Katherine Watson has expert advice on how to help bees and other pollinating insects. Last month, I attended a fascinating talk by Dr Paul Cross, a bee specialist from Bangor University. Dr. Cross and his researchers have been looking at a range of interventions to […]
Author and journalist Tessa Boase sheds an original – and surprising – light on the lives of Manchester’s heroic, campaigning women. In a glass cabinet, deep inside the Museum of London, is a luxurious purple feather once worn on the hat of Emmeline Pankhurst. The suffragette leader wore it […]
A while ago, Cath Dyson was contacted by ‘Will’, who led walks exploring the Mersey Valley using public transport. Got your tram ticket? Let’s go! This is the first walk in a new series: it’s a 41/2 mile/7km stroll, starting out from Roundthorn Metrolink Station, near Wythenshawe Hospital. […]
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
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. […]
The Carbon Co-op works together to make homes energy-efficient, with amazing results. Aneaka Kellay makes a site visit.