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Keen readers from a Wythenshawe school take part in a Gothic-themed creative writing workshop

Keen readers from a Wythenshawe school take part in a Gothic-themed creative writing workshop
Dedicated readers from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Newall Green were rewarded for their positive attitude to reading by being invited to tour John Rylands Library in Manchester and take part in a Gothic Creative Writing workshop. The nineteenth century library in Deansgate, Manchester, is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, with collections of outstanding... 

Greater Manchester Mental Health services rated Good by health watchdogs

Greater Manchester Mental Health services rated Good by health watchdogs
Greater Manchester’s Mental Health Services have been rated overall as ‘good’ in a new report. In 2016, an inspection found two services needed to be improved – child and adolescent mental health wards and wards for older people. In the latest report, England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals rated Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust ‘good’ following an inspection... 

Best foot forward for winter walking – free guided walks 17th-25th February

Best foot forward for winter walking - free guided walks 17th-25th February
From parks and parakeets to Pokémon and potatoes, there’s something for everyone during Greater Manchester Walking Week. From 17th-25th February, Winter Walking Week will offer more than 100 free guided walks in Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. Coordinated by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), with support from local walking groups... 

Greater Manchester Mayor welcomes clean bus funding

Greater Manchester Mayor welcomes clean bus funding
The campaign for local clean air has received a boost with Greater Manchester successfully bidding for £3 million funding to help reduce harmful emissions from the region’s bus fleet. The region is one of 20 local authorities to successfully bid to the national Clean Bus Technology Fund. In Greater Manchester, funding will be used to allow bus operators to fit vehicles with technology to reduce... 

GMP Mobile Team Wins ‘Innovative Access to Public Services Award’

GMP Mobile Team Wins ‘Innovative Access to Public Services Award’
Photos by Tangerine Event Photography [www.tangerineeventphotography.co.uk]Greater Manchester Police’s Mobile Team has been named winners of the iNetwork ‘Innovative Access to Public Services’ award, recognising the introduction of mobile technology to deliver efficient services. Mobile technology has helped GMP introduce ‘place-based policing’ where officers are located within communities... 

Major milestone for Trafford Park Line

Major milestone for Trafford Park Line
A major milestone has been reached in the £350m Metrolink Trafford Park Line scheme with the laying of the first piece of track at Parkway Circle. Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, the Leader of Trafford Council, Councillor Sean Anstee and Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Committee, Councillor Andrew Fender were among the VIPs who marked the event on 1st February. TfGM... 

‘None for the Road’ Campaign Impacts Drivers across Greater Manchester

‘None for the Road’ Campaign Impacts Drivers across Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Police arrested 152 people for drink and drug driving offences over the Christmas and New Year period as part of its ‘None for the Road’ drink and drug drive operation. Officers across the Force breathalysed or drug tested 923 drivers between 1 December 2017 and 1 Jan 2018. Of those tested, 140 were arrested for being over the legal drink drive limit with an additional 12 arrests... 

Listen to WFM 97.2 interviews with Wythenshawe parliamentary candidates

Listen to WFM 97.2 interviews with Wythenshawe parliamentary candidates
Voters are going to the polls in the General Election on June 8. WFM 97.2’s News Team carried out a series of in-depth interviews with the candidates who are competing for your vote. This is your chance to go beyond the world of news sound bites and hear in detail what these candidates believe in and what they say they will do for Wythenshawe and for the country if you elect them as your MP. [Pictures... 

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... 
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