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105804801 Deansgate

Should Deansgate be pedestrianised?

Extinction Rebellion recently closed the street to traffic for four days - Andrea Sandor finds...

Marco Pierre White Chef

Are women too emotional to work in kitchens?

We ask a few Manchester chefs to respond to Marco Pierre White’s latest comments

2019 09 11 School

Central Retail Park has become a battleground for Manchester’s future - Part 2

Andrea Sandor explores the controversy of placing a car park next to a primary school

2019 09 06 Xr Deansgate

Are Manchester politicians reading the public mood?

After a week of political action, Danny Moran asks if Extinction Rebellion has achieved its...

2019 09 04 Air Pollution Road Car Children

Central Retail Park has become a battleground for Manchester’s future – Part 1

Andrea Sandor explores the controversy of placing a car park next to a primary school

2019 08 28 Rochdale Art 1

Retail is dead - but art is alive

After the recent Uprising Festival, the Rochdale councillor contemplates the role of urban street art...

11 07 19 Manchester Climate Youth Strike

Extinction Rebellion to close Deansgate this weekend

Closure expected to bring disruption - but businesses welcome protest

2019 08 21 Shard

Does the ‘Shudehill Shard’ spell the end of the Northern Quarter as we know it?

What will it mean for Manchester’s creative hub now that Fred Done’s controversial development has...

Gay Village Manchester Pride

LGBTQ rights are fragile – there can be no looking back

Lib Dem leader, John Leech, points out that Pride is a time to defend gay...

2019 08 12 Whaley Bridge Dog

Whaley Bridge is still smiling – Dammit

Claire Woodier finds out how last week’s events affected local people and their businesses

2019 08 07 Manchester Migrant Worker Factory

A message to the government: Manchester welcomes more migrants

Our occasional columnist and councillor contemplates the new government’s immigration policy

2019 25 07 Legs Trainers

Does a pair of trainers have the power to change Manchester… and the world?

Haley Lever is moved by the Active Soles revolution

180521 New Smithfield Market Screen Shot 2018 05 22 At 00 20 49

Traditional markets could enrich communities, but instead, are they dying out?

We talk to Claire Woodier from New Smithfield Market Café, which is closing after 13 years

2019 07 23 Manchester Town Hall

Residents are speaking out, but is Manchester City Council really listening?

Andrea Sandor calls on the Council to make 'Our Manchester' a reality

2019 07 17 Great Ancoats Itv

Just a load of hot air? After Climate Declaration, Manchester City Council faces its first test

Andrea Sandor investigates the scandal of removing cycle lanes on Great Ancoats Street

2019 07 16 Porn 1

Could the recent 'porn ban' spark a revival for local sex shops?

How might people’s habits change once it has been introduced?

11 07 19 Manchester Climate Youth Strike

Does Manchester need to declare a climate emergency?

Manchester City Council seems to think so...

09 07 19 Daycare4Dogs3

Will Manchester's only Dog Hotel be forced to close?

Lucy Tomlinson discovers a doggy paradise in peril

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