Four "aggressive and out of control" dogs put down at house, in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where 15-year-old girl found dead

BREAKING NEWS: Four 'aggressive and out of control' dogs put down at house where 15-year-old girl found dead By James Rush PUBLISHED: 16:31 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:46 GMT, 26 March 2013 Four 'aggressive and out of control' dogs have been put down at a house in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where a 15-year-old girl was found dead today, police said (file picture) Four 'aggressive and out of control' dogs have been put down at a house in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where a 15-year-old girl was found dead today, police said. Officers were called to the house shortly after 2pm today following a report of a teenage girl who was seen unconscious, along with a number of 'out of control' dogs. Police have said officers attended where they were confronted by 'a number of dogs that were aggressive and out of control'

John Coatman: Salford Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairly

Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairlyJohn Coatman received the payout after a battle with Salford CouncilWas sacked after raising concerns over figures in line manager's reportMr Coatman says the case caused him so much stress he suffered a stroke By James Rush PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 20 February 2013 John Coatman has been awarded nearly 70,000 after winning an unfair dismissal case against Salford Council for being sacked after raising concerns about inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse A council worker sacked after pointing out inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse has been awarded 67,995 in an unfair dismissal case. John Coatman, 59, received the payout after a battle with Salford Council, which started in 2008

Rush-hour horror as man turns himself into a "walking fireball" in front of motorists

Rush-hour horror as man turns himself into a 'walking fireball' in front of motorists | UPDATED: 12:26 GMT, 29 December 2012 Rush-hour drivers watched in horror as a man turned himself into a human fireball in front of them, it emerged today. The man, in his 40s, was a 'walking fireball' and 'head-to-toe' in flames after dousing himself in petrol.