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...

No Fault divorce is a much needed reform says Manchester lawyer

The Ministry of Justice has announced today that current UK divorce law is to be reformed in a bid to help reduce family conflict...

Twitter can counter rather than spread fake news

A new study which analysed tweets in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire has found that social media can be a great platform for...

12 Childline counselling sessions a day for child sexual exploitation

Childline's  Annual Review released today shows the charity delivered 4,500 counselling sessions around child sexual exploitation in 2018/19, a 16% increase on the previous...

Fewer people are giving to charity following recent scandals

The number of people in the UK regularly giving to charity has declined for the third year in a row, according to the largest...

Researchers lay down guidelines for making Manchester an ‘Age-Friendly’ city

New recommendations on making Manchester’s neighbourhoods more ‘age-friendly’ where older people can live in good security, enjoy good health and feel a sense of...

Youth Service engaging young people halves anti-social behaviour in Droylsden

A PILOT project to tackle youth nuisance in Droylsden is being rolled out across Tameside after helping reduce anti-social behaviour (ASB) by half. Tameside Council’s...

Study finds alarming evidence of severe mental health problems, substance dependence and alcohol misuse...

A new study has found alarming evidence of severe mental health problems, substance dependence and alcohol misuse amongst homeless population. Researchers analysed routinely collected datasets...

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...

Appeal for families to host Chinese exchange students

FAMILIES in Manchester are being invited to welcome Chinese students into their home as 1,000 young people visit this summer to learn about life...