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The Day Will Come

It seems like things are finally starting to look up. We're edging closer to some sense of normality. Matt Concannon aka The Thirsty Poet captures the national mood perfectly.

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Life on the canal

Grace Mattimore has been living on a canal boat moored in New Islington Marina for over six years. We spoke to her about her life on the water.
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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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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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Breatheolution

Kevin O’Neill is rapidly building a loyal following for his unorthodox techniques in treating physical and mental problems that include severe anxiety and addiction. Watch our film about how he’s helping dozens of people through breath work and cold water therapy.
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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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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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Open for business - the food and drink spots around Ancoats that are open during lockdown

They're maintaining social distancing whilst bringing back your old local favourites to make lockdown a bit more palatable.
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Taking notice

If you walk along the Ashton Canal you may see some of the tiny and adorable signage that Eleanor Sofia Walker has erected next to plants and wildflowers. We spoke to her about why it matters.
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Shop smarter, reduce plastic, save the environment

Environmentalist Zofia Martin shares her advice on how to easily make more eco-friendly choices.
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The lockdown colouring book

Support local charity Mustard Tree whilst tackling boredom with Britney.
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