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Top stories from Manchester Evening News today includes a worrying rise in Covid cases in Trafford, a trainee dentist’s ban on drink-driving, the closure of a much-loved Rochdale restaurant, an internet troll exposing an officer to an online hate campaign and residents being confused by a ‘ mystery bush trimmer ‘.

Oh, and there has also been an invasion of ladybirds throughout the region.

If you missed them, we’ve put together some teasers below and links to full articles.

There are many more, but here are some of the best read stories from Greater Manchester today – October 8th.

‘Very serious’ situation in Trafford as infection rate is at an all-time high and 29 schools are seeing outbreaks

Trafford executives fighting ‘rocketing’ Covid infection rates say the situation is ‘very serious’ – and have issued new guidance on children isolating and face masks in schools.

The city’s infection rate is currently 618.1 per. 100,000 people – an increase of 37 percent in one week.

It’s the highest rate the borough has seen since the pandemic began – and the highest of any borough in Greater Manchester at the moment.

Managers have called the situation ‘very serious’

This is the fifth highest rate in the UK as things stand, according to the Public Health England analysis.

Trafford has had the highest increase in infection rates for any of the 315 local government areas in England in the past week.

Around 349 tested positive on Monday this week, which is by far the highest daily total. Chiefs say it is driven by an increase in infections among school children. Read the full story here.

Trainee dentist, 30, was hit by drink driving after she tried to take her ‘garbage’ car home

A practicing dental hygienist has been hit by a drink-driving ban after she tried to get her car home again when it was ‘thrown’ by her ex-boyfriend.

The mother of a Charlotte Fattahi, 30, on Old Chapel Street in Edgeley, Stockport, was stopped outside her townhouses after a police patrol saw her traveling just 100 yards from the back of a nearby Co-op store.

Charlotte Fattah

Tests showed she was almost twice as high as the alcohol limit, and further inquiries revealed that her car insurance had just lapsed.

The incident took place at. 01.00 on September 17, just days Fattahi’s VW Golf was broken into and damaged near her home in Edgeley, Stockport, Greater Manchester. Read the full story here.

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Dear Rochdale restaurant Nutters is closing after ‘huge suffering’ caused by pandemic

The much-loved Rochdale restaurant Nutters has announced closure after nearly three decades.

The fine restaurant in the Nordics, fronted by the famous chef Andrew Nutter and famous for its sumptuous parties, says that the last two years have been ‘extremely challenging’.

In a statement posted on their Facebook page, they highlighted that the hospitality industry has ‘suffered enormously’ since the pandemic began.

Nutters and celebrity chef Andrew Nutter

Its team has now made the ‘difficult decision’ to shut down and said they would ‘go out while we’re still at the top of our game’.

Nutters moved to its current home in the historic Wolstenholme Hall in 2003, where it serves a modern British menu with French influences.

Andrew’s father, the late restaurateur Rodney, was a key figure in the founding of the restaurant, and his mother Jean runs the accounting and administration side of things to this day. Read the full story here.

60-year-old repentant internet troll, arrested while filming a video for YouTube on his mobile phone, exposed the policeman to a “disgusting and sick” online hate campaign

An internet troll subjected a police officer to an online hate campaign after he was arrested by him while filming a video for YouTube on his mobile phone.

Ronald Theaker, 60, bombarded PC Darren Kenny with offensive emails after the constable briefly detained him for robbing fellow officers during a disturbance in a city center.

During the video, Theaker was heard saying: ” That’s what you pay your council tax for – they should do some real work. Lazy turds ”.

Ronald Theaker

The speaker, from Ainley Wood, Dukinfield, Tameside, who called herself ‘Sir Ronny’ in her messages, also sent a series of additional emails calling Officer ‘Candy Kenny’, adding: ” You really are a celebrity seeker. Stop being a drama queen. ”

At the court in Tameside, he was found guilty of harassment after a trial. He received a four-month community order and a curfew at Read the full story here.

Residents amazed at the ‘mystery of the Chorlton shrubbery’ operating at night

A Chorlton homeowner has been amazed at an act of hidden topiary performed under cover of darkness.

One street in the sought-after suburb is now no longer as green due to the efforts of a green-fingered secret caller.

Paul Couvela woke up one morning this week to see that the hedge on the front of his property looked a little nicer than usual.

The mystery is astonishing residents

Upon closer inspection, he discovered his bush and was trimmed by “unknown persons” – and they had also failed to clean up after themselves.

A trail of green cuttings had been left on the sidewalk outside the property in the Longford Road area of ​​Chorlton.

Read the full story here.

Ladybirds invade Greater Manchester – and everywhere else – why?

Did you find a sudden increase in ladybugs recently?

Have the little red insects been inside your house – or crawled around on your walls and windows outside?

A ladybug attack has hit the town

Chances are you are not alone.

For Greater Manchester, along with the rest of the country, looks set to experience a ladybug boom.

Reports on social media have revealed that houses are “under siege” – now experts have explained what exactly is going on.

The whole story here.

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