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Early Doors by Craig Cash and Phil Mealey Lowry Theatre

Early Doors by Craig Cash and Phil Mealey Lowry Theatre
Lowry Theatre, Salford, 4th September 2018   Review by Ian Hills, Wythenshawe FM 97.2 Early Doors, based in a Stockport pub, showing at the Lowry Theatre, is a night of good humour and laughter. A BBC 2 sitcom from 15 years ago with a cult following, turned into a stage show, would seem a risky business but, with writers Craig Cash (the co-writer along with Caroline Aherne of ‘The Royle Family’... 

Cilla the Musical, Lyric Theatre, Lowry Theatre Salford

Cilla the Musical, Lyric Theatre, Lowry Theatre Salford
Review by Ian Hills Wythenshawe FM 97.2 1960’s Liverpool music history sails along the Manchester Ship Canal and docks at the Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. CILLA – THE MUSICAL is the new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically-acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope. It tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool... 

WFM 97.2 celebrating as the radio station bags a supermarket clean sweep

WFM 97.2 celebrating as the radio station bags a supermarket clean sweep
Volunteers at WFM 97.2 would like to say a big thank you to residents of M22 and M23, and beyond, who have supported Wythenshawe’s community radio station in recent supermarket tokens’ appeals and bag packing fundraising events. Shoppers at Tesco Extra in Baguley, Tesco Metro in Northenden, Asda, and its satellite outlets, responded to the usual tokens’ appeals and Tesco Bags of Help and Asda’s... 

Guided walk explores 1,000 years of Northenden history on Sunday 26th August

Guided walk explores 1,000 years of Northenden history on Sunday 26th August
Local people are invited to join the fun of the Northenden Boat race and then take part in a guided walk exploring 1,000 years of Northenden history. Starting at 3pm on Sunday 26th August, the walk sets off from the wall post-box at St. Wilfrid’s Church, opposite Cromwell Cottage on Ford Lane. Guide, Stephen Evans, will share his local knowledge and talk about: Grisly events at Bradley Gate, 1902... 

Hello, hello, hello….to new Museum Curator

Hello, hello, hello….to new Museum Curator
There has been an arresting development at the Greater Manchester Police Museum in Manchester city centre. Katie Henderson has copped the top job and joined the GMP Museum to lead it as the new curator. The museum is currently one of the top rated attractions in Manchester on TripAdvisor and more than 17,000 people visit the GMP Museum every year. With more than 10 years’ experience of working... 

Panel to support Greater Manchester’s night-time economy adviser unveiled

Panel to support Greater Manchester’s night-time economy adviser unveiled
Greater Manchester’s first ever night-time economy adviser, Sacha Lord, has unveiled a panel of leading figures from across the city-region to support his work in improving Greater Manchester’s nightlife and night-time economy. The night-time economy is deemed to run from 6pm and 6am. Around 414,000 people in the city-region work in jobs or businesses that are significantly active at night, comprising... 

MMU and GMP partnership allows seized drugs to be tested in Manchester city centre

MMU and GMP partnership allows seized drugs to be tested in Manchester city centre
MMU and GMP have teamed up to bring a state-of-the-art, fully equipped forensic laboratory to a city centre police station in the country’s first initiative of it’s kind. Using the new equipment from Manchester Metropolitan University, police will be able to quickly tell what is in the drugs they have seized, whether they could be particularly dangerous to users, and also build an accurate... 

Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman was injured by burglars in Northenden

Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman was injured by burglars in Northenden
At around 9pm on 16th August, the 95-year-old woman was in the living room of her home on Homewood Road when five males climbed in through a small open window. Once inside they ransacked the house, seemingly searching for items of value to steal. The woman came out of her living room after hearing the commotion and, after a struggle, was pushed to the ground by one of the offenders. The group then... 

Fame the Musical 30th Anniversary Tour Palace Theatre

Fame the Musical 30th Anniversary Tour Palace Theatre
Review by Ian Robert Hills. The stars were out in force but not just in the skies over Manchester but at a special opening performance of Fame the Musical’s 30th Anniversary UK Tour at the Palace Theatre. Theatregoers had the opportunity to see the stars from the entertainment world being interviewed and photographed on the red carpet before the show. Fame the Musical stars Keith Jack (Any Dream... 

Greater Manchester Mayor assembles steering group to guide region’s vision for culture & heritage

Greater Manchester Mayor assembles steering group to guide region’s vision for culture & heritage
Representatives of the local and national cultural sector are being brought together to form the Greater Manchester Culture Steering Group. The steering group, formed by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, chaired by Culture Portfolio leads Linda Thomas, Leader of Bolton Council and Donna Hall, Chief Executive, Wigan Council and Wigan Clinical Commissioning Group, will guide work being done to help... 

GMP urges people to make sure they know who is on the other end of the phone

GMP urges people to make sure they know who is on the other end of the phone
Greater Manchester Police has launched a fraud prevention campaign following a spike in incidents involving phone fraudsters trying to trick people out of their money by claiming to be police officers. GMP is giving advice so people can spot potential scams and stop themselves falling victim. The latest scam involves offenders calling victims and claiming to be a police officer investigating a fraud... 

Deputy Mayor warns Government as stats show rising crime in Greater Manchester

Deputy Mayor warns Government as stats show rising crime in Greater Manchester
The Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester says it is “unacceptable” that local communities are bearing the brunt of the Government’s failure to fund policing fairly and properly. Beverley Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, was reacting to Home Office statistics which show a continued rise in recorded crime across the region. It follows eight years of real-term cuts... 

Wythenshawe Park 5-day Community Sports Festival 25th to 29th July 2018

Wythenshawe Park 5-day Community Sports Festival 25th to 29th July 2018
Everyone is invited to join the fun as Wythenshawe hosts its annual festival of sport, the Wythenshawe Games this week. Wythenshawe Park again plays host to this event first launched in 2012 as a celebration of community sport inspired by London’s Olympic Games. The packed programme, which runs from Wednesday 25th July to Sunday 29th July,  includes: * Drop-in family sports and activities every... 

First-ever Greater Manchester night-time adviser unveiled

First-ever Greater Manchester night-time adviser unveiled
Warehouse Project and Parklife founder, Sacha Lord, has been appointed Greater Manchester’s first-ever night-time economy adviser. Appointed by Mayor Andy Burnham, Sacha Lord will champion Greater Manchester’s nightlife and help deliver the region’s ambitions to make Greater Manchester more attractive to visitors, safe for all, with high quality culture and leisure, better transport and good... 
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