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Thursday 25 July 2013

A sign of the times…

…at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Copper sign removed at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wilmslow Road.
Copper sign removed at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wilmslow Road.
Copper sign removed at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wilmslow Road.
Copper sign removed at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wilmslow Road.

Filed under: Buildings,Bygone Manc,Crime,Environment,History — GS @ 8:07 pm
Monday 13 June 2011

World Naked Bike Ride 2011: Manchester (video)

Naked cyclists on Oxford Street, Manchester

Manchester’s 6th annual World Naked Bike Ride took place on Friday 3 June 2011 at 7pm. Here’s my exclusive video of it.

Filed under: Environment,Fun,Politics,With video — GS @ 12:29 am
Saturday 12 June 2010

World Naked Bike Ride 2010: Manchester (video)

Last night was the fifth annual Naked Bike Ride around Manchester city centre. A video is coming with footage of the ride plus interviews with the cyclists and spectators. Please call back soon to see it. Until then I’ll tease you with a selection of reaction shots!

Spectators react as the Manchester Naked Bike Ride passes, June 2010

My video from 2008 can be found here.

Filed under: Environment,Fun,With video — GS @ 5:54 am
Sunday 8 November 2009

The other Pat Karney

Pat Karney is the Director of the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati.

Mr Karney is also a member of the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies and spokesman for them. He should not be confused with our beloved Manchester Labour councillor of the same name.

Filed under: Environment,Fun — GS @ 5:17 pm
Wednesday 17 June 2009

Council plans to build stainless steel and glass ‘safety fence’ along Canal Street

Perhaps you thought you’d seen every half-baked, damaging, badly-thought out planning decision that Manchester City Council could come up with or approve for the gay village area?

It allowed ugly modern buildings to go up next to Victorian warehouses on Canal Street, replaced the cast-iron bridge with a concrete one, gave the go ahead for a giant skyscraper that would overshadow the whole street and granted endless licences for bars. It allowed the gay village, which was once a safe space, to become a binge-drinking hellhole where people get murdered.

Well, if you thought you’d seen it all, think again, because the latest lunatic proposal will make you gasp… (more…)

Filed under: Buildings,Environment,History,LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 6:33 pm
Friday 12 June 2009

Naked cyclists hit the streets of Manchester tonight!

Don’t miss the 2009 Manchester World Naked Bike Ride on the streets of the city centre just after 6pm tonight, Friday 12th June. (more…)

Filed under: Environment,Fun,Manchester — GS @ 3:42 am
Friday 6 March 2009

Mandelson hit by slime instead of sleaze, for a change

Above: Channel 4 News reports

Unelected Business Secretary, ‘Lord’ Mandelson was hit by slime rather than sleaze when Leila Deen, a member of environmental group Plane Stupid, threw green custard over him this morning. The move was a ‘last resort’ after the democratic process had failed, she said.

Plane Stupid is campaigning against a third runway at Heathrow. (more…)

Filed under: Environment,Politics — GS @ 8:27 pm
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