Author: MatthewHolmes

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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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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Student rent strikers removed from Manchester University building by bailiffs

Bailiffs have forcibly removed Manchester University students who have been occupying a campus building for six weeks. This came after students went on rent strike with the university being granted a possession order for the entirety of south campus in court yesterday.  Protesters, calling for affordable rents, were taken from the Simon Building at around […]

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Ramsbottom shop’s fury over u-turned pedestrianised zone

A Ramsbottom shop has expressed its fury as a pedestrianised zone is set to be reopened as a road. The Vineyard Wine Shop is located at the junction of Smithy Street and Square Street, an area which was transformed into a pedestrianised street during the pandemic. The temporary legislation is set to come to an […]

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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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Greater Manchester Football Wrap (March 17-18th): Rochdale, Salford City, Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic, Stockport County, Altrincham

By Matthew Holmes, Joseph Brayne, Steven Narloch, Isaac Stronge, Callum Sutherland and Jacob Findell It’s a tale of sliding teams this week. Bolton, Salford and Stockport are threatening to slide away from the play-offs, whilst Wigan and Rochdale have been stuck in a permanent slide out of their respective leagues. Surely there has to be […]

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Second vote announced to unite Bury FC and AFC – days after Gigg Lane was vandalised

A second vote to merge Bury FC and Bury AFC has been announced to bring football back to Gigg Lane. Members from FC’s Supporter’s Society and AFC’s Shakers Society will now have until May 5 to cast their vote. Last year, the first attempts to create a unified organisation were blocked, despite a majority of […]

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“I was there!” – A fan’s eye view of a historic Liverpool victory against Manchester United

Let’s get one thing straight. This is a Manchester-based publication, which means they probably don’t want me to relish in Manchester United’s heaviest defeat since 1931. But how often are you going to see your team beat your fiercest rivals by a seven-goal margin? How often are you going to be there in person to […]

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Warrington teenager is the youngest ever player at darts’ UK Open in Minehead

A 16-year-old darts player from Warrington made his debut in the UK Open over the weekend, winning three games. Luke Littler came through qualifiers to reach darts’ ‘FA Cup’ as its youngest ever player and was tipped for a strong showing as the reigning Junior Darts World Champion. Littler was tasked with opening the tournament […]

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Greater Manchester cricket given Premier League seal of approval

The Greater Manchester Cricket League (GMCL) was awarded Premier League status on Friday ahead of the 2023 season. The announcement revealed that the JW Lees Lancashire Cricket League also was set to earn the same badge of honour. The accreditation, given by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), represents a group of high quality […]

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