Why do Manchester and Salford need an alternative press? Debate on Tue 25 February 2014

The Manchester and Salford Branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) kindly hosts a debate on the past and future of MULE and the local independent press.

We’ll be back soon…

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Higher education unions strike at universities in Manchester and Salford

Higher education unions UCU, Unite and UNISON are to hold a one-day strike at Manchester’s two main universities and Salford University. The action on Thursday 31 October, which is the first ever coordinated strike between the three unions, reflects increasing dissatisfaction with yearly below-inflation pay offers from the employers, amounting to a 13 per cent cut in real wages in the last five years.

Campaigners launch petition to ban plastic bags

A petition to ban plastic bags in the Manchester area has been launched this month.

UK Uncut protestors block off Deansgate to oppose legal aid cuts

Manchester UK Uncut blocked a section of road on Deansgate near the magistrates’ courts during a protest against the Coalition’s proposed changes to legal aid last Saturday, 5 October.

Manchester day care centre closures confirmed

Two day centres for adults with learning disabilities and other care needs are to close after councillors on a Manchester City Council scrutiny committee voted against kicking a “call-in” of the decision back to Town Hall chiefs for reconsideration.

“Devastating” day centre cuts for Manchester’s elderly and disabled challenged at council

A “devastating” decision to close two Manchester City Council day care centres for adults with learning disabilities has been “called in” for scrutiny following outrage from carers.

Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Graham Cooper

Ahead of the Whose City? Friends of MULE discussion at Black Lion pub this evening, our final panellist Q&A is with Salford community activist and youth worker Graham Cooper.

Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Hayley Flynn

The fourth panellist Q&A before the Whose City? event takes place is with Hayley Flynn, the author of the Manchester-born architecture and social history blog, Skyliner.

Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Cllr Kevin Peel

Ahead of the Whose City? Friends of MULE discussion at Black Lion pub tomorrow evening, our third panellist Q&A is with the Manchester City Centre ward, councillor Kevin Peel.

Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Chris Allen

The second in our series of Q&As with Thursday’s Friends of MULE Whose City? discussion panellists is Chris Allen, a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.

Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Morag Rose

In the lead up to our panel discussion event at the Black Lion on Thursday 14 November we’re running a series of Q&As with the panellists so that you’ll be familiar with the speakers and can come prepared with your own questions. Starting off the series is Morag Rose, who runs the Loiterers Resistance Movement and will chair the debate on Thursday.