Workers' Party for Britain founder and leader George Galloway stands to the left of winning Workers' Party councillor Shabas Sarwar. Both are smiling, and Galloway is leaning towards a reporter while answering a question. They are stood outside - the walls of the Manchester Conference Hall are visible in the background.

7th May 2024 | By Leslie Kerwin

Deputy city council leader ousted by Workers’ Party in Longsight

Labour’s Luthfur Rahman, deputy leader of Manchester City Council, has lost his council seat to Workers’ Party of Britain candidate Shabas Sarwar after he won...

Mayoral candidates sitting at a table in the Manchester Evening News offices. From left to right: Hannah Spencer, Laura Evans, Andy Burnham, Dan Barker, and Jake Austin. Each candidate has a notebook, a mug, and a bottle of water. There is a yellow backdrop with the Manchester Evening News logo.

22nd April 2024 | By Leslie Kerwin

Mayoral elections: Greater Manchester candidates agree ‘a set of standards’ should be placed on student accommodation after election

Current Labour mayor Andy Burnham and the Liberal Democrats’ Jake Austin have confirmed student accommodation would be included on the Good Landlord Charter if they...

16th April 2024 | By Raphael Boyd

Manchester 2024 elections – everything you need to know

Next month will see local elections take place across Britain. Just under a third of the Manchester City Council seats will be up for election, as will the office of Mayor. Here is when, where, who and what you have to know by the 2nd of May.

Man inhaling a vape

16th April 2024 | By Makenna Ali

PM Rishi Sunak faces backlash amidst plan to create a ‘smokefree generation’

Rishi Sunak’s bill to ban smoking of tobacco and vapes long term faces backlash and opposition from Manchester's young people

25th January 2024 | By Amber Brooks

Manchester Metropolitan University staff member receives MBE for services to education and skills

Liz Gorb has changed the game in a groundbreaking approach to higher education. 

19th January 2024 | By Meg Jones

‘We have promises to our people’: Manchester City Council’s future plans to save the environment

The committee for ‘Environment, Climate Change and Neighbourhood Scrutiny’ held a meeting to discuss its progress on bins and litter, active travel strategies and ‘Vision...

18th January 2024 | By Meg Jones

‘Choosing between eating or heating’: the cost of living crisis vs. Women

The Women and Equalities select committee are knuckling down on how the cost of living crisis is impacting women. The committee opened their enquiry in...

10th January 2024 | By Thomas Why

HIV drug PrEP’s accessibility questioned as new study proves its effectiveness

The government are being urged to make PrEP more accessible nationwide as the largest ever real-world study has proven PrEP’s effectiveness as a preventative treatment. 

Socialist Alternative Protests - Credit Makenna Ali

6th December 2023 | By Makenna Ali

Local activists claim “the system is by nature divided by rich and poor and gender baselines”

Feminist Socialist Alternative took to Oxford Road in Manchester to mark the United Nation’s international day for the elimination of violence against women. Socialist Alternative...

27th November 2023 | By Cian Mullen

Outraged community protests as man was ‘punched five times’ in handcuffs

A small crowd gathered outside Stretford Police Station on Monday 6th November in response to a controversial video of police officers arresting a man.  This...

22nd November 2023 | By Raphael Boyd

Autumn Statement 2023: Live coverage

Today’s will see Jeremy Hunt deliver his Autumn Statement, an annual view of how the UK’s budget will be spent. There’s a lot of information...

Modern Slavery- Credit PA Images

19th November 2023 | By Makenna Ali

Modern Slavery is on the rise increasing homelessness in Manchester

Manchester Councillors have called for action to uncover modern slavery in the city as it is causing a rise in homelessness in Manchester. At a...

the outside of Manchester Central Library

26th October 2023 | By Cian Mullen

Council ensures that there is ‘loads to do’ for vulnerable children this October half-term

Manchester City Council is providing free meals and activities for children across the city as schools across the city close for half-term. 

metal arches in Piccadilly Gardens, guarded by GMP

26th October 2023 | By Meg Jones

Greater Manchester Police have implemented ‘Operation Vulcan’ in Piccadilly Gardens in bid to reduce knife crime

Greater Manchester Police are knuckling down on Knife crime with unavoidable metal detectors in the centre of Piccadilly Gardens.

Manchester Literature festival logo

19th October 2023 | By Makenna Ali

Manchester Literature Festival fights back against the government’s attacks on humanities

The humanities need strengthening in the face of assaults from the Tory Government according to the director of the Manchester Poetry library.

4th October 2023 | By Thomas Why

Manchester students ‘disillusioned’ by Conservative party conference

Speaking to students, it was clear that they were aware the Tory Party Conference was happening, but unsure how and why it would affect them...

16th May 2023 | By Callum Pickup

Richard Kilpatrick wins Didsbury West

The Lib Dems gain from Labour in Didsbury West, with former councillor Richard Kilpatrick winning back his seat in the council.

Manchester Central Convention Complex Election Count May 2023 Photo: Ruby Qaimkhani

16th May 2023 | By Ruby Qaimkhani

Seven tips for attending an election count

Ruby Qaimkhani offers her top tips for attending the local election count at Manchester Central Convention Complex.

5th May 2023 | By Joe Hylton

Labour councillor wins the local election for Chorlton and Chorlton Park

Matthew Benham and Dave Dawson are re-elected for the next four years as labour councillors for Chorlton and Chorlton Park

Owens Park entrance, Fallowfield - Image: Kate Gaetto

27th March 2023 | By Kate Gaetto

Rent strikers will not back down until demands are met

Students in Fallowfield will not stand down in response to the recent bailiff actions. The University of Manchester have outlined their next steps to approach the rent referendum results. Rent Strikers' demands have not yet been met.