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Remembering Frank Sidebottom – a cult figure on the Manchester comedy and music scene

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of the talented Chris Sievey (the man behind the papier mâché head of Frank Sidebottom). Chris,...

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...

‘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...

What’s for tea, Christine?

Some people are sailing along thinking, I am going to make the most of the weather, and enjoy a constant stream of entertainment and delight...
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What’s for tea, Christine?

Some people are sailing along thinking, I am going to make the most of the weather, and enjoy a constant stream of entertainment and delight...

Grandad and market gardener raises hundreds of pounds for a charity close to his heart

GREEN FINGERED grandad and market gardener found himself in a bit of a pickle in lockdown after growing hundreds of vegetable and flower plants.  But...

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...

Growing up in Ashton-on-Mersey in the Fifties

Talking About My Generation reader Jane Thompson shares a snapshot of memories of growing up in Ashton-on-Mersey in the 1950s: with a tour through...

Our reporter volunteers at new response hub in Trafford during health crisis

Two new community response hubs have been set up in Trafford to support those who are self-isolating due to being at high risk from...

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...
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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

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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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