Eat out without selling out, at BOXCO

Eat out without selling out, at BOXCO

Gary Roberts reports on the rise of restaurants with a focus on sustainability in Manchester, and eats out at BOXCO which aims to provide ‘very tasty food that promotes health & wellness at an affordable price.’
The rising costs and lost life chances of living in temporary accommodation

The rising costs and lost life chances of living in temporary accommodation

Revealed: homeless households in Manchester see a 42% increase in the time spent living in temporary accommodation in just two years, while the cost to the council goes through the roof.

The Meteor speaks to people living in the limbo land of temporary accommodation, and asks what is the alternative?
Placemaking Piccadilly – the community campaign challenging Manchester’s development agenda

Placemaking Piccadilly – the community campaign challenging Manchester’s development agenda

Glittering tower blocks continue to grow across the city, alongside stacks of food crates catering to the increasing number of people dependent on them.

The Placemaking Piccadilly campaign wants to create a more inclusive way of developing the city, which focuses on ‘participation not consultation’ to allow marginalised communities to be heard.

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Protecting those who protest – Manchester Green & Black Cross on police bills, legal mutual aid and how we can protect our rights

Protecting those who protest – Manchester Green & Black Cross on police bills, legal mutual aid and how we can protect our rights

Last week the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Bill passed the final legislative hurdle and will soon become law. The Bill will have wide and detrimental ramifications for our right to protest. And for marginalised groups such as Roma and Gypsy communities, it restricts the right to live their traditional lives. Manchester Green &…

The rising costs and lost life chances of living in temporary accommodation

The rising costs and lost life chances of living in temporary accommodation

Revealed: homeless households in Manchester see a 42% increase in the time spent living in temporary accommodation in just two years, while the cost to the council goes through the roof.

The Meteor speaks to people living in the limbo land of temporary accommodation, and asks what is the alternative?
Placemaking Piccadilly – the community campaign challenging Manchester’s development agenda

Placemaking Piccadilly – the community campaign challenging Manchester’s development agenda

Glittering tower blocks continue to grow across the city, alongside stacks of food crates catering to the increasing number of people dependent on them.

The Placemaking Piccadilly campaign wants to create a more inclusive way of developing the city, which focuses on ‘participation not consultation’ to allow marginalised communities to be heard.
Urban gardeners – seizing the means of food production and loving it

Urban gardeners – seizing the means of food production and loving it

With the cost-of-living crisis driving up food prices and concerns rising about the negative affects of modern agriculture on the climate and environment, more people are considering growing their own food.

Gary Roberts talks to urban gardeners in Manchester about the benefits growing your own food can bring.

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.

Eat out without selling out, at BOXCO

Eat out without selling out, at BOXCO

Every week sees new restaurants opening in Manchester with the last three months of 2021 alone seeing an additional 2.5% increase in new venues, being added to the over 650 eateries already situated in…

STAND UP + FEEL GOOD: Contact Hostel addresses gender inequality in comedy

STAND UP + FEEL GOOD: Contact Hostel addresses gender inequality in comedy

The Feel Good Club café in the Northern Quarter is packed with a diverse audience of male and female friends, couples, old and young, and the odd well behaved furry…

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.

Work is not the way out of the cost-of-living crisis

Work is not the way out of the cost-of-living crisis

Economist Richard Murphy says Boris Johnson’s argument that work is the way out of the cost-of-living crisis is flawed, due to ongoing government policy creating an abundance of ‘shit jobs’.
The new enclosure: how land commissions can lead the fight against urban land-grabs 

The new enclosure: how land commissions can lead the fight against urban land-grabs 

In 2020, Liverpool became the first city in England to set up a land commission.  Researchers Jonathan Silver & Tom Gillespie track the widespread enclosure and privatisation of public land in preceding decades and highlight the power of democratic decision-making to force developments to serve the communities they are built in. When Boris Johnson sold […]
The government would rather people starve or be homeless than create new money

The government would rather people starve or be homeless than create new money

Households across Greater Manchester are struggling to pay their bills due to the cost-of-living crisis.

Economist Richard Murphy argues the failure to help households in this crisis is a political decision, rather than an economic necessity.