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Trees Aytoun Street Manchester

Mayfield trees arrive but are Aytoun's at risk?

Jonathan Schofield welcomes 141 city centre trees but worries about 31 others

Metrolink Media City Tram

Metrolink strikes set to cause weekend of chaos

Pay offer for drivers is "deplorable" - but talks are restarting this week

170629 Sir Richard Leese

Richard Leese resigns – the end of an era

Councillor Blundell contemplates Richard Leese’s importance in Manchester’s resurgence as Britain's most exciting city...

2020 08 26 Qr Leese

Sir Richard Leese stands down: 25 years at the top comes to a sudden end

Surprise news from the Town Hall: what next for the leadership of the city?

Peel Building University Of Salford

University of Salford decides Peel and Newton names will remain

Jonathan Schofield on the real problem and the big majority for keeping the names

2019 08 08 Refill

Viva the refill revolution - but preparation is key

We try out some of the zero- and low-waste shops in the North West

04 07 19 Manchester Tram Metrolink Contactless

Burnham - 'we do not have the resources' to enforce mask wearing on tram

Mayor predicts masks will be back in winter

A Man In Leather With Mr Leather Sash Marches At Manchester Pride Protest 2021 Chris Keller Jackson

In pictures: Manchester pride protest 2021

From funding safer sex packs to rainbow capitalism, the protest was against pride this year

Councillor Rob Nunney Who Has Been Elected To Represtn The Green Party For Woodhouse Park Manchester

Interview: Rob Nunney - 'Politics can be cruel'

Manchester's only Green councillor on Richard Leese, the climate emergency and policital point-scoring

2019 08 01 Carl Austin Behan

'People are fuming' - Carl Austin-Behan on the Pride furore

We interview the LGBTQ+ advisor and ex-Lord Mayor of Manchester about Pride

The Deansgate Pub Steeling Itself After Closure 3

The Deansgate Pub is boarded up but it will stay a pub

Jonathan Schofield and another pub takeover by Greene King

Sir Richard Leese Smiling With Tie

The Big Interview: Sir Richard Leese, 25 years at the top

Jonathan Schofield with a long read conversation with Manchester's political boss

Piccadily Gardens To Get £25M Improvements

Property: Cathedral disappears, £25m for Picc Gardens, Museum revamps, Heaton Park news

Jonathan Schofield on tricky CGIs, and big plans in Salford, Alty and Prestwich

Seven Yays

Seven Yays: Lockdown project is a gift for Worsley family

Stuck for gift ideas? How about an advent calendar for birthdays?

Announcement Board Showing Delays To Manchester Metrolink Tram Service

Metrolink announces reduced services due to COVID

Manchester tram will run every 12 minutes until at least September

Hodder Towers On Great Jackson Street Manchester

Two new 560ft Manchester skyscrapers on the way

Jonathan Schofield and the movement up for the city centre skyline

Anger Flares Live Music Chris Mundie Owner Of The Salty Dog In Northwich Freedom Day

'Buzzing' but 'be kind': Northern music venues react to ‘Freedom Day’

Social restrictions end, but with COVID-19 cases on the rise, are we just dancing through...

25 July Enterprise City Allied London P Allied London

Boxpark shipping container food hall set for Manchester

Jonathan Schofield ponders the implications of another 'street food' destination for Manchester