Phoebe Violet Jobling

Commercial Writer, Manchester Evening News

United Kingdom

Former Features Writer for Cavendish Press
Features Writer of the Year 2018
Steve Panter News Journalist of the Year 2018
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Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News
First look at the homes coming to Salford's new neighbourhood

Construction has now begun on a new urban village on the edge of Manchester - and this is how it is set to look. Property developers Salboy are behind the £120m Castle Irwell project, which will see 500 family homes built on a brand new neighbourhood in Salford.

Manchester Evening News
Games, grub and gifts galore - our afternoon at the Arndale

Manchester Arndale is a place that most Mancunians have visited, but many of us have never sought to discover its full potential. As the biggest inner-city shopping centre in the country, it is home to more than 200 stores and hosts some of the most popular, big-name retailers as well as quirky independent stores.

Manchester Evening News
The seven best bargains you can buy at Bury Market

After closing for more than three months, Bury Market traders rejoiced when they could finally begin to welcome customers again. Since mid-June regulars have returned to their beloved market to get their hands on the best local produce and discounted deals.

Manchester Evening News
This popular fashion site has launched a huge Black Friday sale

It comes around quickly every year, but this year Black Friday is looking a whole lot different. With reduced capacity in stores, social distancing and one-way systems, it's predicted that many will stick to the comfort of their homes and opt to scour the internet for the best deals.

Manchester Evening News
Crepe City returns to Manchester this March at a bigger venue

Trainer lovers can rejoice as Crepe City is set to return to Manchester this month. And this year, founder and director Ronal Raichura says it's going be the biggest and best event that the city has seen. Europe's biggest trainer festival will be held at its new home Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Trafford Park on Sunday, March 29.

Manchester Evening News
Nasty Gal drops powerful new collab with Emily Ratajkowski

Top women's fashion brand, Nasty Gal, has announced supermodel Emily Ratajkowski as the face of its new campaign. Nasty Gal ft EMRATA launched exclusively on the site today (October 7) and is a powerful collaboration for the brand's latest autumn/winter collection.

The best bathrooms in Manchester restaurants and bars

It's often said that you can tell a lot about a restaurant by the quality of its bathroom. You may experience the most divine food, delicious drinks or sublime service in the world - but a trip to the loo can really make or break your experience.

A FREE tequila-themed circus is coming to Spinningfields

The circus is coming to town - with a tasty tequila twist. This month, Cuervo Tradicional Tequila is inviting Mancunians to an exhilarating and immersive theatrical experience, with the launch of its very own Cuervo Sundowner Circus.

How to get better than half price entry to Alton Towers this weekend

Buckle your seat belts and get set for National Rollercoaster Day this Friday, with a three-day celebration at Alton Towers Resort this weekend. This year, the Staffordshire-based theme park is celebrating the 25 year anniversary of the nail-biting Nemesis roller coaster - Europe's first ever inverted coaster that revolutionised the theme park world.

Manchester Evening News
Is this the future of pharmacies? Manchester chemist uses vending machine

They are the definition of convenience and usually come in handy when you are craving a snack. But one forward-thinking chemist chain in Manchester is now using vending machines to hand out prescriptions to patients. Well Pharmacy branches in Northenden and Poynton have installed the machines following customer demand for more flexibility around collecting prescriptions.

Manchester Evening News
How to win a luxury city centre apartment in Manchester worth £150,000

Would you love to live a life of luxury, without spending a penny?* Property developer Salboy is giving one extremely lucky Manchester resident the chance to climb straight to the top of the property ladder - by winning themselves a free one-bed apartment in the city centre.

Manchester Evening News
From Marie Kondo to Mrs Hinch - how home storage became cool

You simply can't beat the satisfaction of having a big clear out and ridding yourself of all that clutter. But for most of us who lead busy lives, it's difficult to know exactly where to start. The saying 'out of sight out of mind' rings true to many of us who use storage units to hide those needless purchases.

