Day: 9 February 2022

“Trauma upon trauma”: Calls for action against sexual violence as UK says ‘it’s not ok’

The #ItsNotOk campaign aims to raise awareness of sexual abuse and violence. Credit: PA WIRE/Jacob King A citizen-driven awareness campaign under Twitter hashtags #ItsNotOk and #itsnotok2022 is at the centre of this year’s Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week. Running from February 7-13, the campaign week aims “to raise awareness of sexual abuse and […]

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The Power of the Dog leads Oscar nominations

By Danny Gutmann Troy Kotsur has become the first deaf man to claim an Oscars nomination for his role in CODA while Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog lead’s the way with 12 nominations. Film critic Ben Rolph from Discussing Film and Screen Rant spoke to Quays Media about the surprises, his top picks […]

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Macfest has returned for 2022

Arts festival launched after arena bombing to combat Islamophobia returns for 2022

A Manchester-based international festival has kicked off this week which aims to celebrate Muslim Arts and Culture and tackle Islamophobia.

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Kurt Zouma booed by West Ham fans, Burnley hold Manchester United – Today’s Premier League round-up

By Harry Siddall After the week-long winter break, the Premier League returned with a host of midweek fixtures which changed the picture at the top and bottom of the table. Here is your comprehensive round-up of what happened on Tuesday evening: Manchester United drop more points amidst VAR controversy Ralph Rangnick’s Manchester United dropped to […]

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‘Tragic’ stabbings spark stop and search crackdown

By Alex Daniel Police stepped up searches over the weekend in a bid to tackle knife crime after three ‘tragic’ deaths. Officers for Greater Manchester Police searched 103 people in an attempt to curb crimes involving knives, following three fatal stabbings over as many weekends. One of the most recent was of Dylan Keelan, who […]

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Lunar New Year explained: The Year of the Tiger and why it changes

By Joe Nelson 2022 marks the Year of the Tiger, with February 1 marking the Lunar New Year and the transition from the Year of the Ox in 2021. The Chinese New Year is a 16-day celebration which begins on the first of the Lunar Calendar and lasts until the 15th of the first month. […]

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Dads call for suicide prevention at school after daughters’ tragic deaths

Credit: Creative Commons By Lauren Barcley With this week marking Children’s Mental Health Week, there is perhaps no better time to highlight the change needed within our education systems around mental health. This is exactly what Mike Palmer, a dad from Manchester, is doing. Mike, alongside fellow dads Andy Airey and Tim Owen, previously embarked […]

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West Brom’s Steve Bruce opens new chapter with return to Bramall Lane

By Joel Roberts Steve Bruce takes charge of West Bromwich Albion for the first time this evening as he returns to one of his old stomping grounds, Sheffield United. West Brom currently sit in sixth place in the Championship after sacking Valerian Ismael last week. Sheffield United have won seven out of the last nine […]

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F1 driver Lando Norris signs new McLaren contract

By Joel Roberts Lando Norris has signed a new contract to keep him at McLaren Formula 1 team until 2025. The Briton has now the longest contract on the F1 grid after a fantastic third season in the sport in 2021, which included his first pole position and four podium finishes. McLaren want to keep […]

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Boris Johnson grilled in PMQs over surging energy prices and new ‘partygate’ picture

Boris Johnson has faced criticism on fraud and the energy crisis as he clashed with Keir Starmer during PMQs.

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