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Time to disinvest?

The lecture halls may have fallen silent, and students disappeared for their summer holidays, but there is still a lot of deep thinking being done in the corridors of power at the University of Manchester (UoM).

Creative community at Salford's Islington Mill

The Alternative? Laura Ager takes a look inside Islington Mill, a unique creative space and arts centre in Ordsall, Salford.

'Manchester Town Hall' by Steve Parkinson

An open letter to Tony Lloyd, Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester

In this open letter, Steady State Manchester’s Mark Burton invites Tony Lloyd, the newly appointed interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, to take steps to redress the democratic deficit in the devolution deal. 

Food insecurity here to stay unless we act

Dr Kingsley Purdam, Elisabeth Garratt and Professor Aneez Esmail of the University of Manchester examine food insecurity in the UK.

Fracking to return to Lancashire?

The return of fracking to Lancashire came a step closer earlier this week when Lancashire County Council planning officers recommended that Cuadrilla should be allowed to conduct test drilling at the Preston New Road site in Fylde.

Manchester's private sector invited to build UK's greenest economy

Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub is urging low carbon and environmental businesses to join its network and help to build the UK's greenest economy.

Award-winning policy framework in Greater Manchester

As Greater Manchester faces the ongoing challenge of austerity measures – the combined authorities are proving they are stronger together - with an award winning procurement framework.

Food Waste Transitions - Collaboration towards a Sustainable Food System

The Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI), University of Manchester, is holding an event in Central London this June to mark the finale of ‘Households, Retailers and Food Waste Transitions’.

SSH Thermal Imaging Photo - ETI

Greater Manchester wins a place in £80m trial of smart heat and energy modelling

A trial of new energy modelling software could help Greater Manchester deliver a ‘master plan’ for sustainable local heating.

A boost for rural businesses in the North West

Lancashire County Council has announced plans to inject £4.6m into rural businesses across Lancashire and Greater Manchester to support employment and encourage economic growth.

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