The coronavirus outbreak means most of us will be housebound for the foreseeable future, which may leave us feeling anxious, frustrated, lonely and most notably, bored.
‘On the margins of society’: Why lockdown is a terrifying prospect for Britain’s most vulnerable women
In the eyes of many, the coronavirus lockdown will be characterised by a series of First World problems. MM spoke to those living off an unstable salary, which could mean unemployment, eviction and homelessness, while for those facing violence from their partner, it could mean life or death. Here Emma Morgan speak to women’s charities and campaigns across Manchester, to learn more about the potentially disastrous consequences of lockdown for the North West’s most exposed and unprotected women.
‘Incredibly unsafe and unfair’: New junior doctor contracts will compromise women, says Manchester NHS activist
Junior doctors on the frontline of this week’s NHS strikes have told MM that women and single parents will be badly affected by the controversial new contracts.
There will be an ‘exodus of doctors’ from the NHS, if proposed changes to doctors contracts go ahead, a junior doctor in Manchester has said.
‘Unacceptable’: Rochdale MP Danczuk attacks Government over ‘broken’ mental health spending promises
A Freedom of Information request has shown that Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG plans to spend 10% of its budget on mental health services this year, a decrease of 0.03%.
The life-saving vaccine is currently available privately, but Manchester meningitis ambassador Christine Etheridge, whose son Ben contracted the disease in 2004 when he was just three, believes it should be provided by the NHS.
Government ‘consistently refuse to support prevention’ of barbaric genital mutilation, says human rights advocate
The Government has ‘consistently refused’ to support female genital mutilation (FGM) prevention, according to a Manchester-based human rights organisation.
A controversial personal DNA test that can tell people whether they are at risk of cancer and other diseases is now available in the UK.
Confidential documents examining the extent of ex-BBC presenter Savile’s offending – spanning from the mid-1940s to as recently as 2007 – uncovered that the majority of his alleged victims were between 13-15.
‘Extreme’ ill health of Tameside’s homeless tackled by scheme breaking cycle from hospital back on to streets
Contract will ensure patients have somewhere to go after being discharged
New mothers must donate umbilical cord blood to boost vital blood tranfusion banks, urges e-petition
The petition has received more than 30,000 signatures