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Air ambulance called to Northenden college after student falls from balcony

Police have begun an investigation after a student fell from a third floor balcony at Manchester College in Northenden today.

Emergency services have been called to the Sale Road, campus at around 4pm today, police said.

The Manchester Evening News has been reporting from the scene.


Tatton Arms development bid on Northenden green belt thrown out by councillors


Cllr Chris Webb

Councillors have rejected plans to build houses on the site of the Tatton Arms pub in Northenden which has been left derelict for more than eight years.

Awais Shahid of Britannia Group & Grasscroft Property wanted to develop the former pub into nine apartments and build an additional 14 houses on green belt land.



Local residents questioned whether building on the green belt was necessary to make the Tatton Arms development viable and were concerned about the impact on trees and wildlife as well as on parking in the area.

Councillors visited the site yesterday (Thursday Feb 23) and rejected the plans saying residents’ concerns had not been addressed.



In a statement on behalf of Northenden’s three councillors – Chris Webb, Mary Monaghan, and Sarah Russell, they said: “This application as it stands, does not in our view, represent the best interests of the local community.

“We desperately want to see the Tatton Arms redeveloped and urge the owner and developer to engage with planning officers to work through the concerns of local residents and come back with a more suitable proposal.”

Northenden man part of £4.5 million drugs ring jailed

montageA Northenden man was among four to be jailed for conspiring to flood the streets with £4.5million of class A drugs.

Raymond Gilham aged 30 from Longley Lane,  Northenden was sentenced to 8 years 8 months for conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Shaun Morfitt aged 36, of The Grange, Cleveland, was sentenced to 18 years; Dean McCaffrey 30, from Brede Walk, Sale, to 22 years and Colin McCaffrey 31, Bank Street, Golbourne  to 22 years.

The four were sentenced as part of Operation Petral, a crackdown on the supply of class A drugs and organised crime in Manchester, Preston and Cleveland between March and October 2015.

In September 2015 a vehicle was stopped travelling from Manchester to Cleveland with a hidden compartment containing two kilos of cocaine.

On the same day police raided an address in Northenden where six kilos of cocaine and approximately three kilos of heroin were seized.

In October 2015 police searched an address in Droylsden where a kilo of cocaine was recovered inside the property.

A further kilo of cocaine was recovered later in the day from a vehicle in the Droylsden area.

Further enquiries revealed the group had been involved in the distribution of £4.5million of class A drugs.

Detective Inspector Rob Cousen, of GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime Group, said: “Drugs cause widespread damage in the community and they will not be tolerated.

“I hope that this sentence sends the message that we relentlessly pursue and dismantle organised groups that seek to profit from flooding the streets with these substances.”

“I want to pay tribute to the operational teams across the Country who worked together, playing a vital role in finding and convicting these men.”













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Historic first for Wythenshawe school who help protect Northenden war memorial

CenotaphStudents at Manchester Health Academy in Northenden have become first in North of England to list a First World War Memorial

The year eight students at MHA in Wythenshawe have helped to list their local war memorial – the Northenden Cenotaph.

The pupils came across their local war memorial as part of work they were doing to find out  about the experiences of local soldiers who fought and died in the First World War. With help from Heritage Schools, they discovered that the memorial was not listed and decided to apply to Historic England, to ensure its protection in future years.

The students visited the memorial, took photographs and made detailed notes on its setting and design, as well researching its history. With the support of teacher, Steph Morris, they completed their application and sent it off to be assessed by the Historic England Listing Team. Read More…

Man aged 19 fighting for his life after road collision

A 19-year-old man is fighting for his life after being hit by a car last night in Northenden.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the  collision which happened on Palatine Road, Northenden at 6.15pm on Tuesday 6th January 2015. Read More…

Halloween fire at Northenden primary school was not deliberate say police

Police investigating the cause of the Halloween fire at Northenden Community School have  reassured residents it is not suspicious. 

The fire, which started at about 9pm on Friday October 31 destroyed the roof of Northenden Community School on Bazeley Road.

Officers attended and firefighters from Wythenshawe quickly brought the blaze under control. Head teacher Ian Beard has said the school will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. He hopes it will reopen later in the week but has advised parents to make childcare arrangements for the whole week just in case.

There will be further updates on the school’s website. Read More…

Man appears in court charged with Wythenshawe sex assaults

A man has been charged after two sexual assaults in Wythenshawe.

Andrew Rylett, aged 51, of Warrington Road, Runcorn, Cheshire has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and appeared before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on 11 October 2014. Read More…

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