Downward mobility link to violent crime and self-harm according to major Manchester study

The children of families who fall upon hard times are at significantly greater risk of being involved in violent crime and harming themselves as...

Poorest threatened by move to cashless society, study from Which? reveals

Lower income households and older generations will be hardest hit as bank branch and ATM closures threaten to strip them of vital access to...

16-24 year olds are the loneliest age group according to new BBC survey

A nationwide survey led by The University of Manchester and BBC Radio 4 has found that 16-24 year olds experience loneliness more often and...

Access to British justice increasingly only for the few – Law Society warns ministers

Public access to the justice system has never been so restricted, the Law Society warned today as it filed a hard-hitting submission to government...

Employers say babies are bad for business

Young Women’s Trust, a charity that supports young women on low or no pay, has found that getting pregnant is still holding women back...

Over 14 million people in the UK are living in poverty according to a...

The total number of people living in poverty in the UK is 14.2 million of which 4.5 million are children and 8.4 million are...

New research will investigate children’s educational apps

RESEARCHERS are calling on nurseries and parents of young children to take part in a large study investigating the effectiveness of children’s educational apps. Academics...

Medicinal menagerie, Noah’s Art, launches therapeutic café that serves up lashes of doggy devotion

Dog lovers are being encouraged to help the lonely and depressed in their community by sharing some 'animal magic' at a pop-up cafe in...

Councils have lessons to learn on homelessness says Salford report

A Salford Academic who has studied the impact of new laws giving councils a legal duty to prevent homelessness says lessons now need to be...

Thousands flock to first ever Festival of Manchester

The first ever Festival of Manchester had the crowds buzzing with laughter, excitement, and wonder during a day that saw more than 10,000 flock...

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