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We may have two of the country’s top football teams but there’s more to sport in Manchester than United and City. There’s the National Cycling Centre, Lancashire County Cricket Club, and Manchester Giants basketball team for starters, and every year The GreatCity Games brings world class athletes to the streets of the city centre. If you prefer to take part rather than watch, there’s the Great Manchester Run, the Greater Manchester Marathon, and Sky Ride, so there’s really no excuse not to get active.

Why the nicest man in football just got even nicer

In an age when the beautiful game has lost its common touch; when fans are being priced out and those who play it become...

Transport smart cards for Gtr Manchester finally arrive – but the...

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...

‘We don’t care who you love as long as you love...

“It’s not as gay a club as it used to be”, grins James, a Village Manchester FC player for seven years. This isn’t something you’d...

Why Man United are looking forward to some great ‘matches’ next...

Manchester United found it difficult to score goals last season. But a reported new sponsorship deal with dating app Tinder could change the club’s...

Is José Mourinho turning Man United into Chelsea?

José Mourinho isn’t subtle. When he inherits a team, you can guess what he’s going for in the transfer market. A big striker, a...

Planning permission approved for Manchester’s first vertical village and London Road...

Allied London has received planning permission from Manchester City Council for two ambitious and pioneering developments - London Road Fire Station and Trinity Islands. It’s a...

Watch José Mourinho prank football manager game players in VR press...

There's more to being a top-class football manager than getting results on the pitch. How would you handle being bombarded with questions from ruthless journalists...

Bryan Robson picks his United dream team – and you’ll never...

Sir Alex Ferguson has done it. Ryan Giggs has done it. Roy Keane ruffled a few feathers when he did it a couple of years...

Meet the man who cycled from London to Manchester for charity...

When Chris Froome stepped on to the podium on the Champs Elysees on Sunday having won the Tour de France for the fourth time,...

Independent Manchester brewer wins national award for charity work

Manchester brewer Joseph Holt has won a national award for its work for the community and local charities. The National Pub Aid award was presented...

Manchester leads the way in coffee cup recycling

Every day up to 7 million coffee cups are thrown away across the UK, with less than 1% of them recycled Almost 30,000 of them...

Olympic cyclists get big Manchester traffic-free bike ride off to a...

It's a sunny Sunday in the city centre and it's oddly quiet. Eerily so. The birds are singing and the trams are rattling in...