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Listen to WFM 97.2 interviews with Wythenshawe parliamentary candidates

Listen to WFM 97.2 interviews with Wythenshawe parliamentary candidates
Voters are going to the polls in the General Election on June 8. WFM 97.2’s News Team carried out a series of in-depth interviews with the candidates who are competing for your vote. This is your chance to go beyond the world of news sound bites and hear in detail what these candidates believe in and what they say they will do for Wythenshawe and for the country if you elect them as your MP. [Pictures... 

Listen to WFM 97.2 interviews with Mayor of Greater Manchester election candidates

Listen to WFM 97.2 interviews with Mayor of Greater Manchester election candidates
Wythenshawe voters will head to the polling stations on Thursday this week to elect a Mayor for Greater Manchester Voters in Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan will make their choice from eight candidates who are bidding to become the region’s first elected Mayor. The Mayor will replace the interim Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner,... 

Review: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games Palace Theatre Manchester April 2017

Review: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games  Palace Theatre Manchester April 2017
Manchester-born James Keegan steps into the shoes of the legendary Michael Flatley – a very hard act to follow – in Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. Michael Flatley, who with Riverdance brought Irish dance to the world stage, is creator, producer, director and choreographer of the production. With Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games selling out in theatres, arenas and stadiums around... 

GMP long service award for former officer after 52 years in policing

GMP long service award for former officer after 52 years in policing
A former police officer has received a long service award after 20 years of service with GMP bringing his total time working in policing to 52 years.  John Baron MBE, 69, began his policing career as a cadet at just 16 years old. He became a fully-fledged officer two years later, and achieved the rank of Detective Constable.  After 32 years and the amalgamation of Cheshire and Manchester Police,... 

Review: My Country; a work in progress at HOME Manchester until Saturday 22 April

Review: My Country; a work in progress at HOME Manchester until Saturday 22 April
I watched My Country; a work in progress at HOME on the day the Prime Minister announced a general election would be held in June. This play provides a timely reminder of the real people, the real voices, the real hearts, hurts, and hopes that travel to polling stations to leave their marks on the ballot paper. In the months following the Brexit vote in June 2016, a team of interviewers from the National... 

Listen to WFM 97.2 to find out what Wythenshawe people are saying about Brexit

Listen to WFM 97.2 to find out what Wythenshawe people are saying about Brexit
  Prime Minister, Theresa May, triggered Article 50 On Wednesday 29th March and began the process of taking Britain out of the European Union. Just hours after this historic event, WFM 97.2’s News Team asked local people what they had to say about Brexit. People who voted both leave and remain shared with us their hopes and fears for a Britain outside the European Union. You can hear what Wythenshawe... 

Listen to WFM 97.2 to learn the secrets of the Victorian Lodging House

Listen to WFM 97.2 to learn the secrets of the Victorian Lodging House
Wythenshawe FM takes you on a revealing journey into the heart of darkness in Victorian England in our special two-part radio feature, The Secret History of the Victorian Lodging House. Wythenshawe FM was there when Joseph O’Neill gave a talk based on his book of the same name to the University of the Third Age in Wythenshawe. You can listen to this talk on WFM 97.2 and learn about the struggle faced... 

Competition You’ve Got a Friend The Music of James Taylor & Carole King

Competition  You've Got a Friend The Music of James Taylor & Carole King
Wythenshawe FM 97.2 is running a competition for you to win tickets to see a fabulous new musical at Stockport Plaza You’ve Got a Friend – The Music of James Taylor and Carole King features the unforgettable music of these iconic singer-songwriters. It’s a heart-warming story filled with the music that shaped a generation, including classic hits like ‘I Feel the Earth Move’, ‘Will... 

GMP response to horrific events in London

GMP response to horrific events in London
Greater Manchester Police has issued the following statement today following the deadly attacks on Westminster Bridge and the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday, 22 March. Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts of Greater Manchester Police, said: “Our thoughts remain with all those affected by the horrific events in London yesterday. “The profound impact of these attacks has been felt across all our... 

Online daters warned to be vigilant by police

Online daters warned to be vigilant by police
  Greater Manchester Police is supporting a nationwide ‘Get Safe Online: Romance Fraud Campaign.’ Romance Fraud involves a victim being tricked on the basis of feigned romantic feelings by gaining their affection and using that goodwill to commit fraud against them. Action Fraud recently announced that a report of romance fraud is recorded every three hours in the UK. Detective Inspector Martin... 

WFM 97.2’s Community Media Crew in the spotlight as BBC films in Wythenshawe

WFM 97.2's Community Media Crew in the spotlight as BBC films in Wythenshawe
The Community Media Crew is a media organisation which gives its members the chance to broadcast on our very own WFM 97.2. The group is also involved in film and director training projects and it’s even hoping to screen one of its latest films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Community Media Crew recently found itself in the spotlight as the work it does with a mixed-ability group... 

Manchester Christmas Lights Switch-On Friday, November 4th at 7.30pm

Manchester Christmas Lights Switch-On Friday, November 4th at 7.30pm
Get set for Christmas with live entertainment and a fireworks extravaganza at Manchester Christmas Lights Switch on, starting at 7.30pm on Friday November 4th. Thousands of people are expected to flock to this free event in Albert Square which will feature a host of entertainment for all the family. The winner of last year’s X-Factor competition, Louisa Johnson, will perform live. Appearing on Clean... 

Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show, Opera House, Manchester – October 24th

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show, Opera House, Manchester - October 24th
A riot of swaggering semi-nudity, lechery and joyfully anarchic anthems – the Rocky Horror Show is 43 years old and still electrifyingly subversive. In a lip-smacking warm up for Halloween, the audience at Manchester’s Opera House enjoyed the thrills and spills of this musical romp, where the lascivious Frank-N-Furter entertains sweet, innocent and newly-engaged Brad and Janet after their... 

Sunny Afternoon – Opera House, Manchester

Sunny Afternoon - Opera House, Manchester
Sunny Afternoon – Opera House, Manchester Loud guitars and some of the most memorable riffs in rock history are not the only things to recommend the joyful nostalgia-fest that is ‘Sunny Afternoon’. The musical, featuring the music of the Kinks, started its UK tour at the Opera House in Manchester after a West End run which brought it the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2015. In... 
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