Manchester food co-op offers growing alternative to industrial agribusiness

Article published: Saturday, July 6th 2013

A not-for-profit organic food co-operative bringing together local organic growers and buyers are raising money to bring locally-sourced, environmentally friendly and affordable grub to Manchester as an alternative to global agribusinesses.

Low wages make Manchester Europe’s top tax-attractive city for businesses

Article published: Thursday, September 27th 2012

Multi-billion pound auditing firm KPMG has praised Manchester for being the most tax-attractive city in Europe thanks to its low wages and cheap property values.

Twisted Wheel to be demolished

Article published: Saturday, July 28th 2012

Legends, one of the city’s major alternative LGBTQ venues and once home to the famous Northern Soul club Twisted Wheel, is to be demolished to make way for a hotel.

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.

Street artists strike against advertising in run up to Olympics

Article published: Wednesday, July 18th 2012

Artworks protesting against the advertising industry have been pasted over eight billboards across Manchester as part of a subvertising campaign taking place throughout the UK.

Confirmed: Kro 2 WILL be another Tesco

Article published: Monday, June 18th 2012

Rumours of plans to turn Oxford Road’s Kro 2 restaurant into a Tesco have been confirmed with the publishing of a licensing application on Manchester City Council’s website.

Solidarity demo held as six Kro 2 occupiers arrested

Article published: Monday, March 19th 2012

Dozens held a solidarity demonstration outside the disused Kro 2 restaurant earlier today following the arrest of six activists who occupied the site in protest against anti-squatting laws and what protestors call “the corporate takeover” of central Manchester.