Chartist uprisings, bread riots and the life and times of the anti-war suffragette and socialist Hannah Mitchell will be explored this bank holiday in another of local historian Michael Herbert’s renowned Red Flag Walks.
On Tuesday 21 May, a protest against the legal aid cuts took place outside of the Manchester Crown Court. Over 300 Lawyers and barristers protested their anger at what they saw as an attack on the legal system, marching down to the Place Hotel where Justice Secretary Chris Grayling and others were holding a conference.
Greater Manchester Police’s description of the events leading up to a 64-year old trade unionist receiving serious injuries from a hit and run incident at an anti-blacklisting protest has been branded “disgraceful”.
The multi-million pound sell-off of a PFI stake in the troubled Tameside Hospital has been condemned by campaigners fighting NHS privatisation.
Yet more adult social care cuts are on the way, with Manchester City Council refusing to rule out potential day care centre closures for people with learning and physical disabilities.
Striking public health workers attempting to stop an NHS contractor slashing their pay and conditions have taken their fight to Manchester.
What issues do the growing numbers of refugees and asylum seekers face in North Manchester and Salford, and are they being supported? Kathrin Ohlmann reports.
“Supersize” Titan prisons are back on the agenda despite being scrapped four years ago due to widespread opposition.
This April the Department for Work and Pensions will be implementing the controversial ‘bedroom tax’, as part of the government’s welfare reforms. The ‘tax’ will affect 12,300 social housing tenants in Manchester alone, who will be hit by 14 per cent to 25 per cent a week penalties for having spare rooms. On Saturday 16 March, those against the new legislation plan to march in protest.
A fight to save the derelict Ancoats Dispensary is bringing together a fractured community.
Concerns are mounting over patient safety following severe cuts to Manchester’s independent health watchdog.