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2020 06 25 Pan African Photo

75 years on: The Manchester Congress that changed Africa

Jonathan Schofield on a lovely building unveiled with a hugely relevant history

2019 12 18 Ed Castle Pub Interior Main Bar 2

Lockdown easing – Can restaurants and pubs rely on people’s common sense?

How easy is it to judge social distancing after a few pints?

2018 08 28 Company Chameleon

Councillor’s support plea: ‘We won’t stand by and watch Manchester’s culture take its last gasp’

The industry is struggling to survive, warns Cllr Luthfur Rahman in an open letter to...

Northern Carnival Against The Nazis Jul 15 1978 Credit Phil Ramsell

Rock Against Racism Northern Carnival: The protest that made music history

40,000 people attended the 1978 rally and concert, featuring bands like Buzzcocks and Steel Pulse

2020 06 18 Afflecks Jody Hartley 3

Afflecks is back and needs your support

The palace of creative commerce is reopening this weekend with new measures in place

2020 06 17 Marcus Rashford

What a result for Marcus Rashford and over a million children

‘This is not about politics, it’s about humanity’, wrote the Wythenshaw-born footballer in a letter...

1996 Manchester Ira Bomb Credit Manchesterfire Flickr Screen Shot 2018 06 15 At 13 09 40

The 1996 Manchester bomb - 24 years on

Jonathan Schofield on the causes, the myths and the rebuilding

2020 06 12 Statues Gandhi

Has Manchester had issues with its statues before?

Jonathan Schofield suggests a solution to the statue issue

2020 06 03 Cycling Liverpool

200km pop-up cycle lanes planned for region - but any in Manchester?

Andrea Sandor looks at who might have put the brakes on the idea

2019 07 23 Gladstone

A closer look at some other plinth people: Heywood and Gladstone

Jonathan Schofield talks us through some more of the characters we pass almost every day

2020 06 10 Peel

Let’s examine the campaign for the removal of the statue of Robert Peel in Piccadilly Gardens

Jonathan Schofield on the wrong Peel and the statue question?

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'Reverse consultation' leads to small victory for city centre residents

Jonathan Schofield hopes this little victory for residents might lead to a bigger idea

2020 06 01 Manchester Womens Aid

GM leaders: ‘Without urgent funding, our community groups and charities will disappear’

An extra £19.5 million is needed to save frontline organisations, says letter to the Chancellor

2020 06 03 Gm Popup Cycleways

This is what Manchester’s cycling network could look like in just months

Andrea Sandor on a possible bicycle revolution and what needs to be done to make...

2020 05 19 St Marys And Deansgate 1

What would you ask Sir Richard Leese?

Jonathan Schofield is planning to interview the Council Leader about the vision for post-lockdown Manchester

2020 05 29 Dominic Cummings

A view on Cummings. And you lot. And the press

Confidentials’ publisher Gordo reckons we’ve got bigger issues to get annoyed about than Cummings and...

2020 05 245 Dennis Vdm

Free video memorial service helps families grieve in lockdown

A group of filmmakers and other creatives are offering to commemorate lost loved ones

Ancoats Cutting Room Square

Nearly 40% admit breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules in UK

According to our recent poll on Twitter

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