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

Best-selling author who escaped Moors Murderers fell victim to child care home abusers

Author Tommy Rhattigan, whose harrowing account of his life as a seven year-old surviving crippling poverty and brutal abuse in the slums of inner...

The masterplan: Manchester mayor Andy Burnham’s first 100 days have been eventful – to...

When former Cabinet big hitter and Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham was elected Greater Manchester's first executive mayor 100 days ago, he described his...

New exhibition celebrates life of Mr Coronation Street

The idea that was turned into the world’s longest-running TV soap opera - or continuous drama as actors would have it - came to...
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Manchester’s ‘baby grand’ hotel launches exclusive private dining and screening rooms

Manchester's 'baby grand' hotel just got grander. King Street Townhouse, one of Eclectic Hotels' quartet of bijou boutique hotels across the city, has launched The...

Will Channel 4 join BBC in MediaCity?

Will MediaCity UK at Salford Quays provide the new home of Channel 4 as well as being the northern base of the BBC, ITV...

Tony Wilson’s place: 10 years after the passing of Mr Manchester

The last time I met Tony Wilson, who died on Thursday 10th August 2007, he had just resigned his job as presenter of Granada...

Sixty years of cutting edge science: Jodrell Bank celebrates Diamond Jubilee

The pioneering Lovell Telescope, towering almost 300ft above the Cheshire plain near the village of Goostrey, is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a programme...

One of Manchester’s most iconic pubs celebrates its 150th birthday

A place once described by the New York Times as "probably Manchester's most venerable pub" is 150 years old this year. Mr Thomas's Chop House,...

Transport smart cards for Gtr Manchester finally arrive – but the world’s not quite...

Transport for Greater Manchester’s newly introduced Get Me There card, more than five years in the making, has finally arrived - but it's not...

12 Questions for Manchester Bees: Roger Ward, owner, Manchester’s Victorian Chop Houses

Roger Ward, Brummie by birth but enthusiastic Mancunian by adoption, came to the city to study geography at Manchester University, a choice he made...

First Street first: why Manchester’s latest entertainment destination has got the lot

First Street, Manchester's newest dining, drinking and entertainment destination is Mancunian through and through. Little remains of the vital role in Manchester's history that the...

Restaurant review: Indian Tiffin Room serves real Indian street food in the heart of...

Has the delicacy of the food that was the hallmark of the original Indian Tiffin Room in Cheadle been compromised at its First Street...

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