Drivers admit getting behind wheel when they may have been over drink limit

Around five million drivers believe they have got behind the wheel while over the drink-drive limit at least once in the past year, according to new research.

Marie McConnell

Hunt for scammer who stole late mum's ring

A woman forced to sell her late mother’s ring to make ends meet was conned out of hundreds of pounds by an online fraudster based in the borough.
Gerrard Williams

Dad jailed for five years after torching home in drunken rage

A father-of-three who left his estranged wife and their children homeless when he torched the family home has been jailed for 59 months.

Demi Pearson, 14, her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old sister Lacie died in the blaze in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on Monday.

Two charged with murder over house fire that killed three children

Two people have been charged with murder after a house fire left three children dead.

Greater Manchester Police said three men, aged 23, 20 and 18, and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Five quizzed over suspected murder of three children who died after house fire

Five people are being questioned over the suspected murder of three children who died after a house fire.

Murdered schoolgirl Lisa Hession

Reward to catch schoolgirl's killer - 33 years on

A £50,000 reward has been offered to finally name the murderer of schoolgirl Lisa Hession.
A Vantage vehicle on the guided busway

Police called to late-night busway brawl

A serious brawl on a guided busway service heading to the borough led to police being alerted.


Driving instructor was over the limit

A driving instructor has been banned from the road after being found over the alcohol limit.

Roads Policing Officers are responsible for patrolling motorways and main roads

Police breathalyser tests in England fall by a quarter in five years

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England's roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.


WARNING: Strong language - McDonald's employee headbutts customer after row over chicken nuggets

This is the shocking moment a McDonald's customer is headbutted by an employee after an argument broke out - over CHICKEN NUGGETS.
Leigh Miners

Vehicle torched in club car park

Firefighters fought a blaze in the early hours after a car was doused in petrol and torched on a Leigh car park.

Green Lane, Leigh, where the naked jogger has been spotted

'Naked jogger' spotted several times by residents

A naked jogger - who is thought to have struck at least three times - is being hunted by police.
Handout CCTV still dated 22/05/17 issued by Greater Manchester Police of Salman Abedi on the night he carried out the Manchester Arena terror attack

Manchester Arena bombing could have been stopped had 'cards had fallen differently'

The Manchester Arena bombing could have been prevented "had the cards fallen differently", an official assessment has found.
Con warning

Warning over sophisticated new police con

A scam in which criminals pose as police and ask victims to take part in a fake undercover operation is becoming a growing problem.
Top tips to avoid a Christmas burglary

Top tips to avoid a Christmas burglary

Christmas may traditionally be the time for goodwill - but 'Grinch-like' criminals don't subscribe to that view.

Dashcam shows lorry driver 'falling asleep' before M6 motorway crash

Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of a lorry driver apparently falling asleep at the wheel before smashing into a number of cars.

The bomb squad were called to an incident in Railway Road Leigh PIC: Ian Gardner LIG Studio

Bomb squad called to 'suspicious package'

The bomb squad was called to an incident early this morning, say police.
Police have launched their drink driving campaign

Police start push to catch drink and drug drivers over Christmas period

Police have launched a crackdown on drink and drug driving over the festive period.

Pair face trial

Cash machine blast accused’s trial date

A trial date has been indicated for two brothers who are accused of attempting to blow up a convenience store cash machine.

Police helicopters take so long to get to crime scenes that thousands are called off mid-air because the incident has already finished

More than 40% of incidents are over before police helicopter arrives

Police helicopters take so long to get to crime scenes that thousands are called off mid-air because the incident has already finished, a watchdog has found.

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