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19th November 2020

There are now 40,000 CCTV cameras in operation across Manchester

It’s thought that around 40,000 CCTV cameras are now currently in operation across Manchester, with one camera for every 13 people. This is said to be due to the heightened awareness of public surveillance. The popularity of home CCTV and doorbell cameras usage is also increasing across the city – with the number rising year on year as the cost of this level technology comes down – and anxiety over lockdown and the increase in mail order purchases is also said to have driven the use ...
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18th November 2020

10 Manchester Deliveroo options to fill your bellies this weekend

Fancy having a night off from cooking and treating yourself to a takeaway this weekend? We may firmly be in the middle of a second national lockdown throughout England, but in true Manchester spirit, our independent eateries aren’t going down without a fight, and there’s plenty of places #StillServingMCR to local communities on Deliveroo. With everything from chippys and pizza parlours, to burger joints and health food kitchens, we’re certainly not spoilt for choice either. So, ...
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18th November 2020

You can help save Manchester’s iconic 42’s nightclub from closure by buying a brew

A local Macclesfield-based coffee roasters has launched a “special one off” blend in the name of Manchester’s iconic 42nd Street nightclub. It comes after it was sadly announced earlier this month that the indie venue 42nd Street – one of the most beloved denizens in Manchester’s nightlife neighbourhood based just off Deansgate and known colloquially among students and locals alike as ’42’s’ – is at risk of permanent closure due to lasting effects from the coronavirus (C...
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18th November 2020

Someone’s re-created Manchester’s cancelled Christmas celebrations using lego

In an attempt to keep the festive spirit of the city alive, Manchester’s iconic Christmas celebrations have been re-created entirely out of lego. Welcome to MINILAND. After the cancellation of the city’s major festive events were sadly announced by Manchester City Council last month due to social distancing measures amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester has added “a little seasonal sparkle” to its miniature build of the city, introduc...
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17th November 2020

NHS staff can get free tickets to Manchester Opera House’s socially-distanced Christmas pantomime

NHS staff are to be given free tickets to the opening night of this year’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty at Manchester Opera House this Christmas. As a thank you to healthcare staff for all their hard work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic this year, the arts venue has announced NHS staff will be entitled to enter a ballot to win tickets for the first night of the pantomime. The opening night for Sleeping Beauty is Saturday 12th December. This year’s production – which h...
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17th November 2020

Northern Soul’s Christmas DIY kits and competition to win free BLACK CARD

Christmas prizes don’t come much bigger, tastier or more exciting than the ones on offer from Northern Soul in Manchester this year. The world-famous cheese toastie restaurant is launching some brand new festive-themed food kits just in time for winter – with 10 being given away absolutely free during Lockdown 2.0. There’s also the chance to win free grilled cheese BLACK CARD… Northern Soul’s closure in March left the Northern Quarter with a serious dairy deficiency – and ow...
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16th November 2020

You can get a video call from Santa this Christmas at Chill Factore’s virtual grotto

Chill Factore has announced a virtual Santa’s Grotto you can visit from the comfort of your own home this festive season. There’s no denying Christmas is set to be a little different this year amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and with social distancing measures in place, but Chill Factore – the UK’s leading indoor snow complex – is “keeping the magic of Christmas alive” by letting children share their Christmas list with Santa via the power of video call. With the he...
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16th November 2020

Meet altus: The Manchester streetwear brand with dance music influences

The Britpop bands of the 90s have a lot to answer for. As the likes of Oasis, The Verve and Blur rose to the dizzying heights of fame, an entire style of dress was popularised alongside their music. Impelled by the band’s casual fashion statements, fans in Manchester went ‘mad fer’ parkas, polos and retro Adidas jackets. And some still haven’t quite grown out of them. But of course, it’s not the first time music has led such a fashion revolution. Music, culture and fashion have...
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13th November 2020

size? and Nike partner with We Love MCR for exclusive ‘Nike Air Force 1 Manchester’ launch

Sportswear giants Nike, size? and the We Love MCR Charity are launching an exclusive new rendition of the classic Air Force 1 to celebrate and support the City of Manchester. The new collaboration pays homage to the Manchester ‘Worker Bee’. The well-known ‘Worker Bee’ has been an emblem for the city since the Industrial Revolution and a symbol of Manchester’s hard work, resilience and unity. As part of the launch, footwear company size? is donating 10% of sales from the Nike ...
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