Setting up a protest camp in Ryebank Fields, campaigners are calling for Manchester Metropolitan University to rethink their plans to sell the land for development. The camp occupiers call for community control of the land to use as a recreational green space and a haven for wildlife.
The European Super League debacle prompted calls from Manchester United fans to rebalance the ‘current ownership structure in the favour of supporters,’ sparking a debate about fan ownership in football. But what does fan-owned football look like, and what are the benefits? Alex King spoke to FC United Manchester, the fan-owned football club in Moston founded by Manchester United refuseniks, to find out more.
The picket line outside Queens Road Depot exhibits camaraderie, community and the carnivalesque. Solidarity is undoubtedly strong in the communities supporting the bus drivers in their ‘fire and rehire’ industrial dispute with Go North West.
‘I can think of only two local newspapers that consistently hold power to account: the West Highland Free Press and the Salford Star’ said journalist and author George Monbiot. The Salford Star is to close after the elections in May. Judith Suckling talks to Stephen Kingston, the journalism powerhouse behind the Star, on its rise and fall.
‘Greed and capitalism will not get the vaccine to the poorest nations on earth’: Manchester fights for fair access to vaccination
Stephen Pennells investigates the inequitable distribution of Covid vaccinations to poorer countries, ahead of a public meeting to debate the issues and push for a ‘Peoples Vaccine’.
Today is the anniversary of a very strange Covid-19 lockdown year. Six Meteor reporters reflect on working through the pandemic and the challenges faced.
Manchester Histories chief executive Karen Shannon and youth worker Kerin Morris answer questions about Manchester’s cultural heritage of memorials and statues in our public spaces. Online public consultation gives you the chance to have your say.
There are five days left of the public consultation into Manchester’s monuments, statues and other public realm adornments. Katy Preen takes a look at what makes a monument and what matters in our public spaces and reports on the Manchester Histories public event to discuss the issues.
The progress made in housing rough sleepers during the pandemic is under threat as a post-pandemic Manchester approaches, with poverty and its attendant misery on the increase across the region.
Manchester’s lead councillor on homelessness alongside service providers Centrepoint and Mustard Tree believe homelessness is set to increase as we emerge from lockdown.
‘We have one planet with one planet’s worth of resources to share, so we need to be careful how much we use and waste.’
Jyotika Virmani grew up and developed her passion for science in Manchester. Now a world leading ocean scientist, she talks to The Meteor about her work and hopes for Earth’s future.