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Britain needs a New Deal-esque pledge in next weeks Autumn Budget

Why Big Lip needs to pull the ‘magic money tree’ out of his arse and deliver before we’ve had it.

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Universal Credit – the flagship Tory welfare timebomb that students need to get clued up on

Final year students need to look now at their circumstances and understand what hardship could lie in wait for them if the Tories don’t halt and fix this cruelly designed replacement of Jobseekers Allowance.

Photo: Miika Silfverberg @ Flickr

The case for the second coming of steam in Britain

Matt Wynne isn’t talking about trains: a mass building programme of public steam rooms across the country is one way to tackle social isolation, increases in mental health illness, and could forge a new sense of community ethos

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Review: Aziz Ibrahim – Lahore to Longsight

Longsight born Aziz Ibrahim brings home an enticing life story of origin, identity and culture – brought together by the support of a live orchestra and an incredible collection of archived film footage of life in 1950’s Britain and India.

Photo: Aziz Ibrahim

Gig Preview: Upclose: Manchester Camerata & Aziz Ibrahim: Lahore to Longsight

A story of his father, torn between the cultures of his home Pakistan and inner-city Manchester

Photo: David Dixon @Geograph

Manchester Black cab drivers protest ‘illegal out of town’ drivers

Deregulation of licensing regulation has damaged the incomes of Manchester taxi drivers

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In solidarity with university staff over job cuts

Stand against cruel and unnecessary staff redundancies

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Review: When Both Sides Surrender

The 2011 riots are dramatised to tremendous effect, an excellent production by a local Manchester theatre