Olivia Weeks

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23rd February 2022 | By Olivia Weeks

More than 1,500 ‘ghost flights’ left Mancester airport during covid-19 pandemic

More than 1,500 ‘ghost flights’ took off from Manchester Airport during the pandemic, figures reveal. Airlines have operated more than 14,000 so-called ghost flights from...

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21st February 2022 | By Olivia Weeks

Severe flood warnings removed for Greater Manchester as Storm Franklin passes

Severe flood and ‘danger to life’ warnings were issued for parts of south Manchester last night as Storm Franklin passed through, putting hundreds of homes...

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16th February 2022 | By Olivia Weeks

Yousef Makki’s family await court ruling on judicial review following ‘devastating’ inquest

The family of Yousef Makki are awaiting a court ruling for a judicial review into the verdict of Yousef’s killing. During a seven-day inquest last...

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8th February 2022 | By Olivia Weeks

£8m Burnage development for over 55s completed after several years of setbacks

A new Burnage social housing development scheme is preparing to accept new tenants after overcoming two years of unforeseen setbacks. The £8m development at Dahlia House was...

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7th February 2022 | By Olivia Weeks

Lifelong Burnage resident celebrates 104th birthday and end of lockdown restrictions

Lifelong Burnage resident Ada Louis celebrated her 104th birthday this weekend with a special party  – the first since the pandemic struck. Downing House residential home worked hard to...

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2nd February 2022 | By Olivia Weeks

Andy Burnham warns that north west risks ‘second-best train services for 200 years’

The North risks having train services that are “second-best for 200 years”, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has claimed. Mr Burnham told MPs the Government’s Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) will fail to “unlock the full economic transformation” of the region. The IRP, published in November 2021, includes the scrapping of HS2’s eastern leg between the East Midlands and Leeds.

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26th January 2022 | By Olivia Weeks

Manchester Arena bomb inquiry: Salman Abedi had ‘problematic’ attitude towards women that was ‘red flag’ to his radicalisation

The public inquiry into the Manchester Arena terror attack has heard evidence that Salman Abedi presented problematic behaviour in his school years which could have...

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2nd November 2021 | By Olivia Weeks

Special Olympian becomes UK’s first licensed zumba instructor with Down’s syndrome

An Olympic athlete has become the UK’s first licensed zumba instructor with Down’s syndrome after taking up the pasttime during lockdown. Hannah Payton, 24 from Atherton in...

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2nd November 2021 | By Olivia Weeks

Prevent Breast Cancer raise 2K in pink party fundraiser

A breast cancer charity raised more than £2,000 by organising two days of fundraising to mark breast cancer awareness month. Prevent Breast Cancer hosted a karaoke night...

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31st October 2021 | By Olivia Weeks

Oxford Road lit up in first-ever ‘corridor of light’ festival celebrating area’s cultural life

The Corridor of Light festival took place at the weekend on Oxford Road boasting an array of shining installations celebrating the area’s artistic and cultural...