Chorlton vs. Homelessness

We’ve seen an increase in homelessness and street begging in Chorlton. Can we work together as a community to tackle the issues? We all agree that seeing people begging on our streets is distressing: it’s criminal that a modern society can seem to be leaving so many people behind. A recent study by housing …

Are we beach brain-ready?

The recent furore (can I say furore?) about a certain poster campaign has irritated me.  Not as much as the hostile ‘get-a-life’ Twitter response from the brand’s marketing manager, of course, but that’s another story. For anyone who may not have seen it – and I’m not going to name …

Time for a Hygge

Sometimes I think the human race is slowly hurling itself off a cliff.  We’re all engaged in one enormous, gradual push towards extinction. I read this morning about the World Health Organisation’s prediction that depression will be the biggest health problem in the western world by 2030 – even bigger …

Food Fight

Ever felt there’s a massive elephant in the room that someone else is flatly refusing to see? Our elephant in this story is the principle of basic human rights and our room is the Food Poverty Summit, presented by the Manchester Evening News (MEN) as part of the city’s Food …