Protests as council rubber-stamps another £80m in cuts

Article published: Sunday, March 10th 2013

Manchester City Council voted for £80 million cuts and 900 job losses over the next two years as council leader Sir Richard Leese warned that austerity could last beyond 2018.

Books fit for heroes: residents vow to save Fallowfield library

Article published: Sunday, February 10th 2013

A popular library in a “homes fit for heroes” Fallowfield council estate built after World War I is threatened with closure – but locals say they’ll fight to keep it.

Levy occupation to Manchester: join us

Article published: Saturday, February 9th 2013

R.I.P. public services? A mass “die in” and march blocked Levenshulme’s roads today as local families fresh from the occupation of their threatened library refused to take the cuts lying down.

Withington marches…as speakers warn of wider cuts

Article published: Sunday, February 3rd 2013

Families marched in their hundreds on Saturday against the closure of Withington’s swimming pool. Up to 400 demonstrated, as speakers from the trade union Unite and the Save Levenshulme Baths campaign warned the crowd of major cuts across the entire city.

Demonstration planned as tree climbing protestors occupy Alexandra Park

Article published: Friday, February 1st 2013

Manchester City Council’s plans to fell what protesters claim could be up to 400 trees in Alexandra Park have been challenged by local residents since they were unveiled in December 2012. Despite this, felling went ahead before being halted this week by local opponents who have occupied the park to make themselves heard.

South Manchester gears up for another weekend of saving services

Article published: Friday, February 1st 2013

Demonstrators intend a repeat tomorrow of last weekend’s mass baths protests with a march on Saturday against the planned closure of Withington Leisure Centre.

Swimmers strip to save their baths

Article published: Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Residents stripped down to their swimwear this weekend as up to 800 people protested against swimming bath closures in Withington and Levenshulme.