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Coach hails success of ParaNetball club at Manchester Thunder

It’s been two years since Katie Thompson, 30, from Manchester set up the first ParaNetball team in the North West, Dominoes Netball Club. But she didn’t stop there. Just one year later, she founded the first ParaNetball club at Manchester Thunder. Her passion for Netball started in primary school. Now after 10 years in the […]

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Manchester City fans deterred from new bus service by ‘steep’ prices and ‘confusing’ departure times

Manchester City fans have welcomed new match-day buses but say price and timing tweaks must be made to make the service a long-term success. The club, in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM), is trialing 17 new bus routes to travel to and from the Etihad Stadium on match days from areas on the […]

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Oldham Athletic fans call for ‘incredible’ Chairman to be knighted

Oldham fans are calling for their Chairman, Frank Rothwell, to be honoured after completing his second transatlantic row in three years to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.

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Visa conditions ‘restrict’ students as many struggle to find suitable work

While many overseas students are able to work up to 20 hours per term on their visas, some are still struggling to find a job that fits their studies. Navigating the UK job market may already be challenging and very competitive, but Manchester students are finding the busy nature of the city a further obstacle. […]

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Bounding back: the dawn of a new era at Oldham Athletic

Whisper it, but there’s a buzz around Boundary Park. Oldham Athletic are on their way back.  A year and a half after dropping out of the Football League, with talk of extinction, the club currently sit sixth in the National League and promotion is on every fan’s lips. It’s been eighteen months since Frank Rothwell […]

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Debilitating pain, infertility and ‘years of dismissal’ – The hidden health crisis affecting one in 10 women

Crippling and debilitating cramps, nausea, fainting, leg and back pain, brain fog, severe and heavy bleeding, chronic fatigue, chronic pelvic pain, pain during sex, loss of appetite, weight loss, hair loss, depression, anxiety and infertility. If you wince when reading that, it’s because you should: It’s uncomfortable. It’s also the reality for 1 in 10 […]

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Manchester Giants vs Plymouth Patriots Marred by Brawl

A mass brawl broke out at the end of the British Basketball League clash between Manchester Giants and Plymouth City Patriots, which saw a child knocked over.   The match, which took place last Thursday, was a feisty affair with tensions brewing throughout and Patriots fans allegedly directing abuse at Giants’ forward Jamell Anderson.   Things spiralled […]

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International students battle health problems amid struggles to cope with Manchester winter

International Students in Manchester have expressed their struggles in coping with the significant drop in temperature during the winter as they continue their transition to life in the UK. A good number of international students of African descent are used to the warm temperatures that characterise the warm December and January months. These international students […]

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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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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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