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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... 

Pubs join scheme to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Northenden

Pubs join scheme to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Northenden
Picture: Farmer’s Arms landlady Jenny Terry with Frank Marnell, Assistant Secretary National Pub-watch. A pub-watch scheme has been launched at the Farmers Arms in Longley Lane, Northenden. A GMP spokesperson said landlady Jenny Terry is new to the area and so she was keen to set up a pub-watch scheme and asked local police to help. According to GMP, The Crown, on Ford Lane in Northenden, and... 

Kids Start in Northenden

Kids Start in Northenden
Kids start are a fantastic new business partnership of Joanne Cooper and Shirley Awan, both previously employed by Manchester city council with 20years experience of managing Sure Start nurseries and both worked together with the same passion for high quality child care with children and families at the heart. When the council made the difficult decision to withdraw childcare from children’s... 

Manchester Irish Festival Parade 2014

Manchester Irish Festival Parade 2014
Thousands of people flocked to Manchester town centre for the Manchester Irish Festival Parade on Sunday 16 March. With funseekers draped in Irish flags and with shamrocks painted on cheeks, with leprechauns aplenty, an Irish harp player, a huge Irish wolfhound delighting the crowds, and a bustling Irish market and entertainment area, there was something for everyone.   WFM was there to capture... 

St Pauls High School – West Side Story

St Pauls High School - West Side Story
St Pauls Catholic High Schools Performing Arts faculty is both vibrant and bursting with talent this year. With that it is bringing the BIGGEST show in the school’s history, complete with over forty five talented pupils from across the spectrum. 2014 springs in to life with our version of ‘West Side Story’! This fantastic and high energy performance is opening on Tuesday 25th March and finishes... 

The Manchester Irish Festival

The Manchester Irish Festival
The largest Irish Festival in Europe outside of Ireland will turn the city centre into a sea of green, white and orange flags and bunting for the annual Irish Festival and parade.   Albert Square will be transformed into Little Ireland, hosting the five-day festival hub from 13th – 17th March, with more than 150 events across the weekend along with the much-anticipated parade on Sunday. (March... 
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