Manchester

Fraternity, solidarity and the spirit of 1945

28 May 2017 9:00

My father worked as a fire warden during the Blitz, trying to contain the damage done by the Luftwaffe, and…

Watch: Andrew Neil’s This Week monologue – ‘the time for rhetoric is over’

26 May 2017 11:57

In the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, the BBC’s This Week has kicked off with a…

Will Corbyn’s supporters blame their election defeat on the Manchester attack?

25 May 2017 16:30

The Manchester murders have given British politics its first conspiracy theory with a grain of truth in it. It may…

Why Islamists are obsessed with controlling young girls

24 May 2017 14:06

When the pictures of the dead came in, it was hard to take, even from a distance. There was Georgina…

The Manchester bombing: what the papers say

24 May 2017 8:23

The ‘cruel’ attack in Manchester is ‘more proof’ that the ‘liberal West shelters hate-filled enemies set on destroying our way…

UK terror threat level raised to ‘critical’, soldiers deployed to the streets

23 May 2017 22:57

In her second statement of the day, Theresa May has announced that the national terror threat level has been raised…

The Manchester attack is especially vile but we must go on

23 May 2017 15:25

The first victim named was from Lancashire, the second an eight-year old girl. Two girls from the isle of Barra…

Theresa May condemns ‘callous’ Manchester attack, full statement

23 May 2017 11:47

I have just chaired a meeting of the government’s emergency committee COBR, where we discussed the details of – and…

House prices boosted by tram routes

15 May 2017 12:21

In the wake of Friday’s international cyber attack, it was logical to assume that yesterday’s complete shutdown of the Manchester…

Andy Burnham and ‘posh coffee’ – a brief history

17 April 2017 23:05

This evening, Andy Burnham has whipped social media into a frenzy after the Labour MP decided to wade into ‘barista-gate’.…

It’s not grim up North: Manchester tops UK cities for house price growth

24 March 2017 12:45

‘Northern Powerhouse fires up house prices in Manchester’ shouts one headline. ‘Manchester is at the centre of Britain’s property boom’…

Pity the Co-op: bank reports fifth consecutive year of losses

9 March 2017 12:44

If you’re a Manchester resident, you’ll be familiar with the all-singing, all-dancing, brand-spanking-new Co-op headquarters. In much the same way…

Andy Burnham named as Labour’s Manchester Mayoral candidate

9 August 2016 11:53

Andy Burnham has won the race to be named as Labour’s candidate in the Manchester Mayoral race. The shadow home…

The Government must do more to ensure the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ becomes a lasting legacy

1 June 2016 9:00

The recent Queen’s speech, along with the growing divisions in the Conservative Party over the EU referendum, have focused attention…

Can Andy Burnham actually win Greater Manchester’s mayoral election?

20 May 2016 12:29

After months of local campaigning, backbiting and press releasing, the Greater Manchester mayoral election has finally piqued the national attention. Andy…

Why I’m in love with Róisín Murphy

19 November 2015 16:59

Róisín Murphy, the Irish singer-songwriter, is currently touring Europe with her Mercury Prize-shortlisted new album, Hairless Toys. The album, with its…

The Conservatives are strategising regional media out of the grid – and it won’t help their cause

23 April 2015 15:02

This has, I think we can all agree, been the most stage-managed election ever. Nobody on a soap box, no…

Will Gordon Brown’s critics finally admit he was right about al-Qaeda’s ‘major terrorist plot’?

9 March 2015 13:48

There are not many things to celebrate about Gordon Brown’s time in office. He was a vilified leader; often quite…

Caption Ed Miliband and see Alex Salmond’s face in the Halloween pumpkins

1 November 2014 14:38

Even the po-faced Associated Press (video above) couldn’t but describe as ‘toe-curling’ Ed Miliband’s encounter with a homeless hijabi. Pundits agree…

Could a northern ‘supercity’ rebalance Britain’s economy?

21 June 2014 13:43

George Osborne is drawing up plans for a northern ‘supercity’, in the hope that it might rival London and rebalance…

One Yorkshireman’s commendable bid for freedom

13 February 2014 9:14

Richard Milburn, a burglar, broke out of Kirkham Prison near Preston because he was sick to the back teeth of…

Could we move all politicians to Manchester?

4 February 2014 14:32

The Ukip candidate for Wythenshawe and Sale East has come up with a rather interesting idea: he wants to move…

To fix the north-south divide, revive the Council of the North!

28 January 2014 15:32

These, ranked from first to tenth, are the urban areas in Britain with the highest average weekly earnings in 2012:…

The mosaic bees in Manchester's Town Hall that symbolise hard work and co-operation.

The clever councils keeping localism in vogue

4 October 2013 11:20

One of the problems with localism is that it sounds very grand and clever in opposition, and then turns out…

Conservative conference: Tuesday fringe guide

1 October 2013 8:50

Every morning throughout party conference season, we’ll be providing our pick of the fringe events on Coffee House. It’s the…