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The adorable dogs from Manchester Dogs Trust that are still looking for forever homes

Do you have room in your heart to give one of these dogs a loving home?

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With demand for designer pups on the rise, far too many dogs are living out their days in rescue centres, whether it be because of their past, their breed, or simply their age.

And the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre in Denton knows this only too well, with it currently caring for over a hundred dogs all waiting for their forever homes.

The centre – which opened back in 2014 – gives future pet owners the chance to come and meet and mingle with the dogs in person every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, and is desperate to find some of their most beloved residents a loving and caring home.

Here are some of the centre’s finest contenders…

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Lexi, Jack Russell

Nine-year-old Lexi doesn’t show her age with her abundance of energy, and she loves nothing more than running after her tennis ball.

And when she isn’t playing with her toys, Lexi enjoys cuddles on the sofa and, of course, food and regular treats.

Because Lexi can be a bit nervous, Dogs Trust says she would be best suited to a home with access to a garden and no children or other dogs.

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Meg, Crossbreed

Described by Dogs Trust as ‘the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet’, one-year-old Meg is on the lookout for her forever home.

Meg is a playful pup with a love for tennis balls, footballs and trips in the car – she is also extremely affectionate once she gets to know someone, making her an ideal companion for an active adult.

Meg will need exposing to the world slowly and positively, so will suit adopters with no children or pets looking for a project dog.

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Monty and Rufus, Labradors

Monty, seven, and Rufus, five, are looking for someone with enough room in their home and their heart for the two of them.

The dynamic duo are very sociable dogs who love people, other dogs and long walks, though they also appreciate an afternoon snooze in front of the TV.

Becky, a canine carer at Manchester Dogs Trust, described them as ‘daft but clever’, noting that they’d make ‘great office dogs’. They would be best suited for a home with no pets and children over the age of twelve.

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Titan, St. Bernard

Loveable Titan is a three-year-old St. Bernard on the look out for a home where he can snooze on the sofa, eat his favourite hot dog sausages and enjoy cuddles.

While Titan isn’t a fan of long hikes, he enjoys a gentle potter about and walks beautifully on the lead. He also knows all the basic commands.

Titan is dog friendly so can be rehomed with other animals, though he can be a bit weary of new people, so his new owners will need to be mindful when inviting guests over.

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Jonah, Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Jonah has been described as a ‘beautiful, brilliant and playful’ boy by staff at Dogs Trust Manchester, with him loving nothing more than a tug of war with his squeaky toys.

The three-year-old Staffie also loves getting out and about, and will make the perfect companion for someone who enjoys new and exciting adventures.

Jonah will need an adult-only home and a lot of time and patience to settle – but he is certain to make someone’s house a home with his cheery and cheeky nature.

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Ranger, German Shepherd

Four-year-old Ranger is a ‘handsome and clever’ German Shepherd waiting for someone to provide an active and stimulating home.

Ranger will be best suited to an owner who loves to get out and about thanks to his high intelligence and energy. And despite his stamina, Ranger also loves to lay by your feet and enjoy a brush.

Ranger is a friendly boy who could live with children over the age of fourteen, though he can have mixed reactions around dogs, so will need to be kept on a lead while out and about.

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Skye, Collie-Husky cross

Six-year-old Skye is a unique cross between a Collie and a Husky and boasts the best features of both breeds.

Skye is a wonderfully loving dog and enjoys plenty of fuss and attention – she also loves the great outdoors and thrives with plenty of walks and adventures in the car.

Skye will benefit best as the only dog in the home, and will need access to quiet walks in rural areas as she can be quite anxious with loud city noises.

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Baloo, Greyhound

Five-year-old Baloo is a wonderfully laid back pooch who enjoys watching the world go by and long afternoon snoozes on his bed.

Baloo has become one of the most beloved residents at Dogs Trust Manchester, with staff particularly loving his excited ‘tap dance’ performance every morning.

Due to previous guarding issues, however, Baloo will need a child-free home with restricted access to the kitchen (he’s a real foodie).

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Brian, Dobermann cross

Brian is a beautiful three-year-old Dobermann cross with an abundance of energy and love to give.

This pooch enjoys keeping his brain engaged and already knows lots of tricks which he is happy to perform, especially if there is a tasty treat involved.

Because of his high energy, Brian will be best suited for a home with garden access and owners who are willing to take him on lots of walks and adventures.

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Cookie, Trailhound

Sweet Cookie is on the look out for a caring and patient home to help grow her confidence.

The three-year-old pup can be a bit shy at first but, like any Hound, can be won over with tasty treats and plenty of adventures with new and exciting smells.

Cookie is a sensitive boy who hasn’t had a typical start to life, so will take some time settling into a home environment with patient and loving adopters.

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Supermarkets putting security tags on cheese and more everyday items

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More everyday products have been spotted with security tags in supermarkets as the cost of living crisis continues to bite.

Yesterday it was Lurpak butter, today it’s cheese, with people taking to social media to share photos of £3.99 blocks of Aldi cheddar covered with a tag.

As well as cheese, £8 lamb chops in a Co-op store in Wolverhampton were spotted protected with a GPS tracking device – according to reports supermarkets are also putting tags on some baby milk.

