These dumplings are helping migrant women to learn English in Manchester

Aghareed and Sanaa arrived recently in Manchester from Baghdad in Iraq, where the destructive legacy from civil war rages on.

Now in the UK, their biggest frustration is communication – being unable to express themselves in the English language. Without it their employment and social opportunities in the UK are extremely limited.

But the women have found a surprising way to tackle this: dumplings.

Visit Cheetham Hill community centre or Levenshulme Inspire on certain days, and you’ll find Heart and Parcel , a social enterprise using the humble dumpling to bring migrant women together and teach English speaking skills.

These dumplings are helping migrant women to learn English in Manchester

Ukrainian mum left in tears after shopper in Home Bargains shouts at her to go back home

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A Ukrainian mum was subjected to a vile xenophobic tirade as she waited to pay for her shopping with her two children.

A hate crime investigation has been launched after the woman was told to ‘go back where she came from’ by a man in the Home Bargains store in the Ladysmith Centre, Ashton.

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