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Doctors in Wythenshawe join 48 hour strike over contract

Doctors at Wythenshawe Hospital are beginning their third strike this morning, this time for 48 hours, over plans by the government to impose a new contract which they claim will put patients at risk.

Operations will be cancelled at the hospital – but medics are once again providing emergency cover.

The government says the new contract is required to provide a “seven day NHS”, but doctors’ union the British Medical Association, claims patient safety will be compromised by stretching the existing staffing.

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Review: Thriller Live @The Opera House, Manchester

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Thriller Show

This visually and vocally stunning show will undoubtedly satisfy the legion of Michael Jackson fans  and their desire to  be reminded of the genius of the undisputed king of pop.

And whether you’re a Jackson fan or not, the show keep you entertained with a string  classics from his vast catalogue.

The long-running, record-breaking West End concert spectacular, Thriller Live, has now taken in excess of $150million at the global box office. And it’s not difficult to work out why, after experiencing this new-look updated version. Read More…

Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton perform for Wythenshawe community group

Paul-HeatonBeautiful South’s Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are in Manchester tomorrow night (Tuesday) performing an acoustic set with all proceeds going to the Woodhouse Park Family Centre.

Heaton and Abbot will be joined by Johnny Lexus and Stoke-based band, the Gurus for the gig at the Hotel Football, Old Trafford.

The centre houses the Wythenshawe Community Initiative which provides services and support for local children, young people and families in the town.

The Beautiful South were one of the most popular bands in the country from 1988 to 2007, scoring eight top 10 albums and hits such as Song For Whoever, A Little Time and Don’t Marry Her,

Frontman Heaton, was also in the popular eighties band, The Housemartins.

 

Police appeal for witnesses to armed robbery at Wythenshawe post office

Armed robbers left empty handed after threatening terrified staff at a post office in Wythenshawe.

The robbers, armed with weapons, left empty handed from the post office in Peel Hall Road, after staff managed to lock themselves in a room at the back of the shop. Read More…

Jailed: Praise for victims abused in Wythenshawe and Salford

Michael WynnePolice have praised victims for their courage in helping to bring to justice a paedophile who abused them when they were children.

Michael Leslie Wynne who sexually abused two girls in Wythenshawe and Salford who were aged eight and five at the time has been jailed for 10 years.

Wynne, aged 44 of Lancaster Road, Salford, was found guilty of 11 counts of sexual abuse after a trial at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square.

Between 1990 and 1998, Wynne repeatedly sexually abused a girl in Salford, who was five-years-old when the abuse started.

He also sexually abused a girl in Wythenshawe who was eight-years-old at the time in 2010.

Detective Constable Victoria Burgess of the Public Protection Investigation Unit said:  at the hands of Wynne.

They have had to go through the trauma of giving evidence, but by doing so they have helped to bring Wynne to justice.

I hope todays sentence shows that we will investigate sexual abuse and pursue offenders, no matter how long ago it happened.

Project Phoenix is Greater Manchesters multi-agency response to tackling child sex exploitation. Bringing together police, local authorities, NHS and third sector organisations, including Barnardo’s, the Children’s Society and Crimestoppers,

Project Phoenix aims to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation, help people recognise the signs, encourage people to report it and provide support to victims and those most at risk. For further information, visit www.itsnotokay.co.uk.

David Beckham pays tribute to Kirsty Howard

Former England captain David Beckham has paid tribute to inspirational Wythenshawe fundraiser Kirsty Howard, who has died, aged 20.

On his Instagram account,  Beckham said: “Kirsty has been defying doctors for many years and whilst doing that she has been raising millions of pounds for terminally ill children.”
He added: “It was an inspiration to meet such a brave young lady with so much drive for helping others.
“My love and thoughts go to Kirsty’s parents and sisters as this inspirational young lady will be missed.”

Wythenshawe shootings: man in court on attempted murder charge

A man will appear in court this morning charged in connection with two shootings in Wythenshawe.

Adam Coombes, 23, of Crowland Road, Newall Green has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He will appear before Manchester Magistrates Court today.

The charges relate to shootings in Newall Green and at the Mountain Ash pub in Woodhouse Park.

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