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VALENTINE’S DAY REQUEST SHOW

VALENTINE’S DAY REQUEST SHOW
Money can’t buy you love and the best things in life are free. So, in these recession-hit times, are Wythenshawe folk enjoying something you can’t put a price on  – the power of love? Are they letting their love flow like a mountain stream? Or are they feeling the pinch – where it hurts – in their pockets and in their hearts, saying that the first cut is the deepest and they’ll... 

Changes to Housing Benefits

Changes to Housing Benefits
  Have you heard about the changes to the housing benefit system?  Do you live in a Parkway Green or Willow Park property or other housing association home and have some or all of your rent paid by the council or housing benefit? There are changes coming in next April that mean if you are under 61 and claiming housing benefit then this could affect you! This is part of the government’s Welfare... 

Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams At The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester

Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams At The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester
Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester until 24 November There’s a shop and there’s a procession of gossips and misfits and a sense of small town boredom and people just killing time. And into the store walks a man with a snakeskin jacket and a guitar. He’s just killing time too, wondering if he’s too old to stay on the road. In Orpheus Descending,... 

Movember – Men Needed To Take Part In “Movember”

Movember - Men Needed To Take Part In “Movember”
Men – we need as many moustache growers as possible! Take part in “Movember” Unleash your inner Magnum (the man, not the ice cream!) or your inner spitfire pilot (wing commander moustache? Go for it!) Building on the success of last year South Manchester Healthy Living Network is working with Wythenshawe FM to promote this campaign. Listen out for ads, news features and interviews throughout... 

LORD ALFRED MORRIS Memorial Service

LORD ALFRED MORRIS Memorial Service
 ST ANTHONY’S CHURCH, DUNKERY ROAD, WOODHOUSE PARK 12 NOON   FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER  –  ALL WELCOME Local people are being invited to celebrate the life of Lord Alfred Morris at a memorial service which will be held at St Anthony’s Church inDunkery Road,WoodhouseParkat 12 Noon on Friday 12 October. Everyone is welcome to attend to pay their respects to a man who was Wythenshawe MP for 33... 

High profile charity photographic competition launches in Manchester

High profile charity photographic competition launches in Manchester
In a year when all the focus is on London with the Jubilee, Olympics and Paralympics, a photographic competition to capture the community and spirit of Greater Manchester and put it back on the map is being launched by Informa plc.* The Manchester division of the international publisher is launching a quest to find photos to represent a 24 hour period in the city, forming a collage of the people and... 

WYTHENSHAWE RESIDENTS INVITED TO HAVE THEIR SAY BY SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER

WYTHENSHAWE RESIDENTS INVITED TO HAVE THEIR SAY  BY SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER
Wythenshawe residents are being encouraged to give their views on proposed changes to the support given to people who need help to pay their Council Tax. The Government is abolishing the current Council Tax Benefit Scheme from next April and has asked each council to design a local scheme. Manchester City Council says that, while the Government currently meets the whole cost of council tax support,... 

ARE YOU COMPROMISING TO GET THE LIFE STYLE YOU WANT?

ARE YOU COMPROMISING TO GET THE LIFE STYLE YOU WANT?
Are you compromising to get the lifestyle you want? As Professor Karen Pine from the University of Hertfordshire says almost three quarters of people make trade-offs in their everyday lives in order to achieve the lifestyle they want, we ask what do the compromises we make say about us?   We all know compromise is important in life but in times when budgets are being tightened, the main reason Brit’s... 

CREWS FACE PANICKING CROWDS AND THICK SMOKE IN MAN CITY EXERCISE

CREWS FACE PANICKING CROWDS AND THICK SMOKE IN MAN CITY EXERCISE
PANICKING crowds and plumes of smoke faced firefighters and football ground staff in a dramatic training exercise at the Etihad Stadium. Plans to deal with a large incident at the ground were put to the test on Sunday, September 30, when volunteers filled one of the stands and were engulfed in synthetic smoke to make training realistic for crews and club security. Volunteers demonstrated acting skills... 

Russian State Ballet and Opera House® Brings Swan Lake To The Plaza, Stockport

Russian State Ballet and Opera House® Brings Swan Lake To The Plaza, Stockport
This autumn experience the magic of Swan Lake as the Russian State Ballet and Opera House® brings the delightful ballet classic to The Plaza, Stockport on Thursday 18th October 2012, the impressive cast of  Swan Lake will be visiting 37 theatres, spanning the length and breadth of the UK. Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky’s classic will be sure to enchant audiences. Composed between 1875 and 1876, and still... 

Coast Flagship Store At The Trafford Centre

Coast Flagship Store At The Trafford Centre
  Coast is opening their first flagship store in the Trafford Centre on Thursday the 27th September. In order to celebrate the launch Coast are hosting an exclusive VIP launch party.  The North West celebrity style icons will be attending including; Coleen Rooney, Michelle Keegan, Jorgie Porter etc. There will be champagne, an exciting catwalk presentation of the latest Coast collection and... 

Garden City Festival serves up a treat for Wythenshawe

Garden City Festival serves up a treat for Wythenshawe
Garden City Festival, south Manchester’s celebration of local horticulture, produce and good food, takes place on Saturday 15 September from 11am to 4pm across Wythenshawe town centre and at the Forum. With three main zones of ‘food’, ‘gardening’ and ‘crafts’, it promises to be a great day out for all the family, with stalls, workshops and demonstrations to interest all ages. Visitors... 

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH A PRINCE’S TRUST COURSE

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH A PRINCE’S TRUST COURSE
START LIVING THE DREAM KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH A PRINCE’S TRUST COURSE WYTHENSHAWE MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER. Last year’s Prince’s Trust team receive their certificates during a presentation in Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre. Young unemployed people have the chance to kickstart their career dreams with a course run by the Prince’s Trust in conjunction with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue... 

Dough To Be Made

Dough To Be Made
There is plenty of dough to be made at Brownley Green Village. It has recently been the venue for several very successful Baking Bread Workshop’s. The kitchen has been open to community groups and individuals were they have been taught the art of bread making. The sessions have proved so successful that the organisers are now planning a series of regular workshops. “The feedback we get is brilliant”... 
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