Pay rise for Salford’s Care Workers puts rate well above living wage

Pay for care-workers in Salford is set to rise to £8.30 an hour, well above the National Minimum Wage. The move by Salford City Council...

Further improvement required at Stockport NHS Foundation

The Trust which was ordered to improve its performance by the Care Quality Commission last year, has seen standards drop further in the watchdog's latest inspection...

New £1m regional specialist joint replacement unit opens at Fairfield General Hospital

A NEW dedicated joint replacement (arthroplasty) unit that will provide joint replacement surgery for the population of North Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale and Bury has...

Almost three quarters of young people in the North West have witnessed sexual harassment...

A new Drinkaware/YouGov survey reveals the extent to which alcohol-related sexual harassment in the North West has become a normalised part of a night...

5.5 million workers aged 50+ fear health concerns will curtail their working lives

More than five million workers over the age of 50 are concerned that health issues will prevent them from prolonging their working lives. That's according...

Rayner pledges to change lives in the way that hers was changed

The next Labour Government will create a National Education Service, a cradle-to-grave system supporting everyone throughout their lives. That was the pledge made at the...

Unchipped dog owner becomes Manchester’s first prosecution

A dog owner from Manchester has been fined for ignoring warnings to microchip her dog – the first prosecution of its kind in the...

New estimates reveal heart death risk for people living with diabetes

Nearly 240,000 people living with Type 2 diabetes are diagnosed with heart disease or stroke in England and Wales each year, according to new...

New programme to reduce excessive drInking is launched across Greater Manchester

A pioneering programme ‘Communities in Charge of Alcohol’ has been launched today  to combat the growing number of people who are drinking excessive amounts...

Manchester based Oddfellows Society produce a guide to friendship

With recognition growing of the problem of loneliness in the UK, the Oddfellows Friendly Society, who are based on Deansgate, has produced a new...