Would you like to see a statue of John Cooper Clarke on Bury New Road?

Would you like to see a statue of John Cooper Clarke on Bury New Road?

The Bury New Road heritage project aims to highlight the hidden away cultural gems the area has to offer.
P.A. Bitez: ‘The Naked Eye’

P.A. Bitez: ‘The Naked Eye’

Inspired by Article 11 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Princess Arinola Adegbite created this poem for inclusion in A Poetic Declaration, commissioned for the Ripples of Hope Festival at HOME in Manchester, in September.
The Housing Crisis is a Land Crisis – says author Lily Gordon-Brown

The Housing Crisis is a Land Crisis – says author Lily Gordon-Brown

Lily Gordon-Brown studies Housing and Community Planning and is a member of the ACORN community union in Liverpool. Her new pamphlet, The Housing Crisis is a Land Crisis, emphasises the importance of land ownership and use in our ongoing housing crisis, and is published in collaboration with Greater Manchester Housing Action. The Meteor spoke to […]

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‘What the bloody hell are museums for?’ Manchester Museum launches ‘Local Matters’ in Ardwick to help reimagine their role

‘What the bloody hell are museums for?’ Manchester Museum launches ‘Local Matters’ in Ardwick to help reimagine their role

Museums are often my first cultural port of call when travelling to a new region. Their concise and carefully curated exhibits can pack a lot of learning into a relatively short visit, giving you a real feel for the essence…

The Housing Crisis is a Land Crisis – says author Lily Gordon-Brown

The Housing Crisis is a Land Crisis – says author Lily Gordon-Brown

Lily Gordon-Brown studies Housing and Community Planning and is a member of the ACORN community union in Liverpool. Her new pamphlet, The Housing Crisis is a Land Crisis, emphasises the importance of land ownership and use in our ongoing housing crisis, and is published in collaboration with Greater Manchester Housing Action. The Meteor spoke to […]
Revealed: Temporary accommodation going through the roof in Greater Manchester

Revealed: Temporary accommodation going through the roof in Greater Manchester

Official figures show the number of homeless households living in temporary accommodation is rocketing across Greater Manchester, with Manchester showing the biggest rise of all.
‘If you’ve ever been told to stay silent, get louder’ RECLAIM tells the young working-class

‘If you’ve ever been told to stay silent, get louder’ RECLAIM tells the young working-class

Manchester based charity RECLAIM are on a mission to increase the diversity of working-class voices heard in professional life.

We must declare a biodiversity emergency here in Greater Manchester

As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and with the ambition to be a world-leading Green City Region, Greater Manchester must declare a Biodiversity Emergency just like it did for the Climate Emergency, says James Walsh.

Universities in Manchester need to value their students more than their profit margins

Manchester student returning to University this year after experiencing the last academic year under the Covid lockdowns, reflects on how the marketisation of education contributed to the dire experience of students through the pandemic.

Blocking the Green New Deal motion is a huge mistake for Labour

The Labour Party’s blocking of a Green New Deal motion is a catastrophe for the party, the country and the climate, argues Sean Benstead.

Would you like to see a statue of John Cooper Clarke on Bury New Road?

Would you like to see a statue of John Cooper Clarke on Bury New Road?

A new heritage project aims to celebrate the considerable cultural highlights of the communities surrounding Bury New Road, with a range of activities and content produced with the crowning glory…

P.A. Bitez: ‘The Naked Eye’

P.A. Bitez: ‘The Naked Eye’

Princess Arinola Adegbite or “P. A. Bitez” is a songwriter, filmmaker, and performer based in Manchester. Her poem was inspired by Article 11 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,…

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Manchester bombing: What are the security agencies hiding?

Manchester bombing: What are the security agencies hiding?

Why did MI5 and MI6 appear to have placed their involvement in power struggles in Libya, and Britain’s commercial interests there, above those of the safety of its own citizens.

Declassified UK are asking for your help, via a Crowdfunder, to find out the answers.
First residents move into Gorton Mill House as historic site returns to the heart of the community

First residents move into Gorton Mill House as historic site returns to the heart of the community

Gorton Mill site in Manchester given new lease of life as social housing for older people.
How corrupt is the UK?

How corrupt is the UK?

Political economist Richard Murphy addresses this question in response to Boris Johnson claiming the UK “is not remotely a corrupt country” after being barraged by questions on ethical standards by journalists at the Cop26 summit, referring to the Owen Patterson lobbying scandal.