Stay Safe this Autumn
The dark Autumn nights bring the challenge of staying safe, particularly around Halloween and Bonfire night. To help people stay safe at this time of year Greater Manchester Police target their resources in a crime and anti-social behaviour reduction campaign called Operation Treacle. At the... 
Listen to WFM 97.2 Halloween Special
There were screams of terror – and not all of them from the actors – when Wythenshawe FM took a trip into the unknown to explore Manchester’s chilling new horror attraction, House of the Dead. If you like your fun tinged with an icy chill of fear at this time of year you’ll... 
Tribute to Paul Goggins MP unveiled at Wythenshawe Interchange
A plaque in memory of Paul Goggins MP was unveiled by his family at Wythenshawe Interchange on Friday 23rd October. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) installed the plaque in memory of the former MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, following the completion of the new £6m facility earlier... 
Kirsty Howard who inspired celebrities and world leaders alike has died aged 20
Kirsty Howard was a courageous fundraiser who inspired celebrities and world leaders alike has died aged 20, defying doctors who gave her just weeks to live at the age of four. Kirsty Howard, who was born with her heart back to front, died in the early hours of Saturday surrounded by her family. Kirsty... 
Chinese President Visits Manchester and Manchester Airport
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Manchester and Manchester Airport on Friday (Oct 23rd 2015). The trip to Manchester came on the last day of the President’s State visit to the UK. On Thursday night the Chinese leader stopped for a pint and a photo call with Prime Minister David Cameron... 
Learn to talk to your dog at St Pauls Catholic High School
Wednesday 21 October 5.45pm – 7.45pm Saint Paul’s Catholic High School, Firbank Road Wythenshawe For access to means tested benefits vouchers please make sure to bring along evidence of housing benefit, council tax benefit, income support, working tax credit jobseekers’ allowance... 
Join the fun at the big kid circus spectacular new show
Lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy with the Big Kid Circus spectacular new show this October in Timperly. Georgie the noisy mischievous Clown returns; alongside Olympia the sparkling singing Ring Mistress. A host of daring and exciting acrobats and the only three man Wheel of Death in... 
BUZZ HAWKINS PRESENTS THE BRADSHAWS IN GOOSED
THE BRADSHAWS are currently touring UK theatres with their BRAND NEW “The Bradshaws” stage show called goosed. Radio’s favourite funny family is coming to the stage! SHOW SYNOPSIS There’s a danger of peace breaking out in the little two-up-two-down home of the Bradshaws. With... 
TUC Manchester protest - hear WFM 97.2 special 60-minute report at the times below
Thousands of people marched through Manchester on Sunday October 4th in a protest organised by the Trades Union Congress and the People’s Assembly against Austerity. Demonstrators opposed to Government policies clamoured to be heard while Conservative delegates felt under siege as they met... 
Anti-austerity protest rally - 60,000 march through Manchester city centre
Around 60,000 demonstrators descended on the city to protest outside the Conservative party conference’s base at Manchester Central as part of the #TakeBackMCR rally. Trade union chiefs and activists took part in a mass demonstration at the start of Tories conference on Sunday afternoon (Oct... 
La Mélancolie Des Dragons - HOME, Manchester - October 1st
La Mélancolie Des Dragons – a name to conjure with, I thought, as I looked forward to a thrilling blend of enigmatic art and unconventional stagecraft. Audience goodwill was set to max in the undisturbed hush of concentration that greeted the UK premiere of this experimental work conceived,... 
Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) HOME, Manchester, 15th September 2015
This was my first visit to the new HOME arts centre theatre in Manchester so I was looking forward to this production with what has to be the most curious title. The Kneehigh Theatre Group has brilliantly re-worked John Gay’s classic musical satire, The Beggar’s Opera, to create Dead Dog... 
INALA Opera House Manchester
Set-up photographs showing Inala @ New Theatre, Oxford. Part of a UK tour.(Opening 23-06-15)©Tristram Kenton 06/15(3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com INALA was a sell-out success when it premiered at the Edinburgh International... 
Annie, Opera House, Manchester
Set in New York during The Great Depression of the 1930s when the Stock Exchange crashed with a third of the nation’s companies going bust, leaving 15 million people unemployed. Millions lost their savings when the banks collapsed, leaving them penniless and homeless and living on the streets,... 
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