The crisis in local news – and the developing alternatives

Article published: Thursday, September 18th 2014

Emma Hughes talks to journalists about the profiteering pushing local papers to the brink – and meets people producing their own community media.

Friends of MULE panellist spotlight: Graham Cooper

Article published: Thursday, November 14th 2013

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

Article published: Thursday, November 14th 2013

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

Article published: Thursday, November 14th 2013

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

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.