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  • 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

  • Lawyers club together to overcome legal aid cuts


    LAWYERS reacted to the government’s butchery of legal aid by clubbing together yesterday to launch their own law centre offering support to those in need.

    The lawyers in Manchester hope to inspire others across Britain to do the same to restore access to legal advice to people...

    Saturday 30th Apr 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Theatre: Endgame


    HOME, Manchester

    IN A world consumed by war, destruction, cruelty and homelessness, with millions of destitute souls wandering the earth searching for a little humanity, you may well wonder about the meaning of life.

    No surprise, then, that Samuel Beckett’s dystopian...

    Wednesday 2nd Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • 100 staff sacked without notice as firm goes bust


    MORE than 100 warehouse and distribution workers in Greater Manchester have been sacked without notice and told by their employer to apply to the government for redundancy pay.

    The 104 staff at Star Perfumes in Salford held a mass meeting on Tuesday night, organised by general union...

    Thursday 25th Feb 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Manchester: Pro-Corbyn Sadler wins by-election with 65%


    A JEREMY CORBYN supporter won a Manchester City Council by-election late on Thursday with a massive increase in Labour’s share of the vote.

    The Higher Blackley by-election, called after a Labour councillor resigned for family reasons, returned Paula Sadler with 65.3 per cent.

    ...

    Saturday 20th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Cheap gig with class acts is a Manchester model worth following


    Sunset Nebula + Desert Mountain Tribe + Throw
    Down Bones
    Gullivers, Manchester
    4/5

    IN MANY ways this gig was like going back in time. A ticket price below £10 and a venue with a proper bar rather than a temporary plastic one had punters happy from the outset....

    Saturday 13th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Arts

  • Manchester: IPCC will look into ‘brutality’ claims


    THE police watchdog is to investigate claims by an arrested man that he was the victim of “brutality” while in custody.

    Footage of Neville Edwards being restrained in a cell at Longsight police station in Manchester was shown during a trial at Manchester Crown Court.

    ...

    Saturday 13th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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