‘Community is a verb, not a noun’

‘Community is a verb, not a noun’

An update on our project, A Just Greater Manchester
Interview with Stephen Wilkinson, founder of Sober Gay Socials

Interview with Stephen Wilkinson, founder of Sober Gay Socials

Dry January has ended, temperance is no longer topical. However, taking a break from booze or stopping altogether is something which is increasingly talked about, with one third of under 25s choosing not to drink at all, it seems abstinence is here to stay for some.
20 February: Manchester street action in solidarity with Julian Assange ahead of extradition hearing

20 February: Manchester street action in solidarity with Julian Assange ahead of extradition hearing

Julian Assange supporters are invited to join Manchester Amnesty for an afternoon of performance and speeches in St. Peter’s Square, Manchester, on Tuesday 20 February from 12-3pm.

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What does a ‘just Greater Manchester’ mean to you?

What does a ‘just Greater Manchester’ mean to you?

The Meteor is driven by a mission to promote social, environmental, and economic justice.  But what does this really mean? And is this idea of justice something people care about locally? At a time when we are seeing what seems…

‘Community is a verb, not a noun’

‘Community is a verb, not a noun’

An update on our project, A Just Greater Manchester
This is Greater Manchester: Salford

This is Greater Manchester: Salford

The best way to enjoy Salford is to leave the city, apparently. But you don’t have to go far to find green spaces and wildlife.
A just Greater Manchester – what do you think?

A just Greater Manchester – what do you think?

Our reporters will be out across all ten GM boroughs over the next two weeks, asking members of the public what they think about the idea of a just Greater Manchester.

“Let’s change the world together!”

The Meteor spoke with ward councillor for Hulme, Annette Wright, about declaring a climate emergency in 2019, and the council processes that were needed to make it happen.

Why I joined the Green Party

The Manchester Green Party stands for climate and social justice — unlike Manchester Labour.

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.

Interview with Stephen Wilkinson, founder of Sober Gay Socials

Interview with Stephen Wilkinson, founder of Sober Gay Socials

Alcoholism and addiction transcend age, class, gender and sexuality although how the condition is treated varies according to these differences. When I met Stephen Wilkinson, the founder of Sober Gay…

Panto flash mob gather to save Oldham Coliseum building

Panto flash mob gather to save Oldham Coliseum building

Led by actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, the jubilant and passionate group gathered in the Bank Top Tavern in fancy dress before parading up to where the Wow Garden used to be…

The Friends of The Meteor category contains articles that have been published elsewhere and  selected by The Meteor team as worthy of sharing to our audience. They will generally have a Manchester or Greater Manchester focus and are from publications we trust and respect.

All Feedback is Good

All Feedback is Good

All feedback is good. Really, it is! But it’s what you do with it that counts. The defences we put up can hold us back, especially when they prevent us absorbing that feedback properly.
Co-op News reports on failures at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Co-op News reports on failures at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Three recent stories from Co-op News cover the criticisms levelled at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH). And why did they report on the social housing provider’s failures? Because the organisation was set up as a type of co-operative.
Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever – and 2022 was their worst summer yet

Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever – and 2022 was their worst summer yet

For this week’s Friends Of The Meteor, we are republishing this article by a University of Salford academic, Neil Entwistle, whose research is in hydromorphology – the way that water interacts within its natural landscape.