In case you hadn’t noticed yet, we’re currently in June – also known as Pride month.
Marking the start of the summer, Pride month takes place every year to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan – considered a major tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the west.
Every year, celebrations across the country get bigger and better – stretching all the way through the summer up to the August Bank Holiday weekend here in Manchester, when the city holds its annual parade and Pride party in the Gay Village.
Of course, there’s always loads to do in the city – but if you fancy celebrating Pride month and making a bit of cash at the same time, we think we’ve found the perfect gig for you.
In celebration of Pride month 2022, one of the UK’s leading bottomless brunch platforms is giving someone the chance to get paid to review the city’s best drag brunches.
Offering a whopping £500 for your trouble, plus covering all your food and drink at the brunches, it’s quite a decent job if we do say so ourselves.
The chosen candidate will be required to review three drag brunches across three months, giving honest and helpful feedback to Bottomless Brunch in order to help its partner restaurants stay ‘on top of their game.’
With sites across the country, the team is looking to hire three brunch aficionados – one in Manchester, one in London and one in Brighton – to feed back on their drag-themed brunching experiences.
They will be asked to rate their brunches on the following criteria:
Level of entertainment
Quality of food
Aesthetic/vibe of venue
Value for money
At the end of their review experience, they’ll then be paid £500. Sound good?
If you think that you are the right person for the job, and can help school Bottomless Brunch on what makes for a fun-filled, entertaining drag brudge, then this is your chance to apply.
Sign up for an all-singing, all-dancing drag show, tasty brunch dishes and free flowing tipples, plus a £500 pay check, here. T&Cs apply.
Feature image – Bottomless Brunch
Police appeal for information regarding ‘serious assault’ around Old Trafford before United game in October
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are appealing for fresh information on a “serious assault” committed around the Old Trafford area earlier this year.
GMP issued a press release on Friday, 9 December, asking for members of the public to come forward and share any details they might have on the attack carried along Seymour Grove in Trafford around 1:30pm on 16 October 2022.
They go on to explain that “a man in his 20s was assaulted by a group of unknown males” on the way to the game at Old Trafford, adding that “it is believed that the suspects were also attending the Manchester United vs Newcastle United match.”
It remains unclear whether or not the assailants were travelling fans in town to support the away side but GMP are looking to speak to the men pictured as they may be able to help with enquiries.
As detailed in the statement, “the victim suffered a severely broken jaw, a broken nose, numerous cuts to the face, and damage to the nerves of four teeth which he is likely to need further medical treatment for.” Terrible stuff.
The authorities are continuing to investigate the Seymour Grove assault after having followed up on a number of lines of enquiry since the incident took place and are now asking for the public’s help.
Anyone with information, or anyone who may have footage/images, or can identify the men in the photos, can contact Greater Manchester Police on 101, quoting log number 1589 on 16/10/22; or, alternatively use the Live Chat service HERE.
Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Featured Image — Greater Manchester Police/David Dixon (via Geograph)
Football fans call out ‘tone-deaf’ FA TikTok for mocking ‘life-threatening’ head injury
Football fans are calling out the official FA Cup TikTok account for mocking a serious head injury suffered by a Stockport County player earlier this week.
The Hatters beat Charlton Athletic in fine fashion with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday, 7 December, with Will Collar’s hattrick (the club’s first since 2019) sending them through to the next round of the cup.
However, another notable moment from the night was right back Macauley Southam-Hales’ collision with advertising hoarders after a shove from Charlton captain George Dobson.
As the likes of County fan Joel Ward wrote on Twitter, many online were quick to slam the clip for joking about an injury that hospitalised the player, the consensus being that it isn’t a “great look” for the FA.
While many reacting in the comments recognised that Dobson didn’t intend to hurt Southam-Hales by shepherding the ball out of play, the Stockport defender does hit the predominantly metal structure with some force and was left in clear discomfort following the smash.
The video itself has since been removed from the official account following the backlash but people are still reacting as the clip continues to be reshared on social media.
The clip was branded as everything from “disgusting” and “disgraceful” to “simply unbelievable”.
What’s most concerning is that despite the recent push to promote awareness surrounding concussions, brain trauma and even heading the ball – which, historically, haven’t been properly monitored in football – whoever posted the video on behalf of the FA didn’t consider the very serious nature of the incident.
As alluded to above, perhaps what makes the post even more shocking and tone-deaf is that it comes just weeks after Bath City player forward Alex Fletcher was placed in intensive care following an almost identical accident.
The 23-year-old underwent life-saving brain surgery and although he has since been discharged from the hospital, he is said to have a “long road to recovery ahead of him”.
County confirmed that despite being the all-clear pitchside, Southam-Hales was taken to the hospital as a precaution after he suffered significant swelling around the neck area. Nevertheless, as we know all too well, it could have been much worse.
As for the FA, they have now apologised for the inappropriate attempt at humour, confirming that they have removed the video from all official accounts, admitting that “it should never have been published and assuring that they will “review [their] processes to ensure this never happens again.”
You can watch the full highlights from Stockport County vs Charlton Athletic HERE but we’d recommend you watch Alan Shearer reminding everyone who plays football to be more vigilant when it comes to head injuries.