Monthly Archives: August 2011

MCR – I Love You, I’m Just Not In Love With You

Do you remember back in the summer of 2011 when Manchester was over-run with disaffected youth, who in their desperation to be heard took to the streets leading to confrontations with the authorities and wide-spread rioting? No? Me neither. The … Continue reading

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In the Ritz

Following the increasingly popular but infuriating trend of commercialising the names of venues is Manchester’s historic Ritz Ballroom, which following a £2million refurbishment will re-open next week as …. HMV Ritz. It goes straight in at top spot, supplanting the … Continue reading

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Pride of Manchester

Manchester is renowned as the UK’s Gay Capital of the North, and this year Manchester Pride will celebrate its 21st Birthday in a typically loud and hedonistic fashion. The event is established as one of Europe’s biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual … Continue reading

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We’re having a Mayor?

In nine months time, the people of Manchester will be given the opportunity to vote on whether they would like to be given the opportunity to decide on an elected mayor for the city. Current city council leader Sir Richard … Continue reading

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10/08/2011

There’s not much left to say about the events in Salford and Manchester city centre on Tuesday Evening, but a couple of things since that night have caught my attention: I’m not going to go into the how’s and why’s, … Continue reading

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09/08/2011

This is written with a lot of trepidation. What was witnessed in Tottenham on Friday was a reaction to the shooting of Mark Duggan, a father of four, by police officers in north London. A planned peaceful protest descended into … Continue reading

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BMX-ellence

In 2000 Sydney hosted, what was widely acknowledged at the time, the greatest summer Olympics of modern times. Athletes praised the arenas, living quarters, transport networks and general organization of the event, but it could all have been so different. … Continue reading

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