Monthly Archives: May 2013

Want to grow food in Didsbury or Withington? #manchester #didsburydinners

The award-winning Amanda Woodvine of Didsbury Dinners has some good news… New landshare plots in Didsbury and Withington Looking to grow your own fruit and veg in Didsbury or Withington? Didsbury Dinners has been hard at work to find you … Continue reading

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Interview with Paul Monaghan, (Co-op CSR head for 18 years, now “uptheethics.com”) #climate #csr

Paul Monaghan (@PaulJMonaghan and uptheethics.com) talks past, present and future with MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson. You were at The Co-operative for 18 years. What are you – and what do you think people at The Co-operative should be – proudest … Continue reading

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Video: Professor Kevin Anderson talks to #Manchester Economy Scrutiny Committee #climate #mcc

The Economy Scrutiny Committee of Manchester City Council yesterday heard from Professor Kevin Anderson about climate change and its impacts. His presentation was followed by a vigorous question and answer session. The meeting, which was attended by over 20 members … Continue reading

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Cartoon; Cat’s on the Internet #climate

Marc Roberts, the genius cartoonist who draws up a storm for Manchester Climate Monthly, has started a new strip.  It’s called “Cat’s on the Internet.” No website yet, but you can follow the adventures of the cat (called Delilah) on … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council: A rather good rubbish meeting #Neighbourhoodsscrutiny #mcc

Councillors from wards across Manchester grilled Nigel Murphy, the Executive Member for the Environment, at a sometimes fiery meeting of the “Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee” yesterday. Marc Hudson reports. The most controversial topic, at a meeting that looked at 20mph speed … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council #scrutiny; not just #climate change #scrutinyweek

Manchester City Council has a 9-member “executive.” Every 5 weeks or so they appear before committees of “back-bench” councillors and are quizzed about how things are going on a host of different issues. In theory, they can be faced with … Continue reading

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#Manchester #climate nuggets 20th May 2013

Hi all, in unexpected and massively-upsetting news, the co-editors of Manchester Monthly have not been short-listed for the job of chair of the “Steering” “Group”  (one blog post on its site in the last 6 months, and even that full … Continue reading

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