Wigan care home records most Covid-19 deaths in England

Wigan care home records most Covid-19 deaths in England

A care home in Wigan has recorded the most deaths due to Covid-19, over a year, of any care home in England, according to data released by the Care Quality Commission. Care homes recording the highest number of Covid deaths in each Greater Manchester borough are presented.
City of Trees: tackling climate change and promoting sanity

City of Trees: tackling climate change and promoting sanity

With Covid and the climate crisis exacerbating mental health issues across society, City of Trees is tackling the problem by aiming to plant three million trees – just over one for every person in Greater Manchester.
Manchester council scraps school-based police officers

Manchester council scraps school-based police officers

While anti-racism campaigners welcomed the move as “an important step”, they warn it “does not go anywhere near far enough” to remove police influence in Manchester’s schools.

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Chinese artists call for action against ‘white occupancy’ of Chinese art centre

Chinese artists call for action against ‘white occupancy’ of Chinese art centre

“It’s not any specific event of racism which we’re trying to tackle — although of course we have experience of that,” Yuen Fong Ling, an artist of Chinese heritage tells me. “It’s about tackling a culture that makes people think…

City of Trees: tackling climate change and promoting sanity

City of Trees: tackling climate change and promoting sanity

With Covid and the climate crisis exacerbating mental health issues across society, City of Trees is tackling the problem by aiming to plant three million trees – just over one for every person in Greater Manchester.
Migrants refused registration at Manchester GP surgeries, preventing vaccination, in contravention of NHS guidlines

Migrants refused registration at Manchester GP surgeries, preventing vaccination, in contravention of NHS guidlines

An investigation into GP registration and access to Covid-19 vaccinations found that undocumented migrants are being refused registration despite being eligible.

Manchester authorities and national healthcare experts share their concerns on the barriers raised preventing effective vaccination of a vulnerable minority.
Village Manchester FC – cup victors are united against bigotry and hate

Village Manchester FC – cup victors are united against bigotry and hate

After a six goal thriller full of twists, turns and a tense penalty shootout, Village Manchester Football Club win a historic third Gay Football Supporters Network Cup.

Councillor Support Network will promote a Green New Deal and fight climate breakdown

Greater Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal believes that the fight against climate breakdown is one in which mutual support is imperative — the GND Councillor Support Network is their contribution to that fight.

The freedom to see my family overseas should not come at a price

Roberta Barcella recounts the tribulations of exercising her freedom to see her family in Italy during Covid-19.

Piccadilly Gardens redevelopment must challenge inequalities

Manchester Central Foodbank’s Matthew Stallard looks at the city’s inequalities in plain view in Piccadilly Gardens and points the way to a redevelopment to address them.

Manchester International Festival 2021 kicks off with “choreography of desire”

Manchester International Festival 2021 kicks off with “choreography of desire”

All live events in 2021 have had to deal with uncertainty because of coronavirus, and the Manchester International Festival (MIF) was no exception. Artists around the world were hit incredibly…

Russell Howard kicks off summer of stand-up comedy at Homeground

Russell Howard kicks off summer of stand-up comedy at Homeground

Homeground is the new outdoor venue located on First Street near theatre and arts centre HOME, whose shows have been sorely missed during lockdown. The calendar of events for Homeground…

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How inequality explains the high impact of Covid-19 in Greater Manchester

How inequality explains the high impact of Covid-19 in Greater Manchester

An epidemiologist’s report reveals some startling figures linking the high levels of Covid-19 mortality in Greater Manchester to areas experiencing the most inequality and deprivation within the city region. Guest article from The Conversation.
The Queen’s Gambit: Two Manchester chess prodigies take on the world

The Queen’s Gambit: Two Manchester chess prodigies take on the world

Two girls from Timperley in Trafford are taking on the world in the ultimate game of strategy. Guest article from The Mill.
Social housing evictions after Covid induced protections end

Social housing evictions after Covid induced protections end

Following the end of the ‘evictions ban’, Greater Manchester Law Centre did some research into the social housing sector in Greater Manchester. Social housing providers’ responses to Freedom of Information requests were used to consider the arguments against using ‘mandatory grounds’ to make evictions more ‘efficient’.