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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.

Citywide festival celebrates the wonderful beers of Manchester

When it comes to craft beer, we’re a bit spoilt in Manchester. Brewery taps from the likes of Blackjack, Beer Nouveau, Track, Squawk and Shindigger...

Manchester With Love: new music compilation will raise funds for victims...

The musicians of Manchester have come together to create a huge compilation with all proceeds going to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund for the...

Thousands line city centre streets to enjoy a magical Manchester Day...

What a day it was. Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of the city centre for the eighth annual Manchester day parade. And...

St Ann’s Square floral tributes preserved in memory of Arena terrorist...

Images of the tributes honouring the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack moved people to tears, not just in Manchester, but around the...

Birthplace of Manchester’s own Factory Records gets a blue plaque 

A blue plaque has been unveiled at the birthplace of one of the world's most famous record labels - 86 Palatine Road, West Didsbury, where Factory...

Zlatan: is this the end?  

He announced “#iamcoming” on his Instagram before his move to United and was honoured with a “Welcome Zlatan” banner looming enticingly over Market Street. He...

Mexican food, cocktails, music and wrestling: lucha libre comes to Manchester

Lucha libre, which translates as “free fighting”, is a Mexican style of wrestling in which fighters enter the ring in flamboyant capes and outlandish...

How to tell if it’s going to rain in Manchester: a...

Manchester’s reputation as the UK capital of rain took a knock recently with the publication of a new league table ranking the wettest towns...

From bike polo to bike dancing: how to celebrate Bike Week...

If you think cycling's just for commuters or lycra clad racers on expensive bikes, think again. It's #BikeWeekUK, the annual event celebrating how fun and...

Noel Gallagher donates Don’t Look Back In Anger royalties to We...

Liam and Noel Gallagher have turned trading insults into something of an art form. Over the years, the pair haven't shown each other much...

It’s THE END for the Odeon Oxford Street: the 1930s blockbuster...

Three months short of 13 years since the last picture show at the former Odeon cinema on Oxford Street, the landmark art deco building...

Greater Manchester is even redder as UKIP heads for oblivion

Labour’s grip on Greater Manchester’s Parliamentary constituencies has tightened following the General Election, boosted by the meltdown of the UK Independence Party’s vote. Any hopes...