Have our special needs children been considered this lockdown?

A tutor who works with children with autism spectrum disorder has spoken about the challenges she has faced working during lockdown. Jennifer Nodwell has been working with nine-year-old Freddie with autism spectrum disorder for five years. She said: “It’s been really hard for Freddie to come to school during lockdown, just having to wash his […]

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Greater Manchester’s Lockdown Heroes

Hundreds of people are doing their bit in communities across Greater Manchester in the face of the global Pandemic. They are the ordinary people who have been going above and beyond during the Coronavirus crisis. From a chef providing free meals to families in need, to the man shaving his head, eyebrows and beard for […]

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“I would have never made that video if it wasn’t for the pandemic”

How the coronavirus lockdown helped one medical student’s YouTube career grow. By Katie Parry When the UK went into national lockdown, everyone was affected. Businesses and schools were forced to close, leaving many worried about what the future might hold. And while 24-year-old Anthonia Adefolaju was unable to study for her dream career, it did […]

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Shrek’s Pizza – How Shrek got his mojo back

In 2017, an image of a Wythenshawe pizza shop was posted to Reddit. The shop itself was situated on an arguably nondescript parade of businesses in the Northern Moor area. However, in the ever-sprawling cacophony of noise and chatter, the theme of the restaurant garnered instant affection from many corners of the information superhighway. The […]

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Fifty new School Streets will be created within Greater Manchester at a cost of £500,000

The idea of a school street is to create a road that is close to a school and implement specific restrictions upon motor traffic, to encourage people to walk or cycle instead. The announcement has come from Transport for Greater Manchester, to help make a difference for ‘Clean Air Day’ on the 17th of June.Air […]

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Police arrest 17 in crackdown on Greater Manchester ‘Modern Slavery’ operation

Police have cracked down on organised crime gangs who exploit victims of modern slavery, in a series of raids. Fifteen properties across Greater Manchester were targeted, with 17 people arrested. Police have seized more than £7,000 worth of Class A Drugs, along with ‘pool’ cars (vehicles used to distribute drugs), and more than £110,000 in […]

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Manchester’s Festival of Libraries events announced

Manchester’s libraries are firmly back in business with a five-day festival as the pandemic eases. The festival will take place from the 9th – 13th June and will honour Greater Manchester’s renowned network of 133 libraries with a free programme of over 80 events. The activities range from music, dance, poetry, outdoor trails and activism, as well […]

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Major rethinks in Manchester Art Gallery exhibits

By Annie Brewer The Manchester Art Gallery is rethinking how to present their classical art, which was often created by privileged white men who benefitted from colonialism and imperialism. Being shut during lockdown for so long has appeared to offer some time to reflect on the exhibits and how they’ve been presented. With museums and […]

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United Star Rashford Backs New Community Fridge

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has supported the opening of the first community fridge in his hometown of Wythenshawe. The Co-Op, along with charity Hubbub, has launc hed the scheme to provide a new source of fresh food, as well as connecting communities using workshops on how to grow your own fruit and vegetables. There […]

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Bolton’s Covid rates highest in four months

New figures show Bolton Covid cases have risen to their highest level since the January lockdown. In the latest effort to stop the spread of the Indian variant, which is prominent in the borough, Bolton is offering Covid-19 vaccinations to all over 16s. Anyone living, working, or studying in the borough who meet the current […]

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