Manchester Evening News
Five things you didn't know about Wimbledon

Wimbledon, the oldest tennis championship in the world, is getting in to full swing this week. Over the years it has been home to magical moments from sporting legends such as Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Serena Williams. And with 473,169 spectators across 13 days in 2018, the tennis tournament is widely considered to be the most popular and prestigious of them all.

Cavendish Press

Take a Break
Mummy's worst betrayal

At first I loved the attention Mum's new boyfriend was giving me. But then I realised it came at a terrible price

Take a Break Monthly
The dice roll to HELL

When my dad dug old an old board game, I was filled with dread because I knew we'd be playing by his twisted rules

Real People

Donna felt something tickling the back of her neck as she slept... what on earth was in bed with her?

Pick Me Up

Just 10 when her beloved dad died, Carla Pollock, 51, didn't realise how much worse things could get

Pick Me Up

Settling into her new flat, Joanne Sleigh, 38, from Stockport, wanted a fresh start – but one man put paid to that...

Hundreds queue to see secret paintings found in pensioner's home after he died

Unskilled labourer Eric Tucker left a secret unseen legacy of artworks worthy of LS Lowry when he died at the home he lived in for virtually all his life. Unbeknown to his family, the ex-boxer who left school at 14 without qualification braved arthritis to create 400 oil and water colours in his front room over a seven decade period depicting working class life in his hometown.

Mail Online
Labourer who left school at 14 and died alone left secret art legacy

Unskilled labourer Eric Tucker from Warrington, Cheshire, had a secret artistic legacy of up to 400 paintings He left school at 14, worked many trades, and died alone - with relatives unaware he had painted so much His paintings depict working class life- and h is former home will be turned into a free temporary art gallery Ensconced at his favourite table down at his local, Eric Tucker would frequently sketch his fellow drinkers on scraps of paper.

Mail Online
Dance teacher, 27, cleared of biting a woman's finger off in a fight

Louisa Jensen, 27, was arrested after being accused of biting a woman's finger Dance teacher said the year fighting allegations caused her to miscarry twins The claim was made by Laura Gwin, 30, but jury ruled in Miss Jensen's favour A dance teacher who spent a year fighting unproven claims she bit off a woman's finger said she ordeal caused her to miscarry twins.

VIVA Magazine

VIVA Lifestyle Magazine
Feel The V1BE With 'A Fitness Experience Like No Other' in Manchester

Working out can be difficult when you're determined to get in shape but you can't find the motivation to exercise alone... V1BE has stepped up as Manchester's new boutique fitness studio - with workouts to increase your metabolism and burn calories like 'no other class in the city'.

VIVA Lifestyle Magazine
Bukhara Manchester Boasts Authentic Flavours Served Inside A Stunning Structure

Manchester thrives with restaurants serving cuisines from continents all over the world. If you're fond of Indian dishes, you won't be disappointed with the unique taste that Bukhara Manchester has to offer. Located on the outskirts of Manchester city centre, Bukhara is set in the recently refurbished Old Town Hall on Cheetham Hill Road.

VIVA Lifestyle Magazine
Ex On The Beach Star Ross Worswick Ditches Reality TV For His Successful Designer Brand 'The...

Many people have huge preconceptions about reality TV stars. They watch those who appear onscreen with their luxurious cars, flashy clothes and gleaming white teeth and assume that they're all arrogant. He may be just a pick out of the bunch but MTV star, Ross Worswick, proves he's much more than just a pretty face and goes beyond his boisterous persona in this humbling interview at his workplace.

VIVA Lifestyle Magazine
Bongo's Bingo Raises Roof On Return To Manchester

Bongo's Bingo marked its return to Manchester with a show that was bigger, better and more bonkers than ever. On Friday night (Sep 1), hundreds of ecstatic people gathered at The Albert Hall for the first show back in the city. Unsurprisingly, tickets sold out days before the event and it didn't disappoint.

