‘Working Together’: new research project aims to engage autistic community

Article published: Saturday, November 7th 2015

Researchers at the University of Manchester are appealing to members of the local autism community to participate in a series of workshops aiming to encourage people with the condition to take an active role in shaping the research.

‘Leader’ of Manchester Angels removed from ‘The Sock Exchange’

Article published: Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

Homeless rights activists have disposed of their self-appointed leader Wesley Hall. The revolution within a revolution is an attempt to end the damage being done to the homeless rights movement by Hall’s questionable character and ‘leadership.’ Manchester Angels founder and ‘leader’, Wesley Hall, has been kicked out of the squatted Stock Exchange building on Norfolk […]

A locked-out generation: young people in the housing crisis

Article published: Sunday, November 1st 2015

The housing crisis means that more and more young people are struggling to buy their own homes. The Prime Minister’s expansion of the Right to Buy scheme intends to turn the increasing number of young tenants from Generation Rent into “Generation Buy”, as indicated in his speech to the Tory party conference. Will it work?

Halloween creatures invade Manchester early: chance to win two tickets to the Illuminaughty Halloween party!

Article published: Monday, October 26th 2015

A heavy mist suddenly falls on a darkened Manchester hiding from sight unspeakably hideous creatures. Drums can be heard in the distance lulling you into a hypnotic trance, the work of witches and daemons no doubt. Or perhaps Voodoo ring masters, descending onto the city streets armed with psychedelic beats banged out by their armies of musical Goblins possessed with the desire for mischief and fun. It must be that time of year again; it can only be the Illuminaughty Halloween party.

Science Slam: a synergy of science and poetry transcends expectations

Article published: Sunday, October 25th 2015

Poetry and science are two things generally not associated with each other, in fact if you joined the two in a word association test you would be one step closer to a chemical cosh and your very own padded cell. However the audience attending the Science Slam at the packed out Nexus Art Cafe Thursday night will never again doubt the validity of the two pursuits being combined; though I can’t rule out they may end up bouncing of the walls of a padded cell at some time in the future.

Seeds of resistance sown at housing crisis event in Salford

Article published: Wednesday, October 21st 2015

A Manchester Housing Action event took place in Salford on Sunday 18, aiming to bring together local people and groups working to find solutions to the housing crisis. The free public event included contributions from Generation Rent, The Radical Housing Network and Focus E15.

Housing crisis: when does a crisis become a disaster?

Article published: Friday, October 16th 2015

Greater Manchester is being hard hit by the housing crisis just like the rest of the country. Tory incompetence in housing policy is pushing many people to the brink of homelessness, while more fall over that precipice every day.