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Platt field palastine protest

16th May 2021 | By George Crafer

Crowds gather in Platt Fields park in solidarity with Palestine to protest against killings and evictions in West Bank

Hundreds gathered yesterday in Platt Fields park in Rusholme in solidarity with Palestinians and to commemorate the Nakba—the anniversary of the exodus of Palestinians after the...

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20th October 2017 | By Danielle Kenneally

Park is apple of nation’s eye as Platt Fields community orchards named best in UK

Platt Fields Park’s community orchards in have been declared the best in the country and “an inspiring story of determination and innovation”. Judges at  Helping...

6th May 2024 | By Emmanuella Coffie

‘May Day Magic: Platt Fields Gardens celebration in Fallowfield’

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2nd November 2021 | By Joseph O'Shea

‘We really love these fields and disagree with what the council is doing’: community unites to save Hough End playing fields

Hough End playing fields is enjoyed by much of Chorlton, Withington and other communities in south Manchester. From bird watchers to aspiring footballers many gather to...

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24th April 2017 | By nq_admin

Organisers of 420 cannabis event in Platt Fields press case for medicinal use of cannabis

More than 1,000 people attended Manchester's 420 celebration in Platt Fields Park on Sunday.  The event was in part to promote what many users claim are the...

Promotional poster for Flashback Festival at Platt Fields Park.

22nd May 2023 | By Zara Gallimore

Festivals and the environment: are we doing enough?

How can event organisers be more environmentally friendly to protect our fields after festivals.

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26th October 2022 | By Thomas Mansbridge

Guinness World Record attempt for largest gathering of people dressed as ghosts

Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield is hosting a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest gathering of people dressed as ghosts this weekend. It takes...

21st May 2024 | By Zoe Spencer

‘We all looked out for each other”: Residents recall memories of Longsight

Longsight is a diverse residential area in Manchester, known for its multicultural environment and its many cultures and traditions. Over time, Longsight has adapted and...

19th May 2024 | By Emmanuella Coffie

empowerment in action: Fallowfield residents forge their community’s destiny

A new report by the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) reveals that the cost-of-living crisis is driving graduates and apprentices to leave their jobs for better-paying opportunities. Half of the surveyed employers reported increased job departures due to pay dissatisfaction, a significant rise from previous years. This shift reflects growing financial pressures, with many prioritizing higher salaries over career progression. Experts urge employers to improve retention strategies amid rising living costs and a competitive job market.

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13th December 2018 | By Jordan White

Fallowfield: A Youth Centre success story.

In light of the Change 4 Cheadle Youth campaign going live earlier this year. We seeked to find a similar story in which we could...