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More people in Greater Manchester will walk and cycle post-pandemic

Have you been walking and cycling more as a result of the lockdown? You might not be the only one, as a recent Greater...

Manchester’s much-loved and lost stores – Part 2

After taking a shopping trip down memory lane, so many more closed doors were opened, and more stores have come to light! What actually...

Four Greater Manchester chippies that have the nation hooked

As the saying goes, today's news is tomorrow's fish and chip paper - but in this instance, it would be an honour to be...

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...
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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....

Storytelling project has launched a crowdfunded to start a new chapter across GM

A creative project that promotes positive mental health in local communities through connection and storytelling has launched a Crowdfunder to increase its reach across...

Sing Yourself to Better Health sessions are back for Spring

Singing is a great way to lift your mood and improve your mental wellbeing, something a lot of us could benefit from right now....

This is where each Greater Manchester region gets its name from

Every word has an origin, so where does each region of Greater Manchester get its name from? Bolton Derived from the Old English word bothl-tun, meaning...

Childhood Memories: The tragic Wythenshawe air crash in 1957

A Salford creative writers' group has created a book called ‘Memories Unlocked’ during the pandemic, which shares tales of childhood memories.  Here, Colin Balmer from...

Childhood Memories: From homebaking to darts made of lolly sticks and dad’s Ford Zephyr

Tameside Reporter Bob Alston shares his memories of growing up in Manchester from time with his parents, brother, and dog Rex to special moments...
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