Stephen Pennells reports on climate justice campaigns in Manchester running up to the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow.
In 2020 ‘over five million women, girls, boys and men in over 100 countries’ were provided humanitarian aid by Manchester based organisations.
BBC Rap Game UK contestant Meduulla premieres a song written specially for the event to reflect ‘Global Manchester’.
Community map launched by Afzal Khan, MP for Manchester Gorton, in partnership with tech platform aDoddle aims to help people ‘find help, give help and connect locally’.
Levenshulme Station will get some long needed improvements but access to the Victorian era station by disabled people will still be denied due to stairs only access. Long-suffering rail commuters from Levenshulme are set to get some relief from the flooding, poor lighting and general disrepair that afflicts the station. Northern Rail and Network Rail […]
Manjeet Kaur’s life is a story of extraordinary adversity and battles. She fought tirelessly and her work led to changes in policy and practice in several key areas. Manjeet Kaur died on Saturday 25 April 2020 in Manchester, aged 41 years. Human rights campaigner and activist Manjeet Kaur was born in Afghanistan in January 1979. […]
The award winning community radio station ALL FM 96.9 are having a live music shindig on Saturday to celebrate opening their second studio at the Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, Manchester, M19 3QE. Starts 7pm. Everyone is invited to ALL FM’s Studio Two launch this Saturday in lovely Levenshulme. There will be live music and […]
The “hostile environment” immigration policy of the Home Office has blighted the lives of many people it has affected. The Windrush Wonders Oral History Project aims to raise public awareness of these stories of abuse by recording and publishing them. A project launched last Thursday in Moss Side will record the effects of the Home […]
What should Labour’s immigration policy look like? Manchester Momentum are hosting an event in Manchester tomorrow evening to interrogate this question. New Labour’s record on immigration is poor. Following Tony Blair’s election in 1997, the Home Office introduced increasingly restrictive policies towards immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Deterrence underpinned a tightening up of the asylum […]
Britain is in the grip of a personal debt crisis, with an increasing numbers of families being caught in spiraling debt traps. Unsecured, non-mortgage, household debt is now at £239 billion higher than it was before the financial crash in 2008. When it comes to those struggling with debt, Manchester is hit particularly hard with […]
Boris Johnson has been accused of Islamophobia by Manchester MP Afzal Khan, who supports the call of the Muslim Council and other Conservative Muslims for a full inquiry into Islamophobia within the party. Johnson’s remarks comparing Muslim women wearing burqas to “bank robbers” and “letterboxes” have received widespread condemnation, with politicians across all parties demanding […]