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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 […]

Hays Travel opens its doors in Northwich creating seven jobs

A NEW branch of the UK’s fastest-growing independent travel agency has opened its doors in Northwich creating seven jobs. Northwich Town Mayor, Councillor Kevin Rimmer, was there to cut the ribbon at the official opening of the new Hays Travel store in Witton Street. Around £100,000 has been spent on transforming the former shoe shop […]

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 […]

Gym boss speaks of mental health battle after lifesaving cancer screening

A GYM boss who is taking part in a 3,000-mile relay to raise awareness of mental health has opened up about her own personal battle after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Lauren Retford, who is manager of Pure Gym based at Stretford Mall, was just 29 when her world was turned upside down following a routine […]

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 […]

Warrington vet surgery names in top 25 for UK

A WARRINGTON vet surgery has been named in the top 25 best practices in the UK thanks to five star ratings from pet owners. Beech House Veterinary Centre, which is part of Willows Veterinary Group, has seen its excellent care and customer service recognised in Vet Help Direct’s annual ‘Best UK Vets’ awards. Vet Help […]

Chef on clean food mission at new Stretford Mall café uplift

A CHEF who has prepared meals for some of football’s biggest stars including Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham is behind the menu at a new ‘clean food’ cafe in Stretford Mall.Gary Yule, is cooking up a storm at the shopping centre’s newly-launched ‘Uplift’ which is on a mission to fuel up gym goers. The 39-year-old […]

Solicitor Steph thanks Wrexham copier firm for helping her reach triathlon goals

A SOLICITOR with a budding triathlon career is targeting success on the world stage thanks to support from a Wrexham-based copier firm. Stephanie King, from Saltney, who is aiming for a best ever top 20 finish at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Switzerland in September, has been handed an ‘invaluable’ sponsorship boost by Rawson […]