A local Urmston resident has taken to social media this week to share a heartwarming story about a series of good deeds payed to her by members of the local community.
Kelly Lamb said it’s part of what makes Urmston such “a great place to live”.
The mum of three – who has lived in the Greater Manchester town for over six years – told of “such lovely kind people wherever you go” in a story posted to the Urmston M41’ers community Facebook group after a family trip yesterday evening to a popular Indian restaurant.
The story has seen other local residents also share their positive experiences in the area over the years.
Accompanied by a picture of her three children alongside a “kind” resident, Kelly Lamb said: “Such lovely, friendly and kind people in Urmston everywhere you go. Tonight me and my husband took our children to Mela, three under 5 can be a nightmare, but the family sat next to us were so friendly towards them.
“Then on the way home, my son fell over (nothing serious) [and] straight away the guys in a takeaway were over to see if he was ok and offered him a drink.”
She continued: “Then as we continued to walk home, my boys asked if they could have something from the machine at the shop on Higher Lane [but] we said no as we didn’t have any change. A kind man stopped and gave them all some money to spend on the machine.
“Its the small things that make peoples day. Thank you.
“Such a great place to live.”
The post appears to have gone on to strongly resonate with others in the wider community, amassing well over 800 interactions and plenty of comments from other group members praising those mentioned in the story for their acts of kindness.
One group member added the sentiment: “This is the Urmston I remember growing up in”.
Another said: “Kindness is one of the best traits a human can have… and it costs nothing”, which we couldn’t have put any better ourselves.
We love stories like this – once again proving why “Greater Manchester’s greatness is keeping it great”.
I’m A Celebrity line-up announced for brand new all-star series in South Africa
The all-star line-up for I’m A Celebrity… South Africa has been announced, with some massive Manchester celebs taking part.
The brand new show is due to air in April and will see some of the series’ most memorable campmates heading to a new setting in South Africa.
And that’s just part of the first wave of celebrity contestants – more famous faces will take part in I’m A Celebrity… South Africa, entering the camp as the series goes on.
The new series will ‘push them to their limits and test them like never before’, ITV has said, promising bigger and tougher challenges and an even harsher environment.
Also taking part from the launch episode will be Diversity star Jordan Banjo, TV presenter Carol Vorderman, Olympian Fatima Whitbread, former royal butler Paul Burrell, ex-England cricketer Phil Tufnell, and supermodel Janice Dickinson.
ITV said: “Whilst nodding back to the Australian jungle, I’m A Celebrity…South Africa is a uniquely different series so viewers can look forward to lots of unexpected twists and turns.”
The trailer also shows the celebs taking part in pre-recorded challenges, taking on everything from nasty food to terrifying heights.
I’m A Celebrity… South Africa will air on ITV1 and ITVX from April 2023.
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Commentator Arlo White shows off what the Old Trafford gantry walk looks like
Ever wondered what it’s like to be up in the gantry in a football stadium, say, Old Trafford? Well, we certainly have.
You see the odd shot of the commentators sat there on the telly from time to time but it never really gives much away either and, at some venues, it’s quite a ways up there. There’s a little bit of allure behind these mysterious parts of footy grounds that most fans will never get to see.
After hours of mindless scrolling on the social media app, we stumbled across the well-known sports commentator‘s channel where he’s been showing off what it’s like to go in the gantry and one of them is his long walk to crow’s nest up at the Theatre of Dreams.
As it turns out, Arlo’s been doing these videos for a couple of years now, revealing how the gantry looks not only at Old Trafford but other big Premier League grounds too, such as down the road at the Etihad, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, Tottenham Hotspurs’ sparkly new ground and many more.
Another reason we found ourselves stuck on his TikTok for so long was also because of the other behind-the-scenes details he reveals too, even shedding light on how he prepares for games: note-taking, data sheets, how keeps himself warm up there during those cold nights on comms and so on.