The lease for Affleck’s Palace to stay in its current building- after which it is named- came up on June 14th. However, nothing has been agreed between Bruntwood, the building’s owners, and the group that runs the arcade. Bruntwood say they will roll the lease over until a proper agreement is finalised, but also that the building needs refurbishment. They claim to support Afflecks, but with the real estate all around it shooting up in value, you have to wonder how long they’ll be able to resist the temptation for easy money by converting it to flats.
A couple from Hulme have won £1500 to spend on energy or wasyte saving work on their house after making great changes to help tackle climate change. Alan and Shelley Heckman lowered their energy and water consumption over eight months whilst taking part in MAnchester’s Eco-Diet Challenge.