Friday, August 26, 2016

Local News

Equality groups in Manchester have joined forces and opened an online complaint and petition calling for action to be taken against Manchester City Council Councillor Kevin Peel for 'racist' social media posts. The outcry comes after Councillor Peel shared twitter posts mocking the Black Lives Matter campaign and Palestinian solidarity campaigners. The...
Manchester Airport is on lockdown this evening after a suspect package was found within close proximity of Terminal 2, with passengers being told to evacuate the building and “stay away from the glass" as a safety precaution while armed police investigate further. According to media sources, initial tests to the...
Metrolink services passing through the City Centre were shortly halted on Monday afternoon after a female pedestrian was treated for minor injuries following a collision with a passing tram outside fast food restaurant, Burger King, and neighbouring clothing retailer, Primark, in Piccadilly Gardens. The collision, which took place shortly after...
Emergency services from across Greater Manchester were deployed to an area of woodland in close proximity to Barton Aerodrome this afternoon following reports that a light aircraft had crashed landed into trees off Liverpool Road in Eccles, Salford. The pilot of the aircraft, believed to be a 67 year old...
Bolton born Adam Hussain, aged 19, has been sentenced to six months in jail and disqualified from driving for over two years after leading Greater Manchester Police on a high-speed pursuit from Salford to Whitefield before slamming his speeding BMW 3 Series into a set of metal safety railings. In...

Events

A brand new Makers Market is set to launch this month in Chorlton. The new market provides residents with a range of local produce: award winning food, drink and art & craft and artisans, will be on offer alongside cookery demonstrations and children activities. It will take place outside Chorlton Library...
Preparations are well underway for the nation’s biggest ever-indoor summer parade, taking over intu Trafford Centre and bringing Rio’s carnival atmosphere to the mall for its annual Everyone’s Invited event. Taking place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July, the stunning parade will see more than 60 talented performers create...

Business

Elite Media, a digital production company based in Salford, has today celebrated turning one. The company was setup in 2015 after MD Joshua Lloyd spotted a gap in the market for the growing digital content marketing sector. Lloyd was part off Manchester Futsal Club's media team in 2013, and responsible for...
Creative events specialist Smart Live, announces the launch of its northern division, opening an office in The Greenhouse, at the heart of MediaCityUK. Smart Live’s services span the full spectrum of events, from product launches, team-building and away days, to awards ceremonies, conferences and international events. The agency’s client portfolio...
Entrepreneurial jobseekers in the North West have launched nearly 13,000 new businesses through a government scheme to boost self-employment and drive innovation. From manufacturing and technology, to leisure and fashion, jobseekers with big ideas and the passion to turn them into reality, have set up their own businesses through the...

Penelope’s Deli at MediaCityUK fights local food poverty with Foodinate

Penelope’s Deli, MediaCityUK, is pleased to announce its partnership with Foodinate, a social enterprise that works with...

Phoenix rises at MediaCityUK

Marketing Agency Phoenix Digital will be joining MediaCityUk's hub of creative and media businesses with their launch...

Living Ventures make foray into Salford with ‘The Bund’

Living ventures will be bringing their unique bar and restaurant style to Salford for the first time. The...

Politics

Manchester Council fell victim to yet another round of intense questioning from the city's sole opposition yesterday.   Cracks began to show in the city's first council meeting held in May, when Cllr. Leech was publicly scolded by the leader of the council, who tried to suppress the opposition's questioning, describing...
An online petition calling for a second EU referendum has been signed by nearly 4 million people. In just the few days since the referendum produced a leave result, the petition has gathered more than 12,000 signatures from Leech's former seat of Manchester Withington alone, making it the most...
Local residents have voiced their concern after another historic Manchester building has been earmarked for demolition. Demolition of The Smith Arms pub was approved by Manchester City Council with no opposition scrutiny, the Council are also the landowners and development company. Manchester's sole opposition councillor, John Leech, said of the loss:...