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31st January 2023 | By Thomas Mansbridge

Oldham councillor urges Ofgem to reform the use of prepayment meters as thousands face cold and dark this winter

An Oldham councillor has sent an open letter to Ofgem urging it to remove prepayment meters for thousands of households. Also known as pay-as-you-go meters,...

31st January 2023 | By Zara Gallimore

Grassroots music venue live performances have fallen by 17% since 2019

The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has called for a review of VAT for venue ticket sales after a report found that grassroot music venue live...

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31st January 2023 | By Ruby Qaimkhani

How will tomorrow’s rail strikes impact commuters in and around Manchester?

Industrial action has been announced by both the ASLEF and RMT unions this week.

31st January 2023 | By Elena John

Tesco streamlining will impact 2,100 jobs and 40 greater Manchester stores

Image: Nicholas.T.Ansell, PA Media Tesco has announced a full closure of their deli counters and a rethink of store management structure and head office operations....

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31st January 2023 | By Beth Ibbotson

Former Salford police officer dismissed for improper relationship with vulnerable woman

A Salford police officer has been sacked from Greater Manchester Police for carrying out an “improper relationship” with a vulnerable woman. Paul Banks appeared before...

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24th January 2023 | By Joe Hylton

Trees not Cars battle to save Ancoats former retail park

Manchester’s Trees not Cars group is campaigning against a proposal for new offices in the heart of Ancoats. Campaigners believe that the publicly-owned 10.5 acre...

24th January 2023 | By Ola Adeyemi

Residents decry deplorable living conditions, quip whether they live in Europe or where

Residents of Manchester City Council housing in Moston have decried the spate of insecurity and deplorable living condition which made one resident query whether they...

24th January 2023 | By Callum Pickup

Hushing up the Northern Music Scene

The Night and Day Cafe, the lauded Oldham Street music venue, was served a Noise Abatement Notice (NAN) by the Manchester City Council in 2021...

23rd January 2023 | By Callum Pickup

A New Project aims to Protect Polish Minorities from Domestic Abuse

A new project has been established in Manchester to offer specialist support for Polish victims and survivors of domestic abuse.  Vesta-Specialist Family Support CIC (previously...

23rd January 2023 | By Callum Pickup

A ninth local nature reserve declared in the name of biodiversity

The city council has approved the decision to make Kenworthy Woods (the 36 hectares former tip located in Northenden) the city’s ninth Local Nature Reserve...