Award winning fire service volunteer to join recruitment drive at Stretford Mall fun day

A fire and rescue service volunteer who won an award for his work supporting the public in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena terror attack, is calling for more people to join the service. Andre Felix, 32 is joining a recruitment campaign to encourage more volunteers to join Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’ volunteers […]

Manchester based WWII battle group plan massive splash at seaside Forties Festival

A World War Two battle re-enactment group that rehearses its manoeuvres in Manchester  is set to make a massive splash at a seaside 1940s festival on April 21-22. The supercharged display will be put on by North West Military Collectors group (NWMIL), whose pyrotechnic experts strive to make the action as authentic as possible.  As […]

Business entrepreneur plans expansion thanks to Rubicon Garden Rooms

A business entrepreneur is aiming to expand her company after swapping working in noisy cafes for her own purpose-built meeting room and office. Catherine Williams founded  Popcats Music Time singing and dancing classes for pre-school children, and is now rolling out franchises around north west England, with plans to open next year in Liverpool. She […]

Young carers launch Christmas grotto at Stretford Mall

A ten-year-old girl who helps look after her two younger brothers was among ten young carers who got a Christmas treat, when they launched Santa’s grotto at Stretford Mall. Selfless Jessica Whelan, is a vital support to her seven-year-old brother Mason, who has autism, and also helps care for her one-year-old baby brother Noel. Their […]

New playground pirate ship scores highly with young footballers

A NEW pirate ship playground at a refurbished Sale pub has scored highly with a team of young footballers. Members of Brooklands Dragons JFC had a ball when they helped unveil the £12,000 pirate ship-style play area at Jackson’s Boat Pub which was designed, manufactured and installed by family firm Creative Play. Pub manager Dionne […]

Timber company helps garden guru Alan Titchmarsh transform Chester home

A leading timber company have answered an appeal from gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh to help transform the garden of a couple of Chester Good Samaritans for his new TV series. Love Your Home and Garden is a follow-up to Britain’s most popular gardening programme, Love Your Garden, and its first episode aired this month with […]

Motorsports fan lands dream career start with firm he began with at 14

A motorsport fan has had a dream start to his career after being taken on by the firm which first recognised his potential as a work experience student aged 14. Danny Martin, now 20, has just celebrated recruitment into a full time post with the Leigh family firm, Astley Hire whose bosses have long been […]

Award-winning former Salford student’s new Stand-up @ The Seaside comedy club

Award-winning comic Dave Rothnie has got them rolling in the aisles after setting up a regular comedy night at a venue dedicated to Monty Python star Terry Jones. Dave, who picked up the North West Comedian of the Year award while still a student in Salford, has performed alongside Peter Kay and  Caroline Aherne. A financial […]