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Lowry Outlet’s Black Friday success

Lowry shopping centre in MediaCityUK has seen a surge in sales across the Black Friday weekend which saw other retail centres suffer a surprising drop in numbers. The lack of footfall within shops during this years Black Friday weekend is predicted to be the result of an increase in online shopping. This was supported by … Continue reading Lowry Outlet’s Black Friday success

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Manchester mourns over Paris terror

By Chantelle Heeds and Laura Steffan The Paris disaster has hit home in Salford as many people have taken time out of their lives to pay respects to those whose lives were lost. Among these people were Peter, 54 and Angela Booth, 53, of Salford, who said: “We find it so shocking that a human … Continue reading Manchester mourns over Paris terror

Diet pills, Coronation Street, Fake meds, Dying to lose weight

Coronation Street storyline boosts diet campaign views by 380%

A Coronation Street storyline portraying the risks of diet pills has led to a 380 per cent increase in traffic to a government led ‘Fake Meds’ campaign. The world’s longest running soap opera introduced a storyline where Bethany Platt, played by Lucy Fallon, fainted after taking diet pills bought online. Speaking of the impact her performance … Continue reading Coronation Street storyline boosts diet campaign views by 380%

Manchester’s Alienated Life exhibit showcases Chernobyl’s soaring animal population – 30 years after nuclear disaster

Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry hosted an Alienated Life event that used virtual reality technology to allow visitors to see which animals are thriving in Chernobyl, following the disaster. The Platform for Investigation (Pi) exhibit focused on animals that now inhabit Chernobyl. Virtual reality technology allowed them to be seen in a “Virtual Chernobyl” when wearing … Continue reading Manchester’s Alienated Life exhibit showcases Chernobyl’s soaring animal population – 30 years after nuclear disaster