Alimat Akanni

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3rd March 2022 | By Alimat Akanni

Two men living exotic lifestyles have been jailed for over 15 years for their part in organised crime group

Two men have been jailed for a total of 15 years for their part in a drugs smuggling gang. Remez Caffrey, 24 from Manchester, and...

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23rd February 2022 | By Alimat Akanni

Police reopen murder investigation of man who died as a result of assault more than 10 years ago

The family of man who died as a result of an assault more than 10 years ago are urging people to come forward with information after...

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20th February 2022 | By Alimat Akanni

School in the North Manchester area aims to be 20 years ahead of the nation by becoming carbon neutral by 2030

A school in the Higher Blackley has announced am action plan with the intention of becoming carbon neutral by 2030, 20 years ahead of the rest of...

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11th February 2022 | By Alimat Akanni

Minority ethnic communities encouraged to have say in ongoing project to make healthcare inclusive

Manchester Local Care Organisation has commissioned a social enterprise to raise awareness of health conditions in ethnic minority communities. The project run by Freshrb CIC is called Neighbourhood Media...

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9th February 2022 | By Alimat Akanni

Mum of new baby shares experience of participation in pioneering CBD treatment for brain injury

Three babies born at St Mary’s hospital were enrolled in a pioneering Cannabidiol (CBD) research as a potential treatment for newborns with moderate or severe brain injury....

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2nd February 2022 | By Alimat Akanni

Manchester Day extravaganza is back for 2022 after a two-year absence!

Manchester Day 2019: 10 out of 10 from Walk the Plank on Vimeo. The countdown has begun for the annual Manchester Day parade which has...

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6th November 2021 | By Alimat Akanni

Islamic high school in Manchester helps raise £1m in just ONE week for Islamic Relief charity

Students at the Manchester Islamic High School for Girls held a cultural food festival event for charity as part of an international event. It was organised...

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4th November 2021 | By Alimat Akanni

‘Government needs to do more to protect abortion clinic users from anti-choice harassment’

For years, abortion clinic users suffered from harassment and intimidation from anti-choice protesters who are against people’s decisions and right to choose abortion. In the UK, the...

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4th November 2021 | By Alimat Akanni

Women forced to resort to self-defence for survival to protect themselves from assault

A self-defence workshop teaching women on what to do in vulnerable situations took place at Harpurhey neighbourhood centre The event was mainly for women and non-binary people...

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3rd November 2021 | By Alimat Akanni

Digital Diwali culminates in seven-hour celebration across four boroughs in Greater Manchester for festival of light

Diwali, known as the festival of light, is one of the important religious festivals which originated in India and stretches back more than 2,500 years. Celebrated by...