• Putting the Greenhouse in the Powerhouse

    Putting the Greenhouse in the Powerhouse0

    Pomona at the heart of Greater Manchester has become a bit of an in-joke for many. Urban legend has it that Pomona Metrolink station is the place where no-one gets on or off, a monument to the folly of urban planners. Pomona Island has been described as a “hidden gem”. The wild site nestles between

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  • Taking the Power in the Northern Powerhouse

    Taking the Power in the Northern Powerhouse1

    After months of speeches and media coverage, the “Northern Powerhouse” is a political reality. If not yet an economic, social or cultural reality. The first fully Tory Queen’s Speech for nearly two decades included the Cities and Local Government Bill which will transform how millions are governed. The North already has its first Metro Mayor

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  • After A Bruising Election – What Next For Digital Rights?

    After A Bruising Election – What Next For Digital Rights?2

    The 2015 general election was a bruising campaign with a shocking result. Shocking not just that the Tories managed a slim majority against all expectations, but shocking in its implications for every part of this country’s fabric- housing, the NHS, communities, welfare and the ever more fragile Union. Yet more shocking still is the first

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