Volvo B10M Becomes Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Unit

Former Stagecoach Manchester vehicle transformed into mobile vaccination centre

An out of service Stagecoach Manchester bus has been given a new lease of life as an NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, serving the Greater Manchester and Yorkshire areas. 

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Manchester’s New Vaccination Shuttle Buses Launched

Stagecoach Manchester now running two shuttle buses from Gorton and Longsight to Belle Vue Leisure Centre

Whether you think the pandemic is coming to an end or in the midst of a third wave, there are still plans to relax the government’s social distancing restrictions on the 19 July. In Greater Manchester, it is fair to say we are in the third wave, with most of the cases affecting schoolchildren and late-teens. Like last year, it is fair to say that the government’s latest easements could be too soon for the people in Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

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Introducing Stagecoach Manchester’s Bus Driver Apprenticeship Scheme

Leading bus operator launches this year’s apprenticeship programme

Besides patronage, one of the biggest post-pandemic issues for bus operators is staffing levels. Drivers and engineering staff have been affected by absences due to self-isolation and furloughing over the last fifteen months. For regular and not-so-regular bus passengers, getting the staffing levels right is a must, as any lapses in quality could result in passengers taking to their cars.

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Private Brass Band Music Tuition in Stalybridge: A Chat with Tim and Dan at Stalybridge Music Academy

Ever wanted to learn a brass band instrument or an orchestral brass instrument in the Tameside area? Now’s your chance.

For many brass band enthusiasts, Stalybridge is the birthplace of modern brass band music. It is home to the oldest brass band in the world, formed in 1809. If you fancy learning to play the euphonium, flugelhorn or cornet in a friendly, non-invasive environment, you can do just that at Stalybridge Music Academy on Melbourne Street. Recently, the genius behind East of the M60 popped in for a chat with Chris Caton-Greasley, Tim Dzida and (via Skype) Daniel Mitchell.

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