84Youth Moss Side: Challenging damaging narratives and promoting peaceful change

84Youth Moss Side: Challenging damaging narratives and promoting peaceful change

The murder of young men in Moss Side and the imprisonment of many under joint enterprise laws has left a community traumatised. 84Youth are addressing that trauma and challenging damaging narratives perpetuating youth violence.
Councillor resigns alleging ‘racism and bullying’ in Manchester Labour Group as the reason

Councillor resigns alleging ‘racism and bullying’ in Manchester Labour Group as the reason

Manchester council’s only African Caribbean councillor resigns after just six months in office with explosive resignation letter condemning Manchester Labour Group.
Salford’s Inspiring Homes Community Land Trust, are creating much needed social housing

Salford’s Inspiring Homes Community Land Trust, are creating much needed social housing

A Salford based Community Land Trust is turning their community-oriented approach towards solving the complex housing needs of residents, by adopting a community-led housing approach, which opposes the forces leading to gentrification.

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Oldham takes a community powered route to renewable energy

Oldham takes a community powered route to renewable energy

Under Boris Johnson, reports say, the British government is “at the leading edge of nations represented at COP26” when it comes to promising to cut carbon emissions. But as ever with the climate emergency, there’s a gap between rhetoric and…

84Youth Moss Side: Challenging damaging narratives and promoting peaceful change

84Youth Moss Side: Challenging damaging narratives and promoting peaceful change

The murder of young men in Moss Side and the imprisonment of many under joint enterprise laws has left a community traumatised. 84Youth are addressing that trauma and challenging damaging narratives perpetuating youth violence.
Salford’s Inspiring Homes Community Land Trust, are creating much needed social housing

Salford’s Inspiring Homes Community Land Trust, are creating much needed social housing

A Salford based Community Land Trust is turning their community-oriented approach towards solving the complex housing needs of residents, by adopting a community-led housing approach, which opposes the forces leading to gentrification.
Embrace change at a pop-up clothes swap in Greater Manchester

Embrace change at a pop-up clothes swap in Greater Manchester

Want to change up your style in an eco-conscious, budget-friendly way? Dress to address change at one of Greater Manchester’s pop-up swap shops.

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.

Legendary Manchester music venue Night and Day turns 30

Legendary Manchester music venue Night and Day turns 30

For a music venue to earn the title “legendary” requires the ticking of several boxes. It must have a history, both musically and with the social fabric of the city…

How I brought a ‘lost classic’ Manchester novel back into print: Passing Time by Michel Butor

How I brought a ‘lost classic’ Manchester novel back into print: Passing Time by Michel Butor

I’m in a lecture theatre at the University of Manchester, on a stifling summer’s day in 2017, with a grazing herd of Anthony Burgess geeks. It’s the last lap of…

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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.
Shipping emissions must fall by a third by 2030 and reach zero before 2050 – new research

Shipping emissions must fall by a third by 2030 and reach zero before 2050 – new research

New study by University of Manchester researchers suggests international shipping ‘must make a radical change in course’ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions this decade to enable a path to zero emissions by 2050, and limit global heating to 1.5°C. Guest article from The Conversation.