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The Impact of Reclaim the Night

The Impact of Reclaim the Night

Rebecca Rommen examines the impact of this year’s Reclaim the Night march, with around 3,500 people taking part, and how it successfully shines a light on the topic of night-time safety.
Manchester to use Finnish homelessness model to tackle epidemic

Manchester to use Finnish homelessness model to tackle epidemic

The ‘Housing First’ model seeks to eliminate causes of homelessness while the council ponders plans to introduce a £100 fine for rough sleeping
City council is guilty of anti-social behaviour

City council is guilty of anti-social behaviour

Sophie Marriott argues that the legislation to fine homeless people in Manchester for ‘Anti-Social Behaviour’ is archaic and misguided.
Manchester transport faces a north-south divide, say councillors

Manchester transport faces a north-south divide, say councillors

North Manchester is being disproportionately affected by failures in local transport
A balancing act: Manchester City Council’s 2019/2020 budget released

A balancing act: Manchester City Council’s 2019/2020 budget released

Manchester City Council’s draft budget for 2019/2020 set to balance austerity and spending on social services as it meets a three year plan
Blow for Burnham as homeless shelter closes due to electrical issues

Blow for Burnham as homeless shelter closes due to electrical issues

The shelter opened in November to kick off Burnham’s flagship ‘Bed Every Night’ scheme but was forced to close on Christmas Eve as a result of electrical problems
A Smarter Manchester: How the City is Embracing Smart Technology

A Smarter Manchester: How the City is Embracing Smart Technology

The CityVerve project is led by Manchester Council, Cisco, and Manchester Science Partnerships and is set to transform the way Mancunians interact with their city and environment
Nine ‘rogue’ taxi drivers caught in Manchester city centre

Nine ‘rogue’ taxi drivers caught in Manchester city centre

The operation – Operation Aztec – was carried out by Manchester City Council’s Licensing Team alongside Greater Manchester Police
Leeds chosen for Channel 4’s new HQ over Manchester

Leeds chosen for Channel 4’s new HQ over Manchester

The broadcaster has also chosen Bristol and Glasgow to house two new creative hubs
Cost of new arts venue, The Factory, rises by almost £20m

Cost of new arts venue, The Factory, rises by almost £20m

The cost of construction for the new arts centre will rise by almost £20m, taking the budget to a total of £130m
Designs revealed for 200th anniversary Peterloo Memorial

Designs revealed for 200th anniversary Peterloo Memorial

The first dedicated monument to the tragedy will be unveiled in August 2019
State of the City report discusses plans to move students out of Fallowfield

State of the City report discusses plans to move students out of Fallowfield

The annual ‘State of the City’ report focuses on a range of factors, from the council moving students out of Fallowfield, to statistics relating to International and Graduate students.
Langdale Hall expansions opposed by local community

Langdale Hall expansions opposed by local community

A proposal to build six ‘townhouses’ with 36 bedrooms for students in Victoria Park has been turned down by Manchester City Council after opposition from nearby residents
Homelessness: A personal account

Homelessness: A personal account

One year on from Manchester City Council’s revised vision on tackling homelessness, I asked if any productive changes been made. Sean Proudman, who has been homeless for four years, spoke about his experience of rough sleeping and the support he has received.
Five tips to help you get reading again

Five tips to help you get reading again

Conor McCarthy gives his advice for those looking to get back into book

Most-feared Fallowfield streets undergo crime inspection

“What is more crippling than crime is the fear of crime”, Councillor tells The Mancunion as authorities carry out a ‘Street MOT’ on the five streets most-feared by students

Multiple Fallowfield venues breach planning licenses

The Font, Revolution, and Venice Pizza have been breaching the terms of their planning permissions for years, and have not changed since being served notices by Manchester City Council

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

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

Manchester to be carbon neutral by 2050

Manchester City Council has outlined its intentions for the city to be run entirely on green energy within the next 35 years

Council fails in Ark court bid

A case brought by the Council against the homeless residents of the Ark for breaching an injunction against pitching tents in protest has been thrown out of court

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