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.

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.

A critical education

Article published: Thursday, December 6th 2012

After years of target-driven expansion, critics warn that adult education – when not supplanted by workfare – risks falling prey to a narrow agenda designed to suit the needs of low skill, low pay industries. In Salford, one group of prison leavers are trying a different approach. Helen Clifton reports.

Voices of the Manchester Strike

Article published: Thursday, June 30th 2011

Thousands marched through the streets of Manchester today in support of public sector strikes called against proposed pension reforms and in opposition to the government’s austerity drive. Trade unionists in the city took part in industrial action involving hundreds of thousands of workers nationwide.

Want to get involved with J30?

Article published: Wednesday, June 29th 2011

Union members and protestors across the city are preparing for a day of strikes this Thursday, as across the nation 750,000 teachers, lecturers and civil servants walk out in protest over proposed pension reforms and the government’s austerity agenda. Want to know what’s going on in Manchester? Then read on…