Two car smash at Co-op
posted by: M44 - Saturday 27th September, 2008
Local residents thought the Co-op had been ram raided this week when two cars lost control on Liverpool Road and a Ford Fiesta crashed through the store’s window.
Mavis Batty said: "I heard a loud bang and went outside to see what was happening. I couldn't believe it.
I'm amazed no one was killed. It looked like the emergency services were trying to get someone out of the back.”
A police spokesman said both drivers had spoken to officers but no one was hurt and no arrests made.
Fortunately, the shop was closed when the smash happened.
Gary Booth, who runs the Irlam Boxing Academy above the store, said: "The Fiesta went right through the front of the shop."
Gillian Dunne, 43, rang the police because she thought the shop was being ram-raided.
She said: "I heard a loud bang and called the police. The cars looked like they were both write-offs."
External Links (more info)
Consider Syria IS strikes, MPs urgedMPs should consider allowing Britain to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is to say.Police criticised for abuse inquiriesPolice in England and Wales failed to carry out effective investigations into allegations of child abuse and neglect, a report says.Japan 2-1 EnglandEngland suffer semi-final heartbreak in the Women's World Cup as an injury-time own goal sends Japan through to the final.Ex-Met chief fears 'lone wolf' attackThe threat of a terror attack by a "lone wolf" is "a huge problem" for the UK security services, the former Met Police commissioner says.Young people facing 'housing exile'Many young people are being forced to leave the communities they grew up in because of a lack of affordable housing, a cabinet minister is to warn.Briton Murray first on against HaaseBritain's Andy Murray will take on Robin Haase in Thursday's opening match Court One as rain is forecast at Wimbledon.IT system for GP records criticisedA new GP IT system designed to improve quality and planning in the NHS in England is criticised for running over budget and behind schedule, by a finance watchdog.Cancer immunotherapy approved in UKA pioneering cancer drug that harnesses the power of the immune system is approved for use in the UK.Prescriptions to display drug costPackets of prescription medication will display how much their contents have cost taxpayers, under government plans.80 stuck on Alton Towers monorailEighty people are stuck for an hour after two monorail trains at Alton Towers break down in hot weather.ScotRail to reduce Sunday servicesScotRail says it will be reducing its rail services on Sundays because it does not have enough drivers.Claire Fuller wins debut-novel prizeOur Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller wins this year's Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels.VIDEO: Humpback whale filmed off DevonA humpback whale is filmed close to the shore off south Devon.UK and Irish leaders remember SommeSecretary of State Theresa Villiers and Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan attend Somme remembrance ceremony in Belfast.Harassment case was 'mishandled'The ex-director of Belfast's Marie Stopes clinic accuses the Public Prosecution Service and police of mishandling her harassment case against an anti-abortion protester.Body found in search for missing manThe body of a man is found in the search for a pensioner from Wales missing on the Isle of Wight.Knifeman arrested by armed policeA man with a knife is arrested by armed police in Cardiff after reports of damage to a property.Inquiry into 'end of life' careMSPs are preparing to launch an inquiry into the quality and availability of end-of-life care in Scotland.Abuse inquiry challenge dismissedA judge dismisses a legal bid by two Catholic charities to overturn the appointment of a top QC as chairwoman into historic child abuse in Scotland.Family of 12 'may have gone to Syria'A family of 12 from Luton including a baby and two grandparents could have travelled to Syria after going missing, police say.UK's hottest July day on recordThe hottest July day on record is reached in the UK, with 36.7C beating the previous highest temperature in 2006.VIDEO: England suffer cruel Japan defeatEngland go out of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 semi-final defeat by Japan, with Laura Bassett scoring an injury-time own goal.England name Rashid in Ashes squadYorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid