By helping ex-prisoners rebuild their lives and reestablish themselves in society, Manchester charity On The Out aims to break the stigma and reduce the reoffending cycle caused by a lack of support for people after leaving prison.
Addressing the gender imbalance in comedy, Contact Hostel organised an all-female lineup show at Feel Good Club café in the Northern Quarter, with all of the money raised going towards vulnerable teenage girls in Manchester.
Professor Gary Younge’s ‘I danced here on other peoples’ dreams’ talk discussed the inequalities in society exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and explored the potential for people to build ‘a more diverse, respectful and inclusive society.’
Greater Manchester tenants are suffering court judgements leading to eviction, with no regard to Covid induced privations
Investigation reveals the increasing numbers of tenants having possession orders awarded against them, paving the way to eviction, since the eviction ban ended. On average it took court hearings just ten minutes to deprive someone of their home.
New exhibition to celebrate the lives of the Pankhurst family opens to the public on the 29 August, at The Pankhurst Centre.
Alexandria Slater takes a preview tour round the exhibition and is blown away by its revelations.
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.
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit release report covering the north-west which condemns the hostile environment for creating an “immigration system that exploits people because of their race, class and gender.”
The dark satanic mills of Manchester may have been transformed into chic apartments and office space, but the exploitation and abuse that went on in those mills hasn’t disappeared.
Our addiction to fast fashion means we import the majority of clothes made from global south countries, who have built there own satanic mills to replace our own. Fast fashion brands based in Manchester are making a killing from this trade.