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Rainbow Manchester Climate Emergency

Opinion: 'The ballot box is not the only democratic lever we have'

Chloe Jeffries on how citizen pressure changed the way Manchester City Council scrutinises climate change

Kids Of Colour No Police In Schools Manchester

Opinion: 'Police presence makes school feel like a hostile environment'

Mea Aitken explains the work of Kids of Colour and why police have no place...

Disabled Access Manchester Trains Rail Network Station Melissa

Opinion: 'Manchester's inaccessible travel should be a public outrage'

Writer and campaigner Melissa Parker assesses Andy Burnham's promises to disabled passengers

James Martin Restaurant

No shows: Is it time for restaurants to start taking deposits?

Gordo thinks people who don't cancel their tables should be punished

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...

18 05 20 Oxford Road

Opinion - Three reasons Manchester is about to boom thanks to COVID

John Blundell is definitely looking on the bright side. Here’s why

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 04 North Manchester General Hospital

Opinion: MP, Graham Stringer on the cowardly UK government over COVID-19

The government is using ‘guided by the science’ as camouflage for difficult political decisions

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...

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

2019 09 04 Air Pollution Road Car Children

The climate crisis needs us to change our behaviour just as COVID-19 has

Lib Dem climate campaigner, former NHS worker and NW MEP Jane Brophy makes a valid...

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...

2020 03 07 Crowd Medical Mask Coronavirus

COVID 19 VIRUS - PLEASE READ THIS USEFUL ADVICE

The media as a whole needs to take responsibility for this ridiculous scaremongering

2019 08 07 Manchester Migrant Worker Factory

A message to the government: Manchester welcomes more migrants

Our occasional columnist and councillor contemplates the new government’s immigration policy

2018 12 20 Civil Unrest Police Taking Back Control In 2011

Streets on fire: could there be civil unrest on Manchester streets if Brexit is reversed?

Jonathan Schofield on whether there’s a precedent for potential Brexiteer violence

2018 04 23 John Warboys

Why the case of the ‘Black Cab Rapist’ should be a lesson

Although John Worboys has been denied parole, many violent criminals are released - Manchester MP...

180129 Manchester Child Poverty Slum Screen Shot 2018 01 29 At 14 06 31

'They can't eat steel and glass' - Manchester's child poverty shame

Manchester is the second worst local authority in the country for child poverty and something...

170721 Beetham Tower From 2 St Peters Square Copy

Manchester is third best city in Europe to do business - but is it losing its soul?

Manchester is becoming a global player - but on the streets there's growing disquiet