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Wigan crafter uses skills to support COVID 19 response – and receives MBE

A keen knitter, sewist and craftist from Wigan has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Michele Nel, from Standish, has received an MBE...

Wigan community hero awarded British Empire Medal

A Wigan resident who has dedicated his life to community work has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for services to...

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...

It’s National Fish and Chip Day… What’s your order?

Fish 'n' Chips, Chip Supper or Chippy tea is a staple brit takeaway treat, whether you're at the seaside or needing some late-night nosh...
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Call for women to join Greater Manchester gender equality panel

There are only a few weeks left to join a new panel that will help to help combat inequalities that women and girls are...

Volunteers needed: Become a rock radio DJ from your own home

Greater Manchester Rock Radio, the online community radio station, is looking for new volunteers; from presenters and writers to researchers and people to cover...

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...

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...

From Wales to Wigan – memories of the Casino Club

Member of the TAMG community, Steven Jones, shares his account of making the pilgrimage from Llanraheadr-ym-Mochnant to Wigan in a quest to Keep The...

Super grandparents dedicate retirement to fundraising for their grandson with a rare genetic condition

Super gran and granddad dedicate retirement to fundraising for their grandson and other children with a rare genetic condition. Whether it is organising local collections,...
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