Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Chris Allen

Article published: Tuesday, November 12th 2013

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

Article published: Tuesday, November 12th 2013

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.

In Gove we trust?

Article published: Wednesday, June 5th 2013

Education Secretary Michael Gove doesn’t have the best history with religion in education. His plan to send a copy of the King James Bible to every school in the land – copies with references to his office printed on the spine – failed at first to attract private funding, reportedly stranding thousands of bibles for months in a distant warehouse. But what impact does his flagship Acadamies policy have on religious and secular education in Manchester? Najeeb Rehman reports.

Money meant for poorest handed back to government in housing benefits blunder

Article published: Wednesday, May 29th 2013

Manchester City Council has given back to the government a “substantial” amount of funding intended for people falling behind on housing costs after thousands of pounds went unspent in the last two years.

In Salford and seeking sanctuary

Article published: Wednesday, May 22nd 2013

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.

Day care centres under closure threat

Article published: Tuesday, May 14th 2013

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.

In the way of bulldozers

Article published: Friday, March 1st 2013

A fight to save the derelict Ancoats Dispensary is bringing together a fractured community.