Belle Vue Stadium is a greyhound racing track in Belle Vue, Manchester, England, where the first race around an oval track in Britain was held on 24 July 1926. It has also been used for motorcycle speedway, as the home ground of Elite League team Belle Vue Aces from 1988 until 2015, and since 1999 stock car racing and banger racing.The track is owned by the Greyhound Racing Association. The stadium has luxury glass-fronted grandstands, restaurants, hospitality boxes and bars. Greyhound racing takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings.Greyhound racingCurrent CompetitionsCurrent greyhound events held at Belle Vue: The original classic race the Scurry Gold CupThe original classic race the LaurelsThe original classic race the OaksPrevious CompetitionsPrevious competitions held at Belle Vue: Cesarewitch Northern Flat Gorton Cup Northern 700 Cock O’the North Manchester Cup Gold CollarTrack recordsOriginsIn 1925, Charles A. Munn, an American businessman, made a deal with Smith and Sawyer for the rights to promote the greyhound racing in Britain. Although the earlier attempt to introduce mechanical racing at Hendon had almost been forgotten, the pastime of coursing was still strong in Britain. Fortunately for Munn, the first person he contacted with regards to reintroducing greyhound racing into Britain was Major L. Lyne Dixson. The Major was a leading figure in British field sports and was quickly won over to the idea presented to him by the American entrepreneur.
Cedar Mount Academy is an academy (English school) in Gorton, Manchester, England. The school caters for boys and girls aged 11–16 years and is located in the East of the city of Manchester.The school has moved into the new building with Melland High School called Gorton Education Village. They moved into this new state-of-the-art building in 2008. The school has its own website in which parents can visit in which to gain information, make inquiries and read about upcoming events.Academy StatusIn late 2011/early 2012 it was announced that Cedar Mount High School would be transformed into Cedar Mount Academy. On 1 June 2012 Cedar Mount had officially gained its academy status.House SystemCedar Mount has a house system which is incorporated in the school life. There are four houses which the system offers, each of which is named after a famous person from history:The houses are composed of smaller forms which use a 'vertical tutoring system' where roughly around 3 students from each year group (7, 8, 9, 10 and 11) join together to make a form. The system is aimed at improving school life and relationships between students.HistoryCedar Mount High School was founded in 2000, after the merger of Ellen Wilkinson High School and Spurley Hey High Schools on the Mount Road site.During the Conservative Party conference which was held in Manchester in 2011, Prime Minister David Cameron visited the school on 4 October 2011. There he met the staff from Cedar Mount High School along with a handful of Year 11 pupils. He did a live video call to the conference from the school where he described the school as "absolutely inspirational" and congratulated the headteacher, stating that "It's not rocket science. It's about good leadership." Cameron also praised the schools future ambitions and rise in standards.
Northmoor Together is a community led group based in Northmoor, Longsight in Manchester, UK.
As well as providing a forum for people to report and discuss local issues Northmoor Together also fund raises for groups in the area and organises events for the local community.