Manchester Airport train station evacuated over ‘suspicious package’

Manchester Airport train station has been evacuated and a man detained after reports of a suspicious package. Greater Manchester Police said bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion and a cordon had been put in place. All trains, trams Read More …

Manchester fire service lacks training to react to armed terror attack, says inspector’s report

The inability of Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service (GMFRS) to deploy officers in the event of some terror attacks has been highlighted in a new report into standards in the nation’s fire services. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire Read More …

Passenger jet came within just 32ft of hitting a drone as it came into land at Manchester Airport

A passenger jet came within just 32ft of hitting a drone ‘almost head-on’ as it came into land at Manchester Airport. A pilot described the incident near as a ‘close encounter’, a UK Airprox Board (UKAB) report revealed. The rectangular drone was flown Read More …

Salford chemical incident: Residents told to keep windows and doors shut as firefighters battle ammonia leak overnight

Fire crews have spent the night battling a chemical leak in Salford. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service declared a hazmat incident at a cash and carry in Langley Road South, following an ammonia leak. A number of roads around Read More …

Fire crews kept half a mile from Manchester bomb for two hours amid confusion over ‘gunman on loose’

Confusion over whether a gunman was on the loose after the Manchester Arena bombing meant specialist firefighters were not sent to the scene for more than two hours, a report has found. The fire service was left effectively “outside of Read More …

Manchester airport pipe bomb plotter found guilty

A man who tried to smuggle a pipe bomb onto a flight from Britain’s Manchester Airport was found guilty of possessing explosives with intent to harm on Tuesday. Nadeem Muhammed, 43, was trying to board a Ryanair flight to Italy Read More …

Bomb squad carry out controlled explosions after Manchester Airport Terminal 3 evacuated

The bomb disposal team has carried out a series of controlled explosions at Manchester Airport following a security alert over a ‘suspicious package’. Police were called to the airport in south Manchester at 9am this morning after routine hold baggage Read More …