Arriva bus drivers vote for strike action as talks collapse

Arriva bus drivers vote for strike action as talks collapse

Arriva bus drivers in Greater Manchester are set to go on an all out continuous strike from 30 October, following a vote by Arriva North West drivers with 87% in favour of strike action.
People’s Takeover of Piccadilly Gardens: ‘We need to kick the door down for everyone’

People’s Takeover of Piccadilly Gardens: ‘We need to kick the door down for everyone’

If Piccadilly Gardens represents the ‘heart and soul’ of Manchester, campaigners say it needs to change the redesign emphasis on creating a ‘pretty space’ to one which is welcoming and inclusive to all. The People’s Takeover event has started the momentum for that change.
Manuscript records Manchester homeless experiences in illuminated style

Manuscript records Manchester homeless experiences in illuminated style

The stories of homeless people in Manchester have been published in a medieval style illuminated manuscript, launched at Manchester Cathedral.

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Manchester celebrated as ‘northern humanitarian powerhouse’

Manchester celebrated as ‘northern humanitarian powerhouse’

Earlier this month Mancunians celebrated Manchester being ranked third, in the annual index of best cities in the world compiled by Time Out magazine. This buzzing city known for its nightlife, diversity, creativity and community spirit, came behind the tourist…

People’s Takeover of Piccadilly Gardens: ‘We need to kick the door down for everyone’

People’s Takeover of Piccadilly Gardens: ‘We need to kick the door down for everyone’

If Piccadilly Gardens represents the ‘heart and soul’ of Manchester, campaigners say it needs to change the redesign emphasis on creating a ‘pretty space’ to one which is welcoming and inclusive to all. The People’s Takeover event has started the momentum for that change.
People’s Takeover of Piccadilly Gardens needs your input to revive the ‘heart and soul’ of the city centre

People’s Takeover of Piccadilly Gardens needs your input to revive the ‘heart and soul’ of the city centre

Community groups Get It Done and Manchester Central Foodbank strive for inclusiveness in the redesign of Piccadilly Gardens with a People’s Takeover
Helping musicians through the mental health crisis caused by Covid

Helping musicians through the mental health crisis caused by Covid

Rachel Jepson set up a centre in Stockport to help musicians with their mental health during the height of the pandemic.

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.

Sir Richard Leese’s swan song was to commission a memorial to inequality

In response to recent news that Richard Leese is to stand down as leader of Manchester City Council, local disabled activist Brian Hilton shares his personal views on Sir Richard and his legacy.

‘All You Need Is Dynamite’ – Dave Haslam on revolution and the underground press in Manchester

‘All You Need Is Dynamite’ – Dave Haslam on revolution and the underground press in Manchester

Dave Haslam’s new book instantly piqued my curiosity with its bold title: All You Need is Dynamite. It evoked memories of one of my favorite films, A Fistful of Dynamite…

Cloud Studies is filled with hope not hate

Cloud Studies is filled with hope not hate

I have always perceived clouds as beautiful things. A good cloudscape can turn a wonderful view over a landscape into something stunning that elevates your mind to thinking about higher…

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‘Covid has totally changed everything for me’ – Big Issue North vendors in Greater Manchester

‘Covid has totally changed everything for me’ – Big Issue North vendors in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester vendors of Big Issue North talk about their hopes, health, family, friends and dogs.
Questions remain over Manchester’s new ‘council housing’

Questions remain over Manchester’s new ‘council housing’

With Richard Leese retiring, Manchester City Council announced plans to provide affordable homes in the gentrifying neighbourhood of Ancoats, reported as the first council housing in the city since the 1980s. However closer inspection of those plans reveals a more complex picture.
What happened to nuclear free Manchester?

What happened to nuclear free Manchester?

Once upon a time, Manchester saw itself as a leading light in the fight against nuclear annihilation.

Dr Kim Foale says that now, not only do we have several companies here who manufacture or assist in the production of nuclear missiles and submarines, we put them in the regional marketing brochure.