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
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
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
On the road with Attila the Stockbroker
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
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
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
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
Sunset Nebula + Desert Mountain Tribe + Throw Down BonesGullivers, Manchester4/5
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
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.