“Manchester Pride raises record amount for charity in 2016,” wrote the Manchester Evening News on 25 November 2016. What the MEN didn’t tell readers was that Manchester Pride had changed its end of year accounting date from 30 September 2016 to 31 December 2016, giving it a 15 month accounting year in 2015/16. It isn’t […]
In 1989 the MEN called for an “awful” floral display in Piccadilly Gardens commemorating Stonewall to be “destroyed.” Scene Out, August 1989. An article in Scene Out magazine, August 1989 issue, with the headline “Evening paper degrades community”, reports on how a floral tribute in Piccadilly Gardens to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall […]
How the BBC’s studios nearly ended up opposite Platt Fields Park in Rusholme Here in Manchester, New Broadcasting House is being demolished. But back in the mid-1950’s, when the BBC decided to build new northern regional headquarters, this famous location on Oxford Road wasn’t the first choice. At the beginning of 1956 the BBC was […]
As Manchester City Council cuts services and grants to various events, it’s essential that the public is able to have an honest debate about what should be funded. The organisers and City Council exaggerate crowd numbers for this parade enormously, probably by a factor of ten, while the media fail to scrutinise and report accurately. […]
Ken Loach made the keynote speech at the 54th BFI London Film Festival. He said television has become the ‘enemy of creativity’. Update (Sep 2018): the video is no longer available on the BFI’s YouTube page.
The BBC reports on the latest video footage that has emerged, showing G20 protesters being hit by police. The video, by Camp for Climate Action, shows IT worker Alex Cinnane being banged with a shield on the side of his head. In a second incident a man is punched in the face by a police […]
Every call made, email sent and website visited is now being logged under new regulations and automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR) tracks the movement of vehicles. Investigative journalist Duncan Campbell thinks that the ‘truly dangerous’ moment will come when the police and security services are able to monitor journies in real time. Read more at The […]