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Spire Fylde Coast Hospital staff trained in how to spot signs of modern slavery

A private hospital has joined the fight against modern day slavery and human trafficking by training staff in how to spot potential victims. All 145 staff and 100 consultants at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital in Blackpool are receiving training in what how to look out for potential victims of trafficking, in a bid to tackle […]

Clothes rail project launches at Stretford Mall to help those in need stay warm this winter

A KIND-HEARTED mum-of-three has hailed the ‘incredible’ response she’s received to setting up a clothes rail at Stretford Mall for people to donate warm clothing to those in desperate need over the winter months. Caroline Tarpey, 41, has been inundated with donations, including more than 100 coats, within a week of launching her campaign to […]

Top cheesemakers bring a slice of festive cheer to veterans marking 75th D-Day anniversary

A dairy proudly owned by Welsh farmers has bought a slice of Christmas cheer to war veterans with a gift of top quality cheese, as they marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Expert cheesemakers South Caernarfon Creameries gave four kilos of their finest Cavern Aged Cheddar, Caerffili and Smoked Cheddar cheeses, to the […]

Wrexham firm sponsors song workshop for schoolchildren and adults with learning difficulties

A GROUP of schoolchildren and adults with learning difficulties have been singing the praises of a Wrexham copy firm who sponsored a workshop where they created a heartwarming song about human kindness. The beautiful new tune called Inner Beauty was created during a session run by Chester charity Amasing which was sponsored by the Wrexham Industrial […]

Elf towers attraction set to open at Stretford Mall

Children will be transformed into ‘Elf Apprentices’ as they take a peek into a magical world as one of Santa’s helpers in the run up to Christmas, at a new attraction at Stretford Mall. The family friendly Elf Towers experience takes youngsters on an hour long fun packed journey through a regional outpost of the […]

Young stars of music, theatre and dance get moment in the spotlight at Stretford Mall

Young stars of music, theatre and dance got their moment in the spotlight as a concert showcasing local talent was the highlight of a weekend of Christmas festivities, shopping and crafts at Stretford Mall. Hundreds of shoppers were full of cheer as they turned out to enjoy the two-day Making of Christmas event at Stretford […]

Team of travel agents get ‘elfed up’ in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

A TEAM of travel agents will become Santa’s little helpers for the day to raise vital funds for the Alzheimer’s Society – a cause they’re supporting in memory of their colleague’s grandmother who was struck by the cruel disease. Staff at Hays Travel in Witton Street, Northwich, will be bringing festive cheer to customers when they […]

UK’s oldest foodbank volunteer, 97, thanks Stretford Mall shoppers for donating landmark 10,000 in a year

A 97-YEAR-old great-grandmother thought to be the UK’s oldest foodbank volunteer, has launched a call for more people get involved in the charity. Veteran volunteer Joan Hibberd is the oldest volunteer with Stretford Foodbank, which has just marked a year of collections at Stretford Mall with a landmark 10,000 meals donated by kind-hearted shoppers. The […]