Wood Street Mission: helping families in poverty since 1869

Public services have been slashed by the false economy of austerity and child poverty is on the increase. Wood Street Mission is a charity in Manchester that provides a wide range of services for children and families that are most in need of help. Austerity has hit public services hard in Manchester and left vulnerable […]

Rebecca Long-Bailey pledges to democratise UK economy and push for Green New Deal

Labour leadership hopeful Rebecca Long-Bailey launches her campaign in Manchester. She slams austerity and promises to create a fairer economy for all that will also tackle climate change. Rebecca Long-Bailey pledged to fight climate change, democratise the UK economy and replace the House of Lords with a senate outside of London if she became prime […]

Sir Richard Leese says ‘we are open to working with anybody’ – we asked campaign groups what they thought (pt.3)

In response to a recent blog post by Sir Richard Leese, we’ve been asking local groups to share their experiences of working Manchester City Council. Sir Richard Leese says the council are open to working with any parties interested in environmental and development issues. The following article by Pete Abel of Manchester Friends of the […]

Disabled people’s fury at Conservative party conference

“You are responsible for mass suffering and mass deaths and we will not let you forget it”. Said a speaker at the Disabled People Against Cuts protest outside the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, with each speaker telling personal stories of suffering and neglect by the system. Also protesting this  on an array of issues […]

Manchester’s media co-operative takes wing: we need your help to make it soar

The Meteor media co-operative was launched on Thursday 4 July, a date we have adopted as Manchester’s media Independence Day. Manchester’s citizens and community organisations gathered at the Methodist Central Hall for an evening of performance, celebration and active discussion on the current state of our local media and how together, through a co-operative model of […]

In Miles Platting – whose knowledge matters?

Manchester is undergoing incredibly rapid change. Construction cranes dot the skyline of the city in increasing numbers and they appear to be steadily migrating out of the centre. Change is also occurring due to austerity driven cuts which are limiting the availability of local public services, and changes in shopping habits are having a devastating […]