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What makes Manchester so special and unique? That's easy, the beautiful people. Some were born here and some were drawn here - we ask how they have come to love Manchester

Manchester radio station founder shortlisted for Social Entrepreneur of the Year...

The founder of an online radio station that broadcasts the best in music, arts and culture as well as helping young people get back...

Straight outta Gorton: the reggae band bringing some sunshine to Market Street

It’s not often that a busking group manages to get people dancing on the streets of Manchester. But it seems Ruff Trade have cracked...

New Manchester charity launches search for young digital creators to design...

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...

Meet the new general manager of Manchester’s Midland Hotel

One of Manchester’s best known hotels has a new general manager. Simon Farr has taken charge of the iconic four-star Midland just ahead of the...

This is the place: 12 Manchester poets to enjoy on National...

Poetry is for snobs. It's boring and pretentious, right? Wrong. Tony Walsh’s recital of This is The Place in Albert Square following the Manchester Arena terror...

From homelessness to haemorrhoids: meet the Salford poet who tells it...

Salford-born poet JB Barrington is a man who puts together hard-hitting verses about working class life that hit you right in the heart. His poems cover...

MancBook Review: Manchester’s Radical Mayor by Joanna M Williams

On 22nd August 1893, the Great Abel bell in Manchester's new town hall - inaugurated just short of 16 years before - tolled solemnly...

Class of 92 go back to school with ‘game changing’ higher...

“I have always believed that success is down to more than just having talent and good luck," said Gary Neville at the launch of...

Want a healthy alternative to boring sandwiches? Meet Manchester’s very own...

Hands up if you've ever stood in front of the wall of butties in the supermarket and wished for something a little more, well,...

This bottled beer brand is bringing people together in Manchester

Imagine walking into a human library where the books are people, ready to share their stories and hard-hitting life experience with you. Well, now you...

‘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...