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 …

Pretty Boys

These handsome green visitors are now permanent residents in South Manchester. Linsey talks to local ornithologist Tony O’Mahony. “It’s always that distinctive squawk you hear first: they don’t sound like any other wild birds in Manchester.” Tony’s talking about the Ring-necked Parakeet (Psitticula krameri), Britain’s only naturalised parrot. There are …

Backstage at Barbakan

Every Chorltoner knows that if you’re on Manchester Road at a certain time of day, you breathe in the aroma and smile. The bread’s in the oven at Barbakan and all’s well with the world. It’s no exaggeration to say that this family business is a Chorlton institution. Originally established …

A journey into sound

Trevor Cox’s eyes shine when he talks about sound – there’s genuine excitement and an insatiable hunger to experiment, collect and unlock its secrets. Trevor is Professor of Acoustic Engineering at the University of Salford and former president of the Institute of Acoustics, which makes him an expert in the world of sonic …