Covid19

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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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11th November 2020 | By Kiah-Azriel Freer

Contact Hostel passes 50 year mark of helping vulnerable young women in Manchester

Contact Hostel has been providing homeless young women with safe accommodation since the 1970s and this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. It offers people practical...

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6th November 2020 | By Lucas Crossley

Riz Ahmed to live stream performance of The Long Goodbye for Manchester International Festival

An actor and musician is bringing a one-off live stream performance of his recent album to the city as part of the Manchester International Festival Riz Ahmed,...

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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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23rd October 2020 | By Rory Gannon

BREAKING: Growing opposition as Manchester moves to Tier 3 restrictions

The Greater Manchester region has been moved to Tier 3 restrictions by the government, putting hundreds of jobs and businesses at risk. New restrictions that...

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20th October 2020 | By Constance Enzler

Manchester Art Gallery launches digital campaign to help families build language skills of children under five

Manchester Art Gallery and Read Manchester have launched a virtual campaign to help parents build their children’s literacy skills at home. The Hungry Little Minds campaign...

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16th October 2020 | By Rory Gannon

Manchester musicians hit out at Chancellor’s ‘insulting’ retraining comments

Manchester musicians have hit out at the government for suggesting people left unemployed by the Covid-19 pandemic should retrain to find work. Chancellor Rishi Sunak...

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16th October 2020 | By Joanna Devany

Manchester councillors make plea for government funding as drastic cuts loom for 2021

Drastic budget cuts are predicted by Manchester City Council over the next year as the impact of the pandemic hits home. In a statement released...

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7th October 2020 | By Joanna Devany

Food bank encourages creativity in crisis for vulnerable Manchester communities

Manchester Central Food Bank is ensuring that the mental health of vulnerable individuals is not forgotten during the pandemic.  The charity has launched a campaign...

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1st October 2020 | By Lucas Crossley

Manchester band Blanketman announce release of new single

Manchester post-punk outfit Blanketman announced the release of their upcoming single via social media. Beach Body will be available on all streaming platforms from next Tuesday. It...