The government’s new crime level street maps show that Manchester’s gay village was the worse hot-spot for violent crime in the whole city centre in the month of December.
The origins of Manchester Pride go back to 1990 when an August Bank Holiday event was set up by several of the gay businesses. The aim being to raise money for good causes – particularly for those connected with HIV and AIDS. So it’s quite extraordinary to hear that, this year, the opposite has happened; […]
Information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) Year Sponsorship provided by MCC which is ring-fenced for the Pride Parade only Charges made and paid to MCC in respect of the overall Pride event including the Big Weekend 2005 £20,000 £13,600 2006 £25,000 £26,250 2007 £25,000 £32,620 2008 £27,500 £27,660 2009 £32,500 + […]
The temporary city centre library (which is at Elliot House, 151 Deansgate) has introduced free wi-fi on all three floors. Customers who have a library card get two hours of free use per day and up to four gigabytes of data transfer (two gigs of downloads and two gigs of uploads). Laptop charging points are […]
“Seventy years ago, Manchester endured its own Blitz – two nights of bombing by Hitler’s Luftwaffe which left 684 civilians dead, 2,364 wounded and swathes of the city centre in ruins.” Manchester Evening News
Depending on who you believe, and what is included, the UK national debt is somewhere between £800 billion and £4.8 trillion (which is £4,800 billion). The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that the total debt, excluding bank bail-outs, is £816bn. But this figure doesn’t include the state’s pension liabilities, in a contravention of standard […]
Manchester Pride 2010 has raised just £115,000 for charity. In real terms, this is considerably less than was raised by the free-to-attend GayFest a decade ago. There’s how the figure fits into the overall picture: