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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...

Memories of spending Saturday’s ‘Donkey Stoning’ for 6d spends

Our Tameside reporter, Bob, revisits a time when he would get on his hands and knees to carry out “stoning the step” for his...

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...

From the Mills of the North West to the National Portrait Gallery – Part 2

FROM THE MILLS OF THE NORTH WEST TO THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY – the story of Sefton Samuels PART 2 In part two Sefton talks...
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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...

From the Mills of the North West to the National Portrait Gallery – Part 1

FROM THE MILLS OF THE NORTH WEST TO THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY – the story of Sefton Samuels PART 1 Our Tameside reporter Bob Alston...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: I felt like Robinson Crusoe, staying connected is vital

As part of our Mind Yer 'Ed series, Ed Seager from Tameside tells us he has a new-found appreciation for the people around him...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: I didn’t feel like it, but did it anyway!

As part of our Talking About My Generation, mental health series: Mind Yer ‘Ed, our Tameside reporter Bob Alston has shared many a walk...

The rise of the cybercriminal: Older people scammed out of more than £2.4m during lockdown

The pandemic has seen a spike in cybercriminals targeting older people who have been scammed out of more than £2.4m during lockdown due to...

Bleaklow Bomber: the plane wreck that lies in the Peak District

There have been multiple airplane crashes over the North West Pennines, as it is a notorious flight path with its many undulations, particularly in...
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