MM’s Year in Review: December

Rail strikes: The RMT union have announced extra strikes over the Christmas period, with train and station staff expected to

Revealed: Manchester hate crimes rise at time of general elections

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.