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Manchester has a unique community spirit. There's a real sense of civic pride, a feeling that brings with it resilience and defiance. Above all, we are wonderful, friendly people who unite when we have to

Ramsbottom pub named best in the country

A Greater Manchester pub with a social conscience has been named the best in the country. The Eagle and Child in Ramsbottom has been declared...

Why you should visit Manchester Town Hall before it closes

When industrial Manchester was on its knees at the back end of the 1970s - Mrs Thatcher finished the job in the 1980s -...

Love food, give food: Manchester restaurants sign up to fight hunger...

Ever felt guilty about dining out when some people don't have enough to eat? A number of Manchester restaurants are joining hundreds of others across...

A night to remember: Manchester Arena reopens with bittersweet benefit concert

On 22 May this year, 22 people were killed and 120 were injured in a terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena. Many...

‘I love Manchester – it’s as simple as that’: artist Jean...

Jean Hobson has been passionate about art since childhood. “I was eight when I decided I wanted to be an artist,” she says. “We lived...

Be More Martyn: new play to celebrate life of Manchester terror...

Martyn Hett was a 29-year-old who loved life, pop music, and Manchester. He was known for how much he adored the culture of the...

Meet the man who’s been called the Scorsese of Salford

The bench, the bench by the war memorial, an eight foot, graffiti tattooed Cleopatra’s Needle of a war memorial. She is about to sit...

You’ll love what happens to all the coins in the water...

More than £600,000 has been collected from the fountains across intu Trafford Centre since 1999. Every single coin is cleaned, counted and donated to local...

Women of Manchester invited to share their stories for suffragette celebration

February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act which allowed all men and some women over the age...

Manchester bosses to swap home comforts for sleeping bags 

A charity is challenging senior executives from some of the city’s leading businesses to brave the October elements and sleep outdoors for a night. CEO...

What happened to this woman when she sat on a bench...

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you sat on a bench in Sackville Gardens and started talking to strangers? Who would you meet?...

Big-hearted Mancs to cycle 60 miles for charity – on Mobikes

A pair of big-hearted Mancs are cycling to Liverpool and back again on Mobikes to raise funds for a local community project. Simon Liddiard and...