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Millions Missing campaign holds poignant demonstration in Manchester.

By Matthew Corrigan on Thursday, 17 May, 2018

Two years ago Ellissa Bryant from Mottram in Longdendale was representing her country in international competition. A keen indoor climber, Ellissa had Olympic aspirations, with the sport about to debut in Tokyo's 2020 games.

Longdendale Lights

By Matthew Corrigan on Saturday, 13 August, 2016

By day the Woodhead Pass is beautiful, its tree-lined hillsides and reservoirs providing a scenic backdrop whatever time of year. But as the sun begins to fall something changes. Perhaps it’s the shadows of the peaks looming menacingly overhead. Perhaps it's the loneliness; it's not a good place for the engine to misfire. Or perhaps it's something altogether more primeval, an irrational fear awakened by the otherworldly sense of melancholy that hangs palpably in the air.