Niamh O'Connell

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5th May 2021 | By Niamh O'Connell

A guide to voting today in Manchester’s mayoral election with full list of candidates

What is the role of the mayor and why is it important? The mayor of Greater Manchester is a major figure in the political life of...

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28th October 2020 | By Niamh O'Connell

Pumpkin patches rise in popularity after traditional Halloween activities are cancelled

The cancelling of traditional Halloween activities this year has led to people embracing the outdoors by visiting pumpkin patches  – a popular American seasonal tradition. One...

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27th October 2020 | By Niamh O'Connell

Chorlton homeless charity changes direction after lockdown causes shop to close

A homeless charity in Chorlton has changed direction after covid caused its shop to close during lockdown. Reach out to the community is a Manchester-based...

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26th October 2020 | By Niamh O'Connell

Puffin crossing in Salford given rainbow makeover to honour LGBTQ+ community

A pedestrian crossing in Salford has received a new makeover that honours the LGBTQ+ community after a request from a local resident. The puffin crossing outside the...

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22nd October 2020 | By Niamh O'Connell

Covid makes Christmas markets go virtual in Lees village

Christmas markets in Lees village in Oldham have been taken virtual this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The markets will take place on 28-29...

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8th October 2020 | By Niamh O'Connell

To stay healthy during lockdown we must go ‘back to basics’, says Manchester dietitian

A Manchester dietitian says lockdown is a perfect opportunity for people to switch to a healthier lifestyle. Man Met lecturer in food, nutrition and health, Avni Vyas, says...