coronavirus

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14th April 2021 | By Hannah Terry

Seven ways you can support the Big Issue North at home during the lockdown

The lockdown restrictions in England have caused many difficulties for small, local businesses and companies across the country  With no financial help from the government,...

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19th March 2021 | By Alice Stevens

‘Prescribed’ poetry panaceas helping to combat lockdown loneliness

As National Social Prescribing day was celebrated virtually for the first time due to lockdown restrictions, a Manchester-based wellbeing service is continuing to ‘prescribe’ poetry...

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31st January 2021 | By Ruby Fandino

Mental health workers at high risk receive Covid-19 vaccine

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) has launched a vaccination programme for staff fighting to keep patients and themselves safe from the virus. More than 2,000 staff have received...

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26th January 2021 | By nq_admin

‘There’s a long way to go but it feels like we’re on the right path’: cricket club in Manchester turned into first pharmacy-led vaccination centre

Covid-19 vaccine jabs being administered at Whalley Range Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club 

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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...

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29th October 2020 | By Matthew Kay

Drugs will not be tolerated in pandemic Manchester, say police after four men arrested in Strangeways area

Four men were arrested and a large amount of cannabis was seized in the Strangeways area of Manchester as police attempt to tackle drug abuse during...

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29th October 2020 | By Lucas Crossley

‘We are holding Boris Johnson accountable’: anti-mask protesters challenge government over coronavirus ‘cure’

An anti-mask protest took place in Piccadilly Gardens in response to the government’s continued enforcement of coronavirus restrictions. The protest, organised by Save Our Rights...

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29th October 2020 | By Megan Wilkinson

Salford residents prepare for virtual Remembrance Sunday due to covid-19 restrictions

Salford residents are being asked to commemorate Remembrance Sunday at home this year due to covid-19 restrictions. Mayor of Salford, Councillor Charlie McIntyre, says this...

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23rd October 2020 | By Ruby Fandino

Warning over mental health crisis as Manchester enters tier 3 lockdown

Concerns are growing over people’s worsening mental health as tighter lockdown restrictions and a tight £22m financial support package are predicted to affect the most...

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22nd October 2020 | By Matthew Kay

Sending in the troops: Manchester noodle bar delivers a WW2 tank full of food to self-isolating students

Isolating students were shocked and delighted as whole tank filled with noodles rolled up to their halls of residence on Monday Morning. Chopstix Noodle Bar...