UEFA’s 70% rule: How would it impact on Premier League clubs?

UEFA’s proposed limiting of club spending on wages and transfers to a percentage of their revenue in a given season could actually hinder competition. The European governing body have put forward proposals for a 70% cap on spending in these areas, slated to come into force in 2025, and various club owners, including Liverpool’s John […]

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Manchester café hosts bike ride to encourage women to cycle

Levenshulme cycling café Station South are hosting several bike rides this Sunday in celebration of International Women’s Day.  The ride is to start at 12pm on March 12 at the Emmeline Pankhurst Statue at St Peter’s Square and then the women will cycle to Station South.  Leader of Community Involvement at Station South, Anna Smith, […]

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‘Girls, you’ve got to look good, let’s face it’ – Misogyny in Manchester’s music scene

A Manchester-based female musician has recounted her experiences of misogyny in the city whilst trying to enter the industry.  This follows a recent hearing in parliament, where the issues such as safety at gigs, maternity and unequal beauty standards were addressed, amongst other topics. Adelaide Taylor, 22, is a musician who has just recently gone […]

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The Bury group using the power of music to tackle dementia

A volunteer group in Bury has turned to the use of music to help people living with dementia across the area. Dignifying Dementia, first established in 2018, organises two group sessions every week, crafted to ease the struggles of coping with the disease. John Pearcey, one of the minds behind the group and a part […]

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Cultural Impact Survey Reveals Huge Drop In Manchester Footfall

Manchester’s Cultural Impact Survey from 2021/22 was released yesterday with a number of key figures being revealed, particularly the impact of covid restrictions on the city. In a meeting at Manchester City Council yesterday, the survey was released which has highlighted a massive drop in numbers to the city’s cultural sector In a survey of […]

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Altrincham Town Hall’s future uncertain ahead of Trafford Council proposals

An ePetition signed by more than 1700 people has divided the Altrincham community over the future of their historic Town Hall.

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City’s Calciopoli? How the Premier League’s biggest potential scandal could be defined by Italy’s past

It’s been branded as an unprecedented moment in the history of the Premier League. It’s highlighted the systemic problems in football that have been running rampant for years, potentially decades. It’s set the tongues wagging of fans across the country, and much further afield. Manchester City have been charged with at least 100 breaches of […]

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MP Rebecca Long-Bailey calls out ‘devastating’ effect of energy prices in Salford amidst record BP profits

Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey is leading calls to put an end to “rampant profiteering” and “freeze energy bills” in a broadside against the government following huge profits announced by oil giant BP. The British-headquartered firm revealed profits of $27.7 billion and follows huge numbers announced by Shell recently. The shaky supply of energy […]

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Ivorian political activist withdrawn from deportation flight thanks to Salford charity

A political activist from the Ivory Coast seeking refuge in Greater Manchester will remain in the UK whilst further evidence is considered, following a campaign by a Salford-based charity. Kouame – whose full name and age can not be disclosed – fled to the UK in 2014 because of threats to his life in the […]

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Earthquake: UK communities help victims in Turkey and Syria

Communities across the UK are rallying to offer urgent support to those affected by Monday’s earthquakes in Southern Turkey. The Turkish and Northern Cypriot Society at the University of Manchester has been organising a unified fundraiser to help those in need. One of the society’s members, Zeynep, said a number of charities will receive the […]

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How COVID and ginger beer led an ex-policeman towards eco-friendly car cleaning

Allan Dean, a retired GMP constable, is on a mission to clean up Altrincham with the help of his bike.

