North West tops the tables for paramedic shortages

The North West has the largest shortfall of paramedics in England, according to figures released by the NHS due to a freedom of information request from the Labour Party. This latest shortage adds to the lack of doctors, nurses and most importantly funding that besets our crisis ridden NHS. New information released shows that in […]

Government support for hard working families leaves record levels in poverty

Despite a government that continually expresses its support for hard working families, a recent report on poverty shows that a record 55% of people in poverty are from working households. The report also highlights the disproportionately high level of disabled people living in poverty and the increasingly severe effects of the housing crisis on poverty […]

Bigger Badder Language: award winning spoken word night

Bad Language, headed by Joe Daly and Fat Roland, is dedicated to the development and promotion of new writing. Their monthly literature night held in Manchester’s Northern Quarter has won the Saboteur Award for best regular spoken word night in the UK for two years running. The Meteor went to their ‘Bigger Badder Language’ night, […]

The people of Greater Manchester plan to end the housing crisis

A chance for the citizens of Greater Manchester (GM) to have their say on the housing crisis, and what can be done to tackle it, is being provided at a public meeting in Manchester. Two organisations campaigning for social justice have joined forces to offer this timely opportunity. The People’s Plan GM (PPGM) and GM […]

Acoustic Amnesty gig plans to raise the roof for those without one

Acoustic Amnesty are offering an evening of acoustic entertainment from earth bound angels in a venue purpose built for this particular activity: Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church. The gig, next Thursday 24 November, kicks off at 7.30pm and is completely acoustic. Steven Lindsay has been organising these events since June 2013. He plans to use the […]

Manchester United director Ed Glazer backed Donald Trump’s presidency with large cash donation

Ed Glazer director of Manchester United FC supported Donalds Trumps presidential bid with a sizable donation to his campaign warchest. Trumps victory in the election battle against Hilary Clinton is causing shock waves across America and the globe. Controversial and inflammatory statements made by Trump throughout the election campaigns have led to him being labelled […]

Manchester’s Green Belt under threat – Sites of Biological Importance could be built over

Development plans for Greater Manchester threaten the destruction of green belt land, near Manchester Airport, containing Sites of Biological Importance (SBI). Marl Pit is an important freshwater breeding site for the rare great crested newt. Sunbank Wood is a popular walking area with remnants of ancient woodland providing an important habitat for a wide variety […]