Day: 20 November 2020

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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Fighting digital poverty: Creative care kits for kids in Salford

Young people in Salford are being given free activity packs in a new initiative led by the Lowry in the city. The kits are full of activities which are split into three themes: Being in the World, Being Myself, and Being the Change.  The scheme was created and funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority […]

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Is this the last Christmas for the 180-year-old church where Emmeline Pankhurst was married?

A 180-year-old church in Weaste has faced many challenges in the past but the coronavirus could finally force its closure. St. Luke’s Church, where Suffragette Emiline Pankhurst was married, is appealing for £10,000 to enable it to reopen in 2021. Reverend Daniel Burton and Reverend Charlie Gorton are spearheading the bid to keep the church […]

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“They felt they had a purpose”- Salford University study benefits volunteers’ mental health

Volunteers say working with people to get their alcohol intake under control has boosted their own mental health. Communities in Charge of Alcohol is a study comparing alcohol harm before and after the training of Alcohol Health Champions. The CICA programme is a community development approach to reducing alcohol harm, training local volunteers to go […]

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