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Cottonopolis to cool: Manchester's Northern Quarter

Walter Menzies examines the vibrant history of the Northern Quarter, a hub of alternative and bohemian culture, in an extract from his book Changing Places in England's North West.

Real Junk Food Project Manchester up for prestigious MFDF Award

The Real Junk Food Project Manchester is up for best food and drink pop-up of the year in the Manchester Food and Drink Festival awards!

EU Referendum: A spotlight on food and farming

'How could the referendum result affect the way our food is produced and traded?' was the focus of a recent meeting organised by the Kindling Trust and the Food Ethics Council in Manchester.

The Real Junk Food Project Manchester: Creative chefs need apply for a unique opportunity

The Real Junk Food Project's Corin Bell is on the look-out for a creative genius to head up the kitchen at Manchester's first waste-food, pay-as-you-feel restaurant.

Working On Waste in Greater Manchester

Abigail Kemp hears proposals from key stakeholders on tackling the problem of household waste.

Real Junk Food Project Manchester hosts: 'Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story'

Calling all food waste warriors! This month, Real Junk Food Project Manchester is hosting the city’s premiere screening of the award winning documentary ‘Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story’ - and you're invited...

The Mustard Tree. Photo by Tony West.

Health inequalities and shared responsibilities

A new report examines health inequalities in deprived communities across Greater Manchester. 

Q&A: Lucy Danger, EMERGE chief executive

Lucy Danger chats to Clare Wiley about tackling food waste and why compromise can be crucial for successful collaborations.

'Households, Retailers and Food Waste Transitions'

Daniel Welch reports on an event held by The Sustainable Consumption Institute to mark the conclusion of its research project, 'Households, Retailers and Food Waste Transitions.'

Cultivating awareness by cooking up a 'rescued food' feast

Charlotte Spring reports from Manchester’s debut Disco Soup - a family "feastival" aiming to prevent food waste through shared skills and supper.

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