Covid-19

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...

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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,...

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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...

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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,...