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Wythenshawe MP Paul Goggins, dies in hospital

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Read more...Messages of sympathy are pouring in after Paul Goggins, Member of Parliament for Wythenshawe and Sale East, lost his fight for life on Wednesday after suffering a brain haemorrhage a week ago.

Mr Goggins collapsed while out running with his son during the New Year break. He was taken to Salford Royal Hospital, where his family held a vigil at his bedside.

Labour leader Ed Milliband said, “The country has lost one of the most dignified, human, wise and loyal MPs.”

Paul Goggins succeeded (Lord) Alf Morris as our MP in 1997.

He moved up to serve in the Blair Government, as a prisons minister and in the Northern Ireland Office.

Labour politicians showed solidarity with Mr Paul Goggins by bidding to push new legislation through the House...

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MP Paul Goggins ill after collapsing on run

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Read more...A Labour MP is seriously ill in hospital after collapsing while out running.

Paul Goggins, Wythenshawe and Sale East MP, collapsed during the jog on Monday and was taken to Salford Royal, where he is currently undergoing surgery.

His wife Wyn and three grown-up children are at his bedside and have asked for privacy.

Mr Goggins, 60, had been spending Christmas with his family in Salford when he was taken ill.

He had been out with his son nearby when he collapsed.

In a statement, his family said: “Yesterday, December 30, Paul Goggins MP was taken ill while out running with his son near his home. “He was taken by ambulance to Salford Royal, where he remains seriously ill.

“He is receiving the best care. His family are with him and ask...

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A Really Green Family

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Read more...A local family that was nominated by the Real Food Wythenshawe Team, the Big Lottery funded project managed by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group to support local residents and community groups to grow, cook and eat their own food, has scooped the top prize in the Green Futures category of this year’s Manchester Be Proud Awards.

The Award ceremony was held at Manchester Town Hall and the Real Food Team were shortlisted in the same category.

Jacqueline Naraynsingh, Real Food Programme Manager, explains; “Although we were delighted to be short-listed for this award, seeing our nominated family scoop the top prize means that this is a real Win/Win for us and Wythenshawe.

“The Darke’s are a self sufficient family who grow their own food...

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Neighbour of the Year

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Read more...A Baguley householder has been chosen as ‘Neighbour of the Year’ in the Manchester Be Proud Awards.

400 homes make up the Lawnhurst estate and Paul Selby was quick to establish a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, getting lots of the new neighbours involved; the Neighbourhood Watch continues to thrive. From these beginnings he then set up a residents association which has really helped the community gel together. In the time since, it seems Paul is always planning the next event: from huge street parties for The Big Lunch, to last year’s Diamond Jubilee, to Hallowe’en and Christmas events too.

Paul’s nomination mentioned his proactive approach and enthusiasm, and said that he “has made such a huge difference to the new neighbourhood.”

 

Apprentice...ships AHOY!

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Read more...Guests and young recruits at an Apprenticeship Awareness Day at Wythenshawe Hospital's Education and Research Centre heard from 4 young Apprentices about their experience to date as they are 6 months into their one-year programme.

The next intake will be in September and their Tutor Hilary Whyatt wanted parents to identify the opportunity for their son or daughter to commence a 12-month contract with Wythenshawe Hospital (UHSM) - a teaching hospital - when they leave school or college in July.Opportunities on offer will be training in Health (Health Care Assistant), Business & Administration or Customer Services.

Mike George from Wythenshawe FM 97.2 (based in the Forum) caught up with Professional and Clinical Skills Tutor, Hilary Whyatt and the four...

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Promoting an Enterprise Culture

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Read more...Major companies involved in the planning and building of the new Airport City visited Wythenshawe on a tour organised by Manchester Airport.

Senior Executives from top companies involved in the development visited Manchester Enterprise Academy, the Manchester College and the Airport Academy to see first hand the aspirations of students and the business focus of the local area.

The tour also incorporated a visit to the Enterprise Centre, a Willow Park Housing Trust initiative, which supports the development and creation of businesses within the local community through offering affordable office space and on-site business advice.

Small local businesses and tenants of the Enterprise Centre along with BW3 (Businesses Working with Wythenshawe) were...

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Celebrating World Book Day

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Read more...Pupils at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe took part in the biggest celebration of books and reading in the world when they participated in World Book Day.

With the aim of inspiring and developing their pupils’ interest in reading, the school organised a full week of reading related activities including a book swop where each pupil that brought in a children’s book was given a token so that they could “buy” a book from the Swap Book Stall; a ‘Get Caught Reading day’ where pupils who were spotted reading at break or lunch-time got a prize; a book quiz; a ‘Where's Wally’ search where pupils had to follow clues and answer the questions using the information in the book; and a book puzzle.

World Book Day was designated by...

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Father Patrick Gets A Hat-Trick

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A Wythenshawe poet has published a 77-page, 6-chapter rhyming story for children, which many adults will also enjoy. Richard Ringland’s tale tells of a parish priest who needs to raise funds for church repairs.

Patrick comes up with an idea on how to raise this money and it goes much further than he could ever imagine. When he went to bed that night, he was thinking how to make things right, well.

He got his answer in a dream, you need to make a football team, a team that is of your own creation, and you will be helped by your church congregation.

You need a team that can play, a team that can win, a team that can be bring that money in.

The story continues on how he makes his team selection which is made up from both boys and girls their training, their games, and how Father Patrick...

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Chocs-A-Weigh!

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Read more...A Civic Centre business is collecting Easter Eggs for distribution to children in the Starlight Ward at Wythenshawe Hospital, and in St Francis House Hospice in Didsbury.

Harvey and Thompson Pawnbrokers, who raise funds and organize events for charities throughout the year, have already reieved more than eighty chocolate eggs at their shop (opposite Gala Bingo) donated by local businesses and customers.

 
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