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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... 

GMP Special Constables and Volunteer Police Cadets win volunteer equivalent of MBE

GMP Special Constables and Volunteer Police Cadets win volunteer equivalent of MBE
Greater Manchester Police’s Special Constabulary and Volunteer Police Cadets have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – equivalent to an MBE – was established in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee and is given for outstanding achievement by... 

Didsbury Open Gardens 2018, Sunday 17th June

Didsbury Open Gardens 2018,  Sunday 17th June
The delights of some of Didsbury’s most beautiful private gardens will be on show as part of this Didsbury Open Gardens scheme on Sunday, 17 June. Some of South Manchester’s greenest fingers have been hard at work with more than 20 gardens – traditional and modern, large and small – opening to the public. Wild birds, willow-sculpted hares, a teddy bears’ picnic, live music and tea... 

This is Elvis, Palace Theatre Manchester

This is Elvis,  Palace Theatre   Manchester
Review by Ian Hills, Monday 11th June The Palace Theatre rocked – Elvis was in the house! Internationally-renowned, award-winning, Steve Michaels, starred as Elvis Presley, alongside the Jordanaires and the Sweet Inspirations. It’s 1968 and we open to the studios of NBC for the live coast-to-coast ‘68 Comeback TV special, the major musical event of the year. It is the first live TV special... 

Anniversary of Manchester Arena Terror Attack – update on GMP investigation

Anniversary of Manchester Arena Terror Attack - update on GMP investigation
GMP Assistant Chief Constable, Russ Jackson, has issued the following statement and update on the police investigation to mark the anniversary of the terror attack on Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017. ‘The events of 22nd May will forever be etched into the history of Manchester,’ he said. ‘The attack caused huge loss of life and devastated the lives of so many. We knew quickly that 22 people... 

The Manchester College gives sprightly grandma a salon surprise

The Manchester College gives sprightly grandma a salon surprise
The Hair and Beauty team from The Manchester College treated their most loyal client to a surprise celebration to mark her 97th birthday. Elsie Oates, from Baguley, has enjoyed a cut and colour at the college salon for almost 50 years, helping countless students over the years gain their hairdressing qualifications. The much loved grandmother-of-three still travels by public transport to the Northenden... 

Review Miss Saigon Palace Theatre, Manchester by Ian Hills

Review Miss Saigon Palace Theatre, Manchester by Ian Hills
Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving a woman abandoned by her American soldier lover. The setting of the plot is relocated to 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War and Madame Butterfly’s story of... 

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... 
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