Twitter user Tam shared photos of the cheese and lamb, writing: “If you think Lurpak is bad – the local Aldi and Coop have started security tagging food. There was a GPS protected tag on a pack of lamb chops as well…”

In reference to tagging products, a Co-op spokesman said: “Co-op has been involved in a small-scale trial of new packaging for higher value products for well over a year, with the additional security providing a further deterrent if a store locally experiences shoplifting issues”.

Lurpak has also gone viral in recent weeks as people take to social media to reveal how much its price has risen in various supermarkets.

This obsession reached a peak this week, with a 1kg tub of Lurpak spotted for a whopping £9.35 by one social media user.

The expensive tub of Lurpak butter was shared to Twitter by Josh Christian, who said: “Stop the world I want to get off… @Lurpak come on lads this is a joke @Conservatives this is all your fault we’re all going to be eating dry toast stop taking off us and sort this mess out people are starving while your m8 are getting richer”.

And that’s not the only place raising the price of large tubs of the butter, with some shoppers spotting a 1kg pack costing £9 at Ocado online.

As well as that, Morrisons is selling 1kg packs of Lurpak for £7.50 on its website, while last week a 500g tub was seen going for £5 – just a short while ago this would have cost £3.65.

Shoppers have been questioning why the price has risen so much, with Vivien McDermott saying: “Why is it so expensive? Morrisons salted butter 250g was £1.75 last week so £7 if you buy a kilo worth. Save a few quid that way.”

Jayne Gardiner added: “That’s disgusting, I’d never pay that, just to have jam on toast would cost over a tenner, no way.”

Lurpak is in such high demand that it was also spotted with security tags in at least one Asda supermarket.

​​Charlie Bennett shared a photo of the heavily protected tub, writing: “Britain in 2022… Lurpak butter is at £6 a tub in ASDA and even has a security tag on it.”

The buttery news comes as food prices continue to rocket on the whole around the country, with experts blaming soaring inflation, Brexit, the war in Ukraine and a cost of living crisis.

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Yes, ANOTHER lorry has got stuck under this notorious Greater Manchester bridge

It’s happened again…

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Just weeks after we reported that a van got stuck under a notorious Greater Manchester railway bridge, yet another vehicle has met the same fate.

Even though there is large yellow lettering warning drivers that it is actually a low bridge, people still keep trying their luck.

Located on Prescott Street in Wigan, this time the driver of a white lorry thought their vehicle could fit under the bridge – it couldn’t.

According to reports the incident happened on the evening of Monday July 4th as the evening rush hour got underway.

Naturally, this led to traffic chaos along both the road and surrounding area.

A photo of the lorry in question was posted to social media, showing the substantial damage it had received after getting stuck.

One social media user said, as per Wigan Today: “Getting out of hand now this just put bollards up and stop it as a rat run.”

Another added: “Too many getting stuck under that bridge”, while a third joked: “Got to admit the guys who built that bridge did a good job.”

The bridge has earned itself quite the reputation among drivers in the town thanks to its deceptively low parapet.

Over the years, a number of vans and lorries have wound up wedged under the bridge – at least once a month, according to one resident – which ironically features a bold ‘LOW BRIDGE’ sign on both sides.

And so many drivers ignore the sign and get their vehicles stuck under the bridge, in fact, that there is even a Facebook page dedicated to shaming those who underestimate the size of their vehicle.

The description for the Box Vans vs Prescott St Bridge Facebook page simply reads: “A collection of photos of idiots who don’t know the height of the vehicle they’re driving”.

The page does exactly what it says on the tin; shares updates and photos whenever a van gets itself wedged under the bridge. 

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Lurpak has been spotted for £9.35 in one supermarket and shoppers are furious

‘Stop the world I want to get off’

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As the cost of living crisis continues to hit us in our bank accounts, one rather inconspicuous, common supermarket item has become a barometer for rising prices: Lurpak.

The humble butter spread has gone viral in recent weeks as people take to social media to reveal how much its price has risen in various supermarkets.

This obsession has reached a peak this week, with a 1kg tub of Lurpak spotted for a whopping £9.35 by one social media user.

The expensive tub of Lurpak butter was shared to Twitter by Josh Christian, who said: “Stop the world I want to get off… @Lurpak come on lads this is a joke @Conservatives this is all your fault we’re all going to be eating dry toast stop taking off us and sort this mess out people are starving while your m8 are getting richer”.

And that’s not the only place raising the price of large tubs of the butter, with some shoppers spotting a 1kg pack costing £9 at Ocado online.

As well as that, Morrisons is selling 1kg packs of Lurpak for £7.50 on its website, while last week a 500g tub was seen going for £5 – just a short while ago this would have cost £3.65.

Shoppers have been questioning why the price has risen so much, with Vivien McDermott saying: “Why is it so expensive? Morrisons salted butter 250g was £1.75 last week so £7 if you buy a kilo worth. Save a few quid that way.”

Jayne Gardiner added: “That’s disgusting, I’d never pay that, just to have jam on toast would cost over a tenner, no way.”

And it seems that Lurpak is in such high demand that it’s even been spotted with security tags in at least one Asda supermarket.

​​Charlie Bennett shared a photo of the heavily protected tub, writing: “Britain in 2022… Lurpak butter is at £6 a tub in ASDA and even has a security tag on it.”

The buttery news comes as food prices continue to rocket on the whole around the country, with experts blaming soaring inflation, Brexit, the war in Ukraine and a cost of living crisis.

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