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REVIEW: The Chemical Brothers at AO Arena

Arena shows are expensive, most of the time they fall into two camps. £50 to see the latest pop act that’s had a hit by singing the same as everyone else in the last five years about whatever Capital FM is churning out or a well established act that has become big because they are […]

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How online plays and interactive English lessons are breathing confidence into Palestinian children

Motivated by the confidence and empowerment it has provided for children, British charity ‘The Hands Up Project’ continues to provide unique support and activities to help Palestinian children learn English.   The charity provides a number of programmes for children, such as online drama performances called ‘remote theatre’ and link ups with English speaking volunteers. Founder […]

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Mastermind behind Minehead Metalheads opens workshop to aspiring craftspeople across Somerset

The genius behind Minehead’s ‘Metalheads Trail’ has opened his workshop doors to support and train prospective metalworkers in Somerset. Steven Heard, a self-taught welder who began creating metal figures out of his back garden over the COVID lockdown, is now offering a four-day course during which participants can create their own Metalhead. The ex-carpenter is […]

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Why are retail giants closing down outlets across the UK?

The closure of physical stores by retail giants has led to job losses and reduced footfall in town centres, with many businesses struggling to stay afloat. Sainsbury’s Argos outlet based in Salford is the newest addition to the list. This sudden decision by the company will put the jobs of at least 1,400 people at […]

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Who are Manchester United’s potential new owners?

Manchester United have been owned by the Glazer family since 2005, but in recent weeks have indicated a willingness to sell the club. The controversial owners have not fully committed to a sale, but they have begun a process to sound out potential buyers should they choose to sell. Whilst many fans are keen to […]

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Salford Red Devils announce scheme to invite children in care to games

Salford Red Devils have today announced a scheme to invite all children in care in the city to home games in the upcoming 2023 Super League season. The programme is part of their ‘Be a Red’ campaign, and will see children in care, alongside those in foster care, in the city invited with their families […]

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Comedian Dara O’Briain takes numerous pops at himself in energetic Lowry Theatre show

Irishman Dara O’Briain walked out with boundless energy, recounting funny tales that mainly took shots at himself in the first of three nights at the Lyric Theatre O’Briain returned to Salford last Thursday in the middle of his current stand-up tour. The crowd lapped up such tales of how he acts as a parent and […]

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Manchester United announce season ticket price increase despite cost-of-living crisis

Manchester United have announced that adult season ticket prices are set to increase for the first time in eleven years. The club cited rising match day costs for the 5% increase for fans, but have reiterated that the change to ticket prices has been kept to a minimum. The percentage increase means that, for a […]

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Controversial Tiktok shopkeeper ‘Wakey Wines’ who found fame selling PRIME drink will host Manchester club night

A shopkeeper who went viral on Tiktok last year is hosting a club night in Manchester next week (Feb 27). Mohammed Azar Nazir, known as ‘Wakey Wines’, rose to fame on the video-sharing platform through selling popular energy drink ‘PRIME’ to customers in his Wakefield-based shop at inflated prices. Since his viral fame, Wakey Wines […]

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Rochdale AFC v Stockport County match report: Collar to the rescue, again

Looking at the league table, this North West clash arrived as somewhat of a mismatch, with Rochdale solidly rock-bottom in the standings and Stockport County topping the form tables. The difference in league position, however, did not translate into an unassailable gap in quality on the pitch in the first half. Against stronger opposition, County […]

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