Month: November 2020

Brits expected to SPLASH THE CASH on Black Friday deals

British consumers are expected to spend £7.5 billion over this weekend. And £5.76 billion will be spent online. Many British shoppers are splashing the cash ahead of Christmas and taking advantage of savings across everything from clothing to home appliances. With many non-essential shops closed across England due to the pandemic, record numbers of shoppers […]

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Postman raised £13K for Heywood foodbank

A Heywood Postman has raised £13,490 since the start of Lockdown, for a Heywood foodbank. Steven Kay has been dressing up and raising awareness about the importance of the foodbank. Steven said: “I have done this to raise awareness about the much need funds for the foodbank.” He has been doing this for six years. […]

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Slam Dunk! Xaverian College partner up with Manchester Giants

Manchester Giants and Xaverian College have launched a scheme which will allow students to take part in an intensive basketball course alongside their studies. The plan comes following Head Coach Danny Byrne’s ethos over the past few years of promoting young players and increasing the popularity of British Basketball. The course is scheduled to start […]

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Christmas is saved – Drive-in festival for kids in Manchester this year

A drive-in festival is taking place in a Trafford Centre car park next week, despite lockdown Tier 3 restrictions. Included in the event will be car-a-oke, silent discos and a mistletoe kiss cam, all from the safety of your own car. ‘The Parking Lot Social’ are hosting the event which will be socially distanced. The […]

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Duchess of Cambridge – Manchester parents are facing loneliness during the Pandemic

Half a million UK parents are feeling “cut off” from support, says the Duchess of Cambridge. In deprived areas 33% of parents are less likely to have had experienced this support than elsewhere in the UK. The Duchess said it has been a “challenging” year for families. And one parent from Manchester said: “I am […]

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There’s Been A Murder… Get Me Outta Here!

Three Hasting actresses have created their own murder mystery that is keeping families entertained during lockdown in the comfort of their own homes. Jodie, Kirstie and Leah turned their interest of escape rooms into murder mysteries following the outbreak of Covid-19 left the furloughed. The trio have been learning ‘on the job’ with their filming […]

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Fed-up Salford Students Move Out of Student Accomodation

Growing concern as university students offers their room to rent in halls of residence. The second national lockdown in the United Kingdom has resulted in many students left feeling alone, depressed and ultimately fed up of how their university life is going. Students who have chosen to drop-out of university have taken the route of […]

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I made over £1,000 in the first couple of months in the COVID lockdown

“I was messing around at first, but then I started to get better client by client.” Prince Owuson, 18, a self-employed student set up his own barber business using his living room and made over £1,000. Throughout March and April “I was offering free haircuts to my friends and brothers. Over time, I got better […]

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Manchester artists come together for World Aids Day 2020

By Katie Parry Manchester-based artists will come together in a “stigma-smashing” digital event to answer questions about HIV for World Aids Day 2020. The free online session will take place through Zoom on December 1 at 8pm. HIV-positive artists Nathaniel Hall and Jordan Roberts will be taking centre-stage. Speakers from George House Trust will also […]

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Wishing for a happy New Year; students hope they have overcome the worst

Struggling students are optimistic about a brighter new year after relations between learners and institutions grew tense over the past few months. Students at the University of Manchester had one early Christmas present, with a rent reduction following a two-week rent strike. Though a decision has only been made for the first semester, the reduced […]

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