The disproportionate impact of the pandemic on disabled people in England is documented in a report by Manchester’s IPPR North think tank, who call on the government to ‘provide fair access to opportunity for everyone.’
Former director of IPPR North and advocate for regional development in the North of England joined the Manchester-based ‘think and do’ tank in June.
Councillors, researchers and campaigners are united in their criticism of new government plans that will see planning powers taken away from local authorities. The government’s plans to overhaul the planning system in England has been met with fierce criticism from politicians, researchers, and campaigners in Manchester. While Boris Johnson says the changes will make it […]
More people could survive lung cancer in Manchester if they were diagnosed earlier. Cuts to health services, which have hit deprived areas hardest, and high levels of air pollution are exacerbating the situation. People in Manchester are dying of lung cancer after late diagnosis of the disease during visits to A&E, despite many of them […]
Campaign group Better Buses for Greater Manchester has organised a public meeting for next week, calling for GM Mayor Andy Burnham to choose a London-style system of publicly controlled regulated buses. The meeting is on Wednesday 6 February, 6:30pm-8:30pm, at the Manchester Art Gallery. Last week, Salford councillor Roger Jones estimated that, even if Greater […]