ALL FM: radio ‘for the community, by the community’

ALL FM are an award-winning community radio station that normally broadcasts live from their Levenshulme studio.

But when the pandemic hit they had two options: transition their 100+ volunteers to working from home, or close down. Conrad Bower finds out how ALL FM has kept the show going.

Graffiti flourishes on the Fallowfield Loop

The Fallowfield Loop has been a boon to many during lockdown, offering a safe green space to exercise and get some fresh air in Manchester’s urban environment.

Those using this calming green corridor through the city, have been treated to some outstanding graffiti that has flourished during the pandemic.

Curious kakapos and violin plots: my data expedition discoveries

Maddy McCormack took a first dive into a data expedition organised by Open Data Manchester.

She discovered that violin plots are not generally created by scheming orchestra members and that you should always question the data, be very thoughtful about power dynamics and keep in mind who the information can hurt and why.