Month: April 2023

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Manchester’s secondhand shopping industry is on the rise – but why is it important to shop sustainably?  

Every five minutes 10,000 items of clothing are sent to landfill, what can we do in Manchester to reduce this?  Fast fashion is one of the world’s biggest polluters as plastic fibres pollute the oceans, toxic dyes are used, and workers are exploited and underpaid.  According to the United Nations 8-10% of the world’s global […]

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Oasis and Glastonbury photos in first ever Jill Furmanovsky exhibition

A vast collection of Oasis snaps and colourful Glastonbury pictures are available to see at Manchester’s Central Library this spring. A new display, called ‘Photographing The Invisible’, opened on April 15, and captures the best work of veteran music photographer Jill Furmanovsky. Throughout her career, the 70-year-old has photographed some incredible artists over the last […]

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Salford City Council Local Election Round-Up: Everything You Need To Know

Local Government Elections take place nationwide on Thursday, May 4 and in Salford, Labour will look to maintain their 50-year dominance and of the council. Labour currently control 49 of the 60 seats and will be looking to build on their success but face challenges from the other parties. One councillor will be elected in […]

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Eshaan Akbar brings his Pretender tour to the Quays

As remarked by warm-up act Aaron Wood, Eshaan Akbar commands an eclectic mix of fans, having picked up loyal followers from the vastly different arenas of QI and the Have a Word podcast. In the cosy Lowry Studio, a smaller room held within the Lowry Theatre, over the course of an hour Akbar tackled some […]

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Huge boost for British basketball as British-born NBA star becomes part-owner of the London Lions

Britain’s first NBA champion, O.G. Anunoby, has agreed to become part owner of the London Lions. The Lions, who sealed another BBL title, with a record six games to spare earlier this month have also made history becoming the first British side to qualify for the EuroCup playoffs. Toronto Raptors wing Anunoby, who won the […]

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Manchester City crest on a white flag waving in the wind

Bayern Munich v Manchester City: Champions League Preview

Champions League Quarter-Final Second Leg (0-3 agg.) The Champions League has been far from kind to Manchester City, with the club still waiting to get their hands on the famous trophy despite winning six domestic titles in the last 11 seasons. Despite this, the club has slowly been accumulating a collection of famous European nights, […]

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Greater Manchester Football Wrap (March 22-23): Rochdale, Salford City, Wigan Athletic, Bolton Wanderers, Stockport County, Altrincham

By Matthew Holmes, Jacob Findell, Isaac Stacey Stronge, Joe Brayne, Callum Sutherland, and Steven Narloch The coffin is being readied ahead of the weekend as Rochdale’s prolonged stay in the Football League threatens to come to an end, with local rivals Stockport looking to hammer in the final nails… Rochdale If there was a moment […]

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Manchester 70s band revived for Record Store Day  

Vinyl Revival is the only record store in Manchester to officially release a limited-edition recording from the band, The Hoax.  The record, named ‘The Cargo Recordings’, will be released as part of Record Store Day (RSD) taking place on Saturday, April 22.  Colin White, from Vinyl Revival, said: “This limited edition coloured release for RSD is a […]

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Morris dancing alive and kicking in Stretford

A Morris dancing group in Stretford is working to ensure the tradition still has a place in modern society. The Manchester Morris Men, based in Stretford, were formed in 1936 and want to use post-pandemic life to promote the pastime. George Clapton, the leader (or ‘Squire’) of the group, highlighted how the opportunities are there […]

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Manchester City fans hopeful of another Champions League semi-final ahead of Bayern Munich clash

With the season approaching a nail-biting finale, Manchester City fans will turn their focus to European football as their side faces Bayern Munich tonight. City are already 3-0 up in the quarter-final after a dominant performance at the Etihad last Tuesday. Goals from Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland have put the Sky Blues in […]

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