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50,000 residents to get a ‘keeping well at home’ booklet

A new booklet welcomed by the Mayor of Greater Manchester is being sent to 50,000 residents to help them stay well at home during...

‘Virtual Village Hall’ launches to beat the boredom

A 'virtual village hall' has been launched to give people a chance to enjoy activities they would usually find at their local community hub...

Brew buddies wanted as crisis calls double to LGBT Foundation in lockdown

The LGBT Foundation is urging people to sign up as brew buddies for its new befriending service to support vulnerable people living alone across...

Former nurse calls for more support for our NHS and nurses worldwide beyond COVID19

A former nurse from Bury urges us all to support our NHS through this world crisis and beyond – on World Health Day. Today the...
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Updates on community COVID-19 support across Greater Manchester

UPDATED FRIDAY 1ST MAY There is no better place to be than Manchester for community spirit. People from across our region are self-organising to protect...

NOW POSTPONED! Line-up announced for #MyGenFest celebration event and free tickets available NOW

*We are sorry to report that this event is now postponed - we will be in touch regarding a rescheduled event in due course.  The...

Being Transgender – The Pain and the Glory

Around 1957 I discovered that I was different, as I am what is now called transgender or trans. Back then I was only nine...

VOLUNTEERING: IS A TWO-WAY STREET

Chair of Age UK Bury Joan Rees, has been volunteering for more than 25 years, having first volunteered at the charity's Jubilee Centre in...

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...

PEARLS OF WISDOM ON VOLUNTEERING

After a life’s work in various public sector roles, all of them involved in helping others, Lynda Gardner still feels that she wants to...
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Being Transgender: the hurt and the pain

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Murder, mayhem and shenanigans: Stockport writer pens book about his hometown

Reddish-based writer Nick Fisher's newest book describes Stockport's colourful history, covering anything from celebrity sightings to it's own unsavoury characters. The book, Hardmen Gangsters Jokers...

New Facebook page celebrates Salford’s wildlife

Wildlife loving Salford residents have come together to share their photography, advice, and queries about wildlife around the city. The Salford Wildlife Facebook page was set...

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