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Exchanging cultures with the African Caribbean Care Group and the Hong Kong Cultural Community

This article was produced by Dorretta Maynard and Brian Turner. Exchanging cultures and embracing community was the agenda of the day at the Claremont Resource...

Have your say on council tax increase to fund Greater Manchester Police

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority are letting residents have their say on a proposition to increase council tax to fund improvements in policing. A new...

The Blue Badge loses its stars: Brexit vs Disability

Our community reporter Bernard Leach, a polio survivor, explains the effect of Brexit on his Blue Badge. Spot the difference between these two Blue Badges....

Community champion video stars needed in Wigan and Tameside

Are you a local activist, community champion, volunteer or are you always helping others in Tameside OR Wigan? Know someone else who fits the...

News in your area

Review: The Royal Oak, Manchester

Gorton, not the location that springs to mind for culinary delights. Think again, because tucked away on Cross Lane is The Royal Oak where Lynn...

Review: Vegan Shack Manchester – “It’s the proper job!”

Our vegan reporter Mark Quinn heads down to the Vegan Shack in Manchester to test out the meat-free goodies on offer and chat to...

The Female Revolution: Helen Louise Adams says age is no barrier when it comes to building the lifestyle you want

Our community reporter Mark Quinn has chatted exclusively with Coach, Speaker and Author, Helen Louise Adams - Global Leader of the Female Business Revolution. Have...

Talking About My Generation: Mark’s Top Five Films

Our new reporter Mark Quinn shares his top five films with us, in no particular order... What would you put on your list? 1. Zulu I...

Energy saving tips to keep you warm

Our community reporter Pauline Smith has kindly put together these tips to help you save energy and money whilst keeping warm. Here are some tips...

Staying warm this winter: Local help and advice

Our community reporter Pauline has put together this guide full of information, help and advice for staying warm during these last few winter months...

Art & Culture

Our reporters best bird pictures to celebrate the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is for everyone encourages you to count the birds that you see in your garden, from your balcony or...

Jeni’s Veganuary Gingerbread Biscuits

Who wants to try this lovely vegan recipe from Jeni? With only a handful of ingredients and an easy method, why not try these...

Age UK Salford kicks off new walking football programme

In partnership with Foundation 92, Age UK Salford has launched a new walking football programme for older people in Albert Park, Broughton and Swinton. The...

Review: The Royal Oak, Manchester

Gorton, not the location that springs to mind for culinary delights. Think again, because tucked away on Cross Lane is The Royal Oak where Lynn...

Review: Vegan Shack Manchester – “It’s the proper job!”

Our vegan reporter Mark Quinn heads down to the Vegan Shack in Manchester to test out the meat-free goodies on offer and chat to...

The Female Revolution: Helen Louise Adams says age is no barrier when it comes to building the lifestyle you want

Our community reporter Mark Quinn has chatted exclusively with Coach, Speaker and Author, Helen Louise Adams - Global Leader of the Female Business Revolution. Have...

Podcasts

A Cuppa with Carole: Marvellously Meat Free – sponsored by TalkTalk

A Cuppa with Carole is a new series for the Changing The Record podcast, where our Talking About My Generation reporter Carole Ogden sits...

A Cuppa with Carole: Forager Colin Unsworth

A Cuppa with Carole is a new series for the Changing The Record podcast, where our Talking About My Generation reporter Carole Ogden sits...

A Cuppa with Carole: Boom Radio – David Lloyd

A Cuppa with Carole is a new series for the Changing The Record podcast, where our Talking About My Generation reporter Carole Ogden sits...

A Cuppa with Carole: Life After Lockdown

A Cuppa with Carole is the first in a new series for the Changing The Record podcast, where our Talking About My Generation reporter...

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...

Features

The Female Revolution: Helen Louise Adams says age is no barrier when it comes to building the lifestyle you want

Our community reporter Mark Quinn has chatted exclusively with Coach, Speaker and Author, Helen Louise Adams - Global Leader of the Female Business Revolution. Have...

Talking About My Generation: Mark’s Top Five Films

Our new reporter Mark Quinn shares his top five films with us, in no particular order... What would you put on your list? 1. Zulu I...

Talking About My Generation: Mark’s Top Ten Tracks

Our new reporter Mark Quinn shares his top ten track with us. What would you put on your top ten? Here goes.... Lynyrd Skynyrd -...

Talking About My Generation: Bernard’s Top Ten Tracks

Our new community reporter Bernard Leach shares his top ten tracks with us! What are your top ten tracks? Could you whittle them down...

Talking About My Generation: Alan’s Top Ten Tracks

Our new community reporter Alan Kinsey has shared his top ten favourite tracks with us and explains why he's picked each one. 1. Band of...

Talking About My Generation: Brian’s Top of the Pops

Music is a huge passion of every member of the My Gen news team. Here our reporter Brian Turner shares his top ten tracks! He...

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Letters

Thoughts on Conservative MP Christian Wakeford defecting to Labour

Dear Editor, With regard to the Conservative MP, Christian Wakeford, defecting to Labour, when he was a whip in the Tony Blair administration Baroness Armstrong...

Thoughts on the football regulator as a Manchester City fan

After an opening salvo that the English game ‘lurches from crisis to crisis’ Tracey Crouch, MP admits, ‘there is so much to celebrate about...

Thoughts on a new report which identifies experiences of older people during the pandemic

A new report based on research conducted by Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group has identified experiences of older people living in areas of multiple...

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...

Nostalgia

Welcome home Brenda: Memories of the Hulme urban clearance

Our community reporter Bernard Leach has put together a short video with words from Brenda Hickey and old images from Hulme.  Brenda Hickey left Manchester...

IT’S A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY FROM STALYBRIDGE

Our Tameside reporter and magazine editor, Bob Alston has lived in this area of Greater Manchester since he got married in 1978 and is...

My 1976 ‘pilgrimage’ to Bethlehem as a kibbutz volunteer

In September 1976, just turned 19, I gave up my recently acquired ‘proper’ job, working in the Magistrates’ Clerk’s Office in Chorley, packed my...

Memories of Christmas day growing up: Rituals of Christmas Past

Here, our reporter Gill shares her memories of Christmas day when she was growing up and what is means to her. “Has he been?” That was...

Where I call home: From Salford to the big smoke and back again

Our Salford reporter Chris Vickers shares his experience of growing up in the area and his memories of the food, schools, shops, songs and...

Sport

Age UK Salford kicks off new walking football programme

In partnership with Foundation 92, Age UK Salford has launched a new walking football programme for older people in Albert Park, Broughton and Swinton. The...

Thoughts on the football regulator as a Manchester City fan

After an opening salvo that the English game ‘lurches from crisis to crisis’ Tracey Crouch, MP admits, ‘there is so much to celebrate about...

City in the Community programme supports people living with dementia

Our reporter Chris Vickers an avid Manchester City fan has been to the Etihad Stadium to check out a programme by City in the...

Walking Netball Clubs you can join in Greater Manchester

Looking to try something new or dip back into an old hobby at a more relaxed pace? A series of walking netball clubs are offering...

Hundreds raised for charity at Salford Community Walking Football Tournament

Our reporter Chris Vickers is a keen member of his local walking football club and shares some updates about their annual charity tournament, raising...

Renowned Manchester Photographer Comes Out Of Retirement at 90!

Renowned Manchester photographer, Sefton Samuels has come out of retirement – again – for his latest exhibition at the National Football Museum in Manchester. Sefton,...
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