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Covid 19 changes direction for voluntary drivers in Rochdale

Following our feature on Heywood, Middleton Rochdale Circle, our Reporter Mike Dodd caught up with volunteer drivers Liesl Beckles and Allan Seager to find out how one...

The new ‘Rochdale Pioneers’: social club for the over 50s attracts international attention

Rochdale and Oldham reporter Mike Dodd introduces us to and takes us behind the scenes of a social group of which he is a...

Royal Exchange Theatre’s Elders Company hosts virtual drama workshops

The Royal Exchange Theatre’s Elders Company has moved its regular workshops, including its twice-monthly Elders Monday’s meet-ups, to virtual sessions that can be accessed...

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...
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‘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...

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...

Strictly Fun – how one couple turned their passion into a career

Alan and Ginny Newman thought it was plain sailing from now on. Alan had worked as a joiner in the same firm since he...

LIVING LIBRARY CHALLENGES AGEING STEREOTYPES

Our Talking About My Generation campaign reporters hosted a Living Library at Manchester Central Library – to help break ageing stereotypes and shine a...
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