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Lawyers challenge water firm’s immunity over sewage discharge
Exclusive: Campaigners fight decision that United Utilities cannot face private legal action for outflows of sewage into canal

Sandra Laville

26, Jan, 2022 @11:55 AM

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‘I don’t think it will ever be the same’: commuters slow to return in England
Lifting of working from home Covid guidance leads to gradual awakening in London and Manchester

Gwyn Topham, Maya Wolfe-Robinson and Sarah Butler

24, Jan, 2022 @4:22 PM

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UK’s ultra-Orthodox Jews launch trust to engage with wider public
Pinter Trust suggests a break with traditional insularity, and is backed by rabbis and leaders of Charedi communities

Harriet Sherwood

24, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Don’t write me off because I’m in a wheelchair’: Manchester Arena survivor takes on Kilimanjaro
Martin Hibbert, who was 5 metres from the deadly explosion, is now tackling Africa’s highest mountain

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

21, Jan, 2022 @4:21 PM

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How northern food clubs are helping stretch budgets in cost of living crisis
Exclusive: ‘We are bridging the gap between crisis food and supermarkets,’ says founder of the Bread and Butter Thing

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

20, Jan, 2022 @8:06 PM

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Manchester bus driver dismissed for being ‘too short’ given job back after appeal
Tracey Scholes was dismissed after Go North West’s bus redesign meant reaching the pedals caused a blind spot

Jedidajah Otte

17, Jan, 2022 @10:43 PM

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Campaigners warn against plan to delay Manchester clean air zone
Delaying introduction of charges for some vehicles that breach standards would be ‘serious blow’ for health, critics say

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

13, Jan, 2022 @5:31 PM

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I believe in local democracy – I just don’t understand it | Adrian Chiles
I don’t have any complaints, but if I did, who would I moan to? Parish or county council? MP or mayor? I’m baffled, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

13, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Fears of pandemic exodus from England’s cities prove unfounded
Exclusive: figures show Covid has not deterred people from moving to Manchester and other city centres

Helen Pidd North of England editor

12, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Manchester electronic ad boards each use electricity of three households
Exclusive: FoI request shows screens that earn council rent of £2.4m a year consume more than 11,000kWh annually

Jack Fifield and Helen Pidd

09, Jan, 2022 @5:28 PM

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Support increases for Manchester bus driver sacked for being ‘too short’
More than 13,000 sign petition backing Tracey Scholes, who was dismissed after 34 years of service

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

09, Jan, 2022 @2:15 PM

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Two ex-prime ministers join chorus of calls for ‘Hillsborough law’
Gordon Brown and Theresa May speak at event aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for families bereaved in major incidents

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

07, Jan, 2022 @5:35 PM

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