Young People

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 […]

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 […]

Britain’s Got Talent dance sensation Signature to headline charity ball

BRITAIN’S Got Talent dance sensation Signature will take centre stage at a charity ball organised by a Wrexham businessman to raise funds for children with a rare disease. The world’s number one Michael Jackson dance tribute, who came runners up in the second series of the hit TV talent show and have been complimented by […]

A new singing star is born

A “spectacularly talented” young soprano from Cheshire won one of the main prizes at an international festival. Charlotte Hoather, 24, from Winsford, was crowned as the Pendine International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. She was presented with the brand new Pendine Trophy, a solid silver salver, and a cheque for […]

Charity ball raises £30,000 for children with rare degenerative disease

A CHARITY ball has raised £30,000 to help children with a rare degenerative disease. The seventh A-T Spring Ball, held at Chester Racecourse Pavilion, was organised by Wrexham businessman Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, and his wife Joanne to help families coping with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children […]

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 […]