Research by Sky News and Tortoise Media finds that the average MP has received £72,046 outside of their Westminster job since the last general election.
We received word that Just Stop Oil would be doing a slow march in Manchester city centre last weekend, so we went along and spoke to some of the protesters.
A project funded by English Heritage, with volunteer support from the University of Manchester, revealed the links between archaeology, social history, and the lives of former residents.
Photographer Gary Roberts was back on the road again last month, gathering images of life in Trafford as part of our whistle-stop tour around Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs.
This year, one council seat in each ward (except for one with two seats) was up for election at Manchester City Council. Here’s a rundown of the results and what they could mean for the borough, both locally and in a potential GE.
“We won’t stop ‘til we win” – UoM rent strikes supported by over 10,000 students after occupation eviction
Rent strikers at The University of Manchester (UoM) have been given a show of solidarity by 10,860 fellow students, almost a quarter of the entire student body. In an official referendum, only open to UoM students, 97% of respondents voted in favour of the strikers’ demands. The 350 members of the rent strike are calling for more students to join the movement in time for the next payment date on 20 April.
The ‘Solidarity with the Strikes’ march, rally and fundraiser took place on Saturday 7 January in Manchester, the latest in a long history of political protest that won us rights and helped to shape our modern democracy.
As one year ends, another begins. But the struggles of 2022 haven’t gone away, and January 2023 continues to see industrial action affecting Greater Manchester. Here’s a rundown of this month’s strikes and ballots, and the reasons that workers are going on strike.