What might a mayor mean for Manchester?

Article published: Tuesday, May 1st 2012

This week the people of Manchester will make a decision that will change the face of the city for the foreseeable future. Along with 12 other major UK cities, Manchester will decide whether or not to replace the current council leader with a directly elected mayor through a Mayoral Referendum on Thursday 3 May.

A climate of exaggeration

Article published: Thursday, June 9th 2011

The leader of Manchester City Council was not present at the Town Hall for the first Executive meeting since the local elections which took place last Wednesday. A press release from the council excitedly explained that Sir Richard was away in Sao Paulo having been invited to the C40 climate summit. But what exactly does […]

Campaigners fighting to save Manchester Advice – but council appears undeterred

Article published: Sunday, March 6th 2011

A campaign is underway to stop Manchester City Council from pulling the plug on free advice services that help tens of thousands of people each year. Last week a former head of the service gave a damning assessment of the Council’s proposal, while campaigners believe that lead officers and senior councillors are targeting Manchester Advice […]

Advice services in Manchester in jeopardy

Article published: Thursday, February 17th 2011

With Manchester Advice to close and the government looking to scrap most legal aid funding in social welfare law, the ability to access detailed professional advice on a range of issues could soon be a thing of the past.

Local Enterprise Partnership takes shape – and it’s all power to the private sector

Article published: Wednesday, January 12th 2011

The new Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is set to become operational on April 1 and alongside the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), it will set the stall for governing the city region and its economy in the years ahead. According to Manchester City Council’s Deputy Chief Executive Steve Mycio, the LEP will institute […]

The council and the cuts

Article published: Friday, December 10th 2010

With Manchester City Council staring devastating spending cuts in the face, what did our councillors think about the impact on the city? MULE popped down to the Town Hall to find out…

Interview with Executive Member for the Environment Nigel Murphy

Article published: Wednesday, December 8th 2010

MULE caught up with Manchester City Council’s executive Member for the Environment Nigel Murphy at the first annual climate change stakeholder conference held at the Museum of Science and Industry on November 30.