8th January 2024 | By Anna Klekot

Latest plans for Manchester’s new arena spark backlash from councillors

Councillors concerned over late opening times of new music venue in Ancoats

8th January 2024 | By Anna Klekot

Redevelopment of Fallowfield campus deferred due to residents objection

A united decision defers the demolition of a popular student campus in South Manchester. Long-term residents and student are objecting the redevelopment of the campus...

8th January 2024 | By Matthew Barber

Rocketing rents approved in Wigan in attempt by council to balance books

The housing advisory panel at Wigan council reluctantly backed a 7.7% rent increase starting April 2024. The increase will help maintain the condition of council homes adding to last years increase of 7%.

Silhouette of tree under the moon

26th June 2023 | By Grace Elmes

Leaving lights switched on throughout the night

“Every morning I sweep up buckets of dead insects from outside my laboratory.” Colin Henshaw shares his morning routine, due to the neighborhood school leaving...

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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,...


19th November 2021 | By Joseph O'Shea

Redevelopment of former nursing home in West Didsbury set to go ahead

Planning approved has been granted to convert a vacant nursing home in West Didsbury – which has stood empty since 2018 – into new homes....


4th November 2021 | By Keiron Watkin

Low traffic scheme in Levenshulme has seen a mixed response – what’s next?

A traffic management scheme designed to get cars off the road and encourage more people to cycle has received a mixed response in a south...

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...


28th October 2020 | By Georgina Randall

Lockdown on the streets of Manchester: how the homeless are risking their health for safety

Sat with a coffee and some hand-rolled cigarettes, David Chapman spoke candidly to the Northern Quota about the trials of enduring a pandemic with no...


24th October 2020 | By Joanna Devany

Campaigners fight to save Chorlton secret wildlife haven under threat from developers

Chorlton’s ‘secret garden’ is under threat from developers who plan to replace the wildlife haven with a car park. The garden, which is tucked away...


8th November 2018 | By Isaac Jordan

Warning issued for care provider in Greater Manchester

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued stark warnings over the financial viability of Allied Healthcare, a private company that provides care at home services...

Cigarette butt on floor

12th October 2018 | By Daniel Davies

Litter and lack of street cleaners hinder Manchester’s bid to be UK’s first tidy city by 2020

Councillors have agreed that the city needs to take bolder steps if it is to achieve its aim of becoming the UK’s first ‘tidy city’...


24th April 2018 | By Kieran Hepworth

All Manchester council seats up for grabs on Thursday following boundary changes

The local elections for Manchester City Council will take place on Thursday 3rd May with all 96 seats in 32 wards being fought following boundary...


20th March 2017 | By nq_admin

Rusholme ward by-election announced

A council by-election will be held in Manchester's Rusholme ward. The election will take place on Thursday 4 May, the same day as the Manchester...