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 Police deletes road safety Tweet placing burden on cyclists to avoid getting hit by drunk drivers
GMP officer Nicola Heap suggests cyclists and motorcyclists wear hi-vis to reduce the chance of being hit by drunk drivers, despite research showing around 80% of UK cycling accidents occuring in daylight.
100,000km ridden on Bee Network hire scheme bicycles
The distinctive yellow bikes have collectively racked up a colossal distance travelled since the start of the trial period in Manchester, last November.
Cities must cut their ‘consumption emissions’ – here’s how
University of Manchester researchers say we ‘can’t ignore inequality’ when it comes to combatting climate change and recommend increasing taxes on the super-rich and introducing universal basic income.
Guest article from The Conversation, first published March 2021.
Over 300 homeless people at train stations helped by pioneering partnership
Partnership by Shelter and Network Rail to help rough sleepers at stations in Manchester and Birmingham, has helped many to secure accommodation alongside accessing medical help and opening bank accounts.
Shipping emissions must fall by a third by 2030 and reach zero before 2050 – new research
New study by University of Manchester researchers suggests international shipping ‘must make a radical change in course’ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions this decade to enable a path to zero emissions by 2050, and limit global heating to 1.5°C. Guest article from The Conversation.
Arriva bus drivers vote for strike action as talks collapse
Arriva bus drivers in Greater Manchester are set to go on an all out continuous strike from 30 October, following a vote by Arriva North West drivers with 87% in favour of strike action.
Manchester United fans allowed to travel for Champions League game in Bern
Swiss team’s change of policy means Manchester United fans will be able to travel to the Champions League match next week.
Electrification of Wigan to Bolton railway announced as “game changer” for Greater Manchester
Electrification of the Wigan to Bolton line, first announced in 2013 at a cost of £37m, is predicted to cost £78m in announcement today and will be completed by 2024/25.
How Manchester’s bus drivers beat ‘fire and rehire’
After 85 days on strike, Manchester’s bus drivers have forced corporate giant Go Ahead to abandon its plans to fire and rehire almost 500 workers – it’s a victory not only for them, but for workers across the country.