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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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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...

Mum turns lifetime love of vintage into a business, empowered by her diagnosis of autism

Just a few months before hitting the big 50, Lynne Abbott, received a life-changing diagnosis of autism. For some this would be difficult to take,...

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...

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...

Wigan women re-write the rules on retirement

Three grandmas from Wigan discovered a new chapter in their lives by taking up writing in their retirement – and have since gone on...

Retired assistant chief fire officer 86-year-old Bernard went back to work for the day

Retired Wigan Chief Fire Officer Bernard went back to work for the day at Wigan fire station - almost 40 years after retirement. Bernard managed...
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