is included in England's 13-man squad for the opening Ashes Test against Australia.From Gazza to Bassett: 25 years of tearsAfter Laura Bassett's own goal knocks England out of the World Cup, memories of Paul Gascoigne's tears come flooding back.Airport decision by end of 2015 - PMDavid Cameron promises a decision on airport expansion by the end of the year and denies being "bullied" by anti-Heathrow expansion colleague Boris Johnson.Child poverty definition is changedWork and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith announces a new way of measuring child poverty, focusing on education and home life as well as income.PM urged to 'pull plug' on Iraq reportThe Iraq Inquiry should be wound up and Parliament should decide what to do next with its unfinished report, a former attorney general says.VIDEO: Westminster HallMPs in Westminster Hall took part in debates on topics including shale gas.VIDEO: Dealing with death in special schoolsHow a school is helping children with learning disabilities understand death.VIDEO: 'I still think I'm a lucky one'Martine Wright, Paralympian and survivor of the 7/7 attacks on why she thinks losing her legs was part of her fate in life.VIDEO: What is causing UK's sweltering heatwave?As the UK records its hottest July day since record began, BBC Weather's Ben Rich looks at what has caused the heatwave.VIDEO: Cooling off on UK's hottest July dayPeople across the UK take advantage of the hottest July day on record.VIDEO: The life of Holocaust hero WintonSir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, has died aged 106.VIDEO: Firefighters tackle forest blazeA fire breaks out at Thetford Forest, with the heat being a "contributing factor".VIDEO: Runways report devastating, say localsRunways report: Harmondsworth residents give their reaction to the Airports Commission report recommending a third Heathrow runway.VIDEO: New Heathrow runway: Possible flightpathHow might planes reach the new runway that has been proposed at Heathrow?What's it like to live near an airport?What's it like to live near an airport?Why are we having another Budget?What might lie ahead in next week's budget?Rita Ora on X Factor and new musicRita Ora on her Oscars ordeal and the X FactorThe mystery of the 'Vauxhall cannibals'The woman who woke to find the front half her of car had vanishedIn pictures: Hottest July dayHow are people coping in the heatwave?Obituary: Nicholas WintonA look at the life of Sir Nicholas Winton, who has died aged 106How is the UK-France border policed?How is the UK-France border policed?
Local News Search
Past Local News Articles
Can you help find Arthur?
posted: Wednesday 21st December, 2011
Defibshop aims to put heart in the community
posted: Thursday 9th June, 2011
Moss Farm Fisheries on the up
posted: Wednesday 27th April, 2011
Kingsland spends £1m on wine cellar
posted: Saturday 23rd April, 2011
CRIME DOWN IN SALFORD IN 2010
posted: Wednesday 26th January, 2011
Grid thefts leave public at risk
posted: Monday 18th October, 2010
Victory for protesters after Barton Moss U-turn.
posted: Monday 8th March, 2010
Kingsland's high spirits
posted: Tuesday 2nd March, 2010
NuLife Glass moves HQ to Irlam
posted: Monday 1st February, 2010
Salford plans to build on Green Belt Land
posted: Wednesday 9th December, 2009
Sad farewell to true hero
posted: Friday 4th September, 2009
Port Salford gets green light
posted: Friday 24th July, 2009
Port Salford decision delayed.
posted: Thursday 23rd April, 2009
Video row case dropped.
posted: Friday 5th December, 2008
Stadium built by 2010 say Reds
posted: Friday 28th November, 2008
Bowling event saved by Steelworks Club
posted: Wednesday 26th November, 2008
Blackpool bike ride a success for A.B.C
posted: Thursday 13th November, 2008
Councillor Houlton defends his absence
posted: Friday 24th October, 2008
Hornets go 'full monty' for the girls
posted: Thursday 16th October, 2008
Improvements planned for local motorway junction
posted: Friday 10th October, 2008
Two car smash at Co-op
posted: Saturday 27th September, 2008
Honeymoon hero saves two lives
posted: Friday 26th September, 2008
Hornets look for level playing field
posted: Thursday 18th September, 2008
New plans for Salford Reds stadium
posted: Thursday 18th September, 2008
Local News from the Web
Got a Local News story?
if you would like to add a story to M44
please get in-touch via our enquiry form on the contact page