Leonie Backhaus


21st February 2020 | By Leonie Backhaus

Council wants to make Northern Quarter greener and safer for pedestrians and cyclists

The public consultation to pedestrianise parts of the Northern Quarter saw a raft of ideas submitted from cyclists and green campaigners. One of the consultation...


19th February 2020 | By Leonie Backhaus

In a temper? Manchester’s first anger room offers new way to relieve stress and anger

Have you ever had the urge to let out all your anger and emotions and to smash something after an awful day?  Then Temper Tank,...


29th January 2020 | By Leonie Backhaus

British universities move to help prevent spread of coronavirus

There are currently 132 people killed and over 6,000 infected because of coronavirus and the disease – which originates in the Chinese city of Wuhan...


18th December 2019 | By Leonie Backhaus

Dogs Trust urges people not to buy dogs at Christmas but to become a foster carer

With Christmas around the corner, the Dogs Trust is looking for foster carers to look after dogs over the holiday period and is urging people not to buy...


18th December 2019 | By Leonie Backhaus

Hulme Community Grocer wins a Be Proud award for bringing the community together

Hulme Community Grocer, which provides cheap, high-quality food for local residents, has won an award for its innovative work bringing the community together. The accolade...

sustainable Christmas Market

17th December 2019 | By Leonie Backhaus

Huge popularity for Manchester’s first sustainable Christmas Market

More than 2,000 people signed up for the first sustainable Christmas Market in the north that was held at Hatch with workshops selling out weeks...


5th December 2019 | By Leonie Backhaus

School pupils continue to take part in Friday climate protests despite warnings over missing school

Several hundred climate protesters gathered St Peter’s Square in Manchester for the latest global climate strike to urge government action. With a General Election only days away, activists...


24th November 2019 | By Leonie Backhaus

Spooky pooch Halloween costume show in Spinningfields

Dogs and owners presented their best halloween costumes during the annual Spooky Pooch Show hosted for the first time in Spinningfields this year. Participants in...


22nd October 2019 | By Leonie Backhaus

Manchester Art Fair 2019: A place full of inspirational people and artwork

The Manchester Art Fair 2019, one of the largest and most ambitious art fairs in the UK, showcased work from over 200 UK and international...