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‘Pubs are being victimised and made a scapegoat,’ say Northern pub bosses

Holts, Hydes, Lees, Robinsons and Thwaites issue a joint statement

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Northern leaders unite in standoff with Government

Mayor of Greater Manchester and Leader of the City Council issue a joint statement

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Sir Richard Leese calls for ‘rapidly-deployable enforcement measures’

Leader of Manchester City Council issues a statement ahead of tomorrow’s Government announcement

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Hospitality businesses unite in campaign against the 10pm curfew

#CANCELTHECURFEW is hoping to encourage a government U-Turn

2020 09 25 Pub Eagle Exterior

'Well-managed pubs are the safest places to visit' - Landlords respond to new rules

Jonathan Schofield talks to Esther Maylor of the Eagle Inn and William Lees-Jones of JW...

2020 09 18 Covid 19 Article

Why Covid 19 death rates don't add up to more lockdowns

Manchester-based statistician, Simon Hall, takes a look at the figures here and across Europe

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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...

2020 08 04 Cloudwater Beer

Will a change in beer duty affect Manchester's indie breweries?

Neil Sowerby talks to local brewers about an issue causing a froth in the brewing...

2020 03 07 Crowd Medical Mask Coronavirus

So about this new Greater Manchester-wide lockdown…

Jonathan Schofield reckons it’s all a bit rushed and it’s clear why

2020 12 03 Pavements Sunak

Chancellor announces new ‘eat out to help out’ scheme to support restaurants

Discounts and VAT reductions were revealed in his latest financial statement

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?

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...

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

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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

Manchester Town Hall

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

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