Greater Manchester vendors of Big Issue North talk about their hopes, health, family, friends and dogs.
With Richard Leese retiring, Manchester City Council announced plans to provide affordable homes in the gentrifying neighbourhood of Ancoats, reported as the first council housing in the city since the 1980s. However closer inspection of those plans reveals a more complex picture.
Once upon a time, Manchester saw itself as a leading light in the fight against nuclear annihilation.
Dr Kim Foale says that now, not only do we have several companies here who manufacture or assist in the production of nuclear missiles and submarines, we put them in the regional marketing brochure.
In response to recent news that Richard Leese is to stand down as leader of Manchester City Council, local disabled activist Brian Hilton shares his personal views on Sir Richard and his legacy.
Mobile video screen will tell delegates in Manchester the ‘appalling’ truth about their Tory government
Anti-cuts activists are to hire a mobile video screen that will give disabled people the chance to tell members of the Conservative party attending their annual conference what they think of the government’s “appalling” breaches of their rights. Guest article from Disability News Service.
‘They take your freedom to be happy’ – former Afghan refugee and Manchester City player condemns Taliban oppression
Nadia Nadim is a former Afghan refugee who’s family fled the country 20 years ago when her father was killed by the Taliban. She fell in love with football during her time at a refugee camp in Denmark.
Swiss team’s change of policy means Manchester United fans will be able to travel to the Champions League match next week.
‘You couldn’t leave your husband. It wasn’t done’ – the women behind the first domestic violence refuges
The story of the pioneering women who set up the first women’s refuges in the UK, challenging the perceptions of domestic abuse and providing drastically needed support to those suffering from it. Guest article from The Conversation.
A stunning set of photographs from a shoot at one of Maxine’s favourite locations, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.
Photography by Rose Baylis and James Taylor. Guest article from the Greater Mancunians blog.
Business as usual can’t continue says Co-operatives UK CEO Rose Marley. The IPCC climate change report ups the stakes for action to combat this existential threat and co-operatives have a big part to play in leading the way towards sustainable business practice.