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Greater Manchester

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(Placename) a metropolitan county of NW England, administered since 1986 by the unitary authorities of Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Salford, Manchester, Oldham, Trafford, Stockport, and Tameside. Area: 1286 sq km (496 sq miles)

Great′er Man′chester


n.
a metropolitan county in central England, with the city of Manchester as its center. 2,708,900; 498 sq. mi. (1290 sq. km).
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The school where teachers are seeing double in almost every classroom is Windlehurst Primary.
Work is underway to widen the A6 Buxton Road junction with Windlehurst Lane as part of mitigation measures to ease this burden.
The Chapel of St Thomas of Canterbury, at Windlehurst RC Cemetery, St Helens, once a celebrated local landmark on church walks, is now in a poor condition.
Stunned Joanne, of Windlehurst, Cheshire, said when handed Luke on waking: 'I thought someone was pulling my leg.
Keenan, formerly of Windlehurst Avenue, St Helens, was jailed for five years back in 2012 for dangerous driving after a motorbike crash which killed pillion passenger Mark Lyon, 24.
In June firefighter Ian McNab broke his back in a fall while tackling a blaze started by vandals at Windlehurst primary, St Helens.
The new mayor was born in Grange Park, St Helens, and grew up in the town's Windlehurst district.
He fell from the roof of Windlehurst Primary School, which has recently become a target for arsonists.
Keenan, of Windlehurst Avenue, St Helens, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.
With the BSF cash the proposals are to rebuild the school on the nearby site of the former Windlehurst and Hurst schools, with a state of the art Sixth Form Centre on the current Hard Lane site.
Chris Bolan, 37, from Whalley Avenue, Windlehurst, who was charged with going equipped for theft, appeared before St Helens Magistrates yesterday.
The body of Mrs McCabe, who worked as a volunteer in the town's Age Concern charity shop, was discovered on December 27 in her house in Windle Hall Drive, Windlehurst.