Good morning members — we were hoping to send you an interesting interview with the former leader of Oldham council today, but the piece isn’t quite ready to publish yet. Sometimes when you offer people who are mentioned in a piece a chance to comment on the story, they mention things that you want to follow up on. So we will bring you that piece soon.
Instead, I hope you enjoy our first every audio story, which you can hear by clicking the play button at the top of this email. It’s a reading (with excellent sound effects) of our interview with Ahmed, the delivery rider who we profiled in March under the headline ‘The Manchester dream’. It’s been produced by the audio journalist and producer Tom Marshall, who was introduced to us by a member. Tom has done a brilliant job, and we are hoping to turn more of our journalism into audio stories in future. Do let us know what you think of it.
Now the bad news: You won’t hear from us this week. As I mentioned in a newsletter recently, we are …
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