So, to 2019.

One of the first ports of call is the consultation for the Manchester-Chorlton cycleway, the deadline for which is 11 January. For a refresher, catch up with December’s Localcheck.

The first Localcheck of the year sees Lucas Jones looking back at the footprint left by 2018’s Xmas Markets, as well as looking ahead to the issues of the proposed pay-to-stay policy.

We have also been in conversation with a pair of people who will be featuring on Greater Manchester’s cultural landscape soon, namely Little Voice actress Katie Elin-Salt and indie rockers The Vryll Society.

The rest of this month’s issue crams in podcasts, film reviews and a magic-themed Word Life section.

Enjoy the read.