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Fans have already set up a GoFundMe page to help save the club. You can donate here:
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The Meteor 18h
Century-old Droylsden FC announce their resignation from the Northern Premier League. Chairman David Pace described it as 'the most difficult decision he has ever had to make' Closure of club facilities and loss of sponsors had damaged the club's finances.
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ALL FM 96.9 Aug 5
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The Meteor Aug 5
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and children’s commissioner of England answered Media Club mini-reporters’ questions in live press conferences and encouraged them to keep trying to have their voices heard.
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Sarah Townsend Aug 4
Thank you for the reprint and credit of our interview with of
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openDemocracy Aug 2
Hi Twitter, You may not know this, but openDemocracy has a free, fortnightly email news update on how governments around the world are using the pandemic as an excuse to restrict our rights. Its called DemocracyWatch >
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salford star mag Aug 1
How democracy was helped to be born on Kersal Moor Salford
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“Tasers should be abolished” say authors of Resistance Lab report which shows Greater Manchester Police increased their use by 73% in a year.
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The Meteor Jul 31
Concerns around this year's A-level and GCSE predicted grade system, following the cancellation of exams due to Covid-19, have highlighted wider systemic issues of bias and inequality in the UK education system.
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Greater Manchester Housing Action Jul 29
. on whats on the agenda of the planning committee tomorrow. 🔹 No affordable housing 🔹 No S106 payments for affordable housing off-site 🔹 Developments incl. co-living, a UK first 🔹 Residents + councillors oppose Who is Manchester for?
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The Meteor Jul 29
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3/ Renaker proposes two 51 storey skyscrapers between Deansgate and Mancunian Way: - 855 apartments + 389 space car park - Valued at £330 mil. £37 mil profit - No affordable housing but includes £4.7 for an on-site park and £1.75 for a new school.
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The Meteor Jul 29
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2/ 'Union T1' & 'T2' near Granada Studios. Vita Group are proposing two 32 & 36 storey 'co-living' blocks: - 1,676 bed spaces - All studios, 1 & 2 bed apartments breach space guidelines - Valued at £220 mil. £36 mil profit - No affordable housing or planning contributions
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The Meteor Jul 29
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1/ Developer Downing Living proposes 2,224 bed 'co-living' scheme at First Street: - Four 10-45 storey towers - 875 studios breach living space guidelines - Valued at £320 mil. £45 mil profit - No affordable housing or planning contributions
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The Meteor Jul 29
Manchester's Planning Committee returns and four huge developments are on the table. Co-living towers, some of which breach national guidelines on livable space and a 51 storey skyscraper with no affordable housing, are to be decided on.
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The Meteor Jul 28
In this Friends Of The Meteor piece, Place North West editor Sarah Townsend interviews Louise Wyman, strategic director of growth and development at Manchester City Council, on her plans for development in the city
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The Meteor Jul 25
Workers outside Council-owned Manchester Airport At least 70 'self-employed' contractors for JCK Ltd laid off during COVID-19. Also allegations swirling about unsafe conditions, bullying and blacklisting of members
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World Basic Income Jul 21
Join us for our international webinar next week (30th July, 3pm), which explores how we can tackle the climate emergency and extreme poverty simultaenously.
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Open Data Manchester Jul 20
Do you want confidence working with data? Do you want to use data to better inform what you do? Whatever your data skills, wherever you are, we invite you to join us & in August for our first Virtual Data Expedition! More info:
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The Meteor Jul 21
Exam invigilator Steve Hanson reveals the lockdown induced ordeal he has been through at the University of , and questions why it took over 100 days for invigilators to find out that they were not eligible for any compensation.
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Richard Murphy Jul 21
UK borrowing soars to quarterly record to fight coronavirus crisis Can I correct this? The UK gov't did not increase its borrowing last quarter. All of its deficit was covered by the Bank of England using QE. In fact, debt went down, not up as a result
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