Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman was injured by burglars in Northenden
At around 9pm on 16th August, the 95-year-old woman was in the living room of her home on Homewood Road when five males climbed in through a small open window. Once inside they ransacked the house, seemingly searching for items of value to steal. The woman came out of her living room after... 
Fame the Musical 30th Anniversary Tour Palace Theatre
Review by Ian Robert Hills. The stars were out in force but not just in the skies over Manchester but at a special opening performance of Fame the Musical’s 30th Anniversary UK Tour at the Palace Theatre. Theatregoers had the opportunity to see the stars from the entertainment world being... 
Greater Manchester Mayor assembles steering group to guide region’s vision for culture & heritage
Representatives of the local and national cultural sector are being brought together to form the Greater Manchester Culture Steering Group. The steering group, formed by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, chaired by Culture Portfolio leads Linda Thomas, Leader of Bolton Council and Donna... 
GMP urges people to make sure they know who is on the other end of the phone
Greater Manchester Police has launched a fraud prevention campaign following a spike in incidents involving phone fraudsters trying to trick people out of their money by claiming to be police officers. GMP is giving advice so people can spot potential scams and stop themselves falling victim. The... 
Deputy Mayor warns Government as stats show rising crime in Greater Manchester
The Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester says it is “unacceptable” that local communities are bearing the brunt of the Government’s failure to fund policing fairly and properly. Beverley Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, was reacting to Home Office statistics... 
Wythenshawe Park 5-day Community Sports Festival 25th to 29th July 2018
Everyone is invited to join the fun as Wythenshawe hosts its annual festival of sport, the Wythenshawe Games this week. Wythenshawe Park again plays host to this event first launched in 2012 as a celebration of community sport inspired by London’s Olympic Games. The packed programme, which... 
First-ever Greater Manchester night-time adviser unveiled
Warehouse Project and Parklife founder, Sacha Lord, has been appointed Greater Manchester’s first-ever night-time economy adviser. Appointed by Mayor Andy Burnham, Sacha Lord will champion Greater Manchester’s nightlife and help deliver the region’s ambitions to make Greater Manchester... 
GMP Special Constables and Volunteer Police Cadets win volunteer equivalent of MBE
Greater Manchester Police’s Special Constabulary and Volunteer Police Cadets have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – equivalent to an MBE –... 
Didsbury Open Gardens 2018,  Sunday 17th June
The delights of some of Didsbury’s most beautiful private gardens will be on show as part of this Didsbury Open Gardens scheme on Sunday, 17 June. Some of South Manchester’s greenest fingers have been hard at work with more than 20 gardens – traditional and modern, large and small... 
This is Elvis,  Palace Theatre   Manchester
Review by Ian Hills, Monday 11th June The Palace Theatre rocked – Elvis was in the house! Internationally-renowned, award-winning, Steve Michaels, starred as Elvis Presley, alongside the Jordanaires and the Sweet Inspirations. It’s 1968 and we open to the studios of NBC for the live... 
Anniversary of Manchester Arena Terror Attack - update on GMP investigation
GMP Assistant Chief Constable, Russ Jackson, has issued the following statement and update on the police investigation to mark the anniversary of the terror attack on Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017. ‘The events of 22nd May will forever be etched into the history of Manchester,’ he said. ‘The... 
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,... 
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