Photographer Gary Roberts was back on the road again last month, gathering images of life in Trafford as part of our whistle-stop tour around Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs.
This is Greater Manchester: Bolton
This month, we sent photographer Gary Roberts to Bolton, to see if there was anything good happening there. It was a mixed picture.
This is Greater Manchester: Stockport
The Meteor is documenting life in each of Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs, aiming to capture the bits other reports don’t reach. This month we went to Stockport, to see what quirks and delights the town has to offer.
We need in-person people power to influence change
The ‘Solidarity with the Strikes’ march, rally and fundraiser took place on Saturday 7 January in Manchester, the latest in a long history of political protest that won us rights and helped to shape our modern democracy.
The railway strikes are about more than money for workers and passengers
The Meteor visited striking rail workers at Manchester’s Piccadilly Station on Friday 16 December to find out why the employees are so determined to win their struggle.
“We are going to make 2023 a fightback year. We need to change the conversation.”
Wednesday 30 November saw local leaders gather at Friends Meeting House for the sixth annual meeting of The People’s Powerhouse. Those in attendance included Andy Burnham, Nazir Afzal, Bev Craig, Steve Rotherham, Tracy Brabin and Oliver Coppard. The Meteor went along to hear what they had to say.
Second day of UCU strike action heralds beginning of new ‘Winter of discontent’
The University and College Union (UCU), the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU), UNISON and the National Union of Students (NUS) joined forces for a march on Friday 25 November, travelling along Oxford Road to hear impassioned speeches in Manchester’s St Peter’s Square. The Meteor joined the rally to talk to those involved.
This is real Manchester
The Meteor asked photographer Gary Roberts to take some photos of ‘Real Manchester’ – the unique face of the city caught in glimpses by those who live it every day. Here’s what he came back with. If you attended our listening event on 16 and 17 November, you’ll have seen these pictures already. This is the story behind them.
Manston refugee scandal is just the tip of the iceberg, with North West asylum accommodation dilapidated and overcrowded
Sunday 6 November saw a crowd gather in Manchester’s St Peter’s Square, calling for the shutting down of the Manston immigration centre in Kent and to demand better treatment of asylum seekers nationwide.
Events dampen the numbers but not the spirit of a community fundraising Halloween record attempt
Did you see any spooky goings-on in Platt Fields Park this Halloween? You might have encountered a world record attempt at the most people dressed as ghosts in one place!