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Masterplans unveiled for Stretford and its mall that was once visited by Mohammed Ali

Sausage rolls, new school shoes and mum’s memories of Muhammad Ali flogging Ovaltine is what I recall about what was then Stretford Arndale. That’s right,...

100-year-olds get their jab together as army of volunteers support covid vaccine roll-out

A centenarian couple who have been married for 76 years have been vaccinated together at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre in Wythenshawe - where more than...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: I’ve shared my story and it really does make you feel better

Norman Walsh, 65, shares his experience of the coronavirus pandemic and the serious mental challenges of lockdown. Norman, from Bury, found a place of...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: online exercise helps with socialising and thermals help with the cold weather

Our Trafford reporter, Christine Duffin shares her experience of getting through the winter months during the coronavirus pandemic, and how she has used online...

News in your area

Mind Yer ‘Ed: online exercise helps with socialising and thermals help with the cold weather

Our Trafford reporter, Christine Duffin shares her experience of getting through the winter months during the coronavirus pandemic, and how she has used online...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: Pets can help you de-stress in lockdown

Chris Nicholson, 53, from Salford says he is finding isolation and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic a real challenge during the winter months, but...

Vinyl records back on track with record sales to beat lockdown blues

Vinyl sales surged in 2020 as music lovers boost their collections and beat the lockdown blues - with Fleetwood Mac's Rumours taking the top...

First doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine administered today

The first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine have been administered today. More than half a million doses of the vaccine were ready to use...

Talking About My Generation: My Top of the Pops

Music is a huge passion of every member of the TAMG news team. Many of our community reporters have revealed their top ten tracks...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: “Sometimes, you just need a duvet day!”

Our Bury reporter, Lesley Downing, shares her experience of the coronavirus pandemic during the winter months and urges people to be kind to themselves...

Art & Culture

Veganuary: Has given up meat been on your menu?

Have you been trying Veganuary? Not only does it have health benefits but also good for the pocket too. We love this cauliflower curry...

Lockdown Adventures: Creative Writing

Our reporter Gill James has been keeping herself busy with creative writing exercises during lockdown and wants you to join in with our new...

Mamucium

Submitted by member of the TAMG community, Mark Quinn AKA the Mancunian Poet  Mamucium; Manchester, our diverse city that embodies diversity. With it's egg and dart and...

Review: A Christmas Carol from the Octagon, Bolton

Christmas isn’t Christmas without at least one consumption of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, whether it’s a modern retelling, something to do with the...

Out in The City in 2020

On March 12 we didn’t know We celebrated 6 birthdays With four candles 40 of us mingling Having fun at Church House   Now it's almost Christmas We spent months without...

Enjoy This Day

Thank you to The Manuncian Poet Mark Quinn for sending us this poem: Enjoy this day, for tomorrow may never turn up. Enjoy this day, like the last...

Podcasts

Mind Yer ‘Ed: a Winter Warmer podcast episode

With the dark nights drawing in and the Winter frost starting to bite, it can get a bit, well, jading. And that’s without even...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: How to Keep Calm and Carry On

Our latest podcast episode is a little different from our usual chat - this episode features an interview and a guided session with hypnotherapist...

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

Mind Yer ‘Ed: I’ve shared my story and it really does make you feel better

Norman Walsh, 65, shares his experience of the coronavirus pandemic and the serious mental challenges of lockdown. Norman, from Bury, found a place of...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: online exercise helps with socialising and thermals help with the cold weather

Our Trafford reporter, Christine Duffin shares her experience of getting through the winter months during the coronavirus pandemic, and how she has used online...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: Pets can help you de-stress in lockdown

Chris Nicholson, 53, from Salford says he is finding isolation and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic a real challenge during the winter months, but...

Vinyl records back on track with record sales to beat lockdown blues

Vinyl sales surged in 2020 as music lovers boost their collections and beat the lockdown blues - with Fleetwood Mac's Rumours taking the top...

Talking About My Generation: My Top of the Pops

Music is a huge passion of every member of the TAMG news team. Many of our community reporters have revealed their top ten tracks...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: “Sometimes, you just need a duvet day!”

Our Bury reporter, Lesley Downing, shares her experience of the coronavirus pandemic during the winter months and urges people to be kind to themselves...

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Letters

Letter: “Bah Humbug on Covid Christmas”

Bury reporter Lesley Downing shares her views on Christmas...what do you think? Share your views by emailing changingtherecord@gmail.com We’ve been having a think about Christmas. ...

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...

Nostalgia

Masterplans unveiled for Stretford and its mall that was once visited by Mohammed Ali

Sausage rolls, new school shoes and mum’s memories of Muhammad Ali flogging Ovaltine is what I recall about what was then Stretford Arndale. That’s right,...

Memories of Christmas’ past

Christmas (under normal circumstances) is a time to spend with family and friends, eating too much, and celebrating together. It is also a time...

Brazennose Street and beyond: the home of mods, beatniks and Northern Soul fans

In 1964, our Manchester reporter Pauline Smith was 16, adjusting to being a teenager and fascinated by the music that was coming from British...

From mohair suits to scooters: the fashions that defined our adolescence

Like many teenagers, I was an avid watcher of Ready Steady Go, a TV show that told us everything we needed to know about...

Ancoats ice cream wars – the inside scoop on Manchester’s answer to Little Italy

The chime of the ice cream van is one sound that cannot go a miss. Whether you are a child or an adult, the...

Sport

Salford Community walking football back in action with first tournament

Salford sports reporter (and football player) Chris Vickers reports on his team's first tournament since the pandemic. "We were fortunate enough to resume playing walking...

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...
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