Friday, May 27, 2016

Local News

Police are appealing for information after a robbery in a city centre bank. Shortly after 4.45pm on Wednesday May 25 2016, a woman walked into Santander posing as a customer and passed a threatening note to staff demanding money before producing a kitchen knife. Staff managed to activate the security shields causing...
Police in Rochdale are issuing renewed warnings around the dangers of using ‘legal highs’, after nine people have fallen ill after taking different substances in the past few days. This afternoon two men aged 34 and 61 have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B...
The man running to be Labour's candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor says the Government's proposed counter-terrorism bill risks 'damaging' communities. Powers in the proposed bill include the banning of organisations considered to be extremist, banning orders to stop hate speech or promotion of terrorism, and powers to allow councils to...
Bus passengers are advised that industrial action affecting First Manchester services in some areas of Greater Manchester will take place on Tuesday 24 May. Services in Oldham, Salford, Rochdale and Middleton and parts of North Manchester will be affected in the dispute between First Manchester and the Unite union. Transport for...
This week Manchester Council had its first council meeting meeting with an opposition for two-years. The Council came under fire from a series of questions by the Lib Dem who won by a landslide in the recent local elections. Leech questioned the closure of the Brian Hore Unit, road safety, access for...

Events

Manchester’s most established canalside bar, Dukes 92 in Castlefield, will reopen its doors tomorrow (Friday 8 April) revealing a contemporary new look following a £1million refurbishment that has taken three months to complete. The 6,000 sq ft space has been stripped back to reflect its industrial heritage with the use...
It’s now ten years since the brainchild of Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes came to life on the football pitch. The two star-studded squads will once again go head to head in what promises to be another electrifying match on Sunday 5th June, broadcast live on ITV from Manchester...

Business

Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI), the Chinese construction and engineering firm, has broken ground on ALPHA, a new £15million logistics facility at Airport City Manchester, which is set to create 40 construction jobs at the £1billion development. BCEGI’s UK division was joined on-site by Mr Xing Yan, managing director...
euNetworks, a provider of bandwidth infrastructure services in Europe, today announced it has expanded its Media Connect solution into Manchester’s MediaCityUK. This investment delivers customers a seamless network experience from London through to Manchester and onwards to Europe, with diversity and true scalability. Media Connect launched in September 2015 and...
Bolton West MP Chris Green has had a preview of the new £40 million Atherleigh Park development ahead of its opening this Autumn. The new mental health hospital will provide services for adults suffering mental ill health as well as patients with dementia and memory conditions. Chris commented: “This facility is a...

Bis Secretary praises Met’s Degree Apprenticeships at £10M Launch

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has praised the trailblazing Degree Apprenticeship programmes at...

Founder of Lad Bible joins Manchester’s Social Chain

The original founder of popular viral websites Lad Bible and Unilad, Alex Partridge, has joined Manchester based...

Flying starts for serviced apartments venture

The boss of residential sales and lettings agency Pad Residential has hailed the success of its new...
Bolton West MP Chris Green has joined MPs from across the House of Commons to form a new Parliamentary group on the State Pension age. The new group will support the WASPI campaign – those women hit by the acceleration of the State Pension Age, first in 1995 and...
The European Commission has been accused of “damned cheek” over their demands that Britain builds more homes to cope with the shortage caused by EU immigrants. The Commission’s order that the UK takes “further steps to boost housing supply” is contained in a report into Britain’s housing market. “What damned cheek,...
Shadow Business Secretary, Angela Eagle MP and Shadow Education Secretary and MP for Manchester Central Lucy Powell came to Manchester on the Labour In For Britain Campaign Bus today. The bus met local campaigners in Hyde, Oldham, Manchester, Salford, Bury and Bolton to spread the Labour message for voting...