Friday, 27 September 2013
Saturday, 7 September 2013
Let Our Councils Franchise Rail Services and they'll save £20mCouncillors in Greater Manchester have joined other northern councils in drawing up a plan to convince ministers to let them take charge of train franchising.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Kate is challenging the government’s proposal to remove the duty for local authorities to report air quality figures and potential associated health risks.The proposal comes after Tory minister Eric Pickles ignored local concerns over a proposal to add an incinerator's emissions to the air above Davyhulme, Lostock and Stretford, already deemed to be overly polluted. Mr Pickles wants councils to stop measuring air quality.
|Why is Eric so keen on Pollutors|
Monday, 13 May 2013
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Friday, 10 May 2013
“He's left United the biggest and most successful club in the world and we're so proud of Sir Alex in Gorse Hill.”
Mike Cordingley, a season ticket holder at City, agreed; "Undoubtedly the best manager there's ever been.".
And Laurence Walsh added: "And a big Labour man too. Thank you Sir Alex."
PS - So is David Moyes!
Read more in Messenger
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Nearly six children A DAY took up smoking in Manchester during the last year, according to Cancer Research UK figures.In fact, more than 10,000 children across the Greater Manchester area took up the habit in 2012.
Alison Cox, Tobacco Control Lead for Cancer Research UK, said that they are pushing for legislation which will drastically change the design of cigarette packs. This, she hopes, will deglamorise cigarettes in the eyes of children. “Children find a dull looking cigarette pack a turn off whereas they find a colourful, glitzy, well designed pack interesting,” she said.
Read more in Mancunian Matters
Saturday, 27 April 2013
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Jane Baugh is so right that the ending of the enforcement team in Trafford is going to lead to more pictures like this. The Tories need to stop their trivial set-up photoshoots with supporters (can't call them activists) and change their plans now.
Friday, 26 April 2013
Supporters nominate Old Trafford as an asset of community value to protect it from its current or future owners selling the stadium.
Read more on Republic of Mancunia Supporters' site.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Friday, 19 April 2013
Sunday 28th April 2013
It's going to be difficult to drive through Stretford and Gorse Hill whilst the Greater Manchester Marathon is being run. We're advising residents to plan their journeys and to walk or cycle on that day if feasible.
More information is available on the marathon's website
Saturday, 2 February 2013
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Friday, 1 February 2013
People in low-paid jobs and those on benefits who currently pay little or no council tax will be hit with increased bills within months in three out of four local authorities, it has emerged.
Most councils have decided to reduce the council tax benefit available for residents on low incomes after central government imposed a 10 per cent cut on the total subsidy budget. At present 3.2 million working-age households receive such support.
This is a huge issue for parents in Trafford. Again and again I hear reports of families left without the services they need, parents fighting to get a statement of special needs, and worries about the future as children’s needs change as they grow older.
Recently, Trafford Council’s been consulting on its SEN provision. The government’s also due to bring forward new legislation to improve the “local offer” to families with disabled children.Read more on Kate's Blog
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