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A man left with a permanent brain injury after he was given double the intended dose of radiotherapy two decades ago is to receive a compensation package of £7 million in settlement of his clinical negligence claim. A High Court judge in London heard on Monday that the man, who…
Police investigating the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to. The child was attacked when she became separated from her friends in the Openshaw area of Manchester on Saturday afternoon. Police say a man led the girl to an…
Manchester has become the second local authority in England to vote to ban anti-abortion protests outside clinics. Councillors in the city agreed on Wednesday to "take all necessary actions within its powers" to stop what it said was the harassment by protesters against women using the clinics. The motion, proposed…
A High Court judge has raised concern after being told that social services staff could not find a unit which could take an "extremely aggressive" 15-year-old girl who he said should be in secure accommodation. Mr Justice Hayden has described the girl, who is in the care of a Greater…
Labour has suspended former minister Ivan Lewis following a complaint about his conduct. The Bury South MP is under investigation by party officials because of the allegation. A spokeswoman said: "The Labour Party takes all allegations of sexual harassment extremely seriously. Ivan Lewis is currently suspended from the Labour Party…
A new scheme to address homelessness in Greater Manchester will see 270 homes made available to rough sleepers, it has been announced. The £1.8 million project, announced by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), will work with rough sleepers over a three-year period. Those who have regularly slept rough over…
A woman who grew up in care has won a prestigious award for her documentary about young people in the care system. Rebecca Southworth, who graduated from the University of Salford’s BA Television and Radio (BATAR) programme with a first class degree in 2015, has won a Royal Television Society…
A woman has been jailed for the "truly abhorrent" sexual abuse of an 11-year-old boy. Dawn Davies, 36, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to 15 years after a jury convicted her of 12 counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. The court heard how…
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