Month: April 2021

Face-to-face lessons from 17th May – as most students finish for Summer

UK students have been left confused by the government guidelines allowing face-to-face lessons from 17th May 2021. Most students have already finished university for the summer with the exception of some online exams in May. This means some students will be finishing their first year without having stepped inside their university or had any face-to-face lessons. […]

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Tameside Bin Crew Rescue Man from Burning Home

A team of binmen in Tameside, Greater Manchester have been praised for their bravery and quick thinking after they rescued a man from his burning home whilst on their daily rounds. Lee Hewitt, Anthony Hibbert and Stephen Rhodes were working on a street in Ashton-under-Lyne when they noticed smoke billowing from one of the houses. […]

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12,000 Festival goers left heartbroken as Beat-herder is cancelled…again

Lancashire’s biggest music festival, Beat-Herder, has been cancelled for the second year in a row. The festival, due to take place from the 15th – 18th July 2021 in Clitheroe, has been postponed until the 14th – 17th July 2022, upsetting both organisers and festival-goers. In a statement issued this morning, organisers said: “It is […]

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A Manchester eating disorder support group have started a fundraiser to raise £500 for their online sessions

The money will be used to pay for the virtual group’s Zoom subscription to deliver free care sessions to women over 18 recovering from eating disorders. By Katie Parry. Two Manchester women have started a support group for women living with eating disorders. Helen Bourne and Eleanor Shiers set up the group ‘Seeds of Hope’ […]

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A care home worker has said the return of visitors is the most ‘amazing thing’ to happen to residents.

Care home residents and staff have isolated since the beginning of the pandemic, but with things returning to a new equilibrium. Since March 8th, visitors have been allowed in care homes. Residents have been welcoming one guest for regular visits and now, since April 12th more family members are allowed. The Office for National Statistics […]

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“That was the time when I thought I need to do something about this” How a group from Middleton is fighting against homelessness

Over 5000 people across Greater Manchester are sleeping rough. A small group of Middleton men wanted to make a change. By Katie Parry. Two months ago, three Middleton men went to Manchester to feed the homeless. This grew into an organisation that goes out every Monday in a bid to support people living on the […]

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Behind the 18th Century Brewery which has Banned Mobile Phones in its Pubs

The Yorkshire brewery which was founded by Samuel Smith in 1758 has up to 200 pubs across the United Kingdom. Within these pubs, you are not likely to see any fancy cocktails, but only the traditional ales on offer. These fairly priced ales across the country come with another heavy restriction that the youth of […]

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Liverpool Cares: “Tackling loneliness and isolation in Liverpool by bringing older and younger neighbours together”

A Liverpool charity is bringing younger and older people together on Zoom in a bid to tackle loneliness. Liverpool Cares opened in 2018, their aim is to combat loneliness throughout Liverpool’s community. Alice Taylor, Love Your Neighbour Program Coordinator at Liverpool Cares, said: “The core message of the Cares family is to tackle loneliness in […]

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One Million Daffodils planted in Sefton Park, Liverpool for Marie Curie Charity

One million daffodils have been planted in the biggest park in Liverpool, Sefton Park, for Marie Curie’s Charity, for over a decade to remember those who have lost their lives. “Local Residents were encouraged to sponsor a bulb in memory of a loved one”. These are the words of Anthony Jones, a community fundraiser at […]

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Manchester author releases new book about childhood cancer battle

A Manchester author has written a book about her brave battle against cancer as an 8-year-old child. Samantha Wilson now 50, has just published ‘Reluctant Rebels: My family’s fight for my survival’. After her diagnosis in the 1970s, Samantha went through a journey of pain and suffering through into her teenage years.Samantha said: “The journey […]

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