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'Winter Hill, Lancashire' by Flickr user Robert Wade

Natural Capital

Anne Selby talks to Mark Hillsdon about improving the city region's natural environment through partnership working.

'Corridor010101', Manchester Corridor

Manchester – the smart city

Manchester has provisionally been awarded a share of a €24 million pot as part of a unique ‘Lighthouse Project’ to demonstrate cutting edge green technologies. 

The Whitworth Gallery

Kissing At A Distance

Following the recent transformation of The Whitworth Art Gallery, Phil Griffin profiles the structural beauty of this Mancunian institution.

Gavin Elliot, MACF

Q&A: Manchester: A Certain Future

Manchester: A Certain Future is the city’s recognition of climate change, and a commitment to take collaborative action. Clare Wiley speaks to Gavin Elliot, chair of the MACF steering group

Creating a sustainable food chain in Greater Manchester - from the ground up!

In 2011, Manchester Veg People set out to start a food revolution; a multi-stakeholder co-operative of local organic growers and buyers. Here, Deborah Linton explores how developers intend to take it to the next level in a slow to grow market.

'Payday Lending' A Debate With SARF and Carl Packman

'Payday Lending' a debate with SARF and Carl Packman

The Manchester-based Social Action & Research Foundation (SARF) brought writer, researcher and broadcaster Carl Packman together with members of the public to join in a debate on the causes and effects of the rise of payday lenders, as well as the best way to tackle the harmful social consequences.

Farmstart photo courtesy of The Kindling Trust

The future of farming?

Manchester’s first business incubator farm is growing but it is a long way from where it needs to be. Deborah Linton interviews The Kindling Trust's Chris Walsh to find out more.

Naomi Klein

Hope, not fate: interview with Naomi Klein

Time is running out if we’re to avoid catastrophic climate change. But Naomi Klein says that a total overhaul of capitalism might just give us a chance. Interview by Kevin Gopal, editor of the Big Issue in the North.

Daffodil

Metrolink plants new ‘Field of Hope’ for Marie Curie with Wythenshawe schoolchildren

A ‘Field of Hope’ will return to Wythenshawe this spring after schoolchildren from Peel Hall Primary School teamed up with Metrolink to plant daffodil bulbs in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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