Campaigners are calling on Sir Richard Leese’s successor to “hit the reset button” when it comes to action on climate change. Councillors unable to respond due to being whipped into silence by Labour Group.
Volunteer litter pickers are stoically taking on the eyesore of street litter. Noora Mykkanen went along with litter picker Charles Kinniburgh to see why they do it and how it’s done.
The dark satanic mills of Manchester may have been transformed into chic apartments and office space, but the exploitation and abuse that went on in those mills hasn’t disappeared.
Our addiction to fast fashion means we import the majority of clothes made from global south countries, who have built there own satanic mills to replace our own. Fast fashion brands based in Manchester are making a killing from this trade.
“I’m not a quiet, retiree type… I’ve run thousands of miles on this field. It’s a beautiful space” Phil says. “I have used this field a massive amount. I have walked my dogs and brought my kids here for years. They are going to take it away. Somebody should shout about it.”
Our report on public land privatisation published two weeks ago has sparked a political debate across our city on how we might better manage our public assets. Here we publish reflections from an organiser at Greater Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal.
‘We’re going to stay here for as long as it takes’ – Ryebank Fields camp occupiers demand a development rethink
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.
In response to Climate Emergency Manchester’s 1760-signature petition, Manchester City Council has voted to approve a new scrutiny committee devoted to tackling the climate emergency.
Greater Manchester Pension Fund is the biggest investor by far in fossil fuels of any local government pension scheme in the country. Environmental groups are calling on GMPF to divest from fossil fuels, to help tackle the climate emergency.
Climate Emergency Manchester petition results in council agreeing to redefine committee’s role in scrutinising climate action
Climate Emergency Manchester lobbied Manchester City Council for a new, 7th scrutiny committee for climate and environment.
The Council instead proposed restructuring existing committees to redefine the role of the Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee.
Alan Good, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Ancoats & Beswick, ran a survey that found 91% oppose development plans for New Islington Green. He recaps the overwhelming support for saving the Green, and questions how much the council really stands to gain financially from the development.