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New videos in 11 languages have been created to keep communities safe during the pandemic

Salford-based media and arts social enterprise, Alchemy Arts, has produced a total of 55 videos in 11 different community languages to help keep older...

Charity encourages people to start a Conversation about Dementia

Greater Manchester charity, Europia, is launching a new project to start conversations about dementia amongst Polish and Lithuanian communities in the UK. The project aims...

Event to bring together people’s views on what they wish their younger self had known 

A free online event is inviting local people from across Greater Manchester to share their responses to the question ‘What would I want my...

Crew Cut Gets the Donut

My very first job was as a Saturday girl at Woolworth’s, West Bromwich in the West Midlands. An aunt who was high-level manager in...

News in your area

Event to bring together people’s views on what they wish their younger self had known 

A free online event is inviting local people from across Greater Manchester to share their responses to the question ‘What would I want my...

Crew Cut Gets the Donut

My very first job was as a Saturday girl at Woolworth’s, West Bromwich in the West Midlands. An aunt who was high-level manager in...

Our Talking about My Generation Top of the Pops with Lesley Downing

Our Bury reporter, Lesley Downing, shares her top ten tracks of all time, although with the caveat of: "If you asked me on another...

Demand for prison buddying project set to grow through the pandemic

A buddying project that helps support older people in prison is looking to expand into Greater Manchester. Since 2010, charity - RECOOP - has been...

Bury Climate Action group is calling for residents to join them in demanding a green and fair recovery

Bury Climate Action group is calling for residents to join them in demanding a green and fair recovery plan for the borough following the...

Thank you very much: Swinton’s answer to Elvis wins honoured for decades of fundraising

DJ and Elvis impersonator Jim Nicholas has been honoured with a Pride of Manchester Award after raising more than £200,000 for Francis House Children’s Hospice. For...

Art & Culture

What’s for tea, Christine? Pancetta wrapped fish with lemon potatoes

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

People and Places

People and places folk are strange Pictures of faces captured in time Speaking broken English riddles and rhymes Watching the invisible clock eat time Up and down the...

Competition launched to capture positive images of older people

Positive and realistic images of older people in Greater Manchester are to be celebrated through a new photography competition, to be launched on International...

What’s for Tea, Chris? Wild Mushroom Risotto

Salford reporter, Chris Vickers, shares his recipe for Wild Mushroom Risotto - which is a Mel C signature dish. Yes, you heard it right...

What’s for Tea, Pauline? Chicken Casserole a la Covid

Bury reporter, Pauline Smith, shares her recipe for Chicken Casserole a la Covid  As the autumn mists appear and the leaves start to fall off...

Carole’s Apple and Sultana Buns

Bolton reporter Carole Ogden shares a seasonal recipe that is perfect for this time of the year: "I thought I would share a timely autumnal...

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 Christine Duffin

Our Trafford reporter, Christine Duffin, shares her top ten tracks of all time. Christine said: "I’ve agonised over my choices as there are so many...

Crew Cut Gets the Donut

My very first job was as a Saturday girl at Woolworth’s, West Bromwich in the West Midlands. An aunt who was high-level manager in...

Our Talking about My Generation Top of the Pops with Lesley Downing

Our Bury reporter, Lesley Downing, shares her top ten tracks of all time, although with the caveat of: "If you asked me on another...

‘My first job’ series: Penny banking, looking after the savings of the community

Next up in our ‘My First Job’ series, our Salford reporter Chris Vickers shares his memories below. What was your first job after leaving...

A trip down memory lane: Our readers’ first jobs – Part 2

Here our readers take a trip down memory lane and share stories of their first jobs after leaving school. What was your first job? Catherine Knowles "I...

Our Talking about My Generation Top of the Pops with David McLenachan

Our most recent recruit to the newsroom, David McLenachan, has a passion for live music - with more than 1400 live gigs under his...

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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

Bleaklow Bomber: the plane wreck that lies in the Peak District

There have been multiple airplane crashes over the North West Pennines, as it is a notorious flight path with its many undulations, particularly in...

‘My first job’ series: Penny banking, looking after the savings of the community

Next up in our ‘My First Job’ series, our Salford reporter Chris Vickers shares his memories below. What was your first job after leaving...

A trip down memory lane: Our readers’ first jobs – Part 2

Here our readers take a trip down memory lane and share stories of their first jobs after leaving school. What was your first job? Catherine Knowles "I...

‘My first job’ series: Shipping Clerk

Next up in our ‘My First Job’ series, our Bolton reporter Carole Ogden shares her memories below. What was your first job after leaving...

Remembering Belle Vue: Where the world came to Manchester

The popular destination of Belle Vue, first opened in 1836, and has been described as a place where “the world came to Manchester”. Its zoological...

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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