Today’s top Greater Manchester stories – Monday, November 8, 2021

Top stories from the Manchester Evening News today include the M60 being closed for hours amid a police incident, parents blasting an ‘inappropriate’ Squid Game doll at the Trafford Centre, and the tragedy of a teenager who found it ‘difficult’ after being dropped by Man City academy took his own life.

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

Here are the best read stories from Manchester today (November 8).

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Teen who found it ‘difficult’ after being dropped by Man City academy took his own life at home, inquest hears

A ‘talented, mature and hard-working’ boy who had found it ‘difficult’ after being dropped by a top football club took his own life just weeks after his 18th birthday.

Jeremy Wisten, who had been with the Manchester City academy since he was 13, was found dead by his mother in his sister’s bedroom last year.

Paramedics raced to the family home in Baguley but despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Read our story here.

Former Manchester City academy player Jeremy Wisten who died aged 18

Dad died after driving stolen Fiat through red lights and ploughing into car with young family inside

A dad died after driving a stolen car through red traffic lights and ploughing into another vehicle, an inquest heard.

Jamie Crompton lost his life after crashing into a family in Bolton on May 25.

The incident happened at the junction of Long Causeway and Albert Road in Farnworth just before 11pm.

The 34-year-old had been driving along Albert Road when he approached a set of red traffic lights.

Read our story here.

Parents blast ‘inappropriate’ Squid Game doll at Trafford Centre

The show may have taken the world by storm, but a Squid Game attraction at the Trafford Centre proved less than popular with some parents.

A huge three-metre tall animatronic doll appeared at the shopping centre at the weekend – a replica of the one used in the notorious ‘Red Light, Green Light’ episode of the Netflix show.

The doll is complete with moving light-up eyes and singing capabilities, while costumed Squid Game guards were also present at the attraction.

Read our story here.

The pop-up Squid Game doll at The Trafford Centre
The pop-up Squid Game doll at The Trafford Centre

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M60 shuts for hours after police called to ‘concerns for man’s welfare’

Police shut the M60 motorway this evening after officers were called to concerns for the welfare of a man.

Officers initially shut the clockwise carriageway between junction 20 at Blackley and Middleton, and junction 21 at Chadderton at around 7pm.

Just after 8.30pm, Highways England said both carriageways had been closed.

The B6393 Greengate, in Middleton, was also closed in both directions between A6104 Hollinwood Avenue (Greengate Roundabout) and Satellite Park.

Thankfully, the man is now safe and well, say police.

Read our story here.

M60 traffic queuing with motorway shut due to police incident

Corrie spoilers for Christmas and New Year with Emma set for wedding day heartbreak and Faye back

After a tumultuous few months the residents of Weatherfield are sadly not in store for a quiet Christmas.

A Christmas wedding on Coronation Street has everyone excited, but as Emma Brooker prepares to marry her dream man she discovers that Curtis Delamere is not all he seems.

But with her heart set on a big white wedding, viewers will be left wondering if Emma will be able to forgive the unforgivable or if Curtis will be leaving Coronation Street without saying ‘I do?’

Read our story here.

Faye and Emma

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