Extra pound an hour pledged for thousands of Manchester’s lowest-paid home care staff

Care staff who help some of the city’s most vulnerable or ill people at home with washing, eating and other essential daily tasks, are...

Universal Credit is not delivering its stated aim says Burnham

With the House of Commons debated the controversial Universal Credit scheme, the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has written to all the region's...

‘New’ Brexit deal “designed to fail Northerners”

Senior Liberal Democrats across the North West have warned that Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal is "deliberately designed to fail Northerners". The deal further risks...

Karnage at the council budget meeting

The opening of today’s Manchester City Council meeting to approve next year’s budget descended into farce after a row between City Centre...

May asks for three month extension and will quit if it takes longer

The Prime Minister has requested a three month delay for the Brexit process. In a letter to Donald Tusk, Theresa May says it ‘remains my...

Council underfire as it continues to invest money in the National Speedway Stadium

Manchester Council is being criticised after it was revealed that it will sink a further £85,000 of public money into the failing Belle Vue racing tracks which...

I am acclimatised to living on the streets

As the Beast from the East hit Manchester, you may have noticed that some rough sleepers chose to stay out in the snow even...

New powers proposed to fight terrorism in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack

Plans for the security services enabling them to step in and disrupt terrorist plots earlier after blunders left terrorists free to commit atrocities in...

Keeley slams government proposals of mental health and young people.

Barbara Keeley MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health and MP for Worsley and Eccles,has slammed the government’s Green Paper on and described...

Universal Credit can loosen the grip of poverty, but further reform is needed

Universal Credit has the potential to help families locked in poverty, but the Government must make urgent improvements in its design, funding...