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Corrie legends open the world-famous Manchester Christmas Markets

Corrie legends open the world-famous Manchester Christmas Markets
Corrie Legends Les Dennis and Connor McIntyre were on hand to officially open this year’s Christmas Markets ahead of their appearance as the ugly sisters in the city’s panto production of Cinderella at the Opera House in Manchester Each year millions of visitors flock to the city for the festive attraction that spreads across the city centre squares with hundreds of market stalls selling mouth-watering... 

New attraction at the Manchester Markets – The Ice Village

New attraction at the Manchester Markets - The Ice Village
Corrie Legends Les Dennis and Connor McIntyre Opened this years Christmas Markets as well as The Ice Village attraction which is brand new to Manchester this year featuring 250 tonnes of hand carved ice sculptures, ice bars, Santa’s grotto and an ice rink – the Ice Village has something for all the family. Set against a backdrop of snow-covered trees and twinkling lights, there is lots... 

FILM REVIEW- THE GHOUL- B.I.F.A. The British Independent Film Association

FILM REVIEW- THE GHOUL- B.I.F.A. The British Independent Film Association
WRITTEN BY TRETRE WFM RADIO 97.2   You could be forgiven for thinking you were going to see a horror movie if, like me, you don’t read the synopsis. As for a horror movie, this could be interpreted as horror of the mind, for the lead actor. A vivid and powerful film that takes you on an incredible journey, a journey few of us could ever imagine in our worst nightmare but could very easily... 

Save the Last Dance for Me, Palace Theatre, Manchester until Saturday 2 July

Save the Last Dance for Me, Palace Theatre, Manchester until Saturday 2 July
Set in the summer of 1963, ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’, is a musical which follows the adventures of schoolgirl sisters, Jennifer (Lola Saunders) and Marie (Elizabeth Carter) who set off from Luton to Lowestoft for a caravan holiday without mum and dad, eager for sun, sea, sand and boys. Their teenage dreams are quickly spoilt by the not-so- sunny Lowestoft, where the only bit of excitement to... 

Referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union

Referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union
It’s decision time in the Referendum on June 23 and the choice you will be asked to make is whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union. WFM 97.2 will be presenting opinions from either side of the debate. Our coverage starts this week. Check our website for updates on when to listen. Listen out for our interview with Afzal Khan, North West... 

Amazing images from Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic ‘Endurance’ expedition

Amazing images from Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic 'Endurance' expedition
If you want to shiver late into April then the icy arctic scenes on show in this free exhibition at Manchester’s Central Library will put you in the mood. ‘Enduring Eye’ is a photographic record of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s exploration of the Antarctic from 1914-17.  You can see newly-digitised images which reveal previously unseen details of the crew’s epic struggle for survival before and... 

Chief’s Constable’s commendation for mystery man who saved woman’s life

Chief’s Constable’s commendation for mystery man who saved woman’s life
A mystery hero who was tracked doing using social media after saving the life of a stranger has been given a commendation by Greater Manchester Police’s Chief Constable. Captain Sam Hairsine, 34, made the headlines back in January when GMP appealed for information on his identity after the incident on Arch Bridge in Hulme. A suicidal woman had climbed over the railings on the bridge, threatening... 

Commendation for PCSOs who provided ‘‘kindness beyond belief’’ to elderly residents

Commendation for PCSOs who provided ‘‘kindness beyond belief’’ to elderly residents
Two Police Community Support Officers who spent time with two lonely, elderly residents whilst off duty are being given a Chief Constable’s Commendation this week. Carli Malone and Rachel Bedford, both Greater Manchester Police PCSOs, were recognised by Chief Constable Ian Hopkins at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 19 April. The two officers came to the Chief’s attention earlier this year when their... 

Goodbye St Wilfrid’s

Goodbye St Wilfrid's
Greg Forster shares 36 years of Northenden memories with WFM 97.2   In a wide-ranging interview, recently-retired Rector of Northenden, Greg Forster, reflects on his career, life in Northenden, the state of belief in the UK, and the role of the Church of England in the 21st century. You can listen on 97.2 FM or online on wfmradio.org at the following times:   Sunday March 27th 6.00 pm Part... 

Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner meets with ex-offenders who have turned their lives around

Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner meets with ex-offenders who have turned their lives around
Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner has praised retailer Timpson for helping ex-offenders turn their lives around. The Wythenshawe family-run retailer, known for its locksmith and shoe-repair services, describes itself as a real equal opportunities employer, considering anyone for vacancies as long as they are able to do the job. This includes ex-offenders and other marginalised... 

240 DRUG DRIVERS CAUGHT IN NINE MONTHS

240 DRUG DRIVERS CAUGHT IN NINE MONTHS
Greater Manchester Police caught 240 drug drivers in nine months following on from introduction of new legislation. On 2nd March 2015 new legislation was introduced, which set limits for 17 legal and illegal drugs and made it easier for officers to detect drug drivers. New kit was also launched, enabling officers to test motorists for cannabis or cocaine at the roadside using a saliva sample. Between... 

Neighbourhood officer to receive Chief Constable’s commendation for rescuing former England footballer

Neighbourhood officer to receive Chief Constable’s commendation for rescuing former England footballer
A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) will be honoured by Greater Manchester Police’s Chief Constable for rescuing an 86-year-old former England footballer who was stranded for six hours while walking his dog. Tommy Banks, who made around 250 appearances for Bolton Wanderers Football Club during his career, was reported missing at 5:30pm on Friday 12th February after he went out walking his 10-year-old... 

Let it Be, Opera House, Manchester until Saturday 6th March

Let it Be, Opera House, Manchester until Saturday 6th March
Roll up, roll up for the Mystery Tour! The Let it Be audience had a Ticket to Ride for the best musical journey in town when this exuberant celebration of the musical magic of the Beatles came to Manchester’s Opera House this week. The wheels started rolling and the momentum of this scintillating journey built slowly, with timeless early Beatles tunes played against a minimalist set to reflect... 

ALL THE FUN AT THE CIRCUS!!

ALL THE FUN AT THE CIRCUS!!
Friday night and it’s Opening Night at CIRCUS FUNTASIA here in Wythenshawe Park. My colleague, Ian Hills and I are invited back once again to this evening of acrobatical fun. We had the pleasure of going along last year too. It was FABULOUS! Could they possibly transcend 2015’s performance?? We arrived and were greeted like old friends, and It was a wonderful feeling. We were shown to our... 
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