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Stretford Mall’s multi-story car park is turned into giant skate park

Bike, blade and roller fans from across Manchester went off-road for the day as Stretford Mall’s multi-story carpark was transformed into a giant skatepark. Organisers declared the M32 Circuit event a major success as more than 500 adventure loving toddlers, teenagers, their parents and grandparents joined in a day of car-free fun. One floor of […]

Award winning nursery runs yoga, massage and mindfulness to reduce anxiety in children

A NURSERY which has launched pioneering baby massage, yoga and meditation classes to help reduce anxiety and stress in children has won a top Manchester business award. Fleximinder, based at Stretford Mall, offers a unique childcare service and has been rewarded by being named Small Business of the Year at The Manchester Awards 2019 during […]

Market with a mission to inspire more eco-friendly shopping launched at Stretford Mall

A POP-UP market featuring organic cheese makers, music, free bike repairs, vegan dog treats and plant-based cleaning products has been launched at Stretford Mall with a mission to inspire more eco-friendly shopping. The new Stretford Precinct Market, which will take place outside the entrance to the mall on the last Saturday of every month with […]

Ukulele ‘amnesty’ launched as Summer Strum festival spreads musical well being

A ukulele ‘amnesty’ is being launched as the organisers of Merseyside’s biggest free festival dedicated to the instrument aim to get more people playing, and spread the wellbeing music brings to community groups across the North West. The Summer Strum festival is celebrating a landmark five years in Hoylake with 2,000 music fans expected to […]

Cola the rescue dog and his remarkable ‘tail’ of survival

A rescue dog who survived being shot in Cyprus and was flown over to the UK only to escape and get hit by a car on the M56 has made a remarkable recovery from his injuries. The incredible survival story of four-year-old Cola stunned the veterinary team at Oakwood Veterinary Referrals who looked after him […]

Familiar face Sarah leaving vet surgery reception after 36 years

A POPULAR vet receptionist whose help to thousands of pet owners once won her an Oscar of the veterinary world is leaving her role after nearly four decades. Sarah Bowler, 54, has been the familiar face behind the counter at Holly House Veterinary Surgery in Knutsford, which is part of Willows Veterinary Group, for a […]

First surviving Romeo and Juliet film to be screened at Stretford Mall

The first surviving film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is to be screened at Stretford Mall more than a century after it first wowed silent movie audiences, as part of a unique pop-up cinema event. Audience members are set for a magical experience as the film, directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio in Italy in 1912, […]

School children design artwork for two giant murals to celebrate Manchester icons as part of Stretford Mall redevelopment

SCHOOLCHILDREN are designing two huge murals featuring Manchester icons including LS Lowry, John Rylands, the Essoldo cinema, Frances Lennon MBE, and even a number 256 bus, as part of the multi-million pound redevelopment at Stretford Mall. The seven-foot-high by fifteen-foot-long foot long community art panels are being designed by pupils at Lostock College secondary school […]