VIVA Lifestyle Magazine
A Britain's Next Top Model Experience

To promote the new season of Britain's Next Top Model (launched March 16), Lifetime UK were giving six lucky winners and one of their friends, a chance to spend a day in the life of a model.

Salford Now

Salford Now
Students are paying up to £7000 for plagiarised work | Salford Now

HUNDREDS of essay mills are available online which allow students to purchase pre-written essays if they simply want to avoid writing their own work. The QAA have made a series of recommendations to universities to stop plagiarism acts which includes blocking the use of essay mill sites and introducing smarter cheating detection software.

Salford Now
Anthony Crolla wins by unanimous decision in Manchester | Salford Now

ON Saturday night, Manchester boxer Anthony Crolla outpointed Ricky Burns as they went head-to- head in a lightweight showdown at the Manchester Arena. The Mancunian regained a humbled victory in his hometown, after defeating Scottish Boxer Ricky Burns on points after 12 close rounds.

Salford Now
Salford's Height medical practice wins first Pride award | Salford Now

SALFORD'S Height medical practice received a Pride in Practice award today which celebrates its service to LGBT patients. Pride in Practice can be awarded to all Primary Care Services, including GP Practices, Dentists, Pharmacies and Optometrists. It is a support package that enables you to effectively meet the needs of LGBT patients and enhance equality.

Salford Now
Quays Culture supports new app connecting people from the UK and India | Salford Now

QUAYS Culture has co-commissioned an exciting new app created by Invisible Flock (UK) and Quicksand (India) to celebrate 2017 as a major year of cultural exchange between the two countries. Duet is a unique project where people across the UK can connect anonymously to those on the other side of the world and exchange details about their lives through a simple app.

Salford Now
The Royal Television Society hosts student media conference

THE ROYAL Television Society hosted a student media conference at the Lowry Theatre on Wednesday (February 22) with talks featuring a range of high profile TV industry speakers. The four-hour conference saw specialists sharing their experience and advice on; using digital and social media, getting into the industry, news gathering and exploring virtual and augmented reality.

Salford Now
Salford students fly the flag for LGBT+ History month

AN ARRAY of events will be hosted for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer students by Salford University throughout February to celebrate LGBT+ History month. Events are being held around Salford University's campus at Atmosphere Kitchen and Bar, Atmosphere Lounge and Cafe, the Working Class Movement library and the Mary Seacole Building.

Salford Now
REVIEW: Justin Bieber at Manchester Arena | Salford Now

A GIGANTIC set with multiple moving parts, an elevated trampoline and a rain shower finale - what more could you expect from 22-year-old pop sensation, Justin Bieber. Justin Bieber brought his much anticipated 'Purpose' World Tour to Manchester on Friday night, for his second show in the city.

Salford Now
INTERVIEW: Dan + Shay | Salford Now

ON December 7 2012, two singer-songwriters coincidently met at run down house in Nashville. With both of them having moved to the capital of Tennessee to pursue their musical dreams, unknowingly to them this random meeting was to spark the beginning of country music duo, Dan + Shay.

Quays News

Quays News
Support the Elderly through loneliness in Manchester this Christmas

FOLLOWING Age UK's recent campaign; churches, charities and organisations across Greater Manchester are holding events to support elderly people who will be alone this Christmas. The current campaign from Age UK raises awareness of the 1.4 million elderly people who will experience loneliness at Christmas and throughout the rest of the year.

Quays News
INTERVIEW: Marvin Humes on LuvBug adventure - Quays News

THE multi-talented Marvin Humes, best known as a former member of boyband JLS, took the time out of his busy schedule to talk to Quays News entertainment reporter Phoebe Jobling about his latest venture, LuvBug.

Quays News
REVIEW: Boyce Avenue at Manchester Academy

ALL the way from the states, YouTube stars Boyce Avenue took to the stage at Manchester Academy for the European leg of their world tour "Be Somebody". Phoebe Jobling went along... With over eight million subscribers on YouTube and currently the most viewed Independent band in the world - Floridian brothers Alejandro, Fabian and Daniel have picked up a large fan base from all around the globe.

