Boardman called the news “the biggest step forward for active travel that I have seen in my lifetime”.
MM’s political sketchbook: Obfuscation, finger-pointing and utterly irrelevant book tips for last PMQs of season
Boris Johnson claimed that, since he had been in office, his departments had “been taking the strongest possible action against Russian wrongdoing.”
Coronavirus: How Japan have tackled Covid-19 far more effectively than the UK resulting in fewer deaths
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, MM assesses the contrasting responses from the UK and Japanese governments. MM compares the demographics of both countries, before explaining the strategies used to contain the spread of Covid-19, along with the key role health and discipline of the population played in the statistics of cases and deaths from coronavirus.
The Manchester United striker had written an emotional letter to MPs today asking them to reconsider the decision to prevent poor children receiving free school meals into the summer holidays.
Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham accused the Conservative government of taking a London-centric approach to lifting lockdown restrictions, but has revealed that so far, this has had no apparent negative effect on Manchester’s statistics.
Want to live a long, healthy and wealthy life in the NW? Find out where you should live (and places to avoid)
MM look into graphs which illustrate the connection between affluence (via house prices) and life expectancy, for both males and females. You will be able to see that, on average, women outlive men – which has been the trend, since the 1880s.
For those working on the frontlines of the entertainment industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant no work and furloughed pay. The closure of these venues looks longer than originally thought, with the government now suggesting that bars, theatres, and other venues may not open fully for more months. This begs the question: what will the future of arts venues, and those who rely on them, look like?
In his address to the nation, PM Boris Johnson has tonight outlined a “roadmap for re-opening society”, which allows people who cannot work from home to return to work, as long as they can safely social distance.
After Prime Minister Boris Johnson hinted that lockdown restrictions may be eased from Monday, Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says it is “hard to say” that the worst of the crisis is behind us.
Deansgate is set to be part-pedestrianised, Manchester City Council has announced in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the council’s attempt to “create an enhanced shared space for pedestrians and people on bikes” in order to “enable visitors and workers to socially distance more easily as they return”.
Andy Burnham has said that a week after the first peak in coronavirus cases was declared nationally, Greater Manchester is passing through its own peak.