Eddie Toomer-McAlpine


15th March 2022 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

‘The war has faded from the news, but it hasn’t left the minds and hearts of the people’ – Celebrating Syria Festival returns for fifth year

Manchester is celebrating the beauty of Syrian art and culture  – often neglected amid the backdrop of war – with two weeks of events organised by Rethink Rebuild...


13th March 2022 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Rapper Aitch’s Learning Curve music video to feature at Manchester Film Festival 2022

The music video for the song, Learning Curve, by Manchester artist Aitch will feature in Manchester Film Festival’s opening screening of north west short films. The...


10th March 2022 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Everything Everything release single using AI technology ahead of ‘revolutionary’ new album

AI programme was fed terms and conditions of LinkedIn, ancient epic poem Beowulf, the teachings of Confucius and 400,000 4Chan forum posts


8th March 2022 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Levenshulme Old Library celebrates International Women’s Day with week of community events

Levenshulme Old Library is celebrating International Women’s Day with a series of events throughout the week including a night of spoken word compered by Rebecca Kenny.  Ten...


9th February 2022 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Train driver treated in hospital after brick smashes windscreen

A train driver was taken to hospital last Friday after being rained on with shards of glass when a brick was hurled at his windscreen


9th February 2022 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Man found guilty of ‘callous’ murder after dousing mother in petrol and setting her alight

Mark See, 34, has been found guilty of the murder of his 63 year old mother after starting a fire at their Gorton home on 13 July last year


2nd February 2022 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

First Bus Manchester warn of ‘severe’ disruption across services throughout February

Three hundred First Manchester Bus drivers are continuing strike action in Oldham this month demanding a pay increase and better working conditions. The drivers’ basic...


2nd November 2021 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Levenshulme station to get disabled access but more must be done say campaigners 

Levenshulme train station is to be given step-free access after years of campaigning by residents who say society must do more for passengers with disabilities. ...

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2nd November 2021 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Manchester LGBT fans ‘cautiously optimistic’ after professional footballer comes out as gay

LGBT football fans in Manchester say they are ‘cautiously optimistic’ after the first top-flight footballer in 30 years came out as gay. Josh Cavallo, who plays for...


26th October 2021 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Refugee children and friends explore what it means to be a citizen of Manchester

An arts project supporting refugees and families seeking asylum culminated in a performance exploring what it means to be a citizen of Manchester.  The play was written...