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Alias Kid Interview

Alias Kid Interview
After a busy 2015, Alias Kid are ready to take it to the next level. While supporting major international artists such as Happy Mondays and Black Grape last year, they took on some of the biggest stages and crowds and didn’t fail to impress! 2016 is going to be their year, Alias Kid are headlining their own gigs up and down the UK with a few festivals included. I managed to catch up... 

Kirsty Howard’s funeral: Hundreds of people donned pink in tribute

Kirsty Howard's funeral: Hundreds of people donned pink in tribute
Hundreds of people donned pink in tribute to courageous fundraiser Kirsty Howard at her funeral. The 20-year-old’s coffin was laid to rest at Southern Cemetery, in Chorlton, following a service at St Michael and All Angels Church. Crowds of mourners turned out to pay their respects as a cortège left Francis House in Disbury led by a horse-drawn hearse, made its way to the church in Wythenshawe. Applause... 

Funeral details for courageous fundraiser Kirsty Howard revealed

Funeral details for courageous fundraiser Kirsty Howard have been revealed. Kirsty, who was born with her heart back to front, died in the early hours of Saturday surrounded by her family.. Doctors gave her just weeks to live at the age of four, but Kirsty continued to defy medical opinion to spearhead a huge fundraising drive in Greater Manchester. Her tireless determination inspired world leaders,... 

Stay Safe this Autumn

Stay Safe this Autumn
The dark Autumn nights bring the challenge of staying safe, particularly around Halloween and Bonfire night. To help people stay safe at this time of year Greater Manchester Police target their resources in a crime and anti-social behaviour reduction campaign called Operation Treacle. At the same time, GMP and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service work to promote safety messages through their... 

Kirsty Howard who inspired celebrities and world leaders alike has died aged 20

Kirsty Howard who inspired celebrities and world leaders alike has died aged 20
Kirsty Howard was a courageous fundraiser who inspired celebrities and world leaders alike has died aged 20, defying doctors who gave her just weeks to live at the age of four. Kirsty Howard, who was born with her heart back to front, died in the early hours of Saturday surrounded by her family. Kirsty was the figurehead of Kirsty’s Appeal, a charitable foundation in her name, created to raise... 

Chinese President Visits Manchester and Manchester Airport

Chinese President Visits Manchester and Manchester Airport
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Manchester and Manchester Airport on Friday (Oct 23rd 2015). The trip to Manchester came on the last day of the President’s State visit to the UK. On Thursday night the Chinese leader stopped for a pint and a photo call with Prime Minister David Cameron at an Oxfordshire Pub. Talks and dinner with the Prime Minister at his home at Chequers followed and then President... 

Anti-austerity protest rally – 60,000 march through Manchester city centre

Anti-austerity protest rally - 60,000 march through Manchester city centre
Around 60,000 demonstrators descended on the city to protest outside the Conservative party conference’s base at Manchester Central as part of the #TakeBackMCR rally. Trade union chiefs and activists took part in a mass demonstration at the start of Tories conference on Sunday afternoon (Oct 4th 2015). The main stage area at All Saints Park on Oxford Road.was the meeting point to kickstart the march... 

The nation decides – have your say in the elections on May 7th

The nation decides – have your say in the elections on May 7th
The nation decides – have your say in the elections on May 7th The nation goes to the polls on Thursday, May 7th in the General and Local Elections. The future is, literally, in your hands and your votes will determine the way Manchester and the UK as a whole are governed for the next few years. That’s why campaigners in Wythenshawe Sale East are knocking on doors, delivering leaflets, attending... 

The Future of Northenden – Have Your Say – Deadline Sunday 26 April

The Future of Northenden - Have Your Say -  Deadline Sunday 26 April
Over the last few weeks, a survey asking residents to have their say on the future of Northenden has been dropping through the letterboxes of homes and businesses. This survey marks the next stage in the launch of new type of people power in Northenden, following the creation of a Northenden Neighbourhood Forum – backed by Act of Parliament – at the end of 2013. The results of this survey... 

Food Poverty Debate this Friday 14th November 4-5pm on WFM

Food Poverty Debate this Friday 14th November 4-5pm on WFM
Real Food Wythenshawe Organised a debate where the local community got to ask a panel of guests questions on what is being done to tackle food poverty in Wythenshawe. The panel Guests were, Gerry Flanagan (Chair), Maurice Barnes, Tracy Rawlins, Adam Dixon, Liz Grant, Young person representing WCHG.  Read More →

The Last Days of Troy – Royal Exchange Theatre – World Premiere –  until 7 June

The Last Days of Troy - Royal Exchange Theatre - World Premiere -  until 7 June
 Actors acted their socks off, spat their fury across the stage lights, beat their chests and waded in gore in a passionate portrayal of an ancient conflict in Simon Armitage’s The Last Days of Troy at the Royal Exchange Theatre.   In fact, so vivid was the portrayal of relentless warrior fury, at times it seemed as if the heroes of ancient and Greece and Troy might – just might –... 

20th Century Boy – Review

20th Century Boy  -  Review
Opera House, Manchester until Saturday 26 April Part musical, part family drama, 20th Century Boy delivers pathos, poignancy, power chords and an electrifying journey through the music of glam rock legend Marc Bolan. I found this a cathartic musical experience and a welcome relief from current chart sounds. I sensed that many of the audience, who would have been there first time around, probably felt... 

Bogus Police Officers in Northenden Alert

Bogus Police Officers in Northenden Alert
Police are warning residents to be vigilant after three distraction burglaries – including on in Northenden – were carried out by men claiming to be police officers. The first incident took place at about 1pm when two men approached the house of an 87-year-old woman on Bankfield Avenue, Heaton Norris on Tuesday 15 October. They claimed to be officers and forced their way in, went through... 

Mr Toasty helps Wythenshawe people get warm

Mr Toasty helps Wythenshawe people get warm
Prevent those winter chills and make your home warm and toasty now before it’s too late. That’s the message from Manchester City Council which is working with the Greater Manchester Energy Advice Service to make local homes warm and energy-efficient. Some homes in Wythenshawe still have little or no insulation so heat is just escaping through walls and roofs – and having an old central heating... 
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