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.

“Heritage Hostage” art exhibit held on saving landmark London Road Fire Station from disuse

Article published: Thursday, August 22nd 2013

A campaign to rescue the “iconic” London Road Fire Station from disuse will host an exhibition featuring art, workshops and discussions this August bank holiday weekend on what the building could become if it was restored.

Salford Star goes on strike in protest against council “intransigence”

Article published: Thursday, May 30th 2013

Community magazine Salford Star has gone on strike in protest against Salford City Council blocking information.

Situation critical at Ancoats Dispensary

Article published: Friday, April 26th 2013

A fightback to save the derelict but much-loved Ancoats Dispensary has won a “thirteenth hour” stay of execution after councillors delayed its demolition.

Levenshulme in pictures: march to save the Arcadia

Article published: Tuesday, April 23rd 2013

Levenshulme campaigners took the fight to save their services to the streets once again on Sunday in a march against the proposed closure of their historic Arcadia sports centre.

VIDEO: Victorious baths campaigners host “pop up” library in Piccadilly Gardens

Article published: Sunday, March 31st 2013

A new public library appeared for the afternoon on the lawns of Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens.