Word from the Streets Locally

Word From the Streets w/c 23rd April 2012 – LOCALLY

Five thousand intrepid runners who raised £1m for charity have completed the Greater Manchester Marathon this weekend. It was the first time in 10 years that the event has been held and was won by Dave Norma, a 33-year-old salesman from Denton, with a time of 2hrs 24mins 46secs.

A team of young ice-skater’s from Altringham have won gold at an international tournament. The Twizzles beat off competition from Switzerland, Spain, Germany and Australia at the Trophy D’Ecosse 2012 competition in Dumfries, Scotland.


Pupils from Wellington High School in Timperly have raised £36,000 for the Genesis Breast Cancer Appeal. Students at the More >

Word From the Streets w/c 16th April 2012 – LOCALLY

All things local and considered would all be reflected in Media City, where Aunty (BBC) have produced a feast of programming to mark 100 days to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Legacy was also on the agenda, with former Olympian and Youth Charter founding ambassador, Diane Modahl providing journalistic ad sporting insight to the pledges, the issues and above all, the key players in the ‘game’. What will be even more amazing is that 400 metres away, Diane’s legacy ‘feet’ lost their way in providing the objective journalism, balance and above all programme content that More >

Word From the Streets w/c 9th April 2012 – LOCALLY

Manchester’s Exchange Square will begin showing the Olympics live from July 26th. It is one of 22 national ‘live sites’ for the London 2012 games and is expected to attract over 500,000 people. Also to be screened live over the summer will be the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations, opera from the Royal Opera House, Wimbledon and the UEFA 2012 European Championships. Councillor Mike Amesbury, said: “This will bring the Olympics alive for Mancunians and reaffirm our position as a world capital of sport.”


Staff at the new MediaCity site are being offered security escorts to their cars or to the tram More >

Word From the Streets w/c 2nd April 2012 – LOCALLY

United star Rio Ferdinand has been giving his support to a company that is searching for the next Wayne Rooney. The Chance programme, a Nike project, is looking for 16 players to make up an academy squad it can take around the world and showcase to potential employees. Rio is the programmes UK: “Joe instantly caught my eye, he’s a mobile and technically proficient player but it was his attitude that impressed me as much.”



Sale Sharks have confirmed that they are to take up residency at the Salford City stadium in Barton. The Rugby Union club with join Rugby League More >

Word From the Streets w/c 26th March 2012 – LOCALLY

Street artist Filthy Luker, has brought Space Invaders to life on a 17 meter high wall in Albert Square, Manchester. Passers by will be able to play the giant interactive game after sundown on Thursday.  The LED lights will travel across the giant screen and get blasted with lasers to destroy them you have six tries at the targets and if you don’t get them all, the game is lost. The idea is part of the Red Stripe UK-wide Make Art On The Street initiative. The street artist, real name, Luke Egan who is based in Bristol has also created More >

Word From the Streets w/c 19th March 2012 – LOCALLY

A 37 year old woman from Eccles was mugged by two children with a kitchen knife whilst walking through an alleyway. The two youths approached the woman asking for a cigarette. She said that she did not have one and one of the boys pulled out the knife and demanded money. The woman gave them cash and they ran off. The woman has held police draw up e-fit images of the two boys who are both thought to be 12 years old.

Word From the Streets w/c 12th March 2012 – LOCALLY

A practice security sweep in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics has been held at Old Trafford. Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion supporters had to empty their pockets into clear plastic bags and have body searches. The security measures were criticised by Alan Vernon, 65, a lifelong United fan, who said: “Children under 12 weren’t checked, which could provide a loophole for potential terrorists. I observed only men patting down women and observed that there were no checks below the waist. People arriving at 1.30pm weren’t checked at all.”


Greater Manchester Police have been accused of deliberately over policing matches More >

Word From the Streets w/c 5th March 2012 – LOCALLY

Bolton Boxing hero Amir Khan has helping out young boxers. The former world champion has donated equipment worth several hundred pounds to the new Salford City College boxing gym at Walkden Sixth Form Centre. Khan said: “It’s a brilliant gym, with great facilities. I’m really happy we could be involved.”


Stretford and Urmston MP, Kate Green, has been getting hands on experience of projects which are helping in the fight against poverty. Ms Green worked with The Big Life group as part of a three-day Inner City Challenge across Trafford. The event was organised by the Centre for Social Justice and More >

Word From the Streets w/c 28th February 2012 – LOCALLY

Olympian Diane Modahl has made a visit to Wellington School in Timperley to help support their fund raising activities. Pupils at the school put on fancy dress as they competed in their annual sponsored walked which raised £31,000 last year for Francis House. This year there were raising money for the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Appeal based at Wythenshawe Hospital. Liz Copeland, assistant head teacher at the school, said: “Last year’s total was a phenomenal amount of money to have raised, and this year we hope to raise as much as possible for the appeal.”


A brave young girl is dreaming More >

Word From the Streets w/c 20th February 2012 – LOCALLY

The annual lantern parade for Manchester’s peace week will see children carrying their homemade lights. The lantern’s are made out of the willow cut down in Didsbury’s Fletcher Moss Park and have colourful designs created by children at the Amani Centre in Moss Side. The Peace Week will feature religious, cultural and musical events in Hulme, Moss Side, Longsight and Ardwick. Staff and Students have been running the lantern workshops with the charity Carisma who organise the Peace Week. Sam Ingleson, a student and organiser, said: “Making lanterns for the lantern parade has become a community tradition over the last More >