Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has announced that the region’s buses will be brought back into public control – it’s a victory for campaigners and a model the whole country should follow.
Rishi Sunak is facing calls from the National Union of Journalists to use his budget statement tomorrow to pledge investment towards public interest journalism, to prevent democracies being undermined.
Gus John was a key figure in the Moss Side Defence Committee, which formed to defend Black people charged during the violent confrontations between the police and the public in 1981.
Prior to John’s keynote speech at an online antiracism rally on Monday 1 March, Ameen Hadi reflects on the reasons this conflict erupted in 1981 and how it can inform the ongoing struggle against racism.
Storm Christoph showed that Manchester is susceptible to the adverse effects of extreme weather events, which are forecast to become more regular occurrences.
Greater Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal argue that we must abandon the idea of developing on greenbelt, and instead embrace bold alternatives which reflects the urgency of the climate crisis﹣starting with sites like Carrington Moss.
Gorton born Elton Darlo sketches Manchester life in biro. Ten percent of sales of the artists published work are donated to Manchester Mind.
The combined authority of Greater Manchester leads the way in England, by becoming the first to encourage businesses in the region to pay the right amount of tax in a transparent way.
A court case set for March between Salford Council and Stama Developments, surrounding planning refusal for the old Police HQ on the Crescent, looks set to be postponed, after a decision published by the Council states that it is “Applying to vacate a High Court hearing for a period of 6 months” for “further discussions and negotiations”.
Victims of domestic abuse in Salford are being reminded that support is available during the lockdown, with more counselling and staff provided to cope with demand.
‘You didn’t go for them, you came for me’ – report on the racialised policing of students in Manchester
The Northern Police Monitoring Project report on disturbing instances of the racialised policing of students across Manchester’s universities.
Lamin Touray interviews Dr Erinma Bell, a Rusholme-born Nigerian who was the first woman to have a statue of herself on display in Manchester Town Hall as a tribute to her work of reducing gun and gang crime in Manchester.