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Yesterday afternoon I was privileged to attend a wonderful event organised by Chorlton Good Neighbours and Chorlton History Group, to celebrate the amazing achievements of local residents during  World War Two. Chorlton Good Neighbours volunteer Bernard Leach,  researched the stories of four Chorlton residents who he described as “living ordinary lives in extraordinary times.” The […]

Manchester City Council have launched a consultation on their budget proposals. The Council have already had to make over £170 million in savings over the last two years and are now having to make another £80 million reduction over the next two years. Despite being in the top 5 most deprived local authorities in England, […]

Thursday 29th November sees the Chorlton Green Christmas lights being switch on at 6:30pm by special guest, local Chorlton resident Damon Gough – more famously known as Badly Drawn Boy. This will be followed by carols sung by local choir Glor and from 7pm onwards there will be Christmas jazz on the Terrace presented by […]

Chorlton Book Festival 2012 16-23 November Readers, writers and would-be writers are out in force in South Manchester for some book-related action at the eighth Chorlton Book Festival. All the featured guests have Chorlton connections, which makes M21 arguably the City’s most literary suburb. All events at Chorlton Library, unless stated. All events free, unless stated. […]

 It was great to have the Labour party Conference back in Manchester once again.  I attended most of the Conference and went to several fringe events.   My highlights were:- The Women’s Conference last Saturday. We had excellent speeches from Harriet Harman, Yvette Cooper and the soon to be first woman General Secretary of the […]

The Manchester Evening News has today published a story that families on benefits in South Manchester are being forced to move out of areas such as Chorlton and Didsbury due to changes in welfare rules. Local Chorlton Councillor, Sheila Newman, is quoted in the article which can be found here: