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.

Passing the buck on fuel poverty

Article published: Friday, February 10th 2012

Despite rising bills and cuts to winter aid, the UK has pledged to eradicate fuel poverty by 2016. But past government targets to protect vulnerable groups by 2010 have already been missed. And under the Coalition, new schemes are weakening protections and passing on responsibility for eradicating fuel poverty onto energy companies with little incentive to end the problem – and less interest. Sam Cordon reports.

Ribble residents fight back against fracking

Article published: Thursday, September 29th 2011

Last week’s announcement that over 200 trillion cubic feet of shale gas could have been discovered deep beneath Lancashire’s Flyde coast sparked giddy expectations of a “gold rush” in the Ribble estuary. But will the find make Blackpool the new Dallas, or is it hot air from an energy company trying to overwhelm opposition to the arrival of ‘fracking’ in the UK? Lisa Ansell reports.

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 [...]