Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region Mayors Urge MPs to Back Hillsborough Law

ON the eve of the 33rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, in which 97 men, women and children were unlawfully killed, Andy Burnham, Mayor...

An uncertain future lies ahead for theatre freelancers, Manchester research reveals

Many theatre freelancers from across the UK fear their future is uncertain due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, research suggests. Research project Freelancers...

Sky to tackle digital inequality and enhance skills of 250,000 people with £10m fund

Sky have announced an ambitious new goal to tackle digital inequality and provide support to a quarter of a million digitally excluded people through...

The two-child limit on social security benefits has had little effect on fertility

Does cutting benefits for low-income families with children reduce fertility? When George Osborne announced the two-child limit on social security benefits, he said the...

Manchester study-Pandemic ‘shielding’ led to two-fold rise in depressive symptoms in over 50s

Older people who were shielding throughout the pandemic were nearly twice as likely to experience depressive symptoms compared to those who were not, even...

Footballers and celebrities popular with under-18s will be banned from gambling ads

Gambling advertisements in Britain will be banned from using a celebrity who has a strong appeal to those aged under 18, an official committee...

Citizens Advice has for the third month in a row broken its bleak record...

Citizens Advice has for the third month in a row broken its bleak record for providing crisis support. In March 2022 so far, the charity...

Manchester praised for its progress in tackling rough sleeping in international report

Manchester have made significant progress in tackling street homelessness but a move away from a “one-size-fits-all” approach is needed to tackle the problem globally,...

Government must get a grip of the cost-of-living crisis and increase public sector pay

Public sector pay must be increased and the government has to introduce new measures to give emergency help for hard-pressed people as calamitous new...

Scientists find that the impact of social media on wellbeing varies across adolescence

Girls and boys might be more vulnerable to the negative effects of social media use at different times during their adolescence, say an international...