Category Archives: Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News on Climate Change

Recently the editor of MCFly and David Ottewell had an online exchange about the quality and quantity of the MEN’s coverage of Climate Change. It ended with a cyber-flounce and a request from MCFly that – if ‘trawling through the … Continue reading

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Airport and Media- (straw)MEN behaving defensively

Dear David, thank you for your comment on the MCFly story “Men behaving inanely“, which followed on from our “Green Christmas, White Elephants and Unintentional larfs.” You write: We’ve put the airport’s ‘green’ credentials under scrutiny many times in the … Continue reading

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Green Christmas, White Elephants, unintentional larfs

I love the Manchester Evening News. Actually, that’s not true.  It’s an occasional pity purchase – I want to support the idea of a vibrant local media that keeps tabs on the Council and other unaccountable centres of power, breaking … Continue reading

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MCFly 029- All Power to the… Council?

Manchester and Leeds recently got new powers – as “city-regions.” Announced at the Budget in April, it wasn’t clear if this was another Westminster PR stunt about “de-centralising” or a real deal. According to a blog post by the Manchester … Continue reading

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Let there be light. Lots of it.

Was anyone in the city centre last night? According to an article in the Manchester Evening News, you couldn’t really tell it was Earth Hour (as organised by that well-known radical grassroots group WWF). The Big Wheel kept on turning, … Continue reading

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MEN recycles recycling

On Tuesday March 17th the Manchester Evening News published the third of its (much delayed) Greenlife supplements. We are told on the front cover that there are “Virtuous circles: How recycling can save money and the planet.” Now, I am … Continue reading

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Manchester Cartoonist gets more global coverage

Marc Roberts, who draws cartoons for Ethical Consumer and New Internationalist in addition to his Manchester Climate Fortnightly gig, has had another cartoon posted on the widely-read “Climate Progress” website. He’s also had several postings in each of Real Climate, … Continue reading

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