Day: 15 March 2023

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Eating at TripAdvisor’s worst-reviewed restaurant in Timperley: A pleasant surprise

Dobbies Altrincham, Green Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8QP. Dobbies Altrincham, not to be confused with the house-elf of Harry Potter fame, is the café restaurant attached to the garden centre chain. To set the record straight, Dobbies does not (and has never) sold itself as an institute of fine dining. Rather, Dobbies acts a catch-all for […]

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Manchester City hitting their stride with the help of five-star Erling Haaland

Manchester City returned to the best of their ability last night as they swept aside a lacklustre RB Leipzig in a 7-0 victory last night. City were firing on all cylinders, with Kevin De Bruyne providing his trademark deliveries into the box and star of the show Erling Haaland netting an astounding five goals. Last […]

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People in Salford lack trust and confidence in mental health professionals, study finds

A lack of cultural representation in the mental health sector has led to a dearth of trust and confidence in professionals, Healthwatch Salford has found. The ‘Mind Over Matter’ report – published on Monday March 13 – outlined the key reasons why people are reluctant to access mental health support and services in Salford. The […]

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Nearly £40m for Greater Manchester regeneration projects announced in Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has today announced the Budget for 2023, with childcare services and energy bills addressed. Since the last spring statement it has been a year of economic turbulence, a rapid rise in the rate of inflation and three newly appointed Chancellors of the Exchequer. Today’s statement is seen as a […]

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100 events on offer at Manchester Irish Festival to mark St Patrick’s Day

The Emerald Isle has arrived in Manchester suburbs with more than 100 events being held to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.   Manchester is home to the biggest Irish community in the UK and this 10-day festival is aimed at promoting Irish events and culture all year round.   Tony Hennigan, from the Manchester Irish Festival, […]

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FIFA confirms 48 teams to feature in the 2026 World Cup with 32 to head to the knockouts

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will feature a record 48 teams, rather than the usual 32 teams. The revised format is going to have four groups with 12 teams. Mexico and the United States of America are set to host the quadrennial event which is projected to have a record 104 games. Initially, the world […]

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A new ‘Beginning’ at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre

David Eldridge’s tale of the awkwardness of finding new love dazzles at The Exchange, treating audiences to an unrelenting experience full of realism and silence. I’ll hold my hands up from the off: I’m not an avid theatre-goer. That’s not because I dislike the medium. Far from it. It’s just not something that can often […]

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Star-studded line up featuring Grammy nominee announced for Manchester International Festival 2023

Yesterday, Factory International announced the list of artists who will have their work showcased this summer. The event will welcome some of the biggest names in the art world including footballer Juan Mata and Grammy nominee, singer Janelle Monae. Monae will be headlining the programme of music in a three-day residency. The event will take […]

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‘Cost-of-living crisis impairs the mental health of pet owners in the UK’

Pet ownership in UK is becoming a source of stress and impaired mental health due to the rise in the cost-of-living crisis. A recent survey conducted by the national pet charity organisation, Blue Cross, suggests that the cost-of-living pressure and the need to care for pets leaves a negative impact on owners’ mental health. The […]

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Spring Budget 2023 – Jeremy Hunt unveils extra 30 hours free childcare to get parents back to work

In the 2023 Spring Budget, Jeremy Hunt has announced 30 free hours of childcare a week for children from nine months to two-year-olds, which was already in place for three and four year olds in the UK. Mr Hunt also announced changes to Universal Credit childcare payments. The new childcare scheme is a part of […]

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