Why do Manchester and Salford need an alternative press? Debate on Tue 25 February 2014

Article published: Thursday, February 20th 2014

The Manchester and Salford Branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) kindly hosts a debate on the past and future of MULE and the local independent press.

We’ll be back soon…

Article published: Friday, February 14th 2014

MULE is in hibernation and looking to relaunch soon. Do you want to be involved as a writer or editor? Get in touch: editor@themule.info. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Higher education unions strike at universities in Manchester and Salford

Article published: Wednesday, October 30th 2013

Higher education unions UCU, Unite and UNISON are to hold a one-day strike at Manchester’s two main universities and Salford University. The action on Thursday 31 October, which is the first ever coordinated strike between the three unions, reflects increasing dissatisfaction with yearly below-inflation pay offers from the employers, amounting to a 13 per cent cut in real wages in the last five years.

Campaigners launch petition to ban plastic bags

Article published: Wednesday, October 16th 2013

A petition to ban plastic bags in the Manchester area has been launched this month.

UK Uncut protestors block off Deansgate to oppose legal aid cuts

Article published: Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Manchester UK Uncut blocked a section of road on Deansgate near the magistrates’ courts during a protest against the Coalition’s proposed changes to legal aid last Saturday, 5 October.

Manchester day care centre closures confirmed

Article published: Thursday, September 5th 2013

Two day centres for adults with learning disabilities and other care needs are to close after councillors on a Manchester City Council scrutiny committee voted against kicking a “call-in” of the decision back to Town Hall chiefs for reconsideration.

“Devastating” day centre cuts for Manchester’s elderly and disabled challenged at council

Article published: Wednesday, September 4th 2013

A “devastating” decision to close two Manchester City Council day care centres for adults with learning disabilities has been “called in” for scrutiny following outrage from carers.