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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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LGBT+ Activists Stand in Solidarity with Palestine

By Annie Brewer LGBT+ Activists marched through Manchester during a protest in solidarity with Palestinians and Muslims following the recent violence in Western Asia. Over the past week, the world has looked at Israel and Palestine with anger and extreme discomfort. There has been spreads of misinformation as for the first time the violence can […]

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A Sheffield MP has expressed his anger after a well-known pub was demolished without planning permission

The Royal Oak in Mosborough which was the start point of the famous ‘Mosborough 10’ a charity pub crawl, was torn down last Saturday after being a familiar sight on the High Street for many years. However, Labour MP for Sheffield South East, Clive Betts posted in the local Mosborough community group on Monday about […]

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A charity cycling event to raise funds for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance has already attracted more than 100 entries

FGR cycling have announced their Yorkshire charity bike ride will take place on Sunday September 26th 2021.  Cyclists of every ability will be able to take part in a variety of different routes. There is a 10 mile route for beginner cyclists and a 45 mile and 90 mile event for the more confident cyclists.  FGR […]

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Face-to-face lessons from 17th May – as most students finish for Summer

UK students have been left confused by the government guidelines allowing face-to-face lessons from 17th May 2021. Most students have already finished university for the summer with the exception of some online exams in May. This means some students will be finishing their first year without having stepped inside their university or had any face-to-face lessons. […]

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Tameside Bin Crew Rescue Man from Burning Home

A team of binmen in Tameside, Greater Manchester have been praised for their bravery and quick thinking after they rescued a man from his burning home whilst on their daily rounds. Lee Hewitt, Anthony Hibbert and Stephen Rhodes were working on a street in Ashton-under-Lyne when they noticed smoke billowing from one of the houses. […]

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12,000 Festival goers left heartbroken as Beat-herder is cancelled…again

Lancashire’s biggest music festival, Beat-Herder, has been cancelled for the second year in a row. The festival, due to take place from the 15th – 18th July 2021 in Clitheroe, has been postponed until the 14th – 17th July 2022, upsetting both organisers and festival-goers. In a statement issued this morning, organisers said: “It is […]

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A care home worker has said the return of visitors is the most ‘amazing thing’ to happen to residents.

Care home residents and staff have isolated since the beginning of the pandemic, but with things returning to a new equilibrium. Since March 8th, visitors have been allowed in care homes. Residents have been welcoming one guest for regular visits and now, since April 12th more family members are allowed. The Office for National Statistics […]

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