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Manchester wants to thank you

Posted: 13/08/2021

After a year of restrictions, the city of Manchester will host a family festival this weekend, 14 and 15 August from 1 to 6pm each day. The ‘thank you’ weekend will pay tribute to the sacrifices people have made during the pandemic and thank everyone for their resilience.

Image credit: Cllr Pat Karney

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Escape to freight island launches autumn programme

Posted: 12/08/2021

Escape to Freight Island has revealed its arts, culture and music programming for September and October. The inventive space is presenting a wide array of entertainment to complement the food and drink provision, including DJs and live music performances, dance, comedy nights and film screenings.

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Traditional sports make a comeback

Posted: 11/08/2021

A new study carried out in Wythenshawe, Manchester, has revealed that a host of traditional sports and activities have had a resurgence over the past 18 months, with modern kids returning to the simple activities their parents and grandparents enjoyed.

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Legal action backed by Manchester Airports Group and UK airlines

Posted: 25/06/2021

MAG (Manchester Airports Group) and Ryanair today announced that they have launched a legal challenge calling for transparency in the Government’s handling of its ‘traffic light’ travel system. The move is backed by a number of other major UK airlines.

Photo: Charlie Cornish, CEO Manchester Airports Group

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Downturn in crime and anti-social behaviour

Posted: 02/06/2021

PC James Maskrey of GMP Wythenshawe is one of the officers from Police Now working alongside colleagues within local neighbourhood teams to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Greater Manchester.

Police Now’s mission is to transform communities by recruiting, developing and inspiring diverse leaders in policing.

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Half of homeowners undervalue their homes

Posted: 11/05/2021

The Hidden Equity Survey carried out by Opinium, of 2,000 homeowners who have had their home valued by an estate agent in the past three years, has established how accurate Manchester homeowners’ estimations of the value of their homes really are.

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20 years of turning pink for Tesco

Posted: 30/04/2021

Tesco colleagues at the Baguley store on Altrincham road were in the pink to show their support for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life – celebrating a partnership of 20 years.

Tesco Turns Pink, the supermarket’s national annual fundraiser, involves thousands of Tesco colleagues from across the UK helping to raise funds for life-saving research.  

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Programme announced for Manchester International Festival 2021

Posted: 28/04/2021

Manchester International Festival (MIF), returns from 1-18 July with a programme of original new work across a spectrum of visual and performing arts, and music by artists from over 20 countries.

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