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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...

Material girl scoops heritage award for work that brings community together with creativity

Material girl - Taslima Ahmed - has been given a National Lottery Heritage award for her work in bringing communities together with creativity and...

My cancer battle will not stop me from helping homeless in virtual fundraising walk

A virtual 24-hour relay event takes place this week to raise thousands of pounds to help put an end to homelessness in Greater Manchester. The...

Give a little love: New John Lewis Xmas ad inspired by kindness during pandemic

Well, it is that time of year again folks. John Lewis has released its latest Christmas offering in advert form. A much anticipated event...

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Give a little love: New John Lewis Xmas ad inspired by kindness during pandemic

Well, it is that time of year again folks. John Lewis has released its latest Christmas offering in advert form. A much anticipated event...

Book review: Anne of Green Gables

Renewing a friendship with Anne Shirley One of the most touching scenes in all of the Anne Shirley books is when Matthew Cuthbert presents Anne...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: Keeping busy, being creative and optimistic woke me up

As part of our Mind Yer 'Ed series, Stephen Cuddy, aged 60, shares his experience of the pandemic and how he’s used cooking and...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: Helping others has given me a source of strength

As part of our Mind Yer 'Ed series, Steve Sherry, chair of his local LGBT group in Bolton, shares his experience of the coronavirus...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: I felt like Robinson Crusoe, staying connected is vital

As part of our Mind Yer 'Ed series, Ed Seager from Tameside tells us he has a new-found appreciation for the people around him...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: Zoom, music and keeping my partner healthy has kept me going

As part of our Mind Yer 'Ed series, Helen Hallam, a member of Manchester’s Out in the City group shares her experience of the...

Art & Culture

Christmas 2020 in Our Place

Hark how Our Place rings A chance to celebrate good news Vaccines have been discovered And after 9 months of lock down We look forward to Christmas with...

What’s for Tea, Pauline? Chilli Sin Carne

Manchester reporter, Pauline Smith, shares her recipe for Chilli Sin Carne - for all the veggie out there. We hope you enjoy! Chilli sin carne (for...

Starlings and Giants

Bury reporter, Lesley Downing, shares this poem having being inspired by a recent visit to Stonehenge: Starlings and Giants Starlings nest at Stonehenge, Tucked in corners, between...

Book review: Anne of Green Gables

Renewing a friendship with Anne Shirley One of the most touching scenes in all of the Anne Shirley books is when Matthew Cuthbert presents Anne...

All FM wants your voices on the radio!

A new project led by Manchester radio station ALLFM is looking to broadcast the voices of 100 Manchester people, who will all be aged...

Enjoy Manchester’s newest ‘art gallery’ – in 50 shop windows

A new art trail has transformed Manchester's windows and spaces into an 'open air' art gallery which takes you on a creative journey around...

Podcasts

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

St Barbara’s Twigs: Christmas decorations from the greenery in our gardens

“So we cut a few branches like this,” my father would say every year. He was taking cuttings from our forsythia bush that was...

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...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: Keeping busy, being creative and optimistic woke me up

As part of our Mind Yer 'Ed series, Stephen Cuddy, aged 60, shares his experience of the pandemic and how he’s used cooking and...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: Helping others has given me a source of strength

As part of our Mind Yer 'Ed series, Steve Sherry, chair of his local LGBT group in Bolton, shares his experience of the coronavirus...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: I felt like Robinson Crusoe, staying connected is vital

As part of our Mind Yer 'Ed series, Ed Seager from Tameside tells us he has a new-found appreciation for the people around him...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: Zoom, music and keeping my partner healthy has kept me going

As part of our Mind Yer 'Ed series, Helen Hallam, a member of Manchester’s Out in the City group shares her experience 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

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...

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...

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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