Category Archives: Manchester

 

Police use YouTube in appeal for information

Greater Manchester Police have put a video on YouTube in an attempt to get more information from the public about the murder of a 15-year-old schoolboy. In the early hours of Saturday, September 9, Jessie James was shot three times in a park in the Moss Side area of Manchester. The clip includes a tribute […]

 

An inconvenient truth: Gay Manchester was better 20 years ago

I get tired of newspaper articles that make out that the gay ‘scene’ in Manchester used to be so seedy and bad years ago, but now it is so wonderful. It just isn’t true. Take this article from 2003 which appeared in The Manchester Evening News — a newspaper that can be relied on to […]

 

Alternative Manchester Pride

If you’re tired of the commercialisation of our Pride event in Manchester, check out this. ‘An alternative queer carnival running counter current to the main pride parade, happening in Manchester on the 26th of August (the bank holiday weekend)- needs you! We are recruiting an army of old dears in twin sets and on soap […]

 

There’s a £50 fee to be in the Manchester Pride parade this year


Quicktime version here

If you want to take part in Manchester’s annual gay pride parade this year you will have to pay £50 + VAT. No, this isn’t a fee for businesses — they already pay more than £1000 to be in the parade.

 
 

Bargain Hunters: baps

Bargain Hunters is our reality shopping programme. Can we get some good last-minute deals at the local grocery stores? This was a mega dash around four city centre supermarkets just before closing time. Oh and would you like to squeeze my baps? Story links & info on my site.

 

The BBC, public participation and ‘user generated’ content

How serious is the BBC about public participation and user-generated content? Not very serious, I would say…

The BBC has always looked on the public as material to be used in its programmes and now looks on photographs and videos that come from that public as material to be used in it programmes. Not much change…