About this issue: Overview
Village side that put out first eleven Central government can effectively bankrupt local councillors if they don’t do its bidding. But 50 years ago that didn’t stop elected members in Clay Cross from refusing to increase council house rents. Mark Metcalf looks back.
Life and light Around 78 children are born every day across Greater Manchester and the city is hoping to engage them with arts and culture from their first breath – by dedicating an art installation to them. Saskia Murphy writes.
Facing the dead International exhibition, Golden Mummies of Egypt returns to Manchester Museum after three years touring the US and China. Curator Campbell Price describes how interpreting Egyptian funerary art has shifted over time.
The local authorities buying up unloved shopping centres, economist James Meadway on the super-rich, columnist Roger Ratcliffe on the myths of the Winter of Discontent, arts and entertainment – and more.