Pests have the town buzzing

Stockport Times West - - NEWS - AMY GLENDIN­NING amy.glendin­ning@men­ @amy­glendin­ning

STOCK­PORT coun­cil has had more than 1,000 re­quests to deal with wasps so far this year.

The coun­cil had 1,072 re­quests to deal with the pests in 2014 – up 46 per cent on the 734 in 2013. The most, 284, were in Chea­dle.

Stock­port coun­cil will re­move wasps from homes and gar­dens for a fee. Wasp nests can grow to sev­eral feet in size and be home to thou­sands of the pests.

Au­thors Phil Page, left, and Ian Lit­tlechild have thrown new light on Manch­ester’s se­cret past

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