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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 11 Growth Hub Scrubs

How prisoners and theatres are helping the NHS…by making scrubs

As COVID-19 transforms society, inmates are not the only surprising new manufacturers

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Manchester bars and restaurants unite to request a desperately needed rent pause

How you can help the hospitality industry by getting behind the #NationalTimeOut initiative

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Should councils start investing in local business?

Occasional contributor John Blundell puts forward a suggestion as to how the economy might start...

2019 12 16 Labour Conference

Could the next Labour leader be a Mancunian?

Rochdale Labour Councillor John Blundell on the three leadership candidates on everybody’s lips

2019 11 19 Health Care

'It scares me to think who might get hold of it' - the potential pitfalls of sharing healthcare data

As Manchester hospitals are racing to create shared healthcare records we ask - who gets...

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Graham Stringer MP suggests 'This has been the silliest of silly seasons’

Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Jo Swinson and Caroline Lucas all lose the plot, says the...

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"We didn't get what we wanted from Devolution" - an exclusive interview with Sir Howard Bernstein...

John Blundell talks to two of the main architects of English devolution: has it worked...

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Mayor Andy Burnham: 'Criminals are being emboldened and it's the government's fault'

John Blundell talks to the Greater Manchester Mayor about power, crime and his relationship with...

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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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Northern Rail chaos - why Northern MPs should vote against Heathrow expansion

The northern rail system should come first, say Mayor Andy Burnham and Sir Richard Leese

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New £20.5m gallery to launch at Jodrell Bank

‘First Light’ will celebrate the observatory’s global reputation in the history of astronomy

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A World Cup boycott would be 'pathetic and ineffective', says Manchester MP

Graham Stringer MP thinks we'd be better returning their money

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How high does Manchester rank in the Global Cannabis Price Index?

How much do we pay and how much do we consume, compared with London, Liverpool...

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'Packed-out, clapped-out and over-priced' - the Mayor's had enough of our transport system

Good. Because so have we.

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Social housing crisis? There's plenty empty in Rochdale, Oldham and Bolton

Asking tenants to move is not 'social cleansing', it's common sense - Councillor John Blundell

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What's going on inside Transport for the North?

Becoming a statutory body is key - but will it actually happen? Councillor John Blundell...

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Castlefield towers will go ahead: Secretary of State not interested

Campaigners frustrated as 2-4 Chester Road towers are not ‘called in’

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