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A club in trouble: Manchester City’s Premier League Charges Explained

Following a four-year investigation, the Premier League announced on Monday that they were formally charging Manchester City with 113 individual breaches of their regulations, across the period 2009-2023. During this period, the club won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and three EFL Cups, and slowly progressed towards becoming the dominant force in English […]

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Justin Moorhouse Entertains With Brilliant Stand-Up At Salford’s Lowry Theatre

Justin Moorhouse: Stretch & Think review In a homecoming of sorts for the comedian and actor from Ashton-under-Lyne, the former Phoenix Nights star got a great reception from a lively Lowry Theatre. It was a welcome that was thoroughly deserved thanks to a career stretching over 20 years and with his current set, he’s showing […]

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Greater Manchester Football Wrap (Feb 10-12): Rochdale AFC, Salford City, Wigan Athletic, Stockport County, Bolton Wanderers, Altrincham FC

By: Joe Brayne, Callum Sutherland, Jacob Findell, Isaac Stronge, Matthew Holmes and Steven Narloch. Relegation scraps await Wigan Athletic and Rochdale AFC while Bolton Wanderers, Stockport County and Salford FC embark on promotion pushes across the English Football Leagues.There’s an additional bonus in the Greater Manchester Football Wrap this week with Steven Narloch covering Altrincham […]

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Salford cycling campaigner receives Twitter abuse following commute video which was viewed five million times

By Isaac Stacey Stronge A cyclist campaigning for active travel in Greater Manchester has sparked fury online following a video he posted of his perilous commute. Harry Gray, 27, posted the tweet on Saturday, January 28, which went on to be viewed more than five million times, but not all were sympathetic to his cause. […]

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Greater Manchester Football Wrap (Feb 4-6): Rochdale AFC, Salford City, Wigan Athletic, Stockport County, Bolton Wanderers

Relegation-threatened Rochdale’s daunting trip to Salford is our highlight for our North West clubs this weekend.

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Strikes: Manchester teachers rally in bid for fairer pay 

Today marked the first of seven days planned industrial action by the National Education Union (NEU) with high numbers turning out to campaign for a pay rise. The government announced last year that most teaching staff were to receive an estimated 5% pay boost, but NEU members rejected this and have since decided on strike action.  […]

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Fans Can’t Stop Dancing as Strictly Tour Arrives at Manchester’s AO Arena

The BBC’s glitziest prime time show swapped the small screen for the big stage on Saturday night. Let’s get one thing straight before we begin. I’m not the target audience of this show. I’m not the sort of person who sits down every weekend, eagerly waiting to find out if Tony Adams is going to […]

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Manchester United v Nottingham Forest (3-0 agg.) Carabao Cup Semi-Final Preview

Manchester United will be looking to confirm their place in the Carabao Cup Final in this Semi-Final Second Leg against Nottingham Forest tonight. Forest will have to stage an unlikely comeback to stand any chance of progression after a 3-0 first leg victory for the Red Devils at The City Ground last week. Both sides […]

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National Strikes Bring Northern Trains To A Halt

Hundreds of Manchester workers from different sectors took part in strike action on Wednesday, gathering for a rally in St Peter’s Square. Union members in Greater Manchester came together in the city centre as hundreds of thousands of workers participated in strikes across the country. Train stations across Manchester and Salford were closed off completely […]

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Football Regulator “Too Late” for Greater Manchester Clubs

An independent regulator for English football is set to be announced on February 8, but any changes may not be enough for Greater Manchester’s clubs. Bury have already fallen victim to financial difficulties, with Bolton only just escaping the same fate, whilst Oldham suffered relegation from the Football league last season. Sitting at the bottom […]

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The Optimist Arrives in Salford Quays – Jen Brister review

By Isaac Stacey Stronge Positive attitude isn’t something that naturally emanates from comedian Jen Brister’s catalogue of work, whether it be talking about the trials and tribulations of parenthood or the hurdles of ageing, so the title of the show, The Optimist, may come as a shock to her existing fans. They need not fear […]

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The walking and cycling group campaigning to reinstate a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Salford

A campaign has been launched to reinstate a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) in Blackfriars and Trinity which was partly removed by the council.   Harry Gray, founder of Walk Ride Salford, said the removal of a wooden planter which acts as an LTN filter on St Stephen Street has resulted in more traffic and pollution in the […]

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Boxer Charlotte Powell seeks hometown redemption at Liverpool Olympia

Professional boxer Charlotte Powell is keen to make a statement ahead of her return to the Liverpool Olympia on 4 March.

