The multi-million pound sell-off of a PFI stake in the troubled Tameside Hospital has been condemned by campaigners fighting NHS privatisation.
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”.
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.
London’s oldest radical bookshop was damaged last February in a horrific suspected arson attack. Poets, authors and actors have responded with Poems for Freedom, a fundraising anthology containing contributions from artists around the world.
Small grants of up to £500 are available for people in Collyhurst to take on projects in the area, as part of the first phase of a £1 million scheme for the area over the next ten years.
“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.