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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

Help save lives by eating fish and chips at Manchester’s famous...

Manchester’s famous Chop Houses have signed up to help save lives at sea by raising funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. They are starting...

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...

Zombie flashmobs spook shoppers across Gtr Manchester

Shoppers were spooked by zombies who took over Manchester city centre, Wigan and Salford over the weekend. The living dead were warning people of the...

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...

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...

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...

Mancunians to sleep out at London Road Fire Station to raise...

Hundreds of people will spend a night sleeping out in one of the city’s best known and historic red brick buildings to raise much...

21 small Manchester charities that need your help

It's Small Charity Week. Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable...

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...

Eat for a good cause at Victoria Baths foodie open day

If your idea of the perfect weekend includes exploring Manchester’s burgeoning street food scene and taking in a bit of heritage, you’re in luck. Victoria...

‘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...

“The ‘I Love Manchester’ sign has become a ubiquitous image of...

The Independent recognises "I Love Manchester" as a defiant sign being used by a city mourning bombing victims. Seen all over the city, from billboards...