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Editors Light Up Manchester Crowd With Powerful Synth Infused Performance

Editors: Manchester Academy review If there is one word to sum up the performance of a band which has long cemented its reputation as one of the UK’s best and most underrated rock bands over the last 18 years, it would be energy. Not once during their nearly two-hour set did it look or sound […]

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Salford City 1-0 Walsall: Ammies’ promotion push back on track

Salford City strengthened their grip on a play-off position with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Walsall. Following last week’s shock 3-2 defeat to Crawley, a win here was imperative, and the players responded, despite a few scares late in the first half. The win pushes the Ammies to within six points of third-placed Carlisle, who […]

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“Save the Rec” petition pushes for non-profits back in leisure centres

A local campaign has been targeted at Salford Council regarding the decision to give space in leisure centres back to for-profit companies.  The “Save the Rec” petition, managed by community figure Nick Burke, has targeted two buildings that he and his colleagues feel have been unfairly managed by the council.  The Hub and Salford Gymnastics […]

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Manchester’s smallest pub – George Best’s old stomping ground is dying

The old-age pub, which held iconic football legends within its walls, could now be nearing its unfortunate end.  The grade II listed pub which served icons like George Best, has seen a harsh struggle since the pandemic. Only two minutes from Picadilly Gardens lies a pub filled with history and a huge welcome. In defiance […]

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Meet the Stockport County superfan with more than 500 player-worn shirts

‘’It’s one of the most powerful and evocative vehicles for the history and memories of Stockport County.’’

Ben Walker is a Stockport County superfan like no other, with a love for the club that runs so deep that it has driven him to collect over 500 player-worn County shirts.

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SUDAN’S FORGOTTEN WAR; A CRISIS HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

Credit:flickr Sudan has been plunged into a conflict that has dragged on for the last year, resulting in the death of over 15,000 people and has also caused untold hardship on the Sudanese population. There is still a disparity in media coverage of Sudan in relation to conflicts like Ukraine and Gaza. Sudan therefore raises […]

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REVIEW: OSMA: The Scandinavian cuisine which is simply seductive

As a self-proclaimed foodie bore, it is more often than not that I find myself wistfully skimming through the Michelin Guides pages, raising a brow at photographs of meticulously presented globs of sauce on petite pieces of meats galore, as if my pockets could stretch to infinite lengths. It was on one of these occasions […]

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SUDAN – AFRICA’S PROXY WAR; GLOBAL POWER’S UNSEEN BATTLE FOR INFLUENCE

The conflict in Sudan is threatening to evolve into a proxy war with several outside interests into the geopolitical control of Sudan. What roles are the major powers are playing behind the scenes in keeping the conflict going and what they hope to gain from it in the long run? The Sudan conflict has evolved […]

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£2.5million Padel Club plans approved as the sport sweeps across Greater Manchester

The new racquet sport of Padel has taken Manchester by storm and is continuing its expansion by opening a second dedicated venue, costing an estimated £2.5million. This’ll be the biggest and most sustainable Padel facility in the North of England after planning permission was approved at a site in TraffordCity. The Padel Club was established […]

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Salford City striker Matt Smith wins place in EFL Sky Bet League Two team of the season

Source: transfermarkt.com Ammies’ veteran striker Matt Smith has been honoured at the EFL Team of the Season Awards night which took place in the Grosvenor House in London on Sunday. The 6ft 6 forward scored 23 goals in 44 appearances helping secure Salford’s League Two status for another season. Smith said: “Proud to be named […]

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Man City’s new El Diablito due to arrive in January 2025

Source: Argentina FC Social Media Following the roaring success of Julian Alvarez, there is going to be another Argentinian wonder-kid making an appearance at the Etihad next year by the name of Claudio Echeverri.  The 18-year-old wonderkid, who played attacking midfield for River Plate, has engineered his dream move this January after winning the Champions […]

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Rochdale AFC support immortalised as Fan Wall expands and Memorial Wall plans set in motion

Rochdale AFC is offering fans the chance to have their names inscribed on a new wall, which is proving so popular that three panels have already sold out. The wall is made up of panels containing individual plaques purchased by supporters, whose family and friends can also be displayed alongside personalised messages. Since the project […]

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