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30th April 2021 | By George Crafer

What are the wards to look out for in this week’s local election?

The local elections are just around the corner. On 6 May a third of the city region’s councillors are facing re-election. If you live in...

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4th November 2020 | By Paolo Granelli

Stockport greens plant seeds of universal basic income as solution to woes of pandemic

Stockport Green Party is backing calls for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) to be brought in by the government as part of the response to covid-19. ...

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25th October 2020 | By Georgina Randall

Socialist Alternative at the People’s Assembly protest against ‘deliberate harm to workers in north’

Political activists from the Socialist Alternative turned out to the People’s Assembly protest at weekend to add their voice to demands for an increase in the government budget for Manchester...

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16th October 2020 | By Rory Gannon

Manchester musicians hit out at Chancellor’s ‘insulting’ retraining comments

Manchester musicians have hit out at the government for suggesting people left unemployed by the Covid-19 pandemic should retrain to find work. Chancellor Rishi Sunak...

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14th October 2020 | By Lucas Crossley

‘We will not accept Tier 3’: Andy Burnham rejects government’s new lockdown restrictions

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, outlinined his fierce opposition to the government’s new three-tier system of lockdown restrictions today. At a virtual press conference...

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12th October 2020 | By Rory Gannon

Belarusians march in Manchester against election of president in ‘rigged’ vote

Belarusians from across the north west of England assembled in Manchester on Sunday to protest against their controversially-elected president. Demonstrators have been gathering in St Anne’s Square...

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1st October 2020 | By Rory Gannon

‘This government doesn’t care about trans people’ says Manchester LGBTQ+ activist

There has been outrage among LGBTQ+ activists after a proposed change to the law to allow transgender people to self-identify was rejected by MPs. The changes,...

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21st September 2020 | By Rory Gannon

Manchester MPs criticise Boris Johnson for ‘breaking international law’ with post-Brexit bill

Politicans from across Manchester have joined former Prime Ministers in speaking out against Boris Johnson’s “Post-Brexit Bill”, which critics say breaks international law. Manchester MPs have expressed their disdain...

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26th September 2019 | By Niall Hay

Manchester prepares for Conservative Party conference

The posters are up and the work has begun on the Tory party conference in Manchester. There is a noticeable police presence outside the hall...

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27th May 2019 | By R.McCourt

The Brexit Party and Labour top the poll in the Northwest in a night seeing smaller parties make significant gains

Just weeks after the results of the local council elections, the British public took to the polls one more time to elect MEP’s to the...