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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...
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Features

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...

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...
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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...

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