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Manchester protesters save their local pool

01 March 2011
Manchester council has retreated on plans to shut Levenshulme baths after daily protests to save it.

Manchester council workers plan strike against cuts

01 March 2011
Unite union members at Manchester council have voted by 80 percent for industrial action in a consultative ballot.

London protester: 'We want to see Gaddafi hanging in the streets'

22 February 2011
Thousands of people protested outside the Libyan embassy in central London today (Tuesday). They travelled from all over Britain to join the demonstration – 10 coaches came from Manchester alone.

Manchester: ‘We won’t give up without a fight’

15 February 2011
People in Levenshulme, Manchester, have wasted no time in taking to the streets since the council said it would close their swimming pool.

Levenshulme pool protesters: 'We won’t take this'

09 February 2011
Hundreds of furious protesters came out at just a few hours’ notice yesterday (Tuesday) as Manchester council announced plans to close Levenshulme Leisure Centre.

Revolt as Manchester wields big axe

08 February 2011
Manchester council is closing five libraries, three leisure centres, two swimming pools and potentially dozens of youth centres and nurseries, it announced on Tuesday.

Day X4—cause chaos on campus

08 February 2011
Students have returned to their campuses rejuvenated after successful demonstrations in London and Manchester last month.

Enraged students rally in two cities against cuts

01 February 2011
Thousands of students and workers marched through London and Manchester on Saturday to protest against student fees, education cuts and the scrapping of Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

We must target common enemy, not 'enemy within'

01 February 2011
Thousands of students and trade unionists marched through London and Manchester last Saturday.

Student marches go their own way to build solidarity

29 January 2011
In both London and Manchester student marches have diverged from their planned routes—one march has gone to join protesters outside the Egyptian embassy, while a breakaway from the other has occupied a branch of Barclays bank.

Pictures of student protests in London and Manchester, 29 January

29 January 2011

Thousands join student marches in London and Manchester

29 January 2011
Thousands of university, college and school students – joined by workers – are marching in London and Manchester against Tory cuts to education, fee rises and attacks on jobs and services.

Solid strike at Jobcentre Plus

20 January 2011
Around 3,000 members of the PCS civil service workers’ union are striking today (Thursday) and tomorrow over attacks on their working conditions. Their action is severely hitting seven "contact centres"—former benefit processing centres—in Glasgow, Newport (Gwent), Norwich, Sheffield, Bristol, Makerfield and Manchester—that Jobcentre Plus management want to turn into call centres.


11 January 2011
How protest drove Nazi out of our city centre We found out that British National Party (BNP) candidate Gary Tumulty was working at a local Spar shop here in Manchester, after his details and picture were published online.

Rolling reports from student day of action, Wednesday 8 December

08 December 2010
Manchester University march and occupation Manchester students have now booked seven coaches to the national demonstration in London tomorrow.

Sponsor a demo student scheme a hit

07 December 2010
Manchester activists set up a "Sponsor a student protester" Facebook page, asking for donations to help students travel to London.

Northern Rail ballot over pay

07 December 2010
Members of the RMT union at Manchester’s local operator Northern Rail are balloting to strike over pay, in a dispute that could hit Christmas services.

News from Manchester University occupation

27 November 2010
Sent Friday evening

Students at Soas and Manchester Metropolitan universities occupy

22 November 2010
Around 100 students have occupied the Brunei Gallery at Soas (the School of Oriental and African Studies) in central London. They are protesting against the cuts in education and are asking the university's vice chancellor both to speak out against the cuts and to initiate a statement for other vice chancellors to sign.

Occupation at Manchester University

11 November 2010
Students at Manchester University have occupied a key administration building—which houses the vice-chancellor’s office—to protest against proposed cuts in higher education.

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