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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... 

Live bands to super-charge Manchester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on

Live bands to super-charge Manchester’s Christmas Lights Switch-on
X-Factor favourite, James Arthur, and new kids on the block, The Vamps, have been announced as the headline acts to push the button at Manchester’s Christmas Lights switch-on. Manchester’s Christmas celebrations will kick off from 7pm on Friday 8 November with an evening of high-energy live entertainment in front of an audience of thousands – culminating in a dramatic firework finale. Albert... 

Save the NHS National Demonstration

Save the NHS National Demonstration
Conservative Party delegates gathered for their annual party conference in Manchester this week, amid tight security. The start of the conference, on Sunday 29 September, attracted more than 50,000 protestors who marched through the streets around the conference centre shouting slogans meant to be heard by the delegates inside. It was billed as the Save the NHS National Demonstration and organised... 

Greater manchester POLICE APPRENTICE SCHEME

Greater manchester POLICE APPRENTICE SCHEME
Young people are being invited to apply now to take part in a Greater Manchester Police apprenticeship scheme. The lucky recruits will form part of a team of around 50 apprentice Operational Support Officers. They’ll work alongside police officers and staff and receive on-the-job training to help develop skills in areas like customer service, office administration and IT support. Greater Manchester... 

Wythenshawe FM have received a grant from Music Matters

Wythenshawe FM have received a grant from Music Matters
The partnership of Music Matters and John Lewis has a long tradition of supporting music and annually makes donations to groups through Music Matters on a national, regional and local level. To qualify applicants must make an outstanding contribution and difference to the local community and expected to have a charitable purpose. John Lewis postroom partner John Keane received a grant for £500 from... 

Coriander Restaurant Opens In Cholton

Coriander Restaurant Opens In Cholton
Coriander, Chorlton opened it’s doors for the first time on June 5th 2013. Owner, Matin Abdul opened Coriander, Chorlton in 2004 after developing his unique concept – great tasting, traditional Bengali and Indian food without all the harmful colourings, testing salts and MSG used in almost all Asian restaurants across the globe. Some of the dishes on Corianders menu have been tested and refined... 

Wythenshawe FM listeners urged to help the search for Snuggles

Wythenshawe FM listeners urged to help the search for Snuggles
A heartbroken dog owner is asking WFM listeners to help her find her beloved pet Yorkie, Snuggles. Snuggles is a grey-coloured, medium-sized Yorkie who may be wearing a pink collar. As you can see from the picture, she’s recently had her fur trimmed. She went on the run with another family dog, Princess, on Thursday [30 May] after a gate at her home may have been left open, says owner Danielle Mitchell,... 

Manchester Turns Red

Manchester Turns Red
Manchester turned red as United’s victory parade celebrated a record 20th league title. It was also retiring manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s farewell that the city that he has put right at the centre of the world’s footballing map. Paul Scholes is not one for the limelight, but he will be waving goodbye to fans for the last time after deciding to hang up his boots. The parade began... 

Manchester Health Academy wins the Gold Award

Manchester Health Academy wins the Gold Award
Manchester Health Academy won the Gold Go4It Award for all the work that the Academy does around developing those skills recognised by employers as being key to employability. Nicole Castillo Yr 8 and Jordan Egerton Yr 10 along with the Vice Principal Mrs Gorman were invited to receive the award on behalf of the Academy at the House of Lords by Lord Knight of Weybridge, on Monday 29 April 2013. This... 

MANCHESTER HEALTH ACADEMY WINS PLACE TO CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO

MANCHESTER HEALTH ACADEMY WINS PLACE TO CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO
Manchester Health Academy has beaten off stiff competition from 500 schools across the country to win a place on a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro this summer with children’s charity, the Transformation Trust. Year 12 & 13 students, Bradley Good, James O’Brien and Katie Walker and Mr Dominic Maguire will complete the climb with three other schools in August. Each student will be paired with a Business... 

Piccadilly Gardens showing its star quality

Piccadilly Gardens showing its star quality
Piccadilly Gardens is showing its star quality this week, welcoming a brand new attraction that will leave visitors reaching for the sky and give Manchester a new icon on the city skyline. The Manchester Starflyer, a Mellors Group attraction, is similar to the traditional chair-flyer rides, but with one exceptional difference – altitude! The Starflyer, the newest sensation in the world of tower rides,... 

Statement from Sir Peter Fahy re: serial sex offenders 12 March 2013

Statement from Sir Peter Fahy re: serial sex offenders 12 March 2013
The failings identified in the Jimmy Saville case could happen all over again, says Chief Constable of GMP Sir Peter Fahy. He said the many reports and comments made on this and other cases of serial sexual offenders are not addressing some of the fundamental underlying issues and rather seek individual members of staff to blame. Sir Peter said: “Although we now have had a police national database... 

Changes to Housing Benefits

Changes to Housing Benefits
  Have you heard about the changes to the housing benefit system?  Do you live in a Parkway Green or Willow Park property or other housing association home and have some or all of your rent paid by the council or housing benefit? There are changes coming in next April that mean if you are under 61 and claiming housing benefit then this could affect you! This is part of the government’s Welfare... 
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