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19th May 2021 | By Victoria Thiele

‘I teared up, it was overwhelming’ — reopening of cinemas and theatre sparks strong feelings but the struggle is not over yet

(Film by George Crafer and Kiah Azriel-Freer)   It was a great night for Colin, the veteran Big Issue vendor. He says he once taught Andy Burnham...


8th May 2021 | By Victoria Thiele

Andy Burnham re-elected as Greater Manchester Mayor on grim election day for Labour

Andy Burnham has been re-elected as Greater Manchester Mayor with 67.3% of votes. He said in his speech after the count: “This vote sends a...


22nd April 2021 | By Victoria Thiele

The ‘money grabbing’ bus lane camera that drives Mancunian motorists mad

Manchester drivers are losing patience with a “money grabbing” bus lane camera in the popular student living area of Fallowfield. The Wilmslow Road camera earned Manchester...


30th March 2021 | By Victoria Thiele

‘We thought things were bad, but we were struck’: Can Manchester win the fight against inequality?

Black people die twice as often from Covid-19 as white people, but a new inequalities report suggests a “good life for all” in Manchester is...


14th March 2021 | By Victoria Thiele

Andy Burnham speaks up for women’s safety during candle-lit vigil for Sarah Everard

Andy Burnham read out stories of sexual assault survivors while Mancunians lit more than 100 candles to remember murdered Sarah Everard last night. Sarah Everard, 33,...


12th March 2021 | By Victoria Thiele

Reclaim These Streets urge Manchester residents to light a candle for Sarah Everard in vigil

Mancunians are invited to light candles on their doorsteps in a vigil for alleged murder victim Sarah Everard at 6pm today (Saturday, 13 March). The event...


4th November 2020 | By Victoria Thiele

“I have gotten yelled at” – Challenges US journalists face reporting on the election

While results of the election slowly drip in, journalists covering the election night are facing different challenges.  Joe Higgins, former editor of the Athens Messenger,...


30th October 2020 | By Victoria Thiele

BBC news coverage targeted in ‘media war’ between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Armenian and Azerbaijani expats in Manchester are fighting a ‘media war’ over the recent violent clashes between their home countries. Local members of the Armenian...


29th October 2020 | By Victoria Thiele

‘Enough is enough’: more than 150 women protest against anti-abortion laws outside Polish embassy in Manchester

Women protested with banners, chants, and marches against a new Polish anti-abortion law in front of the Polish embassy in Manchester last night. With the...


23rd October 2020 | By Victoria Thiele

Twitter community helps reunite 30 runaway cows with their owner after rescue by PC

PC Matthew Hilton was just beginning to relax as he drove home after a long day at work. Taking in the green views around Bury,...