We are now two weeks on from Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s announcement, over Twitter, which stated that the whole Greater Manchester region would be placed into a local lockdown.
‘People are still dying. Please act responsibly’: GM leaders stress caution as lockdown measures relaxed
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Sunday announcement that lockdown measures were being weakened has prompted a change in focus for the GMCA from containment to law and order.
Although the rate of increase in the number of new cases in GMCR has slowed, it is still too early to begin to think about returning to business as usual, according to Mayor Andy Burnham and Council Leader Sir Richard Leese.
Andy Burnham paid tribute to Manchester Council’s deputy leader Sue Murphy in his weekly press briefing before Easter.
Chayn, a global volunteer network that addresses gender-based violence has started an online trauma support group to help people experiencing abuse during self-isolation.
Mayor Andy Burnham and Deputy Mayor Bev Hughes spoke to the press today following a meeting of the Greater Manchester Covid-19 Emergency Committee, to keep the people of Greater Manchester up to date with city policy regarding the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Manchester Arena attack: ‘Quartermaster’ Hashem Abedi jailed for mass murder at Ariana Grande concert
A man who conspired with his brother to carry out the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people has been jailed.
Hate crimes in Manchester tend to rise in line with general elections, Greater Manchester Police data suggests – information obtained by MM which shows that the number of hate crimes – defined by the CPS as hostile behaviour motivated by a victim’s ‘disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity’ – rose in the month of, and the months immediately following, a general election between 2010 and 2019.
Operation Augusta: Investigation into sexual exploitation of Manchester children exposes major failings by authorities
An independent assurance review of the effectiveness of multi-agency responses to child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester released today has exposed serious faults within a system that should have protected children but instead ignored their pleas for help.
Operation Augusta: GMP apologise to Greater Manchester child sexual exploitation victims for failings
After findings in the GMCA report into child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester in the early 2000s showed authorities to be at fault, GMP have issued a statement.
Arndale stabbings: MM reporter reveals FIRST-HAND account of what happened during knifeman’s rampage
The stabbings at Manchester’s Arndale Centre left one person with serious injuries and another three requiring medical treatment.