The Factory arts centre, predicted to cost £110 million, being given the go ahead by Manchester city councillors provides a high profile expansion of Manchester’s cultural opportunities that will no doubt produce, perform and exhibit excellent work. However at a time when the region is experiencing austerity driven shortages in social care, health and housing […]
The changing face of Manchester – for better or worse?
As the birthplace of the industrial revolution and a city famous for innovation, Manchester is no stranger to change. In this film The Meteor asks the people of Manchester about the changes they have seen in the city, and whether these changes have made a positive or negative impact in their homes. In previous episodes […]
Xenophobia, gentrification and homelessness: Mancunians air their concerns
As Mancunians describe their concerns about the city, one is subjected to a shocking xenophobic attack caught on video.
Manchester City Council want devolved power: shame they’re giving it away to unopposed trade deals
Manchester City Council (MCC) decided to reject a proposal for a TTIP/CETA Free Zone, despite the fact these trade deals could seriously undermine the additional powers that the region is pushing for under devolution. MCC declared they would revisit this issue if it re-emerged on the global stage, which seems pretty contradictory given that CETA […]
Housing activists criticise jailing of Chris Blaine and council’s homelessness policy
Greater Manchester Housing Action (GMHA) are campaigning to improve the housing situation within Greater Manchester. GMHA are appalled at the jailing of homeless activist Chris Blaine, who recently carried out a rooftop protest in an attempt to stop the eviction of homeless people squatting in the Ducie Bridge pub. They have written an open letter […]
The Meteor asks Manchester – what are the best things about your city?
Find out what the people of Manchester like most about this wonderful city.