Piccadilly Gardens wall will be staying as plans for redevelopment fall through

Those people who were waiting for the day when that infamous wall at Piccadilly Gardens would be demolished have had their hopes...

Canon Wray’s Sock Appeal for the homeless returns to Manchester Cathedral

The Canon Wray Sock Appeal is back for its fourth year. Manchester Cathedral can find a good home for any pairs of new, warm socks...

Campaign launches to save “Kendals” but do we really love it?

It’s stood on Deansgate since the middle of the nineteenth century,it evokes nostalgic memories of days out,but its future could well be over. As Mike...

Can the new ‘Council for the North’ fuel the Northern Powerhouse?

Is the Northern Powerhouse destined to be remembered as a slogan or a success story? The answer depends on what happens next. The idea...

Comment-The saga of 55 Portland Street

It’s difficult to escape the conclusion that, in Manchester City Centre, consultations are an inconvenient formality to be completed once decisions have been reached....

Local elections-A call to arms in Manchester

The other day I caught a tram, it was eleven o'clock in the morning, the tram was full, people shopping, pensioners on a day...