Recently I found out that Stagecoach Manchester is to axe the 358 Stockport to Hayfield bus. It's a bus I know well and is always busy. But it's now due to get the axe. Why? Well we don't know for sure, but it's likely to be a quirk of Greater Manchester's move to bus franchising.
Recently I was thinking about Covid-19. Hey, it’s the kind of thing that you can’t escape thinking about. And I began to wonder if there was anything positive that came out of it for me personally. And I thought of five things. Here they are.
Denton's swimming pool was where I learned to swim. But in recent years it's 1970s pool was shabby and a mess. Cue a brand new and impressively swanky replacement facility, the Tameside Wellness Centre.
Today I listened to Shaun Keaveny's final 6music show. And he seemed to let slip that he didn't really want to leave. Although there were reasons why at least one 6music much loved presenter was going to end up leaving.
Nearly forty years after its last proper swimming pool closed its doors, Hyde - the town I grew up in - now has a brand new six lane swimming pool. When the venue of my normal Monday swim was abruptly closed, I booked in and went to check it out.