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Portrait of Black Britain: Growing up in Moss Side

As part of the Manchester International Festival, the Portrait of Black Britain, created and conceived by Cephas Williams, profiled a range of Black people...

Residents flocked to Festival Oldham in the sun – along with some feathered friends

Residents flocked to Parliament Square and Gallery Oldham Gardens - alongside some feathered friends to enjoy the weekend sun at Festival Oldham and Pride...

“He doesn’t show any signs of stopping”: Visiting the Marcus Rashford Mural in Manchester

One of our community reporters, Lesley Downing from Bury, has paid a visit to the Marcus Rashford mural in South Manchester and shares her...

Answer Cancer helping to raise awareness screening in Salford

Age UK Salford is supporting a Greater Manchester-wide campaign – Answer Cancer to help raise awareness and improve the uptake of screening, which can...

News in your area

Greater Manchester Environment Fund secures £100,000 to help local nature recover

The Greater Manchester Environment Fund (GMEF) has been awarded £100,000 of funding from the government to help look after and restore nature across the...

Full-list of coronavirus rule changes from today

The government has gone ahead with their plan to ease all coronavirus restrictions from July 19 despite mixed opinions across the UK - and...

Memories and memorabilia from the 1966 Football World Cup

One of our very own reporters, Chris Vickers from Salford, took part in a Sky News special feature looking back on the 1966 Football...

Creative ways to stay entertained at home

Please note: this article contains marketing affiliate links It's the end of a long day, and you're all alone at home. Suddenly, that feeling of...

Vandalised mural repaired by artist as messages of support for Marcus Rashford continue

People continue to leave messages of support at the vandalised mural of Marcus Rashford - which today has been restored by street artist Akse,...

LGBT Foundation looking for new 50+ board representative

The Pride in Ageing Advisory Group, part of the LGBT Foundation, is particularly looking for people of colour, trans & non-binary applicants over the...

Art & Culture

Freedom Day in Our Place

Monday 19th July will you feel free will you be frightened to use the bus or tram or visit the supermarket on Freedom Day in Our Place?   Are you...

Creative ways to stay entertained at home

Please note: this article contains marketing affiliate links It's the end of a long day, and you're all alone at home. Suddenly, that feeling of...

A daughter’s grief shared: Notes on Grief Manchester International Festival 2021

One of our reporters Gill James has been to watched 'Notes on Grief', a performance at the Exchange Auditorium, which is running as part...

Installation: The long waited, weighted, gathering at Manchester International Festival

Our reporter Gill James has paid a visit to The long waited, weighted, gathering by Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost. The immersive installation is on display...

Over 50: Money Issues, Employment and Hope After Covid

This article contains affiliate marketing links The financial fallout of the pandemic is yet to be fully experienced by individuals - so what can we...

Creative writing adventures: Writing the park

Our reporter Gill James has been keeping herself busy with creative writing exercises. As we ease out of lockdown, you may find yourself out...

Podcasts

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...

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

Meet the NHS volunteers on the frontline

Bury reporter, Lesley Downing, introduces us to fellow Fairfield Hospital volunteers in celebration of Volunteers' Week (1-7th June) I have been volunteering on the main...

Coming out of Lockdown: Looking after our Mental Health

How will you feel as you start to live the kind of life you lived before March 2020? Will you want to mingle with...

Blooming garden sale success for Dementia Awareness Week

The week (commencing May 17, 2021) was Dementia Awareness Week. As a carer for wife Liz, who suffers from this terrible disease, Paul Muldoon...

Iconic TV shows and films shot in Greater Manchester

There's nothing more exciting than spotting your hometown in your favourite TV show or film, and it's even more impressive when you spot a...

Litter Queen: 70 bags for a 70th birthday bash

For some 40 years, Veronica Scotton was a professional childminder, rated as outstanding by Ofsted. A key component of her job was to carry...

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...

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Letters

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...

Letter: “Bah Humbug on Covid Christmas”

Bury reporter Lesley Downing shares her views on Christmas...what do you think? Share your views by emailing [email protected] 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...

Nostalgia

Kaleidoscope: Toys, games and sweet treats from my childhood

Judith Barrie from SWit’CH writers, based in Swinton at Critchley Community Hub has recalled her memories of toys, games and sweets when she was...

Childhood memories: Playing in nature and befriending local cats

Judith Barrie from SWit’CH writers, based in Swinton at Critchley Community Hub has recalled her memories playing out, discovering plants and making friends with local...

Memories of my mother

Judith Barrie from SWit’CH writers, based in Swinton at Critchley Community Hub shares touching memories of her mother, from her 'endless' knitting to her humourous...

Childhood memories: The joy of reading

Judith Barrie from SWit’CH writers, based in Swinton at Critchley Community Hub remembers her love of reading when she was younger and visiting the local...

School Days: Needlework, Harvest Festivals and the 11 Plus

Judith Barrie from SWit’CH writers, based in Swinton at Critchley Community Hub has recalled her memories of infant school... all the way up to the...

Sport

Memories and memorabilia from the 1966 Football World Cup

One of our very own reporters, Chris Vickers from Salford, took part in a Sky News special feature looking back on the 1966 Football...

New English Football Hall of Fame exhibition in Manchester

The National Football Museum has re-opened its doors after 200 days of closures with a brand new exhibition dedicated to 50 of the game’s...

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...
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