The Meteor is documenting life in each of Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs, aiming to capture the bits other reports don’t reach. This month we went to Stockport, to see what quirks and delights the town has to offer.
“The show must go on”: Oldham Coliseum’s alumni come together in bid to save theatre
The theatre and arts world was rocked on Tuesday by the decision to cancel all shows at Oldham Coliseum Theatre after their funding bid to the Arts Council was rejected. Some of the industry’s leading lights have spoken out about the decision and reflected upon what the historic venue has done for them over the years.
Rochdale AFC has its own cost-of-living crisis, but still manages to support its community
The cost-of-living crisis is something affecting everyone, from young families that live paycheque-to-paycheque, to businesses whose outgoings have significantly increased whilst their profit margins have declined. Though many find their escape in football, football can’t escape the current financial climate. Although the top Premier League clubs appear unfazed by the situation, it is a different story for lower league sides such as Rochdale AFC.
We need in-person people power to influence change
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.
January Strike Dates
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.
Orthodox Christmas in Manchester
Most of us celebrated Christmas on 25 December, if we do celebrate it, of course. But Orthodox Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on 7 January, and the holiday is very different to the Christmas that a lot of British people grew up with.
RainOnMe FC – Playing a Different Way
Women playing football is nothing new, but women being paid to play professional football is. Since 2018, professional female footballers earn £47,000 per year, a good sum by anyone’s standards but when compared with male footballers’ salaries, it’s pocket money. But it’s a start, and change only comes about when people who care, show it.
The railway strikes are about more than money for workers and passengers
The Meteor visited striking rail workers at Manchester’s Piccadilly Station on Friday 16 December to find out why the employees are so determined to win their struggle.
Greater Manchester Tenants Union: two years of successful campaigns and fighting for housing rights
Over two-fifths (45%) of England’s private renters have been victims of illegal behaviour from a landlord or letting agent. Greater Manchester Tenants Union (GMTU) have spent the past two years fighting for renters’ rights so that everyone has access to an affordable, secure and decent home.
2.6 tonnes of free kitchen kit dished out at Manchester community event
The ‘kitchen kit redistribution day’ took place in Hulme on Saturday