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

MediaCityUK: from dereliction to destination in 10 short years

Getting off a tram at MediaCityUK’s Metrolink station, surrounded by the gleaming glass towers of the country’s finest television production facilities, it’s difficult to...

Greater Manchester’s tourism boom shows no signs of slowing down

Tourism is now the biggest income earner for Greater Manchester - worth a colossal £7.9 billion a year to the city region’s economy and supporting...

Review: The Original Modern Mr Cooper’s at The Midland Hotel

Mr Cooper, it appears, is now homeless. His house and garden have been removed from the restaurant on the corner of Peter Street and...

The only Indian restaurant in Manchester ever to feature in the Michelin Guide has...

Asha's, the  fine dining Indian restaurant on Peter Street, is celebrating National Curry Week as the only Manchester-based Indian restaurant ever to feature in...

National newspapers drool over two Stockport restaurants

Two restaurants. Two national Sunday newspapers. Two rave reviews. Where are they? Shoreditch perhaps? Mayfair? Notting Hill? Nope, nope, nope. They're not even in Manchester. Welcome...

Altrincham-style food market comes to Manchester: Mackie Mayor finally names the day

There will be no fanfare when one of the jewels in the Northern Quarter’s crown - the Mackie Mayor Market in Smithfield - finally...

Believe it or not, Gtr Manchester restaurant gets Michelin Guide recognition

Michelin recognition is as rare as a rainless day in Manchester but cheeky chappie chef Andrew Nutter is celebrating a guide entry for his...

Manchester looks forward to another huge sporting Saturday night

More than 90,000 fans will pour into Manchester on Saturday for one of the city's biggest sporting nights of the decade - and neither...

How Manchester became the conference capital of the north

Oh they did like to be beside the seaside. Blackpool to be precise. But not any more. The main political party conferences are just...

Motel One launches second Manchester location – with a third on the way

If your idea of a motel is a slightly seedy pit-stop in the middle of nowhere (or somewhere  sinister in the middle of nowhere...

The biggest urban food and drink festival in the UK opens in Manchester

For VIP guests on the opening night of the 20th anniversary Manchester Food and Drink Festival, the world was their oyster. Literally. Oysters with wasabi...

New Manchester charity launches search for young digital creators to design its website

Aspiring young digital and creative individuals and companies have been given the opportunity to make their mark for a new Manchester charity. Young Manchester has...

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