Laura Wilkinson, appearing at Chorlton Book Festival, talks to Deborah Grace about the inspiration for her disturbing new novel, Skin Deep. Hulme in the 1980s – its infamous Crescents menacing the skyline – provides the landscape for Laura Wilkinson’s new novel, a powerful study of […]
The natural world gives us beautiful landscapes and amazing soundscapes too. Katherine Watson has been deep listening As we drift through the leaves and gold of autumn, headlong into a long, garden-quiet winter, I can’t help but succumb to a slower, contemplative mode in relation […]
Manchester has one of the world’s most vibrant live music scenes – but you need more than musicianship to break through. Ella Parkinson talks to Chorlton Band, Cosmic Shambles. Cosmic Shambles are Sam (guitar and lead vocal), Charlie (drums) and Theo (bass). Sam: “We’ve been […]
1986: the year of Chernobyl, US bombings in Libya and the election of Chorlton’s very first Labour councillor. Andrew Simpson was there The councillor’s name was David Black and his election marked a turning point for Labour in South Manchester: the following year, Keith Bradley […]
Sick of Premiership clubs throwing their weight – and their wallets – around? West Didsbury & Chorlton AFC, with its family-friendly values and warm welcome – as well as its ultras, vegan songs and fantastic beer – is the antidote. Football got fun again says […]
The Mersey Valley, with its three Local Nature Reserves at Chorlton Water Park, Chorlton Ees and Fletcher Moss, as well as Sites of Biological Importance, is a vital wildlife corridor, says the RSPB’s Jenny Hackland
Labour won a 30,000 majority in the last election, but the red flag didn’t always fly in Chorlton. Andrew Simpson looks back. I wonder what an ardent Conservative or Liberal voter, born in the Chorlton of the late 19th century, might have made of that […]
It’s early days, but if all goes to plan, Chorlton will undergo the biggest changes seen in decades. Proposals will soon go out for consultation and we should all have our say. Linsey Parkinson talks to Chorlton councillor, Matt Strong about some of the issues we should consider. […]
All eyes may be on June’s General Election, but the Greater Manchester Mayoral Election in May is a key part of the most comprehensive devolution deal for any English region. Dr Andrew Mycock talks to Ella Parkinson about why local matters too.
The Carbon Co-op works together to make homes energy-efficient, with amazing results. Aneaka Kellay makes a site visit.