Bank Holiday weekend? Mancunians make the most of the sun as Piccadilly Gardens hits 20 degrees
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 03:32 PM

Check out our must-read guides to making the most of the good weather

Brave victim of rapist who told her he was a 'caveman and violence solves everything' speaks out to help others
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 03:28 PM

She said: "I hope hearing my story will empower others to come forward - you are never alone"

Plans for urgently-needed city centre school stall - because government academy policy means it's now too much hassle
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 03:09 PM

Co-op had expressed an interest in building a new primary school - but now academy trusts says it's easier to concentrate on taking over existing schools

Death of man found with stab wounds in Tameside not being treated as suspicious
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 02:44 PM

Officers were called to Abbeydale Close in Ashton-under-Lyne, in the early hours of Monday

Kym Marsh embracing life in her forties as she celebrates milestone birthday
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 02:38 PM

The Coronation Street actress has opened up about turning 40 - and life since moving in with her fitness instructor beau Matt Baker

Pink Panther actor Burt Kwouk dies aged 85
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 02:24 PM

Mr Kwouk, originally from Warrington, was best known for playing Cato Fong in the Pink Panther films

Non-league club near Stockport hope for new era with TV show debut and kit design competition
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 02:13 PM

New Mills AFC will be the backdrop for Sky 1 comedy tonight and are looking for a new strip

Cafe owner in row with charity as car park entrance is blocked by huge boulder
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 02:12 PM

Colin Blease, owner of High Lane Tea Rooms in Stockport, claims the Canal and River Trust issued a five-figure demand to move the giant rock to his landlord, who owns the building

Stephanie Davis confirms she is pregnant with Jeremy McConnell's baby in OK! interview
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 01:38 PM

The former Hollyoaks star revealed her happy news in an OK! Magazine interview and says she is prepared to be a single mum

Watch: Drone footage shows derelict council building being demolished in Tameside
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 01:22 PM

The abandoned Tameside Council offices in Ashton-under-Lyne are being leveled for new development

Autism Show to help parents cope with a child on the spectrum is coming to Manchester in July
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 01:22 PM

There will be a sensory room, adapted bikes and one-to-one advice sessions for families of children living with autism

Supermarket raided by robbers carrying crowbars in Salford
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 12:52 PM

The men, who were concealing their faces with balaclavas, went into the Spar on Seaford Road on Monday night

Watch: Woman arrives back from holiday to flash mob proposal at Manchester Airport
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 12:18 PM

Karen Blackburn was greeted by five dancers and two male “security guards” who burst into dance in the middle of the arrivals lounge before fiance Chops Owen emerged from behind a banner and popped the question

British Soap Awards 2016: When is it, what TV channel is it on and who is nominated?
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 12:15 PM

Alison King, Jack P Shepherd and the Coronation Street live episode are all nominated for gongs

Model who shot her British millionaire ex-boyfriend went on the run because she was terrified
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 12:07 PM

Speaking only to answer questions from her lawyer translated into Slovakian, she said she took Mr Bush's Hummer 4x4 and fled the mansion.

Citro├źn drop the C5 from UK production
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 12:00 PM

Citroën has cut the slow-selling C5 family car from its UK catalogue, with production ceasing at the end of this year.

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright celebrate first wedding anniversary with cute Instagram posts
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 11:35 AM

The loved-up couple declared their love for each other on the social media site

Police warning after this huge stash of legal high 'laughing gas' canisters found on fields next to school
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 11:21 AM

Officers post a stark warning on Facebook, reminding parents that nitrous oxide can kill

Memorial to Agecroft miners to be unveiled after two year campaign
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 11:01 AM

The £4,000 memorial, made by Lincolnshire-based sculptor Mick Burns, is installed outside a side entrance at Swinton Civic Centre, which leads to the Registry Office

Car buyers can now check if the car has been recalled
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 10:48 AM

The new feature will let car buyers find out if a vehicle has recently been recalled

As experts call for smacking children to be banned, where do you stand?
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 10:31 AM

The UK’s four Children’s Commissioners called for the law to be changed to protect youngsters, as they addressed a UN committee in Switzerland

Brothers were found concealing 1.3kg of cocaine in their Wigan home
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 10:20 AM

Mesiam Abvabi and Mohammed Abvai have now been jailed for conspiracy to supply cocaine

Practicality review: Land Rover Discovery Sport
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 10:14 AM

It’s a seven-seater – but can such a small SUV really provide enough space in each of three rows?

Arrival of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola could pump millions into Manchester economy
Tuesday 24th May, 2016 10:10 AM

Experts predict huge influx of visitors when two of world football's best managers take the helm of City and United