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New mental health services launch to support ethnic minorities

Greater Manchester’s residents who identify as being from ethnic minority backgrounds can now access extra mental health support during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to...

Salford mum sews to say thanks to son’s hospice carers

Sewing to say Thank You A lady from Walkden has turned her passion for sewing to making face coverings to raise money for Francis House, the...

Suicide memorial quilt hopes to become catalyst for change

After losing her daughter to suicide six years ago, Rebecca Jackson from Bury has leaned on self-taught crafting to which she credits 'keeps her...

Love Your Neighbour: Younger and older generations build friendships in Manchester

Manchester Cares, the Manchester branch of The Cares Family, have been matching younger and older people together as part of their Love Your Neighbour...

News in your area

Our Talking about My Generation Top of the Pops with Chris Vickers

You have probably already guessed it but our newsroom is filled with music fans, so we now have our very own Top of the...

Suicide memorial quilt hopes to become catalyst for change

After losing her daughter to suicide six years ago, Rebecca Jackson from Bury has leaned on self-taught crafting to which she credits 'keeps her...

Love Your Neighbour: Younger and older generations build friendships in Manchester

Manchester Cares, the Manchester branch of The Cares Family, have been matching younger and older people together as part of their Love Your Neighbour...

Bikers ride again to support cancer charity at rocker event

Big-hearted bikers from Tameside held their latest fundraising event that raised hundreds of pounds for Prostate Cancer UK. The riders from the Globe Café in...

It’s National Fish and Chip Day… What’s your order?

Fish 'n' Chips, Chip Supper or Chippy tea is a staple brit takeaway treat, whether you're at the seaside or needing some late-night nosh...

Stories of Our Lives: community group gathers wisdom across the generations

Stories of Our Lives is an intergenerational, community-led group who share and gather their stories and lessons, our reporter Ruby Fatimilehin, caught up with...

Art & Culture

Autumn in Our Place

25 weeks now in lockdown springtime full of sunny days quiet roads and streets like the 50s the shock of Covid new ways of living In Our Place   So many...

What’s For Tea? Pauline’s ‘breadie’ recipe

If we are not talking about music in the Talking About My Generation newsroom then we are thinking about our bellies and sharing our...

Our Talking about My Generation Top of the Pops with Pauline Smith

You have probably already guessed it but our newsroom is filled with music fans, so we now have our very own Top of the...

The Good People

Appreciate the good people in life who stand right by your side, There through thick and thin, just like the rolling tide. Never take for granted...

“Grand”

If you have the word “Grand” in front of your name, You can guarantee life as you know it is never the same. To be given...

Our Children

Children never ask to be born, they never had a say, Nine months down the line and they are here to stay. They’re innocent to start...

Podcasts

Mind Yer ‘ed

Check out our latest podcast: Mind Yer 'ed How have we kept our heads during lockdown? Well, we've had our up and down days -...

Keeping Moving

In this episode, Jean, Bob, and Pauline talk about how, despite the restrictions of lockdown- we've managed to keep moving - from rediscovering local...

Life In Lockdown

Our reporters - Bob from Tameside and Jean from Chadderton - caught up with each other this week to present to you a very...

Volunteering

Bob, Christine and Tony tell us why they volunteering, how they got into volunteering and how it has changed their lives. Not one to...

Retirement Talk

In this episode of Changing The Record, our reporters discuss their varying experiences of a massive life change that faces us all - retirement.

Active Ageing

Episode 2 of the Changing The Record podcast looks at how to stay active as we age - hearing from views from different people...

Features

Our Talking about My Generation Top of the Pops with Pauline Smith

You have probably already guessed it but our newsroom is filled with music fans, so we now have our very own Top of the...

Our Talking about My Generation Top of the Pops with Chris Vickers

You have probably already guessed it but our newsroom is filled with music fans, so we now have our very own Top of the...

Love Your Neighbour: Younger and older generations build friendships in Manchester

Manchester Cares, the Manchester branch of The Cares Family, have been matching younger and older people together as part of their Love Your Neighbour...

My First Job series: Dining Hall Porter

Next up in our First Jobs series, our Salford reporter, Paul Sherlock, shares his memories. What was your first job? "My first experience of work...

My First Job series: Mining with the National Coal Board

One of our readers, Alex Channon from Swinton, shares his memories about his first-ever job with us. What was your first job?  My first job...

Our Talking about My Generation Top of the Pops with Carole Ogden

You have probably already guessed it but our newsroom is filled with music fans, so we now have our very own Top of the...

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Letters

Memories of Oldham: 52 years later I’m still in the house I was born in

In reply to a Letter from our Editor: Is it an age thing? PART 2 - June 9, 2020 Dear Editor, I think the editor Bob...

LETTER FROM OUR EDITOR: IS IT AN AGE THING? PART 2

At the end of my last letter, I said my next real milestone was going to school for the first time, so this is...

Childhood Memories of Ashton-on-Mersey

In reply to the letter from our Editor - Is it an age thing? When I look back, I was very lucky to grow up...

LETTER FROM OUR EDITOR: IS IT AN AGE THING?

As I get older I find myself looking more in the past that I do in the future! Is this just me or is...

We can all help to protect our NHS

Dear editor, Re: Trade Talks taking place with the US now. This is something that affects us all, and could have a seriously detrimental impact on...

Nostalgia

My First Job series: Dining Hall Porter

Next up in our First Jobs series, our Salford reporter, Paul Sherlock, shares his memories. What was your first job? "My first experience of work...

My First Job series: Mining with the National Coal Board

One of our readers, Alex Channon from Swinton, shares his memories about his first-ever job with us. What was your first job?  My first job...

Taking a trip down memory lane as our readers share stories about their first jobs

Do you remember what your first job was after leaving school? Here, Talking About My Generation readers reminisce about their first-ever jobs, with memories...

Hearth and home: Mantelpiece exhibition gets pride of place

Bolton Museum’s new exhibition is set to make visitors feel right at home - by showcasing household objects of 1930s Britain. ‘Mantelpiece Observations’, opening September...

Mantelpiece memories

Bolton reporter Carole Ogden shares her mantelpiece memories as part of the latest exhibition at Bolton Museum; "Mantelpiece Observations", opening September 12 "I first got...

Sport

Walking football kicks-off again in Salford

Our Salford reporter and resident footballer, Chris Vickers, is excited about community football being back. Here he talks to us about how him and...

Chorlton Runners Stay Fit through lockdown

Chorlton Runners has members of all ages and abilities and regularly holds social events that bring them all together. Our reporter, Ruby Fatimilehin, spoke to...

Tired of running on empty? Get laced up ready for a Parkrun to keep fit

Ever feel like you are running on empty? There are 50,000 over 50s in Greater Manchester and we are apparently twice as likely to be...

KEEPING FIT AND HAVING FUN: THE BEAUTY OF BELLY DANCING

Sian Edward Davies, 64, started doing belly dancing as a fitness hobby in her early 30s but began teaching it at a turning point...

87-year-old Boxing Bill shows trainer the ropes

When Bill Kennedy started visiting Age UK Tameside two years ago, he had to use sticks to walk and was suffering badly from his...

Strictly Fun – how one couple turned their passion into a career

Alan and Ginny Newman thought it was plain sailing from now on. Alan had worked as a joiner in the same firm since he...
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