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Northern Rail apologises 73 times a day

Northern Rail apologises 73 times a day, making it the 5th most apologetic rail company in the country according to a new website. sorryfortheinconvenience.co.uk was created 2 weeks ago and tracks how many times rail networks in the UK say "sorry" on Twitter. With a total of almost 25,000 this year, Northern Rail apologises far … Continue reading Northern Rail apologises 73 times a day

Britain is on track for a million agency workers by 2020, research says

The number of agency workers in Britain is set to reach one million by 2020 if current growth trends continue, according to Resolution Foundation Research. The report, describing agency staff as the 'forgotten face' in the debate around insecure work, shows that the number of agency workers has grown by 30% in the last 5 … Continue reading Britain is on track for a million agency workers by 2020, research says

Metrolink tram and car crash in Salford Quays

METROLINK services between MediaCityUK and Eccles were suspended this morning after a tram crashed into a car. Police were called to South Langworthy Road at around 10am to reports of the smash. The driver of the car had gone past the give way line as the tram was passing the junction, causing the tram to collide with the … Continue reading Metrolink tram and car crash in Salford Quays

Salford gathers for Transgender Day of Remembrance

NOVEMBER 20 marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honours the memory of the hundreds of transgender people lost each year to violence and hate crimes. Created in 1999 as a service to honour Rita Hester, a transwoman murdered in her apartment in Boston, candle-lit vigils throughout the world name each and every victim of transphobic … Continue reading Salford gathers for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Zac Goldsmith Resigns as Tory MP over Heathrow Airport Expansion

CONSERVATIVE MP Zac Goldsmith has quit in protest within minutes of the government's announcement to add a third runway to Heathrow Airport. The Richmond Park MP had already made a public pledge to resign and stand as an independent candidate in his seat if the decision was taken, having long campaigned against the expansion plans. Following … Continue reading Zac Goldsmith Resigns as Tory MP over Heathrow Airport Expansion

Post Office managers to strike over pensions

STAFF across eight post offices in Manchester will participate in a one-day strike on October 31. Post Office managers are to join a one-day strike by other workers in a dispute over pensions, jobs and the franchising of Crown offices. A portion of staff from Barnes Green, Didsbury Village, Eccles, Gorton, Manchester Spring Gardens , … Continue reading Post Office managers to strike over pensions

Classical concert asks audience to turn on their phones

STUDENTS at the University of Salford were encouraged to leave their phones ON at a free concert by the BBC Philharmonics Orchestra on Thursday. The Red Brick Session partnership between the university and the BBC used a live stream of synced information about the music and the orchestral score to bring a new way of … Continue reading Classical concert asks audience to turn on their phones

Council leader Grunewald awakens from induced coma

ST HELENS Council leader Barrie Grunewald is out of his induced coma and “making good progress” after being in a critical condition for over a week. Grunewald suffered a heart attack at a Gran Canaria hotel around 5pm on Friday 7 - whilst enjoying a break with friends and family after recently losing his mother. … Continue reading Council leader Grunewald awakens from induced coma

Man punches dog in the face in Manchester city centre

  A man punched a dog in the face during an attack in the city centre. A 34-year-old man dressed in a tracksuit was seen by members of the public attacking the defenseless bull terrier on Portland Street shortly before 4pm last Thursday. Disgusted members of the public contacted police. With countless now calling for … Continue reading Man punches dog in the face in Manchester city centre