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Manchester: This is The Place

Manchester: This is The Place

Earlier this year some guy (because he doesn’t deserve to be known as anything else) blew himself up outside the Manchester arena and unfortunately killed 22 and seriously injured several others including children. The youngest of those killed was just 8 years old. What happened next seemed to shock the world.

Manchester: 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

Manchester: 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

Manchester. The Capital of the North. Home of the biggest football team in the world and producer of a wealth of musical and sporting talent. And my home town. I love this city, and yes I’m a teeny bit biased but I have not yet found another place like it. It has everything that London has (in my opinion) but with a whole heap of extra friendliness. Yes, it rains a bit – OK so maybe a lot – but…

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The Platform Dwellers

The Platform Dwellers

It’s that mid-morning kind of quiet, the kind that could make you mistake today for a lazy Sunday morning. Except it’s Wednesday.

Easter Monday Walkies

Easter Monday Walkies

Yesterday (Easter Monday) is a bank Holiday in the UK and for once the weather did not involve rain! I met up with a couple of friends (and a gorgeous border collie called Brooke) for a wander round my local park, Heaton Park(you can find some more information about this little gem of a park here). One of my friends doesn’t know the park very well so for her and Brooke it was a little Easter monday adventure. As it was…

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The Somme: 100 years on Manchester Remembers

The Somme: 100 years on Manchester Remembers

Friday, July 1st 2016 marked 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme. One of the bloodiest battles in history, 19,240 men died on that first day alone and more than 1 million were killed or wounded throughout the 4 month offensive. Of those sent ‘over the top’ on that first day were the civilian soldiers belonging to Lord Kitchner’s army and in particular the Salford and manchester pals of the Lancashire Fusiliers were some of the…

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