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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?

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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

2020 10 22 Tier 3 Koffee Pot

Breakfast tasting menu, sir? - Manchester hospitality responds to Tier 3 restrictions

Tiers for beers but Manchester is still fighting

Johnny Vegas 5 Credit Carla Spreight

Fans raise thousands for Frog and Bucket after funding controversy - but why was its bid rejected?

We talked to MD Jessica Toomey about comedy’s fight for recognition

2020 09 15 Significant City View

Significant City: Manchester's pioneering moments

Politics, social change, sport, arts, transport and...er...sewage: celebrating Manchester's achievements

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Manchester and Liverpool Mayors fight for fair pay for self-isolators

The pair rejoin TUC to launch Time Out To Help Out, demanding full pay not...

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 04 14 Keir Starmer

Opinion: Manchester MP, Graham Stringer on Sir Keir Starmer's leadership victory

It's going to be an uphill task for new leader, says Labour MP

2020 03 09 Stringer Patel

Opinion: Manchester MP, Graham Stringer on the Priti Patel bullying case

If top civil servant Rutnam wins in court it would be a victory for bureaucracy...