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Emily Oldfield

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Editorial Assistant and Writer. Lover of music and poetry but mainly Manchester.
Mother Kimie Knowles and her son Kai aged 2 at Martenscroft (cor) Nursery School and Children's centre in Hulme, Manchester.

New campaign celebrates the mind-boosting effects of reading for pleasure 

Today is World Mental Health Day, encouraging mental health awareness and getting people talking about it. Manchester is already leading the way in supporting good mental...

Savage comic drama set in Salford is Shameless meets Shallow Grave

The location is the Owen Street Estate, Salford. The situation is dire. A group of residents owe notorious loan shark Danny Nolan money and...

Meet the owner of the Prestwich chippy with gourmet grub, chic interiors and Mark...

A massive mural of Mark E. Smith painted on the side of a chippy in Prestwich village was completed earlier this week. The 20ft...

Local performance poet celebrates Manchester on BBC Radio for National Poetry Day

Manchester is not the most stereotypically poetic city. It is gritty rather than graceful, bustling rather than beautiful. But those qualities are part of what...

40 homeless people, a New York street artist and two local creatives create a...

You may have noticed there's something different about the walk up Piccadilly Approach to Piccadilly Station. It's home to a freshly unveiled mural created by...

There’s a massive new food market at Manchester University – and it’s open to...

The University of Manchester is one of the first universities in the country to launch its very own food market, featuring a selection of...

Vegetarian in Manchester? 10 dishes to make meat lovers envious

October 1st is World Vegetarian Day, an annual occasion first started in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) that’s been turned into...

Winner of global competition to create one of Manchester’s biggest murals is announced

The winner of a competition to create one of Manchester’s biggest murals has been announced. Manchester-based Venessa Scott will transform the Trafford House building on Chester Road with...

Letter written by first suffragette to be jailed is discovered in Canada

A previously unseen letter from the first suffragette to be imprisoned for her part in campaigning for women’s voting rights has been found. The letter...

YouTuber finds underground city beneath the streets of Manchester

Lift up a drain cover in Manchester city centre and what do you think you will find? Your first thought might not be pleasant. But...

An alternative Freshers’ Week guide to Manchester

Manchester has one of the largest student populations of any city in the country, and 17th-23rd September sees the return of Freshers’ Week. There...

An all-day festival highlighting hidden homelessness is coming to a secretive Manchester venue

Thousands of people in Greater Manchester are homeless - and many of those you won’t see on the streets. Homelessness is an increasingly hidden issue,...

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