TedX Manchester: A Day of inspiration

CR: TedX Manchester By Lauren Barclay Following two years of cancelled performances, TedX returned to Manchester last weekend. On Saturday 12th March, the Bridgewater Hall welcomed 12 speakers and a musical performance to entertain a Manchester audience of over 1700. Founder and organiser, Herb Kim, opened the event reflecting on the past two years. “We […]

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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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Manchester Schools Celebrate World Book Day 2022

Children in Manchester are taking part in a range of activities for World Book Day as the celebration enters its 25th year.

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Eating disorders are on the rise in the UK, according to BEAT.,

Eating disorders ‘could be prevented’ as 20% of doctors ‘not taught how to diagnose them’

A recent study from eating disorder prevention BEAT (Beat Eating Disorders) shows that 1 in 5 medical schools in the UK do not educate new doctors on how to correctly identify and diagnose eating disorders.
The week commencing 28 February marks National Eating Disorder Awareness week, and thus BEAT feel that the time to act is now.

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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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Opinion: GCSE loan restrictions are not ‘one size fits all’

The Proposals Under new proposals by The Department for Education, students who fail GCSEs in English and maths could be banned from taking student loans. The controversial move comes as the Government aims to restrict the number of people attending university, and thus lower the cost on the taxpayer. If approved the plans mean that […]

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Anger as Bank of England boss urges workers not to ask for pay rise

Picture CR: PA Wire/PA Images Dan Kitwood By Alex Daniel A UK bank boss has caused outrage with union members after telling workers not to ask for a pay rise this year. Earlier this month, Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England – advised workers not to ask for a big wage increase this […]

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