Veteran who has dedicated 25 years to Royal British Legion in memory of father and grandfather urges shoppers to support First World War centenary poppy appeal

A Stretford veteran who has dedicated 25 years to fundraising for the Royal British Legion in honour of his father and grandfather who served in the First and Second World Wars, has launched this year’s Poppy Appeal at Stretford Mall. Carl Horne, 71, from Stretford, is urging shoppers to dig deep to support this year’s […]

Wrexham copier bless with new contract for Chester Cathedral

A WREXHAM copier firm has been blessed with a new contract at Chester Cathedral. The rapidly expanding Rawson Digital, based on Wrexham Industrial Estate, has struck up the new partnership with the historic attraction to supply four new Xerox devices which will be responsible for producing all the printed material for important religious worship and […]

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 […]

Firm celebrates half century of hiring

A leading hire company from Leigh that’s celebrating its 50th anniversary has been hailed as the “backbone of the local economy”. Leigh MP Andy Burnham was speaking after a visit to Astley Hire, which employs 25 people. He was taken on a guided tour of the premises at Lloyd Court, Jury St, Leigh, by commercial […]

TV stars Dan and Huw back £250,000 appeal to mark centenary of Lloyd George’s premiership

TV presenters Dan Snow and Huw Edwards have backed a £250,000 appeal to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Manchester-born David Lloyd George becoming Prime Minister. It comes as new, previously unseen photos of Lloyd George were revealed by his remaining family. The appeal was launched today by the Friends of the Lloyd George Museum, as […]