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Santa’s not the only one working this Christmas

Santa’s not the only one working this Christmas
It’s not just Santa who will be working on Christmas Eve. Whilst many of us will be making last minute plans, wrapping presents and putting excited children to bed, National Grid will be working around the clock to keep the gas flowing to ensure gas supplies are safe over the festive period. National Grid is urging people to be extra alert to potential gas escapes over the holidays. It’s estimated... 

What are the Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2011?

What are the Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2011?
At this special time of year, children across the world will be asking Santa for their favourite toy, but picking the right one can be a real struggle for parents. Last year the UK toy market was worth about £2.7 billion a year, with almost two thirds of sales occurring over Christmas, yet each year nearly 20% of parents end up taking back 1-3 unwanted presents after Christmas. So if you’re joining... 

BEWARE THE CHRISTMAS LOAN SHARK

BEWARE THE CHRISTMAS LOAN SHARK
Christmas is an expensive time of year and no one wants to be left out of the fun so some people end up taking    out loans to fund their festivities – loans which some people can’t afford to pay back, according debt advice  service, Money Mentors.                                                       Julie Blairs, financial inclusion... 

NEW POLICE NON-EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER 101

NEW POLICE NON-EMERGENCY PHONE  NUMBER 101
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NORTHENDEN HERON

NORTHENDEN HERON
Local children are voting to choose a name for a landmark attraction which has been dubbed Northenden’s Angel of the North.   Ballot papers have been sent to Northenden schools so youngsters can be involved in choosing a name for the popular heron sculpture which stands  alongside the children’s playground by the River Mersey in Mill Lane.   Gwyneth Lloyd, chairman of the Friends... 

NORTHENDEN TOILETS

NORTHENDEN TOILETS
          It’s been difficult to spend a penny in Northenden of late – following the closure of public toilets in Mill Lane. A wave of Manchester City Council cuts this year has also seen public toilets closed at Wythenshawe Civic Centre and Hollyhedge Road shops. But now Northenden residents are looking forward to the prospect of opening up and running their toilets... 

KNITTED TREE – CROSSACRES RESOURCE CENTRE

KNITTED TREE – CROSSACRES RESOURCE CENTRE
    A multi-coloured tree has been amazing passersby in Crossacres for the last few weeks.   It’s all the work of an army of dedicated knitting and crochet fans who’ve joined an international craze called yarn bombing by decorating a tree from top to toe outside Crosscacres Resource Centre.   Kay Bamford, Age Concern Ageing Well Development Worker at the Centre, recently... 

WOOTTON BASSETT ROCKS!

WOOTTON BASSETT ROCKS!
A charity single in aid of military charities has been released on 27th November 2011 – a cover of Green Day’s Wake Me Up When September Ends – produced and performed by over 1000 residents of Royal Wootton Bassett in honour of fallen heroes and in aid of military charities: The Royal British Legion; Combat Stress; The Undentable Trust and Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association... 
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