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How breakdancing’s Olympic debut can boost Manchester’s ‘breaking’ scene

The Olympic spirit is having a tangible impact on Manchester’s breaking community.

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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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Award winning African eatery celebrates 10 years of success

An award-winning African eatery is celebrating its 10th anniversary after overcoming a saturated food market against all odds and winning over customers. Nkolo is a Bolton based catering company that offers fast food Cameroon cuisine for dine-in or take-out. Some of their main menu items are grilled sea bream, crispy beef spinach, comedone curry goat, […]

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Man United, Adidas and Stone Roses Collab: ”The Stone Roses are Man United encapsulated”

This week Gary Neville explained why he picked the Stone Roses’ iconic 80’s anthem ‘This Is The One’ as The Reds walk-out song at Old Trafford when he became club captain in 2005. The song, he says, reflects the “true authentic spirit of the city of Manchester”.

Almost 20 years later, Manchester United, Adidas and The Stone Roses have come together to create a new line of casual and training wear based on the band’s first album cover and designed by their guitarist and diehard United fan John Squire.

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Manchester Giants teenage star Matthew Goodwin making waves in the British Basketball League

Matthew Goodwin is turning heads at the Manchester Giants after he recorded a career-high in minutes played while scoring his first points in the British Basketball League (BBL) against Cheshire Phoenix last Saturday. In April 2023, the talented guard earned the NBL Junior Final Fours’ (U18) MVP when he helped Manchester Magic Academy claim the […]

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Bury’s teenage middle-distance runner secures third place in first full international athletics competition

Bury AC’s Anna Gisbourne represented England for the 800-metre race at the International Flanders Athletics Meeting (IFAM) indoor meeting in Gent, Belgium. The 16-year-old finished third in her heat against experienced competitors, the youngest of which was still almost eight-years her senior. Anna achieved a spectacular time of 2:09:23, which was the 19th fastest time […]

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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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Manchester hit by padel fever as fans go ‘bonkers’ over launch of first dedicated club

Manchester has seen unprecedented demand for padel following the opening of its first dedicated venue, Club de Padel. 

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Top scientist’s speech highlights lack of international female representation in the field

Inclusion and gender bias were the focal point of an event at University of Salford this week to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The conference was held at the New Adelphi theatre on the University grounds on the 6th of February 2024. The keynote speaker, Dame Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell  […]

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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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