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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...

Tired of running on empty? Get laced up ready for a Parkrun to keep fit

Ever feel like you are running on empty? There are 50,000 over 50s in Greater Manchester and we are apparently twice as likely to be...

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...

87-year-old Boxing Bill shows trainer the ropes

When Bill Kennedy started visiting Age UK Tameside two years ago, he had to use sticks to walk and was suffering badly from his...
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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...

Men kick-start fitness and friendships at Walking Football

Have you ever fancied a kick about but have been told you are 'past it'? Try telling that to Salford Community Walking Football, who...

On Yer Bike for Wigan’s Summer Shindig

Age UK Wigan Borough held its Summer Shindig at the DW Stadium to showcase the various ways people can keep moving and stay active...

Take up Tai Chi for your mind and body

The benefits of Tai Chi for older people are numerous. It is a low impact, relaxing form of exercise. Tai Chi can relieve the physical...

STRIKE A POSE: Bolton women discover love for yoga

While age does affect you in various ways, there’s a lot you can do to limit its impact on your body. Yoga is an...

Retirement does not have to mean game, set and match

Tennis enthusiasts are showing how they are smashing retirement and our reporter, Lesley Downing, joined players from the senior’s group at Prestwich Cricket, Tennis...
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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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“Then I will begin” - said Daphne Oxenford on the cult children’s TV programme “Listen With Mother” in January 1950. “Listen With Mother” was broadcast...

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