Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge

Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge is a 'friendly' workplace competition to get more people cycling. To win, businesses need to get the highest number of staff cycling for at least 10 minutes from Monday 14 May to Tuesday 5 June 2012. People can ride wherever they feel comfortable and at anytime - on an evening, at the weekend, to work or ...

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Hardy Farm site meeting

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Protesters gathered today to express their views to the Planning Committee at Hardy Farm, Chorlton Meadows about the proposal by Rob Turley, representing Chorlton & West Didsbury Grounds Ltd, to construct six 15 -meter high floodlight towers within yards of houses and in a designated green belt area. There was a smaller turnout than at ...

Human Body Heat Used To Power Buildings In Sweden

Engineers in Stockholm have discovered a new way to trap and use human body heat. We usually look outside ourselves - to the sun, wind, or ocean -for a source of sustainable power. Stockholm real estate company Jernhusen decided to turn their search inward by creating technology that can channel the heat generated by the human ...

Manchester University and the Planners

Manchester University has a lot of clout when it comes to planning the future of the city, perhaps too much clout, when one considers their land acquisition and attempts to shut down local street traders on the Oxford Rd Corridor. They are however hosting some public talks entitled 'Brownbag' Sessions with Urban Practitioners: "The sessions will ...

Meet Tracie McMillan

Meet Tracie McMillan, ‘overeducated’ food justice writer Before she wrote The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, Tracie McMillan was a welfare and poverty reporter in New York City. She grew interested in food and food access when a reporting project led her to a cooking class with Bryant Terry. She decided ...

Midsummer Feast at Community Allotment

Culture and Permaculture: Party down the allotment with a local choir, a prize-winning allotment holder and sax-player, food, drink and marshmallow-toasting last Wednesday at Scott Ave community allotment: Photos

Ministers plan huge sell off of Britain’s forests

Ministers plan huge sell-off of Britain's forests Sign the Petition: http://www.petition.co.uk/stop-uk-forestry-destruction via Ministers plan huge sell off of Britain's forests - Telegraph. Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, is expected to announce plans within days to dispose of about half of the 748,000 hectares of woodland overseen by the Forestry Commission by 2020. The ...

Phone Coop partnership

Urban Arcadia have formed a partnership with The Phone Co-op to offer members and supporters a great deal on phone calls, line rental and broadband. Like all good relationships, it’s a two-way thing. Our members and supporters benefit from The Phone Co-op’s low cost services and good levels of service, while we will receive a small ...

Rosehips for inner Winter Fire

Rose Hips

There are still a few rosehips about, juicy and full of almost 20 times the amount of vitamin C found in oranges - good for fighting infection, colds & flu, sore throat, fatigue and stress - vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, K, a wide variety of flavonoids, polyphenols and essential fatty acids. Studies by Dr ...

Save Chorlton Meadows Update June 2010

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NEW FLOODLIGHT APPLICATION. NEW THREAT TO THE MEADOWS! June 3, 2010 by savechorltonmeadows WE THOUGHT THIS MIGHT HAPPEN! After their last proposal was comprehensively opposed by the council planning committee – West Didsbury and Chorlton AFC have now submitted another similar application to the City Council – to erect SIX 15m (49ft) FLOODLIGHTS ...