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Amazing images from Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic ‘Endurance’ expedition

Amazing images from Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic 'Endurance' expedition
If you want to shiver late into April then the icy arctic scenes on show in this free exhibition at Manchester’s Central Library will put you in the mood. ‘Enduring Eye’ is a photographic record of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s exploration of the Antarctic from 1914-17.  You can see newly-digitised images which reveal previously unseen details of the crew’s epic struggle for survival before and... 

Chief’s Constable’s commendation for mystery man who saved woman’s life

Chief’s Constable’s commendation for mystery man who saved woman’s life
A mystery hero who was tracked doing using social media after saving the life of a stranger has been given a commendation by Greater Manchester Police’s Chief Constable. Captain Sam Hairsine, 34, made the headlines back in January when GMP appealed for information on his identity after the incident on Arch Bridge in Hulme. A suicidal woman had climbed over the railings on the bridge, threatening... 

Commendation for PCSOs who provided ‘‘kindness beyond belief’’ to elderly residents

Commendation for PCSOs who provided ‘‘kindness beyond belief’’ to elderly residents
Two Police Community Support Officers who spent time with two lonely, elderly residents whilst off duty are being given a Chief Constable’s Commendation this week. Carli Malone and Rachel Bedford, both Greater Manchester Police PCSOs, were recognised by Chief Constable Ian Hopkins at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 19 April. The two officers came to the Chief’s attention earlier this year when their... 

Goodbye St Wilfrid’s

Goodbye St Wilfrid's
Greg Forster shares 36 years of Northenden memories with WFM 97.2   In a wide-ranging interview, recently-retired Rector of Northenden, Greg Forster, reflects on his career, life in Northenden, the state of belief in the UK, and the role of the Church of England in the 21st century. You can listen on 97.2 FM or online on wfmradio.org at the following times:   Sunday March 27th 6.00 pm Part... 

Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner meets with ex-offenders who have turned their lives around

Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner meets with ex-offenders who have turned their lives around
Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner has praised retailer Timpson for helping ex-offenders turn their lives around. The Wythenshawe family-run retailer, known for its locksmith and shoe-repair services, describes itself as a real equal opportunities employer, considering anyone for vacancies as long as they are able to do the job. This includes ex-offenders and other marginalised... 

240 DRUG DRIVERS CAUGHT IN NINE MONTHS

240 DRUG DRIVERS CAUGHT IN NINE MONTHS
Greater Manchester Police caught 240 drug drivers in nine months following on from introduction of new legislation. On 2nd March 2015 new legislation was introduced, which set limits for 17 legal and illegal drugs and made it easier for officers to detect drug drivers. New kit was also launched, enabling officers to test motorists for cannabis or cocaine at the roadside using a saliva sample. Between... 

Neighbourhood officer to receive Chief Constable’s commendation for rescuing former England footballer

Neighbourhood officer to receive Chief Constable’s commendation for rescuing former England footballer
A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) will be honoured by Greater Manchester Police’s Chief Constable for rescuing an 86-year-old former England footballer who was stranded for six hours while walking his dog. Tommy Banks, who made around 250 appearances for Bolton Wanderers Football Club during his career, was reported missing at 5:30pm on Friday 12th February after he went out walking his 10-year-old... 

Let it Be, Opera House, Manchester until Saturday 6th March

Let it Be, Opera House, Manchester until Saturday 6th March
Roll up, roll up for the Mystery Tour! The Let it Be audience had a Ticket to Ride for the best musical journey in town when this exuberant celebration of the musical magic of the Beatles came to Manchester’s Opera House this week. The wheels started rolling and the momentum of this scintillating journey built slowly, with timeless early Beatles tunes played against a minimalist set to reflect... 

ALL THE FUN AT THE CIRCUS!!

ALL THE FUN AT THE CIRCUS!!
Friday night and it’s Opening Night at CIRCUS FUNTASIA here in Wythenshawe Park. My colleague, Ian Hills and I are invited back once again to this evening of acrobatical fun. We had the pleasure of going along last year too. It was FABULOUS! Could they possibly transcend 2015’s performance?? We arrived and were greeted like old friends, and It was a wonderful feeling. We were shown to our... 

Cyclist dies in Wythenshawe tram collision

Cyclist dies in Wythenshawe tram collision
A cyclist has died after he was in collision with a tram in Wythenshawe. Paramedics attended but 51-year-old Martin Hughes died shortly after the incident which happened near the Metrolink stop at Robinswood Road in Woodhouse Park at around 7am on Tuesday 16th February. Police are now investigating. Chief Inspector Helen Caldbeck for GMP’s City Centre Division said: “Our thoughts are with... 

Christmas Radio Shows 2015

Christmas Radio Shows 2015
          Thursday 24th Dec 11am Dr Dawn Harper News Item 12pm A Christmas Tale 1pm Dr Dawn Harper News Item 2pm Health and wellbeing show with Mike George 3pm Home Front 1 (Broadcast in 2005 about WW2 – local residents stories, radio dramas, interviews) 4pm The Crew Show 6pm Home Front 2 (Broadcast in 2005 about WW2 – local residents stories, radio dramas, interviews) 8pm... 

Campaigners march to save services at Wythenshawe Hospital

Campaigners march to save services at Wythenshawe Hospital
More than a thousand people marched through Wythenshawe on Saturday, 7th November, to protest against plans to axe services at Wythenshawe Hospital. The Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band led the way as Keep Wythenshawe Special campaigners marched, turning Wythenshawe streets into a sea of white balloons and white t-shirts. And, in a remarkable show of cross-party unity, Labour and Conservative MPs shared a... 

Manchester shows how to kick-start the Christmas season with incredible Switch-on event

Manchester shows how to kick-start the Christmas season with incredible Switch-on event
MANCHESTER Christmas light with on 2015 Thousands of people flocked to Manchester city centre for the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On, marking the start of the festive season in Santa’s favourite city. The Manchester Christmas Light Switch-on, in association with Key 103, has become the beginning of Christmas for generations of Manchester people, and this year was a part to remember. Albert Square... 

Listen to WFM 97.2 Special – Tommy Steele in the Glenn Miller Story

Listen to WFM 97.2 Special - Tommy Steele in the Glenn Miller Story
Wythenshawe FM interviewed former teen idol and star of countless musicals, Tommy Steele, when he came to Manchester earlier this year to promote his new musical, The Glenn Miller Story, which opened at the Palace Theatre in Manchester this week and runs until Saturday 7th of November. Now you can listen to our interview with Tommy Steele and hear the question and answer session recorded with the public... 
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