Wildlife Walk: Community fight back against airport plans to concrete former greenbelt

Article published: Thursday, November 1st 2012

Locals and activists will take part in a Wildlife Walk in protest against the development of former greenbelt land on this Saturday 3rd November, as part of the Stop Expansion at Manchester Airport (SEMA) campaign.

Platt Fields protection group to consider future of festivals

Article published: Friday, July 27th 2012

The park conservation group Friends of Platt Fields will hold an open meeting this Saturday to debate whether the South Manchester park can sustain the impact of hosting large events without more done to care for it.

Global justice activists call for move “beyond charity”

Article published: Thursday, July 19th 2012

Activists from African trade unions and third world debt campaign groups will tomorrow speak at a meeting in Manchester held to debate how we can move past charity and connect with global struggles for justice.

Ryanair marketing stall ejected by students

Article published: Saturday, October 29th 2011

Ryanair had to cancel a marketing event at the University of Manchester Students Union earlier this week after students dismantled their promotional stall in protest against the company’s record on the environment and workers’ rights.

Last chance to have your say on Chat Moss

Article published: Friday, October 21st 2011

Nearly 50 years after permission was first granted to extract peat from Chat Moss, both Salford and Wigan Council refused on environmental grounds to renew William Sinclair Horticulture Ltd’s licence to continue extraction. Sinclair has appealed the decision to both councils, and a Public Inquiry has been launched to decide on the 10,000 year old moss land’s future.

Manchester climate activists join global day of action

Article published: Monday, September 26th 2011

Environmental activists staged a rooftop protest in the city centre on Saturday morning as part of a global  day of action against reliance on fossil fuels, hanging a huge banner from the top of Shudehill multi-storey car park. The banner – five metres high and 20 metres long – read ‘Climate Change Kills’; a message […]

‘Landmark’ decision on peat extraction at Chat Moss

Article published: Friday, July 1st 2011

Salford City Council’s Planning and Transport Regulatory Panel unanimously refused to allow the continued extraction of peat at Chat Moss at its meeting on Thursday 30 June 2011. The case has been hailed as a “landmark decision” which may set a precedent for other similar cases on peat extraction elsewhere in the country. Councillor Derek Antrobus, […]