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The Mosses Community Association: Managing The Community’s Centre

Peter Firth of The Mosses Community Association chats to Alex Wharton about building an association for the local community in a centre that wasn’t built to last.

Waterway Magic: The Canal & River Trust casts a spell

Lynn Pegler explores the resurgence of the great British canal and the importance of maintaining its beauty and heritage.

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.

Greater Manchester celebrates World Naked Gardening Day

World Naked Gardening Day sees staff and customers at Hulme Community Garden Centre get into the spirit!

Q&A: Steve Johnson, Electricity North West

Steve Johnson, CEO of Electricity North West, talks to Mark Hillsdon about electricity generation and how the North West’s love of innovation is supporting the fight against climate change.

Hulme Community Garden Centre

Rachel Summerscales, the Centre Manager of Hulme Community Garden Centre, tells Alex Wharton about working with nature and balancing books in an interview for the GMLIP Realising the Potential of Community Hubs project.

‘Powering Up North’: changing our communities’ energy future

The ‘Powering Up North’ Community Energy Conference for the public sector and community energy groups took place on Thursday 26th February 2015 in Manchester.

Supporting good ideas for Manchester – #MakeMCR

#MakeMCR is a crowd-funding initiative that aims to create better places and spaces around Manchester by offering help and support to raise funds for projects.

Indian senior citizens centre

Chhaya Kanani, the Centre Manager of the Indian Senior Citizens Centre, tells Alex Wharton about reducing loneliness and isolation and the effect of cuts in local authority funding.

Manchester Town Hall

The making of the Greater Manchester mayor – what next?

Opposition to a mayoral model for Manchester overlooks a decade of innovation and collaboration that has delivered economic and social benefits for the region, says Francesca Gains, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Manchester.

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