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 the way of bulldozers

Article published: Friday, March 1st 2013

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

The first cupcake shop on Stockport Road

Article published: Thursday, February 28th 2013

In the first of our series on how migrants have shaped Manchester, Kathrin Ohlmann reports on the changing face of Levenshulme high street.

Who benefits from First Street’s regeneration?

Article published: Monday, August 20th 2012

Ask Developments, in partnership with Manchester City Council, aim to develop a 20 acre site surrounding Number One First Street, located in one of the quieter patches of the city centre opposite the former Haçienda. Their vision is to create a neighbourhood with a “compelling blend of culture, leisure, retail and office space” to attract investment at a time of economic uncertainty.

Featured interview: Paul Salveson and Northern devolution

Article published: Tuesday, May 29th 2012

Named after the suffragette, socialist and Independent Labour Party activist, the Hannah Mitchell foundation was launched to campaign for “democratic socialism in the North”, rooted in “ethical socialist traditions of mutuality, co-operation, community and internationalism.” Andrew Bowman caught up with the foundation’s general secretary Paul Salveson to explore their ideas for devolution in the North of England of the UK’s notoriously centralised state.

Cuts take at least £1 billion from Greater Manchester – and there’s much worse to come

Article published: Tuesday, January 17th 2012

At least £1 billion in public spending was cut from the “city region” of Greater Manchester and Warrington over the last year, according to University of Manchester researchers. The study, carried out for Radio 4, anticipates a total of £10 billion to be slashed from the area over the next four years as part of the government’s austerity drive.