Beyond the Bubble, Manchester News and Prospect Magazine
In the past year, the political focus has shifted dramatically onto northern communities. Jennifer Williams’ entries put people at the heart of political failure here, covering the notion of the so-called ‘left behind town’ and its implications of blame, unpicking the impact of layers of harmful policymaking in Oldham and exploring the reality of an under-reported crisis – council cutbacks -across all Greater Manchester, the impact of which cuts across every area of people’s lives.
Hope amid hard times in Oldham (Prospect)
Broken families in a broken system, Manchester’s forgotten families (Manchester Evening News)
This isn’t a story about austerity statistics, it’s about people – and you need to read it (Manchester Evening News)