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Opportunity for all? We have a plan for Greater Manchester

We forecast 200,000 new jobs for the people of Greater Manchester in the next two decades and we need a spatial plan that meets that level of ambition.

Primary pupils connect with their history

Raichael Lock of MEEN on their HLF project with two local schools exploring industrial heritage and the local environment.

Content is King… and Queen and Jack and all the Aces

An opinion piece by Dr Jessica Symons, University of Salford, drawing insight from attendance at a Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar: Creative industries in England - regional growth, funding models and policy priorities.

The University of Manchester celebrates making a difference

The University of Manchester’s annual Making a Difference Awards took place on Wednesday 11 May in the University’s Whitworth Hall.

A Young Citizens’ Assembly

Led by the Politics Project, young people are getting the chance to produce their own agenda for Greater Manchester

Laura Ager speaks to Kolyn Amor, contributor to the Gothic Manchester festival

Crafting the Weird at Gothic Manchester Festival 2015

Laura Ager speaks to Kolyn Amor of Salford's Sacred Trinity church about the darker side of Manchester’s cultural scene.

'What comes next?': Manchester tackles global inequality

Deborah Linton explores global inequality and considers the influence of the new Global Development Institute.

Laura Ager on Brighter Sound

Manchester music: The future's Bright(er)

The Alternative? Laura Ager profiles Brighter Sound, a producer of creative music projects and events based in Manchester.

Q&A: Walter Leal, professor of environment and technology

Walter Leal is a Professor of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He chats to Clare Wiley about tackling climate change quickly and smartly.

A self-help group selling Custard Apple seeds cultivated using small-scale irrigation practices in Kibwezi, south-eastern Kenya (October 2012)

Adapting to climate change — a global approach

The world’s leading agencies are convening in Manchester this month to ask: how do we adapt to climate change?

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