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19th December 2023 | By Martha Norris

Christmas conscious as shopping needs to be made sustainable with the climate crisis. 

With Christmas right around the corner, the cost-of-living crisis hitting everyone’s purses this is how charity shops become the heroes of a sustainable and low-cost Christmas....

18th December 2023 | By Makenna Ali

Chronic loneliness spikes over Christmas in Manchester’s Queer community.

The Proud Trust is hosting support groups in Manchester over the holidays to combat loneliness in the Queer community. Loneliness is a major issue in...

5th December 2023 | By Zoe Spencer

Stan’s Secret Santa begins at Manchester Museum

Feature image credit: Manchester Museum. Manchester Museum’s beloved Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stan, has put his Santa hat on for a charity gift appeal. Stan’s secret santa...

christmas parade

23rd December 2022 | By Beth Ibbotson

Manchester hosts inaugural Christmas parade 

On December 11, Manchester hosted its first-ever Christmas Parade, which was attended by thousands of people. The hour-long parade included over 200 participants and started...

Food and drinks being sold at Manchester Christmas Markets

19th December 2022 | By Thomas Mansbridge

Manchester Christmas markets greener than ever this year

Manchester City Council has increased the level of sustainability at the Christmas markets this year.  There have been great efforts to ensure that the markets...


17th November 2021 | By [email protected]

Is more police presence needed around Christmas time in Manchester?

With Manchester now on severe alert and the Christmas markets bringing in more people than ever, NQ headed to the streets to find out how...


12th November 2020 | By Bailey Taylor

Christmas trees in November? Why residents are putting their trimmings up even earlier this year

Residents across Greater Manchester have taken it upon themselves to deck the halls early this year in an attempt to fight off coronavirus blues as...


27th October 2020 | By Hayley Grice

Six-year-old Chorlton boy and sister collect tins of food for needy people at Xmas

After seeing the efforts of Marcus Rashford and local businesses helping to provide to children that were in need, youngsters Finn and Edie O’Farrell decided...

Santa roams the Lees Christmas markets in 2018

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...

Saddleworth Santa Dash 2019

12th October 2020 | By Hayley Grice

How Saddleworth Round Table is virtually dashing to help local cause

Saddleworth’s popular Santa Dash which raises thousands of pounds for charity is being held online this Christmas because of COVID-19. The Saddleworth Santa Dash is...


17th December 2019 | By Zainab Tariq

Manchester becomes UK’s first city to use recycled Christmas lights

Manchester is helping to save the environment by using bio-degradable and recycled lights this year to light up the city for Christmas. The LED lights...

sustainable Christmas Market

17th December 2019 | By Leonie Backhaus

Huge popularity for Manchester’s first sustainable Christmas Market

More than 2,000 people signed up for the first sustainable Christmas Market in the north that was held at Hatch with workshops selling out weeks...


13th December 2019 | By [email protected]

Manchester restaurant to offer free buffet for the homeless this Christmas

A restaurant in Manchester is offering homeless people in the city a free Christmas buffet. Jasmine Grill, located on Richmond street in Manchester’s gay village,...


2nd December 2019 | By Zainab Tariq

Oldham College releases Christmas song aimed at spreading awareness about trafficking

Students and staff at Oldham College hace releases Christmas single to rasie awareness of the evils of human trafficking. Christmas With You features a community...

The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl) single cover

24th December 2018 | By Michael Daniels

You cheap lousy… is Fairytale of New York too offensive for radio?

Christmas songs clog up the chart toward the end of November leading up to Christmas. One of the most popular songs around this time of...

Elf on The Shelf doll sitting in front of a gingerbread house style door

21st December 2018 | By Katherine Relton-Grice

A house or a ho-ho-home? Magical chalet on the market in Glossop

Glossop estate agent Simple Lettings and Sales attracted attention online last week when they advertised a ‘detached magical chalet’ for £120,000.


14th December 2018 | By Henry Walker

Manchester Friends of the Earth launch ‘plastic-free Christmas’ campaign

With all the wrapping, decorations, and food that come with it, you might think Christmas is the worst time of year to think about going...


4th November 2018 | By [email protected]

Manchester Christmas lights switch on 2018 brings out the stars

Christmas 2018 was triggered with the push of a button at Manchester’s Albert Square as music filled the streets and fireworks lit up the sky....


14th December 2017 | By nq_admin

Review: Winter Wonderland at Event City

Footballers and TV stars braved the cold and enjoyed the indoor Christmas theme park as Winter Wonderland officially launched in Manchester on Monday. Doors have...


12th December 2017 | By nq_admin

Revealed: shocking reasons people give up their dog

Dogs Trust Manchester is bracing itself for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs and is urging the public to remember the charity’s iconic slogan ‘A dog...