PCSO Dave Johnson – Bury's Brave Officer of the Year. Dave conducted a search for a man who had been seen in the River Irwell in Ramsbottom. Dave located the man after scaling a 9-foot high wall to gain access to the river. He than waded into the river – which was swollen due to recent rain – and dragged the man to the bank. Dave and the man were then pulled from the water by others with the aid of ropes. www.gmp.police.uk
The Lowry Hotel Manchester On the banks of the River Irwell, the award-winning Lowry dominates the skyline with its curved, glass-fronted façade. It has rooms with stunning views, a riverside restaurant and a spa. Free WiFi is also available.