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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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Verastar recruiting

Posted: 09/04/2021

Verastar, the Sale-based provider of utilities, insurance and payments services for small businesses, is recruiting for up to 150 new positions this year as it prepares to support customers during their recovery from the pandemic.

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Biodiversity at Wythenshawe town centre

Posted: 27/03/2021

Wythenshawe town centre is encouraging biodiversity with its Urban Buzz project which will see the introduction of bug hotels, bat boxes and the planting of 1,000 bulbs to create greener areas in which wildlife will thrive.

The team have utilised materials reclaimed from around the centre to build two large bug hotels – places for insects to live, lay their eggs and hibernate whilst also encouraging pollination.

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Greater Manchester to be first city-region outside London to bring buses under local control

Posted: 25/03/2021

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has made a landmark decision to take control of buses in the biggest shake-up to Greater Manchester’s transport network since deregulation in 1986, as part of plans for a joined-up and truly passenger-focused transport network.

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Francis House fundraiser goes virtual

Posted: 23/03/2021

A Greater Manchester children’s hospice has turned their annual Easter fundraiser into an online activity with the launch of the Francis House Virtual Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt.

The annual trail of shops and businesses through the streets of Didsbury village is being replaced by a family-friendly interactive game and quiz.

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