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Manchester music stars to stream live during pandemic

A free live streaming service showcasing Manchester's top DJs and other artists during the coronavirus pandemic has launched.

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The founder of the cancelled Parklife festival set up the channel to keep the city's much-lauded music scene alive while clubs are closed.

Ex-Hacienda DJ Graeme Park and poet Lemn Sissay will be among those performing.

Organiser Sacha Lord said he was "overwhelmed" by the support.

Mobile shop set up outside hospital to help NHS staff buy essential items

A coach hire company has set up a mobile pop-up shop outside Blackpool Victoria Hospital to help NHS staff

Sam Archer, from Fleetwood-based Archer Travel, said he came up with the idea after a friend who works for the NHS spent hours queuing for essential items in a supermarket after a long shift.

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