Symeon Brown

  • Published on 18 Jun 2017

    The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said the Grenfell Tower fire was a national disaster requiring a national response. Local Council Leader Nick Paget-Brown seemed to agree – responding to criticism by saying no one local authority could have coped with the scale of the tragedy. This afternoon that national Government support finally arrived.…

  • Published on 22 May 2017 Sections ,

    If the furore over the Tory U-turn on social care costs has been all about the pensioner vote, the battle for the youth vote is no less fervent, especially with the deadline for voter registration ending today.

  • Published on 13 May 2017

    NHS trusts, carmaker Nissan and others were hit by a ransomware attack that Europol said was unprecedented in scale.

  • Published on 7 May 2017 Sections ,

    Three years after they were snatched from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria, 82 girls have been freed by Boko Haram islamist militants. Over 100 girls remain missing.

  • Published on 6 May 2017 Sections ,

    One of the key issues in this week’s elections was housing – or rather the price of it . And nowhere more so than in booming Manchester – considered the engine of the northern powerhouse.

  • Published on 27 Apr 2017

    Symeon Brown was at Mrs May’s speech in Leeds

  • Published on 25 Apr 2017 Sections , ,

    Scientists who’ve been testing samples of the synthetic drug spice, following an epidemic of use in Manchester, say those taking it are playing “Russian roulette”.

  • Published on 19 Apr 2017

    It was dubbed ‘Apathy Central’ after recording the lowest turnout of anywhere in Britain. That was 2015. So now Manchester Central is facing the third major ballot in just two years, can voters there overcome their election fatigue?

  • Published on 18 Apr 2017 Sections

    Well even before the snap election call, Labour’s heartlands were already under attack from the Conservatives campaigning in next month’s local and mayoral elections, hoping to establish their hold on urban areas like the Midlands. Symeon Brown has been to Newcastle under Lyme in Staffordshire, where Labour hung on last time with the narrowest of…

  • Published on 13 Apr 2017 Sections

    It’s relatively cheap and easily available – but some people who’ve taken spice say it can feel even more addictive than heroin. Lincoln was one of the first place to ban it, when it was still legal.

  • Published on 31 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    It’s not just the NHS which is strapped for cash. New figures show that nine out of ten burglaries remain unsolved… as limited resources force police to prioritise the crimes they investigate.

  • Published on 30 Mar 2017 Sections

    There’s been a huge rise in the number of child exploitation offences in Greater Manchester in just three years.

  • Published on 17 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    George Osborne’s decision to take up a whole new career in journalism has been greeted with a mix of shock, outrage and derision by critics.

  • Published on 9 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    Whether it is rock, pop, jazz or classical – noise complaints, license restrictions and business rates are causing hard times or even closure for many live music venues.  Now a group have organised to provide a comprehensive snapshot of live music in every sort of venue – from grassroots to top-flight professionals.

  • Published on 18 Feb 2017 Sections

    They were meant to herald a revolution in the way we teach children vocational skills, but last week yet another University Technical College announced it was to close – the seventh to do so. And it follows a familiar pattern: low student numbers, poor GCSE results and financial problems. The former Education Secretary Michael Gove…