Month: December 2020

Newly-formed Northern Independence Party to contest local elections

A political group seeking independence for the North of England will field candidates in May’s local elections. The Northern Independence Party (NIP) aims to secure a referendum on an independent socialist Northumbria, encompassing Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, and Cumbria amongst others. The group argues that 10 years of austerity has left the North “splintered”, and […]

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Dance teacher hits out at unfair COVID restrictions in Greater Manchester

A Bolton dance instructor has hit out at what she says are excessive COVID restrictions in Greater Manchester. Hannah Wilson was forced to take her adult dance classes online when the nationwide restrictions were implemented on November 5. What she didn’t expect was adult dance classes to remain closed throughout December despite gyms and under […]

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Manchester food blogger highlights tasty treats around the city centre

A MANCHESTER food blogger runs “mcr_foodjunkie” on Instagram where he shows his 5.82K followers different places to eat around Manchester. Luke Donnelly’s passion is food photography but he says it comes with some pitfalls. He said: “From the age of 16 when I started going out for food and drinks. I was always the one […]

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Is online shopping set to be the new norm this Christmas?

Christmas shopping is set to be very different this year, with Covid-19 restrictions in Greater Manchester making the usual holiday rush much busier. As a result, there has been a surge in online shopping with most people using the internet rather than braving the stores in person. Niamh Mc Dermott, 18, is a student at […]

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Superheroes of Sale set to raise £15,000 for Manchester’s Ronald McDonald House

A band of Superheroes is running around Sale to raise people’s spirits during lockdown. So, do not be surprised if you see Superman chasing Captain America with Spiderman, and his friends, down your street. Following the announcement of the first national lockdown, the Superheroes of Sale took it upon themselves to come together and have […]

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Ey up! Do we all talk differently in Greater Manchester?

Is it a bap, a bread roll or a barm cake? Do you say ginnel or alleyway? A team of researchers might not answer those important questions, but they will be able to tell us more about voices in Greater Manchester. The researchers, from Manchester Metropolitan University, are looking into the effect of age, gender […]

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Five-year-olds to sing protest songs by Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell and The Beatles

Five-year-olds are singing their own protest songs as part of a virtual project from The People’s History Museum. The monthly sessions will replace nursery rhymes with songs by the likes of Bob Marley to teach children the value of working together and using their voices for good. The children will sing well-known songs such as […]

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