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Democracy failure in Bury as township forums cut

by Steve Middleton on 13 June, 2015

A shocking announcement from Labour-controlled Bury Council has emerged over the last few days concerning our township forums. For those who have never attended one of Bury’s six township forums (covering Radcliffe, Whitefield and Unsworth, Prestwich, Bury East, Bury West, and Ramsbottom, Tottington and North Manor), these community meetings are held every two months and […]

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Prestwich Advertiser to cease publication

by Steve Middleton on 20 September, 2012

From The Manchester Evening News website: Next week’s edition of the Prestwich Advertiser will be the last time that the newspaper is published. The newspaper’s owners, MEN Media, has had to take the difficult decision to cease publication due to rising production costs and the challenging economy, both of which have made the Advertiser no […]

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A journey back in time – part 2

by Steve Middleton on 19 December, 2011

Continuing with my “blast from the past”, the video below is an interview with me, by Sky News presenter Colin Brazier, where I took the government to task a few years ago over it’s plans to increase tax on petrol and diesel. Also participating in the debate was Mike Rutherford from the Motorists Association and […]

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A journey back in time – part 1

by Steve Middleton on 18 December, 2011

Back in 2006 I was interviewed live on air a few times on Sky News by Colin Brazier. When the video below was originally broadcast, Steve McClaren was the manager of the England national football team and he had just dropped David Beckham from the squad. I didn’t think it was a particularly good idea […]

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It should be free to shop local

by Steve Middleton on 4 October, 2010

What do North West Labour and Conservative controlled councils have in common? They think it’s OK to charge their constituents to shop locally. Salford Council has charged for it’s car parks for a good few years now. So even if you just want to pop to Salford Shopping City for a few minutes, perhaps to […]

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