Press Association

Press Association / BT
Can a broken heart cause as much damage as a heart attack?

Most of us will suffer heartbreak at least once in our lives - and will be familiar with how dreadful it can feel, physically as well as emotionally. But while for the majority of people, the term 'heartbroken' is purely metaphorical, for some, it can mean a medical condition with symptoms akin to an actual heart attack.

Press Association / BT
Peaky Blinders inspired travel in the UK

Wrote whilst on work experience at the Press Association. Hit BBC Two crime drama Peaky Blinders returns for a fourth series on Wednesday, November 15, and no doubt viewers up and down the UK will be watching eagle-eyed.

Press Association / Breaking News
What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

Suppose that you're having an 'off day' and are desperate to find a way to unwind? Well, thankfully the internet is a wonderful place, filled with content which can satisfy your needs through watching a single video.

Press Association / Irish Examiner
Chill Out With The Help Of YouTube

A new relaxation phenomenon is sweeping the internet. Phoebe Jobling unpicks the science behind these viral sounds and visuals...

Grimsby Telegraph

Grimsby Telegraph
Keep your health in check all year round with calendar

Keep your health in check all year thanks to the Grimsby Health and Wellbeing Collaborative. It has launched their 11th community calendar featuring volunteers of the Care Plus group to raise awareness of a range of health conditions. Each month showcases a different health issue, making people aware of the signs and symptoms whilst providing advice and information on who to contact.

Grimsby Telegraph
Help children in need smile this Christmas with 2017 shoebox appeal

A massive operation to give children living in poverty around the world a "life changing" Christmas to remember is underway in Grimsby. Operation Christmas Child has launched its 2017 festive campaign to make sure thousands of children living in squalor - who may have never opened a present on Christmas morning before - have a special gift to open when December 25 comes around.

Independent Blog Posts

Phoebe Violet Jobling
Words Of Wisdom For Freshers

It's almost the end of September, which unfortunately means that summer is drawing to an end. For some of you, this also means that it's time to start your first term at university - but are you ready? Here are ten pieces of advice for freshers to ensure that you have the best experience possible during...

Phoebe Violet Jobling
Cheating: does it make or break you?

Cheating is acting dishonestly, or unfairly in order to gain an advantage. This could be when someone is taking an exam or eats something they shouldn't when on a diet but in this particular case, it is deception within a relationship. "Cheating is a common occurrence, with around 60 % of men and 45% of...

Phoebe Violet Jobling
Justin Bieber brings his Purpose World Tour to Manchester

A gigantic set with multiple moving parts, an elevated trampoline and a rain shower finale - what more could you expect from 22-year-old pop sensation, Justin Bieber? Bieber brought his much anticipated Purpose World Tour to Manchester Arena on Friday night, for his second show out of three in the city.

Phoebe Violet Jobling
Saturday at V Festival Hylands Park 2016

Amongst the mosh pits, sing-alongs and uncontrollable screaming, V-Festival celebrated its 21st birthday last weekend in both Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire. This year's lineup anticipated to be one of the best in many years with appearances from worldwide acts such as Rihanna, Justin Bieber, David Guetta and SIA as well as many British stars...

Phoebe Violet Jobling
BBC Panorama: Gangs, Guns and the Police... Are we safe in Salford?

In a BBC1 special shown on February 8, Panorama looked into the scandalous Salford shootings, gang attacks and police force's attempt to stop these violent crimes. As a new resident of Salford, I watched this programme attentively with all eyes and ears to discover the reality of the place I formerly knew as the glorified home of MediaCityUK....

University Projects

Ross Worswick Interview

I created this double paged spread for my Celebrity Journalism module where I interviewed Ex on the Beach star, Ross Worswick. It was later published on VIVA Magazine.

Forward Fitness

I created Forward Fitness for my Magazine Journalism module in my final year. It is a health and fitness magazine targeted at promoting fitness equally for both men and women.