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Ancoats Cutting Room Square

Walking and cycling - How the council is opening up North and East Manchester

Some positive ideas to make the city better when this is all over

2020 03 11 Pavements Charlotte Street

A holy disgrace: Manchester city centre's pothole problem

Jonathan Schofield finds his favourite potholes and asks what's being done about them

Piccadilly Gardens Pavilion

Despite the rumours: 'The 'Wall' at Piccadilly Gardens stays

Jonathan Schofield updates with the news that was no news

Manchester Town Hall

Does the public really have the right to reply if they disagree with Manchester City Council?

Andrea Sandor is shocked to discover that comments obviously opposing a recent scheme were labelled...

2020 02 27 Deansgate Pavement Extensions 2

Common sense on Deansgate - eight years of paving frustration relieved

Jonathan Schofield applauds as council admits defeat over dangerous junction

Castlefield 4

Confidentials Neighbourhoods to Watch – Castlefield

We take a trip around town, looking at the great places in Manchester to love...

2019 09 01 Climate Change

‘Total confusion’ over the council’s climate crisis action

Andrea Sandor scrutinises the scrutineers and reports on a recent revolt by Manchester City Councillors

2018 07 31 Northern Gateway High Line Img 0143

Will Manchester city centre ever go car free?

Andrea Sandor says we must seize the zeitgeist or concede to Birmingham leading the way

2020 01 21 St Michaels Drone

St Michael's tower set for summer 2020 start

Jonathan Schofield and a controversial scheme that might at last get off the ground

2020 01 17 Mayfield Present

Mayfield: A park, retention of assets, the right way to redevelop

Jonathan Schofield on a regeneration project that has become a massive cultural asset

2019 01 15 Bongos Bingo Blue Monday

From free flights to Bongo’s Bingo - How to beat the January blues in Manchester

From special steak offers to KLM’s surprise vending machine, we’ve got happiness hacks galore ...

2020 01 07 Skunk 2

City centre skunk stink: it's not going away soon

Jonathan Schofield hits a wall concerning on-street weed abuse in Manchester

Homeless File

Are controversial Council plans fair or do they still discriminate against the homeless?

Andrea Sandor investigates the PSPO plans that could see the Council in court

2019 11 14 Pavement Parking

'Disrespectful, unthinking and arrogant' - pavement parking in the firing line

Is the law about to change for obstructive drivers in Manchester?

19 11 1 Manchester Industrial Past

Climate crisis: should Manchester feel guilty about its industrial heritage?

Despite its history, Manchester is much greener than you think, argues John Blundell

2018 1 16 Forest

Northern cities back plans to plant up to 50 million trees

We look at the benefits - and complications - of the Northern Forest

2019 10 10 View Of Mayfield Park From Hoyle Street

Mayfield Park - Watch this green space

The first public garden in almost a century is set to transform a forgotten part...

2019 10 04 Piccadilly Imagined Eiffel Fake

Some of the grand ideas for Piccadilly Gardens that were never realised

An Eiffel Tower for Piccadilly Gardens, maybe a Cathedral, what about a Regency Crescent?

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