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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... 

LET IT BE – PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER – REVIEW FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 8 MARCH

LET IT BE - PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER -  REVIEW FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY -  SATURDAY 8 MARCH
Let it Be – a musical straight from the West End – has brought the greatest music from the greatest band of all time to the Palace Theatre, Manchester. The show, which runs until Saturday 8 March, is a non-stop roller-coaster ride through 40 of the fab four’s best-known songs, played by a talented troupe of actor-musicians. WFM’s reviewer joined theatregoers on Monday this week... 

Job Search 101 Show Friday 7th March 4pm

Job Search 101 Show Friday 7th March 4pm
Over 950,000 young people in Briton are unemployed, a number which has only increased from previous years [1].  With so much competition when applying for jobs, how can you make the most of your application and give yourself the best chance to gain employment? Job Search 101 is a special one-off programme aimed at answering all the questions you have about effective job searching and applications. ... 

100 years of Brownie fun!

100 years of Brownie fun!
2014 sees 100 years of Brownie fun. An important day for Brownies all over the world is 22nd February every year,World Thinking Day. This is the anniversary of the birthdays of the founders of Scouting and Guiding (Lord and Lady Baden-Powell). It is when members of the organisations think of other members all around the world.To celebrate Lord Baden-Powell’s 100th birthday in 1957, lights... 

Help Wythenshawe Amateurs FC Secure a Brighter Future

Help Wythenshawe Amateurs FC Secure a Brighter Future
Help Wythenshawe Amateurs FC Secure a Brighter Future with £100,000 Cash Injection -Football fans asked to vote for local club by Budweiser and The FA-   27 January 2014 – Courtesy of the Budweiser Club Futures programme, non-league Wythenshawe Amateurs FC is set to go head-to-head with seven other clubs for a chance of securing £100,000 worth of funding in a fans’ vote. The fortunes of the... 

Wythenshawe and Sale East MP Paul Goggins Funeral to be held at Salford Cathedral 12 Noon, Thursday 16 January

Wythenshawe and Sale East MP Paul Goggins Funeral to be held at Salford Cathedral 12 Noon, Thursday 16 January
                                                              A public funeral for Wythenshawe and Sale East MP Paul Goggins will be held at Salford Cathedral, starting at 12 Noon on Thursday 16 January. The 60-year-old MP, who has served the area since 1997, collapsed on 30 December while out running with his son near his Salford home. The... 

Radio Shows Over The New Year Period

Radio Shows Over The New Year Period
  Black Ice (Radio Play) 31st December 1pm   Request Show (Local residents song requests) 31st December 2pm (Repeated)   Home Front Recall Show 5 – 31st December 3pm   Irish connection 31st December 4pm   Soul Heaven Special 31st December 6pm   A Wythenshawe tale (Nativity Play) 1st January 10am Ghost Investigation at Wythenshawe Hall 1st January 12 noon   The... 
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