9th February 2022 | By Ben Pledger

Manchester Airport boosted by over 500 job opportunities following mass exodus of staff during pandemic

Manchester Airport has announced a jobs boost and is looking to recruit 500 people in security, customer services and hospitality positions. Hundreds of extra jobs are...


17th December 2021 | By Joseph Ward

The impact of COVID-19 on local football club Village Manchester FC

Village Manchester FC is Manchester’s gay/bi/straight/trans and inclusive football club, welcoming anyone who loves football.  The club is made up of five teams and has supported the...


3rd November 2021 | By Rebecca Redican

Manchester’s Covid-19 death rate rises 300% as booster jab rollout increases

Mancunians are being advised to book a booster jab when possible after coronavirus deaths rose 300% in just one week. Health minister Robin Swann says the Covid-19 booster...

Andy Burnham Mayor of Manchester

13th October 2021 | By David Smith

NHS waiting lists will take two years to recover: Burnham says it is ‘critical moment for Manchester ‘

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says recovery in the region will take time but is looking to “level up coming out of the pandemic”. Mr...

HOME Manchester cinema theatre

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...


19th March 2021 | By Melissa Chilvers

Manchester’s Birthday Stars Project seeking cake donations to help children affected by homelessness celebrate their birthdays in lockdown

A year on since the start of the first coronavirus lockdown in the UK, many organisations have had to adapt in order to operate during...


12th February 2021 | By Rory Gannon

Manchester’s Chinese community celebrates New Year in new ways during a time of Covid

As we approach one year of living with coronavirus, festivals – religious and ceremonious alike – have had to adapt to the everchanging government restrictions....


29th January 2021 | By Harry Hansen

Every care home resident across Manchester has received the Covid-19 vaccine

Every resident of the 56 care homes in Manchester have now received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.  The milestone was achieved this week...


26th January 2021 | By nq_admin

‘There’s a long way to go but it feels like we’re on the right path’: cricket club in Manchester turned into first pharmacy-led vaccination centre

Covid-19 vaccine jabs being administered at Whalley Range Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club 


19th January 2021 | By Harry Hansen

Frontline healthcare workers concerned over delay of second Covid-19 vaccine dose

A hospital workers’ union has expressed concern over the delay of the second Covid-19 vaccine dose being given to frontline healthcare workers.  Frontline staff in Manchester’s hospitals...


11th December 2020 | By A.White

From a pre-pandemic to a Covid-19 world, are universities doing enough to support students’ mental health?

Your first year at university: dedication, hard work and preparation feel like a memory of the past. Now you’re stuck in a prison-sized room with...


12th November 2020 | By Rosa Bown

Anti-mask protestors clash with police in Piccadilly Gardens in anti-lockdown demonstration

Police dispersed anti-lockdown protesters in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester on Sunday during a protest organised by Rise up Manchester.  The anti-lockdown protest started at 1pm...


10th November 2020 | By nq_admin

Manchester lecturer takes part in research on the impact of COVID-19 on UK theatre freelancers

When the country went into lockdown in March, theatres and venues across the globe closed their doors, unsure of when they would re-open to the...


5th November 2020 | By George Crafer

Enraged University of Manchester students tear down fencing in Fallowfield protest

Students living in the Fallowfield halls of residence have torn down fencing put up by the University of Manchester. The fencing appeared yesterday morning without any prior warning and was set...


29th October 2020 | By Matthew Kay

Drugs will not be tolerated in pandemic Manchester, say police after four men arrested in Strangeways area

Four men were arrested and a large amount of cannabis was seized in the Strangeways area of Manchester as police attempt to tackle drug abuse during...


29th October 2020 | By Megan Wilkinson

Salford residents prepare for virtual Remembrance Sunday due to covid-19 restrictions

Salford residents are being asked to commemorate Remembrance Sunday at home this year due to covid-19 restrictions. Mayor of Salford, Councillor Charlie McIntyre, says this...


28th October 2020 | By Megan Wilkinson

Students are ‘struggling’ to pay rent now Manchester is in tier three with covid restrictions

Students in Manchester say they are struggling to pay rent because tier three restrictions mean many of them face the possibility of losing their jobs. ...


26th October 2020 | By Claudia Waring

‘We won’t let this beat us’: Manchester’s new city-wide art trail can continue despite Tier 3 restrictions

A new city-wide art trail called 50 Windows of Creativity has been unveiled to inspire people during the dark days of the latest lockdown. It features mosaics, installations,...


26th October 2020 | By Constance Enzler

Trafford calls for long-term government support as domestic violence increases in Greater Manchester

Domestic abuse services across Greater Manchester say they need long-term support as rates of domestic violence surge during the pandemic. The government reopened an emergency...


24th October 2020 | By Valentine Fourreau

Hundreds attend anti-tier 3 rally in Manchester in protest against government-imposed restrictions

More than 100 people gathered in the rain today to protest the government’s imposition of tier 3 restrictions in Manchester. Despite local authorities’ best efforts,...