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Tributes for Manchester’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Sue Murphy who died today

Cllr Sue Murphy

Tributes have been paid to Wythenshawe councillor, Sue Murphy who died this afternoon following an illness.

The Brooklands councillor, who was also Manchester City Council’s Deputy Leader had served the city since being elected in 1995, and had been had been Deputy Leader. She had also been Executive Member for Employment and Skills and Executive Member for Finance.

She had been suffering from an ongoing illness which was not related to Covid 19.

Cllr Murphy will also be remember for her work as chair of trustees for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund established after the 22 May 2017 terror attack She was also on the board of Manchester Health and Care Commissioning Group and  and was also chair of governors of the LTE Group, which runs Manchester College based in Benchill.

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Today Manchester has lost a great socialist and public servant who has dedicated her life to social justice and making the city, and the world, a better and fairer place for everybody – but especially those with the greatest needs,” said Sir Richard.

“Over the years she has taken on many roles locally and nationally, including some of the most challenging issues we face as a society – tackling homelessness and the scourge of family poverty being just part of her council portfolio.

“I have lost a friend and colleague who has been alongside me for over a quarter of a century, for the last ten years as my deputy leader.

“The loss is a devastating shock. I will miss Sue, Manchester will miss Sue, but we can only imagine the feelings of her husband Paul and her family at the moment and, above all, my thoughts are with them.”

Colleagues and friends joined Cllr Leese in paying tribute to Cllr Murphy.






Brooklands store raided in armed robbery

2643922800_962838c834_zPolice are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery at a convenience store in Maple Road, Brooklands on Tuesday.

Staff and customers were held at gunpoint during the raid at the Coop shortly after 8.30pm on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

The men armed with a suspected gun and a hammer – entered the convenience store and threatened members of staff and customers whilst demanding cash from the tills.

The robbers – who were all dressed in black – fled on foot with a quantity of cash and cigarettes along Maple Road towards Wendover Road,  the offenders then got into a vehicle and left the scene.

Specific details of the car are not known but police want to speak to anyone who saw a silver Nissan Micra or a Light Blue Audi in the area at the time.

Officers attended and a scene remains in place as enquiries are carried out.

Detective Sergeant Tim Berry, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “Thankfully no-one was injured during this incident but several people who were in the store at the time have been left incredibly shaken at the hands of these men.

“We are reviewing CCTV footage and are collating witness statements as part of our enquiries but would urge anyone who saw a silver Nissan Micra or a Light Blue Audi or anyone acting suspiciously in the area last night to get in touch with us.

“We are determined to find the men responsible so if you have any information that could assist our investigation, please call police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 2001 of 15/01/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Man taken to hospital with head injuries after collision with motorbike in Brooklands

Screenshot_2017-09-04-12-02-54Police are investigating an incident in Brooklands yesterday when a man was left left with serious head injuries following a collision with a motorcycle.

In a statement issued last night, Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers were first called to Ferndown Road at around 6.15pm  after a motorcyclist knocked down a pedestrian. The man who was hit suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital. Ferndown Road was shut while officers worked at the scene.”

The man had been on the pavement when he was hit by the motorbike. The biker fled the scene.

Ferndown Road was cordoned between it’s junctions with Altrincham Road and Wythenshawe Road for about two hours, while paramedics treated the injured man an police carried out inquiries.


Charity launches course to help people with cash woes

downloadA Christian charity is running a course in Brooklands aimed at helping people cope with the  impact of money worries.

Brooklands Church of the Nazarene has become one of the first in the UK to train with charity Christians Against Poverty to offer life skills.

The course begins on 7th March 2017. Starting at 7.30pm each Tuesday, it will run for eight weeks, with a one week break for Easter. Organisers say the sessions will provide advice about money management, healthy eating, practical skills, time management, improving relationships and dealing with the pressures of everyday life.

One-to-one coaching will also be available for those that feel the need for more support. Each session will last from 60 to 90 mins, with community time first to chat and make friends.


To find out more call Lucy on 07926710736 or email lucyfrost@caplifeskills.org

Men threaten staff with wine bottle in Brooklands shop robbery

Wythenshawe Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at McColl’s convenience store in Brooklands.

The shop  on Framingham Road in Brooklands was robbed by three men on Sunday January 10 at 9.40pm. Continue reading “Men threaten staff with wine bottle in Brooklands shop robbery”