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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... 

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... 
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