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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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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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Manchester author releases new book about childhood cancer battle

A Manchester author has written a book about her brave battle against cancer as an 8-year-old child. Samantha Wilson now 50, has just published ‘Reluctant Rebels: My family’s fight for my survival’. After her diagnosis in the 1970s, Samantha went through a journey of pain and suffering through into her teenage years.Samantha said: “The journey […]

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“I came up here and haven’t left” – How people have found moving to Manchester during the Pandemic

PEOPLE are moving to Manchester during the pandemic to get work, a better job or even just to make new friends Since lots of jobs have been lost and people have been made redundant throughout Covid-19, some thought it would be better to move to a larger city for employability. Blanca Alhambra, a Physio therapist, […]

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NIP founder Philip Proudfoot

Newly-formed Northern Independence Party to contest local elections

A political group seeking independence for the North of England will field candidates in May’s local elections. The Northern Independence Party (NIP) aims to secure a referendum on an independent socialist Northumbria, encompassing Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, and Cumbria amongst others. The group argues that 10 years of austerity has left the North “splintered”, and […]

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Manchester food blogger highlights tasty treats around the city centre

A MANCHESTER food blogger runs “mcr_foodjunkie” on Instagram where he shows his 5.82K followers different places to eat around Manchester. Luke Donnelly’s passion is food photography but he says it comes with some pitfalls. He said: “From the age of 16 when I started going out for food and drinks. I was always the one […]

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Is online shopping set to be the new norm this Christmas?

Christmas shopping is set to be very different this year, with Covid-19 restrictions in Greater Manchester making the usual holiday rush much busier. As a result, there has been a surge in online shopping with most people using the internet rather than braving the stores in person. Niamh Mc Dermott, 18, is a student at […]

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Ey up! Do we all talk differently in Greater Manchester?

Is it a bap, a bread roll or a barm cake? Do you say ginnel or alleyway? A team of researchers might not answer those important questions, but they will be able to tell us more about voices in Greater Manchester. The researchers, from Manchester Metropolitan University, are looking into the effect of age, gender […]

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Christmas is saved – Drive-in festival for kids in Manchester this year

A drive-in festival is taking place in a Trafford Centre car park next week, despite lockdown Tier 3 restrictions. Included in the event will be car-a-oke, silent discos and a mistletoe kiss cam, all from the safety of your own car. ‘The Parking Lot Social’ are hosting the event which will be socially distanced. The […]

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Duchess of Cambridge – Manchester parents are facing loneliness during the Pandemic

Half a million UK parents are feeling “cut off” from support, says the Duchess of Cambridge. In deprived areas 33% of parents are less likely to have had experienced this support than elsewhere in the UK. The Duchess said it has been a “challenging” year for families. And one parent from Manchester said: “I am […]

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