This Sunday Jews around the world will celebrate with the eating of apples and honey, challah dipped in honey and sweet carrots symbolize hope for a sweet year ahead. Pomegranates are eaten in the hopes that their good deeds are as plentiful as the seeds of the fruit, Manchester User's Network wish all our Jewish members and friends a happy new year for 5777.
Rosh Hashanah which started in Manchester last Sunday evening at 18:24 Hrs. When candles were lit as year 5777 began on the Jewish calendar and for the last two days traditional festivities are carried out amongst the Jewish communities around the world; [2nd-4th October]. Customs associated with the holiday include sounding the shofar, eating a round […]
The Conservative Party in Manchester has a very limited membership. We find ourselves running the affairs of four constituencies, with only a handful of those members actually willing to devote their time to the 2015 campaign in four parliamentary constituencies, in addition to running 27 local government candidates for Manchester City Council and two candidates running for Salford City Council.
Our chairman, Nick Savage, runs the master control panel between his full-time duties training as a medical doctor, and preparing for his end-of-year exams. Peter Schofield, the backbone of Manchester Conservatives, who has been working in the party for over fifty years, complains than Nick sends too many emails, but what else can he do when the powers-that-be in the higher echelons of the party keep asking Nick for updates? I imagine Nick arriving home late at night, sitting in his chair and petting his white cat, like Max Von Sydow as Ernst Blofeld in the James Bond film Thunderball, saying, “Number 2, what have you got to report from Withington Constituency?”