The tax storm that has shook the world of politics showed no signs of abating this week, as revelations emerged that Prime Minister Dave Cameron received a £200,000 gift from his mother to evade inheritance tax.
City centre based youth charity RECLAIM challenges 40 young people, aged 12-13 years old (Year 8), to create their own political parties to pitch to five councillors at Manchester Town Hall.
Salford Conservative Councillor Iain Lindley has hit back at Labour Councillor Kevin Peel’s statement that ‘the Government made it harder for young people and ethnic minorities to vote’, calling the comment ‘absurd’ and ‘patronising’.
‘Scourge on society’: Alcohol abuse and binge-drinking costs Greater Manchester £1.2billion every year
Binge drinking and alcohol abuse is costing Greater Manchester £1.2billion per year to combat crime, homelessness and ill health according to a report.
‘Remember the children’: List of tragic Gaza victims to be read by Manchester MP in Stop the War service
‘Remember the children of Gaza’ will be the cry as Manchester city councillors and residents will fly the Palestine flag and read the names of children killed in the Gaza conflict this weekend.
Across Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs, figures for the number of female councillors compared to male leave a lot to be desired
The pair visited all 32 wards of Manchester on their challenge
Shock plans down to ‘balancing the books’
‘A downgraded Chancellor’: Greater Manchester MPs take to Twitter to react to George Osborne’s budget
Social media alive with tweets
‘It’s outrageous’: Finance leader slams Oldham’s 3.5% council tax increase but Labour says there is no other option
First council tax rise for three years approved
Greater Manchester councillors set for bigger wages and higher profile as parliamentary report whips up storm
Report from influential committee has put forward idea.