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Sounds of the City
John Robb introduces us to the hearmanchester.com audio trail, a series of ten audio files intended to be listened to whilst wandering along the Rochdale Canal in the city centre. The audio trail features stories and interviews from local experts and gives a unique insight into Manchester’s fascinating social, cultural, industrial and radical history. From the rise of suffrage to the first time the Sex Pistols played, from Marx and Engels to the largest gay village in the country, hearmanchester.com covers it all whilst focussing on the integral role the Rochdale Canal has played in forming the city of Manchester as we know it today.
Spotlight - Liverpool Sailing Club
Ciara Leeming talks to members of the newly reopened Liverpool Sailing Club. After an arson attack in 2001 the future of the club was hanging in the balance but due its determined members and a successful partnership project the sailing club has now been officially reopened by HRH Princess Anne.
Beat the Credit Crunch
Everyone is feeling the pinch from the credit crunch and that pinch turns into a nasty bite once winter draws in and your energy bills soar. Louise Tickle goes to talk to two people who have used different approaches to make their homes more eco-friendly and by doing so, have made them cheaper to run. She discusses the methods they’ve used to ensure their houses become more energy efficient and learns about the effect this has had on their bills.
Winds of Fortune
The UK has recently overtaken Denmark as the world’s largest producer of offshore energy, with six active wind farms located around the British coast. However to meet the government’s targets of producing 15% of the country’s energy from renewable sources by 2020, we are going to need a lot more wind farms. The UK is ideally suited for offshore generation, not only do we have ample winds but also shallow seas that make it cheaper and easier to install the huge turbines. Mark Hillsdon explores the economic and environmental benefits of offshore energy generation, focussing particularly on the Northwest and looks at the challenges and opportunities faced by this budding industry.
Environmental Champion - Pete Bradshaw
Source talks to Pete Bradshaw, corporate social responsibility manager at Manchester City Football Club. He discusses how his previous career led him to his current position and explains the ways Manchester City FC are working with communities to promote sustainability.
Flocking to the Mersey
The Mersey Estuary is a site of both national and international importance for wading and migratory birds, however access points to sites where you can view these birds can be few and far between. Tim Melling gives an insight into the various species that can be found around the estuary and gives hints and tips on the best times and places to see them.
Can Griff Rhys-Jones Swim the River Mersey?
Matthew Sutcliffe interviews Griff Rhys-Jones about his attempt to swim across the Mersey from Birkenhead to Liverpool as part of his BBC television series Rivers.
Feel Good Factor
Helen Clifton explores some of the range of projects going on as part of the Mersey Basin Campaign’s annual Mersey Basin Week. She visits various successful projects and finds out how being part of Mersey Basin Week has helped people of all ages and abilities get out and about and enjoying their local environment.