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Veteran journalist, food & wine writer and public speaker who is proudly born & bred here in Manchester.

Why £400m worth of gyms, art galleries and pop-ups could be coming to a...

Passengers - and passers by - can tinkle the ivories when the mood takes them on the pianos at both Manchester Oxford Road and...

Why new High Sheriff Gerry loves Manchester

Restaurateur, property developer and key player for decades in many aspects of Manchester’s economic, cultural, charitable and educational life, Gerry Yeung has been appointed...

We need more than luxury and skyscrapers, campaigners to tell new council chief

Manchester's incoming chief executive Joanne Roney, due to replace Sir Howard Bernstein as town hall boss next month, is to face demands that she rips...

Will Manchester get an underground tube network?

Just days after the opening of Metrolink’s second city centre crossing - dubbed 'the last piece in the jigsaw' - the idea of tunnels...

Can Prestwich village become the new Didsbury?

Local council bosses say a £2m redevelopment project will improve the village's shopping area and create a vibrant cafe culture similar to the chi-chi south...

Room for one more: from Reform Club to birthplace of bling to Grand Pacific

The eagerly anticipated reincarnation of Reform, one of Manchester's most iconic restaurants, fulfils, albeit posthumously, the great ambition of Living Ventures’ legendary chief Tim...
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Northern Quarter volunteers set to clean up the area

The Northern Quarter is aiming to clean up its act. Nominated in an internet forum as the “filthiest place in the UK” by one of...

Manchester to get UK’s first LGBT retirement community

Manchester city council has announced plans to create a retirement community aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. There are similar projects in San...

Just because a building is old doesn’t make it worth saving

Back in the days when a journalist’s lunch was almost exclusively liquid, the Sir Ralph Abercromby in Bootle Street was the go-to office pub....

Who will become the first directly elected mayor of Greater Manchester?

In the early morning of 5th May this year, the political landscape of Greater Manchester will change forever - or so we’re told. The question...

Is there no stopping Gary Alexander Neville?

Former captain of Manchester United, ex-England full back, Sky TV pundit, assistant England manager, erstwhile boss of Spanish La Liga club Valencia, property developer,...

Abracadabra! Your last chance to get involved in this year’s magical Manchester Day 2017...

The deadline for being part of this year's Manchester Day celebrations has been extended until Monday, 13 February so there’s still time for both...

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