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Lancashire Cotton Famine

A short history of Manchester: Americans, slavery and fellowship

Jonathan Schofield continues his Manchester history series with stories from the 18th and 19th centuries

Theresa May

Manchester MP calls Brexit "the worst deal since the Russians sold Alaska to the USA"

The Prime Minister has fully embraced the anti-democratic philosophy of the European Union, says Graham...

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Could Manchester actually ban Donald Trump?

Yes, but it would involve obtaining a civil banning order through the court... anyone got...

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Is Northern Quarter in danger of becoming just another Shoreditch?

With stalwarts such as MadLab and Marc the Printers now gone, Andrea Sandor speaks with...

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Manchester’s finally behaving like a European city... so where's the late night grub?

Outdoor seating, day drinking, what fun! But there's still something missing.

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Salford's Peel Park is looking lovely - now let's sort the rest out

Jonathan Schofield thinks the provision of beautiful parks should be part of health policy

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Manchester’s about to become the best place in the UK to be a new parent

Businesses are uniting to sign up for the ‘Working Forward pledge’, a nationwide initiative being...

Sara Rowbotham Nhs Heroes

Sara Rowbotham: "child sexual abuse happens in every community, every society, every town"

Rochdale councillor John Blundell speaks to the NHS Heroes Award-winner about unearthing child sex exploitation

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A short history of Manchester: the rise and fall of Cottonopolis

Jonathan Schofield on how Manchester became 'Cottonopolis' and how the ghost of the dead trade...

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How much? Green Quarter residents told to pay £3m to replace Grenfell-style cladding

As leaseholders are asked to stump up costs, is it time we turned the sprinklers...

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Stain on the city - why are Manchester's pavements so dirty?

Jonathan Schofield reports on the mess damaging our reputation

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The 1996 Manchester bomb myth

It’s become a cliché to say that on the 15th June 1996 a city changed...

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A greater problem: seven hours in Piccadilly Gardens with Operation Mandera

The people on the streets of the city centre rarely start here. All of Greater...

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Why the case of the ‘Black Cab Rapist’ should be a lesson

Although John Worboys has been denied parole, many violent criminals are released - Manchester MP...

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'They can't eat steel and glass' - Manchester's child poverty shame

Manchester is the second worst local authority in the country for child poverty and something...

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Manchester is third best city in Europe to do business - but is it losing its soul?

Manchester is becoming a global player - but on the streets there's growing disquiet

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The return of Friedrich Engels - right or wrong?

Jonathan Schofield examines complaints that the return of a dead German communist is a bad...

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Ludicrous Evans and Useless Yentob - why slashing BBC salaries is not enough

MP for Blackley and Broughton, Graham Stringer, on why this could be the beginning of...

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