Day: 31 January 2024

Taz Corcoran, Mike Grady, Jen Myler

Salford Red Devils Women set new goals as the game grows

From students to police officers and electrical engineers, these are the daily lives of the Salford Red Devils Women’s team. After their formation in 2021, they are now preparing for their third season. Due to a restructuring of the league last year, despite reaching the Women’s Super League play-offs the Red Devils were ‘relegated’ into […]

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Manchester vape shop owner ‘can’t wait’ for disposables ban to kick in

The Government has announced plans to ban disposable vapes but the owner of one Manchester vape shop believes the ban doesn’t go far enough. The move is part of a plan to tackle the rising number of young people taking up vaping as well as environmental concerns.  A recent survey by the NASUWT teachers’ union […]

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Manchester gears ups for cycling fever after being crowned European Cycling Capital 2024

After winning the bid to be selected as the first-ever ACES European Capital of Cycling for 2024, Manchester looks forward to an exciting year of cycling.

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Residents in Salford town ‘losing hope’ at £5.4m regeneration plans

Businesses in Eccles are left fearing for their futures, as the council’s ‘regeneration’ plan struggles to materialise nearly one year on from their initial announcement.

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Chris Hankinson during Salford Red Devils media day.

Salford rugby’s lost son Chris Hankinson comes home to Red Devils

Former Salford youth player Chris Hankinson is looking to make his debut for the Red Devils’ first team in their opening game of the new season. Hankinson, 30, who was born in Wigan, played his junior years at the Ashton Bears before going through the youth system of the Salford City Reds. “I left when […]

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AFCON deserves more respect say Manchester’s African football fans 

Despite all the drama the tournament has thrown up, local fans of African football in Manchester believe the competition doesn’t get the respect it deserves.

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Manchester Promoter Defends Les Battersby Wrestling Booking 

The co-owner of Manchester’s Sovereign Pro Wrestling has urged social media ‘critics’ to ‘lighten up’ after they mocked the booking of 70-year-old ex-Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones for next month’s ‘It’s Dark and Hell is Hot’ show. Louis Essien said: ‘Wrestling is supposed to be ‘unexpected and surprising’. The Street icon is set to make […]

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Red Devils remain optimistic despite threadbare squad heading into Super League campaign

Salford Red Devils are confident of a successful Super League season despite a depleted squad and ongoing injury concerns at the Club. The Red Devils, who finished just outside the play-offs last season, currently have the smallest squad in the competition, with just 24 senior players available out of a possible 35. It’s going to […]

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Fiona Lynch with Manchester United star Hayley Ladd

Meet the returning Manchester United Women fans who defected to City

It’s fair to say that Manchester United were late to the party when it came to women’s football. They disbanded their women’s team in 2005 after the Glazers took over and weren’t reformed until 2018. Meanwhile, Manchester City had consistently been in business since 1988. They officially got off the ground in 2012 and were […]

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Flamenco company which ‘pushes the boundaries’ brings sunshine to Manchester

A Flamenco company is making a one-night stop in Manchester during their tour of the UK. Originating from Andalucia, an autonomous community in Spain where the biggest cities are Seville, Málaga, Córdoba, the Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company represents the eight regions of Andalucia. The music performed includes a full chamber orchestra created by Daniel Martinez. […]

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