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Profile of the Canal Watch scheme: for many years, Manchester's canals have been viewed by most as dirty and dangerous. Canal Watch was a partnership project involving Greater Manchester Police, Action Manchester Waterways and waterfront residents and businesses. The scheme aimed to help reduce crime along the canals and help raise their profile within the community.
Behind the Facade
Residents have moved into New Islington, Ancoats, the unusual redevelopment of one of Manchester's most rundown estates. The new development is centred around a new canal link and water park and features uniquely designed housing. Mark Hillsdon talks to residents about their new homes and finds out how the New Islington vision became a reality.
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.