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I’M DREAMING OF A WRITE CHRISTMAS

I’M DREAMING OF A WRITE CHRISTMAS
          Manchester schoolchildren in festive short story competition A top children’s author is launching a competition encouraging Manchester children to pen a new festive classic for inclusion in a Winter inspired book. Sam Hay, author of the Undead Pets series of books, has partnered with cartridgesave.co.uk to stage the competition which is open to children aged between 4 and 11 and... 

Men of Manchester unite for Breast Cancer Care!

Men of Manchester unite for Breast Cancer Care!
Around 350 men each year are diagnosed with breast cancer. However, as the general perception of breast cancer is that it only affects women, those men who are diagnosed are often left feeling isolated and do not know what help is available to them. To launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pink Fridays, Breast Cancer Care have brought together the ‘Men of Manchester’ to dispel the myths of men... 

FIRST WORLD WAR ANNIVERSARY – AUGUST 1914

FIRST WORLD WAR  ANNIVERSARY - AUGUST 1914
WFM 97.2 ONE HOUR SPECIAL   Captain The Reverand Francis Cole Lowry Hamilton, Rector of Northernden, who served as an army   chaplin       Wythenshawe FM presents the story of local heroes who fought, died, or survived the horrors of the bloody conflict that shook the world and claimed millions of lives and started exactly one hundred years ago. This hour-long special marks the... 

Wythenshawe Station Campaign

Wythenshawe Station Campaign
      WYTHENSHAWE TRAIN STATION DO YOU WANT TO GET ON A TRAIN TO: Manchester Piccadilly, Altrincham, Stockport, Chester A twice an hour service to link up with the tram at Baguley near Tesco – Wythenshawe Hospital – The Health Academy Then email your request, using these words: Subject Line: Franchise Agreement-Mid Cheshire Line ‘I/We request that you ensure the new... 

Foster Carers Needed

Foster Carers Needed
Orange Grove is an Independent Foster Care agency that looks after vulnerable children and young people. Our aim is to ensure that those in our care lead happy, enquiring, active childhoods, recognising that this provides the foundations for fulfilled and productive adulthoods. With the help and commitment of our foster carers we will strive to provide the essential foundations for life, influencing... 

Summer holiday advice for parents

Summer holiday advice for parents
With the start of the school summer holidays, parents are being encouraged to be prepared for the inevitable playground scrapes and minor illnesses. NHS experts from Greater Manchester are asking parents and those who look after children to stock up their medicine cabinets, follow sun-care advice and to choose the most appropriate service if their child becomes ill or injured during the summer break. Choosing... 

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group achieves Fair Train Gold Standard

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group achieves Fair Train Gold Standard
Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is delighted to be accredited with the Fair Train Gold Standard – the highest level it awards – for the work it does to offer work experience and help people find work. Fair Train highlighted a number of areas of best practice which will be shared nationally with other employers looking to enrich their work experience offer. The two programmes accredited are... 

Annie Get Your Gun at The Opera House Manchester

Annie Get Your Gun at The Opera House Manchester
The show started its UK tour in Manchester with all guns blazing and, within minutes, there were more than a dozen cowboys and showgirls at the front of the stage belting out ”There’s No Business Like Show Business.” Annie Get Your Gun is touring the UK now and is well worth a look. The musical is back in the North West in August. You can see it at the Liverpool Empire from Tuesday... 

Gatley Festival Parade and Funday Sunday 6th July 2014

Gatley Festival Parade and Funday Sunday 6th July 2014
Gatley Carnival Parade starting 11.45am followed by Family Fun Day, Gatley Hill starting 12:30pm Following last years very hot weather, which you may know led to several casualties during parade and caused significant delays, the committee have decided this year the Carnival Parade and Fun day will start earlier. On Sunday 6th July, Floats, Bands, Dancers, Community groups, Classic Cars and our very... 

Have Your Say with Local MP Mike Kane

Have Your Say with Local MP Mike Kane
Local MP Mike Kane will be holding a question and answer discussion meeting with local residents at St Andrews Church, Brownley Road on Tuesday 5th August 11am till 2pm. Refreshments will be served and there is parking and disabled access. The idea of the discussion is for local residents to be able to say what they think is good and bad about Wythenshawe and what they would like to change to improve... 

Manchester’s skies are blue for Manchester City’s Trophy parade

Manchester's skies are blue for Manchester City’s Trophy parade
Thousands of Blues turn out in the sunshine to toast Pellegrini’s boys as they ride through Manchester on an open-top bus Two years ago Manchester City held a similar event to mark their first league title for a generation. Many cities would struggle to stage an event if given 24 hours to organise a victory parade which involved two helicopters hovering over the gathered crowds, countless police... 

Northenden residents set up Manchester’s first local neighbourhood forum

Northenden residents set up Manchester’s first local neighbourhood forum
Northenden Neighbourhood Forum will hold its first annual general meeting at St Wilfrid’s Primary School in Patterdale Road, Northenden, starting at 7.30pm on Thursday May 8 and everyone who lives or works in Northenden is invited to attend and to help set the agenda for the future of the area. Local people campaigned for the NNF to be set up under the Localism Act 2011 and it got the go-ahead in... 

CANCER IS KICKED FOR TWO NIGHTS BY THEATRE

CANCER IS KICKED FOR TWO NIGHTS BY THEATRE
Wythenshawe FM entertainment presenter Sarah Dee was joined live in the studio on Sunday by Jo Kirtley, the creator of The C Project which debuts at The Lowry on Friday 9 May 2014. The C Project promises to be a night of brilliant, sharp and moving new theatre to raise money for specialist cancer centre The Christie. Seven short plays are presented by some of the regions most renowned writers, actors... 

St Paul’s Catholic High School Choir Sing at Phones4u Arena gig to an audience of 23,000.

 St Paul’s Catholic High School Choir Sing at Phones4u Arena gig to an audience of 23,000.
On Monday a group from St Paul’s Catholic High School in Newall Green, Wythenshawe, joined Gary Barlow at a sold-out Phones4u Arena gig to an audience of 23,000. The choir of 20 had been rehearsing tirelessly ahead of its performance of Sing, Gary’s official Diamond Jubilee song. Their music teacher Daniel Hodsdon said: “It’s amazing to have been asked. It’s the highlight of my teaching... 
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