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.

Patient safety fears as council slashes health watchdog funding

Article published: Friday, March 1st 2013

Concerns are mounting over patient safety following severe cuts to Manchester’s independent health watchdog.

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.

Slum city: how Manchester will be hammered by welfare reforms

Article published: Tuesday, February 5th 2013

The Economist magazine might list Manchester in the top 50 most expensive cities in the world, but the Coalition government’s welfare reforms will see an explosion in homelessness, debt and slum landlords.

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.

“We’re going to bomb your home in five minutes”

Article published: Monday, November 19th 2012

Many in Manchester will know Adie Mormech as the friendly guy that worked on the Oxford Road bookstall, always quick with a smile regardless of the Manchester rain. He’s a long way from our streets now, preoccupied with Gaza’s far more dangerous skies.

Manchester by-election interviews: Tom Dylan, Green Party

Article published: Wednesday, November 14th 2012

In the final interview for the Manchester Central by-election series, Beth Knowles interviews Tom Dylan, candidate for the Green Party.