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  • Manchester councillors reject ‘free TTIP zone’ call

    MANCHESTER councillors refused yesterday to declare the city a TTIP and Ceta-free zone, snubbing a call from local residents.

    Campaigners had asked council to oppose the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States, and the...

    Saturday 12th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Doors open for Manchester’s new law centre

    THE doors finally opened this week on Manchester’s answer the vicious Tory cuts to legal aid.

    Moss Side’s Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) will offer free legal advice and representation for people denied it, especially those disproportionately hit by the cuts,...

    Thursday 27th Oct 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Activists mourn death of democracy if Ceta passes

    CAMPAIGNERS in Manchester are staging a “funeral for democracy” today as the European Union continues its bid to sell out popular sovereignty to transnational corporations.

    Stop TTIP Manchester is holding its protest in solidarity with Wallonia, Belgium, which is standing...

    Thursday 27th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • The charge of the butcher brigade: Remember the victims

    Though they were cut down in 1819, CHARLOTTE HUGHES says their cause is still relevant today

    Wednesday 17th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Burnham chosen for mayor race

    ANDY BURNHAM will be Labour’s candidate for mayor of Greater Manchester next year, while MEP Sion Simon is the party’s choice for mayor of the West Midlands region including Birmingham and Coventry.

    Both are odds-on favourites to win next May’s elections for the new...

    Wednesday 10th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Pause for thought on the innocents used as a weapon of war

    On Corporation Street

    HOME, Manchester


    JUNE 15, 1996, was a glorious day. Manchester was buzzing. Then, just after 11.15, a huge explosion changed the city forever.

    That momentous event and its aftermath is the subject of Dublin-based theatre company...

    Thursday 16th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Ministers are ‘short-changing Manchester’

    MINISTERS are short-changing Manchester to the tune of £1 billion with plans to impose a new devolved mayoral system of local government, mayoral hopeful Andy Burnham said yesterday.

    Tory “devo-Manc” plans would hand over responsibilities and financial governance of...

    Monday 30th May 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Burnham to go for Greater Manchester mayor

    ANDY BURNHAM confirmed yesterday that he will stand in the Greater Manchester mayoral election.

    The shadow home secretary was speaking after a Twitter blunder prematurely revealed his ambitions with the appearance of a @Andy4Manchester handle.

    However, the runner-up in the...

    Thursday 19th May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Quaile story makes for vibrant theatre

    Dare To Be Free, Manchester Mechanics Institute, Manchester M1

    Manchester trade union May Day’s festival saw the premiere of a new play about the life and work of pioneering trade unionist Mary Quaile.

    It opens with two waitresses — played by Rachel...

    Saturday 14th May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Seagulls on my mind

    On the road with Attila the Stockbroker

    Saturday 14th May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Arts