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

‘Leaving bus services to the free market has not worked’ – Burnham to shake...

Andy Burnham is set to become the first of England’s executive metro mayors to take up new powers granted by Parliament to drive forward...

Manchester-born fashion brand tops the retail world

The Manchester rag trade revolution that's brought phenomenal world wide sales growth to city-based online retailers shows no sign of abating. And the biggest thing...
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The Lowry Hotel launches speakeasy theme – and reveals £3 million new year refurb

The five AA star Lowry Hotel in Salford is set for a major £3 million refurbishment in the new year. Outline plans emerged at the...

Exhibition of work by legendary Salford photographer captures Manchester Airport in the 1980s

An exhibition at Manchester Central Library showcases how Manchester Airport used to look 30 years ago, courtesy of Shirley Baker. Salford-born Shirley Baker, the photographer best...

“Westminster has failed the north,” says Greater Manchester Mayor

Bring power back to Manchester, not Whitehall, says Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, who is demanding that powers returned to the UK after Brexit...

Poets, protest and pints: Manchester Histories Festival unveils 2018 highlights

Renowned Manchester poet Lemn Sissay has become a patron of Manchester Histories, the charity dedicated to changing lives through history and heritage. The announcement was...

Local artist sheds new light on the changing face of Manchester

A unique collection of paintings depicting the changing face of Manchester is coming to theatre and arts centre 53two later this month. The paintings are...

“This time next year I’ll be world champion again”, says Anthony Crolla

Manchester's 'nice guy' boxing champion Anthony Crolla is well and truly on the comeback trail. Oozing confidence at the launch of his book Million Dollar...

Restaurant review: Store Street Exchange at Doubletree by Hilton Manchester

When we bought our first house in 1976, it boasted all mod cons. An avocado bathroom suite and a pine-panelled kitchen with a built-in...

Great Ancoats Street development takes Urban Splash back to where it all began

As it approaches its 25th birthday, Manchester's pioneering regeneration company Urban Splash is back working in the city, doing - in the words of...

Revealed: the spectacular former headquarters of Manchester’s freemasons

Manchester's glitterati turned out in force for a first look at the dramatic £7million transformation of one of the city's most iconic buildings. Moet and...

Welcome to Manchester, UNESCO City of Literature

Manchester’s rich vein of literary gold - from Elizabeth Gaskell’s classic 19th Century novels to the compelling, award-winning crime thrillers of Val McDermid, who...

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