Month: May 2021

Fifty new School Streets will be created within Greater Manchester at a cost of £500,000

The idea of a school street is to create a road that is close to a school and implement specific restrictions upon motor traffic, to encourage people to walk or cycle instead. The announcement has come from Transport for Greater Manchester, to help make a difference for ‘Clean Air Day’ on the 17th of June.Air […]

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Police arrest 17 in crackdown on Greater Manchester ‘Modern Slavery’ operation

Police have cracked down on organised crime gangs who exploit victims of modern slavery, in a series of raids. Fifteen properties across Greater Manchester were targeted, with 17 people arrested. Police have seized more than £7,000 worth of Class A Drugs, along with ‘pool’ cars (vehicles used to distribute drugs), and more than £110,000 in […]

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Manchester’s Festival of Libraries events announced

Manchester’s libraries are firmly back in business with a five-day festival as the pandemic eases. The festival will take place from the 9th – 13th June and will honour Greater Manchester’s renowned network of 133 libraries with a free programme of over 80 events. The activities range from music, dance, poetry, outdoor trails and activism, as well […]

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Major rethinks in Manchester Art Gallery exhibits

By Annie Brewer The Manchester Art Gallery is rethinking how to present their classical art, which was often created by privileged white men who benefitted from colonialism and imperialism. Being shut during lockdown for so long has appeared to offer some time to reflect on the exhibits and how they’ve been presented. With museums and […]

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United Star Rashford Backs New Community Fridge

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has supported the opening of the first community fridge in his hometown of Wythenshawe. The Co-Op, along with charity Hubbub, has launc hed the scheme to provide a new source of fresh food, as well as connecting communities using workshops on how to grow your own fruit and vegetables. There […]

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Bolton’s Covid rates highest in four months

New figures show Bolton Covid cases have risen to their highest level since the January lockdown. In the latest effort to stop the spread of the Indian variant, which is prominent in the borough, Bolton is offering Covid-19 vaccinations to all over 16s. Anyone living, working, or studying in the borough who meet the current […]

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LGBT+ Activists Stand in Solidarity with Palestine

By Annie Brewer LGBT+ Activists marched through Manchester during a protest in solidarity with Palestinians and Muslims following the recent violence in Western Asia. Over the past week, the world has looked at Israel and Palestine with anger and extreme discomfort. There has been spreads of misinformation as for the first time the violence can […]

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A Sheffield MP has expressed his anger after a well-known pub was demolished without planning permission

The Royal Oak in Mosborough which was the start point of the famous ‘Mosborough 10’ a charity pub crawl, was torn down last Saturday after being a familiar sight on the High Street for many years. However, Labour MP for Sheffield South East, Clive Betts posted in the local Mosborough community group on Monday about […]

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A charity cycling event to raise funds for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance has already attracted more than 100 entries

FGR cycling have announced their Yorkshire charity bike ride will take place on Sunday September 26th 2021.  Cyclists of every ability will be able to take part in a variety of different routes. There is a 10 mile route for beginner cyclists and a 45 mile and 90 mile event for the more confident cyclists.  FGR […]

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NHS Worker launches legal battle over 10k protest fine

An NHS worker fined £10,000 for breaching covid rules following a protest has launched a legal bid to have the penalty withdrawn. Karen Reissmann, 61, was fined by police after organising a pay protest following the announcement of the NHS staff 1 per cent pay rise.  Ms Reissmann said that she was ‘absolutely devastated’ after receiving the […]

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