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Schoolboy robbed at gunpoint by man wearing gorilla mask
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 07:34 PM

The 14-year-old boy was approached by two masked men holding handguns near Queen's Park in Harpurhey


Pub landlord tells of terror raid as men armed with machete climb in through window and tie him and wife up
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 07:18 PM

Danny Chambers and wife Tina were woken by masked gang as they slept above the Melville Hotel, Stretford.


Residents complain of 'cheesy' smell in Stockport
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 07:10 PM

Twitter was awash with complaints of the pong tonight with scores of people taking to the social media site to report the apparent whiff


Live: Manchester Breaking News - April 23, 2014
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 07:04 PM

Manchester Evening News' breaking news service


Live: Manchester Traffic and Travel – April 23, 2014
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 06:43 PM

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


Woman tormented and called couple 'baby killers' and bombarded them with 800 silent phone calls
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 06:41 PM

Sarah Martin, allegedly called the couple ‘baby killers’ after they had a miscarriage during the month-long campaign, magistrates were told


Pictured: Hunt for 1960s brickies who built tower block and left names behind the wall
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 05:28 PM

Seven brickies who left their signatures in a 1960s tower block are in line for the VIP treatment - if they can be found.


Police shut M60 in Chadderton as they try top catch Jack Russell dog
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 05:23 PM

The Jack Russell was spotted near junction 22 of the M60 in Chadderton at around 3.50pm, with traffic building as it dodged vehicles


Watch: A gaggle of Canada geese stop a bus on Trinity street in Stalybridge
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 04:38 PM

This video shows how the geese stopped buses in their tracks at Armentieres Square in the town


David Moyes sacked: No thanks for players as Moyes breaks silence
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 04:25 PM

Fired boss releases statement day after being fired from Manchester United job


Family reaches milestone in plan to create Reuben's Retreat
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 04:16 PM

The charity is a lot closer to its goal of creating a retreat in memory of 23-month-old Reuben Graham having completed the purchase of large property set in Glossop parkland.


Fraudsters sentenced over £3.5m mortgage scam
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 04:06 PM

Alick Kapikanya led a gang of con artists who stole the identities of elderly homeowners, secretly seized ownership of their houses and then repeatedly remortgaged them


810m voters take to the polls in 'largest democratic exercise' in history
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 03:51 PM

About 15,000 candidates from 500 political parties are vying for their presence in Lok Sabha, or lower house of Indian Parliament


Bikes worth £4,000 stolen from professional cyclist
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 03:29 PM

Police say thieves forced open the door of an outhouse at the side of a home in Heaton Chapel and took the bikes sometime between April 19 and 22


Choice bar and restaurant to close this week
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 03:27 PM

The restaurant will team up with a London-based craft beer company to reinvent the business in the North West


Travellers face long delays at Manchester Airport after bottleneck at immigration desk
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 03:06 PM

Travellers faced long delays at Manchester Airport this morning after a bottleneck at the immigration desk


Widow suffered seven years of hell at hands of fraudsters who remortgaged her house
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 03:06 PM

Homeowner told she's in £136,000 of debt - with a mortgage she didn't take out


Vandals cause power cut by chopping down electricity pole in Altrincham
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 03:00 PM

Fifty two properties lost electricity for almost nine hours after the brazen act in Broadheath, Altrincham, on Tuesday afternoon


Pictured: Soldier spends three months carving wedding ring from Afghan coin and proposes to 'gobsmacked' girlfriend
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 02:45 PM

He spent three months carving the ring then had it gold-plated


Pub rises from the ashes in blaze drama
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 02:23 PM

Good Friday drinkers evacuated from Middleton town centre blaze only to return hours later as pub reopened


Death of WW2 hero who flew daring raids
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 02:15 PM

Middleton man Ken Dutton was a wireless operator and machine gunner with the RAF's 88 Squadron in the Second World War


Ex-Fairport star for Cowap festival
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 01:59 PM

Langley-born Maartin Allcock to headline the Peter Cowap Music Festival at Middleton Arena


Over £9,000 raised for Manchester Pride at airport event
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 01:56 PM

X Factor winner Sam was the star performer at the Supersonic charity bash to raise money for Manchester pride


Spanish Civil War heroes to be remembered at ceremony
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 01:45 PM

Ten men travelled from Oldham to join the fight against fascism after civil war broke out in Spain


Police conduct forensic tests on YSL baseball cap after 'cheeky chappy' robber leaves it at crime scene in Sale
Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 12:42 PM

A robber dropped his baseball cap at the scene of a break-in in Brooklands, Sale after scuffling with his victim