Tributes have been paid to Peter Mossman who campaigned tirelessly to get justice for victims of a NHS treatment disaster which led to the deaths of thousands of people.
Mr Mossman, from Baguley, Wythenshawe was one of about 7,500 patients, who had been given blood transfusions infected with contaminated blood products. He died last month, aged 78.
The scandal, in which victims contracted hepatitis and HIV as a result of the contamination, was described as the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. A public inquiry into the scandal was set up by the government.
Mr Mossman was treated with contaminated blood and infected with hepatitis C in 1985 after discovering bruising on his leg. Immediately afterwards he became desperately ill and later suffered worsening bleeds and severe liver damage.
Two brothers from Baguley in Wythenshawe have been jailed for selling fake steroids and other drugs.
Daniel Hackland, wife Jenna and his brother Matthew Hackland, from Redburn Drive, Baguley pleaded guilty to seven counts between them of producing and supplying unlicensed class C drugs, unlicensed medicines and money laundering.
Alan P Whittaker shares his views and shocking pictures taken this week of fly-tipping in Baguley.
It was 1968 when I left my home on Bowland Road, South Manchester at the age of 16. Just recently, I made a return visit to my birthplace but I was in for a shock ~ at the rear of my childhood home, there are about 10 concrete garages. The local shop- keepers once used them for storage but now they are in a sorry state. This is where we used to play as kids. Continue reading “YOUR VIEW: Not in my back yard”→