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The canals that run through Ancoats were an essential factor in it being at the heart of the industrial revolution. And did you know that when the Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1894 it lead to the Port of Manchester becoming Britain’s third busiest port despite being 40 miles inland? We (all too briefly) found out what it’s like to live on a canal boat when we spoke to Grace Mattimore, resident of New Islington Marina.

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10 minute Pilates for home workers

Liz Wright has put together this simple Pilates session to help those working from home, for mind and body.
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Shop smarter, reduce plastic, save the environment

Environmentalist Zofia Martin aka @zocogirl is using her platform to help people make smarter shopping choices and reduce plastic waste.
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The lockdown colouring book

Support local charity Mustard Tree whilst tackling boredom with Britney.
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Sofa so good

Jenna Bainbridge is a fashion graduate that fell out of love with the industry. After spending almost six years travelling she’s back in Manchester and running her own upholstery business. Because why not?
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My cinnamon buns bring all the boys to the Yard.

Frank Whiteley and Justin Juodiskis are former work colleagues that traded coffee shop jobs for their very own bakery all thanks to a social media rant after a bad day at the office.
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Mindfulness advice in a continuing crisis

Local counsellor and psychotherapist Andrew Kearins shares his advice on surviving the lockdown with your mental health intact.
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Interview with the beekeeper

Emily Stanbridge loves bees. She's currently the owner of three hives located in her garden in Ancoats. Here she talks about getting started as a beekeeper, the weaker sex and what you should definitely do if you get stung.
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12 minute home workout - no equipment required

With no sign of gyms reopening any time soon CrossFit Ancoats owner and personal trainer Ben Upfold gives you his top eight bodyweight at home exercises for all fitness levels and ages.
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Interview: Nkosi Innis AKA DJ Coast2Coast

The former club DJ who's taking the wedding scene by storm tells us what makes a good party, the best Thai restaurant in Manchester and reconnecting with his local community.
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