Eamonn O’Neal, chief executive of St Ann’s Hospice, based in Stockport and Salford, has been chosen by the Queen as the next High Sheriff of Greater Manchester. He succeeds Mark Adlestone OBE DL, and will hold office for 12 months. Previously he was managing editor and columnist at the Manchester Evening News for eight years following a successful career at Granada television and BBC radio. He said: “It’s a huge honour to be chosen as High Sheriff of Greater Manchester.
Convenience retailer, the Co-op, has announced plans to create 5,000 store-based roles in a bid to provide temporary employment for hospitality workers who have lost their jobs and to increase support for local communities, amid the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. Recruitment procedures have been simplified so that candidates can apply for positions by walking into their nearest Co-op with a view to starting work in a matter of days. Permanent and temporary roles are available up and down the country across the Co-op’s 2,600-strong store estate.