Today is the anniversary of a very strange Covid-19 lockdown year. Six Meteor reporters reflect on working through the pandemic and the challenges faced.
Workers at Co-op Academy Manchester write to headteacher and the Co-op Academies Trust calling for school closures and better working conditions, while Andy Burnham lends support for partial closures under a “tier system” during the winter.
Manchester Metropolitan University workmen attempted to put up permanent fencing around Ryebank Fields yesterday morning allegedly because of the presence of “potentially hazardous material”. Protestors argue hazardous material is buried deep underground, and that MMU’s planned development and resulting disturbance of the land is the real cause for concern.
Lamin Touray interviews Dr Erinma Bell, a Rusholme-born Nigerian who was the first woman to have a statue of herself on display in Manchester Town Hall as a tribute to her work of reducing gun and gang crime in Manchester.
Local councils are being overruled by central government on decisions regarding planning applications for LED billboards in public spaces. Check out the accepted and rejected digital billboards in your area on The Meteor’s interactive map.
Report highlights racism in Manchester schools with problems of lack of teacher racial literacy, a too ‘white and narrow’ curriculum, institutionally racist police in vulnerable schools and outdated school policies.
Manchester ‘collective solidarity’ protest demands end of hostile environment and harassment of refugees and asylum seekers
Human rights campaigners in Manchester are protesting the re-opening of Immigration Registration Centres which had been closed due to Covid-19, and have joined a nationwide call for Leave To Remain to be granted to all undocumented migrant people.
More than 80% of private sector accommodation with Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding in Manchester has not had it removed, as Manchester city council’s Executive approve a new Private Rented Sector Strategy and extend licensing scheme for private landlords across the city
Islington Mill in Salford have launched a scheme to provide community groups with free masks and help keep local artists making and serving their communities. Covid-19 has decimated many industries and changed how we keep ourselves and others safe in public spaces. Islington Mill has launched Masks for Life, a Covid response project that aims […]
Does the Mayfield proposal offer the radical change Manchester desperately needs or will the city be left unsatisfied?
Plans to rejuvenate the derelict Mayfield Depot offers a glimpse of hope for the city centre with promises of new homes, offices and a park to boot. But there are fears that the average resident could be priced out of the space and the green measures promised do not go far enough to protect the […]