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A Snapshot Of The Twenty Thousand Political Books Lining The Big Ben Lying Down Installation As Part Of Manchester International Festival In Piccadilly Gardens

MIF21: 20,000 free political books up for grabs in Piccadilly Gardens

Here’s how to get your hands on one of them

Sir Richard Leese Has Been Manchester City Council Leader For 25 Years

Sir Richard Leese, 25 years at MCC: Send us your questions

Jonathan Schofield wonders what you would ask the council leader, in office since 1996

2020 12 24 Cagoule Burnham

Andy Burnham wins Greater Manchester mayoral election

John Blundell contemplates Andy Burnham's victory and how it will redefine the city region 

Melanie Horrocks Green Party Mayor Candidate Manchester

Interview: Melanie Horrocks - 'It’s finding what works for everyone and hugging bunnies'

The Mayoral candidate for the Green Party talks to us about UBI, bikes on trams...

Andy Burnham Mayor Candidate Manchester Manifesto Labour

Interview: Andy Burnham - 'Manchester deserves better than it's had out of Westminster'

The Labour Mayoral Candidate speaks to us about lockdown, leadership and calling out the government

Laura Evans

Interview: Laura Evans - 'Policing is the basic foundation of everything'

The Conservative Mayoral Candidate speaks to us about whistleblowers, job creation and putting Manchester on...

Pride Hands

Manchester Pride 2021 line-up announced

LGBTQ+ charity announces over 40 acts to appear this August Bank Holiday 

Manchester Sunset Skyline Panoramic Mayor Candidates Conservative Labour Andy Burnham

Candidates for the next Mayor of Greater Manchester have been announced

Who will get your vote on 6 May and what are the mayor's powers?

And The Bees Still Buzzin Neon Lights Spinningfields Manchester

Tiers, tears and takeaway beers - a year of lockdowns in Manchester

From substantial meals to mental health, we look back over the past year for hospitality...

02 07 19 Manchester Bus

Burnham takes back control of Manchester buses

But will franchising sort out local transport?

Manchester Brexit Protest Creative Commons

What has happened to Manchester’s right to protest?

Are we no longer a radical city?

2021 03 12 News And Students Scale The Peterloo Memorial Something The Disabled Cant Do

Seven days in Manchester: University to ban 'mother'?

The news round-up for Manchester this last week, 6-12 March

2020 12 03 Pavements Sunak

Budget bites: What's in it for the North?

Is Rishi dishing out tax cuts or more financial pain?

170608 Polling Station

Manchester Mayoral and council elections confirmed for May

Burnham voices concerns about voter safety as Greater Manchester prepares to elect new representatives

2020 12 21 Party Credit Blan Lau

‘Millions’ could attend illegal parties on New Year’s Eve weekend

Experts say Tier 3 closures and a lack of NYE government planning spell disaster…

2019 01 23 Good News Of The Month 2019 23 01 Green Space

Why the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is not an anti-green belt plan

Councillor Blundell on why a defeat of the GMSF will come to haunt those who...

2020 11 28 Bunting

£120m earmarked for Festival UK* 2022 - as creative industries continue to struggle

Dubbed a Brexit vanity project, the ‘creativity and innovation’ fest is ploughing ahead regardless

20181012 Cooper Hall Tank Beer

Brew-turn - UK government changes the rules about takeaway beer

The words 'piss up' and 'brewery' come to mind