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Girlguides in Manchester have launched a UK first with a new badge to tackle loneliness in old people. Youngsters have been visiting homes for the elderly and sheltered housing centres to speak to senior citizens to earn the new badge. It is hoped the initiative will be adopted by other…
This is a sponsored article and is brought to you by the Health and Care Innovation Expo.Since the birth of the NHS in 1948, England’s demographics have changed immeasurably. As the NHS gears up to mark its 70th anniversary next year, it is now working more closely than ever before…
Belong Morris Feinmann has opened its doors in Didsbury, South Manchester, welcoming residents and members of the Jewish community to the new £12m facility. The new village, which will provide world leading dementia care and a range of related services, comprises six households, each catering for 12 people in their…
The British Red Cross has launched a new UK Solidarity Fund to help victims of terrorism anywhere in Britain. The UK-wide fund will support people who have been injured, bereaved or traumatised by terror attacks to help reduce immediate suffering and ensure that victims and their families do not face…
Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon broke down in tears as she told she had been thanked by victims of sexual exploitation for her role in the soap. The 21-year-old plays Bethany Platt, who is groomed by her older fiance Nathan Curtis (Chris Harper) and forced to sleep with his friends.…
The suicide bomber who brought carnage to the Manchester Arena has been named as Salman Abedi. Monday night's attack at a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande left 22 people dead, including an eight-year-old girl, and dozens injured. Abedi, believed to have been born in Manchester and of Libyan…
The first victim of the Manchester bomb attack at the city's arena has been named by her college as Georgina Callander. Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire, spoke of its "enormous sadness" after hearing that the student died as a result of the blast at the Ariana Grande concert. A spokesman…
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the Manchester explosion was a "barbaric" attack on some of the "most vulnerable in our society". She said the intention of the attack was to "sow fear" but stressed that it would not succeed. In a statement, she said: "I know that some people…
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