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More people in Greater Manchester will walk and cycle post-pandemic

Have you been walking and cycling more as a result of the lockdown? You might not be the only one, as a recent Greater...

It takes two! Delighted Harold and Sheila join the second COVID-19 vaccination club

A Didsbury couple are among the latest folk to swell the ranks of the second COVID-19 vaccination club – and are urging everyone to...

New art book pays tribute to the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack

Elton Darlo is a true Mancunian and he is very proud of his roots. A self-taught artist, he uses this homegrown talent as a...

Happy Birthday, Greater Manchester!

Did you know that today is the official birthday of Greater Manchester? This is no April fools! Greater Manchester was formed on April 1, 1974,...

News in your area

It takes two! Delighted Harold and Sheila join the second COVID-19 vaccination club

A Didsbury couple are among the latest folk to swell the ranks of the second COVID-19 vaccination club – and are urging everyone to...

Four Greater Manchester chippies that have the nation hooked

As the saying goes, today's news is tomorrow's fish and chip paper - but in this instance, it would be an honour to be...

New art book pays tribute to the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack

Elton Darlo is a true Mancunian and he is very proud of his roots. A self-taught artist, he uses this homegrown talent as a...

Happy Birthday, Greater Manchester!

Did you know that today is the official birthday of Greater Manchester? This is no April fools! Greater Manchester was formed on April 1, 1974,...

Parent carer urges Greater Manchester’s unpaid carers to come forward for COVID-19 vaccine

A woman who cares for her father-in-law and son who has a disability is urging people with unpaid caring responsibilities to visit the COVID-19...

One year on since lockdown marked with National Day of Reflection

On March 23 2020, Boris Johnson, gave his speech to implement a national lockdown - where we were all told to stay at home,...

Art & Culture

Street and Parlour Games

Bouncing two balls against gable walls Farmer’s in his den – picked as a hen Go-kart given wings to fly - pie in sky Hula hoops and...

Join Jean as she cycles from Reddish Vale to Etherow Park

Come along on an adventure with Jean as she cycles and snaps pictures around some local country parks, with a bit of history along...

Writing Adventures: Story searching out and about

Our reporter Gill James has been keeping herself busy with creative writing exercises during lockdown and as we ease ourselves into life after lockdown...

What’s for Tea? Jean’s Cheese and Lentil Loaf

Here, our reporter Jean from Oldham shares her vegetarian loaf recipe for you to try out! Jean said: "Watching the snow fall on the Tuesday...

More people in Greater Manchester will walk and cycle post-pandemic

Have you been walking and cycling more as a result of the lockdown? You might not be the only one, as a recent Greater...

Does Beating the Bounds still take place?

Yes, it certainly does- and it happens right here in Greater Manchester! Here our Oldham reporter Mike Dodd tells us all about it. Beating the...

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

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside: Memories of Brean Sands

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside – and while we are all stuck at home we thought it would be good...

New art book pays tribute to the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack

Elton Darlo is a true Mancunian and he is very proud of his roots. A self-taught artist, he uses this homegrown talent as a...

AIDS then and now: Bereavement, hope, support, love and societal change

1981 was the year that gave us Kim Wilde, Donkey Kong, the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and the birth of MTV....

Coming out of the COVID-19 crisis: What habits will have changed for good?

After Prime Minister Boris Johnson implemented his roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown, it got our Oldham reporter Mike Dodd thinking about how we will...

Remembering Bob Dylan’s infamous ‘Judas’ Show, Free Trade Hall, Manchester

On May 16th, 1966, Bob Dylan, released Blonde on Blonde, often named as the best album of his career by music journalists, and the...

Nature girl: a childhood filled with discoveries with wellies on and a jam jar

A Salford creative writers' group has created a book called ‘Memories Unlocked’ during the pandemic, which shares tales of childhood memories.  Here, Judith Barrie from...

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Letters

Seeing the positives after a Year in Lockdown

Dear Editor, Sat here reflecting on the one-year anniversary of lockdown in England during Covid-19 one cannot help but be saddened by the enormity of...

Who remembers Bob a Job week?

Dear Editor, As Easter is around the corner, it got me thinking about Bob a Job week. It was around Easter time when it happened so...

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...

Nostalgia

On The Buses in the Olden Days

Have you got your ticket ready? Here, Pauline Smith from Manchester shares her memories of riding the buses 'in the olden days', both to...

Childhood memories: From Nursery to Primary School

A Salford creative writers’ group has created a book called ‘Memories Unlocked’ during the pandemic, which shares tales of childhood memories.  Here, Rosemary Swift from...

Manchester’s much-loved and lost stores – Part 2

After taking a shopping trip down memory lane, so many more closed doors were opened, and more stores have come to light! What actually...

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside: Memories of Brean Sands

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside – and while we are all stuck at home we thought it would be good...

Childhood Memories: Growing Up in Little Hulton

A Salford creative writers' group has created a book called ‘Memories Unlocked’ during the pandemic, which shares tales of childhood memories.  Here, Chris Mutton from...

Sport

New walking football sessions for women kicking off in April

New walking football sessions for women are kicking off in Radcliffe from Sunday, April 11, between 11am and 12noon at Radcliffe FC's ground. One of the...

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...
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