Tag: Wythenshawe

Two hurt in crash near Manchester College, Wythenshawe

Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic crash near Manchester College in Wythenshawe this morning, according to the Manchester Evening News.


Wythenshawe stages first ever Pride event in town

Manchester’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Austin-Behan  will the special guest at Wythenshawe’s first ever Pride event tomorrow.


The former Mr Gay UK is Manchester’s first openly gay mayor and joins a strong line-up of people supporting the LGBT event in the town.

Hollyoaks star, Annie Wallace, best known for her role as Sally St Claire in the Channel Four  soap, will be at the event as well as local drag queen Cindi Sinful, and there will also be music from Claire Mooney.

The celebrations start at 10 am in the Forum Centre where there will be stalls, crafts and performance workshops.


Woman hit by stolen car now in stable condition

The condition of a 79-year-old woman seriously injured after being hit by a stolen car in Northern Moor, Wythenshawe, has improved.

Police say, the woman, who was hit by a stolen VW Golf as she was crossing Sale Road on Saturday evening, is now in a stable condition in Wythenshawe Hospital.

Three men who were arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and burglary are still in police custody.

Police appeal to trace missing Wythenshawe teenager

1909937_1105768792796901_7538304992140809386_nPolice are appealing for information to help trace a 16-year-old Wythenshawe girl who has been missing since last Wednesday.

Khia Lawrence was last seen in Manchester city centre on Wednesday December 30 wearing blue marbled denim jeggings, black boots, brown and black crop top, black and white scarf, black and white coat.

She is  5ft 4″, of medium Build, with long black straightened hair (Extensions).

She is known to frequent  Moss Side, Manchester City Centre, Cheetham Hill and Salford areas.

Anyone with  information should contact the police on 0161 856 4882.

Wythenshawe-born Tyson Fury misses out on Sport Personality of the Year Award

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Wythenshawe-born heavyweight boxing champion , Tyson Fury has missed out on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award amid protests by equality campaigners.

The boxer, who trained in Wythenshawe and was brought up in nearby Styal in Cheshire, was crowned heavyweight champion after beating Wladimir Klitschko last month,

His place on the Sports Personality of the Year shortlist was controversial after he was criticised for comments he made about homosexuality and women.

A picket was staged at the ceremony venue in Belfast by equality campaigners.

And Fury apologised for the comments at ceremony saying: “I’ve said a lot stuff not with intention to hurt anyone. A lot of it was tongue in cheek. I’m not  a serious person.  If  I’ve said anything in the past that’s hurt anybody,  I’m  sorry.  It’s not my intention to do that.”

Dubbed the Gypsy King because of his Irish traveller heritage, Fury’s boxing talent was forged in the Jimmy Egan Boxing Academy in Royalthorn Road, Wythenshawe.

His first coach was Steve Egan, who runs the club. He predicted in 2006 that Fury would  be heavyweight champion by 2015 and undisputed heavyweight champion by 2016.

Fury said at the ceremony: “It’s took 27 years  to get to where I am now. There are seven billion people on the planet and there’s only one heavy weight champion. I’m very proud of that.”