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Kingsbrook Road and nearby streets

24/3/11: Help with the census in Manchester

Got back a couple of hours ago from a meeting of the Kingsbrook residents’ association, which covers some of this area here: It was only the second meeting and there were loads of people there to interrogate the councillors and so on,

Kingsbrook Road and nearby streets

24/3/11: Help with the census in Manchester

Got back a couple of hours ago from a meeting of the Kingsbrook residents’ association, which covers some of this area here: It was only the second meeting and there were loads of people there to interrogate the councillors and so on,

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16/3/11: Cameron resigns!

I’ve been wanting to type those words for such a long time. And it’s true! Unfortunately, as you’ll probably know if you’re from Manchester, I’m only on about John Cameron, Lib Dem councillor for Burnage ward (his website bio is

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16/3/11: Cameron resigns!

I’ve been wanting to type those words for such a long time. And it’s true! Unfortunately, as you’ll probably know if you’re from Manchester, I’m only on about John Cameron, Lib Dem councillor for Burnage ward (his website bio is

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A happy Sunday afternoon around Platt Lane…

I was out door-knocking on Sunday afternoon for a couple of hours for our Rusholme candidate Kate Chappell, and ended in an unbearably good mood for the following reasons: 1. It was so sunny. I’m such a predictable creature. A

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A happy Sunday afternoon around Platt Lane…

I was out door-knocking on Sunday afternoon for a couple of hours for our Rusholme candidate Kate Chappell, and ended in an unbearably good mood for the following reasons: 1. It was so sunny. I’m such a predictable creature. A

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Bear with me…

Just making some changes to the blog (as a way of prompting myself to use it again, for the first time since August *guilty face*) – I can’t imagine anyone’s reading it much at the moment but if you are,

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Bear with me…

Just making some changes to the blog (as a way of prompting myself to use it again, for the first time since August *guilty face*) – I can’t imagine anyone’s reading it much at the moment but if you are,

Don’t lose the Best Vintage on Oldham Street

This is never going to be a fashion blog – god, imagine – but if you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably know about my interest in (obsession with) the Northern Quarter’s vintage clothes shops. Junk specialises in reworked fashion;

Don’t lose the Best Vintage on Oldham Street

This is never going to be a fashion blog – god, imagine – but if you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably know about my interest in (obsession with) the Northern Quarter’s vintage clothes shops. Junk specialises in reworked fashion;

Do you know this man?

Disturbed to discover that a woman was sexually assaulted last month on the 142, one of the buses I regularly use to get home. It happened at around 2.20am on the 3rd July, and GMP released a CCTV image of

Do you know this man?

Disturbed to discover that a woman was sexually assaulted last month on the 142, one of the buses I regularly use to get home. It happened at around 2.20am on the 3rd July, and GMP released a CCTV image of

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‘Til Cameron’s gone

Had a lovely day yesterday – my friend Tom visited from York, we went to the People’s History Museum*, we drank a lot of tea. Lovely. Tom is rather excellent at presents, and turned up at my flat with a

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‘Til Cameron’s gone

Had a lovely day yesterday – my friend Tom visited from York, we went to the People’s History Museum*, we drank a lot of tea. Lovely. Tom is rather excellent at presents, and turned up at my flat with a

Manchester helping Pakistan – and how you can too

On Saturday I spent a couple of hours at Inspired Sisters in Longsight – an amazing organisation, have a look around the website if you don’t already know of it – where they were collecting clothes and blankets to send

Manchester helping Pakistan – and how you can too

On Saturday I spent a couple of hours at Inspired Sisters in Longsight – an amazing organisation, have a look around the website if you don’t already know of it – where they were collecting clothes and blankets to send

Sign the Living Wage petition

Last week, Ed Miliband wrote to leading business leaders, calling on them to adopt a Living Wage. This campaign is what inspired me to support Ed. What is more fundamental – more Labour – than the idea that if you

Sign the Living Wage petition

Last week, Ed Miliband wrote to leading business leaders, calling on them to adopt a Living Wage. This campaign is what inspired me to support Ed. What is more fundamental – more Labour – than the idea that if you

Don’t let the coalition abandon equality

One of the good things about having free Saturdays, now that I’ve sadly left the CAB, is that I can get more involved with Manchester Labour Women’s Forum. This is what it says on the tin – an opportunity for

Don’t let the coalition abandon equality

One of the good things about having free Saturdays, now that I’ve sadly left the CAB, is that I can get more involved with Manchester Labour Women’s Forum. This is what it says on the tin – an opportunity for