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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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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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NHS Worker launches legal battle over 10k protest fine

An NHS worker fined £10,000 for breaching covid rules following a protest has launched a legal bid to have the penalty withdrawn. Karen Reissmann, 61, was fined by police after organising a pay protest following the announcement of the NHS staff 1 per cent pay rise.  Ms Reissmann said that she was ‘absolutely devastated’ after receiving the […]

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Live music returns to Manchester – but socially distanced

“We’ve played to empty rooms for years, so we’re very used to socially distanced shows!” Music fans and bands are gearing up for the return of live shows from the 17th of May. The return has been eagerly awaited with opening shows selling out across the city. One band who is waiting no time to […]

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A Manchester eating disorder support group have started a fundraiser to raise £500 for their online sessions

The money will be used to pay for the virtual group’s Zoom subscription to deliver free care sessions to women over 18 recovering from eating disorders. By Katie Parry. Two Manchester women have started a support group for women living with eating disorders. Helen Bourne and Eleanor Shiers set up the group ‘Seeds of Hope’ […]

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Behind the 18th Century Brewery which has Banned Mobile Phones in its Pubs

The Yorkshire brewery which was founded by Samuel Smith in 1758 has up to 200 pubs across the United Kingdom. Within these pubs, you are not likely to see any fancy cocktails, but only the traditional ales on offer. These fairly priced ales across the country come with another heavy restriction that the youth of […]

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