Retro football kits

‘They’re a fashion and an art item’: how lockdown caused a boom in retro football kit sales

It’s time to rummage through your old football shirts – now your colourful jersey from the 80s or 90s may be a prized possession. It might not fetch the £7.1m that a Diego Maradona jersey sold for last week. However, an increasing number are finding joy in turning forgotten jerseys into fashion statements. The Classic […]

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Former UFC champion appears at Manchester Film Festival to premiere new documentary

Former UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping has called his new documentary “nuts” after it premiered at the Manchester Film Festival.

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Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

St Patrick’s Day. A time commonly associated with gallons of Guinness, big hats and four-leaf clovers.

But why do celebrate?

Many of us in England partake St Patrick’s Day traditions, blissfully unaware why the Irish National Holiday holds so much significance to those who hail from the other side of the Irish Sea.

We explored the origins of this remarkable day, and discovered some rather unusual traditions…

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Why debates like ‘wheels or doors?’ are dominating our lives

“Are there more wheels or doors in the world?”

Thousands of people have asked friends this seemingly innocuous question in the past fortnight, sparking hours of light-hearted debate.

“Think about the number of doors in a house,” is the response. “Or even hotels!

“But then there are 18-wheeler lorries and even LEGO wheels.”

It seems as though everyone has come across this topic in the past couple of weeks, as we desperately search for an escape from the same mainstream news.

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Peaky Blinders and the North West: From Season 6 filming to Stephen Graham’s Brummy bow

Peaky Blinders season 6 is set to begin on Sunday, and as Thomas Shelby enters his final chapter, we look back through the Birmingham-based programme’s links with Merseyside and Manchester. Stephen Graham Merseyside-born actor Stephen Graham is set to make his Peaky Blinders debut on Sunday, and the 48-year-old is eager to add the programme […]

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Calls for UK to teach consent in schools as Australia adds to curriculum from 2023

By: Trishita Bose Calls are being made to teach schoolchildren about consent in the UK after Australia announced the landmark decision to introduce the subject from foundation school. Australian Education ministers across the country voted unanimously to implement a comprehensive consent education programme for all private and public schools for children from the age of […]

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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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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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Live music returns to Manchester – but socially distanced

“We’ve played to empty rooms for years, so we’re very used to socially distanced shows!” Music fans and bands are gearing up for the return of live shows from the 17th of May. The return has been eagerly awaited with opening shows selling out across the city. One band who is waiting no time to […]

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