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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... 

Stolen puppy found after appeal from devastated owners

Stolen puppy found after appeal from devastated owners
A beloved puppy stolen during a burglary in Stretford has been reunited with his relieved owners. Five-month-old Bobbie was stolen during a burglary that took place on Hancock Street sometime between 2:30am and 3am on Tuesday 28 March 2017. Following a public appeal for his safe return, the Shih Tzu cross Maltese pup was found on a street in Withington on Saturday 8 April and taken to a vet where... 

The Commitments Palace Theatre Manchester until Saturday 8th April

The Commitments Palace Theatre Manchester until Saturday 8th April
Based on the BAFTA-Winning 1991 Film ‘The Commitments’ from the 1987 book by Dublin-born Roddy Doyle, this is a tale of down-at-heel Dubliners who form a band. ‘The Commitments’, which comes to Manchester after a successful two-year West End run, tells the story of Jimmy, played by Andrew Linnie, a young working class music fan living in the poor Dublin North side in 1986. Jimmy auditions a... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Grease, Palace Theatre, Manchester until Saturday 25th March 2017

Grease, Palace Theatre, Manchester until Saturday 25th March 2017
1950s Americana came to Manchester as ‘Grease’ the Musical roared into the Palace Theatre at the start of a UK tour. The iconic film ‘Grease’ was a massive hit in 1978, starring John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy. The Palace Theatre production features a young all-star cast, with Tom Parker from boy band The Wanted playing Danny. BBC TV ‘Over the Rainbow’ star Danielle... 

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... 
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