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“We still face further challenges” – How Salford furniture business Forest Sofa rode out Covid-19

The owner of a Salford furniture manufacturer and retailer says that after a tough 2020 business has bounced back as […]

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The Fitness Society getting Covid-safe for the future

A Salford fitness group is getting ready to resume a series of ‘Covid safe’ outdoor bootcamps when the lockdown restrictions […]

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“It’s been very difficult for the bridal industry” – A Swinton Bridal shop prepares to hit the road as a mobile store after the pandemic forced its doors to close

A Swinton Bridal shop is going mobile after multiple lockdowns during the pandemic forced their store to close.   View […]

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“We won’t be opening April the 12th” – The Wobbly Stool Swinton and what’s next for local pubs and bars

Many local pubs and bars have suffered from the pandemic, some having to close permanently, but as lockdown restrictions ease […]

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Lockdown Heroes: Local chef cooking free meals to help vulnerable families in Irlam

A local chef has been helping vulnerable families in the Irlam community during lockdown. Matt Thomson, 35, a resident of […]

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Eccles coffee shop Malaga Drift thanks customers for seeing it through lockdown

Loyal customers have helped an Eccles cafe get through lockdown despite being limited to takeaways. Gordon Conway, owner of the […]

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This Salford mobile bar can bring Christmas to your doorstep

The Thirsty Poet is bringing back festivity to a Tier 3 Christmas with a mobile bar. Matt Concannon, the 29-year-old […]

The young entrepreneur profiting in a pandemic

The young entrepreneur profiting in a pandemic

The current pandemic has hit business’ hard with thousands of individuals being made redundant or placed on a furlough scheme. Freelancers and business owners have not been left unharmed. This […]

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“I would have walked away” – Salford MMA’s coach credits opening new gym to the resilience he’s learnt from martial arts

After losing his old gym due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Darren Sherlock used the ‘tenacity’ he learned from martial arts, […]

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Mediacity’s Box on the Docks transformed into market for artists

Local artists set up shop in a box this weekend as Mediacity’s Box on the Docks opened their doors to […]