‘Af­ford­able’ flats get go-ahead

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part of the fam­ily.’ Shan­nagh’s mum did give me her daugh­ter’s mo­bile phone num­ber soon af­ter I pre­sented her with the CCTV footage. She was apol­o­gis­ing, and con­demn­ing her daugh­ter’s shame­ful act and beg­ging me to quickly ring her mo­bile phone and ask her to re­turn the stolen dog.

‘’But I bluntly told her that, as a mat­ter of prin­ci­ple, I would not phone Shan­nagh, but would hand over the mo­bile phone num­ber to the po­lice, which I did.

‘’If a mem­ber of my fam­ily had stolen some­one else’s dog, I would make sure and do ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to get that dog re­turned to its right­ful owner,” he said.

“I don’t want Shan­nagh locked up - I just want my dog back safe.

Cook­son was also or­dered to com­plete a 12-month com­mu­nity or­der and 150 hours un­paid work and was told to pay costs of £85.

A BLOCK of ‘100 per cent af­ford­able’ flats is to be built de­spite con­cerns about its ap­pear­ance, ac­ces­si­bil­ity and traf­fic.

The pro­posed build­ing of 36 apart­ments will be the bank of the River Ir­well on land off Mil­lett Street, Bury, on the site of an old en­gi­neer­ing com­pany.

Coun­cil­lors on the plan­ning com­mit­tee unan­i­mously voted to ap­prove the devel­op­ment of af­ford­able one-bed­room flats.

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