The Manchester College gives sprightly grandma a salon surprise
The Hair and Beauty team from The Manchester College treated their most loyal client to a surprise celebration to mark her 97th birthday. Elsie Oates, from Baguley, has enjoyed a cut and colour at the college salon for almost 50 years, helping countless students over the years gain their hairdressing... 
Review Miss Saigon Palace Theatre, Manchester by Ian Hills
Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving a woman abandoned by her American soldier lover. The... 
Keen readers from a Wythenshawe school take part in a Gothic-themed creative writing workshop
Dedicated readers from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Newall Green were rewarded for their positive attitude to reading by being invited to tour John Rylands Library in Manchester and take part in a Gothic Creative Writing workshop. The nineteenth century library in Deansgate, Manchester,... 
Greater Manchester Mental Health services rated Good by health watchdogs
Greater Manchester’s Mental Health Services have been rated overall as ‘good’ in a new report. In 2016, an inspection found two services needed to be improved – child and adolescent mental health wards and wards for older people. In the latest report, England’s Chief Inspector... 
Are you a singer or a musician?
Do you play in a band, or know someone who does? From now till the end of April, Wythenshawe FM is very proud to be part of Local Music Live. We’re working with lots of other radio stations around the country to support and promote new music. All the information you need along with some amazing... 
Best foot forward for winter walking - free guided walks 17th-25th February
From parks and parakeets to Pokémon and potatoes, there’s something for everyone during Greater Manchester Walking Week. From 17th-25th February, Winter Walking Week will offer more than 100 free guided walks in Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford... 
Greater Manchester Mayor welcomes clean bus funding
The campaign for local clean air has received a boost with Greater Manchester successfully bidding for £3 million funding to help reduce harmful emissions from the region’s bus fleet. The region is one of 20 local authorities to successfully bid to the national Clean Bus Technology Fund. In... 
GMP Mobile Team Wins ‘Innovative Access to Public Services Award’
Photos by Tangerine Event Photography [www.tangerineeventphotography.co.uk]Greater Manchester Police’s Mobile Team has been named winners of the iNetwork ‘Innovative Access to Public Services’ award, recognising the introduction of mobile technology to deliver efficient services. Mobile... 
Major milestone for Trafford Park Line
A major milestone has been reached in the £350m Metrolink Trafford Park Line scheme with the laying of the first piece of track at Parkway Circle. Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, the Leader of Trafford Council, Councillor Sean Anstee and Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester... 
‘None for the Road’ Campaign Impacts Drivers across Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Police arrested 152 people for drink and drug driving offences over the Christmas and New Year period as part of its ‘None for the Road’ drink and drug drive operation. Officers across the Force breathalysed or drug tested 923 drivers between 1 December 2017 and 1 Jan... 
Big Kid Circus..... book now!
Big Kid Circus returns to World of Pets, Timperley  with an all new show featuring Clown  La Loka, Ring Mistress Olympia and a host of amazing acts, both on the ground & in the air. See the show that is captivating all ages, with tickets from £5. Opens 18th. October Book on line at bigkidcircus.co.uk or... 
Listen to WFM 97.2 interviews with Wythenshawe parliamentary candidates
Voters are going to the polls in the General Election on June 8. WFM 97.2’s News Team carried out a series of in-depth interviews with the candidates who are competing for your vote. This is your chance to go beyond the world of news sound bites and hear in detail what these candidates believe... 
We want to celebrate great local music.
So, throughout June here on Wythenshawe FM we’re doing our bit to support them as part of Local Music Live. It’s a month long initiative to highlight the very best local music around different parts of the country. Visit LOCAL MUSIC LIVE to watch and listen to some amazingly talented people. There’s... 
Wythenshawe FM welcomed a delegation of American radio students to the local airwaves.
Wythenshawe FM welcomed a delegation of American radio students to the local airwaves this week. A group of students from Point Park University in Pittsburgh and Ohio Northern University prepared and delivered an hour of radio as part of a ten-day “Maymester” course at the University... 
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