Rochdale AFC has its own cost-of-living crisis, but still manages to support its community

Rochdale AFC has its own cost-of-living crisis, but still manages to support its community

The cost-of-living crisis is something affecting everyone, from young families that live paycheque-to-paycheque, to businesses whose outgoings have significantly increased whilst their profit margins have declined. Though many find their escape in football, football can’t escape the current financial climate. Although the top Premier League clubs appear unfazed by the situation, it is a different story for lower league sides such as Rochdale AFC.
We need in-person people power to influence change

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.
January Strike Dates

January Strike Dates

As one year ends, another begins. But the struggles of 2022 haven’t gone away, and January 2023 continues to see industrial action affecting Greater Manchester. Here’s a rundown of this month’s strikes and ballots, and the reasons that workers are going on strike.

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2.6 tonnes of free kitchen kit dished out at Manchester community event

2.6 tonnes of free kitchen kit dished out at Manchester community event

On a chilly Saturday morning, a small crowd gather outside a storage unit facility on Princess Parkway, huddled under a marquee filled with plates, cups, pots, pans and an array of electrical kitchen appliances.  Despite freezing temperatures, the scene is…

Rochdale AFC has its own cost-of-living crisis, but still manages to support its community

Rochdale AFC has its own cost-of-living crisis, but still manages to support its community

The cost-of-living crisis is something affecting everyone, from young families that live paycheque-to-paycheque, to businesses whose outgoings have significantly increased whilst their profit margins have declined. Though many find their escape in football, football can’t escape the current financial climate. Although the top Premier League clubs appear unfazed by the situation, it is a different story for lower league sides such as Rochdale AFC.
RainOnMe FC – Playing a Different Way

RainOnMe FC – Playing a Different Way

Women playing football is nothing new, but women being paid to play professional football is. Since 2018, professional female footballers earn £47,000 per year, a good sum by anyone’s standards but when compared with male footballers’ salaries, it’s pocket money. But it’s a start, and change only comes about when people who care, show it.
Greater Manchester Tenants Union: two years of successful campaigns and fighting for housing rights

Greater Manchester Tenants Union: two years of successful campaigns and fighting for housing rights

Over two-fifths (45%) of England’s private renters have been victims of illegal behaviour from a landlord or letting agent. Greater Manchester Tenants Union (GMTU) have spent the past two years fighting for renters’ rights so that everyone has access to an affordable, secure and decent home.

“Let’s change the world together!”

The Meteor spoke with ward councillor for Hulme, Annette Wright, about declaring a climate emergency in 2019, and the council processes that were needed to make it happen.

Why I joined the Green Party

The Manchester Green Party stands for climate and social justice — unlike Manchester Labour.

We must declare a biodiversity emergency here in Greater Manchester

As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and with the ambition to be a world-leading Green City Region, Greater Manchester must declare a Biodiversity Emergency just like it did for the Climate Emergency, says James Walsh.

Orthodox Christmas in Manchester

Orthodox Christmas in Manchester

Last summer, I had the opportunity to take part in an exchange with students from Serbia, North Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Whilst out in Belgrade, I learnt so much…

Songwriters Joe Solo and Johnny Campbell celebrate Engels Week at Working Class Movement Library

Songwriters Joe Solo and Johnny Campbell celebrate Engels Week at Working Class Movement Library

Immortalising the struggles of working class people throughout history, Joe Solo and Johnny Campbell shared stories about the Spanish Civil War, The Battle of Orgreave, The Winter Hill Trespass, The…

The Friends of The Meteor category contains articles that have been published elsewhere and  selected by The Meteor team as worthy of sharing to our audience. They will generally have a Manchester or Greater Manchester focus and are from publications we trust and respect.

Co-op News reports on failures at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Co-op News reports on failures at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Three recent stories from Co-op News cover the criticisms levelled at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH). And why did they report on the social housing provider’s failures? Because the organisation was set up as a type of co-operative.
Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever – and 2022 was their worst summer yet

Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever – and 2022 was their worst summer yet

For this week’s Friends Of The Meteor, we are republishing this article by a University of Salford academic, Neil Entwistle, whose research is in hydromorphology – the way that water interacts within its natural landscape.
RAPAR open letter to Stockport Council Leader re. concerns about safeguarding and security at Home Office subcontracted SERCO-controlled hotel

RAPAR open letter to Stockport Council Leader re. concerns about safeguarding and security at Home Office subcontracted SERCO-controlled hotel

For this week’s Friends Of The Meteor, we are republishing the open letter sent by RAPAR to the head of Stockport Council, regarding the squalid conditions at a hotel being used to accommodate asylum seekers.
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