Politics

screenshot_2022-02-23_at_12

23rd February 2022 | By Marina Argirova

SOS NHS demonstration in St Peter’s Square to demand £20m emergency funding

More than 40 organisations associated with the NHS will gather in St Peter’s Square this Saturday to protest against the Health and Care Bill 2021. ...

img_5788

16th February 2022 | By Marina Argirova

Huge turnout for energy cap bill protest in Manchester city centre

Manchester’s People Assembly organised a national protest against the increase in the national living cost.  The People’s Assembly had organised for the protest to take...

img_5738

9th February 2022 | By Marina Argirova

Make Votes Matter demonstration against plans to make ID compulsory in polling station

Political activists gathered in St Peter’s Square to defend democratic rights they say are under threat from government plans in the Elections Bill. Protesters came...

polling_station_cropped

2nd February 2022 | By Marina Argirova

Byelection in Manchester’s Ancoats and Beswick ward

A council byelection will be held tomorrow for Manchester’s Ancoats and Beswick ward. The election was called after the resignation of Marcia Hutchinson last year....

Conservative Protest Ox

12th November 2021 | By Samir Aslam

Thousands take to streets to protest Conservative Press conference closing major roads in process

Major roads including Oxford Road were closed as thousands of protestors and dozens of organisations came out to object the annual Conservative Party conference. The People’s...

Full House at Town Hall Extension for Council Meeting

4th November 2021 | By Keiron Watkin

Wine bar to be opened in apartment block housing elderly residents in Ancoats

An application to install a bistro wine bar in a building in Ancoats used as social housing for elderly residents has been granted. The application...

NCP Octagon Car park

4th November 2021 | By Megan Barlow

Bolton Council considers suspending free town centre parking

Councillors in Bolton say the current provision for free parking in the town centre is not economically sustainable. At a meeting to discuss the issue,...

Planning and Highways Committee

4th November 2021 | By Joseph O'Shea

‘Wholly predictable’: development to go ahead on west Didsbury site despite residents’ concerns

A firm of solicitors have had their plans to demolish a lodge and replace it with a two-storey building accepted in the teeth of resident’s opposition....

universalcredit

26th October 2021 | By Emma Mohammad

£20 Universal Credit uplift cut described as ‘indefensible’ by councillor as Mancunians are pushed further into poverty

A meeting of Manchester city council was dominated by the cut in the Universal Credit £20 uplift which councillors say has left Mancunians scraping to get by. Councillors implored...

Pollution Salford Quays

25th October 2021 | By Olivia Weeks

Council calls for fly-tipping to be tackled more vigorously in bid to clean up Manchester

Reports of fly-tipping reports increased by 126% during the first half of 2021 with 1,569 incidents reported in one hot-spot alone, it has been revealed. At...